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Meet the PetHub Sales Team & Learn Why They Love ACOs

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The PetHub sales team has had the pleasure of working closely with Animal Control Officers and the organizations they work for over the years. It’s a highlight of our jobs, especially when we learn more about the special sauce that makes a community and the people who work for it shine!

Our team has grown, recently, and includes some new faces that are super pumped to get to know different people and communities remotely and in-person at upcoming trade shows and when we come knocking on your door to visit in the coming months. We wanted to take a moment to introduce ourselves and share our top three reasons we love Animal Control Officers!

 

Morgan Woodward - Vice President of Sales

Morgan has spent the majority of his career running both Municipal and Non-Profit shelters. He has been a lifelong animal lover who currently resides with one dog, two cats, a bearded dragon, and a red-footed tortoise.

Reasons why Morgan loves Animal Control Officers

As a former Municipal Shelter Director, Morgan is intimately familiar with the daily challenges that ACO's face at work and in the field.

Oftentimes, the job Animal Control Officers are asked to do is way outside of their job description, but they do it anyway.

They recognize that dealing with animals is the best and often easiest part of their job. It's dealing with the human side that can be frustrating!! 

 

Chris Bailey - Client Sales and Health Director

Bailey has been working for PetHub since 2019 and has had the amazing opportunity to meet so many wonderful Animal Care organizations all over the country at various conferences. Getting to have deep conversations about the problems facing animal welfare is one of his favorite parts of the job, because he sees the passion of Animal Control Officers, and gets to work directly with them to create solutions together!

Reasons why Bailey loves Animal Control Officers

Bailey sees and appreciates how thankless the job can be sometimes. It is a job of passion, and love for animals.

The job is so much more impactful than what the public sees on the surface. However, the public would certainly notice if ACO's suddenly weren't there anymore!

There is such an amazing culture of "dig in" and get it done for the greater good.

 

 

Gabbie Cardona - Sales Specialist

Gabbie has dedicated her entire education and career to animal health and advocacy. After working 10 years as a veterinary technician, she eventually made her way into veterinary sales and was lucky enough to earn a spot on PetHub’s sales team! In order to continue with her passion for helping animals in need, she plans on becoming a foster mom for her local shelter, Austin Pets Alive.

Reasons why Gabbie loves Animal Control Officers

Gabbie enjoys working with shelters and ACO’s because she shares the same passion with the people who work hard every day to help save animals in need.

She knows that “working with animals” does not mean “playing with puppies and kittens.” She understands it’s a tough job and can be emotionally and physically draining. Those are the people she wants to help and support.

She wants them to know how much they are appreciated for everything they do behind the scenes to help animals in their communities and aims to find solutions to make their day-to-day tasks a little easier. 

Alyssa Dietz - Sales Specialist

Alyssa has always had a passion for animals – ever since her days of “rescuing” lady bugs from puddles. After years of volunteering with local animal shelters (and more than one foster-fail), Alyssa jumped at the opportunity to join the PetHub team so she could put her professional talents to work at making a difference in the lives of pets and their owners!

Reasons why Alyssa loves Animal Control Officers

Alyssa knows that ACOs are passionate about helping all animals in need! They regularly go above and beyond to make sure that the animals in our communities are safe.

She understands that ACOs face a roller coaster of emotions on the job and that there are just as many heart-breaking stories as there are happy endings. That’s why she is so motivated to help ACOs facilitate as many “happy reunions” as she possibly can.

Alyssa wants them to know just how much they are appreciated! They are the beginning of the transformation story for so many animals in need.

 

Bryn Nowell - Client Health Specialist

Bryn has always had pets in her life and can remember having “tea parties” with a pet bunny named “Patches” growing up (she had a lonely childhood). Now, she’s passionate about supporting animal rescue and dispelling myths about pitbull type dogs. In fact, she’s on the 2022 Pinups for Pitbulls calendar!

Reasons why Bryn loves Animal Control Officers

She knows ACOs are willing to climb every mountain, set of stairs, over logs, and through brush to find critters that need care, support, or reunification. While they may not know how many steps they’ll get in each day, their dedication is something appreciated.

There’s no such thing as “not in their job description.” ACOs get calls about literally anything and everything, and while they are not always the “right fit,” for the job, they still do what they can to help problem solve and help their community.

It’s the creative thinking and dedication of ACO's that Bryn always loves to see. ACO's know how much their jobs can make a difference, even though it might be stinky and messy.

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