The Just Walk Team
Born and raised in the DC metro area, I’ve always been around dogs, from my family’s spaniels to my aunts pack of show-winning golden retrievers. In early 2008, after completing a degree in social and cultural history from University of Maryland, I found my way into pet care as career!
I concentrate my learning on animal health and wellness, as well animal behavior. I do my best to get to know each dog personally and form a relationship with them. I believe in positivity and patience when working with animals.
In my spare time, I hang out with my own two dogs and cat, help manage a letterpress print shop, go on walks around the monuments at 2am and spend time at the beach.
I was born and raised in sunny South Florida where I grew up playing in bands and taking the beach for granted. In 2011 I graduated from New College of Florida with a BA in social movent sociology. I was especially interested in labor and worker ownership movements here and abroad. After graduation, I volunteered to rescue dogs who were abandoned in the Everglades. I moved to Washington DC in the summer of 2016 to join Just Walk and combine my passions for taking care of dogs and taking care of business.
When your dogs aren’t showing me around my new city, you can find me watching Star Trek reruns, pretending I know how to play the bass, and searching DC’s coffee shops for a good Cuban colada.
Growing up in a military family caused me to move from place to place quite frequently, and the companionship of my trusted family dog always made the transitions easier. Dog walks were a great way for me to explore new neighbourhoods, and I grew to appreciate the joy I brought to my pup when he knew it was time to leash up!
I became a pet caretaker soon after moving to DC in 2016. Having worked with a diverse array of cats and dogs, I know that no two animals are the same. It is important for me to get to know your pet and cater my service to their individual needs.
When I’m not walking dogs I spend most of my time taking classes at Montgomery College, playing in punk rock bands, and exploring DC’s best food spots!