Pet Supply Manager
Hi! I am Bonnie and I work here at Bark Avenue as a part-time sales clerk and dog trainer. After spending 12 years as a Vet Tech and Financial Coordinator at a large emergency veterinary hospital, and 15 years managing my own pet sitting business in the East Valley, I now love having the opportunity to help pet owners find the best care for their furry companions with high-quality supplies, nutrition, and training here at Bark Ave! My husband and I share our lives with 6 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels! We all enjoy camping, boating, outdoor adventures, and any activity involving “the dogs,” particularly AKC competitive events including confirmation, obedience, rally, and therapy work.
What types of pets do you have at home and what are their names? At the moment, I have one Cocker Spaniel named Maxwell. He is 12 years old and very sassy for his age. I have also had a bearded dragon, other dogs, a bunny, and a couple of dwarf hamsters.
Why did you decide to work in the pet industry? I love animals and the idea of being there to help owners find the perfect food for their companion sounded amazing! It is also great to give all the dogs and cats that come in some treats and love.
What do you like to do in your free time? I love to read, edit videos, and hang out with my friends.
If you could be any animal, which would you be? Definitely a tiger (it is my favorite animal)
What are you passionate about? I am passionate about my love for animals and film.
What is your secret talent? Awkwardly dancing at work.
What is your experience, including any schooling? I have 12+ years experience as a Veterinary Assistant. I also have a Degree in Culinary Arts and was a Pastry Chef in my previous life.
What types of pets do you have at home and what are their names? I have 2 dogs, Sullivan and Loni
Why did you decide to work in the pet industry? I love animals and it is gratifying to help people choose the best food for their pets.
What do you like to do in your free time? Hang out with my dogs and watch movies.
If you could be any animal, which would you be? Octopus
What are you passionate about? Animals and nutrition
What is your secret talent? Baking
Dr. Ryan Ainsworth
Owner & Veterinarian
Dr. Ainsworth's Bio
What is your experience, including any schooling? Repair and improvements of residential and commercial properties. Project management, purchasing negotiation aircraft maintenance, cost estimating.
What types of pets do you have at home and what are their names? Right now we have a female cat named Baby.
Why did you decide to work in the pet industry? The animals
What do you like to do in your free time? Accepting this position gave me a way to combine two things I love which is building/facilities management and animals of all species.
If you could be any animal, which would you be? Our one and only dog was a Jack Russell Terror…I mean Terrier. I loved his energy.
What are you passionate about? Life and all it has to offer and all sports, especially baseball, which I played for 16 years.
What is your secret talent? I can sing with the best of them on karaoke night…after a few beers.
Anything else you would like to mention? My wife and I are originally from Chicago. We relocated to Arizona in 2008 to be with family. Karla (my wife) and I have been married for 26 years and have no children.