Our Wonderful Staff

Often called “the best kept secret in the San Francisco Bay Area” our dog boarding kennel is staffed with experienced, devoted dog lovers.  Supervised group play and individualized affection are their specialties, whether you are leaving your dog overnight or dropping off for doggie daycare.

Please read more about each of them here:


Danielle has been an employee at Anderson Acres since July 2012 and became the office manager in October 2015. She is from Rohnert Park and went to Rancho Cotate High School. In her free time, Danielle loves to take her 4 dogs (Raisin is a Papillon mix, Colby is a Chihuahua, Champ is an American Bulldog, and Rockko is a Pitbull) to the beach or go hiking with them. She also loves jogging, spending time with her family, and going camping. Every summer she camps at a lake in the Stanislaus National Park, where her family has camped every summer since she was little. Her favorite breeds of dogs are Italian greyhounds, Whippets, American bulldogs, Bullmastiffs, and Pitbulls. Danielle’s favorite part about working at Anderson Acres is being able to spend time with the dogs and forming bonds with all of them.


Wink has been an employee since June 2003. Her hometown is Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and she is a former marketing executive for various Silicon Valley Companies. She is married to Bill Crowell and they have two dogs; a Golden Retriever named Tucker and a cockapoo named Chipper. One of Wink’s greatest accomplishments is training service dogs to help people with their mobility impairments. In addition to working at Anderson Acres, Wink volunteers at the Assistance Dog Institute, The Sonoma County Humane Society, the Forget Me Not Farm and with the Sonoma County Master Gardeners. She also Captains the senior USTA tennis team at the Fountaingrove Golf Club. Her favorite vacations were an equestrian tour in Ireland, a riverboat cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam, and a photo safari to Botswana. Her favorite part of working at Anderson Acres is that she loves getting to know each dog individually and ensuring they enjoy their stay at camp.

Kayla C.

Kayla has been an employee here from May 2010 - September 2013, and returned in August 2015. She is from Rohnert Park. In her time away from us, she attended UC Santa Barbara where she focused in Global Studies. She spent some of that time studying abroad in France where she also took trips to Italy. In her free time, Kayla loves to go camping, snowboarding, and hiking. She also loves to go to SF Giants games and take family vacations. She is very adventurous and has even gone skydiving! Her favorite breed of dog is the Vizsla, and at home she has a Treeing Walker Coonhound named Sadie. Her favorite part of working at Anderson Acres is giving all the dogs cuddles and watching the dogs excitedly reunite with their loved ones at the end of their stay.

Kelly D.

Kelly has been an employee since August, 2016. Kelly grew up in Santa Rosa and graduated from Santa Rosa High School. Previous to working at Anderson Acres, Kelly spent 10 years working in the veterinary field. She started working as a kennel assistant and worked her way into the vet tech position, as well as front office. She exceled in patient care and dentistry. When Kelly is not working at Anderson Acres she enjoys doing leather work, specializing in floral carvings. She makes leather bags, purses, and other accessories, all by hand. In her free time, Kelly loves to be outdoors and goes on hikes with her American Bulldog, Enzo. She also loves sports and enjoys watching games with her family, especially when the Warriors or Giants are playing. Kelly loves working at Anderson Acres because she loves dogs and it allows her to work with them after leaving the veterinary field.


Natalie has been an employee since April 2012 and is from Rohnert Park. She is a graduate from Sonoma State University in 2015 with a BA in Sociology where she received the President’s Volunteer Service Award, and is considering going back to school to get her masters in social work. Natalie also works fulltime at the non-profit S.A.Y. as a Counseling Department Program Assistant. She works here on Sundays to get her doggie fix and her favorite part of the job is getting all of the puppy kisses. She has three dogs, a yellow lab Allie, and two chihuahuas Burrito and Balto. Her favorite breed of dogs is cattle dogs, and she absolutely loves all old dogs. In her free time Natalie does a lot of volunteering. Her senior year of college, she spent her spring break in Portland Oregon, working on hunger and homelessness with various shelters and non-profits there.


Shannon has been an employee at Anderson Acres since May 2017. She grew up in Placerville, California and moved to Santa Rosa in 2016. Previous to working at Anderson Acres, Shannon spent 5 years working in the veterinary field. She mainly worked as a vet tech but also helped out at the front desk. In 2008 Shannon started her own dog training business that she ran independently for 6 years. One of her favorite parts about training is helping owners repair relationships with their dogs. When Shannon has free time she enjoys cooking, reading, and playing with her 2 dogs (Tripp, is a Papillon/Border Collie Mix and Allie, is a Chihuahua). She also loves spending as much time as possible with her fiancé, Jared, and 2 children, Morgan and Lydia. Shannon’s favorite part of working at Anderson Acres is getting to care for every boarder the way that she cares for her own dogs and being able to provide dog parents with the comfort of knowing that their beloved dogs are well cared for and happy while they are away.


Andriana has been an employee since July 2017. She is from Orinda, California and went to Miramonte high school. She graduated from Sonoma State University in 2013 with a degree in media communications. Previous to working at Anderson Acres, Andriana had experience working with dogs and has a background with horses. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her adorable, little Chihuahua/Pomeranian mix named Missy and her black cat named Husker. Her favorite breeds (besides Chihuahua/Pomeranians) are Bernese Mountain Dogs and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. Andriana’s favorite part of working at Anderson Acres is getting to know each dog for their unique personalities. She also loves working outdoors and enjoys all of the beautiful wild life that Sonoma County has to offer.

Kayla M.

Kayla M. has been an employee since August 2017. She grew up in Rohnert Park, California and graduated from Analy High School. Prior to working at Anderson Acres Kayla had experience working at a managing level in the restaurant industry and also had a background working with dogs. At home she has a Pitbull/French Bulldog named Audrey and a cat named Prince. One of her favorite parts of working at Anderson Acres is coming into work and seeing Tuk the malamute’s goofy faced smile. She also enjoys working with a group of people that genuinely care so much for the dogs and share the same passion as her.