Amanda Masarik Owner Amanda is the owner and founder of River Paws. Her and her fiance Ben live on Lake Wisconsin with their dog Molly and 3 rescue cats Reshi, George, and Monkey. Amanda attended UW Madison where she studied communication, and Animal Science with an emphasis on behavior. While in school she worked at the UW Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. She was a technician in the Pharmacy for the past 9 years. She enjoys working with many animals but especially loves horses, pigs, cows, monkeys, and of course DOGS! Amanda is fascinated by the communication between us humans and our pets and is continually researching the best way to really understand our dogs. In her spare time, Amanda and Ben love to take Molly hiking, camping and paddle boarding. In Molly's spare time she likes her humans to throw her Kong in the water. blank Sam Van Helden Manager / Lead Trainer Sam loves working with dogs and has been working at doggy daycares for the past four years. Sam graduated from the National K-9 Academy in Columbus, OH and is a Certified Dog Trainer. She recently moved here from the La Crosse area with her two black labs Lucy and Finn. We are so happy to have her join our pack! blank Monique Perez Grooming Hello! My name is Monique. I have loved animals for as long as I can remember. I have had all sorts of pets throughout my life, from cats and dogs, fish, newts and turtles, to ferrets, guinea pigs, mice, rabbits, chickens, an iguana and even a pot belly pig! I had always wanted a career working with animals so I went to school to become a Veterinarian Technician. While in school an opportunity arose to learn to groom dogs and I fell in love with the art of it! I've been building and perfecting my skills since 2014 and hope to grow in this profession for many years to come! blank Kayla Spahn Daycare Kayla loves animals and has always worked with them. Kayla has two German Shepherds Porter and Briar. Porter is a year and a half and got her into the sport of IGP. Briar is her new puppy and was bred to be a working dog specifically to excel in IGP. Before doing dog sports, Kayla had a horse that she would compete in hunter/jumps with. Kayla is also in school studying to be a Vet Tech. blank Jay Hannum Daycare Hello My name is Jay Hannum and I have had 10 + years of experience in dog daycare. I have also been certified in Reiki healing and have some background in dog training blank