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.
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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.
Cynthia is one of our groomers 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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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!
Jenna is our groomer at the byod in South Boston. Jenna has been grooming for a total of 7 years now. She can do any breed specific cut to a puppy cut. Jenna also can dye hair and paint nails! The hair dye is safe for dogs and cats. Jenna's passion is doing what she does best grooming. When Jenna was only 6 years old she would frequently stop by her oldest sister's job. Jenna always ended up finding herself in the grooming room watching the Groomer's. At the age of 15 Jenna made her dream become reality and became a groomer. Jenna owns 3 dogs Tristan a 4 year old poodle, Ortiz a 7 year old Shih Tz`u and last but not least Griffin a 3 year old medium mix breed dog.
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.