I started pet sitting in fourth grade when I was entrusted with the care of our class gerbils over the holidays. Best assignment ever! I grew up with dogs and loved visiting my family and friends who had dogs, cats, fish, parakeets, rats, turtles, chickens, etc. I am a graduate of Lawrence High School and the University of Kansas. I have worked part-time for Lawrence Pet Friends since 2006 and full-time at the University Press of Kansas since 1986. When I’m not working, I enjoy yoga, Jazzercise, live music, and spending time with my husband and our two dogs, Maisie and River.