Meet Our Team

Sara, Salt Lake City pet sitter, With Oslo and Molly
Sara
Before starting Mixed Company in 2011, Sara was Assistant Manager at Dogtopia where she was trained to give pet first aid, administer medications and adapt workouts for dogs of all energy levels. She also enjoys writing creative non-fiction and has a Masters of Fine Arts in Writing from American University. She and her Sheltie, Tommy, were past members of Intermountain Therapy Animals. Currently, Sara and her Husky, Hades, are members of the Pajarito Canine Search and Rescue team and Sara serves on the board of Friends of the Shelter and Companion Animals, a non-profit based in Los Alamos, New Mexico. She loves hiking and camping, especially in the Utah desert.

Michelle
Michelle has been a member of the team for six years! Her love of animals developed from an early age, growing up in Minnesota with horses, chickens, dogs and cats. She started by training dogs in obedience and agility. She then moved to California to study marine biology, turning her passion to marine mammals. Over the last 13 years, she has expanded her experience to include dolphins, sea lions, seals, sea otters, penguins, polar bears, grizzly bears, and even elephants! Michelle came to Salt Lake City in 2012. Since then, she has been filling her days forming connections between Utahns and marine mammals. Michelle maintains a love for domestic animals of all kinds, and relishes the opportunity to bring a high level of animal care to her work with dogs and cats. Being able to pet, cuddle, and play with a variety of animals offers the perfect complement to her work with her other large, flippered colleagues.

Heather
Heather was part of our team in 2014 and we were lucky to have her rejoin us in 2017. She has years of experience hiking dogs and we look to her as a trainer of new team members. Heather studied cosmetology at Sherman Kendall Academy of Beauty and still does amazing hair design in North Salt Lake (contact her to schedule). She has completed a pet CPR & First Aid course this year and can be relied upon as a great pack leader for dogs with special needs. She grew up in Salt Lake and loves our beautiful state. Heather spends most of her time on mountain trails and she enjoys watching all the dogs' personalities come out. She has also been a full time mother for 18 years, to children and animals. She has two of her own pets, Jake the Aussie & her cat, Sid. She loves adventure, spontaneity, & being part of the pack!

Andrea
Andrea has been a member of the Mixed Company family since 2013, first as a client, later as a pet sitter and now as our Assistant Manager. She studied business at Hunter College and received a BS in Accounting before moving to SLC from NYC. Currently Andrea has one dog, Mei, the Rottie/lab mix, as well as four cats - Twyla, Baby, Antonio and Motley. She had a horse, Toogie, for 15 years, as well as a snake (ball python), Eddie. Andrea volunteers with CAWS and with Boxer Lovers Rescue. She fostered a few dogs until she adopted Mei. After dealing with a dog who suffered with kidney disease, Andrea researched and became fascinated with canine nutrition. She hopes to be able to take accredited courses and continue with that. The knowledge she gained trying to help her last dog, Lucy the Boxer, has been invaluable in working with foster dogs who sometimes have a myriad of issues. Andrea's passions, outside of cats and dogs, are riding horses and gardening. She lived in an apartment in NYC so she never had a chance to have any outdoor plants. Once she moved here she started to play in the dirt and she hasn’t stopped yet!

Chrissi
Chrissi has been a member of our team since 2017 and has extensive pet sitting experience during her time in California as well. She's had a genuine love for animals her whole life. By nature a caretaker, Chrissi enjoys making animals feel loved and happy. She is happy to be back in Utah after her time in Southern California -- she misssed the mountains. In the past, she was a zoo docent at Hogle Zoo. She also loves to knit and make dogs beds that she sells at local and not so local boutiques in the Western United States -- they are so soft and comfy (see the Community Page for a link). In addition to being a pet sitter, Chrissi has a degree in English Literature from University of Utah and has been a licensed real estate agent and broker in Utah and California for the past 15 years. She absolutely loves working with home buyers and finding the perfect fit for them. Chrissi is currently parent to Sasha the Co-Jack (Corgi/Terrier) and Maddie the Maltipoo. 

Kat
Katherine (Kat) is working toward her PhD in Health, Kinesiology and Recreation from the University of Utah. She is also a teaching assistant in the Health Promotion and Education department. As of now she doesn’t have any of her own pets, but she had dogs, cats, birds & horses growing up. Kat absolutely loves hiking, running and being outside, especially with dogs! She's originally from Maine, but has made Salt Lake her new home and can’t get enough of the mountains.

Monica
Monica completed her undergraduate degree in Environmental and Sustainability Studies and International Studies with an emphasis in Sustainable Development at the University of Utah. She plans on continuing her education by completing an Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Sustainability. She has two family dogs and cats: Kona, an Australian Shepherd; Buck, a Border Collie; Mia, a black and white long haired cat; and Gary, a white and grey cat. She's also spent a lot of time pet sitting over the last few years for friends and family. Monica was born and raised in Salt Lake City and she loves hiking, climbing, and camping in our beautiful state. She has volunteered at Best Friends Animal Society. She has a deep respect for all animals and the role they play in our families. Monica loves traveling and has a passion for the environment and protecting our natural resources, and would consider herself a nontraditional person- she likes trying new things, and has a hard time being stuck in an office all day (why pet sitting and dog walking is the perfect job for her right now).

Chloe
Chloe has been a member of our team since September 2017. When she's not hiking and pet sitting with Mixed Company, she attends college in Salt Lake to become a fitness technician. She is also a kitty lover and has 2 sweet cats of her own, Kingston & Sake. In the past, Chloe worked at Luna Lobos Dog Sledding which gave her a lot of great experience for handling dogs in social situations. She's also spent time working and playing at climbing gyms in the Salt Lake area. Chloe is originally from Miami, Florida but enjoys living in Salt Lake being close to the mountains. On her off time, she loves to snowboard, hike, run, climb and read.

Teasha
Teasha has been a member of our team since early 2018. She is a lifelong animal lover and spent time as a groomer at Pet Smart before coming to work with Mixed Company. Teasha enjoys being outdoors, especially going on dog hikes in the mountains. She is known on our team for her attention to detail, especially when caring for pets with special needs and routines. Her own dogs are Chocolate the Labrador; Filly the Great Dane; Sammy the Beagle mix; Boo Boo the Ibizan Hound, and Foxy and Dakota the Chihuahua sisters. She also has had many kitty and rat companions over the years. 

Jennifer
Jennifer has been a member of the Mixed Company family for about six years, first as a client and then as a part-time pet sitter. We got to know her during hikes with her sweet Doodle duo, Noonie and Violet. Noonie passed away a few years ago and we miss her very much. We are still fortunate we get to see Violet regularly. Jen is primarily a cat and dog sitter for some of our regular vacation sitting clients...especially in the avenues and University areas. When not pet sitting, Jen teaches Spanish and Language Arts to middle school students full time. She is one of the most caring and passionate animal lovers we know and we're grateful she is part of our team.

Brielle
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Sarah
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