Meet Our Team
Meet our staff with Simply Yours Concierge. Upon joining our staff, each team member undergoes a complete background check, they become covered under our company insurance policy, and each provide references which are available upon request. Our team of pet sitters, dog sitters, and cat sitters are experienced in pet safety and security along with care and companionship. Below you’ll find further information about our team.
Hi I'm Dawn. I have been with Simply Yours Concierge since the fall of 2017. I've been living in Princeton Junction for the past seven years, and I'm a lifelong dog and cat lover. I've had four dogs of my own over the course of my life. Peaches was my toy poodle and is pictured here with me. The other animals that I've had include cats and a bunny. In my free time, I contribute to various animal charities and I get involved with animal rights activism. I also enjoy working out, dancing, cooking, art, travel and watching Law and Order SVU. Being on the team with Simply Yours Concierge is enjoyable for me because the dogs and cats that I visit put a smile on my face, and put me in a good mood. I find that hugging and petting them is very comforting to them and to me too. I really love them!
Hi! I’m Jill, and I started working with Simply Yours Concierge in the Spring of 2019. I’ve been loving every minute of it since! An animal lover since birth, the simple truth is I became a dog walker/pet sitter by default, without even realizing it! In addition to our Fox Terrier Snoopy, I played with all of my neighbors, friends and families cats, dogs, bunnies, mice, gerbils, hamsters and guinea pigs, constantly growing up and learned all about pet behavior and personalities through a lifetime of hands on experience, despite having asthmatic allergies. I even helped out many coworkers and several bosses over the years with their pets needs, and everyone always said I have a way with animals that’s special. Being an all encompassing animal lover (I even owned a tarantula!) I never shy away from too big, too small, unfriendly, or unwell pets, and am very comfortable giving medicine and shots to them.
Thankfully I’ve been asthma/allergy free for years now and just love sticking my face in dog and cat fur with no repercussions, I just love them so much, I can’t help it! ! I treat all the pets I have the privilege of servicing as if they were my own, with love, friendship, companionship, safety, and fun as well as following any and all instructions, ensures your pet will thoroughly enjoy our time spent together! Being able to assist fellow pet owners and providing love and care for their pets in their absence, combined with spending time with their amazing animals and being outside with them is a dream come true! I have a background in art, and was in retail management before becoming an administrator in a radon lab for well over a decade, so I have serious customer service skills and apply that to all of my walks and visits. I love art, movies, going to NYC to shop and see shows, reading and traveling, but my favorite thing of all is being at home and having fun with my husband and our kooky cat Simon.
Hi! My name is Jeff and I’ve been with Simply Yours Concierge since the Winter of 2019. I look after our clients on a daily basis and build a strong bond with them throughout the walk. I am always happy when I get to meet a new dog or cat and learn their personalities and likes and dislikes. It makes me a better pet parent. I am a huge proponent of animal rescue and awareness. I grew up in a household of animals with many cats and dogs, whether they were rescues or strays. After years of being without a cat or a dog, I welcomed my first cat, Simon, into my home in 2013, and that was it. From then on, I took in 2 more cats, Rose and Jonah, and an elderly dog, Abby. Thankfully, they all get along famously. I’m a full time professional musician in NYC and perform elsewhere across the country. In addition to working for Simply Yours Concierge, I’m a long-time employee at McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton and a volunteer at Save Animal Shelter in Skillman, from where I adopted my cats and dog. I credit this experience for reigniting my love of animals and passion for rescue and service to those who can’t help themselves. I am very happy to be working for Simply Yours Concierge and I look forward to meeting many more dogs, cats, and others, young and old.
Hi, I'm Maureen and in the summer of 2019 I joined the team at Simply Yours Concierge. I'm a dog and cat mom myself - I have 5 dogs - 2 senior pugs with special needs, 2 huskies, and a yorkie. I also have 1 cat along with having experience caring for chickens. After being in the corporate world for over 30+ years, it was time for a career change. I have decades of customer service experience which I love, but it was time to expand. I haven't regretted a single day. I treat all pets I care for as if they're my own, though I really enjoy exercising dogs as well as pet sitting fur babies. People have referred to me as the dog whisperer because I haven't met a dog that I haven't gotten along with or loved. My job is extremely rewarding, and I can't think of a better way to spend my day.
Hey there! I’m Abby, and I've been helping with Simply Yours Concierge since the fall of 2020. This is my best pal Jax, a blue heeler/staffordshire terrier mix! I rescued Jax when he was a month shy of turning 2 in March 2019, and he’s been the greatest addition to my life. it’s been a wonderful experience so far as a professional dog walker/pet sitter - every client is so welcoming and friendly, and their animals are just as amazing. I graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor's degree in Biology, and someday plan on going back for my Masters. I'm a been a certified vet assistant through Animal Behavior college, and have worked at a vet's office. I was an assistant manager at a daycare facility for almost 3 years. Being located in South Brunswick for a decade now, it's easy to see how our clients help make this a wonderful community. Working with animals of all sizes has always been a passion of mine - my friends and family say I have a special connection with animals that is very rare. Every single animal I meet, I treat them as if they’re my own, with compassion, love, and respect. I’m so looking forward to meeting future clients and their furry family members and building a wonderful bond with them all!
Hello I’m Amy, and I became involved with Simply Yours Concierge in the winter of 2021 to board dogs in my home in North Brunswick for our clients. My love of caring for animals is lifelong and started professionally over 35 years ago as I was a technician for a local veterinarian. I have a Social Work degree from UNLV and served as a counselor for pet owners in grief from 1999-2005. In 2008 I became licensed in NJ as an Animal Control Officer. I have since volunteered as a kennel attendant, adoption counselor and currently serve with a non profit dog rescue by screening adoption applications. I was blessed with the love of four rescue dogs in my life; Peyton, T.J, Homer pictured here, and Mitzy, all of whom were special needs and have since passed. I’ve also rescued and fostered cats, rabbits, birds and reptiles. I am also certified in Pet First Aid and welcome all legged friends to my home and I enjoy their company and caring for them as well as reading, cooking and doing yoga. I continue my studies online and in 2019 attended St. James Seminary College to become a Professional Certified Chaplain and hope to pursue my passion as an animal guardian to serve as a Pet Chaplain. My dream is to one day operate my own rescue respite care facility for senior/special needs dogs to live out their lives showered in love.
Hi! my name is Abby! I joined the Simply Yours Concierge team in the winter of 2021. I am located in Spotswood, and have lived here my whole life. In my photo are my two pets out of eleven (!!!). The black dog is named Molly, she’s a super mutt, and the other one is Rockie, he’s a blue healer. He’s a great dog and he’s taught me a lot about pet anxiety which has been a wonderful learning process. Both are rescues! My other pets are... two cats (Skylar and Wilbur), two rabbits (Stormie and Oscar), 2 Guinea pigs (Kovur and Spider), 2 hamsters (kiwi and avocado), and last but not least, my turtle (Alex). I am apart of the local 4-H community, so I’ve been around all types of animals. Before coming to Simply Yours Concierge, I worked at a dog daycare as well as at a farm that offered pony rides and a petting zoo. I tended to chickens, ponies, and any other farm critters you can think of. When I’m not working, I love to hike with my dogs, spend time with all my pets, and being outdoors. What I love about working for Simply Yours Concierge is being with the animals and leaving with a smile on my face. My family and friends say I have a strong connection with animals, because I’m really patient with them. I can’t wait to meet new furry friends and treat them like my own!
Hey there! I'm Shannon and this is my pal Derek! I have been working for Simply Yours Concierge since the summer of 2017. I currently help out with both dog walking and pet sitting, in addition to occasional house sitting visits. I have had plenty of experience with pet sitting due to owning a mixed-breed dog named Duke and a German Shepherd named Shadow. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, going to the beach, and cooking. If there's an excuse to go outside, I'm there! Working for Simply Yours Concierge is so rewarding because I get to spend time with my favorite animals, and seeing them gets me super excited about making visits with them. It's an amazing feeling to know that you're giving them the best care that they can possibly receive!
Hi, My name is Thea and I have been with Simply Yours Concierge since the spring of 2018. I assist with walking dogs and pet sitting mostly during the weekends, as well as overnight stays. I have had pets all my life. Currently I have four Chihuahuas and two cats. I love taking good care of all of them. They are equal members of my family and as my friends, my pets help me to understand animals better. I also have three years of experience with the Belle Mead Animal Hospital as veterinarian technician assistant where I gained experience how to work with different types of pets in a various medical conditions. Working in that hospital also provided me the opportunity to meet with many pet owners and understand what customer service is all about. Currently I am a full time employee at Princeton University and besides taking care of animals and working with numbers, I love traveling, fine food and dancing. My motto in life is: Balance is the key to any success.. Pet sitting with the Simply Yours Concierge team is filling my life up with more love and positive energy as our clients are the best.