• Meagan

    Meagan was born and raised in Wisconsin, where she developed a love for animals and nature. She graduated from UW-Madison with a degree in zoology, and moved out to the Bay Area with her husband a few years later. She has experience in environmental education, and relishes the opportunity to reach out to people to improve the way we care for our pets. She is a major reptile lover and currently shares her home with a little leopard gecko. When she isn’t helping out at Holistic Hound, Meagan enjoys hiking in National Parks with her husband, cooking, and playing her violin.

  • Dianne

    Dianne is a recent arrival to the Bay Area from Seattle. She graduated from the University of Washington and spent several years in the pet care industry before the sun drew her to California. Dianne is passionate about pit bulls and has three of her own. Sasha and Face still live in Seattle but Fred is her constant companion and pride and joy. On her days off, you can usually find Dianne, boyfriend Andrew, and Fred at Point Isabel, romping and fetching and retrieving tennis balls from trees. Andrew also works in Berkeley, with exotic birds and Dianne enjoys visiting the various avian characters that come through his store. Between departing Seattle and settling in Richmond, Dianne had a chance to travel briefly throughout Nor Cal and her interest has been piqued to explore more of California and enjoy all that Berkeley, San Francisco and the Bay Area have to offer.

  • Kelly

    Kelly has always dreamed of working with animals, and has always loved living with them. At its zenith, her childhood home housed three dogs, six cats, two goldfish, three mice, and a horse named Crazy Notion. For the past several years she has lived in Washington, D.C., where she briefly worked on Capitol Hill before leaving it all behind and becoming a barista. Soon enough, California called her home, where she and her partner adopted a three-legged Pit Bull Terrier named Maggie, who steals the hearts of everyone she meets, and an anxious goofball of a Pit Bull named Abra. In her free time, Kelly enjoys baking, dog training, reading, cycling, rock climbing, and binge watching The Office.

  • Ken

    Whether it was being surrounded by dogs, cats, horses, hamsters, or the wildlife that called the San Jacinto mountains home, Ken was raised in a family with a great love and respect for animals.  In his adult life, Ken continues that love into his work over the last few years focusing on dog and cat nutrition.  Ken firmly believes that all household budgets can accommodate a healthy diet and lifestyle through sound nutritional science. Whether that manifests itself in a raw diet, dehydrated foods, lightly-cooked choices or traditional kibbles enhanced with supplements.

    In his personal life, kismet has brought the bully breeds into Ken’s home and heart..  Through adoption and fostering, Ken has had the great gift of guardianship for Rose – a pit/staffordshire red nose, and Holly – a staffordshire/Amer. bulldog mix.  Not to be overshadowed by the wonderful opportunity to foster through to adoption of Brownie – a delightful and energectic Brindle pit mix.  It is through these experiences that his dedication and love of all dog breeds has been nurtured and his interest in healthy and holistic pet nutrition and lifestyles has been been forged.

  • Elizabeth

    Liz has been a proud member of the Bay Area for 15 years.  Her passion for animals started very young and as soon as she was deemed old enough, she started volunteering at her local Central Coast Humane Society.  She found her way to Holistic Hound back in 2005 and worked there for several years.  After a brief stint away she is back and a proud member of the current team.  In her spare time she manages her urban petting zoo which consists of her three cats, one dog, husband John and two year old daughter Veronica.  She also enjoys hiking, cooking, and rooting for the Oakland A’s.

  • Brianna

    Brianna is a native Northern California resident. Her love of animals started early in life. Her passion for animals has led her to pursue a degree in animal science with a focus on both nutrition and overall care.

    In her “spare” time between working for Holistic Hounds and attending to her studies, she volunteers for many animal programs. Starting with the Oakland Zoo camp, she has given her time to the Tri-City Animal Shelter, select veterinarian offices, and is currently working at Oakland’s Fairyland. Her other interests include activities such as camping, hiking, archery and watching Amine with her cat Zuko and leopard gecko, Shiro.