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Meet the team

Management Team

Elizabeth Geisinger

Elizabeth Geisinger

CEO & Founder

Hi, Doggy Parents! My name is Elizabeth. I grew up in Wellesley with three siblings and two dogs, Henry and Wally. I graduated from Bucknell University and created Doggy Dates because I love dogs, and I love entrepreneurship!

Ben Geisinger

Ben Geisinger

Chief Marketing Officer

Hi, everyone. I help my sister, Elizabeth, with all Doggy Dates marketing material! Have you seen our doggy dates cars… or this website…? That’s me!

Marissa Nomakeo

Marissa Nomakeo

Chief Operating Officer

Dogs have always been such a big part of my life, and it feels like a dream to make them the focus of my career! In 2009, I graduated from NYU, where I spent most of my free time volunteering for a rescue in Manhattan. I love learning anything I can about dog behavior, nutrition, and training. I especially love hosting Doggy Dates dogs in my home with my husband and two daughters. It’s a blast! Thanks for sharing your pups with me!

Erin Ritacco

Erin Ritacco

Vice President of Operations

Hi, I’m Erin! After graduating with my Masters and CAGS and working in human services for four years, I made the decision to switch careers and focus on doggy services! I have always loved dogs, and, with two dogs of my own at home, I know how important furry family members are. I look forward to helping your pup have the best times possible!

Max Ghannam

Max Ghannam

Operations Manager

Hey, I’m Max! One of my greatest loves is the outdoors, and two of my best friends walk on four legs. For that reason, I find myself extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to meet great new doggy friends with Doggy Dates! In my free time, I pursue my passion for creative writing.

Corey Hamel

Corey Hamel

Human Resources Manager

Hi, I’m Corey! I have never met a dog I didn’t love. After graduating with a degree in Counseling Psychology, I decided to change career paths and follow my passion: dogs. I feel grateful each and every day to wake up and LOVE going to work! Thank you for sharing your furry family members with me!
Tony Nomakeo

Tony Nomakeo

Engineer

Tony here. I’ve worked as an engineer in Windsor, CT for the past 30+ years, but in my free time I work as a consultant/builder for Doggy Dates. For the past five years I have enjoyed tweaking and perfecting the custom design inside the Doggy Dates vehicles to ensure your dogs have a safe and comfortable ride to and from playgroup. I also love to spend time with my three children, four grandchildren and my Labrador, Molly.

Playdate Team

Sam Otten

Sam Otten

Lead Playdate Supervisor

Hi, I’m Sam! I graduated from UMass Lowell with a degree in mathematics, and I am currently pursuing a master’s in education. Although I have a passion for teaching, my real love has always been for dogs! I have two dogs of my own: a Golden Retriever and a six-month-old Bernese Mountain Dog. I cannot wait to play with your pup!

Tessa Paolino

Tessa Paolino

Lead Playdate Supervisor

Hi, everyone! I’m Tessa, a lover of all animals! Sometime in the near future, I hope to pursue an education in the vet tech field as well as help rehabilitate pets and wildlife. Thank you for sharing your furry friends with me!

Jessica Collins

Jessica Collins

Playdate Supervisor

Hi, everyone, I’m Jessica, a proud member of the Doggy Dates team! I have over ten years of experience working with dogs. My Springer Spaniel, Rocko, is my best bud! We enjoy being outside and playing with animals in all capacities! I look forward to meeting your pup!

Mary Constantino

Mary Constantino

Playdate Supervisor

Hi, I’m Mary! I have always had such a strong love for dogs! I’m so excited to be a part of the Doggy Dates team, and I look forward to meeting and playing with all of your pups!

Kasey O'Neil

Kasey O'Neil

Playdate Supervisor

Hi everyone, I’m Kasey! I am currently pursuing my dream of becoming a vet tech, but my greatest aspiration is to work with dogs specifically, and bring them as much happiness as they bring me! I have a doggy of my own: my four-year-old Bernese, Tucker. He is my giant fur baby! I look forward to meeting and playing with your fur babies! 🐶

Andy Reeves

Andy Reeves

Playdate Supervisor

Hi, I’m Andy! I grew up right here in Massachusetts, surrounded by animals. I’m lucky enough to spend my days with some of the best dogs in the world at Doggy Dates!

Anthony Kunevich

Anthony Kunevich

Playdate Supervisor

Hey there, I’m Anthony! I’ve been working with dogs for the past five years and have learned so much. I’ll always ensure your pups are in great and safe hands. That’s my priority!

Hailey Chung

Hailey Chung

Playdate Supervisor

Hi! I’m Hailey, and I’m a super energetic dog lover! And for that reason, there is nothing more exciting than getting to work with dogs on a daily basis. Thank you for sharing your furry family members with me!

Samm Johnson

Samm Johnson

Playdate Supervisor

Hey, guys! I’m Samm, and I’m happy to be a part of the Doggy Dates team! I’ve always been an animal lover, so I’m excited to be working with your pets! I know how much your furry friends mean to you, and it is my pleasure to care for them!

Brianna Habel

Brianna Habel

Playdate Supervisor

Hi, Brianna here. I am the proud doggy parent of the happiest black lab, Percy. We love Doggy Dates (yes, Percy comes, too)! Thank you for entrusting me with your beloved pets!

Kelsey Goosens

Kelsey Goosens

Playdate Supervisor

Hi, I’m Kelsey! I have spent my whole life with dogs and animals of all kinds, and I couldn’t be happier to work at Doggy Dates! I feel so lucky to meet so many amazing dogs as I finish up my Bachelor’s in Studio Art!

Alison Wojcik

Alison Wojcik

Playdate Supervisor

Hi, I’m Ali! I have a strong passion for animals. Some day, I hope to have my own animal sanctuary and rescue! For now, Doggy Dates is my dream job! I’ve grown up with all sorts of animals, including dogs of all sizes! I can’t wait to meet yours!

Meghan Nadworny

Meghan Nadworny

Playdate Supervisor

Hello! My name’s Meghan. I graduated from UMass Lowell with my Bachelor’s in Music. I’ve lived with dogs my whole life, and I have been babysitting and pet-sitting for family and friends for as long as I can remember! I can’t think of a better way to spend my week than running around with precious fur babies!

Nick Vitulli

Nick Vitulli

Playdate Supervisor

Hey, I’m Nick. I am a dog and animal lover who enjoys seeing pets happy and healthy! I am so glad to be part of Doggy Dates and have the chance to play with your pups!

Jordan Johnson

Jordan Johnson

Handy Man

Hello! My name is Jordan, and I’m currently working toward becoming a Certified Network Associate through Cisco. While I’m not on a computer, I enjoy my time outside building and keeping Doggy Dates play-spaces safe for your dogs!

Wendy Forber-Pratt

Wendy Forber-Pratt

Playdate Supervisor

Hi, I’m Wendy! Ever since I was a little girl, I had a passion for animals, big and small. I have a background in wildlife biology, and I have adopted many different species in my lifetime! When I’m not working, you can find me on a hike with my pup, EmmyLou! I adore your dogs, and I am so grateful to play with them everyday!

 
Alyssa Mando

Alyssa Mando

Playgroup Supervisor

My name’s Alyssa! I’ve had a love for animals my whole life, and I’m a strong advocate for animal welfare in my free time! I’m looking forward to going to school for wildlife rehabilitation in the near future! I’m also so excited to be working with your pups. I can’t wait to love and care for them like my own!
Kelsea Eggerts

Kelsea Eggerts

Playgroup Supervisor

Hi, I’m Kelsea! I have always loved animals of all shapes and sizes, but I have a strong love for dogs. They’ve been apart of my life ever since I was little. I’m excited to be joining the team, and I can’t wait to meet and play with all of your fur babies!

Overnight Providers

Betsy Gabos

Betsy Gabos

Overnight Provider

Hi! I’m Betsy, and this (pictured) is my friend, Piper. I was Dog Mom to a sweet, sassy, and very loved Tibetan Terrier for 17 years. Now, I love having overnights with pups from Doggy Dates. We have a great time! Thanks for trusting me to care for your dog!🐾
David Leicht

David Leicht

Overnight Provider

Hey, I’m David. When I’m not studying at UMass Amherst, I enjoy spending time with Doggy Dates pups on Overnights. It’s always a pleasure watching your furry little friends.
Nicole Howard

Nicole Howard

Overnight Provider

Hello! My name is Nicole, and I love cuddling dogs of all shapes and sizes. I grew up with a black Labrador, Miniature Pinscher, and most recently, I fostered the sweetest Shar Pei/Pit Bull Terrier mix. I don’t have any pets of my own right now, so I am super grateful for the opportunity to love on your pups!
Kayla Mellor

Kayla Mellor

Overnight Provider

Hi, I’m Kayla! I’ve been working with animals for 6 years now! During the day I work as a preschool teacher- but I’ve been with Doggy Dates for almost 3 years, as an overnight caretaker. I love Doggy Dates because I get to spend time with so many different four legged friends!
Laura Pettis

Laura Pettis

Overnight Provider

Hi! I’m Laura! I’m mom to my 11-year-old daughter and my 4-year-old Keeshond, Kodi. When I’m not teaching dance, I love hosting Overnights with Doggy Dates! I treat each dog like part of my family (and Kodi thinks each one is his new best friend)! I look forward to meeting your fur-kids!
Janelle Clarkson

Janelle Clarkson

Overnight Provider

Hi, I’m Janelle! Since I was born, I have always had a dog. Sadly, only a short time ago, I had to say goodbye to my Westie. I am so happy I joined Doggy Dates, since I still get to play, cuddle, and adventure with my favorite animal!
Corinne Lattermann

Corinne Lattermann

Overnight Provider

Hi, I’m Corinne (you can call me Cory)! I have two dogs myself, Coco and Big Dog. Coco is a sweet, medium-sized mixed doggy, and Big Dog (pictured) is a gentle Golden-Pyrenees. Both attend Doggy Dates and love to have their Playgroup pals sleep over! Thank you for letting me host your sweet pets!
Eric & Sarah

Eric & Sarah

Overnight Providers

Hi, Eric and Sarah here. Although we don’t currently have our own dog, we each grew up with dogs and are big dog lovers. We appreciate the opportunity to spend time with your pups and love on them as if they were our own! Thank you for trusting us with an important member of your family. We will take great care of them!
Mary Jeanne Pierce

Mary Jeanne Pierce

Overnight Provider

Welcoming your furry family members into my home brings me such pleasure! I love getting to know every dog’s personality and making him/her feel loved while away from home!