Meet Our Staff



Ellen is the friendly voice you’ll often hear when you call us. She holds our office together and has a passion for cleaning - what a great thing! When Ellen is not at work, she’s playing with her own two dogs and spending time with her husband and two young boys.

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.

Kennel Tech

Lorena took 3 semesters at Chambersburg Career Tech. She enjoys spending time with her fiancé. She also has a dog, a bunny, a cat, and two rats. She has always had a passion to work with animals.

Kennel Tech

Gabby is currently studying and swimming at Clarion University. She loves all the personalities of the pets she gets to see at Golden Wood! When she's not working, she enjoys spending time with her two dogs and two cats.

Kennel Tech

Alania is enrolled at Ashworth College for Vet Tech and going for her full Veterinary License in the future. She's a single doggy mother of a Cavapoo (Finley) and a Mini Doodle (Lesley). Along with her girls, she has 3 guinea pigs and a leopard gecko. She's always grown up around lots of different animals. In her free time, she loves music, art, video games, and hanging out with her friends.

Regional Staff


Pet Safety Manager

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!

Social Media Specialist

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.

Customer Care Manager

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 Administrator

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.


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.
Meet Our Staff