Hi all! My name is Kelly Downie and I will be joining the team as the General Manager of the PetSuites in John’s Creek, GA. I have been in big box retail for 25 years and have worked with Wal-Mart and most recently Lowe’s Home Improvement. I left Lowe’s to spend more time with my family and decided I’d only go back to work when I found a career I was truly passionate about. That’s when the PetSuites opportunity presented itself. I have always had a love for animals and have had cats all my life. Our cat Misty is 15 and has been with me longer than my husband. We also had an English Bulldog named Gus for 9 years before losing him to an illness. He was considered our first son. I’ve enjoyed helping animals with rescues and doing what I can to support their efforts. I truly believe our pets are our family and should be treated in the same way with lots of love and kindness. My husband James and I have been married for 11 years and have our son Alex who is almost 5 years old. They have given me more joy than I could imagine. We enjoy going on adventures and exploring new places. My husband is originally from Illinois and I hail from Upstate New York. We’ve lived in the south for over 13 years and moved to Georgia in March 2018 to be close to my in-laws. I look forward to watching our son grow up around family and setting down roots. I look forward to using my skills to teach and train our future leaders. I appreciate the opportunity to be part of a dynamic team that caters to pets and their parents!