- Brooke (General Manager)
Brooke has been HouseBroken’s general manager since 2012. She is a Licensed Veterinary Technician and professed animal lover, with experience working with a wide variety of dogs and cats. A native of Arkansas and a graduate of Oklahoma State University, Brooke hails from the south. Brooke moved to NYC in 2005 after travelling the world, including two years spent in Cameroon working as a small business enterprise volunteer with the Peace Corps. Brooke and her husband share their home with a Chiweenie named Mango, and a cat named Cat. In her free time, Brooke loves to grow her own vegetables and whip up something tasty in the kitchen. She is also a total chocoholic.
- Kim (Operations Manager)
Kim grew up in Nashville and moved to NYC in 2012, and within a month was working for HouseBroken. Kim studied English literature at Middle Tennessee State University, where she developed a passion for children’s literature. She is now expanding on her other interests in film and stop motion, and has become an avid cyclist. A huge lover of animals, Kim has always had a dog or cat close to her bed at night. Kim and her girlfriend, Chelsea (a former HB dog walker), recently adopted Marlow, a HouseBroken client that need a new home. Kim also has a leopard gecko named Gilbert, and shares Brooke’s passion for chocolate.
- Brandon (Walker)
Brandon attended Georgia State University where he received a BA in Middle East Studies and an MA in Anthropology. After graduating in 2013, he moved to NYC where he worked on freelance consumer insights research projects. Brandon decided that the NYC ad agency scene wasn’t for him and wanted to get back to doing something that he was always passionate about – working with animals, so Brandon joined HouseBroken in the fall of 2014. Brandon currently resides in Bushwick with his 7-year old calico cat, Cleo (a shelter rescue), and 4-year old rescued American Pitbull named Emma. In his free time, Brandon enjoys taking long bike rides to new places (sometimes out of state), and cooking.
- James G (Walker)
James grew up in the sunny, tech bubble of Mountain View, California, but he admits to only having a basic understanding of HTML and CSS. James studied at Hampshire College in Massachusetts, and majored in sound design. After spending a summer at an AM Country Radio station internship in north Georgia, James decided to move to Brooklyn on a whim. James joined HouseBroken in 2014 and primarily covers the Bed-Stuy routes. In his free time, James likes to play music, make collages, read and meditate.
- James H (Walker)
James is native New Yorker from Queens. He has a degree in Operations Research from Baruch College, and is currently working on his Masters in Statistics. In his free time, James enjoys playing bass, and according to his wife, adopting stray cats and learning all of the names of the dogs in their neighborhood. James grew up around dogs his whole life. Currently, he shares his home with 2½ cats (one is VERY large) and was a former client who used HouseBroken for cat sitting. In the spring of 2015, when he needed more time to go back to school, James decided to work for HouseBroken as a dog walker.
- Joe (Walker)
Originally from El Paso, Texas, Joe went to school at the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied Russian. Joe has been living in NYC off and on since 1996 and joined the HouseBroken team in the fall of 2014. Joe has a soft spot for mutts, and fondly remembers the semi-abandoned mutt he took care of for a couple years named Ash. In his free time, Joe enjoys biking, bird watching, and studying the art of memory.
- Katie (Walker)
Katie grew up in Oklahoma and Arizona, and attended the University of Arizona where she studied Anthropology/Gender Studies and Film-Television. She moved to NYC in August 2013. Katie joined HouseBroken in the summer of 2014. In her free time, Katie enjoys putting on shows with friends, getting inspired by (or scared from) documentaries, going to comedy shows, movies, and walking. She currently has a nine-year-old cat named Gail “The Snail,” who begs for food and sleeps in her armpit.
- Mike (Walker)
Mike is a bike enthusiast who was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He grew up around all sorts of animals, including pigs, chicken and sheep, so it is only natural that he chose to work with animals upon moving to Brooklyn. Mike has been working with HouseBroken since the summer of 2014 and primarily works on the Crown Heights route.
- Nancy (Walker)
Nancy moved to NYC from Pennsylvania in 2005 to further her career in marketing. After seven years in the marketing industry, Nancy realized her real passion was working with animals and decided to change her career plans to focus more on what she loved most. Nancy joined HouseBroken in the Spring of 2013. When Nancy isn’t working, she spends time with her dog Sam and cat Sabby, as well as with her human friends. She also enjoys cooking, running, biking and playing host to some of her furry HouseBroken friends when their owners are out of town.
- Nick (Walker)
Nick hails from Boston and moved to NYC to attend The New School where he majored in Literary Studies. Somewhere down the road, Nick hopes to make a living from writing. Nick had a corgi growing up, and now lives in a house full of animals where he is the designated dog walker. When not working, Nick enjoys reading, writing, and exploring the City. Nick joined HouseBroken in the fall of 2014, and primarily works on the Bed-Stuy and Clinton Hill routes.
- Tyler (Walker)
Tyler is from Sebastopol, California, and attended Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon where he studied painting and literature. Tyler moved to New York in 2013 and decided to be a dog walker because he had no source of canine companionship in his life. He joined HouseBroken in the winter of 2015. In his free time, Tyler creates drawings and oil paintings, enjoys building things and riding his bicycle. He hopes to continue creating art and eventually would like to attend graduate school.
- Bentley (Walker)
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