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

Meghan Zirk
Co-Owner and Manager

Meghan has over 10 years’ experience in the pet hospitality industry. She joined the Jet Pet family in 2017 and fell in love with the amazing culture. It has always been a dream of hers to own and operate her own facility. Her passion and love for animals drives her to provide the best care possible for all guests. When she’s not working she enjoys soaking up the sun in her home state of Arizona and spending time with her husband, Colton plus their three fur kids Moose, Olive and ‘Beef’ Wellington!

Kathrine Leland
Lead Pet Specialist

Kathrine is the assistant manager at Jet Pet PHX. She has been part of the team for over 3 years. She grew up always wanting to be around animals leading her to complete her schooling to become a veterinary assistant. She loves being part of the Jet Pet team caring for the pets and putting a smile on their parents face.

Jasmine Ray
Lead Inside Sales

Jasmine’s abundant passion for animals has led her into 6 years of experience in pet industry sales. Throughout her life she has cared for many of her own special pups, as well as a variety of small animals including mice & rats. This has aided in her ability to overlook many facets of pet accommodation. She works diligently to ensure that our pet owners are comfortable and well serviced, while also making a wholehearted effort to promise each pet a happy stay.

Jasmine currently has some feisty fur-babies of her own: Sookie, a morkie; and Cisco (Franciso when he’s in trouble), a dachshund mix. You’ll likely hear these two when you drop by for a tour, as they like to make themselves known. She also has 2 playful rats known as Bellatrix, and Tonks.

Amber Columbus
Pet Specialist

Amber’s zeal for emphasizing the kindness and safekeeping of animals proceeds from a life-long compassion and vibrant love for animals of all kinds. This love precipitated her experience in fostering and volunteering, as well as her vegetarianism at the early age of 12.

Amber has lived with 13 dogs and 7 cats of many breeds and sizes, and also and a turtle! All of these animals in her care have provided her with a growing knowledge that she consistently employs when caring for your fur babies! She is currently the devoted mom of 5 rescues: 2 pocket-sized Chihuahuas, Pixie and Cleo; a Chow Chow/Labrador Retriever/Pitbull mix, Bear; a scrappy mutt, Little; and a loveable kitty, Moo!

Jonathan Souza
Pet Specialist

Jonathan moved to Phoenix in August of 2017 from Atwater, California to attend Arizona State University and ultimately pursue a career in homeland security or emergency management. Prior to moving to Arizona, he was involved in undergoing the fostering and volunteer work for a non-profit animal rescue that specializes in rehoming and transporting ill, injured and homeless animals.

Jonathan comes from a background of animal lovers, so his upbringing consisted of many pets, ranging from dogs, birds and bunnies. This led him to understand the benefits of building relationships with animals and getting to do so with the adorable pet clientele at JetPet is a pleasure! As of this moment, Jonathan has two rescue dogs: Izzy, a spirited and affectionate Australian Cattle Dog; and Susie, a mousy, yet playful German Shepard.

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