Aarf House Assistant Manager

Tell us a little about yourself: I have always had a passion for animals and love working with them whenever possible! I'm currently studying Veterinary Science and other aspects of Animal Care, and I love anything having to do with animals. In my free time, though, I love to get with friends and go on adventures. I love exploring and swimming, and I'm always excited to see what's new in the world!

What is your favorite part about working for Aarf?

I have 2— first I love how our team is like a family, and I love how well we all get along and work together. This team is absolutely amazing and I love every single person! Second– I love the amazing bond and connection I make with all the doggies and kitties, as well as their humans. Every single pet and pet owner is unique, and I love getting to know each and every one of them and understanding them!

How long have you been with Aarf?

Spring 2021

What jobs do you do for Aarf? 

Shifts and Overnights at the Aarf House, Dog hiking, Pet Sitting, and Dog walks!

Do you have a funny story to share?

I was once doing visits for a darling and very sweet kitty named Ruby, and after I had taken care of all her care duties, I was hanging out with her in her upstairs living room. We were playing with her toys and snuggling up together when all of a sudden I heard loud and very aggressive talking coming from one of the back rooms, and it scared me so bad! I took Ruby downstairs and then slowly went back upstairs and started to lightly Knock on the door. I had the impression Ruby's family was out of town- so I wanted to apologize if I had disturbed this person while I was taking care of Ruby. The voice was still angry and talking fast, and I began doubting it was a family member and started to think the worst. I remember my heart pounding when I opened the door... All to find that Ruby's humans accidentally left their radio on in their bathroom, and it was on some random podcast! I remember laughing so hard that day- even though moments before I was so scared! That visit was definitely a highlight in my stories to share.

What is your favorite hike in Salt Lake? (With you without dogs)

Quail Hollow in Cottonwood Heights or the Millcreek River hike in Moab!