Meet the Staff

Meet the Staff

Owners

Barbara Smith and Kevin Gibson, co-owners of Buddy’s Pet Resort, established Buddy’s Pet Resort with the mission to provide the highest quality care and attention for pets, and convenience and reassurance to clients that their pets are happy and safe during their stay with us!

Kevin Gibson

Kevin Gibson, co-owner of Buddy’s Pet Resort, brings years of experience in operations management and as a director of Buddy Rescue Foundation, a non-profit special needs animal rescue organization. Kevin is considered the “dog whisperer” on our team, calming even the most timid pets to interact with us to enjoy their stay at Buddy’s Pet Resort!

Barbara Smith

Barbara Smith, co-owner of Buddy’s Pet Resort, has a background in financial executive management and animal rescue operations as founder and President of Buddy Rescue Foundation, a non-profit special needs animal rescue organization. Barbara’s passion in caring for rescue animals comes through in our relentless attention and focus on the care and well-being of animals that stay with us at Buddy’s Pet Resort!

Doug Walker

Doug Walker, co-facility manager at Buddy’s Pet Resort, has experience in retail and a passion for transporting rescue dogs safely to their new homes! Doug also manages our Dog Day Care business and ensures that your dogs and cats are happy and content during their stay at Buddy’s Pet Resort!

Lori Widders

Lead Caregiver

Kim Stricker

Lead Caregiver

Heather Sustello

Manager of Business Development