I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. I started my animal career at age 15 when I volunteered at a local equestrian center. I remained there for eight years and eventually became barn manager and learned various skills including horse care, mustang training, and teaching hunter jumper lessons to young riders. A job offer at Salt Lake County Animal Services pulled me away from horses and I stayed there for the next 5 years. Here I was an Animal Care Specialist, learning how to care for stray animals and prepare them for adoption. During this time the shelter was not a no-kill shelter, and I made the difficult decision to leave as I felt that I was suffering from Compassion Fatigue.
I was able to find a job at a veterinary hospital in North Salt Lake and remained there for the next 8 years. I worked my way up from kennel tech, to the receptionist and finally to Office Manager, learning the ways of running a veterinary hospital. Eventually, I wanted something closer to home and I discovered Holladay Veterinary Hospital. I have been very happy as a Client Service Rep for the past two years.
When I’m not working, I am busy raising my daughter and discovering all the surprises that come with being a parent. I am also a cat mom to Tom Tom.