Katie BellHometown: Hershey, PA
Katie made her way to Nashville more than 11 years ago, and considers herself a "born again Nashvillian". After working in the music industry for many years and starting her own business, Katie and her husband started their family and have two little boys, who accompany her to most of her dog walks. She considers working for Happy Pets "a wonderful experience". She is able to run a small business from home, write music and perform, and her work as a dog walker allows her to continue to stay home with her boys while doing work she is passionate about.
Olivia ButnerHometown: Nashville, TN
Olivia was born and raised in Nashville. She is currently a student at Motlow State Community College and is graduating from there in May 2019. While in school she has taken on many different jobs which include nannying, pet sitting, and house cleaning. In the future she hopes to pursue a career with animals. She currently has a dog (Andy) and a kitten (Remi). She grew up in a family that always had multiple animals, and plans to always have them in her home. Olivia started working for Happy Pets in 2018.
Tori FryeHometown: Lawrenceville, IL
Torri has been in Nashville since 2017 and has completely fallen in love with the city. When she isn’t reading and writing towards the completion of her University degree, she enjoys traveling, exploring, and anything to do with coffee. Upon graduation she plans on going directly to the shelter and adopting her own dog, but until then she enjoys loving on all her Happy Pets clients! Her favorite part of working with Happy Pets is the freedom it allows her to spend time outside and explore new neighborhoods in Nashville with a furry friend by her side.
Jessica HillHometown: Naperville, IL
Moving to Nashville in 2001, she has come to think of it as her home. She counts travel, dancing, her close group of friends, & pets on her list of passions and blessings. She became involved in the animal healthcare industry since 2007, working with both equine enthusiasts and small-animal practice veterinarians in a sales capacity. Not a pet owner, she views her nephew dog Brady as a member of her household. Being able to work with Happy Pets LLC gives her such joy, meeting new fur-babies and caring for them while their pet parents are away. She has been an integral member of the Happy Pets LLC family since December of 2014.
Deidre PhillipsHometown: New Boston, MI
Married for 23 years to her husband Doug, mom to 3 nearly-grown children that have been homeschooled K-12. Quite an accomplishment! She left Michigan at 21, and began trekking south. Her family has lived in 4 states, and she favors Tennessee by far. She is also mom to 2 spoiled cats Jasmine and Luna, and her beloved Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Cash. She’s been an invaluable pet sitter for Happy Pets for 3 years.
Lily ThomasHometown: Nolensville, Tennessee
Born and raised in Nolensville, Tennessee, she has been an animal lover all her life. She has owned a number of pets, including dogs, cats, snakes, horses, hamsters, and fish. Currently she owns a wonderful dog, Noel (mutt), and a sassy cat, Joy, and views her neighbor dogs, Jake and Annie, as part of the family. She is a senior at Trevecca Nazarene University where she studies English with a concentration in creative writing. She began volunteering in animal care at the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere at age twelve and continued volunteering and working till age eighteen. She worked as a part-time veterinary technician at Nolensville Animal Hospital before volunteering at N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary in Namibia, Africa in 2015. While she began pet sitting for close friends in 2012, she joined the Happy Pets LLC team in late 2017 and has loved being able to serve others by caring for their beloved pets.
Chris TidwellHometown: Nashville, TN
After spending time living in Chattanooga and Los Angeles, Chris is once again living in the Nashville area. He is a designer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He also tries to travel overseas on a regular basis in order to experience all of the great places and cultures the world has to offer. His favorite thing however, is raising his son and enjoying the life they have together.
Michell TidwellHometown: Lenoir City, TN
Michelle Tidwell moved to Nashville about 5 years after growing up in East Tennessee and then moving to Los Angeles after college in Chattanooga. She is the dog mom to Pneuma (the best Viszla to roam the earth) and the human mom to Beckham (the best little boy in the world). She grew up with all types of pets - from dogs, a cat, hermit crabs, rabbits, and birds and continues to love all animals! She has worked with Happy Pets since 2013.
Jan VaughanHometown: Nashville, TN
Jan started Happy Pets in 2008, giving her the great privilege of knowing and caring for your dearly, loved pets (family members) and this amazing group of sitters listed above. An animal lover from as early as she can remember, she feels so fortunate that she gets to do something she loves. After leaving her last banking job she prayed about making the pet care services full time. It took a several years, but in 2015 it became a reality. She’s had many jobs over the years, that included banking (20yrs), manicurist (10yrs), and various other jobs from bookkeeper & office manager (property management), equine & pet product (purchasing agent), Scentsy & Mary Kay (consultant), barista, food service and product delivery. She’s mom to a grown son (Chris-above), Nana to grandson (Beckham) and a grand dog (Pneuma). She's also the leader of a Cat Pack, which includes Coco Chanel (tuxedo), and Ricky Ricardo (solid black).
Lori YorkHometown: Whittier, Ca
Lori, Carl & their daughter Emma moved to Tennessee in 2004 and have recently relocated to Nolensville with their Shih Tzu Oscar. Having lived all over the country they are thrilled to be retired in mid- Tennessee. In addition to gardening, yoga & going to the Nashville Symphony she loves nothing more than to visit and or walk your beloved pets.