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.

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.


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.


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.

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.

Regional Staff


Regional Assistant

Shyann took 3 semesters at Franklin County career tech and graduated with her AVA certification. She is passionate about animal behavior. 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.