The Dog Lovers Behind Doggie Designer
(Proud owner of Rosa)
Alpha Dog Expert & Editor in Chief
Nicole is the proud mom of Rosa, a New Zealand Huntaway, and Baby, a Burmese cat. Originally from Canada, Nicole now lives on a lush forest property with her Kiwi husband in New Zealand. Nicole has a strong love for all animals and has experience caring for all types of dogs, from Yorkies to Great Danes. Nicole even worked as a dog sitter during her travels around South America, and cared for stray pups — something she holds close to her heart.
With a degree in Education and a love for writing, Nicole aims to share her and others' expert pup-knowledge with dog lovers worldwide with DoggieDesigner.
Dr. Joanna Woodnutt
I’m an experienced vet working mainly with companion animals. Whilst I still work two days a week for a local practice, I realized that I could help more people if I wrote down some of the things I talked about in my consultations.
I now spend most of my time writing about pet health for a range of magazines and websites, so that people all over the world can learn more about their pets.
Eileen Gillen is a practicing veterinarian in California and the Hawaiian Islands. She graduated from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine and currently works as an ER doctor in Santa Barbara California. Over the last seven years she has developed an interest in integrative therapies and is currently pursuing professional certification in Canine Rehabilitation, Acupuncture, and Osteopathy for Companion Animals.
She lives with her very patient husband, two dogs, two rescue horses, two alpacas, and chickens on the beautiful California Central Coast.
Dr. Olivia Speight
Veterinarian, BVSc MRCVS
After graduation in 2015 Olivia went to work in a first-opinion mixed veterinary practice, here she worked for over 4 years before moving to her current role as a small animal vet at a charity hospital. Passionate about animal welfare, her other interests include soft-tissue and orthopaedic surgery which she continues to develop in practice.
Outside of work you’ll find her with her ever-growing menagerie of animals (dogs, cats and rabbits - mostly previous rescue cases through work) or out riding or competing with her horse.
(Proud owner of: Daisy)
Dog Behavior & Trainer Expert
Henrietta is a superwoman when it comes to dog behavior and training. She does absolutely everything with her dog; agility, swimming, cuddling - you name it! She's also earned her reputation as one of the best puppy party hosts in Oklahoma.
What all started as a dog walking job as a kid has turned into a lifestyle for Henrietta, and she loves nothing more than helping other owners raise their dogs to be good canine citizens.
(Proud owner of: Max)
Dog Dad & Content Editor
Henrik is the ultimate dog dad. He spends most of his day with Max, and lately, he's been sending videos of him trying to teach his four-legged friend how to dance (It looks hilarious).
He's responsible for content production, managing, editing and all in all making sure that we only publish high-quality content that helps the reader.
(Proud owner of: Bonkers)
Dog Mom & Content Creator
Emma is an all-around crazy dog lady and freelance writer specializing in dog content. For the past three years, she’s been sharing her knowledge with fellow dog lovers around the world. She’s been a professional dog walker and traveled across Europe as a dog sitter.
As a volunteer in her local rescue center for the last 12 years, Emma met her partner-in-crime and the love of her life, Bonkers the rescue English Bull Terrier cross. Emma and Bonkers are currently living happily ever after.
(Proud owner of: Bella)
Kathryn was a librarian in a previous lifetime and is currently a writer about all things pets. When she was a child, she hoped to work in zoos or with wildlife in some way, thanks to her all-consuming love for animals. Unfortunately, she's not strong in the sciences, so she fills her days with researching and writing about all kinds of animals and spends time playing with her adorable but terribly naughty tabby cat, Bella. Kathryn is hoping to add to her family in the near future – maybe another cat and a dog.
We're growing, and therefore we're looking to hire for these positions:
A Certified Veterinarian:
That can help us edit and verify the correctness of articles where it's extremely crucial that all information is 100% correct and fact-checked.
Passionate canine lovers to cover topics relating to grooming, product comparisons, and dog training.