What’s Your History?

I grew up in Portland, but then moved to Central Oregon, where I spent most of my adult life. In 2013, my husband and I spent a short time in Boise Idaho before relocating to Vancouver. The Northwest has always felt like home to me and I am grateful to live in an area that hosts some of the most beautiful scenery in the country.


Tell us about your dogs.

I had the pleasure of sharing my life with a very sweet, and independent husky mix for the past nine years. She came home with me from the Humane Society when she was five years old and my life has been fuller ever since! Knowing Shelby has made me a huge fan of pet adoption and I look forward to sharing my life and home with more dogs in the future.


What is your favorite thing about walking dogs?

I really enjoy getting fresh air and exercise while also meeting the needs of the dog I am walking. Often, upon returning from a walk, the dogs and I are more relaxed and ready to meet the rest of the day.


What experience do you have working with dogs and other animals?

I have spent most of my living with at least one dog – many times more than one. When I was younger, I had the opportunity to help out at a couple dog sled racing kennels. It gave me the chance to work with many different canine personalities. Being around both pets and working dogs since childhood has instilled a love for animals and a constant desire to learn more about them.


For fun I enjoy…

Reading, hiking, and going to movies at the Kiggins theater. If I have the chance, I like going to see plays or listen to live music as well


If you had to eat the same meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Any kind of starch! Either pasta or mashed potatoes probably.


What is one hope or dream you have for the future?

I hope one day to be able to fix up a camper van to take on road trips around the country.

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