Meet Us

We feel blessed to have such a compassionate, devoted and knowledgeable group of people. Within this group we have many different backgrounds and an array of ages. Together, we share the love and dedication to every little face that walks through our doors with the promise to provide them a safe, playful, and loving stay with their new friends at GOOCHIE POOCHIE Doggie Resort & Spa.

   Our Staff

I had never imagined living abroad and running my own business when I was young. Furthermore, after spending 18 years in the Technology industry, I am a groomer now! You never know what will happen tomorrow. That is why life is so exciting.

I love dogs, I love my job, and I love everything that happens to me every day! I feel so blessed in my life! Thank you for this opportunity.

Owner/General Manager/Stylist

Having come from a background of Insurance, Banking, into Dog Grooming, life has certainly provided some great opportunities for me. I am so excited to be a part of this team, and to provide care and love for dogs. I look forward to serving you and your pets.

Assistant Manager

Hey There, I am from Louisiana and have been here for 13 years. I have been around animals since the 1st grade. When my mother told me if you get all A's on your report card you can have a cat... well, I came home with both!

I have been a professional dog bather, private dog sitter, and worked at a doggie day care. All of my animals have been rescues. I have a 17 year old dog, a 2 year old dog, and 2 cats. And yes they all get along great. I think I was put here on this earth to take care of pets and people and I Wouldn't have it any other way. I am proud to join this team of like mined people.

Hotel Manager

I am a southern girl born and raised in New Orleans, LA who just relocated to Destin in 2010. My past experience is in mortgage banking business but I have decided to pursue my passion of working with animals. I look forward meeting my new clientele and working with your furry friends.


Hi! My name is Jessica and I have been grooming for 3½ years. I am originally from Memphis, TN and when I was 13 we moved to Defuniak, about 40 minutes away from Destin. Animals have always been a huge part of my life and when I returned from college I knew I wanted to work with them. Seeing them happy after a groom is the best feeling!


I am originally from a small town in Illinois. I went to college for 3½ years majoring in Zoology. My passion for animals is why I love my job. I have 2 dogs so when I joined the Air Force I knew that I wanted to be Reserve so I could keep my dogs and stay in this area. I’ve been grooming for 3 years and am excited to have this opportunity to make your pet look and feel great!


I have relocated from Thomasville, Georgia and am very excited to be given this opportunity to provide pet care to the Destin area. Having had a background in retail, I have experience in serving others and I enjoy and take that responsibility seriously. I am very family oriented and understand that pets are part of the family, and am committed to caring for, and treating them as such.

Hotel Attendant