I love working at OMD because the energy is positive, the people are passionate, and the dogs are happy. The environment is one I am proud to be a part of and I find myself learning new things every day I work. If the dogs are happy, I’m happy — and vice versa. One of the most rewarding feelings is working with dogs that are a little more shy or timid. Getting them to open up and be comfortable always brings a smile to my face and (of course) a couple of belly scratches to the dogs! I have one dog of my own, Skye, who loves hiking and and fetching sticks, and snoozing. Outside of work, soccer is a large part of my life, and I enjoy being out in nature in general — volleyball, frisbee, hiking, swimming. Anything as long as I’m with the people (and dogs!) I love.