As owner, trainer and manager of GoodFellas, I am an on-site owner and manage the day-to-day operations of GoodFellas.
Like most people, I have had dogs my entire life and they are truly my children and my passion. My life would not be complete without dogs in my home. And to be able to work with them everyday -- incredibly rewarding! Throughout my life I have participated in several different obedience disciplines including protection training, agility, scent training, tracking and therapy work!
I have a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Salem State College and got my business experience from managing a 300 seat restaurant/bar in Salem for 6 years. I also worked for 10 years as an investigator for the Federal government before deciding to open GoodFellas Doggy Daycare in June 2012. My philosophy was to build a place for my Golden Retriever, Noah, that was clean, safe, educational and nurturing and without question, fun! If I could create a place that I was comfortable sending my dogs, then others would be comfortable sending their dogs too. And Noah loves swimming, so I had to give him a swimming pool!
All of my dogs attend GoodFellas. Reagan, Moses, Wyatt who are all Golden Retrievers and Sadie, a Basset Hound!
Roberta has been with GoodFellas since the construction phase in 2011. As weekend manager, Roberta chaperones GoodFellas' weekend boarders and assists with GoodFellas' training program. When not playing with dogs, Roberta works for the Massachusetts Trial Court. Roberta spends her free time with her two Golden Retrievers, Caleb and Negan. Roberta is certified in Pet First Aid & CPR.
Kurt joined the GoodFellas team in April of 2021. He was just 16 when he started his career working with our canine companions! Quickly becoming a valued member of the team, Kurt has done a fantastic job during the closing shifts. Kurt never fails to go the extra mile when caring for the dogs. His ability to balance the end of day cleaning and dog handling of some of the rowdy groups at the end of the day have made him a strong and balanced energy. Kurt graduated high school in the spring of 2022 and will be heading off to college to study animal science where he plans to further his skills in the field of veterinary medicine. You go Kurt! Kurt spends his free time lovin on his Golden Retriever Heidi.