What do you do at the County?
I am in charge of the Animal Care staff and responsible for the animals in our care.
What do you like most about your job?
I am very passionate about this job, I believe strongly in spay and neuter, reducing homeless pets and making the animals time with us as smooth and stress free as possible. I also believe in living what we “preach.” My pets are fully vaccinated, altered, licensed and leashed.
What's your favorite memory from your work?
There are so many happy adoption stories. I once posted on our Facebook page that July is so stressful for the staff and if you adopted from us please put a photo in the comments and give a “shout out” to the shelter you adopted from. We had 118 comments. I remembered so many of the dogs; it was amazing. I do this for the happy endings.
What does Live Well San Diego mean to you?
Giving back. The County pays me to do this job. I am able to
support my family, I have medical benefits and I am so grateful for
that but I hope that my contribution to this department and this
community has been greater than what I am paid to do.