Welcome to our family!
Our team members in alphabetical order:
A creative soul, Amanda is a groomer, novelist, and Middle Eastern dancer. Originally from Gainesville, Georgia, she has been grooming in the Atlanta area since 2014 and loves spending her days making dogs beautiful and happy. She has a degree in psychology from Georgia Tech and spent a semester training goats at the Atlanta Zoo to do tricks. At home, she has 2 dogs, 3 cats, and a husband. Her goal is to one day be a published author living on an alpaca farm (they need haircuts, too) with a duck pond and horses.
Annaliyah’s attention to detail makes her a great concierge at Lucky & Lady. Around a mix of pets since childhood, she loves the simplicity and innocence of pet relationships. Annaliyah was born and raised in Decatur, Georgia and now lives on Atlanta’s Westside. When she’s not planning pet stays with us, she enjoys painting and is passionate about acting and singing. She hopes to one day perform on Broadway while owning a pet sitting business.
Ayanna finds true joy in watching, and nurturing, puppies as they grow into adolescence and adulthood. As a concierge at Lucky & Lady, Ayanna dotes over every reservation detail to ensure every stay with us is as special as possible. She is originally from Moultrie, Georgia and now calls Forest Park home. Ayanna loves spending time with her husband, Rodney, and their wonderful children. From turtles and fish to dogs and snakes, Ayanna is a true pet enthusiast. One day she hopes to operate a bed and breakfast.
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A forever dog lover, Christina is the owner of Peachtree Dog Training and our head dog trainer. She is a certified dog trainer employing rewards-based techniques to resolve behavioral issues and strengthen relationships. Christina is a graduate from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Canine Trade Group’s exclusive dog trainer program. Christina lives in Southeast Atlanta with her partner and pets, Agador (Pittie mix) and Lord Asriel (Lord of the Black Cats). When she’s not loving on dogs, she’s often found gardening, studying classical Chinese dance, working out, or reading a good book.
This native of Jonesboro, Georgia is a pet enrichment specialist at Lucky & Lady. A lover of all pets and mom to pets from Rottweilers to cats, Chyna enjoys the process of real pet learning and enrichment. She hopes to one day become a therapist and operate her own business. Chyna is currently studying psychology at Georgia Gwinnett College. In her spare time Chyna enjoys writing, reading and painting.
As a pet enrichment specialist at Lucky & Lady, Cooper helps to ensure dogs in our Enhanced Day Care program receive just the right amount of play, human interaction and positive reinforcement. Originally from Braselton, Georgia, Cooper has parented all sorts of pets, from bearded dragons and chinchillas to hamsters. He’s now the parent of a beautiful German Shepherd dog and thrives on the “breakthroughs” he experiences with pets. Cooper is studying nursing at Georgia State University where is also plays Division I Soccer. He hopes to become a nurse practitioner.
If there’s a pup coming or going from Lucky & Lady, you’ll likely see Corbin reaching for a leash. A longtime kitty pet parent, Corbin adores dogs and assisting clients as a concierge, helping to build the best, most customized stay with us. Born in the ATL, Corbin calls East Atlanta Village home. He’s a phenomenal saxophone player who enjoys the company of friends, visiting parks and writing. He hopes to become a film and television writer and director.
Ezeta is a pet stylist at Lucky & Lady. With more than 20 years of experience, she earned the certification of Master Pet Groomer and studied at the International Academy of Pet Design and at the Community College of Allegheny County. Ezeta fell in love with pet grooming at a young age, having had a neighbor who was a professional pet groomer. Ezeta was part of a team to open the first pet grooming business in Bahrain. When she’s not in our Grooming Spa, Ezeta enjoys being with family and listening to music.
Jamie has enjoyed the company of dogs since infancy. As a pet enrichment specialist, she helps to create a foundation for learning and dog socialization in our Enhanced Day Care program. No matter what stress life may bring, Jamie says the company of dogs can bring a unique sense of calm. Originally from Kennesaw, Jamie now lives with her husband near The Battery in Smyrna, Georgia. Outside Lucky & Lady she enjoys the outdoors, cooking, drawing and playing games.
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 he 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.
From Shih Tzu’s and German Shepherd Dogs to Cocker Spaniels and Poodles, Luther has known pets since childhood. Born in Taiwan and raised in California, Luther is a pet enrichment specialist at Lucky & Lady. He’s super passionate about animal rights. When he’s not engaging dogs in our Enhanced Day Care program, Luther is often found watching sports and movies, bowling and spending time with family. He’s currently studying photography and one day hopes to operate his own pet care business.
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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.
Surrounded by various pets and animals her entire life, Mayasa is a pet enrichment specialist at Lucky & Lady. She appreciates the important connection between pets and people and is studying veterinary medicine. Mayasa is an Atlanta native who now calls Fairburn, Georgia home. She’s mom to an adorable Pit-Boxer mix and, when she’s not doting over pets, she’s likely playing volleyball.
In Nya’s role at Lucky & Lady, it’s all about detail. Nya is a pet boarding attendant, helping to ensure pets in our Beyond Boarding and Cat Stay & Play programs are nourished, comfortable – and most important – happy. Originally from Decatur and now living in East Point, Nya is mom to a Yorkie-Schnauzer mix and two red-nose Pit Bulls. When she’s not running our pet kitchen or walking pets overnight, Nya enjoys playing the saxophone and is eager to return to the theatre as a stage hand.
From dogs and turtles to snakes and crayfish, Rodney gets pets, which makes him perfect for a dual role. He’s part pet enrichment specialist and part pet boarding attendant at Lucky & Lady. Rodney helps to ensure our evening transition from Enhanced Day Care to Beyond Boarding goes perfectly. He looks after everything from pet meals, pet walks and he provides a lot of pet love. Originally from Clearwater, Florida, Rodney now lives in Forest Park, Georgia with his wife and beautiful daughter. He loves children and pets and one day hopes to own his own business.
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.
With a love for making new dog friends, Sam is a pet enrichment specialist at Lucky & Lady. When she’s not supervising play in our Enhanced Day Care program, she is often found playing video games. She’s a passionate writer of fictional works and dreams of parenting a “small army” of Chihuahuas. Right now, she’s mom to just one, “Fleur.” Sam is originally from Florida and now lives in East Point, Georgia.
This Atlanta native knows a lot about dogs, their coats and the importance of proper pet grooming for health. Ted is a pet stylist in the Lucky & Lady Grooming Spa. When he’s not grooming pets, Ted enjoys cooking and caring for his family’s nine children in Adair Park. Ted’s been a professional groomer for more than 20 years and hopes to one day own and operate his own pet salon.