Sara has grown up with incredible dogs since day one and animals have been a huge part of her life. She and her husband are currently owned by 2 very sassy Siberian Huskies, one having special needs, that they adore and consider to be their children.
Sara devotes whatever spare time to my ultimate passion of horses and horseback riding. She has ridden under professional instruction for 20 years and excels in hunter/jumpers. She has owned a horse in the past and would love nothing more to continue the passion of ownership in the near future.
When she is unable to physically work with the animals, she is a self-taught equine artist. She enjoys doing horse and dog portraits whenever the opportunity arises.
Her goal is to grow and succeed in career with animals and learn as much as she possibly can. Sara is also certified through Pet Tech for Pet 1st Aid and CPR and a Barkleigh Certified Bather/Brusher.
Joel-Bathing Assistant and Receptionist
Joel is owned by Connor, his dog and Gamov, his hamster. He has a passion for helping pets feel better whether it is using calming techniques to relax them or simply giving them a good bath and blow-dry.
Joel has his Pet 1st Aid and CPR certification through Pet Emergency Education and is a graduate from Carthage College, where he majored in philosophy with a creative writing minor and has plans to enroll in their Master’s Program.
Joel enjoys warm summer days, specifically long rides in the country on his motorcycle and listening to upbeat music.
Krista-Bathing Assistant and Receptionist
Krista has been heavily involved with numerous kinds of animals at 4H her whole life. As a child, she had horses, a Pug, Miniature Australian Shepard, Border Collie and a Blue Heeler/German Shorthaired Pointer Mix. And as an adult, she is owned by 2 Australian Cattle Dogs and 2 Beautiful horses, an 11 year old OTTB and a 16 year old AQHA that she retrained herself.
Krista is a DeKalb County 4-H leader and both of her horses excel in the Hunter/Jumpers. She has been riding Horses for 15 years, was In DeKalb County 4-H for 13 years, at State for Hippology/Horsebowl (The study of horses on paper) in 2014 and was a 2 year High School Athlete for the USEF. She is also certified through Pet Tech for Pet 1st Aid and CPR, a Barkleigh Certified Bather/Brusher and aspires to become a Certified Veterinary Technician.
Diego has had a passion for animals since he was a child. He has worked in kennels and shelters for quite some time. He loves working with animals that are nervous and uses calming techniques to help soothe them.
In his free time, he enjoys learning about healing crystals, mountain biking, snowboarding, weight lifting, attending concerts, cosplay and watching Halloween films.
Diego is owned by a Shih Tzu Mix and Cat. He has his B.A. in Psychology, Cosmetology License from The Aveda Institute and is also certified through Pet Tech for Pet 1st Aid and CPR