Unlike most in this profession, Maggie did not grow up surrounded by family pets. She is an “Air Force Brat”, which made having a pet an unreasonable option. However, she found animals to care for wherever her family lived. She especially enjoyed, much to the disapproval of her neighbors, taking care of the stray packs of dogs in their neighborhood during a stay in Tehran, Iran. While overseas, she developed a strong desire to become part of the veterinary community and to assist in the care of the unwanted strays and family pets.
In the late 1970’s, Maggie’s family landed in Dayton. Although this has been her home for many years, she still has strong ties to one of her favorite childhood experiences, the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team. She attended Columbus State Community College and obtained her Associates in Veterinary Technology in 1986. After working several years as a technician, she returned to school, majoring in Business Administration and Finance, and graduated from Wright State University in 2007. She has been employed at Twin Maples since 1986.
Maggie’s primary position is Hospital Manager. She works closely with Dr. Clouse to assure that we continue to meet the expectations of our staff and clients. Most days you will see her working alongside the technicians, assistants and client services team. She has a soft spot for Yorkies and will break away from any task to assist in the care of this wonderful little breed. Her furry family consists of Sandi, a fun loving beagle (retired from Iams Research) and Sharlee a very sweet Australian Shepherd.
On her days off, you may find her enjoying any outside activity including hiking, camping, and her latest passion, cycling.
Alisha Caplinger was born and raised in Miamisburg (Go Vikings!). When she was younger, she was highly allergic to animal fur, so her parents got her chickens and a pig (named Arnold) for pets. Still, she would take every chance she got to love on furry animals, even though they would make her break out! Around 6th grade, Alisha outgrew her allergies and got her first “furry” pets: a Belgian sheepdog named Bingo and a grey tabby cat named Ginger.
Alisha graduated in 2005 from Miamisburg and the Miami Valley Career Technology Center where she was one of the first students enrolled in the brand new Pre Vet Tech program. She started working in veterinary clinics in 2004 as part of a work program though MVCTC, and joined the team at Twin Maples in 2007, where she worked as an outpatient assistant and customer service representative.
She married her husband, Andrew, in 2009 and they currently have 3 dogs: Jethro, a treeing walker coonhound; Rowdy, a bulldog; and Jackson, a basset hound. They also have 3 indoor cats: Mushu, Mirkou, and Trillian; 2 barn cats, Maverick and Boots; an African grey parrot named Gandalf; 2 cockatiels, Buddy and Storm; a green iguana, Dante; and a beta fish named Anubis.
In her free time, Alisha enjoys photography, camping, fishing, and anything that has to do with the outdoors. She also tends to spend a lot of time sewing, painting and drawing. She is a computer geek, so a large portion of her time is spent gaming on one of her many gaming systems or on the computer.
Joan Keller works full time at Twin Maples as a Technician. Her passion for animals developed at a very early age. Some of her first memories are of smuggling stray kittens and puppies in the house (much to her mother’s dismay). She has a passion for horses and has owned them for 25+ years. She grew up in Europe as a military brat and was fortunate to be able to foster her interests in schutzhund dog training and dressage training.
Joan is currently attending vet tech classes full time in order to achieve her goal of becoming a veterinary technician. She has 3 daughters ages 20, 16, and 12, with whom she lives in Centerville, Ohio. She is owned by a corgi named Pippin and a German shepherd named Vanessa. In her free time, Joan enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with her daughters.
Katelynn Combs is an Outpatient Assistant here at Twin Maples Veterinary Hospital. She was Born in Dayton, Ohio and raised by her grandmother in West Alexandria, Ohio. Katelynn attended Twin Valley South until the 8th grade when her family moved to Springfield, Ohio. She then attended Northridge middle school and soon after Kenton Ridge High school. After high school she attended the Wright State University for 2 and ½ years and is currently attending the Fortis College in Centerville, Ohio where for hopes to obtain her bachelors in nursing. Katelynn and her significant other, Matthew Pope live in Miamisburg, Ohio with their three cats, (Ranger, Trooper, and Pearl) and dog (Gunner). Katelynn’s significant other is an NCO in the United States Army, a full time student at Sinclair and a Miamisburg Wrestling Coach.
Katelynn decided that she wanted to work in the veterinary field because of her grandmother. As a child her grandmother always had animals, therefore growing up she was always surrounded by them. As a child Katelynn always enjoyed accompanying her grandmother when she would take any of her animals to the Vets office. Katelynn has always had a love for animals and as she grew older, her love for them only grew.
Katelynn first shadowed a Veterinarian at a clinic in Springfield, Ohio at the age of 15. After shadowing there, she was offered a Kennel Assistant position at Northside Veterinary Clinic where later down the road she was moved to a Veterinary Technician Assistant Position. Katelynn worked with the Northside staff for 4 and ½ years until she moved to Miamisburg, Ohio. Once moving to Miamisburg she obtained a position here at Twin Maples Veterinary Hospital as an Outpatient Assistant. As an Outpatient Assistant she assists the doctors and as well as the clients.
Courtney started working at Twin Maples Veterinary Hospital in November of 2014. She was born & raised in Middletown, Ohio until 2nd grade when she moved to Kettering Ohio. Her passion for animals was very strong even as a child. She would sneak strays into her mom’s house (which mom did not approve of) or build them shelters with whatever she had in the field across from her home & try to find people to take them in. She feels her love for animals is partly inherited from her Father. She grew up watching him help & care for any animal that he could & was always excited every time he brought home dogs, cats, snakes, birds, bunnies, guinea pigs, painted dragons, sharks etc.
Courtney graduated from Kettering Fairmont High school where she was taking classes geared toward a career in Nursing. She not only had a strong passion for animals but for helping people as well. After four years of working in a nursing home, Courtney began to realize nursing was not where her heart was and decided to finally switch careers. She enrolled in Penn Foster’s Veterinary Assistant program & started working at a pet store & groomer to gain more animal experience. She now works at Twin Maples as an Outpatient Assistant & Receptionist, where she communicates client concerns to the Doctor, shows care & compassion for the animals & their owners, as well as working the Pharmacy & Reception.
Courtney & her husband Montana, reside in Kettering, Ohio. They have 1 son, Kaden, who will be 8 years old on Christmas Eve and a daughter who will be 3 in February. They also have a rescue fur girl: Tessa, a brindle Pit-bull. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to her son’s wrestling meets, camping, having bonfires, dancing, & fostering animals for a rescue organization.
Hope joined the Twin Maples team in September of 2016. She was born and raised in Bellbrook, Ohio but moved to Miamisburg in the fall of 2015. Hope’s love for animals is no surprise. Growing up she was an active member of 4H and FFA. During her childhood, it was not uncommon for new critters to find their way into the family. Rather it is goats, dogs or even the occasional chicken, no one was ever turned away, they always found a place in the family.
Not much has changed over the years. Hope and her partner, Justin have a small hobby farm with their daughters, Madison (8) and Scarlet (6). It’s not uncommon to come across their pot belly pigs, Lulu and Rosie sunbathing on the porch, chickens roaming the back fields with the horses and their dogs sniffing about. In her free time, she can be found riding horses, crafting or following her girls to horse shows and rodeos.
My name is Stacey Bailey. I’m a Veterinary Technician. I grew up in Lebanon. I moved to the Dayton area in 2014. I currently live in Centerville.
I attended a career center the last 2 years of high school. At the career center I was in the Veterinary Science program. I knew after that, that I wanted to pursue a degree as a technician. I went to the University of Cincinnati; Blueash after high school. I graduated in 2012 with an associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology.
I knew from a young age that I wanted to work with animals. One of my first jobs was at an animal shelter when I was 17. After that I worked at a clinic in Mason. I’ve also worked as an emergency technician at MedVet. I love helping animals, especially since they aren’t able to help themselves. I get so much joy and satisfaction from helping them.
My favorite aspect as a technician is to provide nursing care, whether they are hospitalized or recovering from surgery. I also love doing dentals. I assist in surgery and help monitor the patients while they are under anesthesia.
I have 2 cats; Monkey and Frankie. I live with my boyfriend who owns a French Bulldog named Mickey. I love my animals, they are like children to me.
Outside of work, I like reading and watching movies. I also enjoy going to the gym on my days off and trying to be as active as possible.
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Krista’s love for animals was present as a young child. Growing up in Miamisburg, her family has always had multiple dogs and cats. In fact, she can remember coming to Twin Maples Veterinary Hospital as a child with her pets. Krista was very fortunate to get a job at Twin Maples as a client services member. She, her husband, and 3 kids currently have 2 cats, Alice and Zoey. She can’t imagine not having a pet; the family just wouldn’t be complete.
Katie Sullivan joined Twin Maples in April of 2015 and is an Outpatient Assistant here. She was born and raised in Northern Virginia, right outside of Washington D.C., and now currently resides in Washington Township with her fiancé, Drew. Katie graduated with a Bachelors Degree from West Virginia University in Public Relations & Communications, but soon after graduating, she realized her calling was working with and helping animals. She decided to get her Veterinary Assistant Certificate and is now currently working towards her Veterinary Technician Degree.
Outside of work, Katie loves to go hiking with her dog, Carter, kayaking and fishing with her fiancé and eating at Lock 27. Katie hopes to eventually one day combine her two degrees and work with animals while using her Public Relations/Communications knowledge.
Tessa was born in Centerville, Ohio. She was born with a seventy percent hearing loss and has gone through many major surgeries to repair the hearing loss. She has overcome these issues and now has virtually no hearing loss at all. When Tessa was in sixth grade, her family moved to Bellbrook to live on a 10 acre horse farm where she had pigs, cats, dogs, and horses. Tessa was in 4-H and showed rabbits, dogs, pigs, feeder calves, and horses. She continued 4-H until she was 18. Tessa attended Bellbrook High School where she played on the varsity fast pitch team. After graduating high school, Tessa started an in home pet sitting business.
My name is Erica and here at Twin Maples, I work in the back as a kennel assistant. Having a job surrounded by animals and being able to care for them is such a fun and exciting experience – I absolutely love it! Outside of work I am a full-time student at Wright State University where I am earning my Bachelors of Fine arts in Studio Art with a graphic design certificate and associates in Biology. I love working with different art mediums such as pencil, charcoal, and clay. I hope to make a small career creating art with pencils, photography, and sculpture. Animals also hold a very special place in my heart. I have grown up with horses, dogs, cats, and farm animals. Currently, I am a proud fur mom of an energy-filled Australian Shepherd named Artie and a sweet, old calico cat named Diamond as well as a tortishell cat named Oakley. After earning my degrees, I plan on pursuing my passion for animals and care by becoming a Veterinarian Technician and maybe even a Veterinarian.
Shannon is working as a kennel assistant along with finishing her sophomore year at Miamisburg High School. She was born and raised in Miamisburg and continues to live with her family in a house full of assorted pets. Her mom says Shannon loved animals since she was little. She continues to have a huge passion for animals, from domestic to exotic. It was her dream to work with animals and Twin Maples has given her the opportunity. She started as a volunteer when she was 15, but quickly after turning 16 she was offered a part time position in the kennel.
Working with and caring for the animals is such a rewarding and satisfying experience. She adores the little kisses they give and is always happy to see them wag their tails in approval. Her family supports her in all she does. She loves to take Duke her Cocker Spaniel and Sophie her Pomeranian on walks. She also has two rabbits, Bandit and Bruno that she enjoys playing with in her free time. She has a special interest in marine mammals and would love to someday make this her career, as part of a training team, after finishing college. She is thankful for the wonderful opportunity that Twin Maples has given her.
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Pam’s position at Twin Maples is Business Office Manager. She started working for doctors Clouse and Snead when the first computer system was installed in 1985. Most of Pam’s responsibilities are behind the scenes. Although her role at Twin Maples does not include hands-on care of the patients, she does get to pet a few on a daily basis. She says it has been wonderful to work with individuals that feel more like family members than just co-workers and feels that everyone at Twin Maples truly cares for patients and their two-legged family members.
Pam’s family includes her husband and their two dogs. She grew up in Columbus, Ohio minutes away from The Ohio State University. Her co-workers might say that she is a fanatic when it comes to her support of the Buckeyes, but she just calls herself a true fan. Her other interests include travel, scuba diving, snow skiing, and training her dogs.
Penny Carmany was born and raised in Kettering, Ohio. She now lives in Lebanon, Ohio. She is a Registered Veterinary Technician at Twin Maples Veterinary Hospital. All her life, she wanted to work with animals and the job description was perfect for her. She started her carrier at Bigger Road Veterinary Hospital in Kettering. That is when she learned what a Veterinary Technician did and decided what to do with her life.
Penny graduated from the Raymond Walters Veterinary Technician program in 1996. She started working for Twin Maples in March 1997, and has worked here for 17 years now. She feels confident in her job and feels she works for one of the best animal hospitals in the Dayton area. They never stop trying to improve the care of patients and educate the community in the care of their pets.
Penny and her husband were married in February 1998. They met in high school, when she was just 16 years old and just celebrated their 15 year anniversary. They have 2 children. Cole, born in 2001, is in sixth grade and Kevin, born in 2003, is in fourth. They both like video games and playing sports. The family keeps very busy going to basketball, baseball, and football games throughout the year. The rest of their time is spent at home with a house full of pets. They have 3 cats: Super Cat, Ruby and JR; a canary named Elvis; 2 Dogs: Maggie and Marlene; a saltwater fish tank; and 3 Netherland dwarf rabbits.
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Robyn McGeorge is a Registered Veterinary Technician here at Twin Maples. She grew up in Kettering and moved to Gratis Township in 2006 in order to have her horse, Hershey’s Kiss, finally live with her on her property. All through high school, Robyn knew she wanted to work with animals and start her own animal rescue. She enrolled at Wright State University as a business student but after 4 quarters, she quickly realized that was not the path for her.
She took a quarter off and got a job as a Veterinary Assistant at the Dayton Emergency Veterinary Clinic (now Medvet). She instantly knew that she wanted to pursue a degree in veterinary technology. She decided to go to Raymond Walters College, University of Cincinnati to get her Associates of Applied Science degree. She then started working at Twin Maples immediately following graduation in June 1994.
At Twin Maples, as a technician, Robyn’s duties include drawing blood, running laboratory tests, placing intravenous catheters, prepping patients for surgery, monitoring patients during and after surgery, and caring for hospitalized patients. She also takes radiographs (her favorite part of the job) and is in charge of radiation safety in the hospital.
Outside of Twin Maples, Robyn leads a very busy life. She has been married to her husband, Chris, since 2004. They have 2 horses: a rescued Belgian cross named Chance, and Hershey, her Quarter Horse/Arabian that she’s had since high school. They also have a crazy cat named Batman, a chow/golden named Shiloh, and a sweet black and tan coonhound mix named Chase, both of which Chris adopted from shelters before the couple met. They adopted their latest dog, a black mouth cur named Sailor (aka Lady Licks a lot), in 2012.
Robyn loves being outside with her animals, hiking and horseback riding. She and Chris enjoy going on vacations to enjoy nature and they also love going to Disney World, the happiest place on Earth! Her passion lies with animal rescue, adoption, and education. She started Robyn’s Nest, a non-profit animal rescue, in 2005. It started out as a foster network, but in 2008 Robyn went part time at Twin Maples in order to open her first facility in Miamisburg. Running the non-profit takes a lot of her time, but she enjoys it very much and takes pride in the help they offer to animals and their people.
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Valerie grew up in Liberty Township, OH, and was involved with 4-H showing her 2 golden retrievers and her rabbit. She always had pets but it wasn’t until she was 17 and started working as a Kennel Attendant at a local animal hospital and that she discovered she wanted to pursue an education as a Veterinary Technician.
After graduating high school, Valerie attended Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky and graduated in 2001 with an Associates in Applied Science, Veterinary Technology. After her internship at The University of Tennessee, she started working at Twin Maples.
At Twin Maples, Valerie’s responsibilities include blood draw, anesthesia, surgical prep and surgical assisting, intravenous catheter placement, administration of oral and injectable medications, dentistry, and preparing and running lab samples. Her special interests lie in surgery, anesthesia and training/educating new technicians and assistants.
Valerie has been married to her husband, Zane, for 10 years and they have 2 children: Eli and Isaac. They also have a chihuahua name Rita, who was adopted from Robyn’s Nest. She is a very sweet chihuahua who would like nothing better than to sit in your lap. Valerie’s black lab, Rosie, who was adopted from Miami County Animal Shelter, is a great running partner and loves to give kisses. Her 2 cats, Heater and Gemma, were adopted from the Humane Society. They are very ornery and provide hours of entertainment for everyone.
When she is not working, Valerie enjoys spending time with her family, being involved with a “Moms” group at her church, reading, running, and being involved with 4-H.
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Hi my name is Hank; I have been at Twin Maples for 12 years!!!! When I started I worked as a blood donor for sick cats and kittens. I enjoyed this work because I knew I was helping other animals… and the fact that I would get an extra meal every time I gave blood! I’m now retired and serve as a mascot for the staff, who adores me. My current hobbies are begging for food, stealing food and eating. I also enjoy taking naps in the stairwell and keeping the dogs that come into the hospital in line.
Hi my name is Gus; I have been at Twin Maples for almost 6 years. I took over Hanks position of blood donor when he retired.I’m ambivalent about giving blood, but they tell me I have saved lots of lives! I’m kind of shy so I tend to hang out in the stairwell or kitchen downstairs. I do love to lobby for food from the staff when they are eating lunch or snacks. My hobbies include sleeping and jumping in and out of recycling bins! I have a bad habit of chewing wires so I have been banned from the doctor’s offices.
Angie is a Registered Veterinary Technician at Twin Maples Veterinary Hospital. She graduated from Raymond Walters College, at the University of Cincinnati in 2006. Since her graduation from Raymond Walters, Angie has worked at Twin Maples, with the exception of a two year break to be home with her children.
Angie’s passion for animals started as a very young child with a house full of cats and dogs. In high school she received her first job at Twin Maples working in the kennel. She helped with the care and well being of the animals being boarded. With this first job at Twin Maples Angie knew that she wanted to become an animal nurse. With her goals set, she started to pursue her education to fulfill this dream of becoming a RVT.
While at work, Angie has a strong interest in animal dentistry and dental radiography. She also enjoys surgical assisting, anesthesia, and general patient care.
Outside of work, Angie enjoys spending time with her husband, Andy, and their two children, Collin and Kinley. As a family they especially enjoy hiking, camping, and boating.
Included in Angie’s family there are two dogs; Levi, a Pomeranian, and Scout, a Golden Retriever. Two cats, CJ and Lucky Pants. Various farm animals; including chickens, sheep, and a miniature horse.
Holly was born and raised on a small animal farm in Germantown Ohio. Growing up she had a love of animals and anything to do with the ocean. She showcased her animal care interest through 4H and showing hogs at the Montgomery County fair. Holly is a graduate of Valley View High School. Her love of the ocean only grew and she obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Marine Science from Coastal Carolina University. Holly's love of the ocean has taken her all around the country working for zoos and aquariums as an Aquarist for 9 years. She decided to move home to raise her daughter and Boston Terrier Cubby. This brought her to Twin Maples where she started working in August 2017. Holly still enjoys spreading her love and knowledge of the ocean. Her all-time favorite animals are sharks. In her free time she enjoys outdoor activities with her daughter, being crafty and riding her motorcycle.
Kelsie was born and raised in Franklin, Ohio. After graduating High School, she attended Miami University to play softball and study computer engineering. After a couple of semesters she realized that computers were not her thing, so she transferred to Sinclair and changed her major to Event Planning and is anticipating graduation in the spring of 2018. Kelsie has always had a soft spot for animals and she has always wanted to work somewhere where she can be around them and help them in any way. Ever since working at Twin Maples, she has strongly considered going back to school after graduating to become a vet technician. Outside of work and school, you can find her relaxing at home with her German shepherd, Wego, and her boyfriend. In her free time Kelsie likes to be outside doing things such as hiking, kayaking, and fishing.
I’ve been working at Twin Maples since September of 2016. I started work as a kennel assistant and am now working as a technician’s assistant. My love for animals drew me to this career. My favorite things about working here are the people who care about the animals just as much as I do, and the animals themselves. Outside of work, I am a mother of two and enjoy hanging out with my family and my kelpie/shepherd mix, Nisha. In the future I hope to work with a wild animal rescue.
Olivia’s parents always knew she would end up in veterinary medicine. From the time she could walk, they watched her pick up any animal she could get her hands on. She was always finding baby birds in the yard or picking up snakes out of the garden. Unlike most in the field, Olivia never worked with animals growing up. She instead worked at a retail store from the time she was fifteen years old, and for a long time she considered staying in retail for her career. When it was time to go off to college; however, Olivia decided to go to school to be a veterinarian, and went to the University of Findlay for a year. Once in school, she decided that she was much more suited to be a veterinary nurse. She moved from her small farm town in northwestern Ohio down to Dayton to go to Miami-Jacobs Career College. At the end of her program, Olivia did her externship at Twin Maples, and immediately knew it was where she was meant to be. As soon as she graduated in 2016, she started at Twin Maples as a veterinary nurse.
Olivia’s favorite thing to do at work is anesthesia because she loves all of the math calculations. She also enjoys taking care of hospitalized patients and giving them special attention and care. Outside of work, Olivia is typically at the dog park or hiking with the love of her life: her little mutt, Shelley. In addition to her dog, she also has a hedgehog and two geckos, and when she’s not hanging out with all of her pets, you can find Olivia taking care of her shelves and shelves of plants.
Sierra is an Outpatient Assistant/Vet Assistant at Twin Maples Veterinary Hospital. Sierra attended Miamisburg High School and was a varsity soccer player for 3 years. She graduated in 2015. She is currently studying to be a Vet Tech at Sinclair Community College. Her love of animals started at a young age and she has always had a particular interest in exotics, owning many herself. She grew up in a household with many animals which only grew her love for animals. While Sierra loves every breed of dog and cat, she favors German Shepherds, and she cannot wait to graduate from Tech school so she can have her own. In her free time Sierra enjoys going on hikes with her boyfriend and dog (Girl), going to Rural King, and finding new little restaurants to try. She hopes to move out soon with her boyfriend and bring her cat (Milo). Her lifelong goal is to move to Montana and own a ton of land where she can have plenty of animals to love as well as to work in a veterinary office that sees many shapes, sizes, and breeds.
I grew up in a small town in Ohio called Pleasant Plain. I showed my horse Badger in 4-H and always had dogs and cats during my childhood. I moved to Dayton in 1998 and worked as a hairdresser for 20 years. I was working at a horse farm when the opportunity to work at Twin Maples came my way. My passion is to rescue animals domestic and wildlife. I helped a baby rabbit and baby opossum as a teenager and dogs and cats as an adult. I love to see a thin sickly cat become a healthy and happy cat and give a homeless dog a home. My favorite breed is rescued. I could not imagine my life without animals; they are innocent souls that give you unconditional love and they are always happy to see you. I am taking Veterinary Assistant courses and I do horse sitting in my spare time. l live with my husband, son, 5 rescue cats, (C.C Smores, Beamer, Siber, and Cocoa) a dog named Isabel and a ferret named Loki.
My name is Sydney Walker and I'm a Kennel Assistant. I was born and raised in West Carrollton, Ohio. Ever since I was a child our house has been filled with animals and still to this day its like a zoo in our house and that zoo consist of Luna our chocolate lab who is the newest addition to our family, our boxer Zeus and our 4 cats Buster, Shadow, Bella and Onyx . Before getting the job at Twin Maples, which has been a dream of mine since I was 4 years old, we were clients: all of our pets past and present have been patients at the hospital. Ever since I was a little girl I have always had this love for animals and this drive to help them so I plan to continue my studies in the future and pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine.
Brittney graduated from Ohio Institute of Photography and Technology with a degree in Bio-Medical Photography in 2005. After working as a medical patient photographer at an eye surgery facility for a short period she decided to make a career change and follow her first passion, her love for animals. She treasures sharing in the joy of companionship with the owners of the pets who come into the hospital as well as comforting them during times of sorrow.
Growing up in West Carrollton, she enjoys working in her hometown with familiar faces. She joined the staff at Twin Maples in 2006. You can witness her joyful spirit and obvious love for the animals when she greets you as either a Customer Service Representative or Outpatient Assistant.
Brittney currently resides in West Carrollton with her pets – a cocker spaniel named Molly, a schnauzer named Topher and her cat, Mickey. On weekends you will find her hanging out with friends, playing with her pets or taking pictures of nature and animals which she absolutely loves to do any chance she can get.