Our Staff


Our Receptionists are the faces of Bear Brook. They are always ready with a kind word and a cheerful attitude in person or over the phone. They can pretty much help you with anything you may need.  Many of our receptionists are cross trained for doggy daycare and as kennel techs. We all work together to give your pets the best!

Kennel Technicians

Our Kennel Technicians are the ones that take care of your pets while they're here at Bear Brook! They provide loving care and attention for all of the animals and make sure that your pets are comfortable during their stay. They have all been taught how to read dog body language and how to detect signs of irritation, illness, etc.  Many of our employees are animal science majors or other professions at local Universities and colleges.


Bailey with black labBailey came to us the summer of 2018. She is a graduate of Bergin University of Canine Studies in California. If you have a behavior issue with your dog, then Bailey is your girl! She offers small group classes as well doing our Doggy Daycare a couple of days a week. She has Caliope, a young yellow lab, and Paxton, a black lab, and of course, both dogs are very well trained! She is also fostering/training a young service dog, a yellow lab named Nala.


Julia in pink shirtJulia is student at UMO majoring in animal sciences.  She came to us in the summer of 2018!  We are lucky to have her!


Steve is a long-term employee who oversees the kennels as well as takes care of many of our maintenance needs. He’s our go-to guy for everything!


Giovanna has been with us since August 2019.  When she is not working she goes to Europe (Slovakia and Czech Republic). She volunteers at the Bangor Humane Society in her free time.  She is a very diversified individual and we feel fortunate to have her on board.


Cathy came to Bear Brook in early 2018 bringing a background in management and customer service. She has Minnie, a miniature schnauzer, and Abracadabra (aka ABRA), a Bengal cat. She is the lead receptionist and works on special projects. Her recent projects include updating our technical needs such as the website and computer software and hardware.


Kyle studies electrical engineering at UMO. He was a lucky find for us because he has a great deal of experience with doggy daycare from his home town in Massachusetts. Not only does he do daycare but he is a top notch kennel tech! Welcome aboard Kyle!


Sarah started at Bear Brook Kennel in September of 2019. She attends UMO for business management and when she's finished with her business degree she is headed to The Bergin School of Canine Studies in California. She volunteers at the Bangor Humane Society so she has acquired a wide range of animal skills.

Lyme Disease and Your Dog

Maine is such a beautiful state with so much to offer. Unfortunately we have one of the highest rates for Lyme Disease in the nation.  We are providing some links to help all of you be proactive about this disease.