Michele is an “old-timer” here at Oakhurst as she started in 1990. She is a bundle of energy and finds time for camping, boating, horse back riding and swimming and taking care of her wonderful daughter. She also has two English Mastiffs, Miley and Abby, a bunny named Dumpling. Her two Mastiffs are a backlash to her childhood pets. “When I was little I begged and begged for a big dog and instead had two mean little Lhasa apso’s that only loved my mom and ate dinner at the dinner table. My mom said I could get a big dog when I had my own house. Now I have the two biggest and gentlest dogs I could find.” Michele loves the family aspect of her job. “The clients and workers are very close and the clients trust us with their beloved pets. Sometimes we see people and their pets on a daily basis when they come for doggie daycare. They become part of the Oakhurst family.” Michele has completed the Advanced Pet Care Technician program that is certified by the ABKA.