Our Team

We believe it takes a dedicated team to deliver quality services you and your pets can depend on 24/7/365. 9 to 5 Pets attracts local, loving, dependable, and experienced pet care professionals who are committed to building a long-term relationship with you and your pets.

Our pet care professionals go through a very thorough screening, vetting, and training process before they earn a spot on our team. We require stellar references, a clean background check, and Pet CPR, First Aid & Care certification.

Our pet care professionals also continue to grow their skills and knowledge base through an online training and education system we provide them which focuses on safety and handling, animal behavior, and health. At 9 to 5 Pets, we are committed to empowering our team in the field and keeping the pets we care for safe.

Penny Campbell

Hi!  My name is Penny Campbell.  I was born in Bushnell, Florida but raised in a small town in Southern Illinois.  After graduating from Business School in the St. Louis, Missouri area I moved to Southern California where I later graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in Business Management along with an associate’s degree in accounting.  I also met and married my husband Rich in the picturesque setting of Yosemite National Park with Yosemite Falls in the background.  

I have now come full circle by making Florida my home once again in the great city of Jacksonville where I have lived for the past 7 ½ years enjoying everything this city has to offer.

My passions include reading, health and fitness, hiking, horseback riding, and playing with my beautiful fur babies Hedi and Gunner.  Hedi is my somewhat stubborn city gal, and Gunner is my laid-back country boy.  I’ve also been fortunate to have other dogs and cats in my life throughout the years that will always have a place in my heart.

After recently retiring from 30+ years in accounting/management, I am ready to begin the next chapter of my life as part of the 9 To 5 Pets team.  I love that 9 To 5 Pets is all about Professionalism, Convenience, Dedication, Integrity and Love which is why this is a such a great fit! 

I can’t wait to meet you and begin my journey in caring for and loving your wonderful fur babies!

Peggy Sammarco

Hello! My name is Peggy Sammarco and I am a mother of one fantastic son Michael. I lived in Jacksonville for 12 years and moved back up North to be with family for a couple of years. However my heart belongs here in Jacksonville! I moved down in March 2020 to Ponte Vedra working for Starbucks and absolutely love being by the beach. My next adventure will be to Nocatee.

In my free time I love to go to the beach and pet all the dogs I can, and find shark teeth. I love to ride my bike, spend time with friends, and I visit neighbors with dogs so I can give them treats and rubbins. I also like working on fundraisers for the military as last year I was privileged to work on a fundraiser for K-9’s For Warriors.

Pets have always been a part of my life. I grew up with Black Labs and an Irish Setter. When I moved out on my own I had a Doberman and lastly a Rhodesian Ridgeback and hound mix. My love for pets is energizing and it brings me complete joy to take care of them. I became a Certified Professional Pet Sitter 2 ½ years ago but have been caring for pets for many more years before. I am a responsible, organized and dedicated person who wants to share the love and kindness with your fur babies. I joined 9 to 5 Pets to follow my dream and passion to be a professional pet sitter and because of all the core values it stands for. My personal promise to you is to bring you peace of mind by cherishing your fur babies as if they were my own, to keep them safe and their tails wagging. I look forward to serving you!

Cassie Boyce

Hey there! My name is Cassie and I’m so excited to be a part of the 9 to 5 Pets team! This has been a wonderful opportunity to use my pet care experience to help take care of fur families in order to make them feel loved and safe!! I moved to Jacksonville Beach from New Jersey in 2021. I have three pups of my own at home: Koda who is a three year old golden retriever, Bailey who is a one year old little white mix, and Hunter who is my 13 year old English setter. I absolutely love being outside and have always been an athletic and fit person. So having the opportunity to play and exercise with your pets is beyond exciting! I am also currently taking a gap year from college to focus on working and learning more about myself so I can be not only successful, but happy in the future. And working at 9 to 5 Pets has brought me nothing but pure joy. I am fully committed to taking the utmost care of your pets and doing my best to bring them as much love and happiness as they provide for me!

Alex Ossi

Hello! My name is Alex Ossi and I am a 23 year old recent graduate from Florida State University. I am currently living with my parents here in Ponte Vedra Beach while I work to save money and build up my Real Estate career. I have lived in the same house in Ponte Vedra my whole life, apart from my four years at Florida State. I have always had a very strong connection with animals, having a few dogs, a cat, and a rabbit growing up. I find great enjoyment being around and caring for all animals, which is the main reason I am usually the go-to person for my family and friends when they need someone to take care of their pets. My family’s current pet is our beloved Jake, the 10.5-year-old Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. He has been the best dog we have ever had; he is such a sweetheart and loves to hunt lizards. We also had one yellow lab, and one black lab (who weighed 120lbs!) when I was growing up.

I have recently joined with Keller Williams at their Jacksonville Beach office and am in the process of building up my Real Estate business. It is a long and slow process, so I decided to earn money and fill up my free time with a second job. I discovered 9 to 5 Pets because I am great family friends with many of the current and past teammates, who have told me countless times how rewarding and great the company is. 9 to 5 Pets seemed like a perfect fit for me, with my strong desire to be reliable and my will to work, paired with my love for animals. I look forward to meeting you and your pets soon!

Mariah Miller

Hey There! My name is Mariah, and I am currently working towards my nursing degree at FSCJ, then I will transfer to UNF to finish my degree. When I’m not working or at school, I spend my time with my horse, Thumper. I enjoy riding out on trails, a good conditioning session, and teaching lessons the most. I also enjoy going to horse shows but since Covid, I haven’t had the opportunity to get there again.

I also have two huskies Dakota and Sage; they both have their own goofy personality. I like to take Dakota to the beach because he LOVES the water. Once we get in, we won’t be going home till he’s tired out. Sage is more of a grass explorer and lizard chaser, so she and I walk around the neighborhood till she’s ready to go home.

I’ve only lived in Florida for about 4 years now and I am happy to call it home. I grew up on a small farm in Beavercreek, Ohio. We owned many horses, three dogs, lots of cats, and six chickens. I learned very young that animals come with a good amount of responsibility, and I am grateful that I can share that knowledge when I have kids. I found 9 to 5 Pets at just the right time in my life and am so blessed that I get to add more animals into my daily routine.  Pets will always be an important part of my life! With that being said, I am excited to meet you and take care of yours!

Emily Delaere

Hi! My name is Emily Delaere. I was born and raised in St. Augustine. I have lived in this beautiful area my entire life. I am working toward my Associate in Arts degree at Saint Johns River State College. From there, I plan to enroll at a university and complete a bachelor’s degree in biology. I have been around animals my entire life. Growing up I had dogs, cats, hamsters, rabbits, horses, chickens, and geese. Being surrounded by animals influenced me to choose biology as my major. In my free time, I love to read, embroider, and cook. I also enjoy numerous outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, tubing, fishing, and swimming. I joined the 9 to 5 pets team because I love working with animals. This job gives me the opportunity to bond and care for your pets. I’m excited to meet all of you and your fur babies!

Lauren Bradley

My name is Lauren Bradley, and I was born and raised in the Saint Johns County area. I currently live in beacon lake off of 210 near Nocatee, but I spend most of my time in Ponte Vedra. I also spend time in Atlantic Beach all the way down to Saint Augustine. What can I say, I am a beach girl and always have been. 

I recently joined Keller Williams Atlantic Partners at their Southside office as a Realtor. I enjoy the people and the training that Keller Williams provides. We truly are the best company out there. I am currently in the process of building up my real estate business, but it is a slow process. Since I do have free time in the real estate business, I decided I wanted to spend more of my time with animals. I have been around animals ever since I was a little girl. My mom used to have German shepherds which are one of my favorite breeds of dogs, but I really do love all pets. My grandparents had boxers for years which made us get boxers when I was born and we had them up until I was about 10 years old. We adopted 2 chihuahuas that were brother and sister. Unfortunately, the sister passed away a few years ago so now we have my beamer boy who is now 13 years old. He is one of the sweetest dogs I have owned. I also have a 3-year-old cat named Linx that I saved off of the side of the ride when he was about 5 weeks old. I pulled over and he came running up to me, he was just the cutest little boy. My boyfriend also owns a Great Dane and she is VERY energetic, so I tell myself, if you can handle her then I can handle anything haha. I have years of experience caring for animals of all shapes and sizes. I have always had a love and passion for animals. 

As a pet owner myself, I can understand having a little anxiety when you are away from your fur friends, but I promise you, at 9 to 5 Pets I will treat your pets like they are my own. I look forward to meeting all of you and your wonderful pets soon!

Christina Crupi

Hello! My name is Christina Crupi. I was born and raised in Ponte Vedra, and am currently a senior at Nease High School. Earlier this summer I was accepted to UNF as a psychology major (Go Ospreys!).

When not focused on my schoolwork, I love spending time with my friends and family, seeing movies, and volunteering at my school and S.A.F.E Pet Rescue.

Throughout my life I have owned 6 sweet cats and 1 very loving dog. In the past, I have pet sat for my grandparents who live right next-door to me, a couple of neighbors, and my best friend.

Once I discovered 9 to 5 Pets, I fell in love with the idea of being able to work for a company that will feel more like a privilege and less like a job. My attention to detail, love for pets, and my drive to work and be successful will allow me to take care of your house and animals like they are my own.

I am so excited to meet all the wonderful Nocatee and Beachwalk fur families!

Tristen Lucessi

Hey there! My name is Tristen Lucessi. I am originally from California but moved to Jacksonville in the second grade. Growing up on both coasts I’ve been blessed with the luxury of always being near the ocean. I love the beach and being able to get out of the house and just be a part of nature. Hiking, fishing, skateboarding, snowboarding, and pretty much anything else that gets me out in the sun I’m there for. 

As long as I can remember I’ve always had animals in my life. My mother is a bit of a California stereotype, being that she has always lived the “nomadic/hippie lifestyle” which always included a plethora of furry friends. At one point I believe we had something like 5 cats, 2 dogs, a couple hamsters, and an African grey parrot named Peatree. At times it did feel like a zoo, but I wouldn’t have wished for anything else. Having this opportunity to be a part of your pets’, and by extension, your families’ lives is a true pleasure, and I very much look forward to providing all the love and care your pets deserve.

Natasha Morges

Hi there! My name is Natasha Morges! I am a born and raised Jacksonville Local!

I currently have 2 dogs and 1 cat that are my pride and joy! Daisy is the oldest of the pack, she is a 12 year old pitbull still running around like a puppy. Stella is the youngest being 4 years old, and a highly energetic lovable golden retriever mix. Lastly, Luna is the queen of the pack. She is a flame point rag doll and is 5 years old! She really calls the shots and runs the house! All 3 I have had the pleasure in raising and nurturing since they were weeks old.

It has always been a dream of mine since I was little to work with animals. I have lifelong animal caring experience for pets of my own, including family and friends. My first dog was a chihuahua I named lucky and he lived up to 16 years old. When my mom got me him It was my first lifelong responsibility to take care of him, and I learned so much growing up with him up until his last day. My #1 goal will always be treating your pets as they were my own with lots of love and care. I am so ecstatic to be apart of the 9 to 5 pets team! I am a very trustworthy, responsible, hard worker, and will ensure your pets are safe and happy while you are away!

Caitlyn South

Hello! My name is Caitlyn South. I just moved to Jacksonville Beach from my hometown, Arlington, Texas. I love the location and all the friendly people here; it really is a different environment from anything I’ve ever experienced. For my future, I am looking forward to being a part of the 9 to 5 Pets Team and going back to school for nursing or something science-related.

In my free time, I love to make music – I dabble in singing, playing the drums, piano, and ukulele. I also love to be outside and I’m sure I will practically be living on the beach soon!

I have owned quite a few cats and aquatic creatures while growing up and have also cared for many dogs belonging to family and friends. I currently have a puppy named Fred who is the light of my life! He has inspired me to seek more fulfilling work with animals. I am looking forward to working with 9 to 5 Pets for this reason, and simply because every single person on the team is an absolute gem. I am proud to be a part of a company with such a genuine group of people and a wonderful mission. I hope to bring as much joy to your pets as I’m sure they will to me, and I vow to always be friendly and make decisions with the utmost compassion.

Braden Hobbs

Hi there! My name is Braden and I’m honored to be a member of the 9 to 5 Pets team. I’m 24 years old and a Realtor by profession. However, animals have always been my passion, so this opportunity to spend more time with them along with such a great team is perfect. Being a veterinarian was always my dream growing up, and that’s still an option on the table for me. I have a beautiful American Pitbull Terrier who is my best friend, and is either sleeping or tearing branches off of trees. He’s wild but he’s a sweet boy. I was born and raised in the beautiful city of Jacksonville, and have lived in Ponte Vedra my entire life, specifically the Palm Valley area. I love to fish, kayak, jet ski, ride dirt bikes, wakeboard, surf, everything we do here in the Sunshine State. I also enjoy traveling when my schedule allows. I’ve owned and cared for dogs, cats, horses, reptiles, and pretty much everything in-between my whole life, so rest assured I’m well prepared and will go above and beyond to exceed expectations. I’m very excited to get to know you and your animals! 

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