Meet Our Team
Drew started Close to home officially in 2008, but has been helping friends with their loved ones since 2000. His goal was to change the direct of his life and do what he loved. Since then he has encouraged others to join the team and pursue their dreams. His motto is "Livin the dream and designing my life." Contact Drew anytime at 206 650-2380.
Born and raised in Maine until moving to Seattle in 2007, John lives in West Seattle and is currently studying to become a Vet Tech. He has one dog and one cat and likes to paint in his spare time.
Vanessa is a Seattle gal who grew up in Ballard. She loves working with Close to Home because it gives her the opportunity to combine her background in counseling with her love for animals. Vanessa hopes to work with therapy dogs soon. She enjoys adventuring in the woods, the arts, and cozying up with a good book.
Born and raised in Portland, OR, Alex has always called the NW home. Her connection with animals began at age 2 with her best friend, a Great Dane named Jonas. She‘s been walking and pet sitting for the last decade and enjoys finding creative ways to make animals feel relaxed and happy. When she’s not walking, she makes music and art, rollerskates, swims, and hangs out with her family pack.
Chaska is a full-time artist, part-time animal lover. When not creating, Chaska can be found hanging out with the pets at Close to Home and giving lots of love.
Originally from So Cal, I’ve been in Seattle for almost 7 years. I am the proud Human to a really great dog, a couple cool cats and several chickens! I belong with the Animals! Thanks for letting me hang out with yours!
Prior to becoming a West Seattleite, Sherri lived and raised her family in Yakima. She has always had an affection for dogs, but came to understand their power to heal after losing her husband in 2011. Sherri currently lives with her rescue dog Phil, and enjoys celebrating life with her granddaughter.