Meet Our Staff of Professional Dog Sitters in Beverly, MA
Nicole resides in Salem with her husband (Justin), her dogs (Henri and Wiley), and her cat (Isabella). An avid animal lover since childhood, Nicole decided to leave the corporate world in 2013 to pursue a career in the animal field. Now as Dingo’s GM and bookkeeper, her passion for animals coupled with her fastidious attention to detail make her an invaluable resource!
Karen, an innately compassionate retired small business owner, is our daily “bus monitor” ensuring all the dogs we pick-up are happy and safe in transit to the daycare. In addition to her daily role on the bus, Karen also walks and boards dogs in the Beverly area where she lives with her husband, Bart, and her Akita pup Ridge.
Matt was born and raised in Danvers and has loved dogs since before he can remember (as evidenced by his volunteer work at the Northeast Animal Shelter from 2009 through 2011). He graduated from Lasell College in May of 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. In addition to working at Dingo’s, he also works for 98.5 The Sports Hub and WBNW 1120 AM Money Matters Radio, both in Boston.
Dana C. was born and raised in Beverly where she currently resides with her plot hound mix, Ash. This fall, Dana will begin taking classes at North Shore Community College to pursue a career as a Veterinary Technician. Her ultimate goal is to obtain a job as a tech with a wild life rescue and rehabilitation organization.
Dan F. is a retired social worker/small business owner who occupies his time driving the Dingo’s bus on its daily morning routes through Beverly, Salem, Marblehead, Swampscott, Lynn, Nahant, and Peabody. A life-long Beverly resident, Dan and his wife (Jo-Anne) have welcomed dogs into their home in Ryal Side for the past 30 years. Their family now consists of Granite, a Black Lab, and Ranger, a Yellow Lab. In addition to serving as Dingo’s Logistics Manager, Dan and his wife also board dogs in their home, and Dan has a number of happy dog-walking clients throughout the Beverly area.
Prior to her employment at Dingo’s, Julia completed an internship with Cape Ann Animal Aid in Gloucester. She’s a proud “dog mama” to a French Bulldog named Luna and a #goodoldfashionedmutt named Nova! In addition to serving as shift manager at the daycare and our in-house Pet Exec expert, Julia also walks dogs for us in the Beverly area and boards dogs out of her home in Essex.
Eric came to Dingo’s in September of 2016 after working at another doggy daycare as well as a children’s camp, both in Ipswich. A savant as it pertains to both dogs and sports, he celebrates his love for sporty by wearing a different professional jersey to work each day; he celebrates his penchant for dogs with us at the daycare where you can frequently hear him reciting arcane facts about esoteric breeds (to anyone that will listen!). As our yard manager, he has memorized the collar and leash combination of every daycare dog in attendance – all 100+ (yes, he has a photographic memory!)! He lives in Ipswich with his dog, also a daycare regular, Terry O’Reilly (or Reilly for short).
Jim and Tara Coyle have been boarding dogs for Dingo’s Dogsitting out of their home in South Hamilton since May of 2014. Their residence, boasting a 3,000 square foot, fully fenced yard, is also home to their two teenage daughters (Saiorse and Fiona), and their 12 YO Shepherd mix (Hazel). In addition to boarding dogs for Dingo’s, Jim is a working musician – playing gigs and giving guitar lessons in and around Boston – and Tara is an elementary school teacher in Hamilton.
Marilyn is a semi-retired registered nurse who splits her time between caring for patients and caring for dogs! In addition to dog-walking, house-sitting, and dog-boarding, Marilyn also drives the Dingo’s bus on an as needed basis. An avid animal-lover since birth, Marilyn has been the owner of countless dogs, cats, hamsters, gerbils, frogs, salamanders, turtles, birds, fish, and even an iguana. But her favorite animal of all has always been “man’s best friend.”
Jenn was born and raised in Beverly before moving to Gloucester in early 2018. Before joining our team she could frequently be found dog-walking and dog-sitting for shared clients and friends in the Beverly area. With a gift for pictures and prose, Jenn is responsible for much of our social media and email marketing content. Her perennially upbeat personality, coupled with her passion for our pups, and an innate talent as a “pack leader”, has made her an invaluable addition to our team.
Kevin is a North Shore native, and a graduate of Salem State University. A Dingo’s parent for years, he and his dog Sam love coming to work with their furry friends!
Lucy, a senior Accounting major at Endicott College in Beverly, began working at Dingo’s in May of 2019. Having grown up in a multi-dog household that also fostered rescues in her home state of New Hampshire, Lucy came to us with an intrinsic, self-taught knowledge of canine psychology and behavior. As a fast learner and hard worker with an unflappable personality, Lucy has become an invaluable member of our human pack!
Sean came to us in September of 2019 with over a year’s worth of experience in the dog-care industry and it shows! He’s a natural with our pack and has a keen awareness of dog behavior. He’s also a big softie and you will often find him snuggling up with our little dogs (as well as the big ones) whenever the opportunity to do so arises. In addition to working at Dingo’s, Sean also volunteers as a wrestling coach at North Andover High School.