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The Rover Oaks Katy Team

Claire Ellington

Claire Ellington, Senior General Manager

As Senior General Manager of Rover Oaks Pet Resort, Claire oversees all operations at Rover Oaks Houston and Rover Oaks Katy. Claire spent the first 25 years of her working life in the high-tech industry, wishing she could work with pets instead. Her dream came true in 2010 when she joined Rover Oaks and she hasn’t looked back. Claire is allowed to live with, and serve, several demanding cats and dogs.

Natalie Gerber

Natalie Gerber, General Manager

Coming to Rover Oaks Katy from our Houston location, Natalie leads our team and oversees all daily operations including lodging, daycare, grooming, training, and customer service. Before working at Rover Oaks, she worked for companies such as Starbucks, TJX Companies and Target, as well as interned for Distinctive Assets in Los Angeles while studying Visual Communications at FIDM. Natalie and her husband Grant share their home with Rosie and Roxie, their two cats. Natalie loves to volunteer, read, travel, play games, watch romantic comedies, cook and have friends and family over. She feels very fortunate to have found a place such as Rover Oaks, where she can combine her love of dogs and cats with her professional skills as a leader.

Amy Hoffman with three dogs

Amy Hoffman, Resort Manager

After years in corporate Human Resources Management, Amy joined the Rover Oaks team as a 2011 as a Customer Service Representative. In 2013, Amy began managing our Training Department and in 2017 she became Assistant General Manager. As a volunteer for the Women’s Humane Society in Bensalem, PA from 1996 -2000, she fell in love with and adopted her first Afghan Hound, Cory.  Amy relocated to Katy, TX in 2000, and has since spent many years as a volunteer with Citizens for Animal Protection and Afghan Hound Rescue.  She currently shares her home with two Afghans (Harley and Thor), a Sheltie mix (Wyatt), and four cats (Remus, Mitzi, Lucy and Casey).  She can often be found at the dog parks in Katy and participating in the Meet the Breed events at the annual Reliant Dog Shows every July.

Karen Olmstead

Karen Olmstead, Pet Care Manager

Karen started her career in pet care services in 2000.  She worked at a vet clinic as a pet care technician while she attended school.  In 2001 she graduated 3rd in her class from the Veterinarian Paramedic program at HCC.  Upon graduating she gained a position as a veterinary technician.  For the next several years she learned many things at several different clinics about all aspects of pet wellness, diseases, medical treatments and emergency care.  She started with Rover Oaks in 2006 as a part-time Pet Care Supervisor.  She was able to use her knowledge of pet medical care to provide excellent service to the pets lodging at our facility.  Working at Rover Oaks has enabled her to learn a vast amount of information on animal behavior with self study and working very closely with the training staff. She was promoted to Pet Care Manager and continues learn and grow for the benefit of the pets and employees in her charge.  Karen lives in Sealy with her husband of 26 years, 2 sons, 10 dogs, 3 cats and 5 chickens.

Sandra Argueta

Sandra Argueta, Grooming Salon & Spa Manager

Sandra joined the team at Rover Oaks Katy in 2016 and LOVES taking special care of each pet that comes into the grooming salon at Rover Oaks Katy.  She is known at Rover Oaks for her ability to make pets feel at ease during their trip to the grooming salon with her calm, gentle approach and her focus on safety and well-being. Sandra has been a professional groomer for over 8 years and worked as a groomer at a veterinary clinic in Virginia prior to joining the Rover Oaks team. Sandra loves spending time with her Labrador Retriever / Chow Chow  mix named Dakota.

Amanda Stubblefield, Client Relations Manager

Amanda Stubblefield, Client Relations Manager

Amanda joined the team at Rover Oaks Katy in 2014 as a Customer Service Representative. In 2015, she transitioned to a Reservation Specialist where she enjoyed meeting new clients and showing them what a great place Rover Oaks is for their cherished pets. With over 15 years experience in customer service and a degree in Marketing and Business Administration, she now leads our customer service team as the Client Relations Manager. Amanda is a proud mom of two Pitties, Aria and Dallas, who you can often find hanging out behind the front desk. When she is not at Rover Oaks, Amanda enjoys traveling and watching football with her Fiancé Jared.

New Clients Get Their First Night FREE!

Special offer for new clients only. Cannot be combined with any other discount. Holiday dates may affect availability.

New Clients Get Their First Night FREE!

Special offer for new clients only. Cannot be combined with any other discount. Holiday dates may affect availability.