Our Team


Meet the A-Team!

We are the caretakers of your pet so rest easy – they are in good hands.

 

Sonja Thiels

General Manager

Sonja has been working at The Pet Resorts since 2007. She started out as a trainer and was quickly promoted to head of our board and train department. As our business grew, Sonja’s following grew as well.

Sonja is well known in agility dog training competition trials and has a following of a number of students that have been taking a running class with her for over three years. Sonja has done countless hours of research on nutrition and spent over 10 years helping dogs.

Sonja fosters for several groups and currently has four rescue dogs of her own and one foster dog. We love Sonja and are very proud to have her managing The Pet Resort – Cumming.

Sonja is loved by all who know her – most of all our guests!

 

Dee Lemmon

Grooming Manager

Dee Lemmon has had many years of successful grooming experience. She is proficient in all breed cuts including poodles, spaniels, terriers, hybrids and mixes. Her calm way with dogs helps her develop close relationships with her canine customers and her attention to detail and excellent customer service have helped her develop great relationships with her human customers.

Dee has extensive experience with difficult, aged, or complicated grooms, and frequently helped younger groomers with techniques and tips to further their education. She has been often recognized for her outstanding service by her supervisors. Dee has had rescue dogs in her life for over 35 years and never stops learning from her canine companions.

Come see us as we believe you will be impressed with Dee’s talents!

 

Cassidy Moore

As an animal lover her whole life, Cassidy Moore has always known she would end up working professionally with animals. Cassidy has an Australian Shepherd named Ayden and a horse named Dawson. She is part of the NATRC ( North American Trail Ride Conference) community where she frequently competes all over the east coast. Cassidy started her grooming career as a bather, and shortly after that she attended the Grooming Academy, and has been grooming ever since. Cassidy has now joined our team with multiple years of grooming experience and takes pride in the quality of her grooms. Along with being knowledgeable and comfortable with multiple different breed cuts, she is also experienced in working with dogs of all ages, and different levels of difficulty. With her overwhelming love and excitement for grooming, she makes it easy to relate and form relationships with pets and their parents.

 

Mimi Huens

For most of my life I have worked in the service industry, such as restaurants and department stores, but I always had a love for animals and wanted to work with them. So when the opportunity to work at The Pet Resorts presented itself five years ago, it was a no brainer for me. In my spare time I really enjoy cooking and baking for people and to put a smile on their faces. I am also a avid reader with Stephen King being one of my favorite authors.

 

Misty Ellis

I have been with the Pet Resorts for over a year now, I started out as a Kennel Technician and was promoted to Kennel Lead. My love for animals goes beyond my work as I volunteer for animal shelters and horse ranches in my spare time. I have a three year old Dachshund mix named Diamond who comes to work with me often and I am fostering atTwo year old Boxer/Lab mix named Duke. Animals are my life and have always been apart of me. I am currently finishing up school then moving onto become certified as Dog Trainer where my focus will be puppies and dogs with aggressive behaviors.

 

Malcolm Aga

Owner

After a successful career in sales and management with companies such as Hewlett-Packard and Eclipsys, as well as business development experience in health care information technology start-ups, Malcolm decided it was time to stop being a road warrior and spend more time with his family. When the opportunity presented itself to partner with his sister in expanding her successful dog training business, he could not turn it down.

As with the start of any business, the hours are long and there are plenty of challenges to go around, but the rewards are great just in seeing the smile on our customers’ faces when they arrive to pick up their cherished pet, knowing it received loving care by our professionals.

He has always had a love of animals, especially dogs, having had at least one most of his life. His family is the proud owner of a wild and crazy Morki, a spoiled rotten Coton, a skittish Havanese rescue, and a rescued white rabbit brought home by his daughter.

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