Meet The Staff


  • Sara

    Sara started as a part-time kennel assistant in high school and has continued working with us after receiving her Animal Health Technician degree from Pierce College in 1999. She has the distinction of being our longest term employee! Her husband Dave enjoys the many culinary delights that Sara whips up and they both enjoy their motorcycle adventures. They share their home with two adopted cats, Rikki and Bobbie, and their recuse pup, Texas Walker Ranger.

  • Jenny

    Jenny, a licensed technician, received her Animal Health Technician degree from Pierce College in 1993 and externed at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City. She and her husband, Michael, enjoy living in Sumner with her two teenage sons, Riley and Matthew, their two cats, Ringo and Opie, their dog, Steve, and their snake, Salazar. Jen enjoys playing softball and doing DIY projects and she particularly loves dentistry and anesthesia!

  • Norine

    Norine started working at Twin Lakes since January 2000 and received her Veterinary Technician License in 2001. Originally from Oahu, Norine started as a technician in Hawaii, working with small animals, birds, and exotic animals. She likes to cook and do DIY projects in her spare time. Norine enjoys working with older animals and can work with more difficult pets, creating a stress-free environment. 

  • Etsuko

    Etsuko graduated from Pierce College with her Animal Health Technician degree in 2002 and worked at a hospital in Renton before coming to Twin Lakes in 2006. She particularly enjoys learning about dermatology and pharmacology in animals. She lives in Seattle with her artistic husband, he ballerina daughter, and her beautiful German Shepherd, Jetta. Etsuko loves reading, watching movies, and walking/hiking with her dog!

  • Shirley

    Shirley has been with us since 2011, first as a kennel assistant, then as a receptionist, and now as a nurse! She graduated Pierce College in 2016, receiving her Veterinary Technician license. She has two cats named Tiny and Shadow, two Corgi mixes, Cash and Subaroo (Roo) and a Border Collie mix, Turbo. In her free time you might find Shirley at the gym, out shopping for makeup, shooting a great photo, or riding dirt bikes with her husband.


  • Tracee

    Tracee has worked in the veterinary field since 1999. She has three cats at home, but loves on any animal she can get her hands on. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and going to Disneyland (but not always in that order). She loves working with animals and their human parents.

  • Char

    Char has been with us since 2008, first starting as a kennel assistant and now as a receptionist. Char graduated from UW Tacoma in June 2015 with a Bachelor degree in Psychology. She has 1 dog and 2 cats, some of which have been adopted from Twin Lakes as strays. Her hobbies include bowling, camping, riding dirt bikes and hanging out with her family and fiance.

  • Kenzie

    Kenzie comes to us from a background in the hospitality industry. She is a native of Federal Way and is currently studying at UW Seattle to obtain her Bachelor degree in Environmental Science with a focus in Conservation. She has one dog, one cat, a ferret, and a hamster. Kenzie hopes to attend WSU to become a veterinarian after she completes her studies at UW.


  • Marlene

    Marlene started here in October 2015 and works as both an assistant and receptionist. She loves shopping and getting creative with makeup, watching crime/forensic and horror shows, and going to music festivals! Marlene also has an obsession with bulldogs and even has one of her own, along with three other beautiful dogs and two wonderful cats!

  • Hannah

    Hannah joined our staff in 2017 as an assistant. Originally from Portland, she loves going on long walks with her two dogs, camping, and going the gym. She also has three cats and a hamster named, Harry! She plans on going school to get her Veterinary Technician license in the near future.