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Meet the Staff

Dion

Business Manager/Certified Dog Trainer

Dion

Dion spent six years in the Air Force, four of which he was a hostage negotiator and criminal investigator. During his enlistment, he was the recipient of the Air Force Leadership and John Levitow Awards, along with several quarterly and one yearly award. Dion separated from the Air Force with an honorable discharge to become a sworn Police officer for the Phoenix Police Department. After a couple of years as a policeman, he decided to make a career change and focus on his family.

Dion decided to join the animal community because of his love for dogs, which stems from his family’s strong background in training police and military working dogs. Dion is a dog trainer certified through the Animal Behavior College, has an Associate of Applied Science in Organizational Management, a Bachelor of Science in Business with a minor in Management, and is a member of Delta Mu Delta, Lambda Sigma—an international business honor society.

Misty

Pet Stylist

 Misty

Misty is originally from Indiana and has worked in grooming for the past 14 years. She started her career at PetSmart and is trained to groom all dog breeds. Her love for animals began when she was growing up on a farm in Pittsboro, Indiana. Misty has continued her grooming education over the years by attending seminars and conferences.


In Misty’s free time she enjoys spending time with her two dogs, three kids, and husband. She likes exploring new places in Arizona and volunteering through her church. Misty is proud to be part of the Alta Vista grooming team.

Sam

Pet Stylist

Sam

Sam was born in Arizona but was a Military brat, so she moved around often and eventually moved back to Arizona in 2007. Sam has always had a passion for Animals and appreciates working with her furry buddies every day she works at Alta Vista.

Outside of work, Sam enjoys painting, the outdoors and listening to music. Sam is thrilled to join team Alta Vista!

Adesanya “Ade”

Pet Care Technician

Ade

Adesanya “Ade” is currently enrolled in a Kinesiology degree program and intends to become a prosthetic research and developer. Ade has had a special appreciation for dogs for as long as he can remember. Ade has a dog named Choncho and enjoys playing video games competitively in his free time.

Kim

Pet Care Technician

Kim

Kim is a native Phoenician who loves the pet service career field. Kim first discovered her love for animals volunteering at local shelters for Montessori projects.  She loves watching "Air Bud" once a month because it reminds her of the time she spent with "Athena" the golden.

Kim adopted her fur baby C-Bo whom she met and fell in love with after becoming a part of the Alta Vista family. You can probably find Kim and her son dancing  to "Who let the dogs out!"

Tawni

Pet Care Specialist

Tawni

Tawni was born and raised in Arizona. She enjoys camping, fishing, being around animals and the company of family and friends.

She has a daughter named Delilah whom she adores with all of her heart. She is a proud pet parent of three dogs, Daisy, Jazzy and Sachi. Tawni loves being part of Team Alta Vista!

Catt

Pet Care Specialist

Catt

Catteara lived in Georgia before arriving in Arizona. She is heavily involved in her church winning the honor bee award for dedicating more than 40 hours of service. Catt has cattle dog mix named Kal and a Beagle mix named Kristtie.


While she is not tending to our furry guests, she spends time singing with her beautiful voice in her church chorus and plays. We are happy to have her as part of the Alta Vista Family!

Audrey

Guest Services Specialist

 Audrey

Audrey was raised in Arizona, the baby of her family. Her passion for animals started with her first pup, as she would call her, “my Maddie girl.” She enjoys spending time outdoors, exercising, and playing with her pets Roo & MooMoo. Audrey is so gracious she is part of the Alta Vista team, she loves caring for other’s pets amongst team members that have the same passion.
 

Mario

Pet Care/Guest Services Specialist

 Mario

Mario was born and raised in Arizona and is known as the company morale guy. Mario began his career with Alta Vista grooming pets, but has decided to take a break from grooming.

Mario is a free spirit who has been playing the flute since he was 8 years old. Mario is one of the few employees on staff who can fulfill all the positions. If you are lucky, you may convince Mario to groom your furry family member. Mario is an excellent addition to the Alta Vista Family!

Branden

Pet Care Specialist

 Branden

Branden is originally from Indiana but moved to Arizona searching for love. He found the love he was looking for, but he was surprised to learn it was in the pet field. Branden is usually hanging out with our furry guests while paying particular attention to the kitties and puppies.

Branden spends his spare time riding motorcycles and saving reptiles. He is ecstatic to be part of the Alta Vista family!

 

Naylin

Pet Care Associate

 

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