Meet the YBFF Team

Meet the YBFF Team

Shirley Brown, Office and Client Relations Manager

Hello, my name is Shirley and it is my great pleasure to be serving as manager here at YBFF. I have worked with this amazing team for many years, as a pet sitter/dog walker and then as field manager, getting to know all your wonderful pets. I have lived in Colorado for most of my life and have always had pets of all shapes and sizes which have included dogs, cats, birds, fish, bunnies, lizards, sugar gliders, goats and horses. I have been married 33 years, with 5 children and 5 Grandchildren who are the love of my life. I am excited to get to know all of you and your furry babies!

Paula, Office Assistant / Fill In

Hello, my name is Paula and I work mainly in the office so I am not your everyday dog walker, but I love to see your pets whenever I am able to. I also work as a photographer, so I love to take photos of all the furry friends that I meet. I am a farm girl from Ohio, but I have lived in many places as a United States Marine. Colorado became my home six years ago, and I’m not planning on leaving any time soon. I hope to become good friends with your best friends.


Marilyn Degner, Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

Hi, I’m Marilyn and I’m really looking forward to spending time and getting a little exercise with your pets. I became a YBFF team member after years of being a YBFF client. I currently have one pup, Popeye (missing an eye), who is a rescue puppy Shirley was fostering and I could not resist. I also have a salt-water aquarium, which is a perpetual challenge, but I love the fish. My husband and I have lived in Colorado for over 25 years and have two grown children. As a stay-at-home mom for many years, I had a menagerie of pets I was always caring for ranging from hamsters to an English Mastiff. My other interests include gardening, golf, and travel.


Katie Kemery, Overnight Pet / Home Sitter

Hello! I’m Katie, part of the YBFF overnight pet care team and have been with YBFF for many years. While I work at Children’s Hospital during the week… I absolutely love taking care of your 4 legged babies on the weekends and overnights! I’ve been in Colorado for about 14 years but am originally from Arizona. I love Colorado and am truly a transplant Coloradoan and so happy I found my way here!!! I’m excited to meet your babies and care for them as you do! Thanks for choosing YBFF!!

Brianna, Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

Hi, my name is Bre! I’m a new transplant to the Denver area from Charleston, SC! I love animals and am happy to be able to work with them everyday! Before becoming a YBFF member I was a veterinary assistant for a small animal clinic in South Carolina. I have 2 fur babies of my own, Jax, a 9 month old aussiedoodle, and Cleo, a 1.5 year old domestic shorthair, who I love more than the world. I cant wait to be able to take care of your furry friend 🙂 


Sherry, Pet Sitter / Dog Walker

Hi, I’m Sherry and all I can say is I love every single animal there is. I joined YBFF many years ago and it was the best decision I’ve ever made. I love waking up every day knowing I will be spending all my day with animals. I have many of my own as well and love them so much too but now I get to share all my love to other’s pets when they can’t be with them.

Cady, Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

Hey guys, I’m Cady! I recently just moved to Denver from a small town in Michigan, trying to make a go of it in the city! The weather is great and everyone is so friendly out here. I guess that’s why they say west is best! My family and friends like to call me a crazy cat lady, but I love just about every animal out there. I truly believe pets are a part of the family and I can’t wait to befriend your furry family members! 🙂 

Courtney, Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

Hi, my name is Courtney and I am a Colorado Native. I graduated from The Art Institute of Colorado in June 2016 and have a bachelor’s degree in Photography. I enjoy taking photographs of animals and food. I grew up having an English Springer Spaniel for 14 Years named Domino. The Funny memories I have of him was that he was always afraid of feathers he would find in the backyard and When we would
take trips in the car he would look out the back window and bark at the semi-trucks. I love and enjoy taking care of animals, and can’t wait to take care of your precious babies.

Eliza, Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

My name is Eliza, and I’m a responsible and fun-loving photo student who loves working with animals. I’m a native to Colorado and in my free-time I enjoy photography, walking, biking, hiking, art, and hanging out with my dog. I’ve been taking care of animals nearly my entire life, and nowadays I love spending my time photographing furry clients of mine. I have experience caring for cats, dogs, rodents, birds, amphibians, and even maintaining a 13,000-gallon pond with a variety of fish from goldfish to high priced koi.  I am incredibly excited to meet, walk, and play with your best friends as much as I love to with my own. 


Sarah, Pet Sitter / Dog Walker

Hello my name is Sarah. In May, I will have my associates in general science from Arapahoe community college. I hope to pursue my bachelors in biology. One day I hope to own my own animal sanctuary or be an animal physical therapist. I love animals and before working at ybff, I worked at a cat shelter. I have two furbabies at home- a calico cat and a tabby cat. One day I will get a dog when me and my husband move into a home. I love working with ybff because they truly care about animals and want to make your best friends say a little better.  I cant wait to meet your furbaby! 🙂