Mark DeHoratius – Chief Operations Officer
Mark is a native of Philadelphia, born and bred in the city. He spent three years working in Connecticut and then returned to Pennsylvania. Mark lives in Doylestown a small town in the Bucks County Pennsylvania area; he has lived there for the last 26 years.
He attended Temple University and embarked on his business career shortly after graduating. He has spent his career working in and driving operations and has enjoyed growing and developing b
usiness for approximately the last 37 years.
Mark is thrilled to be joining the HousePaws team and is looking forward to helping the company grow and reach new heights and expand our footprint and grow our name and brand in new and far reaching places. He is looking forward to making the HousePaws name known from coast to coast and beyond.
Mark lives in Doylestown with his wife and their two daughters and their Bichon Mickey.
Jill Cecere – Practice/Human Resources Manager
Jill has been in Business Management her entire career. She graduated from Rutgers University, Douglass College, with a BA in Political Science in 2001. She has been an animal lover her entire life. There were always dogs, cats or birds in the house growing up.
In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, going to Phillies games and spending time with family and friends. Jill, her husband and son have a very sweet (and spoiled!) French bulldog Buddy.
Jessica Marter – Hospital Administrator
Jessica joins HousePaws after working as a business professional in the chemical industry for 13 years. She has experience in accounting, human resources, finance, marketing and customer service. She earned her undergraduate degree with in Business Management from Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA in 2001.
Jessica graduated with her Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Rutgers University –Camden in 2013. Jessica enters the veterinary world at HousePaws with an eagerness to bring her experience and business knowledge.
Jessica lives in Delran with her husband Nathan and her two children Nathan Jr. and Claire and their Westie, Harley. They live a very active life and enjoy the outdoors and travelling.
Jenn G – Marketing and Community Relations Manager
Jenn has been a veterinary technician for 9 years and holds a BS in Healthcare Administration. Jenn and her husband have 3 wonderful little boys Vincent, Nicholas, and Patrick. Their animal family consists of Bubba (rescued bully mix), Mocha (rescued bully mix), Edgar (rescued 1 eye cat), Poe (rescued cat), and Cappy (corn snake who is currently MIA because Edgar let him out of his enclosure :\ ). Jenn’s family also actively fosters guinea pigs, cats/kittens, and puppies. Jenn is devoted to animal rescue and has been fostering animals/volunteering for rescue groups for 14 years. She is the adoption coordinator for HousePaws and can help you find your perfect furry family member
Jenn started working a few events for HousePaws a couple of years ago and fell in love with going out into the community to promote such a spectacular service. Currently, Jenn is working as a receptionist and also marketing manager.
Jacky Okomski – Administrative Assistant
(Best read if sung to the tune of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air Song)
In South Jersey born and raised, With my roomies at Rowan was where I spent most of my days, Chillin’ out, goofin’ off, studyin’ real hard in the library of the school
When a couple of guidance counselors started gettin’ serious, Said I had to complete an internship in order to graduate, That’s when they hooked me up with HousePaws, I thought all right it’s time to grow up.
I wished for graduation to finally come and when it did, I got in my cap and gown, And walked down the isle to get my degree, With my family and friends all proud of me
I pulled up to HousePaws about 8 or 9, And I yelled to Rowan, yo I’m done smell ya later, I looked at my degree I was finally here.
I now spend most of my time hanging out with my boyfriend, Nick, and dog, Wade, always finding new adventures. I have always had an extreme love for animals and actually first planned on going to school to be a veterinarian until I realized science is not my thing. Then realized business was more my strong suit with animals along side. I grew up with at least one furry creature in my life. Now I have a cat, named Cupcake, who yes is a boy and he adores his manly name. Also, a gigantic Greater Swiss Mountain dog, named Copper, who is the biggest baby who thinks he is a lap dog. Last but not least, the newest addition, my little Chihuahua, Wade, who I recently adopted. All together it’s one big happy family!
Cheri B. – Integration Manager
Cheri hails from Burlington County and grew up owning a veritable menagerie of animals. She quickly developed a passion for anything with fur, feathers, or scales. She often wears many hats, transitioning from receptionist, to technician, to management at a moment’s notice. She is a proud pet mommy to two bun-buns, three cats (one with cerebellar hyperplasia), and her deaf and blind doxie.
Cheri emphatically believes that pets are family that you get to pick, and deserve the same level of attention, affection, and care that you would provide any other family member. Working for Bathing Beauties Mobile Grooming, HousePaws Mobile Veterinary Service, and PETS Emergency Transfer Service, she looks forward to doing her best to help you provide your four-legged family members with that care.
Elisabeth Locker – Reception Manager
Elisabeth Locker, better known as Li, has been an animal lover all her life. She has had a pet ever since she can remember starting with a black cat named ChiChi as a toddler. She started her career in veterinary medicine at an exclusively cats hospital after college and has since broadened her work experience at several traditional hospitals, an emergency service and now a mobile vet. Li participates in foster care, vaccine clinics, low cost spay days and has even assisted as rescue in hoarder situations through various animal support groups. She is proud to have been fundamental in starting a non-profit organization at one of her places of employment.
Holding a BA in Studio Art, Li has also lent her artistic touch to the atmosphere of several hospitals as well. She and her husband David currently reside in Clementon with a houseful of felines including among them several of her favorites, black cats, and a special needs kitten named Phee. They also have a sweet therapy dog, a Lab/Chow mix named Timberland, all of whom are rescues. In down time, Li enjoys reading, movies and time well spent with friends and family. She is looking forward to the new experiences sure to come at a mobile practice and all the new bonds to be formed with HousePaws clients and their beloved pets
Katie – Call Center Manager (picture to come)
Katie was born and raised in Audubon, New Jersey and now resides there with her husband Brian. Together, they have 3 kitties: completely inseparable sisters, Molly and Bella; and a black and white little spitfire named Pippy. All three of her cats were brought home with Katie after being rescued and fostered by HousePaws. Katie has worked for HousePaws for about 2 1/2 yrs. She started out as a receptionist and after a year, she was promoted to Call Center Manager. Katie enjoys spending time with her family, cooking/baking, and going down the shore.
Christina Blenderman – Receptionist
Christina was born and raised in Mickleton, NJ and now resides in Mantua, NJ with her hubby Steve and son Jackson. Their furfamily includes a cock-a-poo Lilly and a handsome tuxedo kitty Miles. Newly adopted Salem was at the office in Mt. Laurel for almost two months waiting for a fur-ever home of her own when Christina decided to take her home! She loves Halloween, sports, laughing out loud, and summertime.
Kirsten DeSantis – Receptionist
Krista Lofink – Technician/Receptionist
Krista grew up in Clayton,
NJ with her parents and 3 sisters. From an early age she was in love with animals. At the age of 11 she started working at a horse farm across the street from her parents home, cleaning stalls and feeding horses both morning and night. Here is where she learned how to ride and purchased her first horse with her own money at the age of 14. After training another horse to run barrels, she competed at several National Barrel Horse Shows in Mississippi and Georgia. At the age of 16 she began working at Pitman Animal Hospital where she worked for 5 years, moving quickly from kennel attendant to technician. Taking the technical skills she learned, Krista then worked for an emergency practice for 4 years where she became a certified weight loss coach for dogs and cats while working as a technician and receptionist. At the end of 2014 Krista came to work with HousePaws as a transporter for PETS as well as a receptionist and technician.
Krista and her boyfriend, Louis (yes the same Louis that works for HousePaws), live in Browns Mills with their 2 daughters Lillyana and Layla, 4 dogs, pot belly pig, and bearded dragon. Not far up the street is their horse Jolene who Krista has had for over 15 years and still occasionally barrel races, runs at game shows, and trail rides.
Kim M. – Receptionist (picture to come)
Becky B. – Receptionist (picture to come)
Becky’s greatest love has always been to connect with animals from all backgrounds. Before getting her first job working with animals, she volunteered at local animal clinics to do what she loved most. Becky decided to enroll in Animal Behavior College to become a Veterinarian Assistant. After graduation, She worked at Urgent Pet Care to assist with emergencies and help nurse sick animals back to health. Through her hard work and dedication, Becky was able to grasp and appreciate what it means to help animals. Every “Thank you” she received from clients made her realize why she loves her job and the difference it can make to help animals. Currently, she is enrolled at Penn Foster to further her education to work toward becoming a Veterinary Technician. As a vet receptionist at HousePaws Mobile Veterinary Service, Becky loves being involved with clients and making sure their needs are met. She am honored to be a part of something so rewarding to herself and others. Outside of work, she enjoys going to the zoo and cuddling with her cats at home.
Karly E. – Receptionist (picture to come)
Karly is currently a student at Rowan College at Burlington County, and plans on graduating after the Spring semester of 2017. In the fall she will be attending Rutgers University in New Brunswick with a major in Animal Science, and plans on becoming a large animal vet herself. She’s more of a cat person, and has two black cats Maggie and Missy. She chose HousePaws because of the welcoming family atmosphere, and the ingenuity of having a mobile aspect of the practice. She has always wanted to work with animals and HousePaws is a great opportunity to learn more about the veterinary field and gain experience. In her free time, she enjoys being outside. Whether it’s camping, hiking, being at the beach, or just walking in the park. Other hobbies include shopping, watching the Flyers, and frequenting Six Flags.