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For as long as JR can remember he has had a special connection with animals. As a child on his grandfather's farm, he knew that he wanted to be around animals. It was not until he was in his late 20's that he realized his love for animals could be bridged into a vocational passion.
JR was introduced to The Dog Wizard in Charlotte, NC back in early 2013 when his wife (then girlfriend) mentioned they were hiring for the lot staff position. He was hired for the position which entailed cleaning up after the dogs, watching over them during socialization and administering medicine. It was not what most would call their "dream job” however, he was thrilled at the notion that he could be paid to be surrounded by animals! About a month after being on the lot staff JR had an opportunity to start in The Dog Wizard Academy. Here he completed the necessary training to have the experience to start training dogs. He worked with the Charlotte location as a trainer before taking an opportunity to join the team in Charleston.
This location was notoriously successful and he knew he would continue to learn and grow his skills. so much from this experience, so again he took a risk and put off opening his own location to work and learn under The Charleston Dog Wizard. A few years into training and JR was again presented with an amazing opportunity to become the owner and operator of the The Charleston Dog Wizard as Noelle Woodhead, now the Franchise Operation Manager stepped into a bigger role than her own location and felt he was a great fit to take over.
JR enjoys spending his time with the dogs and most importantly helping families understand their dogs needs. He cherishes theses experiences and how it has opened his heart. Being part of The Dog Wizard has become one of the most fulfilling decisions of his life.
Rachel Garris - Lead office manager
Rachel happily joined The Dog Wizard team in March of 2017! She has grown up with a love of dogs her entire life, so becoming a part of this team was an absolute dream! She and her favorite girl, Lucy, her 11 yr old rescue, handle the day-to-day logistics of the office. Their daily routine includes talking with dogs and their people about their goals in training, scheduling appointments, and managing the office tasks. The best part of her job is being part of such a wonderful team, and helping build positive relationships between people and their pups. In her free time, Rachel loves to play roller derby and macrame. Rachel is a passionate outdoor enthusiast and enjoys spending time outside hiking with Lucy and her two active and energetic sons.
aMY cAMPBELL - office manager
Amy has been with the Dog Wizard Office team since December 2016! Amy has a very important role with being the first point of contact for Dog Wizard clients. She helps manage the day-to-day needs, phone calls, and appointments which she does so well. Amy has a passion for helping customers at the highest level and ensuring they feel great and know that there is hope for their dog. The best part about her job is not only getting to talk with clients about their dogs but also having her rescue mutt, Winston, hang out with her all day! When she’s not helping us in the office she can be found enjoying the outdoors with Winston. We are grateful to have her on our team!
Chloe Debrowski - Office Manager
Chloe is a New York native! She began working with people with disabilities while obtaining her bachelor’s in Social Work. Throughout this journey, she noticed much of her free time was spent caring for animals, so she began a dog sitting business. She took it upon herself to volunteer and give back to the community at local animal shelters and sanctuaries in her free time. Chloe used to competitively ride horses but now just enjoys riding in her free time. Chloe discovered these experiences brought her immense happiness and consequently to shift her career toward one involving helping animals. Chloe is a proud and loyal member of our Dog Wizard family. When you talk to Chloe about your dog and the troubles you are having you will immediately feel at ease with her compassion for you and your dog! One of the best parts of her job, she gets to spend time at home with her two pups Bax and Benji.
Noelle Woodhead - Business Coach
Noelle has been a part of The Dog Wizard family when her path as a trainer started in 2011. She launched the Charleston Dog Wizard location in 2012 there she was able to help a lot of clients and their dogs have a better life and gain more freedom. In 2016 Noelle took over as the lead office manager where she was able to make an impact on the team to better serve the clients and trainers. With her first hand training knowledge of and knowing what it was like being on the other side as a trainer the office support was able to grow by leaps and bounds. She has helped build the office team with a family culture, compassion and passion that can be experienced with every client they talk to. Noelle continues to oversee the office but now spends her time continuing to develop and grow The Dog Wizard trainers and their businesses so that we can help even more people than we already do! She spends most days working remotely on her boat with her sidekick, Huckleberry.