David ProfioDavid Profio

Customer Care Embracer
Start date: September 2013

What is your background?
I currently go to Kent State where I am getting my Bachelors of Science in Public Health with a concentration in Health Services Administration. I spent my high school and early college years dog sitting. It was such a great experience to bond with all of the different families and dogs. I think it is that love of dogs that brought me here to Embrace.

Do you have any pets currently?
I have two dogs, Lexi and Buddy, who are both Border Collie mixes.

What is your favorite pet-related memory?
The first time I met Buddy at the Portage A.P.L. We had brought four different dogs into the room at that point trying to find the right personality that would fit in with our family (which is very important!). They brought Buddy in, and he ran straight to me, jumped up, and gave me a huge kiss. That is when I knew he was going to be my buddy for life.

What’s your favorite thing about Embrace?
I love being surrounded by such great people. We all love animals here at Embrace, and it really shows. I cannot overstate how special it is to join a team like this.

What do you like to do in your free time?
I am a giant geek. I spend most of my free time surfing the internet. I am always trying to find new things to learn about. If I am not on the computer then I am most likely playing video games, playing with my pups, or going to the movies.

What is your favorite quote?
"The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall." – Vince Lombardi

Anything else we should know about you?
I love sports. I am an Assistant Coach for a high school varsity basketball team. I love being able to teach kids the game of basketball, and more importantly the importance of sportsmanship. I am a huge believer that sports can teach many life lessons.