The Companions team is a passionate and driven group who have several years of pet care experience. Each member brings unique strengths to our team and we take great pride in our work.
Kristen has always had a passion for pets and began working in a veterinary clinic at the age of 15, which lead her on the path to a career of caring for pets. After 13 years working in veterinary practice as a Registered Veterinary Technician, she decided to focus her passion of caring for pets in a different way. After years of researching, planning, dreaming and looking for the right property, she and her partner, Michael, opened Companions Pet Resort in December 2015.
Kristen understands that boarding your pet can be stressful for both parent and pet and is dedicated to providing the best care possible for her furry guests during their stay at Companions. Although Michael is behind the scenes, all our doggy guests see him every night for their bedtime let-out & tuck-in.
Kristen and Michael also share their home with daughter – Everleigh, dogs – Archie, George and Andy, cats – Marty and Eli, and Pickles the bunny. In her spare time Kristen enjoys spending time with family and friends, horseback riding and watching movies.
Clara has always been a pet lover and joined the Companions team in May 2016 with previous pet care experience. Clara is also an avid photographer and divides her time between caring for the furry guests at Companions and photographing weddings. Clara enjoys combining her two passions of pets and photography by volunteering her time photographing adoptable pets for rescue groups. She also fosters dogs of various ages and finds it extremely fulfilling seeing her former fosters thriving in their new homes.
Clara enjoys spending her down time with her children Aimee and Teyha and their furry and finned family members. Clara’s favourite food is anything smothered in caramel, and her favourite thing to do is listen to true crime podcasts.
Amy grew up in the small town of Crampton, Ontario. Amy has always enjoyed spending time with pets and worked at previous boarding facilities before joining the Companions team in August 2016.
When she is not caring for the furry guests at Companions, Amy can be found relaxing at home with her two rescue kitties Hanson & Ivy. Amy loves spending time with her family and friends enjoying the outdoors – camping, canoeing and hanging out around the bonfire.
Sydney has always had a passion for animals and was excited for the opportunity to turn that passion into a career when she joined the Companions team in July 2021. Sydney has loved getting to know all of our furry guests.
Sydney enjoys spending her spare time at the barn with her pony – Shark. She’s head over hooves for him!
Arden has been working in the pet industry since 2012 and came to join the Companions team in Dec 2021. She found her passion for animals at a young age as her home has always been packed with pets!
Arden is enthusiastic about expanding her knowledge and is continuing her education within the animal world.
When she’s not caring for our guests, you can find her at the barn with her horse – Rascal, and enjoying long hikes through the forest. After a long day, Ardon enjoys cuddling up with the dogs – Chuppy, Miguel and Salsa, and a good crime book!