Katie Rose

Retail Assistant Manager

I’m a very happy and warm hearted girl who has loved animals all my life! I always dreamed as a little girl to have a pup-family of my own. After marrying my wonderful husband, we adopted our Pomeranian, Nellie. Our sweet Nellie is our world and we can’t imagine our life without her. My husband and I moved to Vacaville a little over two years ago and fell in love with the town.

After visiting Pawsh with my joyful little Pomeranian, I knew this was the place for me! Nellie & I had an incredible experience as a first time client & patient. We instantly felt so cared for and valued. I’m new to the pet care world and am very excited to be working with the amazing doctors and friendly staff. Everyone at Pawsh is so welcoming! When you bring your pet in, you’ll both feel like family here!

Danielle Christian


I am originally from Michigan. My husband and I moved here in October 2016 because he got stationed at Travis AFB. We moved here with 1 fur baby, our cat Tiger. Both of us growing up in households with many animals, so we decided it was time for our first dog together. We adopted Sampson at the shelter here in Vacaville.

We love to go hiking, camping, and exploring this side of the country with Sampson. We love it here in Vacaville! Everyone is so welcoming and genuine.

I soon realized I absolutely loved being around animals and their “fur parents” so I decided to pursue a career working with them. I have been with Pawsh since April 2017. I love everyone here and all the warm hearted people who come in with their fur babies!

Nicole Charleston

Head Groomer

I would like to reach out to you all and introduce myself. My name is Nicole and I am the new lead groomer here at Pawsh! I initially learned the trade so I could groom my family’s poodle when I was a teen. However I later became certified and have been professionally grooming for almost fifteen years now. I really enjoy helping pets to be as comfortable as they are beautiful, and I am glad I can share the love with dogs in my community. I consider my specialty to be poodle grooming whether it be a contemporary creative groom, mid-century or even renaissance style. However I enjoy working with all breeds, especially seniors. I have a soft spot for elderly pets as I am now on my second poodle whom is turning ten this year. We only have so little precious time with these special members of our family’s and it is my goal to make sure that they are as happy about their groom as you are.

Kaylee Perry


Hi there! My name is Kaylee! I’ve been a pet lover since my mom got our first kitten, Gizmo. Just two years old, you’d always see me carrying him around. As I aged, dogs became a passion of mine. When my parents moved out to the country, I brush and wash my dog, Max all the time. I fell in love with horses as teenager and have owned two, along with goats and chickens.

I started my grooming training under a groomer who had been in the trade for over twenty years. I spent the first five years bathing and brushing several large breed dogs, such as Great Pyrenees, Tibetan Mastiffs and a particular Irish Wolfhound named Dumbledore. I love dogs of all shapes and sizes and succeeding in giving them stylish transFURmations.

Nowadays, outside of Pawsh, you can catch me hiking with my three dogs, Krossbow, Dingo and Bandit, with whom I spend my downtime.

I look forward to my time with Pawsh and furthering my education within their standards. I’m so glad to be a part of this Animal and Community loving Practice and am happy to groom your pup soon!

Kayla Martinez


My name is Kayla amd I am a Dog Bather here at Pawsh and I am currently training to become a groomer! I have always had a passion for animals and I am so grateful to have the opportunity to work here. Ever since I can remember, I have always wanted to work with animals and I absolutely love what I do!

My boyfriend and I have a 2 year old Yellow lab and his name is Whiskey. He is the greatest fur baby, snuggle bug and sidekick. We like to go to the park and play fetch, go on evening walks and enjoy the outdoors as much as we can. Whiskey is my best friend and we couldn’t imagine life without him. He has brought us so much happiness and love.
I am proud to be a Pawshie and cannot wait to meet new fur babies along my journey as a part of this Pawsome team!

Ellie Hunter

Grooming Apprentice

Hey everyone! I’m Ellie and I started at Pawsh this past April as a Play Care Coach, and recently I am also in the grooming department as an Assistant and Bather. I am an energetic and positive person who loves all sorts of animals. Working at Pawsh has been a goal of mine since 2016, and with hard work, determination and some animal experience up my sleeve; I am proud to say I am part of the Pawsh family. I recently graduated from Vacaville High School, where I was a part of the FFA program; I have raised pigs, rabbits and poultry, and each year I gained valuable skills that pushed me into the animal industry. I was able to take classes that taught me a little bit of everything there is to know about the animal industry.

Being a Play Care Coach is such an exciting job, you can make bonds with clients and their pets like no others. Seeing the dogs interact with each other teaches you a lot about how they socialize. It is something fun for the pups, and if you’re interested I highly recommend it.

Recently I have moved into the grooming department, where there is constantly something to be done. Whether I am getting splashed by a dog in a tub, or covered in hair from the dryer; it has been so much fun learning different aspects of the animal field.

Soon I hope to be attending Cosumnes River College, where I will be studying to become a Registered Vet Tech. I have always wanted to be a veterinarian, so I am thrilled for these next steps in my life. I am proud to be part of Pawsh at a young age, I can’t wait to see where it takes me.

Jordyn Lisec


Hello, my name is Jordyn Lisec and I’m a bather here at Pawsh! I’m 17 years old and started working here in September of 2017. I love animals and my eagerness to learn more about pet care has only flourished since working here. I remember being younger and my teachers asking us questions on the first day of school like, “What are your favorite hobbies?” and “Where were you born?” My favorite question was always, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Instantly I would scribble down “Veterinarian”. My love for all animals, in particular dogs, started when I was young. My first dog was a Weimaraner named Granite. I loved Granite so much and completely fell in love with the breed. Since then, I have had the pleasure of growing up with 4 other Weimaraners! My current pup, Jupiter, is a client here at Pawsh. My parents are extremely happy here and can’t imagine going anywhere else for our pet care needs. I have 2 other fur-babies as well, Django and Katie. I also have a not-so-furry friend Riker, who is a 4-year-old bearded dragon. I’ve had the best experience being a part of Team Pawsh and I can’t wait to see what memories and skill sets I acquire while working here. Working at Pawsh feels more like you’re a part of a big family. We work together and support each other to give your pet the best care possible. There is a loving and welcoming spirit here, one that makes you feel special. I hope you’ll bring your pets in soon, we’re looking forward to making you both feel special too!

William Sun

Play Care Coach

My name’s Will, and I’ve been a Vacaville native much like the rest of the staff. I’m a big dog enthusiast, and my current obsession is with husky dogs. I’ve been a long-time volunteer at animal rescues, and can never get rid of my passion for helping out pets, which are really people’s family members of a different species. I graduated from CSU Sacramento with a degree in Business Administration, and hope to use it any way I can towards my love of our furry companions.

I’ve always admired the work of veterinarians and still wish to pursue my dreams of finding the right balance between caring for animals and utilizing my skills. That’s why I feel excited to work for Pawsh, to be be able to really experience all aspects of pet care with such a tight-knit team. There really is no better place to be with such a welcoming environment that cares about the community that I’ve grown up in so much.

Anyway, when I’m not working, you can probably find me running for fun (and fitness!) or cooking. Another dream of mine is to become like Gordon Ramsay but we’ll see about that one.

Melody Bargon

Play Care Coach

Hi, I’m Melody! I’ve been with team Pawsh since August 2016 and I work in our play care department. You can find me playing on the turf while supervising and socializing your pups! I love my position and find it so satisfying when I can help improve the general behavior of our clients. Dogs are pack animals and they need each other, there is no better feeling for me than to see them being able to engage with one another in a fun and positive environment. Don’t have the time to exercise your dog during the week? Bring them to me and I’ll be happy to give them the care they need to be healthier and happier for you and your family! I have three kids and a dog named Harley, who’s an awesome Pit/Rott mix. I’ve always known that I wanted to work with animals and I have found my home here at Pawsh Place! I’m hoping to play with your pup soon and I look forward to meeting them soon.

Casey Manivong

Play Care Coach

Hi, I’m Casey. I’m from North Carolina, but moved here in 2014 after my husband got stationed at Travis AFB. My husband and I have 5 fur babies which include 2 dogs (Mika and Maple) and our 3 guinea pigs (Momo, Babs, and Oreo). I graduated from East Carolina University in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Services. I worked at an inpatient rehabilitation program for adolescents for over a year before moving to California. I have also spent 5+ years working various retail jobs with an overall total of 9 years providing customer service.

On my down time I like to crochet or my husband and I will take our dogs hiking. I have recently taken up running even though I swore it was something I would never do. I also enjoy board games, reading, and cooking.

Growing up dogs were always a big part of our family and I could never picture my life without them. Slowly my love for animals grew from just dogs to all animals and they have now become my passion. I’m thrilled to be part of the Pawsh family and can’t wait to see where this journey will take me.

Ashley Adams

Play Care Coach

My name is Ashley. I have lived in Vacaville for 28 years, so I’m super excited to be able to serve the community through Pawsh. I have always loved animals since I was a little girl and felt a deep connection. My mom always tells me my favorite toy as a girl was a pound puppy. And I would make my mom walk it around the block with me! I still to this day love reading dog encyclopedias and watching dog shows.

I have always loved animals and science. I graduated from Solano Community College with my Associates in Biotechnology. I would really love to further my education and become a RVT or Veterinary Assistant as I love helping people as well as animals. I have previous experience with animals from volunteering at the SPCA as well as working at Dixon Pet Resort.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband Dylan. Other hobbies I enjoy include; hiking, painting, singing, drawing, reading and playing video games. I also enjoy hanging out with my two cats Bubba and Meme. A dog will be added to the family very soon! I look forward to playing with your pups and getting to know each of their personalities and play styles!

Amanda Perez

Play Care Coach

Hello, my name is Amanda! I grew up in Maryland, then relocated to Colorado around 2008. I worked as a senior/supervisor pet care specialist for a pet daycare facility there and loved it. After recently moving to Northern California, I currently reside at Travis AFB, where I’m a fur-mom to 3 cats & 2 dogs. I love working with pets and am ecstatic to bring my pet care experience to Pawsh Place, as a play care coach! I look forward to meeting your fur-family and showing them the ropes of our great socialization program! Hope to see you both soon <3

Darian Haddon

Play Care Coach

Hello! My name is Darian, and while I only have a few years of experience in the pet care world, I have a lifetime of love for animals! My dog Luca is my best friend; I enjoy taking her on new adventures and daily walks. I also have a pet snake, Panini, and I take him on weekly “walks” around the backyard. Taking care of animals is so therapeutic for me, one day I hope to open up my own business that specializes in art therapy and animal therapy.

I am so excited to be a part of the Pawsh Play Care Team! I am looking forward to getting to know all of the pets that come into Pawsh Place and learning from my knowledgeable co-staff. My number one goal is to take great care of your pet while encouraging them to have as much fun as possible during their time here with us! I love my job and am looking forward to seeing you and your amazing pet(s) soon!

William Speakman

Environmental Specialist

I’m from a military family where I was raised overseas before coming here to California. I enjoy reading, watching shows and walking my dogs. My favorite animal is the tiger. I worked at a car dealership and have done volunteer work for charity.

I enjoy working with animals because they are just like people. They come in all different shapes and sizes and each have a unique way of communicating. There are plenty of programs to support people in need, unfortunately I feel there aren’t enough resources and people who want to help animals. I like working at Pawsh so I can help provide animal care for our community.

My favorite moment is welcoming a new family pet home for the first time and letting them steal my heart. I have been living with pets ever since I was little. The experience allowed me to develop close friendships as well as creating long lasting memories that I will always cherish.