Mark spent most of his free time as a child chasing reptiles around northern Arizona and southern California. He joined the U.S. Army after high school which gave him the opportunity to chase reptiles around the southeastern United States, Europe, and the Middle East. Mark has cared for and raised many species of reptiles over the years. Although reptiles are his primary interest, he has a strong passion for all exotic pets. He currently spends most of his free time fishing at Arizona’s desert lakes or photographing rattlesnakes.
Regional Hospital Administrator
Hospital Manager (Mesa)
Brandon was born in Phoenix and grew up in Mesa. He graduated from Red Mountain High School in 2009, and later graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2014, obtaining a BS in Biology with a focus on Chemistry. Brandon has always had a long-term goal of becoming a veterinarian. He started as a receptionist at a local vet clinic in college, working and training his way up until he became a technician. He hopes in the near future to be admitted to vet school to continue his pursuit of becoming a veterinarian.
Lisa's had a love for animals ever since she was a little girl. She always knew she wanted to work with animals. Lisa began working with exotics when she lived in California. She continued her passion for working with exotics when she moved to Arizona and found us in 2018. She lives at home with her husband, two dogs (Blue and Mac), her bearded dragon, Budra and her Sulcata, Charger.
Director of Human Resources
Kendra graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s degree in biology and later became a Certified Veterinary Technician. She worked for a veterinary dermatology specialty practice, where she had the opportunity to work with several animals at the Phoenix Zoo. She has also rehabilitated sick and injured raptors and other birds while volunteering at Liberty Wildlife. Her interest in exotic pets and wildlife/zoo animals led her to a career in exotic pet medicine.
Katrina was born in Knox, Indiana and moved to Arizona in 2005. She has always had an interest in animals and obtained her Associates in Arts from Mesa Community College in May 2016 where she cared for all the exotic animals (a kangaroo rat, a pocket mouse, two salamanders, two desert toads, various constrictor snakes, two mud turtles, a crayfish, a black widow, a tarantula, desert tortoises, a bass, a chuckwalla, and desert iguanas) that Mesa Community College Life Science Department had.
Director of Inventory & Vendor Management
Ron grew up in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania and ventured to Arizona for warmer weather over 20 years ago. His continued love for the Sonoran Desert and the Superstition Wilderness Area is what still keeps him here. Ron joined AZEAH in 2015 as Inventory Manager. He keeps us well supplied with all of our hospital needs as well as maintaining healthy relationships with all of our vendor partners. In his spare time he enjoys mountain biking, backpacking in the Superstition Mountains, and spending time with his wife and two sons.
Nikki moved to Phoenix 4 years ago from Tucson. She is a certified veterinary assistant and she is passionate about shelter and volunteer work. She worked in shelter and animal welfare for nearly 10 years before shifting her focus to exotic animal medicine. She has many reptiles at home, as well as dogs and a cat. Nikki aspires to become a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. She loves to read and hike in her spare time.
Vera was raised in a small town Ohio and moved to Arizona in 2021. She spent 3 years working in shelter medicine in Ohio and is very excited to expand her knowledge and experience in the world of exotic pets. She currently has three cats, one of which is a blind cat named Lewis. A long term goal for her would be to work with large exotic cats or bats. In her free time she enjoys reading, running 5ks, and practicing and learning new languages.
Rebecca, Lead Technician at our Mesa office, has loved all animals for as long as she can remember, and has been working in the veterinary field since 1998. Rebecca followed her passion for working with exotic pets in 2001 and has been working primarily with them ever since. Rebecca earned her Veterinary Technician Certification in 2010. In her spare time she is a volunteer with the Phoenix Herpetological Society and Liberty Wildlife. She also rehabilitates bats for many wildlife groups.
Born and raised in Arizona, Katherine grew up with a love and fascination for snakes, rabbits, lizards, and birds. After high school, she left for Missouri to earn her Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Katherine spent time outside of school working with hissing cockroaches and interning with The Nature Conservancy. She is currently enrolled in classes to earn her Exotic Animal Training and Wildlife Rehabilitation certifications. Katherine hopes to one day conduct research in animal behavior and continue to work closely with animals.
Rosemarie (Rosi) has always loved animals since she was able to walk. She started working with animals at the age of 15 and from there on worked in cardiology and internal medicine and general practice for cats and dogs. She now is learning and loving working with exotic animals. She has a son, Dakota, and a beautiful dog named Maggie Rose.
Dargin was born in Phoenix and has lived in Arizona all of his life. Dargin got his Bachelor's in Biology at ASU while he spent some time volunteering at the Phoenix Zoo, Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium, and Liberty Wildlife. He received his Vet Tech certification from Pima Medical Institute.
In his free time, he enjoys cooking, hiking, kickball, video games, spending time with friends and family, and hanging out with his two cats, Thea and Lila. Dargin also has a corn snake named Sally, who has been with him for a long time.
Janel recently got into being a vet tech. She has always loved animals and wanted to pursue something to do with animals. At a young age she was pushed away from the animal world and instead became a Bioarcheologist. She did that for 5 years and loved it but was missing something. At this time decided to go to school to become a Vet Tech. While going through school she worked at an emergency cat and dog hospital. One day she would love to work with wild life.
Julia received her first bird as a pet at the age of 9 and has birds as her companions ever since. Julia adores all types of avians and are fascinated to work with them. She grew up in Glendale, AZ and went to west-mec in her last year of high school to earn her veterinary assistant certification. Her hopes are to work her way up and study in order to become a doctor specialized in avians.