Senior Claims Adjuster
Start date: September 2009
What is your background?
I have about 20 years experience as a veterinary technician, working mostly in emergency and specialty medicine – particularly surgery. I worked in Search and Rescue for 12 years training my own dog (Leia, a Beauceron – now deceased) as well as others' dogs in wilderness area search, human remains detection, and article/evidence detection. I am a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace University with a degree in English and almost a minor in Business. I have worked at the Westside Animal Emergency Clinic, Cleveland Veterinary Referral Service, and 5/3 Bank prior to coming to work at Embrace.
Do you have any pets currently?
I currently have 4 DSH cats – Emma, Seamus, Zoe, and Tina, 1 dog – a Pomeranian - Andre, and a Quaker Parrot – Josie, as well as a 75 gallon African Cichlid aquarium.
What is your favorite pet-related memory?
Hmmm. Difficult to choose this one! I think one is of my previous pom mix Casey (now deceased) getting into a box of Lucky Charms when I wasn’t home. She knew she wasn’t supposed to get into things on the table and someone left the box out. She thought she was in the clear because she ate the evidence, but had in fact only ate the marshmallows and had the cereal stuck all over the long fur on her neck. She met me at the door all happy not realizing she was wearing the evidence! I wanted to be angry, but couldn’t help laughing that she only ate the marshmallows like a typical kid!
What’s your favorite thing about Embrace?
The flexibility to work from home, the awesome benefits, and the way everyone works together!
What do you like to do in your free time?
I love reading, writing, photography, riding horses, horse racing, hiking, astronomy, dog training, and golfing.
What is your favorite quote?
J.K. Rowling – Dumbledore – “It is our actions that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
Anything else we should know about you?
I did train my current dog, Andre, to find cadaver and article, but he was much too distracted to be good at it. He excelled with people, so was trained and certified as a therapy dog with Pet Partners (formerly Delta Society) instead.