Steph joined our team in 2018. She attended the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs, from which she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Steph has loved animals since she was a little girl and has always wanted to be an advocate of animal welfare. As a vet assistant, she loves helping with and watching surgeries, and meeting many furry friends and their owners! She also enjoys working with smart, compassionate and fun people every day, as well as helping the animals.Steph has four stepsons with her husband, Mark, named Austin, Nate, Dakota, and Jake. The family also has two Great Danes named Niobe and Phoebe, as well as an Aussie mix named Asia. They also have an aquarium of freshwater fish. Steph is especially proud to be the first child in her family to be a veteran and a college graduate. In her spare time, Steph enjoys cooking (something she has a knack for), hiking, fishing, camping, reading, and listening to music. Some of her favorite things include the books Fahrenheit 451, Dante’s Inferno. Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets and the movies, Jurassic Park and The Shining.