Billie Mendoza, Founder and Owner, Pet Fitness & Care Professional
Billie decided to leave the airline management world to do something that offered the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, lowered stress levels and brought happiness to those that most deserve it--our pets! An avid runner and dog lover, Billie has grown up loving, caring for and exercising dogs.All of these dogs have high energy!Fortunately, runs, walks, (and at times a swim) helps lower their energy levels, keeps their doggy physique and health in tip-top shape as well as positively affect their behavior. While personal ownership is great experience, Billie has volunteered at the local SPCA socializing, exercising and helping the sheltered pets find loving homes. Paw Joggers is a supporter of many local rescues and shelters. Currently, Billie resides in Sycamore Township with her husband, John (a K-9 police officer), his partner, Axel, a 4-year old Belgian Malinois and Remmi, a 1-yr old German Shepherd, recently adopted through Recycled Doggies. Billie just completed her 14th Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon on May 6, 2012 and plans to complete her 15th on May 5, 2013. She is a Flying Pig Marathon "streaker". No, not what you think! The "streakers" have completed each Flying Pig Marathon since the 1999 inaugural running. For each Flying Pig Marathon run, Billie has, and will continue to raise funds for both The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Accelerated Cure Project for MS.
John Mendoza, Pet Fitness & Care Professional
John Mendoza, part-time Paw Jogger, works full-time as a police K-9 officer. Axel, John's partner, is part of the Mendoza and Paw Jogger family. Considering John's line of work, he has extensive experience handling and training dogs. John is an avid cyclist, runner and all-around, outdoor enthusiast. He has trained with his wife, Billie and completed three Flying Pig Marathons and participated in numerous 75 and 100-mile bike rides. John's 16-year career as a police officer has been very gratifying, the last 8 as a K-9 officer even more so. Caesar was his loyal partner for 8 years, recently retired in September 2011, with Axel becoming his newest partner as well as a loving and loyal part of the family. John's experience, fitness and love for pets make him a phenomenal Pet Fitness & Care Professional!
Jessica Krogman, Pet Fitness & Care Professional
Jessica joins Paw Joggers, bringing with her a wealth of experience in pet care and customer service. Having served as manager for a local boarding facility and dog handler at another, her knowledge of the pet care world is fully embraced. We know our clients--human and furry--welcome this as much as we do. Jessica tops that off with a love for fitness, specifically running. While Jessica isn't thrilling Paw Joggers pets with runs, walks and tender loving care, she's providing her own fur kids with the same. Jessica is pet parent to four wonderful dogs; Valentino, a deaf labrador retriever adopted from the Labrodor Retriever Rescue of Cincinnati, Vito, a lab/great pyrenees mix rescued from Recycled Doggies, Bella, a hound mix that was dropped off at a boarding kennel and never picked up by the owner and Ava, a pug that was given a better home with Jessica. The two cats--Boo and Cheechee--help keep the pack in line. Jessica is also concentrating on completing her studies in Organizational Leadership at Northern Kentucky University. In her spare time she gives back to our community by volunteering her time with numerous pet shelters and rescues like Recycled Doggies. We're thankful to have Jessica on our "pawsome' team of pet fitness and care professionals!
Matthew Laver, Pet Fitness & Care Professional
Matthew brings his love and passion for the outdoors to Paw Joggers! More importantly, Matthew has a passion for animals AND exercise. Having grown up with all breeds of cats and dogs as his furry siblings, he has continued to keep pets as a very important part of his life. Matthew and his wife, Jenna, live with their high-energy Alaskan Malamute, Zoe--a perfect match for Matthew's endless energy! So, how do you tire out an Alaskan Malamute? Well, you could harness her up to a dog sled. Surely not practical in the mid west. Running? Yes, very practical! Zoe can run and so can Matthew! Matthew has 8 years of competitive, cross-country running shared between his high school and university years. He maintains his running fitness and cross trains by roller blading. Paw Joggers' pets that REALLY need the extra energy burn will be happy after Matthew takes them "Paw Rollin'"!!! Having graduated from Kentucky Christian University with a BS in Humanities, Matthew has used his education and experience in ways that fit his outdoor lifestyle. Summer, 2011 he spent his last of six summers as paintball director at the Air Force youth center camp in Alaska. He recently completed a seasonal job with the Hamilton County Park District and continues to serve with the Air National Guard as a crew chief with the 180th Fighter Wing. We support our troops! And we are thrilled to have Matthew on our pawsome team!
Linsey Miller, Pet Fitness & Care Professional
Paw Joggers is happy to have Linsey join our team!Her enthusiasm, experience in providing excellent customer service, her focus on fitness and living healthy and, of course, her love for all animals, are qualities that make Linsey an ideal pet fitness and care pro!Linsey has been in the Cincinnati area a few years, moving from the great state of Pennsylvania.That is where Linsey received her education in business management through Bloomsberg University of Pennsylvania and interior design through the Art Institute of York.Her experience with animals has spanned many years!Linsey volunteered for 11 years with the Williamsport Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and found fundraising opportunities with her previous employer by partnering them with animal charities.Linsey now shares her Cincinnati home with husband, Aaron, and their 5 pets; 3 dogs and 2 cats.Their pets are all rescues.Lilia and Violet are kitties adopted through the SPCA.Bentley, a 7-yr old, 3-legged, Yorkshire Terrier, was "adopted" from a former neighbor.Martin, a 1-yr. old Yorkshire Terrier mix was rescued from a Toledo puppy mill. Dug (named after the infamous character in the movie "Up") is a 3-yr old terrier/hound mix, found as a stray while out walking her dogs on Thanksgiving Day. Having helped all these pets find a loving home, Linsey fills her need to help other homeless pets by volunteering with Recycled Doggies.She also volunteers with Cincinnati Pet Food Pantry, a local charity that helps assist people in financial need keep their pets. As you can see, Linsey has plenty of loving care to give! Paw Joggers' pets will definitely experience happiness and good health under Linsey's care!
Jessy Schanz, Pet Fitness & Care Professional
Simone Hernandez, Pet Fitness & Care Professional
Harley, the inspiration for Paw Joggers, was a well-loved and loyal pet to Billie for 9 years. Harley, a high-energy chocolate lab, loved to run--and swim! He is missed by all whose hearts he touched and faces he licked.
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