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

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!


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!


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, Senior 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!!


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.


Elise, Resort Attendant

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.


Joy, Resort Attendant

Date you joined the team: June 2018

Hidden talent: Figure Skater

Hobbies: Reading, going for a run with my dog, playing piano.

What is your favorite thing about working here? Getting to love on all the fur babies that come here!


 Grooming Team


Barb, Groomer, Eagle Mountain Lake

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