Meet the Team
Laurie Raymond, founder and guide. Now in her 70s, she has worked in many animal related fields including grooming, training, showing, animal sheltering, writing, retail and wildlife rehab. She'll be a member of the co-op, but has already started, with 2 others, a new business offering support services to landlords and tenants of pet-friendly rental housing. She lives in Glenwood Springs with 2 dogs, Rascal and Skipper.
Robbi Villemarie, manager. Robbi has been around dogs her whole life; loved them her whole life; and worked with them professionally for 20 years - 12 of them at High Tails. She resides in Silt with her two dogs, a cat and husband, Dan.
Becky Spagnolo, retail and day care specialist. Becky has lived in Glenwood Springs for over 20 years. She was one of the initial organizers implementing the need for and creation of the Glenwood Springs dog park. She and her husband, Cory, were small business owners in town and she has worked extensively with animals in the fields of retail, boarding and daycare.
Cara Murray, professional groomer and daycare specialist. Cara grew up in a grooming and day care facility as her mother herself is a groomer. She began as a bather/brusher, and by the age of 15 picked up her first set of clippers to begin learning to groom. Since becoming a certified groomer at the age of 19, she has over 20 years experience in the field. She also has a passion for rescuing, rehabilitating and carefully rehoming animals -- especially bully breeds.
Lacy King, website management. She is a proud native of GWS and is the owner of LIVING - The Plant & Pet Workshop. She has worked on and off for High Tails the past 6 years and loves helping out when able. She has over 15 years experience working with animals in many different capacities such as retail, farming, boarding, day care, grooming, and animal welfare. She lives in Glenwood Springs with 3 dogs, 2 cats, chickens, and her husband, David.
Heather Wilkinson, bookkeeper. Heather is the proud pet parent of Dylan, (an energetic pitbull,) and Stella, (a lively, adventurous human child.) She is a seasoned bookkeeper that brings a high level of business skill to High Tails, and is currently pursuing her CPA.