Meet Our Staff

Our caring, friendly, and fun staff is here to provide the best home-away-from-home resort experience for your best friend!

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Tori Mau

Resort Business Manager

Tori is a Cal Poly Alum with a background in geography, environmental science, and anthropology. Her love and true appreciation of dogs has been lifelong and began with her family pet and best friend, a yellow lab named Toby. Her passion and understanding for the human-canine bond has grown since becoming a part of the Thousand Hills family.

 

One of her favorite things while working is watching people and their dogs and cats reunite after the pets' stay. Tori is grateful to be a part of Son Care Foundation and to be able to represent Thousand Hills Pet Resort and our mission to provide caring, friendly, and fun care for each pet as if they were our own.

In her free time, Tori enjoys hiking in San Luis Obispo county, baking, and spending time with her boyfriend and their two dogs, Forest and Koda. 

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Evelyn Castillo-Lopez

Resort Operations Manager

Evelyn Castillo is originally from San Diego, California but recently moved up to San Luis Obispo to pursue her educational goals.

Evelyn is extremely passionate about dogs and other pets, and loves being a part of the Thousand Hills Pet Resort team.

 

As the Operations Manager, Evelyn's favorite thing is being able to interact with many different dogs as well as encouraging them to play and have fun. Evelyn takes pride in bonding with each dog to make sure that they feel at home when they board at Thousand Hills.

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Front Office Manager

Dallin Ellis

Dallin is an adventure seeker! Whether he is diving out of a plane or under a boat, he is ready to go. He loves to travel and explore new places! He also can't wait to adopt a furry friend of his own soon!

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Office Receptionist

Marlon Gonzalez

Marlon is a Cal Poly alum with a background in Sociology and a love for dogs. He was a volunteer puppy parent for Josie, a New Life K9s service dog. Marlon also has a love for French Bulldogs and Pugs and any cute and squishy-faced pup! In his free time, Marlon loves working out in the great outdoors.

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Office Receptionist

Maria Andrade

Maria is finishing her Biomedical Engineering degree at Cal Poly. She absolutely loves animals and has a pup of her own named Payslie. In her free time, Maria likes to read fiction books, paint, and be dragged outside by her outdoorsy friends. She is so happy to be part of the THPR team

Lead Resort Host

Allison Mullin

Allison is finishing her Master of Science in Comparative Animal Nutrition at Cal Poly. She has a passion for animal nutrition and excellent animal welfare. Allison loves to hike with her dog Bentley and enjoys seeing the THPR pups make new friends!

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Lead Resort Host

Jenna Reimer

Jenna attends Cal Poly and is majoring in psychology. She is also the club leader for Guide Dogs for the Blind at Cal Poly. Her current puppy in training, Churro, loves to hang out in the office. Jenna’s pet dog, Moose, enjoys playing with the other dogs at THPR! Her favorite part of working for THPR is seeing the smiles on the faces of the owners when they come to reunite with their pups (or kitties of course).

Amber Nieslanik

Lead Resort Host

Amber has always been an animal lover and grew up around different kinds of animals. She loves spending time with all the pets at THPR and getting to know them. Outside of work, Amber loves being outdoors, traveling, and spending time with her dog, Louie. 

Georgia Fedler

Lead Resort Host

Georgia is an agricultural science major at Cal Poly coming from Elk Grove, CA. She enjoys all things outdoors whether it’s going on hikes, boating, or paddle boarding with her labradoodle Duke. Her favorite part about working at THPR is being able to work with some of the most amazing people and the cutest dogs every day.

McKenna Chupka

Lead Resort Host

McKenna is an Animal Science major at Cal Poly and is originally from Davis, California. McKenna has a passion for all animals, especially her yellow lab Cali. McKenna has had dogs her whole life and loves getting to know all of the different dog personalities here at Thousand Hills!

Sophia Lorenzo

Dog Bather

Sophia is known as Sophie by her friends and she has two dogs and a bird. She used to have two rats and would have an "aviary of rats" if she could. She also likes to draw, play the piano, and also crochet -- let her know if you need a potholder! 

Carlos Orosco

Resort Host

Carlos enjoys being around all the different types of dogs at Thousand Hills. He also enjoys having fun with all his coworkers!

Alexis Patterson

Resort Host

Alexis is an animal science major at Cal Poly and usually spends her free time exploring San Luis Obispo with friends and volunteering at animal rescues. Alexis has grown an even greater appreciation for dogs since working at Thousand Hills!

Fae Bruns

Resort Host & Office Receptionist

Fae, like most of us here, is a huge animal lover. They hope to one day be a photojournalist for National Geographic and be able to cover stories about endangered animals around the world. Fae is an Art and Design student at Cal Poly with a focus on photography. Fae also has a pitbull named Dolce who is their world! 

Leeza Polyakova

Resort Host

Leeza is a Business student at Cal Poly and originally from Sammamish, Washington. Leeza loves the outdoors, creating, and of course, spending time with dogs and cats. She always looks forward to meeting and learning more about the pets at Thousand Hills!

Lauren Casey

Resort Host

Lauren is studying Arts & Humanities at Cuesta College and will be working towards a Veterinary Technician Certificate at Allen Hancock College. She loves spending time with her kitty, Luna, and her senior doggy, Lucy! Her favorite activities are being in nature, gymnastics, and hanging out with her fiancé and family. Lauren loves working at THPR because she gets to see smiling dogs every day!

Sara Wong

Resort Host

Sara is Business student at Cal Poly who grew up in Long Beach California. Sara loves companion animals and recently adopted her furever friends Bart the dog and Addison the cat. When she is not working at THPR, she is making Lattes and Frappuccinos at Starbucks. During her free time she loves spending time with her friends, finding delicious restaurants to try, playing piano, and training her pets. Sara is so happy to be a part of the THPR team and spreading love to all the animals she encounters.

Sabrina Cayabyab

Resort Host

Sabrina is a little shy with people but fits right in with the animals! As a Wildlife Biology Major, her mission in life is to bring animals into people's hearts. Sabrina has always taken a huge interest in large carnivores such as lions and wolves, but since working for THPR she has grown a huge soft spot for the mini dogs. She plans to one day study abroad in South Africa and learn from her idol, Kevin Richardson (The Lion Whisperer). One day she would like to open her own sanctuary for rescued wildlife and rehabilitate animals back into the wild.

Skyllar Evans

Resort Host

Skyllar is a San Luis Obispo County local who is now studying agricultural business at Cal Poly! Like many other workers here, she has a huge love for all types of animals, especially dogs. She has her own English bull terrier named Tyko whom she loves going to the beach with. Skyllar most enjoys giving all the pups at Thousand Hills extra cuddles and love.

Bonnie Crawford

Resort Host

About Bonnie coming soon!

Sydney Stewart

Resort Host

About Sydney coming soon!

Jacob Overduin

Resort Host

About Jacob coming soon!

Melanie Mora 

Resort Host

About Melanie coming soon!

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