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Summer Van Hellen - Office Manager

Sonia Mason - Daycare Specialist

Kristin Kaut - Daycare Specialist

Tamalyn Groody - Kennel Tech

Henna Elmer - Kennel Tech

Desiree Sandoval - Trainer

DJ Schultz - Groomer

Kelly Pittillo - Groomer

Emma Ellis - Receptionist

Brenna Williamson - Float tech

Sam Molina - Boarding & Daycare lead

Scott Martin - Operations Manager

Jacob Taylor - Business Strategy

Emily Taylor - Growth Coordinator

Chelsea Pearce, DVM


Dr. Pearce founded A Crate Escape with a vision to build a more complete, safer, and luxurious pet boarding and daycare experience. From her unique perspective as a veterinarian, she has designed an unmatched experience for pets and pet parents in the Austin, TX area.

In addition to managing A Crate Escape, Chelsea practices emergency veterinary medicine at a local veterinary hospital where she provides emergency medical and surgical services.

Outside of work, Dr. Pearce enjoys time with her husband Phillip, four children (Finleigh, Harper, Grayson, and Avery), and their English Cream Golden Retriever, Optimus.

Dr. Pearce obtained a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and completed undergraduate work in biology at Texas Tech University.