I was born and raised in San Jose in the Evergreen area. I joined the EVC support staff in 1994 after my mom, a long-term client, told me they were hiring. I've grown up around animals all of my life, and my parents have been clients of Evergreen since 1983. When I was in my early teens, I can remember when Dr. Amaro saved my dog's life. After spending three or four days in the hospital, she came home feeling much better and went on to live to be sixteen years old. After 24 years, I'm now the front office co-manager.
I have three cats named Kitana (7 years), Kenji (2 years), and Maui (age unknown). Kitana, like me, prefers to be alone most of the time, and she enjoys taking long walks outside! Kenji is young, energetic, and loves to play with his feather toy. Maui was a stray cat that I started feeding three years ago, and she would follow me home and sleep on my porch. And now she's part of the family!