Pup Stars Pet Care Staff

These are the wonderful faces who have a hand in the day-to-day functions of taking care every dog who uses our services. We carefully hand pick each individual who represents our values in order to exceed your expectations when it comes to customer service.


  • Tara Robertson

    My name is Tara. I have been working in the animal care field for over 12 years. Half of my experience consists of assisting veterinarians, and the other half managing kennels and my own pet care business. I have a passion for animals of all kinds. I take pride in what I do and the services I provide. With an array of animal knowledge from many angles, I aim to cater to each individual pet to make sure they get the care they need.


  • Sundiata Williamson

    My name is Sundiata Williamson. Born in Chicago IL, on the South Side of Chicago. I'm 35 & have always loved animals & most of all respected all animals. Working with PupStars has been an experience I'll never forget & hopefully will be a very long lasting opportunity that will drive me to be an even better person that I am today. 

  • Alex Gonzalez

    Hi, my name is Alex! I have been working with dogs for over 5 years. I was a kennel manger for 4 years. I am a pet lover! I have 8 pets at home including Tank, not just my dog but my best friend in the world!


  • Kim Wardynski

    I'm Kim Wardynski and am 27. I was born in Evergreen Park and moved to New Lenox when I was 5. I have always been an animal lover. I have been working with horses since I was 14. I have owned my horse since 2014. I have my bachelor's degree in agriculture for animal science. I worked at an animal hospital for 4 years as a kennel attendant. I love working with animals and I am happy that I have gotten the opportunity to be a part of the pupstars team.


  • Georgette Avitia

    My name is Georgette and I’ve had a passion for animals since I was a little girl. Ever since I was young I had a strong desire to help animals in need. Whether it was rescuing abandoned kittens, looking for opportunities to pet sit, or even just wanting to be involved with the care of animals. I believe the least I could do would be to help them live better lives.


  • Malik Morris

    My name is Malik Morris. I'm 23 years old and grew up on the westside of Chicago. I've never worked with animals before besides working at the Field Museum. Working with PupStars has opened up a love of learning about life for all and cohabitating with animals. 


  • Lindsay Hurst

    My name is Lindsay Hurst. I'm a mother of 3 children and 2 wonderful dogs .. I have always had a passion for animals and a drive to making them feel amazing My career started in the cosmetology field 10 yrs ago. In 2017 I have switched to Grooming, making dogs feel and look their best .. I have found my life's work in animals and am here to do what I can to make owner and there pet happy. My intention is to have our animals enjoy their grooming experience as well as feeling comfortable in their environment while in my care. Keeping the integrity of their hair and skin is my mission..

  • Natalia .

    Hey, my name is Natalia. My grooming career started 3 years ago when I adopted my dog Jupiter and decided to walk dogs. A designer by trade, having my own pup at home soon made me realize my passion for working with animals. I am a dog groomer that wears many hats when I am in the salon and I treat every dog I work on as the star of their own show. My mission is not only to have your dog looking their best, but feeling fantastic the moment they walk out the door! 


  • Nicholas Zych

    I am a child of the Lord, and a friend to the animals. Animals have been a part of my life since the 3rd grade. I have been caring for cats over 50 years and have been caring for dogs (German Shepherd and Scottish Terrier) over 14 yrs.

  • Susana Boykin

    My name is Susana.  I'm an avid biker and I love the outdoors. I have 2 cats. I love dogs.  I have a son and a daughter.


  • Mary Kate


    My name is Mary Kate, born and part-time raised in Dallas, Texas, and moved up north to the Chicago ‘burbs for high school and attended and graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2018 and have been in the city since!

    I have always had a love for nature and animals since I was little. Growing up with Three chihuahuas and now a cat mom to three amazing kitties!

    I interned and volunteered at PAWS Chicago during college as an adoption counselor and kennel staff. I have also worked at a major animal hospital, walked dogs and pet sat!

    I love caring for animals and can’t wait to love on your furry friends at PupStars!


  • Carla Sofía Maitret

    I am Mexican, I am 32 years old and I have had dogs since I was three. I studied education and developmental psychology, but my real passion is animals. I have worked as a pet sitter and dog walker in the past. Dogs have been key in my life, so I decided to transform my passion into my work and become a dog trainer. I began studying in February of this year at Animal Behavior College and I am currently doing my internship at Anything is Pawzible. I am also complementing my studies by taking two certifications: one in Therapy Animals, and another one in dog's cognition.