My name is Laura and have been a pet parent most of my life. I have been working as a preschool teacher for seven years, but animals have always been my passion. Parents have been entrusting me with their children for the past seven years because I am patient, consistent, use positive reinforcement, trustworthy and flexible; traits that all carry over into my work with animals.
I currently reside in Southeast Portland in a cozy house that I share with my husband, Chris, our dog, Matthias, our cat, Katie and our dwarf hamster, Princess Bubblegum. When I'm not working or studying I enjoy reading, posting in forums, watching Investigation Discovery reruns and coming up with new tricks to teach my fur babies.