Our Staff

Lauren – Manager

I joined Ridgewood Canine Camp as the Manager in August of 2017. I love that I get to interact with all types of dogs on a daily basis! It is such a positive and rewarding experience seeing their happy faces and being a part of their social lives. Before Ridgewood, I did dog and cat sitting and I enjoyed every moment with my four-legged clients.

At home, I have a crazy loveable Pit-hound mix named Dobby, who goes everywhere with me! When I am not at Ridgewood, I enjoy painting, practicing yoga, and hiking with Dobby. I also love backpacking, kayaking, and camping with my husband and our friends.

Heather – Groomer

I have been a part of the Ridgewood team since 2013. I have a ton of dog experience, including working in the veterinary field and previous kennel experience. Starting at Ridgewood as a Canine Caretaker has allowed me to get know our canine campers and human clients very well. In the summer of 2016, I graduated from Cindy’s Canine Companions Grooming School and have been able to offer full-service grooming to our clients.

In my spare time, I enjoy being with my fiancé, two young daughters, and two pug mixes, Porkins & Scooter.

Laura – Overnight Caretaker

My first experience with Ridgewood Canine Camp was as a customer! I have been (and still am) a customer since 2013 and an employee since 2016. My husband and I have four dogs, the occasional foster dog, and we often care for other family members dogs. It is safe to say that I am already living in a doggie daycare at home.

I work full-time in pediatric cardiology and sonographer. I live on the Ridgewood property and help on the weekends, in evenings, and as a sub during the week.


I work at Ridgewood Canine Camp during the summer months. I am pursing a Marketing degree and am in my third year at West Chester University. Toby is my wonderful adopted Shepherd-mix dog. He is a regular at Ridgewood. My favorite thing about working at Ridgewood is spending so much time around dogs and learning more about dog behavior.

In my spare time, I enjoy horseback riding, volunteering at the Animal Rescue League, and spending time with Toby.


My job at Ridgewood is to supervise the dogs when playing to keep them happy and safe. Before Ridgewood, I volunteered for The Seeing Eye Inc., as a puppy raiser. I have successfully raised two Seeing Eye dogs. Their names are Themba (Tim-ba), a female yellow lab, and Richard, a male black lab.

Now I have my own dog, a male Pembrooke Welsh Corgi named Sousa, and I live on a 3-acre hobby farm, caring for barn cats, chickens, and sheep every day.


I came to Ridgewood with previous experience working at a dog daycare in San Francisco. My favorite thing about working at Ridgewood is being able to form a bond with all the canine campers. I treat them as if they were my own.

In my spare time, I enjoy photography and being with my American Eskimo dog, Gonzo.


I have had the pleasure of working at Ridgewood Canine Camp since September 2018. My favorite part of my job is starting off each day blowing bubbles with the playgroups. The dogs sit for me and in return, they get peanut butter flavored bubbles to catch and pop! My other responsibility is to make sure every dog is able to have fun without feeling stressed or getting injured.

I share my love with my two dogs Teddy (Shi-Tzu mix) and Hope (Pit mix) at home when I’m not at Ridgewood. One of my dreams is to be able to build an animal shelter in South America and rescue many animals to share more of my love with.


Ever since I could remember, I have had a passion for animals. Dogs in particular, really fascinated me. I always admired their loyalty to humans, their intelligence, and their ability to understand us and what we want from them. Because of that, I spent lots of my free time trying to understand them back! I took this passion and decided to make it into a career. In 2018, I graduated from Animal Behavior College with a certificate in Veterinarian Assistance. I am now at Ridgewood Canine Camp trying to get a better first-hand experience and well-rounded knowledge of dog behaviors of all breeds.


I have four years of experience working with dogs. I was previously a dog trainer specializing in basic commands and behaviors. My family has always owned dogs. I have a collie mix named Freddie. We enjoy going on hikes and swimming. Dogs bring a great joy to my life. I enjoy being a part of their social experience here at Ridgewood Canine Camp.