Lead Technician (Credentialed)
Stephanie was born in Gainesville, Florida. The daughter of an Army Warrant Officer, she grew up in El Paso, Texas. Since military seems to be in her blood (both her sister and brother were in the Armed Forces), she joined the Navy after college. After living in Japan for 2 years, she settled in San Diego for the next 16 years, where she met and married her husband Brian (also a sailor). Her passion for animals led her to work as a kennel technician in an animal hospital when she separated from the Navy. It was there that she found her true calling, eventually going to school and becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician. After moving several times over several years, Stephanie and her husband have finally settled in Pearland. In her spare time, she enjoys running and reading. She has one son who also inherited the military gene and is currently serving in the United States Navy. Her four-legged kids are 2 rescued border collie mixes (one had heart surgery as a puppy). Stephanie and Brian also support Canine Companions for Independence and are volunteer puppy raisers.