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, Operations Director
With her can-do attitude and unceasing optimism, Holly is a driving force behind the success of Mountain Ridge. Her radiant smile and outstanding organizational skills make her an invaluable asset to the team.
Holly has been a CVT for the better part of a decade after graduating with her Veterinary Technician degree from Front Range Community College in Fort Collins. Before that, she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Northern Colorado; she decided to make the career change from teaching to animals, and she couldn’t be happier. According to her, she has the best job in the world, and her enthusiasm shines through in her work every day. When she’s not happily working at Mountain Ridge, she’s happy at home with her husband, Biff, and their furry companions. They have two Dachshunds, Otis and Schroeder, a Goldendoodle named Otto, and Tom the orange tabby cat. Holly’s husband loves to cook, and she says they found an excellent match in each other because she’s a talented eater! Outside the kitchen, they love to travel and have been on some amazing adventures to Cuba, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Norway, and France over the past few years. When she isn’t out exploring the world, Holly loves to read.
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.
Compassionate and down to earth, Kelly joined our team with a ready laugh and strong work ethic. With her easy-going nature, she brings a constructive attitude to work every day.
Kelly has a long history of nearly two decades in the veterinary field, and her experience has proven beneficial to the team on many occasions. Outside of the hospital, Kelly and her family live a very active lifestyle. She is an obstacle course racer, a hobby new since 2017. This year, she ran two Spartan races; the Tough Mudder and the Rugged Maniac. She is also a scuba diver and has dived the Pacific in Costa Rica, as well as the Caribbean in Cozumel. This is one of the only activities she has done without her three children in tow. They, along with her husband, join her in her enthusiasm for the outdoors; they enjoy hiking, surfing, body boarding, diving and snorkeling, horseback riding, camping, and mountain biking. She has yet to climb a 14-er, but that is among her plans for the summer. Colorado is definitely where they belong! Aside from taking advantage of everything that their Rocky Mountain home state has to offer, they also love to travel; Hawaii, Europe, and Central America are among their favorite destinations. On top of all that, Kelly also has a domestic side, making time to be a soccer mom.
With her sweet disposition and bright attitude, Shanley’s easy-going nature adds to the genial culture of the Mountain Ridge team.
Born and raised in Colorado, Shanley moved with her family to Washington state for seven years. After enough rainy days, she decided to move back to the sunshine of the Front Range in 2013. A common theme to the veterinary field, Shanley’s love of animals inspired her career choice. She loves our Mountain Ridge patients, and when she’s not caring for them, she cares for her own pets. She has three cats, Queso, Tuna, and Kiwi, and one dog, Basil the big momma. (She admits that the names of her pets betray her food obsession.) Her affinity for living things includes plants, indoor and out. When she’s not at home tending to her plants and pets, she likes to spend her time outside hiking, camping, boating, and exploring national parks.
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.