Meet Our Team

Laura Spinney

Laura Spinney, Client & Camper Services Manager

As Client and Camper Services Manager, Laura oversees the daily care of all our pet campers and their parents. She’s an experienced vet tech and studied avian endocrinology at Princeton. Laura still loves birdwatching and counts her trusty Leica binoculars as her favorite possession. She lives with two black labs, Wyatt and Emma; three cats, Bodhi, Irie and Shy; and two parakeets, Oliver and Sunny.

Rosalie Borg, Operations Manager

Rosalie is a hiker and adventurer who plans to someday hike the entire 211-mile John Muir Trail. Her favorite color is purple, and she owns an extensive collection of amethyst glass to prove it. Rosalie is the mother of three grown children and one calico cat. If she could be any animal, she’d be a grizzly bear so she could live in the mountains and eat her fill of salmon.

Clair DeLong, Camp Tech

Tell me something that anyone who knows you would say about you.

Everyone says I’m very compassionate.

What’s your favorite food? Movie? Sport? Hobby?

Tortilla soup. Captain Marvel. Swimming. Hiking with my dog.

What’s the No. 1 item on your bucket list?

Visiting Iceland.

If you could be any animal, what would you be and why? 

A Grizzly Bear. They are the Apex Predator and you get to sleep for a whole season!

What’s your favorite possession and why?

My car. It’s the nicest thing I have.

Tell me about your own animals.

I have a 2 year old dog named Ripley who is an Australian Cattle Dog/German Shepherd mix, a 4 year old Pit Bull named Badger, and a Quarter Horse named Shadow.

What’s something cute, funny or weird about them?

We call Ripley the “police chief” because whenever someone wakes up in the middle of the night she gets up to investigate. Badger runs like a horse, he can’t turn corners. We gave Shadow his name because he follows people around like a shadow.

Tell me about your training and experience in animal care.

I worked at a vet clinic for 2 years prior to Cascade Pet Camp. I learned a lot about different health conditions and basic care like nail trims and routine blood work.

When did you start working for Cascade Pet Camp, and what are your work responsibilities?

I started on August 15, 2019. My responsibilities include cleaning up after dogs and cats, making sure that Cascade Pet Camp is clean, and spending time one-on-one with the dogs for buddy time (my favorite part.)

Liby Eby, Camp Tech

Tell me something most people don’t know or suspect about you.

I am a triplet.

Tell me something that anyone who knows you would say about you.

I am a very kindhearted person who is always there for a listening ear.

What’s your favorite food? Movie? Sport? Hobby?

I really love chicken, soccer, and the tv show Friends

What’s the No. 1 item on your bucket list?

Learn to speak fluent Spanish

If you could be any animal, what would you be and why? 

I would be a dog because I do love the occasional nap but also love exploring and being active !

What’s your favorite possession and why?

My car is my favorite possession because it is my first big purchase with my own money!

Tell me about your own animals.

I have a 10 year old Dingo (I think), and a 2 year old Corgi. I have 3 cats named Clark, Dot, and Remy (unknown ages).

What’s something cute, funny or weird about them?

My Dingo is very protective of me and will stand over me if she feels like I am threatened.  My Corgi on the other hand is very rambunctious and never calms down or stops biting me !

Tell me about your training and experience in animal care.

I have always had a pet growing up whether it was dogs, cats, or fish. I clean up poop , hair , and messes every day!

When did you start working for Cascade Pet Camp, and what are your work responsibilities?

I am a new employee! My work responsibilities include : keeping everything clean and organized , keeping everyone safe, and keeping clients and their dogs happy!

Kelsey Dorzab, Lead Counselor  

Tell me something most people don’t know or suspect about you.

My favorite color is grey.

 Tell me something that anyone who knows you would say about you.

I have a big heart when it comes to animals.

 What’s your favorite food? Movie? Sport? Hobby?

Cheesecake, Secretariat, dock diving, and grooming.

What’s the No. 1 item on your bucket list?

To visit Bora Bora

If you could be any animal, what would you be and why? 

I would be a raven, because they are smart and beautiful creatures.

What’s your favorite possession and why?

The halter of a special horse of mine. I had him for over ten years, and he has been my inspiration for just about everything.

Tell me about your own animals.

Bade a 2-year-old Labrador Retriever.

What’s something cute, funny or weird about them?

Bade has befriended Helen, the current rescue dog at CPC, and we all make a joke about her being his girlfriend.

Tell me about your training and experience in animal care.

Growing up, my family always had animals. We had a wide variety too. Anything from livestock to exotic. You name it, we had it. During my younger years I participated in 4-H and FFA. In high school I completed an Animal Science and Veterinary Science program. Further on, I studied through the AKC Canine College and received my Breeding Basics certification. When hired on at Cascade Pet Camp I gained my Knowing Dogs 101: Dog Language, Knowing Dogs 201: Group Play, and Canine First Aid and CPR certifications. After attending the Northwest Grooming Expo of the Hotel Murano in 2019 I obtained my AKC S.A.F.E Groomer certification, and my Barkleigh Productions Brusher/Bather and Salon Sanitation certifications. My next goal is to further my education in canine massage therapy and in canine training.

When did you start working for Cascade Pet Camp, and what are your work responsibilities?

I started working for Cascade Pet Camp in May of 2017 as a Camp Tech. Now I am currently a Lead Counselor. My job responsibilities include: ensure smooth daily operations, oversee efficiency and completion of tasks, provide direction to staff, coach and train staff, assist with administrative tasks, instruct clients, communicate with clients over the phone and in person, assign dogs to appropriate playgroups, medicate and feed dogs according to verbal and written instructions, monitor dogs’ wellbeing, provide first aid and CPR if needed, make appropriate decisions about seeking veterinary care, provide daily exercise activities and potty breaks to campers, ensure standards of cleanliness are maintained throughout the facility, perform routine housekeeping tasks, assist with the upkeep of facility grounds, report mechanical issues to management, perform grooming tasks, participate in special events, and attend all staff meetings and educational seminars.

Gage Homan, Camp Tech

Tell me something most people don’t know or suspect about you.
I play football for the Hood River Valley Eagles.
Tell me something that anyone who knows you would say about you.
I love my family, including my dog.
What’s your favorite food? Movie? Sport? Hobby?
Menudo. It chapter 2. Football. Football.
What’s the No. 1 item on your bucket list?
Swimming with sharks.
If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?
I would be and eagle, because they’re our country’s bird and they can fly.
What’s your favorite possession and why?
This rock I got from my favorite person.
Tell me about your own animals.
I have an English bull dog named chewie who is really cute but lazy.
What’s something cute, funny or weird about them?
She sleeps all day unless they want to get on my bed or go to the bathroom.
Tell me about your training and experience in animal care.
I’ve done modules and taken a safety aid class.
When did you start working for Cascade Pet Camp, and what are your work responsibilities?
I started working as a camp tech in August and my responsibilities is mostly cleaning.

Aleah Vaday, Greeter

Tell me something most people don’t know or suspect about you.
I’m pretty clumsy and not very athletic. I can be funny sometimes and I’m a pretty good baker too. I love to make pies, especially during the holiday season!
Tell me something that anyone who knows you would say about you.
That I’m trustworthy and a good friend to those I care about
What’s your favorite food? Movie? Sport? Hobby?
My favorite food is a big ol’ juicy Med-rare steak, with baked beans and dinner rolls, maybe a little corn. Fav movie, Saving Private Ryan. Fav sport to watch is Professional Tag, Baseball, and NASCAR. Fav hobby is snowboarding, drawing and snuggling with my dogs!
What’s the No. 1 item on your bucket list?
To live a happy life, to feel at the end of my days that I had a good, long, happy life. That’s my #1
If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?
A wild Horse. To run fast and free and feel the wind in my mane. To see beautiful sights and live as I please
What’s your favorite possession and why?

My phone. My whole life sits in the palm of my hands. My phone helps me keep track of everything this crazy life has to throw at me
Tell me about your own animals.
I have 6 dogs Zoe, Lucy, Luna, Lilli, Jaz, Dozer
What’s something cute, funny or weird about them?
Zoe, Dachshund- Zoe is 12 years old and has been my childhood best friend since the day we opened her box; she was a surprise Christmas gift
Lucy, beagle- she’s 10 and she’s Zoe’s side kick. Lucy got stung by a bee in her mouth when she was a 1-2 years old and was miraculously was brought back to life with CPR. She’s been a little bit slow ever since
Luna, Husky/ Golden Retriever Mix- Luna is a rescue dog from Mexico, and she’s a huge sweetheart! She loves to swim and run laps around our yard as fast as she possibly can. We think she was probably a racehorse in her past life.
Lilli, Chocolate lab- she’s 3 and we call her Low Rider Lilli cuz she has really short legs and she LOVES belly rubs
Jasmine, silver German Shepard- her nickname is Jaz or Jazzy, she’s the princess and has to be the center of attention 25/8
Dozer, Brindle Great Dane- Dozer is our newest member of the family at 5 month old. He’s the smartest and most well behaved puppy I’ve ever owned and I can’t wait to see the handsome boy he grows up to be!
Tell me about your training and experience in animal care.
I’ve helped train each of my dogs and even participated in 4-H with Zoe and Lucy as well as, my now passed Rabbit Snowflake. I’ve had lots of experience taking care of all sorts of animals in the past 10 years of my life including snakes, lizards, fish, cats and dogs both, horses, goats and sheep, and chickens!
When did you start working for Cascade Pet Camp, and what are your work responsibilities?
I started working at CPC early August, some of my responsibilities include checking-in and out all animals, answer phone calls and e-mails, and most importantly is to create good relationships with our clients and campers

Kyler Calderon, Lead Counselor

Tell me something most people don’t know or suspect about you.
I love to cook and bake
Tell me something that anyone who knows you would say about you.
That I’m kind of quiet until I think of a great zinger!

What’s your favorite food? Movie? Sport? Hobby?
Food – Tacos, Movie – Theatrical cut of the original Star Wars, Sport – Baseball, Hobby – Tabletop gaming, Magic the Gathering, D&D, Running, Hiking, Reading
What’s the No. 1 item on your bucket list?
Watch a game in every MLB stadium

If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?
One that can live in the deepest part of the ocean. 
What’s your favorite possession and why?

I own a Candelabra of Tawnos, one of the rarest magic cards printed.
Tell me about your own animals.
Dynamite is a pit/basenji rescue and is pretty much the best dog on existence!
What’s something cute, funny or weird about them?
He knows how to behave so someone will get up to see what is going on and then he steals their seat!

Tell me about your training and experience in animal care.
Worked at home at last for four months. Worked here done October 2016. Attended multiple first aid classes. Begun training for a certified dog trainer. I teach puppy k and soon basic manners and more!

When did you start working for Cascade Pet Camp, and what are your work responsibilities?
I help make sure the day to day responsibilities are finished and watch out for the dogs well-being at all points during their stay. I also train any new employee on our protocols and philosophies.

Gracie McCafferty, Camp Tech

Tell me something most people don’t know or suspect about you.

I love animals and I’m in FFA and 4-H

Tell me something that anyone who knows you would say about you.

I am a wrestle and that’s what I live for!

What’s your favorite food? Movie? Sport? Hobby?

My favorite food is Reese’s and burritos. My favorite movie is The Hunger Games. My favorite sport and hobby are wrestling and going on hikes.

What’s the No. 1 item on your bucket list?

Is to go to Alaska and go back packing.

If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?

If I could be any animal, it would be a pig. I love pigs because I also love dogs and pigs act like dogs and it’s so cute.

What’s your favorite possession and why?

My car because I can go places without having to wait.

Tell me about your own animals.

As of right now I have 3 dogs. One is a Brown lab and one is a Pitbull mix and my last one is a Chihuahua. I have two ducks and 1 rabbit.

What’s something cute, funny or weird about them?

My ducks and rabbit get the whole back yard to themselves and when we let the dogs out they all play together and it’s my favorite thing.

Tell me about your training and experience in animal care.

I have owned animals my whole life and I have been in 4-h for 5 years and I have been in FFA for 2 years.

When did you start working for Cascade Pet Camp, and what are your work responsibilities?

I started working at Cascade Pet Camp around March of 2019. My responsibilities are to make sure the dogs feel like they are safe and feel like they are at home. I take them on trail walks and buddy times. I also sure bunks are clean for the next arriving client.

 Eric Gonzales, Camp Tech

Tisha Moon, Lead Counselor

Tell me something most people don’t know or suspect about you.

E.g. I Fire dance

Tell me something that anyone who knows you would say about you.

That I love animals and would give you everything I had to save them

What’s your favorite food? Movie? Sport? Hobby?

Pasta, gone in 60 seconds, football, fire dancing

What’s the No. 1 item on your bucket list?

Visit Italy

If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?

A wild horse to roam free and fast 

What’s your favorite possession and why?

Items from my dad since he passed away

Tell me about your own animals.

E.g. I currently have 3 dogs Azure, Hoss and Tanner

What’s something cute, funny or weird about them?

Azure loves to talk he’s great as whispering when told to. Hoss is stubborn and old stuck in his ways but is super protective and refuses to sit anywhere unless it’s in between your legs. Tanner was brought up with cats, so he uses his paws to do everything. He will even chase you and try and smack you 

Tell me about your training and experience in animal care.

E.g. I’ve owned animals my entire life, since working at pet camp I have took a 1st aid and cpr class for animals. And all my training through camp

When did you start working for Cascade Pet Camp, and what are your work responsibilities?

2 and a half years ago. I am a Lead here and well pretty much everything to cleaning, training, caring for dogs, play groups, activities, feeding, meds

Fiona Starks-Thomson, Groomer

Fiona grew up in a farming family in Scotland watching dogs work with other animals. She’s trained her rescue dog, Layce, to guard her flock of 60 chickens and five geese from hawks and owls. Also in the family: a lab , Patrick; a pig; two cats; a tortoise and a beta fish. Fiona loves hiking, soccer, sushi and crime shows. Someday she’s going skydiving.