Meet Our Staff


Office/Kennel Tech

Mariyah loves animals with a passion! She's been around dogs her entire life along with various different types of farm animals. She aspires to one day eventually open her own rescue and vet clinic to help any type of animal that needs assistance or a place to call home.

Kennel Tech

Lauren started working with dogs as a dog bather, quickly fell in love with what she was doing and started training to become a groomer. She loves making the dogs feel as good as they possibly can and enjoys helping owners maintain their hygiene needs & quality of life in all aspects! When she's not working, she's with her spouse and her dog's either hiking, camping, or kayaking together.

Office/Kennel Tech

Jackie loves animals and has been around all kinds of animals her whole life. She went to school for 3 years majoring in environmental science. She likes to read, collect manga, spend time outdoors, and hang out with her friends. She also loves meeting new people and traveling.


Sam has a bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences from Pennsylvania State University. She has been professionally grooming since 2012. Grooming is her hobby that she enjoys in her free time.


Jaimi has 2 grooming diplomas and is passionate about grooming dogs. She lives on a farm with her family, 5 dogs & 3 horses. When Jaimi isn’t grooming, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her family. She also loves squeezing in a nice nap whenever she can.

Regional Staff


Regional Assistant

Bethany has worked in kennel and veterinary clinic environments for over five years and has earned her Veterinary Assistant certificate at AACC. One of her biggest passions in life is caring for animals. Her favorite way of spending her spare time is being with her husband and family. Her hobbies include drawing/painting and tie dye!

Regional Assistant

Shyann took 3 semesters at Franklin County career tech and graduated with her AVA certification. She is passionate about animal behavior. She travels to all locations on a regular basis. In her free time she likes to spend time outdoors and hanging out with her friends and family.

Regional Assistant

Lexi loves traveling between all locations to meet new people and learn about their pets. She also enjoys encouraging our teams and improving our facilities so you are satisfied with every visit. In her free time she enjoys personal development and loves experiencing life outdoors.

Regional Admin Assistant

Anna has her Masters in Theology. She enjoys reading, editing papers, studying Hebrew, and spending time with her family. Anna oversees all the behind the scenes for all locations.

Regional Director

Denise oversees all the locations for Golden Wood. She travels to each location on a regular basis. Aside from work, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family of ten, vizsla pup, and their farmette of animals. Denise has a desire to see each of the Golden Wood facilities grow by implementing new ideas on a continued basis.