Get to Know Our Team

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Anna

Bucktown Operations Lead

I have had a love for dogs my entire life, and that passion has only grown throughout the years. I want to make an impact on the lives of owners and their dogs by showing compassion. 

When I’m not working, I spend my time training my two greyhounds. Dog training is something I have had an interest in from childhood and have finally started putting the skills I have to use. Another thing I do in my spare time is volunteer with the rescue Greyhounds Only. 

If I could be any dog breed, it would have to be a Pharaoh Hound. This is a breed of dog I have dreamed of owning my entire life, and also, my personality traits are fairly similar.

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Dorothy

Noble Square Operations Lead

My entire life I have always owned multiple dogs at one time. Most of my dogs have been rescues that have brought me a lot of joy and happiness. Between making regular food, blanket and newspaper donations to local dog shelters and currently the happy owner of four rescues, I knew I wanted to work with dogs. They are truly awesome! 

Outside of work, I love live music, anything outdoors and hanging with my dogs. 

If I could be any breed of dog, I would be a Cane Corso. I truly feel they are gentle giants that are often misunderstood because of their looks and size.

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LeKara

Lead Staff Trainer

Since I was a little girl, I have always loved dogs and always will. One reason is because dogs love you unconditionally, no matter what mood you are in, they always come back to you. On top of everything amazing they do, they always somehow find a way to make our lives better. 

Something I’ve always been big on is family time, so when I’m not at work, I’m usually catching up and spending time with them and my pets. 

If I could choose to be any dog breed, I would be a Pitbull because they are misunderstood, so I would like to show people that that’s not how Pitties are. Instead, they are just like any other breed, affectionate, gentle, and very loving. 

Frazier

Assistant Project Manager/ Social Media Manager

I’ve always been interested in animals! Originally, I just needed a job to pay for my horses, and I thought doggie daycare would be a fun choice! I never thought that being in the industry would become a passion of mine! 

Outside of work, I ride, train, and compete on morgan horses. I also like hanging out with my two dogs, my horse, my friends, and my family. My other passion is photography, which I do in my spare time. I’ve always had an interest in capturing special moments and making short videos with my friends and animals! 

If I could be a breed of dog, it’s going to be a mutt! I already feel like a mash-up of a bunch of different experiences and lifestyles, so I resonate with the mixed breed pups a lot!

Cecilia

Project Manager

Very early on, I realized I wanted to work with animals. My introduction into the pet industry was as a dog walker where I quickly learned to vicariously live through my client’s pups since I couldn’t have one of my own. Intermittently, I’ve left the pet industry, but I always find myself coming back. Nothing compares to how rewarding working with animals is.

In my spare time, you’ll find me coding and self-teaching different programming languages like Python and JavaScript. My biggest goal is to create projects of my own and for others with the intent to one day find the perfect balance between the pet industry and the tech world!

If I could be any breed of dog, I would be the intelligent, loyal, alert, and watchful German Shepherd. Even though at first I might be a little reserved, I’m extremely loving and protective of those around me. 

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Amara

Dog Handler

I decided I wanted to work with dogs because whenever I see a dog it brightens my day and makes me happy. Being a dog owner myself, I know the type of connection that owners have with their pups, and I love being a part of that connection by working at Aeslin. 

The sort of hobbies I enjoy doing in my spare time is singing and drawing. Singing has always been a passion of mine aside from making art. I soon hope to share my voice with the world. 

If I could be any breed of dog, it would definitely be a Siberian Husky. Just like huskies, I am outgoing, loyal, friendly, gentle and alert.

Angelica

Dog Handler

I’ve loved dogs for as long as I can remember. They will always put a smile on your face no matter what while also bringing so much happiness. They’re truly amazing!

Outside of work, I’m a college student. When I’m not working or studying, I enjoy weightlifting, reading, and spending time with my dog and family. 

If I were any dog breed, I would be a German Shepherd. They are very loving and loyal while also protective of loved ones.

Angie

Dog Handler

I pursued an opportunity to work with dogs to build upon an already growing passion for learning as much as I can about everything dog! Working with different breeds, sizes, genders, behaviors, and age groups has allowed me to understand how our canine companions interact, learn, and thrive. As my knowledge of dogs grows, my love for them grows even more. 

When I’m not working, I obsess over my own fur baby! We take walks, watch movies together, or enjoy family time! 

If I could be any breed of dog, I would be an American Staffordshire Terrier! They may be big and look intimidating, but they’re the biggest love bugs you’ll ever meet.

Annabelle

Dog Handler

As a child, I grew up running around veterinary hospitals and shelters, where I learned many things along the way, which is why I’ve always known I would work with animals. My own journey began through volunteer work in animal hospitals and dog walking. Now, I’m part of a great family at Aeslin, and I’m looking forward to becoming a part of your pup’s life as well!

When I’m not working at Aeslin, you’ll find me going on outdoor adventures with my three kids. We love being outside, but we also like to be inside watching movies and playing games.

If I could choose to be any dog breed, I would be a Boxer. They are loyal, loving, playful, and a little stubborn. Most importantly, they’re great family protectors.

Chloe

Dog Handler

I’ve always had a huge passion for animals and dreamed of working in the pet industry. In the future, I hope to intertwine my art skills and work experience with animals to improve the lives of both pets and their owners. 

Outside of work, I am a college student working towards my degree in fine arts. I’ve always enjoyed drawing, but recently, I’ve become very passionate about technological art. I enjoy game design, virtual reality, creative coding, sound, artificial intelligence, and robotics. On top of designing games, I love playing them as well. Another passion of mine is growing plants.

If I could be any breed of dog, I would choose to be a Corgi. Their goofy and outgoing personalities fit perfectly with my own, as well as their uniqueness. Most importantly, Corgis always make me laugh, which I try to do with those around me.

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Fanchon

Dog Handler

To be able to work with dogs for a living is absolutely amazing. Dogs have such beautiful spirits and connect with us on so many different avenues of life. The fact that they can empathize with us without a voice is miraculous all in itself. To watch them grow and learn is truly a rewarding experience. Most of all, I love that dogs are resilient. Although some are abused, thrown away, or neglected, when the right person comes into their lives they still know what love is. Dogs are simply amazing!

Outside of work, I am an active member of my church committee. Hosting events while bringing people closer to God is a passion that I live for! I also enjoy writing music, painting/sketching, cooking new and exciting recipes, and have recently begun practicing the tenor saxophone. More than anything, I love to travel! To experience different cultures all around the world has been an absolute blessing! 

If I could be any breed in the world, I’d be an American Pitbull! Pitties are the “underdog” in the dog community. They are judged by appearance and completely misunderstood. With a tough and strong exterior, they are the most caring and lovable dogs that I’ve ever encountered. Pitbulls have a natural zest for life and are undeniably the life of the party!

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Hannah

Dog Handler

I chose to work with dogs because I wanted to do work that has a meaningful impact in my community — work that makes a difference in the lives of dogs and owners alike. 

Outside of work, I perform standup comedy, write, and re-watch The Sopranos over and over. On weekends, you can catch me buried in a book or taking a class at The Second City.

I definitely identify most with the Rough Collie because they have large personalities and loads of moxie! They’re quick-witted, spunky, fun and intelligent in equal measure.

Hope

Dog Handler

I decided that I wanted to work with dogs after getting my first dog during quarantine, which made me realize how much I love being around him, taking him on walks, and training him. When I found out that I could do that for a living, it was a no-brainer. 

When I’m not working, I love to bake, paint, and listen to music. And of course, you can catch me at my local dog park just about every day. 

If I were any dog breed, I would be a Labradoodle because I’m energetic while also easygoing.

Julie

Dog Handler

I’ve always had a love for dogs and owned dogs my entire life. This passion has only grown with time. Working with rescues in the past and owning my first rescue dog has brought happiness to my life.  My first rescued dog had behavioral issues, which made me passionate about learning and helping dogs that require extra training and exposure. Ultimately, I’m eager to make a difference in both the lives of each dog and the owner they love. 

 When I’m not at Aeslin, I love spending time with my dog and putting a smile on his face. I love to take adventures with my dog, whether it’s camping or taking a hike in the wilderness. The unconditional love from a dog makes life that much better!

 If I could be any breed of dog, I would be a Pit Bull. I believe they are the most misunderstood creatures. When in reality, they’re some of the most loving and affectionate dogs that I’ve ever encountered.

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Katie

Dog Handler

I decided to work with dogs because animals are my passion. I’ve been in the pet industry for about 10 years. This is more than just a job, it’s a career for me. 

My hobbies outside of work include fishing, going to the zoo and watching horror movies. 

If I could be any dog breed, I would be an Australian shepherd because I am loyal, always eager to learn and hard working.

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Kayla

Dog Handler

I have had dogs my entire life, so I know the comfort they bring us. The best feeling in the world is to come home and be greeted by a dog. They are such big sweet babies that I absolutely adore. When I first learned about Aeslin, I was drawn to Aeslin’s goal and message to always put the dog first, so I wanted to be a part of it. 

When I’m not at Aeslin, I’m a college student. With a busy life, I’m either at school or at home doing homework. Outside of that, I love watching movies and reading books that aren’t required for school! 

If I could be any dog breed, I would be a Cocker Spaniel. They’re incredibly loyal to their pack, affectionate, and love to be around people. They also have long, wavy hair, just like me!

Stephanie

Dog Handler

Ever since I was young, I’ve always had a fascination for animals. I love seeing how they grow and how smart they are as a whole, specifically dogs and cats! The opportunity to be around dogs every day propelled me to become part of the Aeslin family.

As my hobby, I really enjoy spending time outside doing anything literally. I love to longboard and listen to music. 

If I could be any breed of dog, it would probably be a Golden Retriever. They are so loving, intelligent, and trustworthy.