Our Staff

Just like our furry friends, each one of our pet sitters has a different look and personality. While we all come from different backgrounds and have different talents and interests, we have a few common elements that make us similar: We are all responsible, dependable pet lovers!
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Dan

Owner

Dan started at Chicago Pet Sitters as a dog walker in 2018, and took over as owner of CPS in 2022. He earned a Master's Degree from Vanderbilt University in Human and Organizational Development in 2018 and a Bachelor's in Social Justice prior to that. Dan can be found snuggling with his cats Loki and Luna, watching dogs at Montrose Dog Beach, or watching hockey with his wife Aimee and son Andrew.

Dan

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Marcus

Director of Operations

Marcus joined Chicago Pet Sitters in 2019 as our Office Coordinator. He was promoted in early 2022 to Director of Operations, overseeing the logistics of our day-to-day work. Marcus returned to Chicago after living in Los Angeles for 2 years following graduation from Columbia College Chicago for a degree in Audio Engineering and Music Business. Today, Marcus is dog dad to the adorable Theo and continues to make music while ensuring Chicago Pet Sitters is organized and running smoothly!

Marcus

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Kyle

Staff Manager

Kyle serves as Staff Manager, overseeing the training and professional development process for our whole team. When he’s not working with CPS he is likely playing piano, practicing with one of his bands or doing something involved with music. He loves all animals, yoga and living a vegan lifestyle. Kyle is cat dad to Zorro, Daisy, and recently-adopted Edgar (Eddie)!

Kyle

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Tiffany

Cat Team Lead

Tiffany is a Chicago native who is schooled-out after having recently completed her master’s degree. When she is not reading about or watching something on crime, she enjoys playing with her two cats Isaac Newton and Einstein, indulging her literal card-carrying, space-nerd side and traveling.

Tiffany

Darcy

Darcy

Field Trainer

Darcy is a Field Trainer, responsible for training new staff in pet care excellence while maintaining a full pet sitting schedule. She enjoys yoga, dancing, and other movement practices. She can also be found reading books from the library, tending to her vegetable garden, or photographing plants around her neighborhood.

Darcy

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Molly

Field Trainer

Molly is a Field Trainer, responsible for training new staff in pet care excellence while maintaining a full pet sitting schedule. She has always had an intense love for animals and nature. In her free time, she likes taking long walks with her dog Beef, watching Lord of the Rings, Food Network and pro wrestling, and playing video games.

Molly

Michael

Michael

Pet Care Specialist

Michael grew up around animals, namely dogs, cats and guinea pigs. He enjoys taking care of, playing with, and spoiling animals, and he believes a deeper understanding and relationship with animals starts by respecting them and treating them with kindness. It doesn't take long to realize Michael is a dog and coffee enthusiast!

Michael

Cathy

Pet Care Specialist

Cathy is a former managing editor of a pet-related trade magazine who has turned her lifelong love for cats into a pet-sitting career. One of the first things she did upon moving to Chicago from central Illinois in the early 90s was to start volunteering at a cat shelter, and she has been involved with the animal welfare community in one way or another ever since. When not caring for her own clowder and a colony of feral cats in her alley, she enjoys biking, reading and volunteering at her neighborhood food pantry.

Cathy

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Rin

Pet Care Specialist

Rin loves hanging out with all kinds of animals! They are also a bit of a foodie, so for fun they like to try out new restaurants or cooking new recipes at home. On the weekends, Rin enjoys spending time in the garden or at the beach. Rin's big dream is to become a working actor here in Chicago, to get an agent, and start performing!

Rin

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Katrina

Pet Care Specialist

Katrina is a current graduate student in clinical mental health counseling. She loves to spend her days surrounded by animals - she lives with two cats and two dogs! She enjoys to fill her free time with reading, writing, and exploring the city. She has a background in podcasting and radio and loves most forms of media.

Katrina

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Gimo

Pet Care Specialist

Gimo is a working artist and budding tattoo artist who attended SAIC and ISU and is back for their second stint with Chicago Pet Sitters! They traveled across the country and worked as a pet sitter/dog walker in LA and Oakland for 4 years before returning to Chicago.

In their free time, they draw while watching their favorite horror movies or listening to true crime podcasts. They draw mostly self portraits in surreal environments or work on commissions of people and their pets. They hope to own their own tattoo studio and host gallery shows!

Gimo

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Josiah

Pet Care Specialist

When Josiah is not focused on writing or working on a film project, he spends time with close friends and family. For fun, Josiah loves seeing concerts, going to the theater, or enjoying a quiet day inside reading. In the next 12 months he hopes to have his first long form documentary film completed!

Josiah

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John

Pet Care Specialist

John loves dogs and cats! He has two little kitties, Cheech & Mijo. John's hobbies include learning languages, swimming, travel, and science fiction.

John

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Tara

Pet Care Specialist

Tara is an all-around animal lover. She has three lovely cats that have been her pride and joy for 12 years! When she is not caring for other furry children, she is an avid photographer of food, drinks, people, and interiors. She enjoys biking to breweries far away, traveling, and movie-going on the weekend. Tara loves Chicago and the people that live in the city.

Tara

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Eric

Pet Care Specialist

Eric loves spending time with all animals, especially cats! For fun, Eric likes to go out on the town, watch the latest Marvel or horror movie, and occasionally doing tarot card readings amongst friends. Eric enjoys reading some comics, playing on his Nintendo Switch or PS5, or watching RuPaul's Drag Race.

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Andy

Pet Care Specialist

Andy enjoys being outside, especially with people and animals. He has been vegan for 7 years and likes to go to the beach, play music, hike, or share a meal with good friends.

Andy

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Liv

Pet Care Specialist

Liv (she/they) is an aspiring actress and pet lover. An Ohio transplant, Liv grew up around tons of animals, and loves working with them as much as possible. When they're not caring for pets, Liv loves to spend time with their pup Memphis Blue, work on their acting training, going for a swim, streaming video games online, and going for drinks with their buddies.

Liv

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Austin

Pet Care Specialist

When Austin isn't studying toward his degree in Architecture, you can usually find him drawing or playing guitar, spending time with friends, or catching a local band in the city.

Austin

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Jae

Pet Care Specialist

Jae is a lifelong pet-lover. He went vegetarian at age 12 after learning that pork and pig were the same thing. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, veganifying non-vegan recipes, and playing games with friends. Jae hopes to one day have 12 Dalmatian puppies, lose them for a few days, and then find them again with 89 extra siblings.

Jae

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Anya

Pet Care Specialist

A long time lover of all animals, Anya grew up with dogs and has started caring for cats in more recent years. They love to get to know every pet's unique personality, and meeting new cuddly creatures brings them so much joy!

An advocate for human rights, Anya has also previously worked as an editor at an education nonprofit as well as helped produce several scholarly and creative works while studying and working at ISU. They enjoy music, bookstores, going to the beach, and seeing musicals (their favorite is Rent!).

Anya

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McKenzie

Pet Care Specialist

McKenzie has been an animal lover from birth. Her favorite animals are tortoises and her dog, Scooter! She loves the different personalities of dogs and cats have and how funny they can be. Her favorite thing to do is to grab a coffee and sit outside with Scooter, and she loves to explore the city with a leash in hand.

McKenzie