Vet Tech Assistant
Amber’s sparkling personality is as sweet and strong as her favorite chai latte; well balanced between kindness and strength, she is perfectly suited to help animals and their people.
Dedicated and dependable, Amber puts her best foot forward from the minute she enters the hospital. She got her start with us in doggy daycare, but she has had long-time aspirations of becoming a veterinary technician. Working at Mountain Ridge has inspired in her the realization that animals are her passion, and she loves the idea of dedicating her life to their care. Her long-term goals include working in the equine field and at a large animal practice, and she hopes to have her own ranch one day with her future husband, Jordan. They are currently busy raising two handsome little boys and a sweet baby girl. Of course, their already bustling home wouldn’t be complete without fur babies, which include four cats and a German Shepherd Dog.
Head of Client Relations
Kind, intelligent, and dedicated, Sarah lives with both feet on the ground while finding joy in her work on the daily.
A coffee-loving Colorado native, Sarah was originally a member of our doggie daycare staff. She worked her way up to the reception desk – literally! Our daycare is downstairs. Her pleasant and even-tempered disposition make her a perfect fit to work with animals. With her natural talent for canine communication, it was no surprise when she left us for a short period to become a Certified Professional Dog Trainer. When she’s not helping other people with their pets, Sarah enjoys going to dog parks with her own pup, Sawyer. She also shares her home with Rowdy the cat and her boyfriend, Brandon.
Casey’s quirky personality and whimsical nature make her an appropriate candidate to handle the creative side of the hospital business.
Making it a goal to keep on the sunny side of life, Casey tries to inspire optimism and joy in the everyday routine of her coworkers. She believes that you’re never fully dressed without a smile. Originally from Wyoming, she describes herself as a cosmopolitan country gal; she is as much at home fly fishing or hunting elk in the Wind River Mountains as she is wandering the streets of Paris. She studied abroad in France while earning her Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in French from the University of Wyoming. Life takes its turns and she found herself in Colorado, where she became a part of the Mountain Ridge family. Outside of work, she likes spending time hiking, camping, kayaking, or cross-country skiing. Addicted to fitness, she is somewhat of a gym rat, always intent on improving herself. She also enjoys reading and cooking and spending time at home with her future husband Ken and their cat, Pawdrey Hepburn.
CVT, Head Technician
Jess puts her heart into her job every day. Her outstanding compassion for people and their companions shines through with each and every patient in her care.
Ever since childhood, Jess was determined to work with animals. Immediately after graduating high school, she went to college to study veterinary medicine. She graduated from Bel Rea Institute of Animal Technology in March 2014 and joined the Mountain Ridge family that June. Her love of animals was born early; as an only child, she found furry siblings in her family pets. She now finds companionship in her own pets, including an orange tabby named Tuna, a Goldendoodle puppy named Cider and goldfish with various food names. Although she loves cats and dogs, her spirit animal is the sea turtle! Jess enjoys spending time with her human friends and family, and she lists camping, cooking, going to country concerts, dancing, and traveling among her favorite activities. She is a Colorado native.
Doggie Daycare Attendant
Bri’s naturally sweet and gentle demeanor combined with her love of dogs makes her a perfect fit for our daycare staff. Her enthusiasm is an uplifting part of everyday operations at Mountain Ridge.
Always attentive and conscientious, Bri’s love for our guests in doggie daycare is evident every time she comes to work. Dogs have been lifelong companions for her; growing up here in Colorado, her family’s dog was a Schnauzer named Pepper. Bri now has a dog of her own, Zeus, and two cats named Aphrodite and Persephone. In her spare time, when she’s not hanging out with her boyfriend and her furry family, she can often be found with the rest of her human friends and family. She enjoys reading, as well as testing new recipes in her kitchen.
Receptionist and Vet Tech Assistant
Kiki’s tranquil nature provides balance to the wild world of dogs at play without suppressing her perpetual enthusiasm for taking care of our daycare guests.
With her personality that lights up a room, Kiki is a delightful addition to the Mountain Ridge family. And we mean that literally; as their surnames would suggest, Kiki and Amber are sisters! Unlike Amber, however, Kiki is a Colorado native, born and raised in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. Kiki names family as the most important part of her life, and she loves the chance to work with hers almost every day. She shares her home with two fur babies, Kalani and Cali, with whom she enjoys spending time when she’s not playing with her dog friends at work. Kiki admits that she loves to sing, but that she’s shy about it, much to the disappointment of those of us who know she has a lovely voice! Her current life philosophy is to continually work toward a brighter future for herself.
Vet Tech Assistant
Bubblier than a glass of champagne, Ashley brings her warm smile and positive attitude to work every day, ready to do her best.
Ashley’s backstory is as colorful as her personality. Originally an East-Coaster, she was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Her Bachelor of Science degree from Towson University is in Art History with a minor in Mass Communication. She tried shampooing hair in a salon, working as a kennel technician, and did a stint as a receptionist at an ER veterinary hospital before becoming a vet assistant. After that, she spent time working at an art gallery, a photo booth, and as a corporate concierge, and it was through this variety of experiences on Ashley’s resume that she really decided that her passion is for talking to the animals. In June, 2018, she was working as a Community Manager for a big office park when she decided that the fluorescent lights of her 9 to 5 were killing her, and she asked herself what she really wanted for her life. The answer was to live on a farm, so she quit her job and drove the 30 hours to Boulder, Colorado and moved into a barn closet to volunteer on a meat and dairy farm. This reintroduction to a life among animals rekindled her passion for the veterinary field, and her journey brought her to Mountain Ridge (much to our benefit!). Ashley has put down roots in Louisville with her cat, Blue.
Doggie Daycare Attendant
Sarah is a whirlwind of glitter and sunshine, and she brings light and life to the whole team.
With her bright smile and contagious positivity, Sarah’s passion for her job constantly shines. Her dreams revolve around a career with animals, so she’s in the right place! Her life is dogs, she says, and she demonstrates that ideology with enthusiasm whenever she comes to work. In her spare time, Sarah loves exploring, and she goes anywhere her Jeep can take her. When she isn’t loving on our daycare dogs or roving the land, she enjoys hanging out with her boyfriend Joe, their dog Harley Quinn, and their cat Vanilla Wafer (Wafer, for short).
Doggie Daycare Attendant
Colin’s level-headedness and calm demeanor are well suited to captain the daycare team.
From Washington State, Colin spent his younger years in central Washington. His love of dogs is easy to see, and his affinity for animals had him caring for stray dogs and barn cats on the orchards where he grew up. He spent his adult life in Seattle, and he nearly went to professional wrestling school after completing his high school education. Fortunately for us, he landed in Colorado, and found a way to continue his passion for helping animals with us, watching over our daycare friends. In his spare time, he enjoys playing video games and board games, and hanging out with his dog Reeces.
Kind and compassionate, Kelsey brings a warm glow to the medical team at Mountain Ridge.
From Los Altos in the Bay Area of California, Kelsey has been making a life in Colorado for almost five years. As those of us who live here know, it is impossible not to fall in love with the Rocky Mountains, which is why she stayed. Her love of caring for animals originated from the horseback riding she grew up with, and while she no longer has horses of her own, they still occupy a special place in her heart. She takes time to go camping in the summer and snowboarding in the winter when she’s not looking after our patients in the hospital. Her favorite activity is going on hikes with her dog, Bear.