Our Phenomenal Pet Care Team in Atlanta is Amazing.
Our team members in alphabetical order:
Welcome to our family!
Our team members in alphabetical order:
Albany’s definition of a best friend is a dog – literally. A standout pet stylist at Lucky & Lady, Albany understands dogs and knows how to keep them calm and happy in our Grooming Spa. She and her partner, originally from New York, called Atlanta home in 2014. A student of criminal justice, Albany also enjoys collecting fragrances and nurturing aquarium fish. She’s pictured here with her “sassy” Buddha, a French Bulldog; Kanga, a loving Staffordshire Terrier; and her “giant goofball” Italian Mastiff named Moose. She’s loved dogs since early childhood when she first realized their different personalities, good spirits and their undeniable, unconditional love.
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.
Bio Coming Soon!
Christine is a concierge at Lucky & Lady, helping to ensure every pet’s visit is simply perfect. Born and raised in Smyrna, this hospitality professional is deeply devoted to culture and family. She’s visited her family’s homeland of Vietnam many times. Passionate about nutrition and animal welfare, Christine is seen here with pups Zeus and Jake, which she rescued in 2019. She loves hiking and outdoor camping, and one day hopes to open an animal sanctuary. She previously served as a Religious Affairs Specialist in the Georgia National Guard.
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.
Dani is no stranger to almost any kind of pet, which makes her a great pet enrichment specialist at Lucky & Lady. Dani believes animals are “the salt of the earth” and she loves identifying and interpreting their unique differences. The San Francisco native now lives in Grant Park. She’s a fine art student who enjoys painting and gardening. One day she hopes to build her own house. Dani is mom to a “goofy” Shepherd mix named Moose, a ball python named Miso, and a leopard gecko named Cleo.
Bio Coming Soon!
Bio Coming Soon!
He might just be the most easy-going guy around, which makes Josh perfect to serve as a pet boarding attendant. Born in the “Big Easy,” Josh moved to Georgia at just one week old. At Lucky & Lady, he ensures pets in our Beyond Boarding program are fed, have plenty of water and receive all the love. Josh is seen here with his adopted pup, Jackie, and has cared for his family’s cats, dogs, fish and a hamster. He enjoys gaming and creating games in his spare time and for years worked as a childcare provider.
Katherine helps to ensure every pet’s stay with us is perfect. As a concierge at Lucky & Lady, she helps to coordinate mealtimes, medicine dosing and she is often found providing some quality one-on-one time with pets. Katherine is an Atlanta native. She is a student of business at Georgia Southern University. She is mom to two wonderful dogs – Pepper, an Australian Shepherd mix and Scooter, a miniature Poodle. (Photo coming soon!)
Whether it be a nighttime tuck-in, a special one-on-one moment, or that all-important first meal of the day, Khadijah will ensure it’s perfect. Khadijah is a pet boarding attendant at Lucky & Lady. When she’s not loving on pets in our Beyond Boarding program, Khadijah enjoys crocheting and operates an online store. This east-coaster has lived in New York and Florida, but now calls Stockbridge, Georgia home. She’s pet mom to a beautiful terrier mix and has welcomed dogs and cats into her human family over the years. She affectionately refers to herself as “Mommasaurus.”
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.
With a passion for making our pets look their very best, Makayla comes to Lucky & Lady as a pet stylist in our professional Grooming Spa. She is particularly interested in the connection between a pet’s outward health and pet nutrition. Born in Indiana, Makayla grew up with many dogs and cats. She now calls Lithonia, Georgia home. She’s a skilled colorist of pet coats and she’s pictured here with a shining example. When she’s not perfecting a groom, Makayla enjoys competitive swimming. She hopes to one day operate her very own pet grooming business.
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.
Ollie grew up with a zoo of pets in their Florida backyard from chickens to cats to a nest full of ducklings(!) Since they settled down in West Atlanta, however, they’ve focused their efforts on enriching the lives of pets in their community through volunteer work at local shelters and through their role as a welcoming concierge at Lucky & Lady. In their spare time, they like exploring the many walking trails in the greater Atlanta area and winding down in the evening with a good book. Ollie is pictured here with their adopted cat, Eva, who makes sure her parent wakes up bright and early every morning for morning cuddles and treats.
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.
Ensuring every pet has the best, safest visit with us at Lucky & Lady is all in a day’s work for Shenise. As a pet enrichment specialist, Shenise helps to facilitate our Enhanced Day Care program with periods of group play, rest and lots of one-on-one affection. Originally from New Orleans, Shenise now calls Villa Rica, Georgia home. She’s a biology student at the University of West Georgia. She is passionate about studying and loves being in the company of friends. Shenise is mom to a short-haired American cat and and a Chiweenie Dog.
It’s all smiles for Starrla. A concierge at Lucky & Lady, Starrla is a student at Georgia State University, earning a degree in Psychology with a Chinese minor. A Georgia native, Starrla lives in McDonough and has a passion for astrology and the metaphysical. She aspires to be a holistic psychologist and health advisor for families and youth. Starrla is seen here with her Chihuahua, Chanel. Together they enjoy nature hikes, meditating in the sun, cuddling and watching television (Chanel, too!). She’s always had a love for dogs, having grown up with four pups.
Will (with Claire)
It’s all smiles for Will, a pet enrichment specialist who adores dogs and continually works to better understand them and earn their absolute trust. “It’s a lot of work, but it’s worth it.” So, it’s no surprise Will hopes to one day create his own pet boarding and day care experience. When he’s not slowing down the “zoomies” and giving confidence to shy or timid dogs at Lucky & Lady, Will enjoys hiking, the outdoors, music, and he’s a huge UGA football fan. He grew up helping to raise Gracie and Josie, both Golden Retriever dogs. And while he’s now pet parent to pup Kirby, he’d like you to see him with his fiancé, Claire.