Meet The Team

Jenna Schrader

Jenna Schrader

A student with a lot of love for the fur-babies!

Jenna lives in Butchertown with her three cats and dog. Her oldest cat, Nami, has asthma and takes an inhaler daily. Along with spending her days cuddling her cats, she also spends a lot of time outdoors with her puppy, a Dachsund named Egbert. Yoga, reading, and hiking are passions of hers. Currently, Jenna is a student pursuing her Master’s in Public Health. She hopes to work in policy to advocate for the environment and keeping our animals and planet safe and healthy.

Stephanie Green

Stephanie Green

A Zookeeper and avid exerciser

Stephanie lives in the J-town area of Louisville. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Zoology from Kentucky Wesleyan College. She & her boyfriend share life with an all-white cat and two dogs, a lab mix and a pit mix. She works as a zookeeper at the Louisville Zoo, taking care of bears, seals, and sea lions. She enjoys staying active with CrossFit and walking, running & hiking in the magnificent local parks of Louisville. Animals have been her passion all her life and she couldn’t imagine doing anything else with her career.

Beka Vaile

Beka Vaile

A Louisville Zoo employee and animal lover

Beka loves animals and works at the Louisville Zoo, caring for bears, seals & sea lions. She has a boxer named Belle who is her baby! They enjoy going on walks and snuggling on the couch. She loves being active, working out, and exploring the outdoors.

Laura Hardaway

Laura Hardaway

A Vet Tech whose life is all about her love of animals

Laura has been a vet tech for over 16 years, a job she loves! She has always loved being around animals, especially dogs. When not working, she spends most of her time with her best friend hiking, walking their dogs and watching TV.

Michelle Mardis

Michelle Mardis

Adores all animals

Michelle, (pronounced “me-shel”) loves all animals, but has a special place in her heart for cats and dogs as she has owned several breeds of each in her lifetime.

She is excited to have the opportunity to care for your special fur-baby just as you would with kindness and compassion.

She is a yoga, Pilates and meditation instructor as well as a professional singer for weddings and funerals. These skills have developed a calm nature and caring disposition that can be applied in the caring of our furry friends, especially in times of anxiousness or frustration.

She appreciates clients’ entrusting their fur-lives into her care.

Sarah Potter

Sarah Potter

Retired to spend more time with her fur-babies

Sarah retired in February 2022 from the central office of the public school system, after a previous career as a newspaper reporter. She is enjoying spending time with her daughters Monica and Amy, her rescue canine Chalupa and his feline siblings Olivia and Calvin. She is grand mom to canines Hazel, Ada and Sadie, and felines Marvin and Lucille.

Sarah has had a love for pets since she can remember and always wanted a dog, but her parents said the five children in the house were enough. So she began walking the neighbors dogs.

She enjoys reading, cooking, travel, writing, family time, being outdoors and the beach.

Karson Dickinson

Karson Dickinson

Student, writer & avid volunteer.

Aside from the book she is currently writing, she frequently volunteers at the Humane Society near her college and works with all different types of animals. Her experiences there have taught Karson the importance of watching an animal’s body language, and putting to practice positive reinforcement techniques.
Erin Lang

Erin Lang

Recent graduate, animal lover & outdoor enthusiast .

Originally from Louisville, Erin is a recent graduate from Western Kentucky University. She spent her last college semester completing an internship with an expedition company in Colorado. The majority of her time in Colorado was spent exploring the outdoors.  She realized a good way to spend time outside while in Kentucky is by walking dogs and taking care of pets. She has always had a dog and her family currently has a goofy black lab named Ruger. Besides spending time with Ruger, she enjoys riding bikes and hiking.

Regina Panebianco

Regina Panebianco

Medical professional and unique pet owner

Regina is originally from Long Island, New York. She comes from a close-knit Italian/Irish family. She has worked mostly in the Medical field doing such work as Medical Assisting in Doctor’s offices, Phlebotomy, Lab Asst/Processing in hospitals and American Red Cross settings, training in a domestic violence shelter. She has also worked with mentally challenged teenage girls in a dormitory-like setting, as well as EMS work in the Southern Indiana/Louisville area. She currently works a seasonal retail job while in the process of starting a new position where she will be working from home for a local Medical Waste Management Company. She has a great love for all animals, having owned lots of different types of pets including dogs, cats, hamsters, lizards/geckos, a unique pure white Dove, and varied fish. She currently owns 3 cats.

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