Mandy grew up in Southwestern Ontario. She has always loved animals, horses and dogs in particular, but was never able to own a pet as a child due to severe asthma and allergies. Mandy went to school to study Child and Youth Studies and Psychology. After a move across the country, she completed her certificate as a legal assistant, but truly found happiness in her life when she joined a horse rescue and became deeply involved. Mandy decided the only way to live her life to the fullest was to work with animals full time, and thus began her adventures at A1. She is trained in Pet First Aid and her favourite part of her job is connecting with the dogs and watching them change and grow. When not at the Kennel, Mandy spends her time with her two young children, Olivia and Lucas, her Labradoodle, Rory, and her horse, Piper.