Meet the 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 marketing material! Have you seen our doggy dates cars… or this website…? That’s me!

Marissa Nomakeo

Marissa Nomakeo

Chief Operating Officer

Hi! My name is Marissa. 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! I graduated from NYU in 2009 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 fiancé–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 4 years, I made the decision to change careers and focus on doggy services! I have always loved dogs and, with my two dogs at home, I know how important our furry family members can be. I look forward to helping your pup have the best playdate possible!

Brenna Maguire

Brenna Maguire

Field Manager, B2B Sales Rep, Community & Events Coordinator

Hi everyone!! My name is Brenna and I am so excited to be a part of the Doggy Dates team! I have always loved dogs and have over 8 years of dog-sitting experience, as well as two furry friends at home. There is nothing I love more than being outside and creating a new adventure every day! 🙂

Max Ghannam

Max Ghannam

Field Manager

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

Niki Laskaris

Niki Laskaris

Brand Strategy and Creative Manager

Bonjour!! My name is Niki, and I love dogs (nothing unordinary here)!! I wear many hats as an employee at Doggy Dates, but my favorite responsibility is definitely providing overnight service on the weekends 🙂 I love meeting and spending time with all your lovely pets! Thank you for sharing them with me!

Haley Fredrickson

Haley Fredrickson

Playdate Supervisor

Hello, my name is Haley! After getting my master’s degree I decided to do what makes me happiest and work with dogs! I have over eight years of experience as a dog walker and love all of my furry friends at Doggy Dates!

Sally Brown

Sally Brown

Playdate Supervisor

My name is Sally and I’m so happy to be part of the Doggy Dates team! I have a big fluffy golden retriever named Tanzie whom I love taking for walks and snuggling with on the couch. Since I was little I’ve always had a passion for animals which drove me to make the journey to Africa where I volunteered with animals such as rhinos, lions and monkeys in rehabilitation centers for 3 summers.

Corey Hamel

Corey Hamel

Lead Playdate Supervisor

Hi, I’m Corey! I’m a very outgoing and energetic person. Looking forward to using my experience to love and care for each dog I have the pleasure of working with.

Christian Hegland

Christian Hegland

Playdate Supervisor

Hi everyone, my name is Christian! I grew up with dogs before leaving for college to study English. Now that I am back, I feel so fortunate to get to work and play with dogs all day!

Sam Otten

Sam Otten

Lead Playdate Supervisor

Hi, I’m Sam! I recently graduated from UMass Lowell with a degree in mathematics and 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: 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 🙂

Lauren Cerrato

Lauren Cerrato

Lead Playdate Supervisor

Hi! I’m Lauren. I have grown up with all different species of animals, but have always been extra passionate about dogs. I went to UNH to study Small Animal Care so that I could better understand dog behavior and proper care. I look forward to meeting all the new dogs and their owners!

Jessica Collins

Jessica Collins

Playdate Supervisor

Hi, everyone, I’m Jessica!! I have over seven years of experience working with dogs, and now I am a proud member of the Doggy Dates team! I have a (nearly-five-year-old) springer spaniel, Rocko! I enjoy being outside and working with animals! Thank you for sharing your pups!

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 look forward to meeting and playing with all of the pups!

Caitlin Maynard

Caitlin Maynard

Playdate Supervisor

Hi! I’m Cait, and I am a dog lover full of fun energy! It’s been just about five years since I began my journey and career in dog care and dog services. I love Doggy Dates, because it incorporates my two greatest passions: outdoors and dogs! Every day is a new adventure!

Kasey O'Neil

Kasey O'Neil

Playdate Supervisor

Hiiii 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 named Tucker. He is my giant fur baby! I look forward to meeting and playing with your fur babies! 🐶

John Mcintosh

John Mcintosh

Playdate Supervisor

Hi, my name’s John. I’m an Air Force vet, and I’ve been rescuing dogs for the past six years. I’ve always loved dogs–have had big, lovely Goldens since I was born! I’m very proud and excited to be part of the Doggy Dates crew and family!

Andy Reeves

Andy Reeves

Playdate Supervisor

Hi, I’m Andy! I grew up right here in Mass, surrounded by animals. Now I’m glad I get to spend my days with some of the best dogs in the world!

Anthony Kunevich

Anthony Kunevich

Playdate Supervisor

Hey there, I’m Anthony! I’ve been working with dogs for the past three years and have learned so much. It’s a blast being around dogs, and I’ll always make sure your pups are in great and safe hands. That’s my priority!

Nora Watson

Nora Watson

Playdate Supervisor

Hi, I’m Nora! I love being outdoors and working with animals, and I am so excited to get to do both with Doggy Dates! The rest of the time, I’m working on my other passions: DIY, handcrafts, and costuming.

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! My name is Samm Johnson, 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! My best friend is a 13-year-old beagle. I know how much your furry friends mean to you, and it is my pleasure to care for them!

Ann Peaslee

Ann Peaslee

Playdate Supervisor

Hello! My name is Ann! I am from Guilford, CT, but relocated to Massachusetts last year after graduating from Stonehill College, where I studied Criminology & Psychology while remaining involved with my passion for caring for animals at local shelters and farms. I am very excited that I have the opportunity to do what I love full time at Doggy Dates!

Kayla Dutka

Kayla Dutka

Playdate Supervisor

Hi, everyone! My name is Kayla. I’m super excited to work for Doggy Dates! I’ve had dogs my whole life, and I am obsessed with them! I have a 9-year-old Shih Tzu at home named Lilly. She is a therapy dog & my best friend. We love being outside, going on hikes, and exploring as much as we can. I can’t wait to meet all of your sweet pups!

Meghan Rowell

Meghan Rowell

Playdate Supervisor

Hi, my name’s Meghan! I’m excited to be a member of the Doggy Dates team, doing what I love most: playing with my favorite 4-legged furry friends! I’ve always had a passion for animals, especially dogs. Eager to bring my passion and happiness to work every day with your pups!

Tony Nomakeo

Tony Nomakeo

Engineer

Hi, my name is Tony. I have worked as an engineering technician 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 two years I have enjoyed tweaking and perfecting the custom design inside the Doggy Dates vehicles to ensure that your dogs have a safe and comfortable ride to and from playgroup. I also love to spend time with my three children, two grandchildren and my labrador, Maddie.