Faye has been managing LaundroMutt since April of 2010, and moved to the Cambridge area from the NH border shortly after joining the team. Prior to Laundromutt, Faye has worked in pet stores and grooming shops for over 10 years. In addition to her experience with dogs and cats as a groomer's assistant, she has cared for everything from anacondas to cockatoo's as a reptile and small animal specialist. She lives with her sato, Luna and ragdoll cat, Spooky. On her occasional days off, she enjoys live music and antique markets.
Karen, a native of Ohio has been coming to Laundromutt as a customer since 2008, and joined the team in April of 2010. She is a biology major splits her time between Laundromutt and working in a lab studying population genetics, evolution, and conservation of West Indian Boas. She lives in Cambridge with her boyfriend, Seth, pembroke welsh corgi, Ruby, and Shiba Inu mix, Taylor. Karen enjoys traveling, and just about anything outdoors.
Jackie is diverse to say the least. Having had dogs her whole life, trained horses for several years, when she isn't at Laundromutt she currently works in the world of circus. A trained aerialist, fire breather, partner acrobat, and sideshow performer, there's always something awesome going on.
Jemesii's life is full of dogs; besides working at LaundroMutt she designs and crafts dog clothes under the label Five Chihuahuas and lives with her two dogs Kala & Fig (and her roommate's dog Sugar). When not hanging out with or dressing puppies Jemesii loves to read, knit, bake and spend hours on Pinterest... and cover things in glitter.
Erica is a cat owner, dog lover and a full-time fashion designer. She loves working at Laundromutt part-time to relieve stress and spend time with awesome dogs!
Evan dedicates his full time to LaundroMutt™ and the B.Y.O.D.s. Evan is the official designer (and handyman, bookkeeper, computer repairman, etc). He has meticulously scrutinized everything from the design of the logo and the colors of the walls, to the placement of the tubs and shape of the divider walls. Yeah, there's some OCD happening here, just ask the staff. When Evan is not working broken vacuum or rearranging the dog leashes following Kandinsky's color theory, you can find him engrossed in many different sports and activities. He is an avid rower and plays Ultimate Frisbee. His Australian Shepherd, Brumby, is a great practice partner. Some of Evan's other favorite ways to past the time are flyfishing, sailing, tennis, skiing, cooking and sometimes . . . sleeping. Read more about Evan.
Deanna is a lifelong animal lover who began grooming dogs professionally seven years ago. She uses her experience as a special education teacher to work patiently and kindly with all types of dogs; especially senior dogs and dogs with special needs. Deanna shares her life with her husband and her two pets: Fenway, a terrier mix and Scooter, a red-footed tortoise.
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Kimbo Rose is a singer/songwriter and originally hails from the San Fransisco area but spent that last 10 years in Southern Oregon booking and promoting bands from around the world as well as touring the United States in her own band. Since 2008 she has self released all her own music on her own record label Screech Owl Records. In 2009 Kimbo moved to Boston. She started managing BYOD in 2010. Her love of dogs and their well being became a passion. When she is not knee deep in dog cuteness, her most favorite things are playing and taking long walks with her 2 year old Shi a poo named Poppy, Writing songs and music,reading, Painting,documentaries, yoga and rehearsing with her folk band Absinthe Rose. She loves to tour the U.S. with her band and looks forward to meeting you and your dog! .
Adriana has lived in Eastern Massachusetts for almost her whole life. She studies photography at The Art Institute of Boston and Lesley University. She began volunteering for the Animal Rescue League of Boston in 2006 as a "Petfinder.com" photographer and a Foster Care provider for many shelter animals. Adriana has been working at B.Y.O.D. Dog Wash in South Boston since it's opening and she's excited to say she'll now be working at B.Y.O.D.® in Newton Centre as the assistant manager.
After being a customer since the store opened, Jenny and her french
bulldogs, Oliver and Wilbur, are the newest additions at BYOD. She
loves everything french bulldog and has been a volunteer and foster
mom for many frenchies through the French Bulldog Rescue Network
(www.frenchbulldogrescue.org) since 2003. She is also involved with a
number of anti puppy-mill and rescue groups. Jenny, Oliver, and
Wilbur live in Newton with their turtle, Bubblina.
Becca is a student at Mount Ida College studying Funeral Home Management. When she's not as school, she lives in Merrimack, NH. She's worked at a doggie daycare in her hometown and as a dog sitter. Her hobbies include backpacking with her mom and two dogs, Maggie and Farley who are a Black Lab and a Chinese Shar Pei, playing her flute, and hanging out with friends.
Ashley is a Massachusetts native, having recently moved back from studying in London, England. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a Bachelor's in Liberal Arts with concentrated studies in Literature, Theatre, and Film History. Currently, she lives in Watertown with her cat, Camilla (who tends to act a bit more like a dog than she should!) and her boyfriend, Zach. A dog-lover since birth, she grew up owning Labrador Retrievers, and is thrilled to be working at B.Y.O.D. to spend her days with dogs of all ages, breeds, and sizes!
Cynthia is our groomer in Newton. She lives in Belmont and has been working at B.Y.O.D in Newton since it's opening. Since then she has spent time building a wonderful clientele. The rewards of grooming for the community has brought her joy and love from the dogs she works with. She graduated grooming school in 1994 and has been grooming ever since! She loves working at B.Y.O.D in Newton.
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Lizz has been the store manager in Southie since the summer of 2011. She has been working with dogs since 2004 doing everything from dog walking and house sitting to driving a dog bus and chauffering dogs to weddings. In her free time, she can be found riding her bike, hiking with pups, and watching terrible reality television. Lizz lives in Somerville with her boyfriend, Ryan, and their three dogs: Link (Australian Cattle Dog), Brisco (beagle), and Nicky (brown dog). A life without dog hair certainly does not exist.
Bridget has been at B.Y.O.D for a year now, from Boston MA. She has grown up with all kinds of animals my whole life. She started working with dogs at age 15 and started grooming at 16 ....a total of 7yrs with the four legged love bugs!
Abby is a lifelong dog lover who discovered B.Y.O.D. by simply walking by. She is currently a student at Northeastern and an intern on the behavior team at the Animal Rescue League of Boston; she hopes to become a Certified Animal Behaviorist someday. When she's not bathing or training dogs, she enjoys cooking&baking, reading, and lots of napping.
Elizabeth has a strong background in zoology and animal behavior. In college she spent time abroad studying wolf and red deer interactions in Poland. After graduating, she immediately found her place at the Minnesota Zoological Garden (The Minnesota Zoo) as a dolphin trainer. Eventually she was promoted to a zoo keeping position in the Asian Tropic department. However, Elizabeth was soon lured away by Peggy Callahan at the Wildlife Science Center (www.wildlifesciencecenter.org), a non-profit in Forest Lake, Minnesota. The Wildlife Science Center (W.S.C.) is a nationally recognized education and research facility. It is home to a multitude of animals, including no less than 50 wolves. Her first official position was as a Den Mother to two litters of 15 4–week–old wolf puppies. Read more about Elizabeth.
Elizabeth opened the first self–service dog wash in the Greater Boston area in 2004. LaundroMutt™ was inspired by her first German Shepherd, Maya. Throughout her eleven years, Maya battled skin issues such as rashes and hotspots caused by allergies. One of the best remedies for her skin problems was frequent, medicated baths. Groomers were an expensive option, the claw and ball bathtub was a messy and back–braking option and holding her under the cold–water hose in the backyard was not an option at all. It was through her trials and tribulations with Maya's skin issue that Elizabeth realized the need for a self–service dog wash. And thus LaundroMutt's™ (and now B.Y.O.D.® Dog Wash, as well) mission became clear: to promote the health and wellness of dogs through bathing, a healthy diet, plenty of mental and physical stimulation and consistent training.