Amy is Social Pet Hotel and Daycare’s Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Middle Childhood Education from Ohio University and a Master’s Degree in School Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She also earned her Certificate of Leadership and Change from Queens University of Charlotte.

During her time as a teacher and administrator, she recognized the power of differentiating instruction to meet each child’s individual needs and has worked to translate that to the pet care industry. Amy has a passion for raising awareness of the need for independent certification in the pet care industry and currently serves as the Chair of the Professional Animal Care Certification Council (PACCC) board and the chair of the International Boarding and Pet Services Association (IBPSA) Education Committee. In 2023, she won the IBPSA Industry Leader Award, which recognizes those who have made outstanding efforts to improve the pet care industry through humanitarian or animal welfare efforts and/or education and industry development. She is also a Certified Professional Animal Care Operator, Pet Tech Instructor (PTI #2588) and a Fear Free Certified Professional.


From Barks to Bucks: Pricing Strategies for Pet Boarding and Daycare Services

Building a Pawsome Team: Hiring and Training Strategies for Daycare and Boarding Facilities

Ensuring Canine Comfort: Safety Practices for Dog Boarding and Daycare