I joined the Den Herder team in May 2021 while completing the Veterinary Assisting Program at Hawkeye Community College. Currently I live with my wonderful fiancé Alex in the countryside just north of Cedar Falls. Together we have a small zoo with four cats, two rats, two leopard geckos, one snake and one dog. In my spare time I enjoy hiking with my fiancé, building terrariums, and gardening – with with mixed results.