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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, and she 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 client relationships.

Owen joined Majestic Paws full-time in 2015 as the business was growing to be more than one person could manage. 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 daughter named Savannah, a son named Julian, a giant schnauzer named Diamond, and a 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.

 

The Majestic Paws Team

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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andrew

MANAGER

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

 

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adam

Adam was born and raised in Champagne, Illinois, and moved to Chicago to attend Northwestern where he got his degree in Philosophy.  Growing up Adam had many dogs and cats, and always likes to surround himself with animals.  He currently lives with his orange tabby cat named Tommy.  When he isn't walking dogs, Adam likes to spend his time cooking, and playing his bass guitar

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michelle

Michelle was born and raised in Chicago, and has lived here her entire life except the 4 years she spent doing her undergrad in Savannah, Georgia. Michelle has always been an animal lover, and while she doesn’t have any “traditional” pets at the moment she currently has beta fish and a snail. When she isn’t working, Michelle also loves plants, and fish. She is also and active runner and in Jiu Jitsu

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megan

Megan grew up in Kankakee County before moving to Chicago in 2017 where she lives with her dog Red.  Currently Megan is one of Majestic Paws Uptown dog walkers.  Megan loves animals, especially dogs, and loves being outdoors, so working with Majestic Paws is the perfect job for her and something she is passionate about.  When she's not walking dogs, Megan likes to stay active biking, and also playing in a recreational soccer league

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Sofia

Sofia is originally from Las Vegas and moved from Florida to Chicago this year. She loves all animals and enjoys being out in nature. In her free time, Sofia enjoys watching sports and is a big Cubs and Bears fan. She is excited to live in a city with such beautiful architecture and such rich history. When she is not spending time with pups she also enjoys singing

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teil

Teril was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs and has lived in Chicago her entire life. She graduated in 2016 from DePaul with a degree in accounting, and had two different accounting jobs until she realized that she didn’t like working a desk job, and wanted to do something where she could be outside. She currently doesn’t have any pets, but grew up with a dachshund and a shih tzu, and loves being around dogs as much as possible. In her spare time, Teil also likes to paint and draw

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CELESTE 

Celeste is a Chicagoan, pet parent, true animal lover, and is currently one of Majestic Paws South Loop dog walkers. 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 was born and raised in Chicago, and is currently one of Majestic Paws Loop dog walkers. 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

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spencer

Spencer was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and moved to Chicago in 2008, which he proudly calls home.  Currently Spencer is one of Majestic Paws Lakeview dog walkers. 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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Jacquelyn

Jacquelyn grew up on a farm in Minnesota and moved to Chicago in 2019 to try something new. Growing up on a farm, Jacquelyn was always around animals, including multiple dogs growing up. She now lives with her two orange cats named Baby and Goliath. When she isn’t working, Jacquelyn likes to hike, bird-watch, and garden

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ray

Ray was born in Las Vegas but moved to Chicago at a young age and has lived here for most of his life. He has always been an animal lover and currently owns a cat and 2 turtles. Ray has always enjoyed being outdoors so dog walking is the perfect fit for him to be around animals and outdoors all day. When he isn’t working, Ray enjoys music, reading, and video games

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josh

Josh was born and raised in Philadelphia, and moved to Chicago to try something different and to be part of the art and music culture. Growing up Josh had multiple pets, including a couple dogs and some rescue cats. When he isn’t working with Majestic Paws, Josh also does some side work in the construction industry. When he isn’t working, Josh loves music and has played in multiple bands, and is really into art as well

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bill

Bill was born and raised in the Chicagoland area and has lived here his entire life. While he doesn’t have any pets at the moment, Bill has always been a huge dog lover, so working with Majestic Paws is great to allow him to interact with dogs on a daily basis. When he isn’t working, Bill is an avid biker and loves to go for rides along the lake. He is also a music lover and is a member in a band

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alina

Alina was born in Victoria, Canada, before moving to Los Angeles after high school to study theater at AMDA. Alina moved to Chicago in 2019 to pursue a career in acting and find new challenges. She has been an animal lover her entire life, and currently lives with her cat Mochi. Growing up, she lived in the country, where her family had dogs, pigs, and sheep. When she isn’t working at Majestic Paws, she also enjoys sword fighting, and has an interesting evening job as an axe throwing coach

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Matthew

Matthew was born and raised in Milwaukee where he studied Theater. In the fall of 2017 he moved to the Chicago to pursue his passions of film and comedy. Currently Matthew is one of Majestic Paws Logan Square dog walkers. When he is not out making people laugh you can find him dog walking. Matthew has a cockatoo named Ruffy who he loves dearly. Matthew enjoys playing sports, playing music and hopes to one one day have a sailboat 

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tabetha

Tabetha is was born and raised in Michigan, then spent most of her adult life in Toronto before moving to Chicago with her husband in 2015 to teach improv at Second City. Since she teaches improv classes at night, walking dogs for Majestic Paws is an ideal way for her to spend her days being around plenty of pups. She currently lives with her Jack Russel named Buddy, and grew up with plenty of animals around the house since her dad was a veterinarian. When she isn’t working, Tabetha is an avid runner and has participated in multiple marathons already

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elliot

Elliot was born and raised in Chicago and has always been a huge pet lover. Before working for Majestic Paws, Elliot has previous dog walking experience on her own, and also worked at a doggy daycare taking care of play groups. She currently lives at home with her cat named Cinnamon. When she isn’t working, Elliot enjoys biking and scootering around the city, and going to lots of music shows                                                                              

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Morgan

Morgan was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, and moved to Chicago in 2019 to be a part of the food and culture scene. She currently lives with her cat Amelia Bones, and had multiple dogs growing up including a Pug, a Beagle, and an Australian Shepherd mix. Morgan loves animals and is also very fond of children, as she works a nanny job at night. When she isn’t working, Morgan enjoys reading memoirs and writing

 

 

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julie

Julie was born and raised in the Chicagoland area and has been an animal lover all her life.  Julie loves dogs and cats, but doesn't limit herself to the traditional animals. She has had everything from guinea pigs to lizards, and currently has a pet hermit crab.  When she isn't working with animals, Julie loves to draw, and is currently working with her friend to design a kids game

 

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Anderson

Anderson moved to Chicago from New Jersey this year. He loves dogs and enjoys the feelings of peace, security, and joy that being around animals bring. He has two dogs whom he adores, Cinderella and Luna. Anderson enjoys being outdoors. When he is not spending time with animals you can find him scoping out new restaurants, especially Peruvian food

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matthew

Matthew was born and raised in New York, and lived in Kony Island before moving to Chicago in 2019. He is currently taking online courses in criminology at Arizona State, and hopes on day to become a K9 cop. Matt’s family had dogs growing up, and he currently lives with a blind cat that he rescued. When he isn’t working with Majestic Paws, Matt loves sports, and his favorite sport to play is lacrosse

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Jonnae

Jon'nae was born and raised in Chicago, and is currently one of Majestic Paws South Loop dog walkers. Jon'nae has been in the pet care industry since 2016 and loves everything about it. Jon'nae has a soft spot for big fluffy dogs; she absolutely loves St. Bernards. When she is not working with dogs and cats she enjoys dancing to hip hop and modern music. In the future she wishes to live in a house with six dogs! 

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hilary

Hilary was born and raised in Chicago, and has lived here her entire life except for the 18 months she recently spent in Puerto Rico. While in Puerto Rico, Hilary was volunteering for hurricane relief from hurricane Irma and Maria. She has been a pet lover her entire life, and currently lives with her dog Xena and cat Pablo. When she isn’t walking dogs for Majestic Paws, Hilary likes biking around the city. She also loves snorkeling and deep sea diving whenever she gets the chance

LESLIE  Leslie was born and raised in Chicago. He loves riding his bike around the city. When he is not spending time with animals he enjoys working on guitars and enjoys wood working. Leslie is currently in school and is pursuing a degree in Business.

Leslie

Leslie was born and raised in Chicago, and is currently one of Majestic Paws Lincoln Park dog walkers. He loves riding his bike around the city. When he is not spending time with animals he enjoys working on guitars and enjoys wood working. Leslie is currently in school and is pursuing a degree in Business

Jaye  Jaye was born and raised in the Twin Cities. Jaye moved to Chicago to attend Columbia College where she majors in Creative Writing. Jaye's goal is to become a published poet one day. In Jaye's free time she enjoys practicing ballet, traveling, cooking, writing and visiting the Art Institute of Chicago.

Julie

Julie was born and raised in Maryland, and moved to Philadelphia for school before moving to Chicago. As an aspiring actress, Julie was very excited for her move to Chicago to see what opportunities the city had for her. Julie has always had a love for dogs, and growing up her family owned three different rescues. While she doesn’t have any pets at the moment, working at Majestic Paws gives her the chance to see her favorite 4-legged creatures on a daily basis. When she isn’t working, Julie keeps busy listening to music, playing the guitar, writing, and spending time outdoors

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ALVIN

Alvin was born and raised in Chicago. He is a die hard Cubs fan. Alvin has a lovely blue heeled mix dog named Pico. In the evenings, he bar-tends. When he is not spending time with pups he enjoys going to art shows, going to live music shows and also enjoys writing in his free time

sean

Sean grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, then did his undergrad in Iowa before moving back to the city. Sean has been a dog lover his entire life and worked for 4 years at two different doggy daycares before joining Majestic Paws. In the evenings, Sean is currently studying to become a dog trainer, and lives at home with rescue pup named Mickey, a border collie mix. When he isn’t working or studying, Sean is also a drummer in a band that plays a lot of classic rock

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