Born in Germany and raised as an Army Brat, I have traveled all over the world and to most of the 50 United States. As a child I wanted to be a veterinarian and would bring home every manner of rescued stray animal. My family treated our dogs and cats as part of the family and they always traveled to our next destination with us. As I grew, I realized I couldn’t stand seeing an injured or suffering animal, so the idea of vet school diminished. After High School in Northern Japan, I vowed to live in a warm climate so I attended college in Arizona for my Bachelor’s degree then moved to Florida after graduation. I spent the next 15 years building a career in the real estate industry, advancing my education and continuing to travel for work.
I never lost my passion for animals, have always owned rescued cats and dogs and have always taken extra care in finding a special person or facility to care for them while I traveled. In 2001, I discovered doggie day care for my pooch Peanut and fell in love with the industry. After that, I had my goal. I saved my money and made a plan. In 2008, I married a wonderful man who supports and encourages my dreams and we moved to Texas to be close to family. I met Dr. Hodgson in 2009 while looking to either buy or start a pet boarding facility that would fulfill my dream of working with animals. We soon became fast friends and I purchased the boarding and pet transportation business from him. He had opened the boarding facility in 1980 and started shipping pets in 2003, so he became my mentor and taught me everything I needed to know about running a boarding facility and transporting pets. In 2011, we opened a new building together and today he runs a successful veterinary practice from one suite and together with my team, I manage a beautiful boarding and day care facility and the best pet transportation company around. Just goes to show with enough planning and persistence, dreams can come true.
I was born in Fort Worth, Texas but raised in Arlington, Texas most of my life. Ever since I was a little girl I’ve always had a strong passion for animals. I have had dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens, guinea pigs, etc. If you name it, I more than likely have owned it. I am the mother of 3 fur babies, Sweets, Zoe and Minnie. Sweets is my little gremlin (aka French Bulldog), Zoe is my German Shepherd mix, and Minnie is my Basset Hound / Blue Heeler mix. The girls, along with my husband are my entire world.
I have a very giving and caring heart that I use on a daily basis to make sure I provide my clients with the best service that they deserve. My goal is to make this stressful process as easy and carefree as possible. Being one of the newest members of Airpets America, I am looking forward to getting to know you and being able to assist you with all of your pet travel needs.
I was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas and have been a life long pet owner and pet lover. Although I love animals of all kinds, I have a special affinity for dogs. I currently have a Golden Sammy which is half Golden Retriever – half Samoyed. I thoroughly enjoy the pet shipping industry as it is very unique and our clientele are very passionate. I’ve always been in sales and marketing and love that I get to to meld my previous experience with this wonderful industry. In short order I enjoy working for Airpets America because it combines my passion for animals along with my passion for and sales and marketing.
I was born in Plano, Texas and raised in a small town in North East Texas. I have always had dogs, outside specifically, due to my mom’s allergies. Our first Christmas in Fort Worth we got a cat. A few months later we adopted his brother too. A year after that we adopted the tiniest kitten we had ever seen. I am now the owner of three amazing cats I can’t imagine life without. My two boys are beautiful gray and white domestic long hairs and my little girl is a crazy energetic short hair calico.
Working for Airpets America is my dream job! I get to see pets of all kinds, talk to people that are genuinely interested in what we do and everyone around me loves pets just as much as I do. I have always worked in the service industry, but helping people get their pets safely to their new destination is truly a dream. I am so happy to bring my customer service skills and love for pets to this company.