Meet Our Team

Sara, Salt Lake City pet sitter, With Oslo and Molly
Sara
Before starting Mixed Company in 2011, Sara was Assistant Manager at a dog daycare where she was trained to give pet first aid, administer medications & adapt workouts for dogs of all energy levels. Working with fearful or wary pets helped her understand the importance of patience in creating trusting relationships. She loves to divide her time between hiking in the mountains with her dog friends & camping in the Utah desert. She also enjoys writing creative non-fiction & has a Masters of Fine Arts in Writing from American University. Her current sidekicks are Ally the Catahoula/Hound, Tommy the Sheltie, Hades the Husky, Dakota the Border Collie, & Titus & Amina the cats. She & her Sheltie, Tommy, have worked as members of Intermountain Therapy Animals' R.E.A.D. program with kids from Granite School District.

Michelle
Michelle has been a member of the Mixed Company team for five years! Her love of animals developed from an early age, growing up in Minnesota with horses, chickens, dogs, and cats. She started her path by training dogs in obedience and agility. She then moved to California to study marine biology, turning her passion to marine mammals. Over the last 13 years, she has expanded her experience to include dolphins, sea lions, seals, sea otters, penguins, polar bears, grizzly bears, and even elephants! Michelle came to Salt Lake City in 2012. Since then, she has been filling her days forming connections between Utahns and marine mammals. Michelle maintains a love for domestic animals of all kinds, and relishes the opportunity to bring a high level of animal care to her work with dogs and cats. Being able to pet, cuddle, and play with a variety of animals offers the perfect complement to her work with her other large, flippered colleagues.

Heather
Heather was part of our team in 2014 & we were lucky to have her rejoin us in 2017. She has years of experience hiking dogs & we look to her as a trainer of new team members. Heather studied cosmetology at Sherman Kendall Academy of Beauty & still does amazing hair design at 38th Street Salon in North Salt Lake (contact her to schedule an appointment). She has completed a pet safety course & can be relied upon as a great pack leader for dogs with special needs. She grew up in Salt Lake & loves our beautiful state. Heather spends most of her time on mountain trails & she enjoys watching all the dogs' personalities come out. Heather has also been a full time mother for 17 years, to children and animals. She has two of her own pets, Jake the Aussie & her cat, Sid. She loves adventure, spontaneity, & being part of the pack!

Andrea
Andrea has been a member of the Mixed Company family since 2013, first as a client and later as a pet sitter and Assistant Manager. She studied business at Hunter College and received a BS in Accounting before moving to SLC from NYC. Currently Andrea has one dog, Mei, the Rottie/lab mix, as well as four cats - Twyla, Baby, Antonio and Motley. She had a horse, Toogie, for 15 years, as well as a snake (ball python), Eddie. Andrea volunteers with CAWS and with Boxer Lovers Rescue. She fostered a few dogs until she adopted Mei. After dealing with a dog who suffered with kidney disease, Andrea researched and became fascinated with canine nutrition. She hopes to be able to take accredited courses and continue with that. Her last dog was a bit of a challenge both behaviorally and health-wise. The knowledge she gained trying to help her has been invaluable in working with foster dogs who sometimes have a myriad of issues. Andrea's passions, outside of cats and dogs, are riding horses and gardening. She lived in an apartment in NYC so she never had a chance to have any outdoor plants. Once she moved here she started to play in the dirt and she hasn’t stopped yet!

Chrissi
Chrissi has been a member of our team since 2017 & has extensive pet sitting experience during her time in California as well. She's had a genuine love for animals her whole life. By nature a caretaker, Chrissi enjoys making animals feel loved and happy. She is happy to be back in Utah after her time in Southern California -- she misssed the mountains. In the past, she was a zoo docent at Hogle Zoo. She also loves to knit & make dogs beds that she sells at local & not so local boutiques in the Western United States -- they are so soft and comfy (see the Community Page for a link). In addition to being a pet sitter, Chrissi has a degree in English Literature from University of Utah & has been a licensed real estate agent & broker in Utah & California for the past 15 years. She absolutely loves working with home buyers & finding the perfect fit for them. Chrissi is currently parent to Sasha the Co-Jack (Corgi/Terrier) & Maddie the Maltipoo. 

Kat
Katherine (Kat) is working toward her PhD in Health, Kinesiology, & Recreation from the University of Utah. She is also a teaching assistant in the Health Promotion & Education department. As of now she doesn’t have any of her own pets, but she had dogs, cats, birds & horses growing up. Kat absolutely loves hiking, running & being outside, especially with dogs! She's originally from Maine, but has made Salt Lake her new home & can’t get enough of the mountains.

Ben
Ben is a 2013 graduate of the University of Kentucky who moved to Salt Lake City in 2015 to study at the Violin Making School of America. He has a five-year-old Basset Hound, Ned, who loves all dogs and regularly makes people laugh. Ben has studied and worked with dogs for more than three years in boarding facilities as well as in private homes. He enjoys their company outdoors both on mountain hikes and walks. In his time off, Ben is making violins, cooking, or traveling whenever possible. He is also a talented photographer. We are excited to have someone with his background in animal care and dog socialization as a member of our team!

Chloe
Chloe has been a member of our team since September 2017. When she's not hiking & pet sitting with Mixed Company, she works at Luna Lobos Dog Sledding & attends college in Salt Lake to become a fitness technician. She is also a kitty lover and has 2 sweet cats of her own, Kingston & Sake. Chloe is originally from Miami, Florida but enjoys living in Salt Lake being close to the mountains. On her off time, she loves to snowboard, hike, run & read.

Jennifer
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Monica
Monica completed her undergraduate degree in Environmental and Sustainability Studies and International Studies with an emphasis in Sustainable Development at the University of Utah. She plans on continuing her education by completing an Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Sustainability. She has two family dogs and cats: Kona, an Australian Shepherd; Buck, a Border Collie; Mia, a black and white long haired cat; and Gary, a white and grey cat. She's also spent a lot of time pet sitting over the last few years for friends and family. Monica was born and raised in Salt Lake City and she loves hiking, climbing, and camping in our beautiful state. She has volunteered at Best Friends Animal Society. She has a deep respect for all animals and the role they play in our families. Monica loves traveling and has a passion for the environment and protecting our natural resources, and would consider herself a nontraditional person- she likes trying new things, and has a hard time being stuck in an office all day (why pet sitting and dog walking is the perfect job for her right now).

Teasha
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Sarah
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