Meet our Team

Our Motto:
Live a little, laugh a little, love a lot.

As pet owners ourselves, we do everything it takes to make the process of purchasing a puppy with Pawrade a safe, enjoyable and healthy experience for the puppy and the client. Get to know a little more about our outstanding team of pet enthusiasts, working hard each day to provide a pawsome experience to each one of our customers.


Kayce

Kayce Kerr
Customer Concierge

"The one who falls and gets up is so much stronger than the one who never fell!"

Pet: Krox - Heinz 57

Role: Congratulates customers on their pups and prepares them for their arrival! :)

Hobbies: Gym, volunteering and beach lover

Fun Facts:

  • Netflix binger
  • Loves Cheez-Its
  • Her puppy is her baby

Strengths:

  • Has had 19 surgeries and now a proud amputee! (Nothing stops her)
  • Loves helping others
  • Very persistent

Weaknesses:

  • Online shopping
  • Dining out
  • Looking at puppies
Jen

Jen Elliott
Operations Manager

"When life gives you Monday, dip it in glitter and sparkle all day long!"

Pet: Grant - Shih Tzu

Role: Problem solver. Ensuring smooth and efficient daily operations. Assisting breeder relations with all aspects of tasks, concerns and motivation.

Hobbies: ID Channel watcher, home decor, shopping and sugar skull collector!

Fun Facts:

  • Loves sweatpants
  • Snorts when she laughs really hard
  • Wanted to be a cop when she grew up

Strengths:

  • Knowing song lyrics like a boss
  • Sleeping
  • Honesty

Weaknesses:

  • Sugar skull anything - she wants them all
  • Getting tattoos
  • Wine
Shannon

Shannon Gegor
Travel Concierge

"For effs sakes", "This too shall pass"

Pet: Waylon - Bernese Mountain Dog, Vaga - Bearded Dragon

Role: Gets puppies home safe into their new owners arms

Hobbies: Drinking and exercising

Fun Facts:

  • Knows the words to every 80s/90s song out there
  • Once owned a cat named Brad Pittens
  • Her husband likes Burt Reynolds more than her most days

Strengths:

  • Organizing
  • Time management
  • More organizing

Weaknesses:

  • Buying gym clothes
  • Saying no to her kids
  • Back handsprings
Morgan

Morgan Elliott
Customer Concierge

"No worries"

Pet: Bailey - Labrador Retriever, Piper - Shih Tzu, Abe - Doberman Pincher

Role: The buyers' most frequent point of contact. Relaying information between buyers and breeders and gets to request all the cute puppy pics!

Hobbies: Working out, Netflix, hanging out with her kids

Fun Facts:

  • Sarcastic
  • Short
  • Easy to talk to

Strengths:

  • Googling anything
  • Multitasking
  • Not taking life too seriously

Weaknesses:

  • Lululemon
  • Saying no to her children
  • Generally late
Melissa

Melissa Jackson
Breeder Liaison

Missy

Pet: Unalii - Coonhound, Bama - Coonhound mix, Honey - Cat, Mufasa - Cat, Camille - Cat, Neigh-Neigh - Tennessee Walking Horse, Maize - Tennessee Walking Horse, Breakaway - Quarter Horse, Donk Donk - Donkey, 4 Turkeys, 25 Chickens, Daisy - Rat, Spot - Rat

Role: She helps breeders find their way to us, to sell their sweet puppies

Hobbies: Gardening, horse back riding, bee farming

Fun Facts:

  • She is a bee farmer
  • Enjoys holistic medicine
  • She is a a licensed veterinary technician with 20+ years experience

Strengths:

  • Organized
  • Multi-tasker
  • Veterinary medicine background

Weaknesses:

  • Patience
  • Animals
  • Bees
Elizabeth

Elizabeth Weems
Director of Breeder Relations

"Winning", "Inhale, exhale", "Can't stop, won't stop", "Basic" and "Queen"

Pet: Piper - ShihPoo

Role: She has been here since the beginning and has helped grow Pawrade into what it is today. Pawrade has become her baby that she nurtures daily :)

Hobbies: Raising tiny humans, hanging with friends, becoming obsessed with Peleton, side gig with a food truck, junk food junkie, celery juicing and Netflix'ing.

Fun Facts:

  • Terrified of bridges
  • She has her own litter...of kids :)
  • Found her long lost sister on Facebook, and now she works for Pawrade!

Strengths:

  • Snooze buttons
  • Mad house cleaner and organizer
  • Pro at Home Chef

Weaknesses:

  • Home Goods
  • Sweatshirts
  • Getting up early
Sylvia

Sylvia Donovan
Breeder Relations

"It's so nice to talk to you!"

Pet: Oreo - kitty-cat

Role: Introduce breeders to our program and become their go to for any and all puppy listing needs

Hobbies: Paddle boarding, hiking, watching FC Barcelona, concerts, visiting the kitty cafe, young adult cancer advocate and date nights

Fun Facts:

  • Met her spouse of 16 years over the phone as his sales rep for soccer uniform
  • Willingly goes on roller coaster just to make her kids happy
  • Can figure out what to make for dinner at the last second - and it's always a crowd pleaser

Strengths:

  • Optimism
  • Movie trivia
  • Warm hugs

Weaknesses:

  • Trader Joe's
  • Greeting cards
  • House plants
  • Hot chai tea
Lara

Lara Bowen
Customer Concierge

Everything is figureoutable

Pet: Luna Grace - Black Mouth Cur

Role: Giving new pawrents the 411 on all things puppy related

Hobbies: Watching Real Housewives on repeat, Peloton, adding stuff to online shopping carts just to see how much it all costs & exit browser

Fun Facts:

  • Interior designer in past life
  • Puts ranch on errrythang
  • Crab Dip Connoisseur

Strengths:

  • Organized
  • Determined
  • Keepin' it real

Weaknesses:

  • Iced coffee
  • Reality TV
  • Overly sensitive
Courtney

Courtney Dean
Social Engagement Director

Crazy dog lady

"Kill em with kindness", "seriously", "The only way to do great work is to love what you do." –Steve Jobs

Pet: Evie - Pug, Lincoln - King Charles Cavalier

Role: The Anti-Social Distancing Police, responsible for the exact opposite of social distancing - Online style. Throws the wildest of wild Online paw parade parties.

Hobbies: Growing things, anything creative and foodie

Fun Facts:

  • The American Girl Doll "Courtney 1986" made her life complete
  • Extreme fear of rafts and praying mantis
  • Snackaholic

Strengths:

  • Doesn't have an off switch
  • Never gets tired
  • Not exercising

Weaknesses:

  • Diet Coke
  • Saying "no"
  • Gluten
  • Pugs
Tony

Tony Stray
Puppy Concierge

Dog Whisperer

Pet: Chico - Chihuahua, Cabo and Greycee - Kittens

Role: Helps people find their new family member

Hobbies: Working out, hiking, really anything outdoors, foodie, loves hard rock and metal music

Fun Facts:

  • Hiked to the tallest point in the contiguous U.S.
  • Once flew into a tropical storm (landing just before the airport closed) to go to a music festival
  • Likes dogs more than most people

Strengths:

  • Procrastinating
  • Ordering takeout
  • Binge-watching Netflix

Weaknesses:

  • Procrastinating
  • Online shopping
  • Disneyland

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Lisa

Lisa Green
Travel Concierge

"Life is short, take the trip!"

Pet: Sparky - Bishpoo, Ally/Britany - Golden Retriever Mix

Role: Helping breeders and buyers safely bring home their new puppies

Hobbies: Working out, going to the beach, boating, shopping and being with her family

Fun Facts:

  • Can't stand cold weather
  • Her house only gets a good cleaning when company is coming
  • She has 3 kids and everything revolves around them

Strengths:

  • Organized
  • Working out
  • Eating healthy

Weaknesses:

  • Good food
  • Shopping
  • Wine
Lucy

Lucy Hughes
Content Copywriter

Mama tried!

Pet: Bowie - Golden Retriever

Role: She writes doggy dating profiles to match puppies with their furever humans

Hobbies: Fiber artist, Irish dancing aficionado, nature photography, kayaking

Fun Facts:

  • Always makes friends with random people out in public
  • Owns way too many art supplies
  • Loves to macro photograph dead bugs, snakes, and toads

Strengths:

  • Pampering her Golden, Bowie
  • Making cool quilts
  • Navigating in the wilderness

Weaknesses:

  • Sushi
  • Comfy pants
  • Craft IPAs and Sours
Renee

Renee Smith
Customer Concierge

"Never say die" - Goonies

Pet: Elsa - Cattle Dog Shorthaired Pointer Mix

Role: She is the new kid on the block, going step by step! The pups are always on her mind!

Hobbies: Sun catcher, Elsa follower, flower lover, bird watcher, car singer, book reader

Fun Facts:

  • Loves flowers but can't keep them alive
  • Owns 23 blankets
  • Goes to Target when she says she is going to the grocery store

Strengths:

  • 90's trivia expert
  • Can hear a mandrake and survive
  • Doing different European accents at any given time

Weaknesses:

  • All things Christmas
  • Anything soft and fuzzy
  • Coffee mugs
Devlyn

Devlyn Ray
Puppy Concierge

"I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying."

Pet: Fitzgerald - Olde English Sheepdog

Role: Helps folks find their perfect next puppy!

Hobbies: Is alcohol a hobby? Impromptu dance parties and playing tennis against really old people so that he always wins.

Fun Facts:

  • Former professional chef
  • Ambidextrous
  • Cats really don't like him and he doesn't know why

Strengths:

  • Netflix binges
  • Singing in the shower
  • Alchohol?

Weaknesses:

  • Doing laundry in a timely manner
  • Singing anywhere other than the shower
  • Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale
Renee

Renee Reamy
Travel Concierge

"Do a job you love and you will never work a day in your life!"

Pet: Zeus - PlottHound/Lab Mix, Athena - Aussiedoodle

Role: Navigates a complex system so you don't have to. Researches and books transport, pulls together the proper documents, coordinates with the breeders and carriers and helps get new puppies to their furever home

Hobbies: Online shopping, watching my kids play their sports and reading

Fun Facts:

  • Mom of 5 - "I am not like a regular mom, I'm a cool mom"
  • Once was a flight nanny for one of our buyers/breeders!
  • Used to run a middle school with 800 students, they are pretty similar to 800 puppies

Strengths:

  • Good listener
  • Great Communicator
  • Multitasking queen

Weaknesses:

  • Online shopping
  • Firefighters
  • Anything that requires physical activity
Jade

Jade Warner
Puppy Concierge

"Loud" Puppy Whisperer

Pet: Sasha and Jefe - XL Bully

Role: To whisper to the puppies....obviously

Hobbies: Morning #momlife #momof6 #somehuman #allanimals

Fun Facts:

  • Dollar Tree is the way to her heart
  • Loves long walks at the puppy park
  • Loves to talk....even if she has to use her fingers

Strengths:

  • Mom ears
  • Mom mouth
  • Mom brain

Weaknesses:

  • Mom brain
  • Mom mouth
  • Puppies
Sandra

Sandra Turner
Customer Concierge

"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring." ― Marilyn Monroe

Pet: Pancakes - Siamese Cat, Porter - Border Collie/Chow mix

Role: Here to help create a smooth and happy transition for you and your new fur-baby

Hobbies: Taking Walks, spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, and taking pictures

Fun Facts:

  • This girl has an obsession with baskets and jars
  • Goofy
  • Still loves to dance in the rain

Strengths:

  • Tech savvy
  • Independent
  • Creative

Weaknesses:

  • All animals
  • Anything halloween
  • Coffee
Tina

Tina Bailey
Customer Concierge

"Real G's move in silence like lasagna"

Pet: Waylon & Mario - Snowshoe Kitten, Phoenix - Calico Kitten

Role: She's a cat lady that helps people find their new puppy

Hobbies: TikTok enthusiast, pinning recipes and DIYs on Pinterest that she will never do, dancing in her kitchen

Fun Facts:

  • Collects Farmhouse decor, doesn't own a Farmhouse
  • Buys some sort of bag whenever she is at the store for no apparent reason
  • Owns an island on Animal Crossing

Strengths:

  • Song lyrics
  • Matching socks
  • Running on little to no sleep

Weaknesses:

  • Cruises
  • Online shopping
  • Her granddaughter
Jen

Jen Rubinstein
Puppy Concierge

"It's totally fine"

Pet: Ruby Star - Havanese, Truffles - Havanese, Buster (neighbor’s dog who randomly roams into her house on every day ending in "Y") - Doxiepoo

Role: Living her childhood dream of staring at puppies all day

Hobbies: Short order chef for her family, chasing squirrels with her dogs as the neighbor’s watch, hiding shopping bags in her trunk from her husband

Fun Facts:

  • Yells "she’s not here!" when family members call her name
  • Answers her cell when napping but pretends to be working out
  • Puts on fake eyelashes to go to Whole Foods

Strengths:

  • Cartwheels
  • Making mean cheeseboards
  • Playing with her daughter's Barbies while she's at school

Weaknesses:

  • Dogs (young, old and in between)
  • High heels
  • Peanut butter M&M's
  • Not being able to leave the house with the bed being made
Joselyn

Joselyn Rivera
Travel Concierge

Mr. Clean got his skills from her

Pet: Whiskey - Cotonese, Nacho - Red Tabby Siamese, Libre (Libby) - Lilac Point Lynx Tabby Siamese

Role: Here to ensure dependable and secure traveling methods for your furry friend

Hobbies: Gardening, hiking, watching Hulu

Fun Facts:

  • She still writes left and right on her hands when playing Twister
  • Absolutely can not figure out how to whistle
  • Expert Chef (only at her home and only breakfast foods)

Strengths:

  • Multi-tasker
  • Cleaning
  • Singing and dancing in the shower

Weaknesses:

  • Falling in the shower
  • Anything grape flavored
  • Accents
Peter

Peter Corso
Puppy Concierge

Sweet Pete

Pet: Mochi

Role: He is here to "fetch" all the information you need before adopting your perfect pup

Hobbies: Anything sports, traveling, hiking and eating dessert before dinner

Fun Facts:

  • As a toddler, he would use markers to play Connect-the-Dots on his Dalmatian
  • Born and raised near Detroit, Michigan
  • If he could have any super power, it would be to shape-shift

Strengths:

  • Strategy board games like Chess and Scrabble
  • Parallel parking
  • Karaoke

Weaknesses:

  • Sleeping in
  • Can't dunk a basketball
  • Watching too much Seinfeld
Josh

Josh Wiles
Sales Manager

"Think Big and Make it Happen!"

Pet: Echo - Alleged Boxer-Mix

Role: Aiming to learn, grow, and show as an effective team leader!

Hobbies: Stocks & slots

Fun Facts:

  • Proud Veteran
  • His own worst critic
  • Remembers more than most and certainly more than he'd like to sometimes

Strengths:

  • Trustworthy
  • Dedicated
  • Determined

Weaknesses:

  • Overthinker
  • Perfectionist
  • Impatient
Mary

Mary Artes
Customer Concierge

"Life is golden with a doodle"

Pet: Stella - Micro Mini Goldendoodle

Role: Prepares new "paw" parents on the arrival of their new puppies

Hobbies: Loves to travel. Next up is the Virgin Islands. Mom taxi to her two teenagers.

Fun Facts:

  • She has an identical twin sister and yes they can read each other's minds
  • Loves the anticipation of a good snow storm
  • One of those crazy Christmas lovers that has decorations up on November 1st

Strengths:

  • Organized
  • Good listener
  • Never loses a game of Scrabble

Weaknesses:

  • Pumpkin obsessed
  • Carb junkie
  • Watching too much reality TV
Brenden

Brenden Salta
Co-Founder

"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right!"

Pet: Thea - French Bulldog

Role: Creative problem solver and visionary of the most simplest crosswalk and traffic light systems

Hobbies: Boating, traveling, exercising and overly researching anything and everything

Fun Facts:

  • Can sing most songs until the music stops
  • Once wore socks with sandals
  • Prefers to be the complete opposite of normal

Strengths:

  • Self deprecating jokes
  • Meyers-Briggs ENTP to a T
  • Not boring

Weaknesses:

  • Relentless determination
  • Heights
  • Math
Joey

Joey Walsh
Customer Concierge

"It is what it is!"

Pet: D.O.G. - Boxer Mix, Sheba - German Shepherd

Role: Connecting warm arms with warm hearts!

Hobbies: Outdoor activities

Fun Facts:

  • People watcher

Strengths:

  • Truthful
  • No sugar coats
  • Fun times

Weaknesses:

  • Shopping
  • Food
  • Dogs
Charlie

Charlie Elliott
Travel Concierge

"Bro..."

Pet: Grant - Shih Tzu

Role: Coordinates with breeders and customers to get puppies to their new furever homes as safely and efficiently as possible

Hobbies: Classic vehicles, motorcycles, fighting with my kids :)

Fun Facts:

  • He loves old abandoned stuff
  • Video games bore him
  • 80's music nerd

Strengths:

  • Can fix anything
  • Can break anything
  • Super dependable

Weaknesses:

  • Classic vehicles
  • Amazon
  • Waterfront bars
Tania

Tania Moss
Puppy Concierge Manager

"Mom of the group", "If you got a problem, yo I'll solve it. Check out the hook while my DJ revolves it."

Pet: Prince - Papillion, Jables - Pit Bull Mix, Toby - Toy Poodle and Lacie - Golden Retriever

Role: Vanilla Ice lyrics coordinator, "Ice Ice Baby"

Hobbies: Baking, cooking, cake decorating and loves being creative on her free time

Fun Facts:

  • She's the lost sister :)
  • Her grandma was a breeder and she helped her with her kennel
  • Makes cakes in her spare time. The fancy one's you see on TV

Strengths:

  • Compassionate and caring for the love of dogs
  • Problem solver

Weaknesses:

  • Krispy Kreme
  • OCD
  • Coffee
Beth

Beth Thomas
Puppy Concierge

"Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday"

Pet: Harlee - Cockapoo, Cooper - Mini Goldendoodle

Role: Help customers find their perfect fur baby companion

Hobbies: Raising her kids and fur babies, going to the beach, social butterfly, shopping, riding her Peloton

Fun Facts:

  • Momma bear raising 4 kids and 2 pups
  • Survived a horrific golf cart accident
  • Born and raised and still lives in Maryland

Strengths:

  • Relaxing beach side
  • Works well with others
  • Pays attention to details

Weaknesses:

  • Retail Therapy AKA Shopping
  • Indecisive
  • Pizza
Jillian

Jillian Royalty
Breeder Relations

Cat Person

Pet: Roxy - Egyptian Mau

Role: Works under breeder relations for breeder support

Hobbies: Being with her cat, state hopping, playing piano

Fun Facts:

  • Biggest Garbage Pail Kid collection in the south
  • Can't stay in the same state for more than a month
  • Owns over 200 pairs of socks

Strengths:

  • Conversation
  • Impulsive Decisions
  • Good handwriting

Weaknesses:

  • Hair dye
  • Caffeine
  • Cats
Gabriel

Gabriel Estevez
Puppy Concierge

"They're not going to catch us; We're on a mission from God" - John Belushi

Pet: Princess - Labradoodle, Romeo - Cat, Tiger - Cat and Riley - Cat. He also raises chinchillas 🤷🏼‍♂️

Role: Helps families find new family members. Carefully, with lots of love to find the best fit

Hobbies: Still skateboards (at 43 years old), loves Jazz, punk rock and reggae music, and also loves to make music. The most important thing in his life is hiswife, daughter and fishing :)

Fun Facts:

  • Owns way too much fishing tackle

Strengths:

  • Friends and family
  • Playing the drums
  • Fishing

Weaknesses:

  • Buying fishing gear
  • His wife
  • His daughter
Sara

Sara Franck
Puppy Concierge

"It's not about how many times you fall, it's about how many times you get back up."

Pet: Zoe - Boxer

Role: Helping puppy's find their forever home, and putting a smile on their family's faces.

Hobbies: Gardening, Youtubing, glamping, they're a drag racing family....1/4 mile

Fun Facts:

  • She has so much yarn, people think she owns a store

Strengths:

  • Snooze buttons
  • Embarrassing her teenagers
  • Giving hubby puppy dog eyes

Weaknesses:

  • Amazon
  • Chik Fil A
  • All things puppy
  • Buying yarn
Lindsey

Lindsey Phillips
Customer Concierge

"What's one more??"

Pet: Larry/Ellie/Sherman - Chihuahuas, Junior/Elton/Paul/Prudence - Pitbulls

Role: Helping buyers get ready for their new puppy!

Hobbies: Tik Tok, shopping, playing piano

Fun Facts:

  • Hates to drive
  • Obsessed with Walmart delivery
  • She can say the alphabet backwards

Strengths:

  • Organized
  • Watching Netflix
  • Sleeping in

Weaknesses:

  • Dogs! (She has 7!)
  • Online shopping
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream
Shannon

Shannon Boulais
Customer Concierge

"Easily satisfied with the very best"

Pet: Ruger - Golden Retriever

Role: If it's not sales or transportation, she's your girl!

Hobbies: Starbucks drinker, beach layer, family and friend lover

Fun Facts:

  • Still confuses her left from her right
  • She is a Washington Football team Hogette (wear's the pig nose proudly)
  • At Target once a week unnecessarily

Strengths:

  • Resilient
  • Organized
  • Determined

Weaknesses:

  • Figuring out her own strengths
  • Overly critical of herself
  • Kitchen
Brian

Brian Salta
Co-Founder

"The weather outside is weather"

Pet: Roi - English Bulldog

Role: Not writing copy

Hobbies: Wearing Under Armour, spotting celebrities in the airport and Costco shopping

Fun Facts:

  • Loves "ice cold IPA's and college football"
  • Has mastered driving with his knees
  • A former Olympian once called him "buff"

Strengths:

  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall quotes
  • Happy hour
  • Frequent flyer miles

Weaknesses:

  • Pasta
  • Stock trading
  • Dancing