FRONT DESK COUNSELOR
Hidden Talent: I may not be a great cook but I can bake some mean cookies!
Hobbies: Road trips, collecting cook books and internet recipes, walking or riding my bike through Golden Gate Park or near the beach and rocking out!
Pets: Our 4 cats Sasha (the older wise one), Sweetie (the skittish one), Frank Tiberius Kat (aka Captain Kirk) and Little Friend (the fat one). We go through a lot of sticky rollers because of them!!
Inspiration: I am inspired by my Mom and the beauty of nature.
Hobbies: Watching sports, camping, hiking, whitewater rafting.
Pets: Lucky, a sweet and mischievous hound mix.
Hidden Talent: Befriending wild animals and not-so-social domestic animals.
Hobbies: I'm a jack of all trades when it comes to arts and crafts: photography, videography, playing multiple instruments, writing, sewing, sculpture, needlework and lots more. I also spend a lot of time doing urban hiking and exploration, finding and photographing the less traveled areas of the city.
Pets: Spoonie, Ellie Mae (both cats)
Inspiration: Community activists, Frida Kahlo, and my mom.
Hobbies: Collecting minerals, crocheting and painting.
Pets: Bean the Bunny (Netherland Dwarf Rabbit).
Inspiration: Acts of kindness when you least expect it.
Hobbies: I have come to realize the best game of catch is playing fetch with an amazing Camper. No "ChuckIt" launchers necessary :)
Pets: Yorkies: Moose (or Moostopher for short) is an accomplished sunbather, Oddball Periwinkle is a natural Hula dancing queen.
Hidden Talent: I can sing.
Inspiration: My grandmother. She never gave up no matter what.
Hobbies: Reading and Cooking.
Pet: Cho Cho
FRONT DESK MANAGER
Hidden Talent: UNDISCLOSED.
Hobbies: Comics, gaming, Star Trek, and other general nerd related activities.
Pets: A 3 year old Chocolate Lab named George Lazenby Chewbacca Brown, my sidekick, inspiration, and teacher of life lessons.
Inspiration: I really look up to my brother Jared who has the strength to overcome a lot of challenges because of his Duchene Muscular Dystrophy, and through it all, he has always maintained a positive outlook on life. Because he is only three years older than me, we were always best friends growing up. I admire my mom for everything she has done for me and my family throughout the years, for believing in me when I had doubts, and for simply being an amazing mother & friend.
Hobbies: Dance, swimming, horseback riding, art, and colorguard/winterguard (performing arts).
Pets: Cookie (tri-colored American Cocker Spaniel; very special member of our family since January 2007) and Ike (Schnauzer mix; a sweet little guy rescued in January 2014)
Hidden Talent: Then it wouldn’t be a hidden talent.
Hobbies: Collecting toys, reading music, animals (love them).
Pets: Ziggy, Marley, Marshall, Phoebe (cockatiels)
Inspiration: My wife
Hobbies: Working on cars
CAT SAFARI MANAGER
Inspiration: Animals, art, and kind people.
Hidden Talent: I know every famous Canadian who has ever lived.
Hobbies: Accomplished metal smith and jeweler.
Hidden Talent: I love to cook and especially love to make one-pot dinners for our Camp Counselors! I also have a Frequent Camper Card at Krispy Kreme that I use for busy days at work!
Hobbies: I'm a Sweet Adeline and belong to Mission Valley Chorus. As Regional Champs, we compete at the International contest with over 40 choruses from around the world.
Pets: Maxine & Murphy, my two cats. But, after seven years here, I like to think that my Pet Camp canine and feline charges are my friends too, especially Jersey.
Inspiration: Virginia’s dad and mine both who seem to have been able to balance running a small business and raising a family (and Virginia’s dad had 8 kids!) a lot better than do I.
Hobbies: Very (and I mean VERY) poor ice hockey player.
Pets: Splash and everyone camping with us.
Inspiration: Seeing others work hard and give their best inspires me to match, if not better, their work ethic. On the other side, seeing others make the worse of their current opportunity or situation also inspires me to work hard and lead by example.
Hobbies: Playing basketball, running and hanging out in the hot tub, supporting all Bay Area sports teams and learning how to improve oneself is very entertaining to me.
Pets: My dog's name is Sasha. She is a toy enthusiast Chihuahua/Jack Russell. Her favorite hobby is sleeping for 20 hours and hunting for spilled goods.
Front Desk Manager
Inspiration: My dog inspires me to get up and be a functioning member of society, regardless of how I feel, because he depends on me to be responsible and reliable every single day.
Hobbies: Reading, reading, and more reading (thanks for the Kindle, Mark and Virginia!)
Hidden Talent: Having an abundance of random knowledge, and being able to talk in two voices simultaneously.
Hobbies: Dabbling in music and film stuff for the purpose of obtaining giggles, being nerdy (interpret that how you will), finding plays on words, and going to concerts or events that no one else would want to go to!
Pets: Boognish, my furry little son who is a 10 year old Japanese Chin, my Pet Camp ‘assistant’, and the other half of my heart.
Front Desk Counselor
Inspiration: The sunrise over the Bay. It makes me remember that God does exist.
Hobbies: Reading, sleeping, eating, and running with my dog.
Pets: Abyad, my silly saluki, and Fred, my very fat cat
Inspiration: Monty Python; responsible for my quirky humor!
Hobbies: Working out at a gym, hikes with Scully, running with Neo.
Pets: Scully, Bob, Coco
Hobbies: Surfing, Aquarist (Koi Pond), Gardening and Cooking.
Pets: Kizzy (Australian Shepard), Nymeria and Oswin (Cats), Moesha (Red Ear Slider), and 12 Koi.
Favorite thing about Pet Camp: Working with people who love animals and the animals themselves.
Inspiration: My Grandparents are my inspiration, they've taught me to be the person I am today.
Hobbies: Cooking, playing the piano, horseback riding, and exploring nature.
Pets: Kapua (Pitbull), Desi (Kelpie/Mcnabb), Bentley (Yorkshire Terrier)
Pet Care Technician
Inspiration: My Parents.
Hobbies: Reading, Video games and Soccer.
Pets: Chip, my Mini Schnauzer.
Favorite thing about Pet Camp: The Dogs of course.
Inspiration: To have kids with my wife.
Hobbies: Video games and being a husband.
Pets: Lily McPeek
Favorite thing about Pet Camp: My co-workers! They are hard working and fun to be around with.
Camp Director and Founder of Pet Camp
In 2015, after 18 years of leading Pet Camp, Virginia was appointed to be the Director of Animal Care and Control for the City and County of San Francisco. Along with a change in title comes a change in the scope of her mission. Building upon her experience in creating a safe, loving and fun environment for dogs and cats at Pet Camp, she is now tasked with creating a similar environment for all of San Francisco’s animals. While she is greatly missed at Pet Camp, we are excited about her new role and thrilled to share her vision and leadership with all of San Francisco’s animals.