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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!

Brenna Maguire

Brenna Maguire

Operations Assistant and HR Manager

Hi everyone I’m Brenna! Animals are my whole life and being able to work with them has been a dream. I love being a part of the Doggy Dates Team and the hundreds of fur babies that come with it! Thank you for sharing them 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 O

Sam O

Lead Playgroup Supervisor

I’m Sam. I was going to teach high school mathematics, but playing with dogs sounded wayyyy better. I joined Doggy Dates in 2016, and the rest is history! My two girls, Sophie, Mandy, and I love to play with the pups at Doggy Dates Playgroup. We keep the fun going back at home by hosting slumber parties. Come join us and our furry friends!

Tessa P

Tessa P

Lead Playgroup 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 C

Jessica C

Lead Playgroup 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 C

Mary C

Lead Playgroup 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

Kasey O

Lead Playgroup 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 R

Andy R

Lead Playgroup 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 K

Anthony K

Lead Playgroup 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!

Samm J

Samm J

Lead Playgroup 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 H

Brianna H

Lead Playgroup 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 G

Kelsey G

Lead Playgroup 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 W

Alison W

Lead Playgroup 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!

Nick V

Nick V

Lead Playgroup 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 J

Jordan J

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!

Katelyn G

Katelyn G

Vehicle Manager

Hi everyone! My name is Katelyn, I love all animals I have 2 dogs, 2 cats and a Guinea pig, I’m happy to be part of the doggy dates team! And I look forward to meeting your pups!

Alyssa M

Alyssa M

Lead 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!

Emily L

Emily L

Playgroup Supervisor

I’m Emily! I am an all around animal lover and I base my life around my fur and scale children! I am a strong animal welfare advocate and hope to work with the state some day. Currently, I am pursuing my dream of becoming a Certified Dog Trainer while finishing my Bachelors in Equine Studies and Animal Behavior. I am committed to advocating for every animal I meet and actively work to ensure they have a positive experience and happy life! When I am not at work I spend my time with my most recent addition to the family, Aubrie, who is a 3-year-old Thai Ridgeback mix! I am so excited to be a part of the Doggy Dates team and look forward to working with your pets! Thank you for sharing them with me!

Cam R

Cam R

Playgroup Supervisor

Hi, I’m Cam! I’m a huge animal lover and aspiring home chef. I love playing and listening to music in my spare time. Thanks for sharing your fur kids with me!

Lauren W

Lauren W

Lead Playgroup Supervisor

Hey I’m Lauren, a lifelong animal lover, nature enthusiast, and sunset chaser. Dogs make the world a better place, and we are lucky to have them. Each pup I work with is treated just like my own (i.e gets lots of love and belly rubs)! In my time off, I’m a photographer for both furry friends and their humans. You can usually find me exploring in the woods with my camera and sassy beagle-corgi mix, Rita.

Meagan P

Meagan P

Lead Playgroup Supervisor

Hi! I’m Meagan Purcell. I am a lifelong dog lover who is new to Massachusetts. I have come from Beautiful New Mexico, Tha Land of Enchantment!

Kathleen R

Kathleen R

Lead Playgroup Supervisor

Hey, there! I’m Kathleen, 32, from the South Shore. I have a very crafty personality, and I’m constantly working on new projects. I enjoy being outdoors. My best friend has 4 legs (a 7-year-old German Pinscher lab mix that I rescued about 5 years ago).

Megan L

Megan L

Lead Playgroup Supervisor

Megan here. I have 4 years of experience with dog handling and training. Outside of working with dogs, I hold a BA in Graphic Design and Advertising from Franklin Pierce University. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, hiking, art, music, and spending time with my family and dog, Linus! He is a 1-year-old cocker spaniel.

Madeleine P

Madeleine P

Lead Playgroup Supervisor

I’m Maddie, a long-time animal lover and pet parent with a background in animal behavior, enrichment and training. When I’m not spending my time outdoors, I enjoy art, music, food and video games with the company of my fiancé and our foster cat, Chubbs.

Meghan N

Meghan N

Lead Playgroup Supervisor

Hi there, I’m Meghan! I joined Doggy Dates back in 2018 after graduating from music school. I was feeling a little lost until DD found me and helped me discover my passion for working with animals. I’ve had all kinds of pets through my life and currently have two kitties, a guinea pig, and my family Siberian husky, Mishka. I’m privileged to take your fur babies on many adventures, and look forward to learning as much as I can!

Brian F

Brian F

Lead Playgroup Supervisor

Hey! I’m Brian, and I love seeing dogs grow into happier versions of themselves! As an experienced dog trainer, I know how to keep your pup safe and smiling!

Courtney H

Courtney H

Playgroup Supervisor

Hi, I’m Courtney. I have always had a love for dogs, but to work with them is an honor. I adopted my dog, Sadie, a couple years ago and it is the best thing I ever did. I am so excited to be apart of the team and to take care of your fur children, they are in good hands!

Katherine C

Katherine C

Playgroup Supervisor

Hi, my name is Kat! I have always had a love and passion for all animals, but especially dogs. I have had the pleasure of working with dogs on and off since I was about 13 years old and have loved every second of it. I am so thankful to live in a world where we have the honor to live beside the best, most unconditionally loving animals. I have always tried my best to treat every living being with that same love that dogs give us. They deserve nothing but the best and I will make sure your four legged friend has an amazing experience. They always say if you love what you do you won’t work a day in your life!

Katherine T

Katherine T

Playgroup Supervisor

Hi! My name is Katherine and I am currently a part time graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in homeland security! I have always love being around animals from a young age and am so excited to meet and take care of your pups!

Brian B

Brian B

Playgroup Supervisor

Hello! My name is Brian. I have always loved dogs. My wife and I, got a pup last year. His name is Olaf and he does love warm hugs! I am looking forward to getting to know you and your pup! Let the fun dates begin!

Gianna P

Gianna P

Playgroup Supervisor

I’ve had a passion and love for dogs since I was a little girl. Nothing is more fulfilling for me than making dogs and their owners happy!

Jenna A

Jenna A

Playgroup Supervisor

Hi, I’m Jenna! I have always had a very strong passion for animals of all kinds but especially dogs. I’ve had dogs in the house for as long as I can remember and I cannot imagine what life would be like without a furry friend running around! I am very excited to start my journey here at Doggy Dates, and I can’t wait to spend time getting to know your babies!

Parker J

Parker J

Playgroup Supervisor

Hey everyone, I’m Parker! Whether it be through family or friends, dogs have always been a huge part of my life! Nothing makes me happier than to wake up knowing that I get to spend my days with them! Thank you for entrusting me to take care of your pups!

Gwen P

Gwen P

Playgroup Supervisor

Hi! My name is Gwen and I have always loved caring for animals since I was a kid. I have been working since I was 18 and have never had a job I loved as much as working with dogs!

Alison T

Alison T

Playgroup Supervisor

Working with dogs has been a dream come true! I love that I can show affection and companionship when they are away from their parents!

Alex C

Alex C

Playgroup Supervisor

Hey everyone! My name is Alex, I’m a professional photographer that loves photographing animals! I have two Samoyeds named Presley and Paxton. Over the years, I’ve done a lot of volunteer work with several different wolf/wolfdog sanctuaries, as wolves are my favorite animal! As I love working and caring for animals, I look forward to working with your doggos! 🐶🐾

Berta S

Berta S

Playgroup Supervisor

Hi, I’m Berta! I have always loved dogs so I am beyond excited for the opportunity to work with them everyday!

Danielle S

Danielle S

Playgroup Supervisor

Hi my name is Danielle. I moved to Massachusetts a couple years ago when I married my husband. I love reading, traveling, and going to the beach. Any chance I can be outside I take it!

Marshall S

Marshall S

Playgroup Supervisor

I have always loved working with and learning from animals. I am thrilled to be working with such a determined team that loves pups just as much as I do. My guinea pig, Tofu, has been getting jealous!

Olivia S

Olivia S

Groomer

Hi, everyone! My name is Olivia, Liv for short! I’ve been working in animal care for several years, four of which I spent as a vet tech. I also have a couple years of experience in daycare, boarding, pet sitting, and walking. Now, I have a grooming certification and have been trying to perfect my craft for almost two years! Safe to say I’ve gotten my hands on every part of the animal care field! I have three dogs at home–two yellow Labs and an Old English Sheepdog! I look forward to meeting all your pups. You should know that they are in great hands!

Overnight Providers

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!

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!

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!

Mark Z

Mark Z

Overnight Provider

Hey everyone! My name is Marc and I love dogs! I grew up with furry friends my whole life. I don’t have any pets with me here in Boston, so I am super grateful and excited to care for your pup!

Amber L

Amber L

Overnight Provider

Hi everyone, my name is Amber. I live with my husband and our dog Ollie. I love camping, swimming and going to the beach every summer. My husband and I rescued Ollie from a shelter 2 years ago. I love anything to do with animals, and have always had a passion for anything to do with animals. I am currently finishing my online schooling at SNHU and will graduate this year. I am excited that Ollie can have a friend to join us on our movie nights, and also to play with! I am very excited to be a part of Doggy Dates!

Jay C

Jay C

Overnight Provider

I’m Jay! I have a spacious house and fenced yard and woods. Because I have no pets and live alone, I love have visiting furry friends! I am a professional dog walker, and that means I put special care into spending time with your dogs, walking them in my quiet neighborhood, and letting them enjoy my peaceful home as I focus on writing novels!

Justyne M

Justyne M

Overnight Provider

Hey I’m Justyne, i have 3 dogs of my own and have been working with animals for 7 years now. I started off dog walking, then did doggy daycare(use to work dd’s playgroups) and now I’m a Vet tech!! Living my dream of helping animals everyday. I love being apart of Doggy Dates and its always a joy having overnights at my house. Thank you for letting me cuddle and spoil your fur babies!

Ann D

Ann D

Overnight Provider

Hey there, I’m Anne! I’m originally from NY but have been residing in MA for quite some time. Currently, a veteran of the Military after 8 years and work in the transportation field as well. I have a pet of my own, my cat Octavia. I call her Tavey and she is my pride and joy! I love animals and have worked in the pet sitting and pet boarding field for a few years now. It’s been such a great experience working with Doggy Dates and look forward to meeting and taking care of your animals!

Matt & Tory

Matt & Tory

Overnight Provider

Hi all! Our names are Matt and Tory. We are so excited to welcome your dogs into our home for a weekend or vacation get away! We are both educators during the day but our love of dogs led us to joining the doggy dates team. If your dog would love to hike, run around in a fenced yard playing chase with our other dogs, or going swimming (on leash) at our family lake house (located with a short 5 minute drive from our house) we are happy to do so! Looking forward to taking care of your family pet with a weekend oasis!

Alison B

Alison B

Overnight Provider

I’ve lived in Norwood for over 8 years now and I love it here. It’s a great place for my dogs and I to be… it’s possible you’ve seen us out walking or stopping in for an ice cream at Daddy’s Dairy (I love that they’re dog friendly)! I have experience with pups who are afraid of their own shadow, door dashers, and resource guarders. I believe in slow intros to other dogs and going at a pace that matches each dog to make them feel safe and comfortable. Happy to send photos and updates of your pup when he/she is in my care.