From the individualized care our canine-loving staff provides to playtime with other four-legged friends, your dog has never had this much fun! Our team understands the key elements to a happy pup and we find great joy in incorporating them into our daily activities. We believe every single one of our Campers deserves premier treatment, which is why you'll receive all of the great benefits of Camp at one upfront cost.
James Camp General Manager Years with Camp Bow Wow: 4 See Full BioJames Years with Camp Bow Wow: 4 Camp General Manager
James has been with Camp Bow Wow Boulder for over 3 years. He took a year off to head back East but just couldn’t stay gone long. He originally wanted to work with dogs just for the interim until he could figure out what else to do. What started out as just any ‘ole job, turned into the opportunity to work with an amazing staff and for the most stellar boss! Now his career goals are simply to become financially independent. James feels that Camp has become his home away from home. There is not a day that he isn’t excited to come into work!
Spending time and getting to know all of our clients – whether they have two or four legs—is James’ favorite thing to do at Camp. In fact, one of the most memorable stories about James comes from a chat with a sweet client a few years ago. While trying to convey the dedication and love we all feel for the dogs, he exclaimed “the dogs are our lives!” And now we quote him all the time! James has the sweetest yellow lab named Sprout who loves coming to work with Dad. In fact, if he could speak, he would tell James “I’ll be your best friend if you take me to Camp with you more!” Everyone is so happy that James and Sprout came home!
Kayla Marketing Director Years With Camp Bow Wow: 4 See Full BioKayla Years With Camp Bow Wow: 4 Marketing Director
In a short period of time, Kayla made a big impact on the Camp Bow Wow Boulder team! With an additional three years of Animal Care experience under her belt prior to working at Camp, we wasted no time in putting Kayla’s skills and knowledge to good use. Considering her career goal is to “work with animals as much as possible”, it’s safe to say she is on the right path. :-)
Even with so much to do at Camp, Kayla always finds time to spend with her four legged friends. You will often find her pug, River, loyally shadowing her every move. When not at Camp, Kayla and River enjoy hiking, swimming, yoga, and photography. Let’s face it, who wouldn’t want to spend their day taking pictures of River’s adorable face! Woof!
Hilary Camp Manager Years with Camp Bow Wow: 12 See Full BioHilary Years with Camp Bow Wow: 12 Camp Manager
Hilary has been with Camp for 11 years now! She has two pets at home: a corgi named Sketcher who comes to Camp with her and a beta fish named Blue. If Sketcher could speak, he would say “why are we talking about you when we should be talking about me?!” He is a bit of a divo. You can find Hilary running local races on the weekends; she’s got mad speed! She began a two-year rigorous nursing program and will be a nurse in just a year’s time.
Hilary loves getting to play with all of the pups and knowing their individual personalities. Cattle dogs are her favorite! She loves working at Camp because Hilary loves how dogs can just be dogs while playing in the yards. One of her favorite memories from Camp was one evening as big Moose the lab was running down the aisle to meet his mom, he swiped Hilary’s legs out right from under her! Hilary’s favorite dogs at Camp are Hudson B., Mochi S., Sophie T., and Charlie I.
Jasper Camp Counselor See Full BioJasper Camp CounselorJasper has been with Camp Bow Wow Boulder for about a year and half now. You can find him giving the dogs some extra enriching attention with puzzles and games on our Enrichment Team. Jasper has 2 dogs; Nico and Shaggy. If they could speak, they’d both say about their dad, “he doesn’t have enough hands, but I guess the thumbs are cool.” Shaggy is a 4.5 years old pit/boxer/lab mix and Nico is a young rescue cattle dog from one of our very favorite rescue organizations, New Hope Cattle Dog Rescue. Their story is a special one. As a foster in Camp Bow Wow’s care, Nico honed in on Jay like a dog to a bone! It was an instant bond that was special to see form and come to a happy ending in Nico’s furever loving home with Jasper!
Jasper loves Camp because the staff care about each other and act as a team to take care of our furry friends! He initially wanted to work at Camp because he wanted a job working with dogs professionally. He had already done so much with them and wanted to keep moving in that direction. Jasper’s career goals are to be a professional dog trainer/animal behaviorist. His favorite story about Camp was meeting Nico and feeling that instant connection! Jasper’s favorite thing at Camp is when he’s doing one on one time with dogs who frequent our enrichment program.
Lacey Front Desk Years With Camp Bow Wow: 2 See Full BioLacey Years With Camp Bow Wow: 2 Front Desk
Lacey quickly became a favorite with both our two and four-legged clients at Camp! She came to us looking for work that would allow her to love and care for dogs. She certainly found the right place! Lacey says she loves Camp Bow Wow Boulder because of the fun-loving atmosphere and genuinely her caring coworkers. Her favorite things to do at Camp bathing dogs and putting together vaccine reminders and boarding cards to help our two-legged customers.
Lacey has two dogs of her own at home. Bunny is a Pitbull mix and Blu is a Pitbull. If they could speak to her, Blu would lie and say “I don’t play enough tug-of-war!” But Bunny would want her to know that “I give the best cuddles!” Lacey remembers this one time when Brooke was in the yard with her mom’s dog, Bonnie, and Bonnie got so excited to see her sister that she ran straight to her and accidentally swept her feet out from under her! But all was well because she got to get all the kisses! Lacey is studying chemical and biological engineering and wants to do something involving prosthetics and/or pharmaceuticals.
Amandaliss Front Desk and Camp Counselor See Full BioAmandaliss Front Desk and Camp Counselor
Amanda joined Camp Bow Wow Boulder in 2019. You can find her in the yards, loving on the dogs, or at the Front Desk helping our two-legged customers. She has two pets at home named Obi and Whookie. If they could speak, Obi and Whookie would say that Amanda “is super fun! She’ll roll around and cuddle us on the floor!” What a good Mom! Her career goals are to make a significant software used by many, or a videogame.
Amanda loves Camp because everyone here loves what they do. And for all the dogs, of course. When looking for a job, she wanted to work at CBW Boulder because she loves dogs way too much and wanted to do something more involved with them. Amanda recalls the first time a dog laid in her lap. It was towards the end of the night and she was relaxing with the few dogs left. Margo S. was obviously tired after a long day playing and when Amanda sat down, Margo made herself very comfortable. Hearts melting! Amanda loves playing with all of our sweetheart pups and getting to know the Pet Parents on a personal level.
Ashley Front Desk and Camp Counselor See Full BioAshley Front Desk and Camp CounselorAshley has been with Camp Bow Wow Boulder for about 6 months now. You can find her in the yards playing with pups or at the Front Desk getting to know our two-legged clients. She has two chihuahuas at home, Peachy and Barley. If they could speak they would say their mom takes too many naps. But they're not complaining; they love the snuggles!Ashley wanted to work at Camp Bow Wow because she loves working with animals and was looking forward to building relationships and interacting with the dogs, coworkers, and customers. She loves Camp because she gets to spend all day with sweet pups. Ashley's career goals are to get her Vet Tech certification and hopefully become a veterinarian one day! She recalls when little Lizzie was a bit anxious but then finally let Ashley hold and comfort her. Her favorite thing about Camp is being able to interact with each dog and build a sense of comfort each time they come in to Camp Bow Wow.
Janis Front Desk Manager Years With Camp Bow Wow: 3 See Full BioJanis Years With Camp Bow Wow: 3 Front Desk Manager
Janis came to us all the way from a Camp in Rochester, New York where she worked for a year and a half before moving to Colorado. ;-) She has been part of the CBW Boulder pack since July and has quickly become an important and well-loved member of our team! Janis was initially attracted to Camp because of her love for all animals; dogs in particular. Janis feels that Camp Bow Wow and its mission is so great, she just knew she had to be a part of it. Getting to know each of the dogs and their personalities makes all the hard work worthwhile. Plus, watching puppies grow up with us is so amazing! While she loves helping our two-legged customers at the front desk, her favorite thing to do at Camp is baths. Giving a dog the “sPAW Treatment” and spending one on one time with our Campers is the best part of every day.
When not pampering pups at Camp, Janis loves hula hooping! We can only imagine her sweet, high energy dog, Penny, loves chasing the hula hoop around and around. Penny loves playing at Camp and food! If she could speak to Janis, she would tell her “I love you, now please feed me!”
Gage Senior Camp Counselor See Full BioGage Senior Camp Counselor
Gage has been with Camp Bow Wow Boulder for a year and half. He loves working at Camp because all the dogs are great, and so are the employees. It's special that everyone cares about the dogs so much AND their fellow Camp Counselors. It's a great work environment. He initially applied to work at Camp because he really loves dogs and Camp seemed like a great opportunity to not only hang out with a bunch of them but get to learn more about canine companions, too! His favorite thing to do at Camp is hang out in the yards with his four-legged friends.
Gage has a husky/lab mix named Mahalo. If Mahalo could speak, he would say that Gage “is the best cuddler around and he gives me all the treats!” His career goals are to work on something space related such as programming a planetary rover. He recalls a funny moment in the yards when Juna was getting into that midday sleepy slump but he was still standing up as his eyes drooped with heavy sleep. He stumbled while falling asleep standing! LOL, Juna is one entertaining character.
Hailey Senior Camp Counselor See Full BioHailey Senior Camp Counselor
Hailey has been with Camp Bow Wow Boulder for one year and you would be hard pressed to find someone who loves dogs as much as she does! She rescued a Catahoula/Blue heeler mix named Louise who started out at Camp as a foster through New Hope Cattle Dog Rescue. She is also the mom to a beta fish named Petunia. If Louise could speak, she would say “I love being at mom’s side at all times, but I don’t like that she only feeds me twice a day. Can I get all foods, please?” Lol, same, Louise.
Hailey loves working at Camp because she loves her coworkers and misses the dogs on her days off. She initially wanted to work at Camp because being able to spend time with dogs all day sounded like an absolute dream. Her favorite thing about Camp is getting to know the dogs’ personalities and seeing them develop friendships. Hailey’s career goals are to go into wildlife rehabilitation and conservation or researching animal behavior. She recalls the first time she met Louise as a foster at Camp. Hailey instantly knew she needed to adopt her! They’re a match made in puppy heaven!
Nick Senior Camp Counselor See Full BioNick Senior Camp Counselor
Since Nick has been with Camp Bow Wow Boulder he has provided a cool new vibe to the team! He initially wanted to work at Camp because he felt the previous jobs he worked were just too boring. He really wanted to work somewhere he could enjoy coming into every day. Now, Nick says he loves working at Camp because everyone is awesome and the dogs are literally the best! His enthusiasm helped him become a Senior Camp Counselor and member of our Leadership Team! His career goals are to go into academia and research in social media.
Nick has two dogs of his own named Meeka and Piper. If they could speak, they would complain “he is the weakest link when it comes to getting us treats!” That said, he clearly has a huge heart for dogs, which is why he fits in so well at Camp. One of Nick’s favorite memories from Camp is getting to watch shy Oreo as he actually gained the self-assurance to play with another dog! Normally, Oreo would want to stay near Nick, but their bond gave Oreo the confidence and encouragment he needed to play successfully. Nick’s favorite things to do at Camp are cleaning yards and helping with our company software.
Steven Senior Camp Counselor See Full BioSteven Senior Camp CounselorSteven has been with Camp Bow Wow for a year and a half. His specialty falls in our Enrichment services. He’s one of the lucky dogs who gets to spend that extra special one on one time with our four-legged friends! He has two pets at home, Savoy (The Butt) and Stirling (The Bean). If they could talk, they would say “my dad is the best.”Steven loves Camp because being able to be around so many dogs is the best! He wanted to work at Camp to learn more about breeds and their specificities. His career goals are to be an artist who owns a dog rescue. When asked about a favorite story from Camp, Steven replied with “every day is an adventure at Camp! I can’t choose one!” But it’ll always be special to his fellow Camp Counselors when Steven draws funny cartoon dogs on the whiteboards! His talent is abundant and so appreciated. Steven’s favorite thing to do at Camp is Enrichment because he loves helping the dogs learn and explore their true abilities.
Jeremy Senior Operations Lead See Full BioJeremy Senior Operations Lead
Jeremy has been with Camp Bow Wow for about a year now and quickly became a favorite with our four-legged customers. He has a Labradoodle named Kobe. If Kobe could speak he would tell everyone that Jeremy is a great spooner and cuddler! Jeremy loves when our two-legged customers treat the Camp Counselors with yummy homemade baked goods!
When he’s not in the play yards hanging out with dogs, you can find Jeremy giving baths as a member of our Grooming Team. He livens up the team with friendly philosophical debates, such as, "if the dogs are colorblind, why do they like us in red?" Jeremy enjoys working at Camp because his coworkers make it easy to be professional but also have fun! His career goals are simply to become financially independent.
Joseph Senior Operations Lead Years With Camp Bow Wow: 5 See Full BioJoseph Years With Camp Bow Wow: 5 Senior Operations Lead
As an opera singer, it would be easy to expect a bold, deep, “alpha dog” voice to come from Joe. In reality, he is simply one of the best at keeping the dogs calm and happy with his soothing tone. He is following his dreams to sing professionally, but has already made it to the “big stage” here with us at Camp. Dogs love his kind sole and friendship, we appreciate his loyalty and compassion for our four-legged friends! When asked what he loved about CBW Boulder, he simply said “hanging out with the dogs.
Melissa Senior Operations Lead See Full BioMelissa Senior Operations LeadMelissa has only been with Camp Bow Wow Boulder for two months, but came with plenty of experience! She has two pets: a Carolina dog named Sydney and a leopard gecko named Viserion. If Sydney could speak she would let her Mom know she is way smarter than her. LOL! She loves all the walks and treats but would appreciate more!Melissa loves the Camp Bow Wow team atmosphere and how everyone works together to make sure the dogs are happy and healthy. Other than the fact that she loves dogs, Melissa wanted to work at Camp Bow Wow because she appreciates our philosophy of treating the dogs "like you're our own."
Melissa’s career goals are to become a yoga instructor. She wants to own a boarding facility or dog shelter someday! But for now she loves, while at Camp, watching Juna find any patch of sun outside and lie on his back soaking up all the sunlight! Melissa enjoys performing grooming tasks. She is a certified groomer and loves making the dogs look all clean and pretty!
Brook VP of Operations and Innovation Years With Camp Bow Wow: 12 See Full BioBrook Years With Camp Bow Wow: 12 VP of Operations and Innovation
Brook is considered a CBW veteran. She has managed, operated, and directed Camps and Camp Bow Wow's home-based pet care service in Colorado for many years. In addition, she spent 4 years at the corporate office providing assistance to 125 CBWs across the country. Her long term experience in owning and managing small businesses, along with her love for dogs and pets, makes her the perfect fit for the team. She is also a graduate of the C.U. Business School. Brook has always had Shar-Pei dogs and admired XL breeds (specifically Great Danes, Saint Bernards and Bernese Mountain Dogs) but her 2 year old daughter asked Santa for a Dachshund, thus Stan joined the family. They have also adopted a hedgehog named Dick Valentine!
Steph Camp Counselor / Brand Ambassador See Full BioSteph Camp Counselor / Brand Ambassador
Steph has been with Camp Bow Wow for about a year and a half now! She has three pets at home; two dogs and a cat. Aspen is a husky/German shepherd mix, Simba is a husky/Australian shepherd mix, and her gray tabby cat is named Jasper. If they could speak, Aspen would ask “Mom, can we go on an adventure?” But Simba would demand “more treats and snuggles, please!” Steph loves working at Camp because Camp Bow Wow has a fun and exciting environment where she is not only able to connect with dogs, but the staff as well. She feels that everyone at Camp has a strong love for dogs and ensures that they have the best time during their stay with us!
Steph wanted to work at Camp Bow Wow because of her love for dogs, of course! She always felt a strong connection with animals, especially dogs, so it felt like this would be the perfect job for her. Steph will graduate from CU Boulder this spring with a bachelor's in psychology & sociology. She will start an internship for the Federal Heights Police Department as a Victim Advocate later this year. One of Steph’s favorite days at Camp was Halloween 2020. The costume contest was adorable, and Luna even came with all of her fur dyed purple! When asked about her favorite Camp tasks, Steph said “I love giving baths and grooming the dogs - it's so much fun! I also just love spending time in the yards with the pups!”
Abigail Operations Lead See Full BioAbigail Operations Lead
Abigail has been with Camp Bow Wow Boulder for about a year now. When asked why she wanted to work here, she replied with “uhm dogs? Who wouldn’t want to work with some of the sweetest creatures on Earth?” LOL We agree with her on that J She loves CBW because of the warm fuzzy feeling that comes when she gets a dog to be comfortable with her after they’ve started off nervous and shy. She remembers watching Flora play because it was so odd and adorable! Abigail also loves those little moments when you get just one dog in a yard and can play with them at max energy level without others interfering. Yeah New Enrichment Services!
Abigail has the sweetest mini aussie of her own named Willow. If she could speak, Willow would say, “I love you. I love you. I love you. Treat? Do you have treats?” Love and food are her top priorities. Same sista! Abigail’s career goals are to work in the criminal justice system. With her drive, character, and big heart, we know Abigail will be successful at following her dreams!
Allison Operations Lead See Full BioAllison Operations Lead
Allison has been with Camp Bow Wow Boulder for almost 2 years now! She has a Puggle at home named Daisy. If Daisy could speak, she would say that Allison “gives me the best cuddles and walks!” If these cuddles are anything like the cuddles she gives to dogs at Camp, they truly are the best! Allison is a natural caretaker. Her career goals are to become a nurse! There’s no doubt in our minds that she’ll be great.
Allison wanted to work at Camp Bow Wow to spend time with and care for all of the dogs. She loves working at Camp because she also loves her coworkers as well as the dogs! Likeminded, caring people who just want to play with and care for dogs is a good place to find friends! Her favorite things to do at Camp are putting down meals, administering medications, and giving dog baths. This is probably because these all give her some nice one on one time with the pups. Her favorite thing that happens at Camp is when Rhea scratches at the gate just to get into the same yard as Allison! So much love.
“I was awesome they loved me !”