Meet Our Team

Des Whittall, Group Manager

I love the opportunity to make a difference- to help build an exceptional and beautiful Resort where you can drop off your pets to have as great a vacation as you are. Read more »

Bandy Hicks, Resort Manager

I have been managing the Resort for Pets since March of 2010 and it has been an ever growing adventure! Read more »


Morgan, Team Leader

Certified Professional Animal Care Provider

Date you joined the team: November 2015

Hobbies: hiking and reading

Favorite thing about working at the Resort: I get to be around animals all day

Inspiration: Anne Trinkle, the founder and executive director of Animal Alliance of NJ, a non-profit animal welfare agency which finds euthanasia unacceptable for adoptable animals in the shelter


Mikaela, Senior Resort Attendant

Date you joined the team: June 2012

Favorite thing about working at the Resort: Getting to know clients and their fur babies and seeing their reaction when they pick up their little ones to see how loved they are

Hidden talent: Writing poetry

Pets: 3 dogs that I love to death and are super spoiled, they are over 100 lbs each and think that they are lap dogs


Candace, Senior Resort Attendant

Date you joined the team: September 2012

Pets: 3 Akitas, Baloo, Delilah and Snow. I am hoping to find another Akita to add to my pack that I can show in the confirmation ring

Hobbies: Walking the dogs and drawing

Favorite thing about working at the Resort: I love giving baths to the pets and how they can look so different after a good clean up, clean pets are happy pets!


 

Coy, Resort attendant

Date you joined the team: July 2016

Hidden talent: For a while I dabbled in movie make-up effects.

Your inspiration: Writers like David Wong and Joe Hill

If you were a dog or cat, what kind would you be? I'd have to say a cat, their lives seem pretty easy!


Makenzie, Resort attendant

Date you joined the team: July 2016

Hobbies: acting, singing, hunting, having fun, taking photos

Pets: Libby, Snuffy, Daisy, and Duke

Favorite thing about working at the Resort: Playing with some of the most adorable animals I've ever seen!


Kelsie, Resort attendant

Date you joined the team: April 2017

Hidden Talent: Drawing.

Hobbies: Basketball and art. 

What is your background in pet care services? I have never worked with pets before, but I have always wanted to!


Jenny, Reservation Specialist

Date you joined the team: April 2017

Hidden Talent: I was a ballerina for 17 years.

What is your background in pet care services? I owned a company based on the health & nutrition of dogs. 

In what ways do you support and give back to your community? I am a big supporter of several animal rescues and have worked closely with several such as Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue, DFW Purebred & Domestic Cat Rescue, and Tend Mend Defend Dog Rescue.


Jamie, Stay and Play Attendant

Date you joined the team: May 2017

Pets: Cocker Spaniel, Jake Harley Maxim and an Oranda Goldfish, Sushi

Fave movie: Labyrinth and Midnight Madness 


Eric, Resort Attendant

Date you joined the team: July 2017

Hobbies: Reading, writing, video games, Halloween, watching movies/TV, cooking

Who are your pets? My dog is a Havanese named Merlin.

What is your background in Pet care services? Before joining Resort for Pets, I worked as a resort attendant at a pet resort in Southlake. Prior to that, I owned and ran Woof Gang Bakery in North Richland Hills with my sister.

What is your favorite thing about working here? Interacting with the dogs.


Shelbi, Resort Attendant

Date you joined the team: July 2017

Who are your pets: Varies, I foster to help dogs find forever homes.

If I were a cat or dog what kind would you be: A Boston Terrier, named Barry Bright.


Emily, Resort attendant

Date you joined the team: May 2017

Hidden talent: Music (Singing, Playing Piano, Playing Guitar)

Before joining our team I was: Manager at a Pet Hotel in Fort Worth

What is your favorite thing about working here? The staff is incredibly supportive, the fur-babies are awesome!!


Elizabeth, Resort attendant

Date you joined the team: June 2017

Hidden talent: Dancing

What is your favorite thing about working here? I find my peace when I am working with the animals.

In what ways do you support and give back to the community? I like to help out at the shelter.


Chantal, Resort attendant

Date you joined the team: July 2017

Hidden talent: I grew up singing and dancing A LOT. I wish I was a secret Broadway Star but I'm more like a secret Broadway Star just waiting for her big break in the very wrong state.

Your inspiration: My Husband. He makes me want to be better. At everything.

Hobbies: Snuggling Puppies, Working Out, Random internet research about things that no one cares about but me, watching Netflix documentaries about those same things.


Deidra, Resort attendant

Date you joined the team: July 2017

Hidden talent: Some might say that I'm a dog whisperer

Hobbies: Learning the Korean language and writing

Before joining our team I was: A nanny, now I get to do the same thing but with fur babies


 

Grooming Team


Barb, Groomer, Eagle Mountain Lake

Hobbies: Powerlifting

Pets: Bull mastiff and a Havanese

Inspiration: My daughter


Megan, Bathing expert

Date you joined the team: July 2016

Hobbies: Going to the dog park and making puns

If you were a dog or cat, what kind would you be? A Corgi because I am obsessed with their floofiness and I think they have the best personalities.

In what ways do you support and give back to your community? Picking up after my dog and supporting the local shelters.


Lora, Groomer Haslet

Date you joined the team: July 2017

Your inspiration: My grandmother

Hobbies: Arts & crafts, airshows, my kids- both 2 and 4 legged

If you were a dog or cat, what kind would you be? A cat- adventurous & sleepy!