Cheryl is the Branch Manager of the Germantown, Maryland office. In addition to managing Prance Around, along with her husband, she is also mom to two beautiful baby boys, Logan and Scott. She currently owns a Pomeranian named Sandy, two black cats, named Batman and Louie, and a Tortie Maine Coon named Gabby, who was rescued from Kentucky. Her passion for working with pets started at a very young age when she would rescue stray cats in her neighborhood and help find them homes. In her spare time, she can be found making animal-themed jewelry.
Chris is an animal lover who is especially fond of cats. His outgoing and cheerful personality is reflected in his love of all animals and all the pets Chris has ever come across, have taken an immediate liking towards him. In his spare time, Chris enjoys building and working on computers. Chris co-manages the Germantown Branch of Prance Around with his wife Cheryl, and his dog and two cats.
Lynne has been an animal lover since she was a child and grew up with a dog, cats and birds. She currently lives with her husband Steve, and two Persian cats, Riley and Cody. Lynne moved to Maryland in 2013, after spending her whole life in New York, to be near her family. She is retired after working for 25 years as a legal secretary and is looking forward to spending her retirement with the animals she adores.
Corey is an animal lover, born and raised in Georgia, he has grown up with dogs and also worked with them. No matter where his journey took him he either owned a pet or took care of others. He now lives with a furbaby of his own, a Shiba Inu named Kira. He loves to play his guitar for her and her human mommy. He also likes to bring her everywhere with him whether it's to get some yummy fast food or just to stroll around the town and meet other doggies. He has a passion for taking care of pets and gives them all the same love and attention he gives his own little miss Kira.
Stephanie wanted to be a Veterinarian at an early age, and grew up with many pets. She started in the customer service field at age 16 in her home state of New Jersey, and thrived in the industry, so decided to stick with it. After moving to Maryland with her husband in 2017 and working in healthcare for a year, she decided to finally do what she loved and transition to pet care full-time. She has experience with all pets, including large dogs (Pit Bulls, Huskies, Shepherds, etc). She currently lives in Gaithersburg with her husband, Mike, and 3 fur kids; Billy, Emma, & Marley.
Andrew is the person that talks to any animal he sees. From cows to squirrels, crows to spiders, no creature is safe from his empathy. He has an especially soft spot in his heart for rats after having adopted five rescue rats from shelters around the DMV and fell hard for their incredible intelligence and sweet personalities. Andrew grew up with dogs, guinea pigs, a snake, an opossum, some hedgehogs, hamsters, and numerous fish, that all led to his deep appreciation and love of animals. Nowadays, Andrew is an avid trail runner and loves to run with his dogs, Betty and Josephine—two very snuggly yet rambunctious pit-mixes—that he cares for with his partner in an 1880’s farmhouse. He’s just your typical liberal arts English major who worked on ranch, taught high school math, was a furniture restorer, and now walks dogs and takes care of pets!
Maria grew up with everything from dogs and bunnies to guinea pigs. When she was growing up she would constantly badger her parents for another cuddly friend. Born and raised in Finland she came to the U.S. in 2008 for school where she met her husband. She has a degree in field biology from Virginia Commonwealth University where she spent some of her time doing research on migratory birds. Maria has been a stay at home mom to her two boys and little girl since moving to Maryland six years ago. She currently lives in Boyds with her husband, 3 kids, and a giant flemish rabbit named Pumpkin.
Gene is a lifelong animal lover. He had pets when he was growing up, and he continues to enjoy all animals, especially dogs and cats. He has cared for many pets belonging to friends and family. He is enjoying life after a career in Sales, and taking care of animals is perfect for him. He has never met an animal that he doesn’t like, and they tend to gravitate to him. When Gene learned about Prance Around, he immediately wanted to be part of this family. He is one of our most enthusiastic pet care people.
Jennifer has a huge love for animals and grew up surrounded by everything from dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, chipmunks, snakes, ferrets, reptiles, hermit crabs and fish. Outside of owning German Shepherds, cats, fish and a Doberman through her adult life, Jennifer has volunteered her time caring for friends' pets since a very young age and carried that love for animals through rescue work. In the past several years she has helped find medical care and loving homes for feral cats, Dobermans and German Shepherds. She has experience in working with medically at-risk animals that require extra love, special diets and medication. She currently shares her family home with a 3 year old affectionate and curious ferret named “Stryker” and a goldfish named “Dot” and often cares for friends' dogs when they are away. Outside of pet sitting, Jennifer is a traffic safety manager for a national non-profit organization and enjoys being a mom, running, hiking, and painting (animals of course!). She is looking forward to spoiling your pets and giving them extra love and attention.
Jessica has grown up taking care of animals and currently has a mini Golden Retriever mix named Harley and 3 cats named Lola, Lucy and Delilah. She is a recent graduate from Northwest High School and is pursuing a career as a Vet Tech. She has a love of all animals big and small and looks forward to meeting and taking care of your furry kids!