Hometown: San Antonio, TX
Started at JVAH: November 2014
Education/ training: Alamo Heights High School, Basics at Wharton Co. Jr. College. Self-taught groomer while working at Animal Hospital of Bay City and Bay City Animal Shelter. Learned vet tech, reception, and kennel duties at Fredericksburg Rd Animal Hospital and Animal Hospital of Bay City prior to grooming. Also was Animal Shelter manager in Bay City.
Family: Husband Glenn (retired Civil Engineer), son Kent (7th Grade teacher), daughter Joelea (Newborn Care Specialist)
Pets: 9 cats (Meowface, Jaysie, Misty, Milo, Daphne, Hinton, Elizabeth, Charlotte, and Olive)
1 dog (Sadie—Mini Schnauzer)
Favorite part of the job: I always love coming to work! JVAH is my second family. My clients and their pets are so fantastic! It is very rewarding and fun to pamper the pets and see the smiles it brings to my clients’ faces. I love grooming! I have the best job ever!
Hobbies/ interests: Spending time with friends and family and pets, walking, crafts, cooking, baking, sewing, gardening (including my butterfly garden), fishing, recycling, music, movies, vintage things, thrift stores, staying up late and sleeping late, lotto scratch-offs, coupons, donating and volunteering, fresh flowers, wine, candles, Mexican food, margaritas, detective work (Googling things I want to find out about!), I used to show cats and judge in household pet cat shows, recognizing birthdays, the show Shark Tank, helping others- because nice matters!
I believe in the power of prayer and smiling, because it increases your face value!