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NANCY & OWEN

OWNERS

Majestic Paws is a family run business owned and operated by Nancy & Owen.  Nancy is the founder of Majestic Paws having started the company in 2008 while still in college. Having grown up around all kinds of animals, she always knew that she wanted a career in animal care, so owning Majestic Paws really is her dream come true. With experience walking dogs for other companies and with years of experience running her own dog walking company, Nancy is in charge of the day-to-day operations for Majestic Paws along with managing and maintaining all client relationships.

Owen joined Majestic Paws in 2015 when they took over the operations of Chicago Urban Tails. With a bachelor’s degree in accounting, an MBA in operations management and years of high level industry experience, Owen helps with the day-to-day operations while also being in charge of all financial and administrative work.

Nancy and Owen have a 3 year old daughter Savannah, a newborn baby boy Julian, a 11 year old giant schnauzer named Diamond, and a 6 year old golden retriever named Jasper.  When they are not working on Majestic Paws or taking their own dogs to the park, they stay busy by playing sports (mainly basketball and tennis), and spending family time with Savannah and Julian around the city.

 

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NICK

MANAGER

Nick, the Field Manager for Majestic Paws, has been with the company since 2013. Nick knows all of the company’s routes, and is in charge of training new walkers, filling in when walkers are out, and also handling some of the new client meet-and-greets. A self-taught musician who has been playing for 20 years, his love of nature is only exceeded by his love of the creatures in it.  Nick currently plays in the band Brontosaurus, who just had a WBEZ interview and performance at their Navy Pier studio.

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MANAGER

Spencer was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and moved to Chicago in 2008, which he proudly calls home. Spencer has been around dogs and various other animals all his life. and he has taken his lifelong passion for pets with him wherever he goes. When Spencer isn't walking his cute canines, you can find him playing with one of his bands or he might just pop up anywhere in town while exploring the city.

 

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lewis

Lewis was born and raised in Pilsen and still lives there to this day.  He's been a pet lover his whole life but doesn't have one at the moment due to lease restrictions, so working for Majestic Paws allows him the animal interaction that he loves.  Growing up his family owned a Pitbill, a Golden Retriever, and a Pitbull.  When he's not walking dogs, Lewis enjoys making music and collecting records and books.

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Brody

Brody moved to Chicago from Florida in 2016 to go to grad school at DePaul.  He is dual majoring in Economics and Political Science and wants to work in government once he graduates. Brody loves working in the outdoors and grew up with 5 dogs, so working with Majestic Paws is a perfect fit for him.  When he's not working and studying, Brody loves to follow and play pretty much any sport.

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Nicki grew up in California before moving to Illinois in 2010 to study film at Columbia College.  Animals are a passion of hers and she has spent her entire life surrounded by them, from growing up with a German Shepherd to the 2 cats and one turtle she owns now.  Her favorite animals are dogs, and unfortunately the building she lives in does not allow dogs, so working with Majestic Paws is a great way for her to keep interacting with her canine friends. When she is not walking, Nicki is a dancer and dance instructor, and also loves painting.

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Michael moved to Chicago after finishing his degree at Ohio University and has lived here ever since.  During college he was a conference champion wrestler and has been involved with the sport ever since; he currently coaches and is also working on a line of wrestling gear for women.  Michael is also passionate about arts and writing, and is working on several projects in these fields during his spare time.  He grew up with a black lab named Phazer and currently has a rescue cat at home, so working with Majestic Paws is a great opportunity for him to pursue his love of animals.

ERIK

Erik was born and raised in Chicago, and has been around animals all his life. His weakness is for dogs, but has a love for all animals. His friends and family jokingly call him the "dog whisperer", as most dogs are drawn to him and listen when he speaks. He is a graduate from Columbia College Chicago and has owned/operated several businesses in both the marketing and the music industries, which is where his passions lie outside of animals. 

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CELESTE 

Celeste is a Chicagoan, pet parent, and true animal lover. She has a passion for animals, and looks forward to each day of work. When asked what she liked most about working for Majestic Paws, her answer was that she can't believe she gets paid to give love and take care of adorable “fur kids”. .

Lauren

Lauren is from Chicago. She has had dogs growing up her entire life. Lauren went to Columbia College and studied Journalism and Literature. She has 2 cats named Corn Dog and Vada. In her free time she enjoys writing and collecting art. At the moment Lauren is training to become a police officer. 

andrew

Andrew is from Chicago but has lived in various cities across the country while pursuing his passion for music before settling back in Chicago in 2016.  Having been an animal lover his whole life, Andrew loves having the opportunity to work with pets every day with Majestic Paws, and the freedom that the job allows him to also continue his musical career.  Andrew currently plays the French Horn for an orchestra in Chicago and is following other opportunities for his music career as they arise.

Roberto

Roberto was born and raised in Chicago and has lived all over the city.  His two biggest passion is art and animals, so working with Majestic Paws is perfect for him as it allows him to work with animals on a daily basis while giving him time to pursue his passion in art.  When he's not walking dogs, Roberto is busy helping a start-up art company that specializes in modern murals.

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Nick 

Nick grew up in Illinois and moved to Chicago 7 years ago. Two of his biggest passions are dogs and music. When he is not walking pups he is busy practicing in a new funk-rock band where he does originals and covers. In addition to that he teaches guitar on the side. 

BenJAMIN

Benji moved from Minnesota to Chicago in 2017 where he was born and raised. He's a huge dog lover and grew up with dogs his whole life. He loves jobs that keep him active, so working with Majestic Paws is perfect for him. He also teaches swimming lessons to kids at night. When he is not walking dogs, Benji like to stay active and enjoys watching and playing almost all sports.  

 

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Andriana

Adriana was born in Mexico and moved to Chicago in 2016 with her husband. Adriana love pets, she grew up surrounded by dogs and cats; currently her best friend is Roni, a little fluffy Pomeranian who has been with her for two years. Adriana enjoys playing ball with him and teaching him new tricks. In addition to that, she enjoysphotography, cooking, swimming and tap dancing.

 

 

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ashley

Ashley was born and raised in Nebraska and moved to Chicago in 2016 to try something new.  She has always loved the outdoors, and as an animal lover walking dogs is the perfect job for her.  Other than interacting with animals on a daily basis, her favorite part of the job is being able to explore the city while she works.  When she's not working, Ashley loves travelling to as many different places as possible!

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doris

Doris has been working with  various breeds and temperaments of dogs since 2013. She is an avid, is a seasoned cyclist, is familiar with working in all types of weather, and is comfortable doing so. In additon to that, she has been a certified pet groomer since 2012. 

 

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patrick

Patrick is graduate from DePaul School of Music and enjoys making music with ensembles in the city when he is not dog-walking. He is an avid art-lover, pet sitter and plant care-taker. Patrick loves singing to the plants and pets he cares for (if they'll stand for it). Sometimes they'll join in with a howl accompaniment!

 

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matthew

Matt was born and raised in Rockford and has lived in Chicago since 2008. He is currently pursuing a career in photography and works as a fill-in walker when he's available.  Matt grew up around cats and dogs and currently has a cat named Oliver. In his spare time, Matt plays the drums for a couple bands, and enjoys movies and hiking.

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Wilfredo "Freddie"

Wilfredo was born and raised in Chicago and currently lives with his wife and two crazy dogs; a Dachshund/Chihuahua mix and a mixed breed rescue.  He loves spending his days hanging out with dogs which makes him a perfect fit for Majestic Paws.  When he isn't walking dogs, Wilfredo like painting, video games, biking around the city, and spending time with his wife.

Humberto

Humberto was born in Mexico and moved to Chicago with his family in 2006.  Growing up he had all kinds of pets, from dogs and cats to birds and snakes, and animals have always been a big part of his life.  Currently he has two dogs, a Chihuahua named Samson and a Pitbull named Brownie.  In his spare time he likes to stay fit by going to the gym and biking around the city.  He also loves video games and hopes to one day join a team in the e-league.

lorielle

Lorielle is a freelance photographer and painter who enjoys good blues and soul music. She loves all animals and has two cats of her own at home, a Maine Coon and a Tabby. When she's not enjoying the arts or walking dogs, Lorielle also enjoys the outdoors and gardening.                                                                                                   

nadia

Nadia was born and raised in Chicago, but after she graduated high school she moved around including stops in Portland and New Zealand before moving back to Chicago.  While she didn't have any pets growing up, she's worked around pets for years, from working in doggy daycares, to groomers, to pet stores.  She currently has a pet tarantula named Octavio.  When she isn't working with pets, Nadia loves going to show and biking around the city.

sophia

Sophia just finished her undergrad at the university of Iowa and is taking a year off before starting law school.  In undergrad she studied bio mechanical engineering, and she is planning to go into patent law. Sophia grew up with 2 greyhounds that are with her parents, so she misses having dogs around everyday and working with Majestic Paws helps fill that void.  When she isn't walking dogs or studying, another one of her passions is playing the piano. 

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Francisco

Fransisco was born and raised in Humbolt Park and has lived there his entire life.  He's had dogs his whole life; mostly Pitbulls but also a Poodle and a Maltese mixed in.  He currently has the Pitbull and the Maltese.  He currently has a second job working at Insomnia Cookies at night, so his hobie include biking around the city (to burn off the cookies), and also building model car.

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