Behind our masks...
In this bizarre time, we want you to see who’s caring for your pets. We’re working to update this page regularly so you can virtually meet every pet lover on our amazing team.
Our team in alphabetical order, as we can add them:
As Lucky & Lady’s resident pet stylist, Candice uniquely understands the connection between grooming and pet health. She specializes in standard and breed-specific cuts. Candice joins us after nine years as a decorated pet groomer and a grooming instructor. In a previous life, Candice worked in medical billing and coding, but soon fell in love with improving the lives of pets. She’s seen her with her own pup, who’s often right by her side – even as she continues her education to better help fur parents make the best choices for their babies.
Literally referred to as a “dog whisperer” by her friends and family, Janell is a pet boarding attendant at Lucky & Lady. One of our newest team members, Janell has a real knack for understanding dogs and their personalities. From the moment she was born, she’s been surrounded by pets. Seen here with her own fur family, Janell simply loves caring for pets at Lucky & Lady and providing all the same level of care as her own pups. She’s a graduate of Stockbridge High School and she studied at Valdosta State University.
Lisa’s love for pets began as a toddler the very day her dad brought home a Beagle-mix puppy. Lisa spotted the worried pup beneath the sofa and, when it barked, she exclaimed “It works!” Lisa’s adoration of pets brought her to us as a pet enrichment specialist on our Alpha Team. Seen here with Mr. Scooty, a rescued Schnauzer mix, Lisa is also a mom to Butters (Cockapoo), Lola (Shepherd-Hound rescue), and 2 rescued cats named Harry and Mowzie. Lisa is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and enjoyed a career in marketing and branding.
To say Marsha loves being in the company of pets would be an understatement. Marsha has contributed to the wellbeing of pets and animals for more than 34 years. While managing a comprehensive animal care program at Emory University, Marsha also holds multiple roles at Lucky & Lady, where the pets often appear to communicate with her without even a sound. Marsha and her wife have lived in East Atlanta Village for more than twenty years. Marsha is an avid gardener, bird watcher and pet lover. She’s seen here with her 14-year-old Sophie.
Michele’s true love for pets shines through in her interaction with pet parents. A member of the concierge team at Lucky & Lady, Michele helps ensure every pet in our care has the very best experience possible. She treats every pet as if they were her own fur baby, Jazz, whom she’s loved since he was just nine weeks. She says he’s the best companion “anyone could ever ask for.” Michele’s love for pets led her to become a pet sitter and then to becoming a member of our original Alpha Team. Michele is a skilled actress and, chances are, you’ve seen her work on television.
Chances are you’ve interacted with Mindy, an ultimate pet lover. Mindy joined us as a concierge as part of our Alpha Team and was quickly promoted to operations manager. Today, Mindy ensures all of our unique programs, from Enhanced Day Care to our Grooming Spa, are running as efficiently as possible to provide the very best pet experience. A graduate of Georgia State University, Mindy has vast experience in client services and program development, which strengthen all of us. Her real passion is pets. She’s seen here with her “bundles of fur,” Jessie and Elliot.
Saying she’ll one day be referred to as the “crazy cat lady,” Nina has loved and nurtured kitties her entire life. Originally from Ft. Lauderdale, Nina is a graduate of the University of Florida where she studied art history and Classical Greek Archaeology. When she’s not coordinating pet experiences as a Lucky & Lady concierge, Nina operates a non-profit organization aimed at preserving local history and artifacts in the Cabbagetown neighborhood. She’s seen here with Stix. Just off camera are kitties Thor and Pixie.
A former journalist and public relations guy, it took a minute for Ryan to realize his purpose is really pets. As the president of Lucky & Lady, he can be found just about anywhere in the facility, even on the roof making sure our systems are running perfectly. Ryan enjoys time with pets most, which makes sense after nearly four years of research to create our ultimate pet experience. The longtime Grant Park resident is seen here on adoption day for Bichon siblings Duke and Daisy, who joined Samson, the peki-shihtzu-poo (yeah, look that up somewhere, LOL).
So, the Ryan’s here come in pairs. This Ryan is the vice president of Lucky & Lady and partner to the other Ryan. Seen here with their third dog, Samson, Ryan is most commonly behind the scenes, helping to ensure our operation is running smoothly. Originally from Southern California, Ryan works as a marketing executive representing farmers. His joy comes in snuggling with all of the family’s dogs and telling stories about his childhood pets – cats, a dog, a salamander, a hamster and fish.
When it comes to animals, Sandra’s never met a stranger. This pet enrichment specialist has raised horses and fish, but finds the most joy in the presence of dogs. She’s seen here with Luna, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Sandra also has two cats, Cheddah, an orange tabby, and Mary Jane, a tortoiseshell. In school to become a professional canine trainer, Sandra hopes to train service and therapy dogs. And with a degree in art therapy, one day Luna will provide support to her clients while they find their voice through art.
Vanessa worked with animals long before joining our team as a concierge. She draws on experience and veterinary studies to help carry out her mission — to reflect all the endless love and care that our domestic companions show us on a daily basis. When she’s not providing the best experience for pets in our care, she works as an Atlanta based photographer specializing in street photography and she also provides creative direction for music artists. Vanessa is seen here with Hennessy, a seven year old Siberian Husky.