Tina started in September 2005 and quickly became the go-to person for all cat related questions. Before working at Animal Crackers, she was a veterinary technician in Corvallis for 8 years, did raptor rehabilitation, worked at a boarding kennel, and helped out on a goat dairy farm. Her unwavering passion for animals makes her the perfect person to handle all of the cat adoptions for the store. She currently shares her home with a sweet Basset Hound named Buttercup, a tiny Chihuahua mix named Macy, a red-lored parrot named Billy Bob Amazon, and 13 sweet kitties (Apollo James, Mizuna, Eddie, Monty, Simon, Louie, Katie, Sabbie, Tulip O’Shea, Violet, Lilly McFadden, Tika, and Sable)! When she isn’t working, she can be found in a greenhouse surrounded by succulents.
Dana joined the team in March 2013 and has been making the store beautiful ever since! She graduated from OSU with a wildlife science degree and absolutely loves to be outdoors! She takes every opportunity to go hiking, camping, or beach combing, and she is a very skilled beader! Her fur-family includes a pup named Buddah, 2 cats (Gypsy and Mithril), and 2 hens (Ebony & Frieda).
Christine began working at Animal Crackers Pet Supply in August 2015. She has worked in the animal care industry since 2008 and has held jobs at boarding facilities, vet clinics, and a shelter. She moved to Oregon from California’s bay area in 2013 in hopes of opening a rescue for misunderstood breeds. In her free time, she is slowly building a dehydrated pet treat business and she hopes to sell the goodies locally. She currently shares her home with a sable German Shepherd, named Rufio.
Nicole started working at Animal Crackers in November 2016. Her love for animals started during her childhood. She grew up with cats, hamsters, dogs, fish, lizards, goats, geese, and more! Nicole currently has 3 amazing dogs; 2 American Pit Bull Terriers (Bugsy and Strider) and 1 beautiful mutt (Kuna). Her favorite part of having her sweet boys, is how they have changed the way her neighbors, friends, and family viewed bully breeds. Nicole is a huge advocate for American Pit Bull Terriers and it shows in the way she raises loving, well socialized dogs.
Miriam joined the Animal Crackers team in September of 2017. She recently completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science in Spring of 2017 at Oregon State University and as of Fall 2017, she passed her Certified Professional Dog Training-Knowledge Assessment test! She also has worked at a local humane society in the Enrichment & Training Department for two years and is our current dog (and cat!) trainer here at Animal Crackers. She has background in training cats and dogs and riding horses in the Hunter-Jumper discipline. Miriam has a wealth of knowledge in behavior and training and is eager to start sharing her experience with her clients and customers. Besides dogs and cats, Miriam also has a love for small pocket pets and has owned 5 rats and a beloved hamster. Her household currently includes five cats (Milo, Peach, Biskits, Eli, and Baghera), and five dogs; Westley, a Great Dane, Cassiopeia, a Bull Terrier mix, Whisper, a Miniature American Shepherd, and Sadie & Josie, Chihuahua mixes.
Michaella Boyd, CCDT, CPDT-KA, SDC, has been at Animal Crackers Pet Supply since March of 2018. She brings a wide range of knowledge and talent to the staff and strives to continue her education on science and reward-based training methods. Michaella received her formal canine training education from CATCH (Canine Trainers Academy), graduated the program in 2017 and has been a Certified Professional Dog trainer with the CCPDT since 2017. She recently furthered her education by going through the Cooperative Paws Service Dog Coach certification course in 2018. Michaella worked in the Enrichment & Training Department at a local Humane Society from 2015 to 2018. There she worked with both shelter and client dogs with various training and behavioral challenges. She is well versed in dog and/or people reactivity, basic manners, tricks, and more. She currently has a 11 year old beloved Chocolate Labrador Retriever named Hershey as well as a 2 year old Shepherd mix named Hopeful.
Meg joined the Animal Crackers team in October 2018. She’s been an animal lover her entire life and has always known she wanted to work with animals when she was older. She’s had the opportunity to care for a variety of animals throughout her life, including the residents of the Trevor Zoo in Millbrook, NY. She has been in the animal care industry since 2017, when she started working at her local pet store in Pennsylvania after completing her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Vassar College. She hopes to eventually attend vet school and would love to work with either reptiles or small mammals. In the meantime likes to volunteer at Heartland, bake lots of desserts, play Dungeons and Dragons, and cuddle with her two cats, Moose and Bun Bun.