Team Shaggy

Amber Meiser

DayPlay Specialist

Amber is one of our AWESOME DayPlay Specialists! She has been a part of the Shaggy family since 2017, and brings over 8 years of experience working at various doggie daycares. She really knows dog behavior! If she’s not with the DayPlay crew and her Shiba Inu, Monkey, you can find her watching movies, writing, music, or exploring thrift stores.

Pam Stanley


I LOVE Shaggy Pines and the joy it brings to members and their dogs! There is nothing better then seeing a dog running in the park with a huge smile on their face! It’s wonderful to see people and their dogs walking the trails, getting exercise, and enhancing their bond! It’s truly a special place.

Mickey Stanley & Violet

My Dad is always willing to help with projects around the park… especially if they require power machinery!

Chelsea Stein

Clubhouse Staff

Chelsea moved to Michigan from Austin Texas. She has also lived in Colorado, and grew up in Minnesota. Chelsea has a background as a caterer, cake decorator, and an elementary school teacher. She joined Shaggy Pines a year ago with her two French Bulldogs, Pippa and Oscar. You’ll see Pippa playing chase with all the big dogs and the park, where as Oscar tends to sniff around and say hi to everyone. She is so excited to meet everyone at the park!

Kim Cassidy

Clubhouse Staff

Kim has been a member at Shaggy for almost 6 years and recently joined as our newest Clubhouse staff person. It all started with Patron and went to a full tres amigos with Corzo and now Don Julio as her Shaggy children.  Kim co-parents the dogs with her mother, Doris. Kim’s love and commitment for animals started when she was young and has evolved through many phases of animal rescue and foster parenting. Professionally she worked in child protection and eventually moved into education as a K-8 Principal. She has taken her love for parenting and education but applies it to dog families now.

Heather Garbaty

Clubhouse Staff

Heather and her dogs have been park and shuttle members for quite some time, so she has already long-been a Shaggy family member! Heather is also a real estate agent with Keller Williams. She currently owns two Bernese Mountain Dogs named Gertie and Greta. Heather brings a ton of experience and compassion to Shaggy and we are so proud to have her.

Whitney Lassini

Clubhouse Staff

Whitney is our newest team member at Shaggy Pines, but she has been a member for over five years. You’ve probably seen her walking the park with her two mini aussies, Luca and Leelu. Outside of the park Whitney is a successful jewelry designer, and an awesome designer that creates marketing materials for small businesses including Shaggy Pines!

Dave Weaver


Dave has been with Shaggy Pines over five months now, and lends his hand with maintenance, snow plowing, and poop detail. Dave enjoys coming to the park with his Aussie Doodle, Gunner, to mingle with members and their dogs. When he’s not helping us out at the park, Dave is likely tinkering, dabbling in wood working, or playing golf.

Mike Fellmer


Mike is the Shaggy Pines Maintenance Man! Mike does it all!

Jeanne Lewis

Jeanne is a dedicated animal lover with a huge heart! She also happens to be one of our lead groundkeepers! Jeanne started West Michigan Therapy Dogs back in 2001 – pretty cool!

Kristy and Karson

Clubhouse Staff

Kristy is beloved by all the members and member dogs! Kristy enjoys gardening, time with friends and family, and hikes/walks with Keith and Karson. She loves getting up to the upper peninsula. Kristy’s favorite part about working at Shaggy Pines is being able to know more dog mom & dads and their pups! She loves hearing how they choose their pups name and things their dog does at home! Kristy brings a ray of sunshine every time she’s at Shaggy Pines!

Heather Mac and Jack

Clubhouse Staff

Heather is a jack of all trades! From marketing to mechanics, Heather can do it all! Her previous employers include Burton, and The James Salon. She has two kiddos that keep her and husband Kelly busy with school and sporting activities. Heather loves to repurpose and refinish furniture and is learning to love yard work! She loves working at Shaggy because of the wonderful energy from the members and their humans too 🙂 We are so lucky to have Heather on Team Shaggy!


Clubhouse Staff

Kathy is Heather Mac’s Mom! They often work together and this dynamic duo know how to have a good time! Kathy brings an upbeat positive energy to the park! Family time is her favorite time. Kathy has 4 kids, 9 grandkids, and 2 granddogs, they keep her very busy! She is at sporting events for one of them everyday of the week 🙂 She is an avid reader and enjoys puzzles. Kathy loves the kind members and welcoming atmosphere at Shaggy! We are so happy Kathy is on the Team!