Meet the Staff
Familiar & New Faces Alike
Amber Sipes had been employed with the former Trillium Pet Care since 2006, acquiring 14+ years of experience in pet grooming and care. She has over 10 years of experience as a canine obedience instructor, therapy dog tester, and is a certified Canine Good Citizen (CGC) evaluator with the AKC as well as a therapy dog evaluator. Striving to be involved in the dog world as much as possible, Amber has titled and trained dogs in multiple venues such as conformation, obedience, barn hunt, coursing ability, search & rescue, Rally obedience, and therapy dog (TDI). She is currently training and working with her personal dogs Vintage, Cliché, and Extra, all Standard Poodles, in agility, obedience, conformation, and scent work. Roman, her Doberman Pinscher, is now happily retired. She is also the proud owner of Vintage Country Pet Resort.
Katie had been employed with the former Trillium Pet Care since 2011, acquiring 7+ years of experience in pet grooming and care. She is currently the head groomer at VCPR as well as a certified CGC & S.T.A.R. Puppy evaluator. Katie has titled and trained her personal dogs, Larry, an All American, Sequin, and Gossip, both Standard Poodles, in multiple venues such as obedience, rally obedience, barn hunt, agility, scent work, and therapy dog. Larry is now happily retired. She is currently focusing on agility and obedience with the girls.
Lauren had been employed with the former Trillium Pet Care since 2016, acquiring 4+ years of experience in pet care. She is the head kennel attendant and receptionist. Lauren has titled and trained her personal dogs Shock & Cherry, both Border Collies, Kahlua, an Akita, and Zephyr, an All-American, in multiple venues such as conformation, obedience, barn hunt, coursing ability, rally obedience, dock diving, agility, and scent work. She is currently focusing on agility, herding, and obedience.
Gaylene has been employed with VCPR since August 2021 as a part-time kennel attendant. She is a hard worker with a chipper to-do attitude. Gaylene currently owns her personal dogs at home and loves the guests just the same.
Megan has been employed since March 2021 as a part-time kennel attendant but is now the full-time bather. She is extremely hard-working and is excellent with all of our grooming guests. Megan currently owns, Hallie, an All-American, who helps her tend to the multiple horses on her farm.
Kendra has been employed with VCPR since August 2020 as a full-time kennel attendant and part-time bather. She is currently focusing her time on her career. Kendra currently owns Scout, an Australian Cattle Dog, and two German Shorthaired Pointers, Beau & Tuck.