Meet Our Compassionate & Responsible Pet Care Staff
Holly, Operations Supervisor
Growing up, Holly had an abundance of animal siblings. She currently resides with two cats: Diego and Balerion. She loves all animals great and small, but is especially fond of cats and greyhounds. Holly has years of experience as a professional dog walker and pet sitter. On her off hours, she can often be found painting, reading, or volunteering at a local cat shelter.
Rachel, Operations Supervisor
Rachel has enjoyed the company of animals her whole life and owns two lovable bunnies. She decided to pursue her passion for animals and is currently pursuing her degree as a Veterinary Technician.
Devin, Operations Supervisor
Devin has loved animals his whole life. Having grown up with pets ranging from puppies to English Mastiffs, to cats and fish, Devin is comfortable with whatever friends you have in your home. Currently residing in Belmont, Devin is ready to meet your pets with a smile & leave them with a smile as well!
Ted Teller, Owner
Ted’s passion for animal care began in 2005 when he started fostering homeless animals through the MSPCA. In 2012, after a career in healthcare client service management, Ted decided he did not want to spend his days at a desk anymore. Instead, he wanted to combine his commitment to client services with his love of pets and founded Above & Beyond Pet Services. His vision was to offer a service that felt personalized, one that was there when you needed them with employees that would build a relationship with your pet. Ted believes in hard work, doing what is right, and helping people and pets in any way he can. Continue reading for more information about the Above & Beyond Pet Services team.
Maria, Senior Lead
Maria is a passionate caregiver for people and animals alike. She is currently training to be a nurse and brings her meticulous, caring attitude to the field when taking care of pets.
Chelsea, Weekend Lead
Chelsea has always loved animals. She grew up with cats and dogs and has been pet-sitting for neighbors and friends since she was 12 years old. She has volunteered with animals for over a decade - walking shelter dogs, managing a cat shelter, and finding forever homes for adoptable pets. Through her work at pet boutiques, she understands the needs of pet owners and is familiar with a wide range of pet products. In her free time, Chelsea cuddles her two rescue cats, hikes, and volunteers at Mass Audubon Drumlin Farm.
Elif, Weekend Lead
Originally from Istanbul, Elif grew up with a golden retriever named Cookie, a rescue cat Smokey, and all the street cats & dogs in her hometown. She loved how everyone in her hometown took care of the street animals from taking them to the vet, feeding them, to making shelters, which she also contributed to the pets. Elif even created a photography exhibition to benefit a shelter. She is always excited to meet new dogs and cats! When she's not caring for animals, Elif is constantly improving her baking and working on her art.
Krystal, Weekend Lead
Krystal was born and raised in Waltham and grew up with cats for most of her life. As a kid, she wasn't allowed to have a dog, so she spent much of her time walking her friends' and neighbors' dogs. She has always wanted to pursue working with animals, and she is finally fulfilling that long desire!
Sarah, Weekend Lead
Sarah has been around dogs for as long as she can remember. Her parents fostered dogs while she was growing up, and any time she got the opportunity to help, she always would. Sarah has a certification in dog training and loves helping dogs learn new things. She has experience working with everything from behavior issues to trick training, and is even planning on participating in some dog sports with her own dogs in the future! She’s also cared for small animals of all kinds including cats, hamsters, and guinea pigs, reptiles from snakes to geckos to bearded dragons, and birds. She adores animals of all kinds and just wants to give them the life they deserve!
Stephanie, Weekend Lead
Stephanie has always been an animal lover. Throughout her life, she has fostered many dogs of all breeds and sizes and grew up loving and caring for any animal that came her way. At home, she has an 8-year-old German Shepherd named Gemma and a 4-year-old hedgehog named Sonic. In her spare time, Stephanie can be found painting and also loves traveling with her family. She has such a loving nature and natural caregiving tendencies that show every time she is around both people and animals.
Aleida has always loved animals. She grew up with bunnies, birds, fish, and a snake. Growing up, she wasn’t allowed to have a dog, so she began pet sitting for friends at the age of 14. She fell in love with huskies as a child and hopes to adopt one someday. In her free time, she enjoys playing basketball, spending time with family, and gaming.
Aleks has a great passion for all kinds of animals. Originally from Poland, she grew up in a house with a dog, cats, multiple fish tanks, and a bird! Each summer, she vacationed in the lake region, where she developed a greater love of nature and its creatures. Since moving to the United States, her house has always been full of beloved furry friends. Currently, two wonderful cats are a part of her pack. She enjoys being able to fulfill her passion for taking care of all creatures, big and small.
Brittany has always had an immediate love for animals. Starting from catching small lizards as a kid, she now tries to befriend every dog and cat she comes across. She has had a variety of pets ranging from fish, ferrets, finches, a rabbit, and cats, but is currently a dog mom to a goofy lab mix named Chuck and an itty bitty pitbull named Ember. Her other passion is creating artwork of pets as a self-taught artist.
Christina, a Belmont native, grew up with guinea pigs, hamsters, and a long-haired Dachshund who she still adores and cares for today. She enjoys bonding with her aunt's Golden Retriever and three Tuxedo cats. She has always had a deep love and passion for animals and believes that pets are truly family members that deserve lots of love, attention, and care. She hopes to volunteer at different animal shelters in the future, as well as adopt multiple shelter dogs and provide them with a happy life. In her free time, Christina can be found performing music, teaching Zumba fitness, and taking ballroom dance classes.
As a kid, Diadra grew up around cats, often caring for neighborhood strays out of a desire to help them in any way she could. As an adult, Diadra has 3 cats: Chako, Christmas, and Kitty. Though she doesn't have a dog in her family, she has always enjoyed watching friends' dogs while they were on vacation. Diadra loves all animals and wants to help improve their lives in any way she can and be their voice.
Forrest has loved animals his whole life, and has three cats at home: Twix, Wally, and Phoxbo! He is currently studying at MassBay for his associates in environmental science. Forrest brings love and attention to his animal care.
Over the years, Ian grew up with many dogs. Their first best friend was Mia, a black lab hound who followed them everywhere. Then came Rosie, a teeny tiny Jack Russell terrier who loved to be carried inside jackets in the winter. Luna came next --the sweetest pitbull to ever exist--and shortly after, a wise and beautiful European short hair kitty named Freyja joined the family. These days, Ian's only dog is Bowie! (And occasionally, they pet sit Frank the bearded dragon when their sister works late.) Having a rescue pup with a lot of anxiety has taught Ian many things, and they couldn't be happier to hang out with your fur babies.
Jordan, a Vermont native, received her Bachelors of Science in Animal Science before moving to Mass to work at a zoo. There she got experience working with a large variety of animals. Then, Jordan decided to make the change to pet care, as she is a lifelong dog lover. She has been caring for pets professionally for over five years. She has a dog of her own and a tortoise. She also lives with two other dogs, a cat, a rat, and chickens.
As a child, Joy was a great lover of dinosaurs and animals. Joy would never meet a dinosaur, but she did get to grow up with a variety of animals she was very lucky to call her friends, including mice, birds, dogs, and a not-so-cuddly but nonetheless charismatic hedgehog. Her spare time is spent reading, taking photos, and bothering her friends, so she can play with their dogs.
Originally a Georgia native, Kenzie grew up caring for animals of all kinds, including dogs, cats, hamsters, fish, chickens, and even assisting in rehabilitating wildlife like orphaned squirrels and birds. She recently moved to Boston with her partner and their 2 cats, Nora Louise and Theo; and their rescue mystery mutt, Oliver. She's a sucker for a curly tail. Her favorite sound in the world is cat purrs, and she believes that no outfit is complete without a sprinkling of pet hair. In her free time, she enjoys collecting pop memorabilia and DIY projects while exploring her new home in Boston and spoiling her pets.
Katsumi, originally from Japan, grew up with rescue dogs, hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, birds, fish, and even turtles. Currently, she lives with two wonderful rescue dogs, Hershey and Kringle. She's happy to be working in a job where she gets to meet so many new animal friends!
Keith is a proud member of the A&BPS team. Keith grew up around dogs his whole life and has owned both tarantulas and snakes as well. Keith now brings years of professional experience from other dog walking/dog daycares to the team. In Keith's spare time, he pursues poetry and drawing.
Lori has years of experience caring for her own pets, as well as extended family cats & dogs of many breeds and sizes. In her free time, she can be found hiking with her terrier Charlie or relaxing at home with Charle and her cat, Cloud.
Animals have always been Lauren's passion. Growing up, she was always caring for different animals, including her dog Bailey. While in college, she cared for pets as a pet sitter, and dog walker, and even worked with farm animals. Along with her passion for animals, she has found that she also enjoys caring for those around her.
Lauren has been working with animals for as long as she can remember. Besides growing up with dogs and cats at home, she has experience working at dog daycares, boarding facilities, and as a dog walker. She loves volunteering with shelters and has fostered puppies. Nothing makes Lauren happier than keeping the snuggly babies of the world safe and happy.
Rosa has always loved animals and finds being able to work with them professionally to be a dream come true. Her favorite thing about dogs is learning about each dog's individual personality. She loves staying active and being outdoors. Rosa also enjoys reading, crafting, and trying new recipes.
Ray has been an animal lover since childhood. They grew up with many dogs, cats, and even a few birds. Ray has been working professionally with animals for 2 years and is eager to continue!