I was born and raised here in Wilmington, NC. Growing up we always had a house full of animals (dogs, cats, birds, bunnies, hamsters, gerbils, fresh and saltwater fish). Throughout school I worked at Learning Express Toys where I discovered my love for working with the public. After Highschool I was attending UNCW pursuing a degree in education. Midway through my studies I decided to take a break from school and moved out west to San Carlos, California. I began working at a local pet shop/grooming salon called Bow Wow Meow that was similar to Unleashed. My time there taught me the importance of quality nutrition for our pets and gave me a newfound passion for working with dogs. As much fun as I was having in California, I was homesick and missed my dog, Seven, a Pit-Carolina Dog Mix who is the best thing since sliced bread. So, I packed my things and came back to Wilmington.
I acquired my kitten Lil Squish upon my return and she has been the best friend I could ask for. She has made my pet nutrition journey very personal because she’s a typical cat and hates most things. I have been able to use my knowledge and help her become the healthiest version of herself.
I have been with the Unleashed crew since the open of our downtown location and have had a blast getting our store ready for our downtown pups! I have enjoyed meeting new downtown customers and helping them get their dogs and cats as happy and healthy as they can be. My passion has expanded tenfold, and I am so ready to see where this can take me