Staff

Staff

Elise
Position at DDL: Founder and Business Owner
How long have you been at DDL: In 2002, my Weimaraner Lily & I created it together...for the love of poochery!
Kids: My pyari beti, Remi Rae, from India, who I was blessed with in 2010.
Pets: My first Weim, Lily, will always be in my heart. Gunner, Harper Grey & Kenya, my African Grey psycho bird, and who knows who else is in out family's future!
Hobbies: Adventure Travel, Hot Yoga, Hiking, Cuddling w/ Lily & Gman fireside, cooking & entertaining w/ friends
What you love most about your job: Watching people love & cherish their dogs & giving them our absolute best and seeing an anxious or troubled dog, overcome their fears.

Quote or Motto: (Sab Kuch Milega) I learned from my companion & lifelong 4 legged partner Lily who inspired every bit of love & devotion to start the Downtown Dog Lounge, and from Remi, my precious daughter who was my absolute destiny and proof that with love, anything is possible.

Elise

Ann
Position at DDL: Controller
How long have you been at DDL: June, 2011
Kids: 2 beautiful daughters, Jena and Kayla.
Pets: Mom to Scout a 6 year-old golden retriever and grandma to Cutie Pie a 15 year-old brown tabby cat.
Hobbies: Volunteering in Cambodia, charitable giving, hanging out with my family, watching movies, & jigsaw puzzles.
What you love most about your job: Hanging out with dogs when I go to work and being able to wear t-shirts and jeans to work.
Quote or Motto: A hundred years from now, it will not matter what your bank account balance was, the sort of house you lived in, or the kind of car you drove, but the world may be different because you were important in the life of a child.

Ann

Michelle
Position at DDL: Office Manager
How long have you been at DDL: July, 2009
Pets: Zane (the cranky old man) and Coco (the ridiculous 3lb yorkie).
Hobbies: Music, reading (mostly non-fiction), golf, cooking and hanging with good friends.
What you love most about your job: That I get to be around some of the cutest and sweetest creatures on earth, both canine and human.
Quote or Motto: Rabid emotion is the justifcation for everything

michelle

Bruce
Position at DDL: Manager - Elliott
How long have you been at DDL: August, 2008
Pets: Greyhounds Lucky, Julio and Sleeper.
Hobbies: Animal Assisted Therapy, world travel and naps.
What you love most about your job:
What is not to love about my job? I play with dogs all day long and get paid for it.
Quote or Motto: Stand on your desk! (Stop by the Elliott store and I will explain it)

bruce

Kelly
Position at DDL: Assistant Manager - Elliott
How long have you been at DDL: August, 2010
Pets: Back home in Florida I have the best ooops of a pup, my frug Louise (a result of a Frenchie and Pug slumber party!)
Hobbies: Being warm, worshipping the sun when it appears! Traveling, visiting with friends and family, and currently planning my wedding!
What you love most about your job: I have gotten the opportunity to work with a variety of animals both big and small, and nothing can put a bigger smile on my face then coming into work and seeing my favorite pup who is just as excited to see me!
Quote or Motto: Do more of what makes you happy.

Kelly

Emily
Position at DDL: Manager - Capitol Hill
How long have you been at DDL: March, 2009
Pets: Simon- chocolate lab just turned 5 years old
Hobbies: Paddle boarding with Simon riding on my board, jetskiing, swimming and going up to Snoqualmie Pass with Simon and friends during winter time. I love my college and professional football, spending time with family and good friends (four-legged friends too) and walking along Lake Washington and Alki.
What you love most about your job: My parents had a black lab before they had me. I have always grown up and been around dogs and other animals. I truly love dogs and being able to be surrounded by them every day makes my job rewarding.
Quote or Motto: I try to live life without any regrets.

Emily

Jason
Position at DDL: Assistant Manager - Capitol Hill
How long have you been at DDL: February, 2009
Pets: Bowie (4year old Aussie mix) Clyde (one year old Norwegian forest cat) Xena (4 year old, 8 ft. Red tail boa constrictor).
Hobbies: Playing music with my band, going to shows, cooking / eating, traveling, camping.
What you love most about your job: I have loved animals since i was a kid so DDL is a dream come true for me, I get paid to hang out with my best friends everyday.
Quote or Motto: Life is a sandwich shop...yum!

Jason

Katie
Position at DDL: Assistant Manager - Elliott
How long have you been at DDL: December, 2010
Pets: Smalls, my three year old Boston Terrier mix
Hobbies: Taking my dog swimming, sketching, traveling, cooking/baking, and growing my own veggies at home.
What you love most about your job: Getting to know all the breeds I would probably not have met otherwise and getting to spend time with all my favorite dogs. Plus dogs don't care what you look like at 6 am, they're just happy to see you!
Quote or Motto: The only failure in life is the failure to try. Regret nothing!

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Kimi
Position at DDL: Dog Trainer
How long have you been at DDL: June, 2013
Pets: CoCo, Salsa, Abby, Chloe, Henry – all Chihuahuas.
What you love most about your job: building a personal attachment with all the dogs (even the ones I don’t train!)
Quote or Motto: Rescuing one dog may not change the world, but it will change that dog’s world forever!

kimi

Chavell
Position at DDL: HR Manager
How long have you been at DDL: September, 2013
Pets: Kahlua, my 7 year old Rottweiler / Coon Hound mix. Otherwise known as my “Rottenhound”!
Hobbies: Camping in the summer, snow skiing in the winter, cooking with my husband and entertaining family and friends.
What you love most about your job: Working in a business that I can be so passionate about. Taking care of other people’s kids/best friends is a huge honor! I want to help make Downtown Dog Lounge both the most desirable dog retreat for dog owners and the most desirable dog retreat to work for in the Seattle area!
Quote or Motto: Live life to the fullest!

kimi