Meet the Team
Tina Edenfield, Owner
Tina opened Dogtopia of Gilbert because of her passion for dogs and her desire to give her own 2 dogs the safest, happiest place possible to play. She loves the dogs in her care and values the friendships she has created with the pet parents who trust her and her team.
Originally from Wyoming, Tina moved here from Colorado in 2010. She is married to her high school sweetheart and they have 2 children, Emily and Cameron. Traveling and reading and spending time in Munds Park are some of her favorite things to do when she’s not at Dogtopia soaking up all the K-9 love she can.
Angie DeWolf, General Manager
Angie DeWolf is the General Manager for Dogtopia Gilbert. Since August of 2022, she has worked on maintaining our stellar reputation in the quality and care of our Dogtopia pup’s health, social behavior, safety and most importantly ensuring that every day at Dogtopia is the most exciting day ever!
Angie is passionate about dogs and has spent many years volunteering in rescue and fostering programs. She has participated in organizing several spay and neuter education classes and helped organize low-cost mobile spay and neuter events here in Arizona and in Florida.
In her spare time, Angie enjoys traveling, paddleboarding, boating, hiking, and camping with her husband Robert, 2 children Tyler and Alyssa, and their 3 dogs Riley, Jagger, and Nova. Angie moved to AZ in 1993 from Orlando, Fl, and has resided in Gilbert for the past 16 years.
Emily Edenfield, Front Desk Manager
Emily has been working along side her mom for the past four years. She has always had a love for animals that are fuzzy and cute! She started out as a canine coach and has moved her way up to running the front desk. She has been in the customer service industry for 8 years now. She has loved being able to meet the parents behind the adorable pups that come in through the door everyday! If you ever stop by make sure to say hello to Emily!
One of Emily’s hobbies when she isn’t at work loving on the dogs, is cooking! She has loved to cook every since she was little. Her favorite chef is Emeril Lagasse. Fun Fact she owns ALL of his cookbooks!
Marissa Rodgers, Pet Parent Relations Manager
Marissa is the photographer behind the scenes! If you see any of our social media posts you can thank Marissa! She has been with us for 2 years now helping out where ever she can. She is the smiling face you may see occasionally at the front desk helping check pups in. She is so in love with dogs and been in the dog industry for as long as she can remember. Her favorite part of the job is going to be the photos of the dogs and allowing the pet parents to see what goes on behind closed doors in the facility because we truly love their pups. She is passionate about her job because her dogs play a HUGE roll in her life. She understands how important it is for pet parents to have their pups loved on and taken care of when they are not at home.
When Marissa is not here at Dogtopia of Gilbert she loves adventuring and training with her five dogs, Addie, Dodger, Moses, Weezy and Kona with her boyfriend, Troy. You have probably met Addie and Dodger in our lobby always keeping our front desk staff company. So give them some love next time you see them!
Heavin Nelson, Rover and Canine Coach
Heavin has been with us for the past 2 years. She is the smiling face that you will most likely see in the morning. She is the one that is able to play with all of our pups before sending them into their playrooms. One of her favorite things about the job is getting to help some of the more timid pups to feel more comfortable in our playrooms. She loves to watch them spread their wings and build confidence as the day goes on! She is passionate about Dogtopia because dogs give unconditional love and they are more complex than people like to give them. In Heavins free time she loves to go on long walks and hikes. She loves detective shows, favorite being Bones.
Aubri Sierra, Front Desk, Rover, Canine Coach
Aubri is a triple threat, you will see her running dogs as rover, playing with the pups as a coach and working hard at the front desk. She has such a passion for animals that working at Dogtopia is the perfect place for her to be! Her favorite part about the job is going to be watching the dogs grow from their first day to the crazy fur babies when they are comfortable. She loves watching the pups find their best friends that will last a lifetime. In her free time she loves to read mystery books!
Kylie Bennitt, Rover and Canine Coach
For those of you who do not know Kylie she is one of our PM rover and coaches! She works hard in school all day to come and play with puppies in the afternoon. She is one of our strongest coaches and we love having her here with us. Kylie’s favorite thing about the job is going to be the environment. She says she loves coming to work. She is passionate about this job because she loves all of her animals and believes that they deserve the best care. In her free time you can find her working at the stables and spending time with friends and family.
Paris Garland (featuring coach Moose), Canine Coach
If you ever get a chance to check in on the cameras when Paris is working the room will be in Heaven. She is one of our strongest coaches here at Dogtopia of Gilbert. She is such a pleasure to work with. Paris says that her favorite part about working at Dogtopia of Gilbert is the chill environment and her coworkers. She loves meeting new pups at work and discovering their personalities. She loves to watch them make new friends and watching them play. In her free time she loves to watch movies and do homework.
Coach Moose loves to observe the room and loves to spend time in our pools. His favorite pool is the green turtle in the yard.
Wendy Weed, Rover and Canine Coach
This wonderful lady is Wendy! You have most likely seen her in the morning taking your pup to the back or in the playroom having a dance party with your pups to her favorite tunes! She has been with us for the past year and a half. She has been in the human and dog daycare business for 20 years as well as raising her daughters, Heavin, Hailey and Charlee. You heard that right another mom and daughter duo here at Dogtopia of Gilbert! Wendy is a huge animal lover. She has always wanted to have a farm full of puppies and now she gets to have that dream come true with all of your wonderful fur babies! Her favorite part of the job is watching the pups grow up and she loves watching those pups get excited to come to school. Your pups make her whole world and she couldn’t ask for a better job. In her spare time she is a big camper with her own four pups. Wendy’s favorite things to do is to dance and listen to music.