Joelyne is a natural born animal lover. She knew early on in life that she wanted a career working with animals. She graduated from Towson University with a B.S. degree in Business Administration. She has a Graduate Certificate from Humane Society University in Animal Studies. For seven years, Joelyne worked as the Membership and Donor Relations Manager at The Humane Society of the United States, the nations largest animal welfare organization dedicated to enforcing laws to protect animals from cruelty and neglect. During her time at HSUS, she was able to aid in animal rescue missions and helped seize several animals from inhumane conditions. Joelyne volunteers some of her time with Laurel Cats, Inc., a local organization working to reduce the overpopulation of feral cats through TNR efforts. She and her husband share their home with their son, a dog, two cats, a red-eared slider and a yellow-spotted salamander.
Justin was born and raised on a farm and has been around animals his entire life. His experience comes from caring for four horses, a pony, a goat, cats, dogs and reptiles since an early age. Justin graduated from Lincoln College of Technology in Columbia, MD with a technical degree in Automative Technology. Shortly after graduating, Justin realized that his true passion was in pet care industry. He has since helped to grow Prance Around with his wife and is a full time pet care professional. In addition to dog walking and pet sitting, Justin manages the daily office operations and sitter communications.
Cherie has worked with and around animals all her entire life. Her family fostered animals for various animal shelters during her youth. She spent four years volunteering at Watkins Nature Center in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. She also volunteers part-time at the Smithsonian in the O. Orkin Insect Zoo. She is comfortable with every kind of animal under the sun, including reptiles, insects, and livestock, and she currently owns two cats, a rat, several tanks of fish, and a terrarium of Madagascar hissing cockroaches! Cherie is a certified Veterinary Assistant with a passion for animals, and promises to take great care of her clients pet. She looks forward to providing your pet with the love and attention they deserve.
Shawn is a huge animal lover. He had two dogs and a cat growing up. He enjoys being around animals and has served as a pet sitter for several friends and family members over the years. Shawn has an Associate’s Degree in Secondary Education, as well as educational experience in Elementary Education and Theatre. He is heavily involved in local theatre, as well as television and in the film industry. When he is not pet sitting you can sometimes find him acting at the Laurel Mill Playhouse off Main Street! He is excited to be able work with the furry friends that Prance Around cares for!
Michele has been an animal lover her entire life and currently still works as a Veterinary Assistant in Ellicott City. Michele has a Bachelor of Arts from University of Maryland, Baltimore County and actually worked as a Graphic Designer for many years before deciding to switch focus to pet care. She loves to spend time with (and talk to!) her two dogs, Fergus and Lyssa, and has also had several cats while growing up and as a young adult. She has volunteered at the MDSPCA as well as at Small Miracles Animal Rescue. Michele is a certified Fear Free Pet Care Professional and has also received certification in CPR: Basic Life Support through American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. She can’t wait to meet your pets to play with and talk their ears off as she does with her own!
Aaron has been around animals since he was little. From his grandpa's German shepherd "Sarge" to farms full of cows, pigs, and horses. He’s been a farmhand, a kennel employee, and a regular volunteer at humane societies since he was little. Prior to coming to Prance Around, he worked at another pet care company for over a year walking pups and caring for critters while their parents were away from home. He loves dogs of all breeds, all sorts of reptiles, rodents, cats, and even birds. Whatever the pet, whenever the time, Aaron is always up to the task, because the client, as well as their lovable pets, deserve it!
Morgan was raised with multiple dogs in the house, it was practically a rule for her family: Always at least two! She learned a lot about animals from her mom, who had many dogs and even a horse growing up! She would always teach her about the different dog breeds as a child, and how to take care of them properly. So of course, her love of dogs, and all sorts of animals came pretty naturally. Morgan knew she wanted to work with animals from a very young age and eventually got to work for a different dog walking/sitting business, as well as Wagging Lounge Dog Resort. Currently, Morgan has two dogs at her parent's house, a mixed breed, and a basenji. She has had the basenji since i was in third grade, and he’s her baby! However her roommate has a boxer, min-pin, and two cats, so she still has quite the full plate when it comes to animals! She is super excited to hang out with all of your fur babies and can’t wait to meet them all!