Mesa Store Team

Lodging • Daycare • Pet Supplies • Dog Training
in mesa and gilbert, az

Dr. Ryan Ainsworth

Dr. Ryan Ainsworth

Owner

What made you want to work with animals?
My passion for pets began when I was very young. My first job was at Petsmart when I was 16. I started in the Specialty department and thoroughly learned about aquatics, small mammals, reptiles, and birds. At that time, a lot of people came to me with their pet problems, and if I didn’t know the answer I would ask someone else or look it up. I quickly discovered a passion for problem-solving peoples’ pet problems. This made me realize that being a veterinarian would be the right career choice for me.

What kind of pets do you have, or wish you could have?We have five dogs, three corgis, an Aussie mix, and a dachshund. We have several ducks and chickens as well

What’s one random fact about you most people don’t know?
I played the trombone and junior high and high school.

Ben Dillon

Ben

Director of Operations

Bio coming soon!

Lesly

Store Manager

What made you want to work with animals?
I understood at a very young age that all dogs are pure at heart. Growing up I wanted nothing more than to be surrounded not only by animals but people who also understood this. It is a very rewarding job and I get to see so many cute pets on the daily!


What kind of pets do you have or wish you could have?
I have a male chihuahua mix named Astro and a female domesticated short-haired named Leia! I wish I could own a dragon; imagine how much gas I could save on!

What’s one random fact about you most people don’t know?
I’m fluent in Spanish & love to paint/draw art.

Amy

Lead Sales Associate

What made you want to work with animals?
I’ve always loved animals and growing up our pets were members of the family. Being able to educate and guide fellow animal lovers on pet nutrition and wellness so their babies can live healthy, happy lives is something I feel good about at the end of the day.


What kind of pets do you have or wish you could have?
I have a turtle named Wrex and two Boston Terriers, Tula & Gus.


What’s one random fact about you most people don’t know?
I’m very superstitious.

Peggy

Sales Associate

What made you want to work with animals?
I wanted to work with animals because of their pure character and positive energy.


What kind of pets do you have, or wish you could have?
 Jax is my current dog boy and I’ve had hamsters, bearded dragon, gecko, cat, parrot, turtle and fish. I would like a wolf if I could.


What’s one random fact about you most people don’t know?
I was born in Japan.

Sarah

Sales Associate

What made you want to work with animals?
I love dogs and I don’t know any cats personally, but they seem cool.


What kind of pets do you have, or wish you could have?
I have a year-old border collie, she keeps me on my toes.

What’s one random fact about you most people don’t know?
I played soccer in college until I fractured my kneecap.

Destiny

Sales Associate

What made you want to work with animals?
I’m always the one at the party trying to make friends with the host’s pet! Animals are a passion of mine and I figured, why not make it my job!


What kind of pets do you have, or wish you could have?
I have a little Chihuahua! She’s a true menace to society, but I love her to bits.

What’s one random fact about you most people don’t know?
I collect gemstones!

Jimmy

Sales Associate

What made you want to work with animals?
I have always wanted to work with animals because growing up I have always had dogs and cats growing up. I love when customers bring in their dogs because you create a connection with them!


What kind of pets do you have, or wish you could have?
I have three pets with two of them being a doodle, and one of them being a labradoodle.

What’s one random fact about you most people don’t know?
My most random fact would be I lived in Bloomington, Illinois for fifteen years of my life.

Mirna

Sales Associate

What made you want to work with animals?
Most of my background has been in the medical field. But animals have all been my passion & hobby. So, when I closed my skincare business doing something in the ‘animal world’ seemed like an obvious choice for me.


What kind of pets do you have, or wish you could have?
We have a female German shepherd/ Lab mix, Lola. A male Rottweiler called Deno and a male Bombay cat called Grimmy.


What’s one random fact about you most people don’t know?
I’m an avid Pilates & Yoga enthusiast.

Nicole

Sales Associate

What made you want to work with animals?
I’ve always loved animals and followed my passion.

What kind of pets do you have, or wish you could have?
I’ve got two dogs.

What’s one random fact about you most people don’t know?
I love to rock climb and snowboard.

Kaylynn

Sales Associate

What made you want to work with animals?
I’ve always had a passion for animals since I was little. I’ve always been around them and I believe my purpose is to help and save as many as I possibly can.

What kind of pets do you have, or wish you could have?
Five cats, two dogs, a leopard gecko, and a chinchilla the animal I wish I could have been a ferret and a parrot, but I’d end up with two each of both.

What’s one random fact about you most people don’t know?
I’m actually really out going once you take the time to get to know me.

Jayme

Sales Associate

What made you want to work with animals?
I love seeing all the different dog breeds that come into our store! Especially the puppies!

What kind of pets do you have, or wish you could have?
I have an all-white husky and 2 cats, I’ve always wanted a chocolate Lab!

What’s one random fact about you most people don’t know?
A lot of people don’t know that all my pets are rescues!

Gilbert Store Team | Bark Avenue