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.

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Bandy Hicks, Chief Operations Officer

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, CPR & Pet First Aid Trained

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

CPR & Pet First Aid Trained

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

CPR & Pet First Aid Trained

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!


Kelsie, Resort Attendant

CPR & Pet First Aid trained

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!


Eric, Resort Attendant

CPR & Pet First Aid trained

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.


Emily, Senior Resort Attendant

CPR & Pet First Aid Trained

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!!


Chantal, Resort Attendant & Education Coordinator

Pet Tech Instructor, CPR & Pet First Aid Certified

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.


Elise, Resort Attendant

CPR & Pet First Aid trained

Date you joined the team: August 2018

Hidden talent: I can write in Arabic

What is your background in Pet care services? I have been working with animals for over 12 years. Whether it was at animal hospitals or pet resorts I have always been in this field.

If you were a dog or cat, what kind would you be? A basset hound


Shaddyn, Resort Attendant

Date you joined the team: May 2018

Who are your pets? I have 2 cats, Doof and Jean-Luc.

Hidden talent: I am pretty good an drawing portraits.

Before I joined the team I was: A kennel technician. I also would foster kittens and some dogs/puppies.


 Grooming Team


Barb, Groomer, Eagle Mountain Lake

Date you joined the team: April 2009

Hobbies: Powerlifting

Pets: Bull mastiff and a Havanese

Inspiration: My daughter


Gabrielle, Groomer, Haslet

Date you joined the team: May 2018

Pets: Lily, Laiden, Kemosabe, Alice and Astrid