Meet Our Staff
Owner and General Operations Manager
I’ve been employed by our amazing clients since 2006. My farm, home, and heart belong to a Jack Russell Terrier (Lego), a cat (Fluffy), horses (Billy and Kringle), donkey (Lilac), miniature pony (Nugget), Nubian goats (Jessica, Frodo, Spanky & Alfalfa), Valais Blacknose mixed sheep (Oscar, Olli, and Orville), and a whole bunch of feathered friends (ducks and chickens). My favorite pastimes are caring for all the critters on the farm, horseback riding, clay shooting or range shooting, skiing, and enjoying time with my family.
Daily Operations Manager
I was a student intern at OPR in 2012 and never left! I love meeting all of the new kiddos that come in to visit the Resort and developing relationships with our long-time clients. I enjoy being outside, working odd jobs, and playing volleyball in my free time. And I recently made time to rescue a dog, Juno, who joined our family and she is awesome!
I have been working with Oscar’s Pet Resort since 2007. I started out learning to be a Pet Care Technician before going back to school to become a Dog Trainer. In 2011 I started dog training and have developed the Puppy training program here at the Resort. My family shares our home with our St. Bernard, Teddy. I enjoy being outside and being adventuresome with any new activity.
In 1990, I set out on a lifelong journey to be a Canine Advocate. My journey has led me through many hills and valleys, but none are greater than the journey with my current dog, Tayvin. Tayvin is a male American Pit Bull Terrier, currently 7 years old, and is a reactive dog. He has taught me the value of truly understanding a dog and what makes them happy, sad, scared, excited, nervous, and overjoyed. I thank God for him every day.
My name is April Hartman and I share my heart with two rescue pitbull mixes: Pebbles and Banjo. After adopting Banjo out of a neglectful situation in August 2020 I was inspired to dive into the world of positive reinforcement based dog training to help him overcome any challenges he would face. I worked with Michelle Carroll who introduced me to the teachings of Pat Miller, Patricia McConnel, and Dr. Sophia Yin, and Jean Donaldson. Taking note of my strong desire to continue learning, Michelle Carroll formally took me under her wing and began mentoring me in December 2020. My motivation for training comes from a desire to enrich the lives of dogs and strengthen the bonds between them and their owners – while having a ton of fun along the way!
I joined the OPR team in August 2016. At home I have 2 big Boxers (Ray & Lexi). Outside of work I like to read, work out, and go to concerts. I also love teach Ray new tricks.
I’ve been grooming at Oscar’s Pet Resort since March 2013. Outside of work, I enjoy playing with my 3 daughters (Jane, Nola, and Dani) and 2 dogs (Skylar and Sophie), gardening, and kayaking. We also love to go to the beach and go hiking.
I’ve been a groomer at Oscar’s since August 2017. At home I have 2 dogs (Milton and Arthur) and FIVE cats. (Eliza, Hazel, Ruth, Wednesday, Ursula,)—and an obvious rescue problem. I like to read, play video games, and learn new things!
Pet Care Technician/Dog Trainer
Hi I’m Kara! I’ve been working at Oscars Pet Resort as a Pet Care Technician for 3 years. Before I started working here I went to CTC to be certified as a Veterinary Assistant. I have recently have become a Dog Trainer at OPR. I graduated from Victoria Stilwell Academy, and I’m still working on expanding my knowledge on Dog Behavior. A few fun facts about me: I love to dance, I’ve danced ever since I was four years old. I starting coaching my senior year and have been a Competition coach for four years as well! I have 3 amazing dogs: Maggie, who is a Boston Terrier. Rommel, who is a German Shepherd and Willow, who is a Texas Heeler. I love my OPR family and I always enjoy meeting new people and our long term clients!
Pet Care Technician
I’ve been at Oscar’s since November of 2019. I have one dog at home named Princess, who is a 4-year old rescue. I enjoy spending my free time with her, going on walks and exploring, and relaxing in a hammock together. I also like hanging out with friends and serving at my church.