Our Team

We're pet people who love tech
• Meet our dog-loving team •
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Our Team

We're pet people who love tech
• Meet our dog-loving team •
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Our Mission

Were on a mission to make it easier for pets, and their people, to live their best life.

What makes us different

We’re on a mission to make it easier, and more fun, for pets and their people to live their best lives. We only bring the best of the best on board. We hire dog-loving people with professional pet care experience who demonstrate trustworthiness, reliability, strong judgement, and – you guessed it – LOVE. PETS. Through our four-step hiring process, each candidate must successfully pass 2 interviews, 1 background check, and 20 hours of classroom and field training. Every Skipper must embody each of our 6 core values:

Rooted in Quality

Care deeply. Take pride in your work.

Create adventure from the inside out

Spot new colors in all places. Surprise and delight.

Ride the scooter in 
the rain

Be scrappy. Be resourceful. Do whatever it takes.

Head to Weather

Be deliberate. Embark without fear. Course correct often.

Pioneer, Together

Empower from within. Blaze the trail for others to follow.

Integrity above all

Be a steward of the home and the family. Make yourself worthy of the trust you seek.

Meet the Charlotte Skippers

Amanda Lee

Web Designer

Mike Stuart

UI / UX Designer

Samanta Kols

Manager

Samanta Kols

Manager

Tommy Lee

Support Manager

Mila Yong

CEO Company

Bill Kocs

Web Designer

Bill Kocs

Web Designer

Quality care & lots of love

Not only are our team members awesome at their jobs, they’re also experts in giving top-tier belly rubs and wrote the handbook for Dogs 101. No matter which Skiptown dog-loving team member is caring for your pet pals, you can rest assured they will be given quality care and lots of love.

Meet the SKIPTOWN HQ TEAM

Meggie Williams
Founder & CEO

Neighborhood: Wilmore

An animal lover all her life, Meggie began rescuing injured animals when she was a young girl. After graduating from UNC, she moved to NYC to join the corporate world but enjoyed watching her neighbors’ pets more, so she started a Manhattan-based dog walking business. After getting married and spending a year back-packing around the world with her husband, Meggie moved to Charlotte and started Skipper to help make your life easier knowing your pet is in great hands!

Megan Bailey
Head of Operations

Neighborhood: Steele Creek

Megan grew up in Charleston, SC and moved to Charlotte 12 years ago to start her career in public accounting. After realizing she liked people more than numbers, she transitioned into a role focused on recruiting and HR and has spent the last 10 years helping companies link people strategies to business strategies. In their free time, Megan and her husband love cuddling with their dogs, Maggie & Brinkley, traveling and all things Harry Potter.

Niki Chimberg
Head of Product

Neighborhood: Optimist Park

Niki was born and raised in the Boston area and ventured down to Charlotte after graduating from Cornell University. She works in marketing and web design, and Skipper is her third Charlotte startup. Niki has always loved dogs and she adopted Alfie (a fluffy mutt) shortly after moving to Charlotte. In her free time, Niki enjoys building and refurbishing furniture, traveling, hiking with Alfie, and rooting for Boston sports teams.

Luke Griffith
Head of Engineering

Neighborhood: Atlanta

Luke started his career in the restaurant world managing a pair of Chick-fil-A restaurants. He broke sales and customer satisfaction records there before changing career paths to pursue programming full-time for a leading marketing company. He has always been a dog lover and is passionate about helping bring Skipper to the rest of the Southeast and beyond. In their free time, Luke and his wife love exploring Charlotte with their dog, Darby.

Chris Day
Head of Finance

Neighborhood: Waxhaw

Chris grew up in the suburbs of NYC and joined the US Army as an Infantry Officer after graduating from Yale with a Political Science degree. He went on to earn his MBA at Columbia Business School, and began his career at a small middle-market private equity firm in NYC. He then spent time working as a consultant, and in 2019 he, his wife, and 5 kiddos, and golden retriever moved to the Carolinas, which they're all now happy to call home!

Joe Recomendes
Senior Marketing Manager

Neighborhood: Wesley Heights

Joe was born and raised in the Boston area and made it to Charlotte after getting his Masters at UNC Chapel Hill. He’s been working in digital marketing since 2010, and has working with a variety of startups since 2012. Joe lives with his wife, his husky, and his cat in West Charlotte and in his free time, Joe enjoys woodworking, cycling, cooking, and exploring North Carolina’s craft beer scene.

Nathan Mojica
Product Manager

Neighborhood: Dilworth

Originally from Kansas City, MO, Nathan first moved to Charlotte after graduating from Elon University. His background is in finance, entrepreneurship, and tech. Outside of work, he likes to create music, rock climb, and cook.

Nicole Merchant
Quality Assurance Manager

Neighborhood: South End

Nicole grew up in Seattle and moved to Charlotte in 2010. Nicole, her husband, and their pug, Myla, spend their free time exploring the walking trails and dog-friendly restaurant patios of Charlotte.

Kelly Hetrick
Operations Manager

Neighborhood: Mountain Island

Kelly is a UNCC grad with background(s) in QA, accounting, sociology, chemistry, and logistics. (Quintuple threat?) She's a human mom to her 15 year old son, Killian, and dog mom to 2 pups: Gracie [9 year old pit] & Maggie [5 year old mix!]

Cassidy Beegle
Marketing & Events Manager

Neighborhood: South End

Cassidy grew up in Cornelius and moved to Chapel Hill to attend UNC where she studied Interpersonal Communications and Psychology. After graduation she moved back to the QC working in marketing and business development! Cassidy has enjoyed volunteering with animals most all of her life, so Skiptown seemed like the obvious career match for her! In her free time she loves hanging out with her friends and her fur babies, Dallas and Azula!

Madeline Bedard
HR Generalist

Neighborhood: Mountain Island

Madeline is originally from upstate NY, but grew up all over the East Coast. She ended up in the Midwest for college because she missed the snow so much. Once graduated she moved to Charlotte to be closer to her sister (and realized she didn't love the snow as much as she thought)! Before joining the team, Madeline spent the last few years at a headhunting company learning the ins and outs of the recruiting business. Outside of work Madeline enjoys spending time with her three nephews and her pup, Wrigley!

Sunny Medrano
Bar & Social Manager

Neighborhood: Mountain Island

Sunny has spent time all over the US! After living in California and Tennessee, she made the big move to the QC. She has three pawesome pups: Ash Appleton, Princess Fiona, Izzy Borden, and Figgy Azalea! In her free time Sunny enjoys going to EDM festivals, spending time with friends, and traveling with her girlfriend, Christi.

Sabrina Hall
Product Designer

Neighborhood: East Forest

Sabrina grew up in the Virginia Beach area and moved to Charlotte this year to start her career in product design. Her background is in information technology and marketing. When she’s not designing, she loves to stay active through latin dancing and boxing, and try new plant-based recipes.

Liz Fitzpatrick
Support Manager

Neighborhood: Huntersville

Liz was raised on the beaches of the Jersey Shore and attended university in Pennsylvania studying Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management at East Stroudsburg University. She has been working in the field of Hospitality for the past 13 years in a variety of different roles. The most influential and leaving the biggest impact being her 11 years with the Walt Disney Company in Orlando, FL. In her free time, Liz enjoys only the finest dining from food trucks and spending quality time with her friends, 2 cats Sparrow & Turner and dog Redd.

Kerri Hackett
Pet Care Manager

Neighborhood: Concord

Kerri grew up and attended school in Concord, NC. In High School, she got her foot in the door working with animals and learning dog behavior. She attended RCCC for Cosmetology but decided animals were her passion and went back to working in a Veterinary Clinic. She became a part of the Skipper team back in 2019 and has been here ever since! In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and going on adventures with her dog, Kuma!

Jeremy Alvarado
Project Manager

Neighborhood: Reid Park

Jeremy is originally from New York. He has lived all over the US. During that time, he has managed projects in low voltage, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and casework. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his two kids Remy & Keira.