Meet Our Team
To serve our clients in the best way possible, our team has to be the best. Our staff is upbeat and happy, professionally dressed, and knows what’s expected of them. We are all doing continuing education to keep our skill set fresh and up to date.
We all use the proper terminology for our services and are well versed in communicating them with prospects and clients alike. In fact, every job function is documented and fully systemized. There’s a special “way” we do everything. And we reward our employees for the great work they do. We all take ownership of our responsibilities and feel great about knowing that our efforts are rewarded. Meet the team that will make your pet's daycare, boarding, and grooming experience the very best!
Stephanie has been loving, and working with dogs her whole life. She started showing dogs at age 13 and after her first show she was hooked! She's competed in Conformation Shows, Agility, Rally, Obedience, and Earthdog with her dogs. In 1996, Stephanie decided to turn her passion into her career. That year she opened Paws and Claws with the goal of providing a place where clients can feel comfortable bringing their furry friends to stay for the day, a week or just to get a great haircut. Throughout the last 27 years, she's attended various seminars and continues to communicate with others in the pet care industry in order to keep up to date on knowledge, education, and trends.
Avery Oja has been a part of our team since December 2017, but her love for animals is lifelong. She started as a receptionist, kennel, & daycare attendant, eventually ending up as our Manager. Avery enjoys spending time training in the aerial arts, watching movies, and hanging out with her 2 cats, Juno & Athena.
Hannah Farr has worked for Paws and Claws since June of 2008, taking on many different roles over the years; she started grooming in 2019 and loves getting to make dogs their cutest selves! In her free time, she loves to garden, make art, go on hikes with her fiance and cuddle with their pets Willy and Ernie.
Chelsey Misura has worked for Paws and Claws since June of 2018. She attended Rio Gran Grooming School that same year and has been grooming here ever since. She loves seeing and doing the transformations on our furry clients! In her free time, she loves to do anything outdoors and hang out with her fiance, their baby Callen and their dogs, Maple and Harry.
Libby Wood started working at Paws and Claws in June of 2020. She trained under a longtime professional Groomer and Dog Breeder from the Milwaukee area. In her free time, she loves to go to dog shows, spend time with her family, and play with her dog D'Artagnan (Dart).
Erin Scanlan is one of our newest groomers to join the team, having joined us in . She trained under our other groomers and owner Stephanie. She loves hanging out with her 2 bunnies and cat, Eeyore, Iris, and Ozzy and doing puzzles in her free time.
Juniper Anderson is our newest groomer to join the team. She’s been at Paws and Claws since April of 2022, but had worked here previously for around a year as well! She hand makes and sells collars when she’s not spending time with her boyfriend, her dog, Loki, or her 5 guinea pigs. Check out her products here or in the lobby of our Boarding & Grooming building!
Brenna, Assistant Manager & Reception Lead
Brenna Bowe has been a member of our team since July of 2019. She started out as a kennel and daycare attendant as well as a receptionist and is now our assistant manager. Brenna lives with her boyfriend, four cats, two ferrets, and a turtle. In her free time, Brenna enjoys making art and watching horror movies.
Hailey, Kennel Lead
Hailey Tylee has been working at Paws and Claws as a kennel and daycare attendant since October of 2021, and as of August has been our Kennel Lead. She has always wanted to take care of animals. She enjoys camping, kayaking, and anything outdoors with her fiance, their 2 dogs, Nova and Camber or cuddling at home with her hamster, Tofu.
Hannah, Daycare Lead
Hannah Kabelitz started working at Paws and Claws in February of 2021. After starting out as a daycare attendant, Hannah is now our Daycare Lead. She enjoys stand-up comedy, and spending time with her roommates and their animals, including her cat Bee.
Emily, Floating Lead
Emily Huerta has been working at Paws and Claws since April of 2022, but had worked here previously for around a year as well! She has been a receptionist, daycare and kennel attendant and is currently our Floating Lead. Emily enjoys snowboarding, spending time with her boyfriend, and training her dog, Kino.
Noelle has been loving and training dogs her whole life. She has spent time on both pet skills and training for sports like Obedience, IGP, Dock Diving, Nosework and Agility with her dogs. Noelle lives with and loves her two dogs, Grimm, a 5 year old Boxer and Cascata, a 5-year-old German Shepherd. Throughout the past 15 years she has taken courses, attended seminars, and worked with people that she respects and admires in order to build an excellent toolset for herself and her clients. Noelle started No Limits Canine in 2016 with the goal of helping clients to unleash the full potential of a great relationship with their dogs. She offers group classes working on behavior, tricks, socialization and fitness as well as private sessions. She obtained her Certified Professional Canine Fitness Trainer certification in 2016 after a year of study. She is also an AKC CGC Evaluator.