About

Our Team

Professional.
Über love of pets.

At Jet Pet Resort, we only hire animal-loving, skilled pet care specialists who offer our guests the best care possible with integrity and professionalism. Our team is selected from a highly competitive vetting process. We continually offer on-the-job training as advancements are made in the pet care industry to ensure we can offer you a premium experience, and your pet an unforgettable stay.

Our Team

Jamie Cates
Manager

Jamie’s love of animals runs deep, ever since she was small. Over the years, Jamie has cared for a variety of breeds, fostering and adopting furry family members from various rescue societies around the Lower Mainland. Her connection to animals, North Shore roots, and wealth of hospitality management experience make Jamie a natural fit at Jet Pet. When she’s not busy at her dream job, Jamie loves spending time with her family, including a rescue cat, turtle, and her rescue pup, Lexi.

Taryn Keely
Lead Pet Specialist

Taryn started working with animals when she was a teenager. While volunteering with the SPCA during high school, Taryn realized her strong desire to work with animals and has spent the past 3.5 years working with dogs with plans to continue doing so. Taryn has her own pup, Lucy, who follows her to and from work.

Nanette Scudamore
Inside Sales

After 25 years in Corporate Banking and 10 years of Payroll, Nanette came out of retirement to answer an ad: “Love Dogs?”. Nine years later, Nanette is still loves snuggling all the pups. She considers it a privilege to be entrusted with clients’ furry family member. Have a poodle question? Nanette sits on the board of The Poodle Specialty Club of BC. She also enjoys making teddy bears, quilting, and working in the public with her standard poodle Vinnie.

Kurt Etheridge
Pet Specialist

A lifelong animal lover, Kurt has taken care of a wide range of animals since he was a child. Not long after joining the team at Jet Pet, he adopted one of our own rescue dogs! Kurt’s passion for animals is what landed him caring for Jet Pet’s furry guests and when he’s not at work, he loves spending time with his rescue, Crash.

Meaghan Brooks
Pet Specialist

Meaghan has worked on and off with dogs for two years when not focusing on her Fine Arts diploma program at Langara where she studies ceramics, sculptural and functional, and painting. She has a 5-year-old black lab named Kona, whom Meaghan spends her free time with enjoying Vancouver’s North Shore scene she was born and raised in.

Taylor Haxton
Pet Specialist

Taylor’s love of animals naturally lead her to working with dogs for the past several years. In her spare time, Taylor’s favourite thing to do is spending time with her rescue dog Lola, and a rescue cat named Rambo; both of whom she adores. She plans to keep working with animals for the rest of her life to give back some of the joy they bring to her life.

Justine Wilker
Groomer

Justine is a newcomer to BC from Regina, Saskatchewan. She grew up with cats and dogs around her whole life, and has been officially working with animals since 2012, becoming a certified professional dog groomer in 2013. Justine has worked with many dog rescue organizations to groom pets to feel and look their best so they could find their forever home. Justine is excited to provide her services for all her present and future clients at Jet Pet.

Mackenzie Bailey
Pet Specialist

Working with animals has always been a strong passion of Mackenzie’s. Growing up in Calgary, she fostered and rescued her fair share of animals, knowing she was headed towards a career with them. Mackenzie graduated with her Veterinary Assistant Certificate at Bow Valley College in 2016 and as a newcomer to the BC area, she is excited to be a part of the Jet Pet team. Getting to dedicate her time to caring for animals and doing what she loves most makes Mackenzie extremely grateful.

Raechel Kadler
Pet Specialist

Growing up in Vancouver with a family dog, Raechel’s loved both animals and the outdoors all her life. Although she is in school for Biochemistry, Raechel has always had a passion for dogs in her spare time. Having previously volunteered at a humane society, she was eager for another opportunity to spend more time with dogs and found that at Jet Pet!

Abel Chan
Pet Specialist

Happiest when with dogs, Abel joined the Jet Pet team to gain more knowledge about dogs and can’t think of a better way to spend working hours. The great experience has Abel primarily responsible for the overnight dogs. The dogs’ comfort and happiness are the #1 mission.

Vivian Jiang
Pet Specialist

Vivian became smitten with dogs after adopting a homeless toy poodle off the streets of Nanjing, China. She’s worked with a variety of small animals as a volunteer at the Vancouver SPCA along with a variety of other community-focused jobs such as a behaviour interventionist helping children with autism. Vivian is enthusiastic to be part of the Jet Pet team and can usually be found photographing our four-legged guests. She is currently completing her microbiology and immunology undergraduate degree at UBC with hopes of studying medicine afterwards.

Mary Byrne
Overnight Pet Specialist

Mary recently relocated to Vancouver from Ireland in June 2017. With a background in design and multimedia, Mary decided to pursue a career with dogs following her previous volunteer work with rescue dogs. While volunteering, Mary adopted 2 pups rescued from a puppy farm…making her house pretty full with 2 kids and 4 dogs! Mary joined Jet Pet North Shore in October 2017 and works primarily as overnight care, making sure our furry guests are tucked in and happy for the night.

Meghan Niles
Pet Specialist

From her beginnings as a pet store employee and grooming assistant Meghan has been working with animals going on 15 years now, but has loved them all her life. Meghan is an avid collector of animals and currently has two dogs and two geckos! She took a short break to focus on dog hydrotherapy and to help open a fitcare facility, but since joining the pack just over four years ago, Meghan find myself surrounded by dogs every day and loving it!

Emma Grayson
Pet Specialist / Inside Sales

Emma grew up on the North Shore and has worked at Jet Pet resort for three years. A familiar face, Emma can be seen greeting and chatting with clients up at the front as well as playing and snuggling our furry clients in the back. Emma has a bouncy rescue dog named Finley who just recently travelled with her throughout Brazil.

Really amazing people working here. I’ve never seen my little guy run to people like that. They really took the time to get to know him and they always take super good care of him.
– Stephan Rourke-Frew