Meet Our Team

Bark Avenue Pet Resort

Leadership

Brandy

Resort Manager

Brandy's Bio
What made you want to work with animals?
I have always had a love for animals, and I’ve always known that I wanted to work with them!

What kind of pets do you have, or wish you could have?
I have 3 dogs and a cat of my own at home.

What’s one random fact about you most people don’t know?
I also know how to groom dogs!

Lesly

Assistant Resort Manager

Lesly's Bio
What made you want to work with animals?
Growing up, I’ve always had a soft spot for all animals; by the age of 11, I knew I wanted to make it my career. I wanted to work with animals because I enjoy caring for them, the bond you build with them is unique, and it’s a career where you always learn something new.

What kind of pets do you have, or wish you could have?
Currently, I have a chihuahua mix male and a domestic short-haired female. If I could own any animal in the world, if they existed, it would be a dragon.

What’s one random fact about you most people don’t know?
Although I always wear black, my favorite color is actually purple.

Kennedy

Lead Pet Care Specialist

Kennedy's Bio
What made you want to work with animals?
My oldest aunt is a veterinarian in California, so I grew up around animals my whole life. After I finished college I wanted to have a break and get back to working with animals.

What kind of pets do you have, or wish you could have?
I have 6 pets. A chihuahua mix named Bella, a pit mix named Flower, a tortoiseshell cat named Vega, a duck named Draco and two yellow-bellied slider turtles named Sam and Dean.

What’s one random fact about you most people don’t know?
I showed Pigs for 11 years and dogs for 12.

Amber

Lead Pet Care Specialist

Amber's Bio
Bio coming soon!

Ben Dillon

Director of Operations
Ben's Bio
Bio coming soon!

Ellie Urquidez

Marketing Director
Ellie's Bio
Bio coming soon!

Groomers

Amanda

Amanda

Grooming Salon Manager

Amanda's Bio
Bio coming soon!

Dani

Pet Groomer

Dani's Bio
What made you want to work with animals?
I’ve been around animals my entire life, I have always had a special bond with dogs, and when I saw an opportunity to work with them, I took it. It’s now become a lifestyle!

What kind of pets do you have, or wish you could have?
I have a dog Kit, he’s a Shepard/lab/border collie and the love of my life. And a cat named Kaboodle, she is the sweetest little cuddle bug! If I had the option to have any pet it would be a French bulldog!

What’s one random fact about you most people don’t know?
Most people don’t know that I grew up playing basketball, from about 3rd grade until my sophomore year, and was also a shot put and disc thrower in high-school!

Nikki

Pet Groomer

Nikki's Bio
What made you want to work with animals?
I wanted to work with animals to help improve their lives in any way that I could.

What kind of pets do you have, or wish you could have?
I have two dogs Luna and Aslan, and a bearded dragon named Lizzie.

What’s one random fact about you most people don’t know?
An interesting fact people don’t know is I played the saxophone.

Autumn

Pet Bather

Autumn's Bio
What made you want to work with animals?
I always have loved animals as a kid, and always wanted to work with animals.

What kind of pets do you have, or wish you could have?
I especially love cats I have 9 of them!

What’s one random fact about you most people don’t know?
I love to draw!

Dog Trainers

Michelle

Dog Trainer
Michelle's Bio
What made you want to work with animals?
I loved dogs since as long as I can remember. When I did get a dog,
and started training, I fell in love with obedience training and how I could teach my dog to perform behaviors and have fun in the process. So since I loved the school I was at, I was lucky enough that the owner saw the passion I had and asked me to be an assistant. Over 18 years later, I am still teaching others to have a good canine citizen, but in a way better climate.

What kind of pets do you have, or wish you could have?
I am a Terrier lover. I have a Wheaten Terrier and a Kerry Blue Terrier.

What’s one random fact about you most people don’t know?
My first time in an airplane at the age of 18, I didn’t land, I jumped out.

Jordon

Pet Training Assistant

Jordan's Bio
What made you want to work with animals?
I have always had a love for animals since I was little

What kind of pets do you have, or wish you could have?
a sugar baby! I have a pit bull and a labrador at home.

What’s one random fact about you most people don’t know?
I survived being hit by a tornado

Client Service Representatives

Kammi

Client Service Representative

Kammi's Bio
What made you want to work with animals?
I grew up around animals and have always loved them. Working with them had always been something I wanted to do.

What kind of pets do you have, or wish you could have?
I have a German Shepherd.

What’s one random fact about you most people don’t know?
I play the cello and piano.

Haley B.

Client Service Representative

Haley B's Bio
What made you want to work with animals?
I’ve always wanted my own “zoo,” and I love helping animals in any way that I can.

What kind of pets do you have, or wish you could have?
I have a standard Poodle named Belle, and I would love to have chickens and horses if I could.

What’s one random fact about you most people don’t know?
The only type of pet I would not want is a spider or scorpion.

Rachel

Client Service Representative

Rachel's Bio

What made you want to work with animals?
I have always loved all animals since I was a toddler.

What kind of pets do you have, or wish you could have?
I have 7 rescue cats named Miranda, Nitro, Calli, Octavia, Emerson Wellington Boots, Phoenix, and Fifi. If I could own a sloth, I totally would.

What’s one random fact about you most people don’t know?
A random fact about me, I worked at Odysea Aquarium for 4 yrs when I moved out to Arizona from Chicago.

Pet Care Specialists

Haley H.

Pet Care Specialist

Haley H's Bio
What made you want to work with animals?
I’ve loved animals since I was little!

What kind of pets do you have, or wish you could have?
I have two sugar gliders, a bunny, two cats, and a dog.

What’s one random fact about you most people don’t know?
I like true crime shows.

Dominique

Pet Care Specialist

Dominique's Bio
What made you want to work with animals?
When I was growing up, my dad was always rescuing dogs and cats, and they have always had a special place in my heart ever since!

What kind of pets do you have, or wish you could have?
I have five fur babies, three black cats, and two dogs. I would have ten more cats if I had the space!

What’s one random fact about you most people don’t know?
One random fact about me that most people don’t know is that I love podcasts. I always have at least one headphone in my ear listening to one!

Amanda

Pet Care Specialist

Amanda's Bio
What made you want to work with animals?
Well, after 10 plus years of retail and customer service, I finally realized I’d rather be helping and working closely with animals of all kinds. Whether it was helping shelter animals, find homes, or just making sure your pet enjoys their stay at the resort. It’s exactly where I wanted to be.

What kind of pets do you have, or wish you could have?
I currently have 3 cats and one 80 pound pittie lapdog my husband and I rescued. I plan to one day own enough land to house rescued farm animals, exotics, or just any wildlife in need of sanctuary.

What’s one random fact about you most people don’t know?
I have a huge interest in Marine Biology and all things ocean-related. Still, I am absolutely terrified of sharks and everything deep sea-related, so I doubt I’ll ever get to that department of research in my career field!

Elisabeth

Pet Care Specialist

Elisabeth's Bio
What made you want to work with animals?
I’ve always had a passion to help animals and work with them to be that voice they don’t have.

What kind of pets do you have, or wish you could have?
I have dogs, cats, a bird, snakes, iguanas, a bearded dragon, a bunny, and fish.

What’s one random fact about you most people don’t know?
One of my cats has brain damage, and her name is wasabi.

Nicole

Pet Care Specialist

Nicole's Bio
What made me what to work with animals?:
When growing up my family would always foster dogs, And I’ve always wanted to help any way I can to care for animals. The bond you can build with them is so unique, I love that because you can’t do that with anything else.

What kind of pets do you have or wish you had:
I currently don’t have any pets. I wish I could own a German Shepherd or an English bulldog.

What’s one random fact about you that people don’t know:
I love to sing.

Katrina

Pet Care Specialist

Katrina's Bio
Bio coming soon!

Sharaya

Pet Care Specialist

Sharaya's Bio

Bio coming soon!

Get In Touch

Contact Us

Call: 480-210-5610 ext. 2
Text: 480-418-6708
Fax: 480-854-6963
Email: resort@barkavepet.com

Location

3109 E. McKellips Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85213

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Hours

Mon – Fri: 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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