Position: Operations Manager, Certified Camp Counselor
Years With Camp Bow Wow: 6+
Background: After attending college to study Health and Exercise Science, I began my career in the fitness industry. I was successful but it was no the most exciting job for me. I've been surrounded by animals all my life, wild and domestic. I had dogs, cats, ducks, goats and birds as pets when I was growing up. It was time for a change. I found Camp Bow Wow when they were hiring just before their opening in November of 2009. I'm the only employee who has been at Camp since its inception 6+ years ago. I love it!
Additional Skills/Qualifications: I am certified in Pet CPR and First Aid. I'm in charge of training new Counselors. I continue my education by attending management courses at the local community college and on-line training courses offered through Camp Bow Wow.
What I love most about my job: I love working in the play yards! I make a game out of practicing gate control by getting all the dogs to sit while I open the gate and let other dogs in. I can make 40 dogs in a yard lay down at the same time. Not only does this make the time go by quickly but it helps to balance the energy in the yard.
My pets: I have a black Labrador Retriever, named Pops and a Siberian Husky named Crystal.
Position: Front Desk Manager, Certified Camp Counselor
Years With Camp Bow Wow: 5+
Background: I was born and raised in South Jersey. I'm a true 'Jersey Girl'! My first job was as a volunteer a local animal shelter. I loved working with the dogs so much that I started house sitting pets for friends and neighbors.
Additional Skills/Qualifications: While working at Camp Bow Wow, I attended Camden County College, taking several courses in the Veterinary Technician Program. I also completed on-line courses at Penn Foster College. I am certified in Pet CPR and First Aid. In order to enhance my hands-on skills, I worked part time as a Vet Tech at a local Veterinary Hospital. The education and experience helped me to be able to administer medicine to our Campers by keeping them calm and not creating a stressful event for them.
What I love most about my job: Working at the front desk, greeting happy Campers as they come through the door, and talking to clients. I love seeing the smile on a parent's face when I tell them something funny that their dog did that day!
My pets: I have three fur babies that are regulars at Camp; Stevie, Angie and Eliza.
Position: Front Desk, Certified Camp Counselor
Years With Camp Bow Wow: 3
Background: I have a wonderful husband, Eric and a beautiful daughter Chloe. When I'm not at work, I'm with my family enjoying life!
Additional Skills/Qualifications: I worked at Toyota for a few years where I was able to gain Customer Service experience. Customer Service is very important when discussing requirements for our Campers with their Humans.
What I love most about my job: I love being able to greet parents and their fur children at the front desk and also being able to work in the yards where the pups follow me around wagging their tails!
My pets: I have a Beabull, Hercules, who loves coming to Camp with me everyday!