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.


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Shannon
Shannon Gegor
Travel Manager

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

Pet: Dolly Parton - Corgi, 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
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Aaron
Aaron Wood
Customer Concierge

"You done messed up ay ayron"

Pet: Gunner - Boston Terrier, Gage - Boston Terrier

Role: Ensuring that pups get home safely to their new families.

Hobbies: Fishing, sightseeing, binge-watching everything on Netflix

Fun Facts:

  • Has a son named Cobin
  • Can't stand any type of mess
  • Everyone says he looks like Post Malone

Strengths:

  • Hardworking
  • Online shopping
  • People watching at the bar

Weaknesses:

  • Cold weather
  • Spiders
  • Sleeping with the fan on
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Liz
Liz Ritter
Onboarding Specialist

"We cannot do great things on Earth, only small things with great love"

Pet: Sawyer - English Black Lab, Bo - Chiweenie, Oswald - Tabby

Role: Assists with phone calls and emails from breeders to guide them to personnel. The phones are now her best friends. Emails too; she wouldn't exclude a friend

Hobbies: Raising her two daughters, aka watching excessive amounts of Elmo and Bluey while constantly singing off-key, chasing down her lab for stolen socks, amazon-ing everything, and trying to make her husband believe she could have been an interior designer in another life

Fun Facts:

  • Horror movie enthusiast
  • Cannot cook any meal with more than 3 ingredients (recipes do not help)
  • Overly obsessed with her kids

Strengths:

  • Running on 4 hours of sleep
  • Multitasking expert level
  • Can always find a faster way to do a task

Weaknesses:

  • Black labs
  • Halloween decor (it's good for any season)
  • Target
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Tania
Tania Moss
Program Director

"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 in 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
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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
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Conner
Conner McClain
Copywriter

All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you

Pet: Cats: Jorah, Nebula "Nebby", Henry "Fat Cat", Fili, Kili, Gizmo, Perseus. Also, around 40+ crested geckos

Role: Professionally presenting precocious puppy personalities proudly

Hobbies: Creative writing, painting, singing badly, dad jokes, and mild gaming

Fun Facts:

  • A theatrical guy. He puts on silly voices and accents. He even wanted to be a voice actor when he was younger
  • Knows WAY too much about Tolkien and his works. Oh, and Star Wars
  • Speaks fluent Gif

Strengths:

  • Nerd knowledge
  • Photography
  • Sarcasm

Weaknesses:

  • Garlic
  • DnD
  • Kittens
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Joey
Joey Walsh
Health Guarantee Claims Manager

"It is what it is!", "Don't tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon!"

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

Role: Making sure your puppy's Health Guarantee claims are handled adequately and in a timely manner!

Hobbies: Detective, trail riding, poker runs

Fun Facts:

  • People watcher
  • 80's hip hop
  • Southern charm

Strengths:

  • Thinks he can fix it all
  • Charm
  • Laidback

Weaknesses:

  • Porters/Stouts
  • Christmas
  • Espresso
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Renee
Renee Reamy
Assistant Operations Manager

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

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

Role: Supervising employees during day-to-day tasks to ensure productivity, onboarding new employees, managing the overall workflow, and spreading positivity to our Pawrade family!

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
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Charlie
Charlie Elliott
Resolutions Manager

"Bro..."

Pet: Grant - Shih Tzu

Role: He coordinates with vendors/breeders/customers to resolve all account issues.

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
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Kristen
Kristen Russell
Breeder Relations

"Just Keep Swimming." - Dory

Pet: Scooter - the Boxer that can and will eat everything in sight, Downy - the feather-dusting grey tabby

Role: Directing breeders in their search to find their pups a new home

Hobbies: Video games that she plays with her kiddo and his furry friends, jamming out to music anytime and anywhere

Fun Facts:

  • Will laugh so hard at her own jokes that she can barely get the words out of her mouth
  • Can morphe into a rockstar when she's in the car on a road trip
  • Would own all the cats, if she could

Strengths:

  • Educated in veterinary technologies
  • Can always find a silver-lining
  • Wants the best for everyone

Weaknesses:

  • Scottish-fold cats
  • Apologizing way too much
  • Saying no to her mini-me

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Emma
Emma Pierce
Customer Concierge

"They say life is short.... So why not buy a dog?"

Pet: Luna - Saint Bernard, Gracie - Golden Retriever

Role: Helping one family at a time to find their forever fur baby.

Hobbies: Eating, playing with dogs, drinking coffee, shopping, and being outside any time of the year

Fun Facts:

  • Hates driving
  • Loves to dance in the living room with no one home
  • Has more pictures of her dogs than her family

Strengths:

  • Making new friends
  • Multitasking
  • Organized

Weaknesses:

  • Having to pet every dog she sees
  • Online shopping
  • Cows
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Cindy
Cindy Walter
Travel Concierge

"I took care of it, Harry", "She is clothed in strength and dignity and laughs without fear of the future."

Pet: Hippie Chic - Paint Quarter horse, Ollie, Axel, Drover, Dude - Quarter horse, Kora - Hangin Tree Cow dog, Spur - McNab Cow dog, Jax, Jetta, Tudders-Queensland heelers

Role: There is nothing better than to see eyes light up when a new puppy arrives. She wants to help make dreams a reality by helping find the perfect new fur family member.

Hobbies: Living life to the fullest, riding horses, and spending time with loved ones

Fun Facts:

  • Once bought 17 adult Great Danes at one time! GO BIG OR GO HOME!! (Rehomed to better homes)
  • Quote all the silly movies (Dumb and Dumber, Kingpin, Austin powers…..)
  • Once died whale watching (Not really, but the Whale and her calf did go directly under their 21' boat) awesome but terrifying!

Strengths:

  • Hard-working. Kind of a workaholic...
  • Kind
  • Loyal

Weaknesses:

  • Sweets, all chunky girls love sweets!
  • Horses and dogs
  • Can't say NO!!
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Devin
Devin Capriola
Puppy Concierge

"Life is Short; it's up to you to make it Sweet"

Pet: Max - Cavachon

Role: She's here to ensure you find a true friend. She believes there is no friendship like the friendship you will have with your dog.

Hobbies: Cooking, painting, Netflix, listening to loud music, fitness enthusiast, Target shopper, snuggling her dog, nature lover, travel, coffee fanatic

Fun Facts:

  • Owns way to many coffee cups
  • Every house plant she buys dies
  • Loves to laugh at her own jokes even when others don't find them funny
  • Owns way too many pairs of sunglasses

Strengths:

  • Fast walker
  • Always wins a dance battle
  • Super fast texter

Weaknesses:

  • Spends way to much money at Target
  • Hair products
  • Buying dog toys
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Kelly
Kelly Wicoff
Puppy Concierge

Momma K

Pet: Maxx - Rat Terrier

Role: Since the dog is man's best friend, she helps people find their best friend.

Hobbies: She loves spending time with her family, hiking, gardening, painting with Bob Ross, and singing

Fun Facts:

  • She loves long boring history documentaries
  • Addicted to YouTube
  • She is an HSP and has Spidey Senses

Strengths:

  • Empathic
  • Funny
  • Nature lover

Weaknesses:

  • Pizza
  • Chocolate
  • Rat Terriers!
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Janell
Janell Hester
Puppy Concierge

"Be the person your dog thinks you are"

Pet: Sir Braxxton de Pig 'Em Bottoms - English Bulldog

Role: Making lasting love connections happen one puppy at a time

Hobbies: Crossfit, dog sitting, watching hallmark movies

Fun Facts:

  • Loves anything pink
  • Curious George collector
  • Been doing CrossFit for 10 years but it's like she is still new

Strengths:

  • Being overly competitive while playing board games
  • Not running
  • Confusing everyone

Weaknesses:

  • Miniature farm animals
  • Louis Vuitton
  • Chocolate
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Tara
Tara Mir
Puppy Concierge

"Wubba Lubba Dub Dub!"

Pet: Norman - Normetrius or Fat Boy, Millie - Ms. Wigglita or Milson

Role: Helping you experience the complete and immense joy of having a doggo in your life – Live. Love. WOOF!

Hobbies: Taking endless pictures of her puppers, playing video games 90% of the time, aspiring plant mom - currently, her giant elephant ear is thriving! Others....not as much

Fun Facts:

  • She found Millie through Pawrade! Best decision she ever made :)
  • Huge Harry Potter nerd. Honestly, ask her anything
  • Speaking of being a nerd, she's a mega gamer and good at it. She has an Xbox, PS5 & Nintendo Switch
  • Speaking of a nerd...She also has a vast collection of Lego sets

Strengths:

  • Her endless & eternal love for her puppies
  • Master Pokemon trainer
  • Saved the galaxy on numerous occasions. No big deal.

Weaknesses:

  • Sweets, desserts, junk food in general
  • The overwhelming desire to buy every dog toy in sight
  • The inability to decide what she wants for dinner
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Lois-Ann
Lois-Ann Krahling
Customer Concierge

Crazy Grandma

"Live like the gate's been left open"

Pet: Grand Dogs Porter, Katie, Buddy, Talley, Another Buddy, Brusky; Grand Cats Pancakes, Waffles, LOA (Little Orphan Annie) Simba

Role: Working closely with the buyers and breeders to create an extraordinary experience for the buyer of their fur-ever Friend!

Hobbies: People, loves people, and loves spending time with her children and grandkids. Loves being outdoors in the sun, walking, riding bikes

Fun Facts:

Strengths:

  • Dancing
  • Loving everyone she meets
  • Killing with kindness

Weaknesses:

  • Christmas decorating
  • Spoiling her grandbabies
  • Never being able to say no
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Kenneth
Kenneth Thomas
Puppy Concierge

Kenny AKA "The Bulldog Dad"

"I'm on the Clooney Plan.", "You can't change the waves, but you can learn how to surf."

Pet: Louie (RIP) - English Bulldog, Otis - English Bulldog, Buster (Family Dog) - Blue Nose Pit Bull Terrier

Role: He is like Will Smith in the movie Hitch, but for puppies. Bulldog aficionado that wants to bless everyone with the life-changing experience of giving a Bulldog (or any other breed of fur baby, haha) a fur-ever home.

Hobbies: Watching movies/shows/UFC, writing/recording/mixing/mastering music, snowboarding, and….napping

Fun Facts:

  • He won Class Clown
  • Kenny's here; what are your other 2 wishes?

Strengths:

  • Sales
  • Freestyle rapping

Weaknesses:

  • Amazon prime
  • Bulldogs
  • Brunettes
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Pam
Pam Tarshis
Puppy Concierge

"No big whoop"

Pet: Angel - Cat

Role: Makes dreams come true by uniting humans with their beloved fur babies. Love and happiness abound!

Hobbies: Stargazing, yoga, hiking, road trips, and snacking

Fun Facts:

  • Takes moonlit walks late at night with her cat in tow.
  • In denial of needing to bump up the strength of her readers.
  • She sleeps with a teddy bear, shhh…she’s into oversharing.

Strengths:

  • Friendship
  • Gift giving
  • Luxuriating

Weaknesses:

  • Audiobooks
  • Hilarious memes
  • Snackies
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Lucy
Lucy Hughes
Brand Journalist

"Mama tried!"

Pet: Bowie - Golden Retriever

Role: Maven of the written word.

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
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Carli
Carli Rivera
Customer Concierge

"Always kill them with kindness."

Pet: Mother of a cat named TigerLily (Tigy) and auntie of two dogs, Chance & Africa

Role: Doing her top favorite things; talk & better yet, talk about puppies all day!

Hobbies: Binge-watch series, thrifting, car-aoke master, and keeping succulents alive

Fun Facts:

  • Spends more time planning than enjoying
  • Taught a cat to sit…and that's it
  • She multi-tasks even when she thinks she's not

Strengths:

  • Always the Group Mom
  • Big ol' heart
  • Shopping for Deals

Weaknesses:

  • Very emotional
  • Sushi
  • Anything and everything Disney
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Tony
Tony Stray
Puppy Concierge Team Lead

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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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 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
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Kelli
Kelli Dean
Customer Relations Manager

"The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs." Charles de Gaulle

Pet: Cooper - Cavapoo, Leo - Cane Corso, Piper - Border Collie, Cardi P - Pig, Olaf - Cat

Role: Builds and maintains strong, long-term, and beneficial relationships with customers and breeders.

Hobbies: Spending time with her kids; she has 4. Wait! Do moms get hobbies? Loves boating, hiking, being outdoors, spending time together

Fun Facts:

  • Can lay down a pretty mean freestyle rap
  • Had more photoshoots with Coop than with her kids
  • ALWAYS beating her toddler at Rock, Paper, Scissors

Strengths:

  • Amazon shopping after happy hour, ask her why she owns a snowblower in the South
  • Her kids say, "Best Mom Ever." She thinks they are just getting ready to ask for something

Weaknesses:

  • Anything Halloween or Christmas, a hopeless over-decorator
  • Trash-picking - loves refurbishing old furniture
  • Craft stores never met one she didn't like
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Mary
Mary Artes
Breeder Relations

"Life is golden with a doodle"

Pet: Stella - Micro Mini Goldendoodle

Role: Helps breeders find loving and fur-ever homes for their babies.

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 snowstorm
  • One of those crazy Christmas lovers that have 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
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Katie
Katie Pessagno
Puppy Concierge

Do you ever sit down?!?

Pet: Finn - German Shepherd

Role: She loves dogs and is here to help you find your fur baby

Hobbies: Facebook stalker, travels the country in her RV with her big boy Finn, reading, hates paying bills

Fun Facts:

  • Hates shopping for herself
  • Has a plant addiction
  • Her camper is her happy place!!!

Strengths:

  • Reading
  • Exploring
  • Taste Tester

Weaknesses:

  • Mornings
  • Her grandson
  • Anything fall
  • Camper crawls
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Emily
Emily Reading
Customer Concierge

There is no failure. You either win or you learn.

Pet: Cooper - Cava Tzu

Role: Helps new puppy parents feel comfortable and prepares them to get ready for their furever puppy!

Hobbies: Candle making, Tik Tok and spending time with her family

Fun Facts:

  • Was a hairstylist
  • She is a mom of a son whom she loves and adores!
  • Addicted to sunglasses and she is known to buy a pair everywhere she goes!

Strengths:

  • Sleeping
  • Friendships
  • Good listener

Weaknesses:

  • Online shopping
  • Rings! She always has rings on!
  • Emotional
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Tara
Tara Klevecz
Puppy Concierge

"Dogs are like potato chips... it's hard to have just one!"

Pet: Baloo & Crew! Boo, Hooch, and Taylor...two long-haired mini doxies and the BEST blind beagle grandma ever.

Role: Just living her best life helping you find the dog of your dreams

Hobbies: Loving on her kiddos and fur-kids, being active, reading, and reality TV

Fun Facts:

  • Puzzle expert
  • Grew up on a farm
  • Terrified of caterpillars

Strengths:

  • Dog whisperer
  • Chaos coordinator
  • Makes a mean Reuben

Weaknesses:

  • Starbucks
  • Puppies
  • Ranch dressing with pizza
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Kira
Kira Albano
Puppy Concierge

Everything happens for a reason. They can knock you down but never let them knock you out. - Kendall Toole

Pet: Buddy - Boxer/Pomsky Mix, Nova - black cat, Chase - orange cat, Creamsicle - fair fish that she never thought she woukd win!

Role: Helps puppies find their furever home

Hobbies: Hiking, camping, kayaking, gardening, anything outdoors with her dog

Fun Facts:

  • Traveled to Peru alone to volunteer in an animal shelter for 3 weeks
  • Vet assistance for 7 years
  • Lives in the Andironack Mountains

Strengths:

  • Target shopper
  • Cleaning and organizing
  • Coffee fanatic

Weaknesses:

  • Going anywhere without my dog
  • Texting back
  • Buying houseplants - there is always room for one more
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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
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Rachelle
Rachelle Ryan
Breeder Liaison

Pet: Remi - Mini Aussie, Bubba - Cavalier, Spectre - Ryman English Setter, Airborne - Brittney Spaniel, 2 cows - Finnegan & Angus

Role: Helping breeders find loving and fur-ever homes for their babies.

Hobbies: Loves animals, being outside and working in her gardens, and tending to her flowers. She loves crafts and being creative and thinks Pinterest is so fun!

Fun Facts:

  • Loves to bake, and her cookie record is 40 different cookies at Christmas.
  • She has over 100 different bottles of spices. She had a special cabinet built to hold all her spices
  • She makes homemade ice cream and sorbets

Strengths:

  • Hard worker
  • Team player
  • Positive thinker

Weaknesses:

  • Animals
  • Kids
  • Shopping
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Devlyn
Devlyn Ray
Breeder Liaison Manager

"It was not the thorn bending to the honeysuckles, but the honeysuckles embracing the thorn."

Pet: Fitzgerald - Olde English Sheepdog

Role: He works with our awesome team of breeder liaisons to help them locate and foster lasting relationships with our ever-expanding network of quality breeders!

Hobbies: Playing with Fitz and doing hoodrat things with his homies.

Fun Facts:

  • Hates for his food to touch
  • Ambidextrous
  • Swears he invented the phrase "friends with benefits," but no one believes him

Strengths:

  • Talking
  • Listening
  • Talking about listening

Weaknesses:

  • Brevity
  • Monogamy
  • That first moment when you come home from Happy Hour, and you and your puppy lock eyes, and you can tell that they genuinely missed you
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Peter
Peter Corso
Customer Experience Lead

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 superpower, 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
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Dan
Dan Keener
Puppy Concierge Manager

Dan the Man

"I will just get one more dog"

Pet: 3 Dogs: Cali, Pepper & Millie

Role: Talk about cute puppies all day

Hobbies: Talking about puppies, cuddling with puppies going for a walk with puppies, anything puppies

Fun Facts:

  • He's jumped out of a plane
  • Loves to travel
  • Loves doing anything outdoors

Strengths:

  • Talking about puppies
  • Pretending to workout
  • Listening

Weaknesses:

  • Puppies
  • Dogs
  • Amazon
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Michaela
Michaela Cone
Puppy Concierge

A lot of people call her Sketti!

Pet: Athena - Dog, Baby Girl - Cat

Role: I am a puppy sales representative for the company.

Hobbies: Crafting, spending time outdoors, and experiencing new things!

Fun Facts:

  • Still loves cartoons
  • Has a favorite stuffed animal
  • Spends free time playing Apex Legends

Strengths:

  • Very creative
  • Loves to plan
  • Always tries to have a positive outlook

Weaknesses:

  • Stressing over plans
  • She is too nice
  • Definitely Halloween
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Michelle
Michelle Sands-Kortie
Puppy Concierge

"God is good. So is life!"

Pet: Maisley, Paisley, Atlas, and Athena - Calico kitties

Role: Gets to look at and talk about sweet pups all day!!

Hobbies: Loving Jesus, making memories with her kids, singing, concerts, crystals sports games, road trips, beach trips, mountain vaca's, cookouts, bonfires, sunsets, and stargazing.

Fun Facts:

  • She owns a crystal shop: The Exotic Stoner
  • She can recite the alphabet backward, from memory, in 2.7 seconds
  • 99% of her wardrobe is black

Strengths:

  • Tetris
  • Listening to and connecting with others
  • Her amazing village of friends/family

Weaknesses:

  • True Crime/Court TV
  • Beach body spray by Bath and Body Works
  • Cotton candy sunsets
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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
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Donna
Donna Conner
Puppy Concierge

"A positive mind finds opportunities in everything, and a negative mind finds fault in everything."

Pet: Beau - Yellow Lab, Bella - Yorkie

Role: Want a puppy? She'll make it happen!!!

Hobbies: Soaking up the sun, cleaning, breakfast dates, and spending time with her kids (including the furry ones)

Fun Facts:

  • Buys a TON of books, and never reads them
  • She has never met a stranger
  • Loves traveling

Strengths:

  • Cleaning
  • Helping others
  • Time Management

Weaknesses:

  • Resisting a good deal
  • Chips, dip, and a Diet Coke
  • Following through with a book, lol
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Alyssa
Alyssa Dean
Health First Team

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole

Pet: Bandit - Australian Shepherd

Role: Ensures that each puppy arrives healthy to their new home

Hobbies: Spending time with friends and family, surfing, boating, painting, going to the beach, and loving on pets!

Fun Facts:

  • Loves the outdoors
  • Loves to blast music in the car and sing along
  • Seriously addicted to house plants... Considers them as therapy

Strengths:

  • Carpool Karaoke
  • Painting
  • Trustworthy

Weaknesses:

  • The plant section at stores
  • Animals
  • Crystals
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Jaclyn
Jaclyn Williams
Breeder Liaison

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."

Pet: Groot - Corgi, Cash - Corgi, Pooty - Toy Poodle, Soloman - Mainecoon

Role: Helping breeders find loving and fur-ever homes for their babies.

Hobbies: Anything crafting, farming, family, online shopping, and rescuing horses

Fun Facts:

  • Cannot resist not bringing home anything with 4 legs and furry
  • Loves DIYing
  • Cannot buy anything unless it’s on sale

Strengths:

  • Love everyone
  • Animal person
  • Finding a good deal

Weaknesses:

  • Online shopping
  • Anything furry
  • Coffee
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Courtney
Courtney Dean
Social Engagement Director

Crazy dog lady

"Kill em with kindness", "Everything happens for a reason", "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: Graphic design, traveling, 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
  • Doesn't give up easily

Weaknesses:

  • Diet Coke
  • Saying "no"
  • Gluten
  • Pugs
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Jade
Jade Warner
Customer 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
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Morgan
Morgan Elliott
Travel Liaison

"No worries"

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

Role: She gets the puppies from the breeder to their forever homes

Hobbies: Working out, shopping, being a taxi for her kids

Fun Facts:

  • If she could, she would have wayyyy more dogs
  • She may or may not love dogs more than humans
  • She has the ability to tune out her children and still hear the tv, phone, or another person simultaneously

Strengths:

  • Humor
  • Talking to people
  • Still being able to sleep after 45 cups of coffee a day

Weaknesses:

  • Saying no to her children
  • Saying no to her dogs
  • Amazon prime
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Beth
Beth Thomas
Breeder Relations

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

Pet: Harlee - Cockapoo, Cooper - Mini Goldendoodle

Role: Helps breeders find loving and fur-ever homes for their babies.

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
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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
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Amber
Amber Marchbanks
Puppy Concierge Team Lead

Treat yo self

Pet: Dexter - Boston Terrior

Role: She helps find your pup!

Hobbies: Gardening, refinishing furniture, watching anything on Bravo or HGTV

Fun Facts:

  • Christmas decorations addict
  • Guilty please is anything on Bravo, especially the Real Housewives
  • Has driven the east coast from Maine-Florida

Strengths:

  • Quoting lines from the office
  • Hiding Amazon packages from her fiancé
  • Laughing at her own jokes

Weaknesses:

  • Can't whistle
  • Folding laundry
  • Happy Hour
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Destiny
Destiny Freeman
Customer Concierge

Pipsqueak

Pet: Pluto - German Shepherd/Mastiff

Role: Creating happy families four paws at a time

Hobbies: Mario Kart, Animal Crossing, any Lego game you can think of, Anime, Steven Universe expert, Amateur Perfumer (probably the only adult thing she does)

Fun Facts:

  • She bond with her dog over blankets & Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Strengths:

  • TikTok
  • Hair Dye
  • Vine References

Weaknesses:

  • Amazon
  • Targets that have a Starbucks inside
  • Dogs
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Sandra
Sandra Turner
Breeder Relations

"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: Helping breeders find loving and fur-ever homes for their babies

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

Fun Facts:

  • Has an obsession with baskets and jars
  • Can change her own brakes
  • Loves all adventures

Strengths:

  • Tech savvy
  • Independent
  • Creative

Weaknesses:

  • All animals
  • Anything halloween
  • Coffee
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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
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Eddie
Eddie Rush
Puppy Concierge

"No worries"

Pet: Daisy - Yellow Lab, Simba - Cat

Role: Here to help find a puppy for anyone who is interested

Hobbies: Likes to be outside, go to the beach, play sports, work out

Fun Facts:

  • Volleyball is his new favorite sport to play

Strengths:

  • Listening
  • Being responsible

Weaknesses:

  • Pizza
  • Donuts
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Aurora
Aurora Moss
Content Copywriter

"Attract what you expect, Reflect what you desire, Become what you respect, Mirror what you admire."

Pet: Bo - American Bulldog

Role: Reviews, revises, and approves listings to make sure they are grammatically correct. She also spends a lot of time telling herself, "No, Aurora, we do not need another puppy yet!"

Hobbies: Making candles during her spare time, rocking the "bummy mom look" at all times

Fun Facts:

  • She has a 2yr old son that thinks he is a dinosaur and will roar at you with pride
  • Watches more basketball than she would like to admit
  • Gets to enjoy traveling to different states, but it's due to basketball tournaments that she doesn't usually enjoy

Strengths:

  • Being her fiancé's favorite headache
  • Written communication
  • Her playlist

Weaknesses:

  • Her son (he gets whatever he wants)
  • Pajamas
  • Pawrade puppies
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Holly
Holly Noyes
Puppy Concierge

“Happiness is a warm puppy.” —Charles M. Schulz

Pet: Autumn- shih tzu, Lily/Mila/Rev/Shadow: ferrets, Merc/Ellie: sugar gliders

Role: She makes people’s puppy dreams come true! She also ensures each puppy is placed in an amazing home that is the perfect fit for the puppy and the new owners!

Hobbies: Thrifting, sewing, collecting Starbucks cups, and concerts/raves

Fun Facts:

  • She has four free-roaming ferrets. They never go in a cage. It's like having four toddlers running around
  • She makes and sells custom ravewear
  • She runs and operates her own mobile dog grooming company

Strengths:

  • Shuffling
  • Winning radio contests
  • Looking like she's doing something productive when she's not

Weaknesses:

  • Sales! Doesn't matter what it is; if it's on sale, she wants it!
  • Driving
  • Baby animals
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Kelly
Kelly Hall
Customer Concierge

"I wish my wallet came with free refills!"

Pet: Tank - Husky, Major - Great Dane, Rip - Pomsky

Role: Just here to chat about puppies all day long!

Hobbies: Retail Therapy professional, Peloton lover, hanging with Friends, raising tiny humans, and managing her own zoo!

Fun Facts:

  • Wax melt and candle obsessed
  • Loves all things music
  • Dislikes going to the grocery store

Strengths:

  • Talking
  • Shopping
  • Hard working

Weaknesses:

  • Spending money
  • Pumpkin anything
  • Halloween
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Amber
Amber Hines
Puppy Concierge

Ketchup

Ketchup

Pet: Maggie Mae - Dog, Honey Bun - Cat

Role: Turning frowns upside down! All you need is love, a puppy, and one of Amber’s jokes.

Hobbies: Being a Mom, sports, deer watching

Fun Facts:

  • She got her nickname (Ketchup) from her last name (Hines)
  • Likes to sew and make quilts
  • She can trip over her hand

Strengths:

  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Playing in the mud

Weaknesses:

  • When the fish doesn’t take the bait
  • Trying to find a deer stand in the dark
  • When she gets stuck in the mud and can’t get out