I’ve always had a great love and respect for dogs and all animals alike. I attended Kirkwood’s Veterinary Technician program where I met Ashley, then later graduated from the University of Iowa with an Environmental Sciences degree. After college I ventured out of Iowa to explore Colorado and then the Pacific Northwest for the last decade following my passions through nature and working with animals. In 2021 my husband and I decided to pack up, leave Oregon and travel the country for a year in a RV with our 2 dogs, Bubba Gump the Rottweiler and Daphne the Bernese Mountain Dog, finding our final destination back home in Iowa.

I’ve worked at several vet clinics and doggie daycares over the years, including the Pooch Palace from 2009 to 2011, and am so thankful to be able to return here once again! Combining my love of plants, dogs, and nature I feel quite at peace here.