Meet The Owners
Amy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Middle Childhood Education from Ohio University and a Master’s Degree in School Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. During her time as a teacher and administrator, she recognized the power of differentiating instruction to meet each child’s individual needs and wanted to translate that to the pet care industry. She continues to feed her passion for education by serving as the co-chair of IBPSA’s Education Committee, serving on the PACCC board, volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas, and is currently back in graduate school at Queens University of Charlotte earning her Certificate of Leadership and Change. She is also a Certified Professional Animal Care Operator through PACCC.
Bill’s leadership experience began as an Eagle Scout in Lawrenceburg, TN, before attending The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. That fall, he Enlisted in the SC Army National Guard and spent each summer at Fort Benning, GA in Basic Training and Infantry School to help pay for college. Bill spent the last summer between Junior and Senior year training at Fort Lewis, WA, right after he and Amy met. Upon graduation, he earned a Commission as an Army Officer and Branched Armor.
Amy and Bill were engaged the summer of 2006, after college, and within that same month, he was notified that he would deploy to Afghanistan with a Cavalry Unit the following winter. A one-year engagement turned into two while they spent the majority of that time apart during the deployment. Bill would return from Afghanistan in May of 2008 and begin a civilian career in Commercial Property Management with The Bissell Companies (now Northwood Properties) while continuing “part-time” with the SC National Guard. During the following few years, he would further his career as a General Manager at JLL while earn an MBA from Queens University of Charlotte where the idea for Social Pet Hotel was born.
Today, they live in Fort Mill, South Carolina with their son, Cooper, and 3 dogs (Eddie, Jo Jo and Macie), a turtle named Jimmy and some cool fish.