I have always loved animals since a young age – I was the kid that brought home strays to feed them and cried when I couldn’t save the sick ones. I grew up having multiple dogs, cats, and birds, and I made it my long-term goal to be able to work with animals no matter what. I started out by volunteering at shelters and gradually got experience. When I met Dr. Schnitker I was amazed with her love, compassion, and patience she had with all the pets she saw, and that made me want to be apart of her team at Companion River North. When I am not working, I love spending time with my puppy dog, Babs, my cat Apollo, playing soccer, horseback riding, or just enjoying the outdoors.