Our Staff

We love our furry friends!




My name is Glenn Derby, I have loved dogs since I was a kid. My favorite book was Where the Red Fern Grows! That book helped me form a bond with dogs that I have had for over 50 years. I love training, handling, talking about, and just being in the dog world. My goal is to have a dog facility that everyone loves to come see and be a part of!! I look forward to meeting all the new dogs and the ones we’ve had since day 1.



Operations Officer

Hi I’m Carol and I’m the operations officer here at The Dog Nest! My favorite part of the job is hanging out with my office dogs all day, everyday and occasionally invading Bizzy’s suite to give her some love! I have two dogs of my own at home, a golden doodle named Buddy and a maltipoo named Duke. I’ve been running operations here since November 2021 and couldn’t imagine a better place to work!

Katie H


Front Desk Manager

Hello! My name is Katie Hart-Filip and I am the Front Desk Manager here at The Dog Nest! When I am not at The Dog Nest, I am a licensed real estate agent helping clients achieve their real estate goals. My love for dogs along with my background in Sales, Marketing, and Event Planning brought me here to The Dog Nest. My goal is to provide you and your furry friends with the best experience possible. I am looking forward to meeting you and your dog. I currently reside in Delafield with my husband, Jordan, and our yellow lab, Tucker!



Handler, Media

Hello my name is Savannah! I attend the University of Minnesota and am looking to major in Psychology. I have been working at The Dog Nest since May 2020. I have experience being a handler and working the front desk. I also run our Instagram and Tiktok feeds. I have always loved dogs and getting to meet all of your dogs everyday always brings a smile to my face. Working at The Dog Nest has taught me so many skills, especially patience haha, which I hope to use in my future. Can’t wait to meet so many more pups and people as I continue working here!

Ally M



Hi my name is Ally Merlet and I am currently a junior in high school. I have always loved dogs and I have three dogs of my own, so I thought being a dog handler would be the perfect job. I started at the dog nest a couple of months ago. It has been so much fun and I love it. My favorite part of work is the wide variety of dogs that come in. I have learned so much about different dog breeds and my love for dogs has grown even stronger since working here. The Dog Nest is a great place to work and I am so thankful for everything I have learned and will continue to learn from this job.




Hi I’m Tatum Smith and I attend the University of Minnesota where I am studying criminology. I have been working at The Dog Nest for over a year now and I absolutely love it! Any time I’m home I always take the opportunity to come in and work with my favorite furry friends! Growing up my favorite book was Because of Winn-Dixie so I have been a dog lover for as long as I can remember. My favorite part of this job is getting to meet all of your fur babies. I fall in love with each and every dog that comes through our doors. I could not imagine a better place to work and am so grateful I found The Dog Nest!




Hi my name is Scarlett Derby and I am a high school student. I have been working at The Dog Nest since May of 2020. I have five dogs at home and I have been surrounded by animals my whole life. My favourite part about my job is meeting all of the dogs and learning their unique personalities. As much as I love being a handler and working with the dogs in playgroup, my main job at The Dog Nest is cleaning, organizing, and bringing everyone’s dogs up to the front to their owners. I am very passionate about making sure every dog is very comfortable, and I know your dogs are in the best hands possible!




Hello! I’m Abby Monday, and I am a handler at the Dog Nest. I have been surrounded by animals my entire life, from owning multiple pets to working as a dog sitter and caretaker at different shelters in Wisconsin. I am currently a student at UW Madison, and I am hoping to study animal behavior and welfare. I have worked with dogs of all ages, breeds, and behaviors, and I have so much fun meeting more dogs with all their unique qualities! I can’t wait to meet all your furry friends and keep making amazing memories at the Dog Nest!




Hello, my name is Tiffany! I’m a senior handler at The Dog Nest. Since I was a child I’ve had a love for animals. I’m a heavy equipment operator for most of the year and have been blessed in the winter months to able to work with some amazing dogs.




Hi! My name is Olivia Van Galen and I’m a senior at Waukesha South High School. I plan on attending UW River Falls in the fall to study Animal Science with an emphasis in Companion Animals. I have been working at The Dog Nest since September of 2022, mostly as a handler but also a butler, and I love every dog that comes through the door. I also love being able to learn about each and everyone of your dogs, and grow my knowledge of their behavior. My life has basically revolved around dogs (and pets in general) since I was young as I have volunteered at HAWS and am employed as a summer camp counselor. I sadly don’t have any of my own pets, but I love having the opportunity to love all of yours as if they were my own!




Hello, my name is Grace! I am a sophomore in high school and plan to make working with dogs a greater part of my life after I graduate. I have always loved dogs, and I treasure every moment I spend with one. I have one dog, Nikki, who keeps me on my toes at home. Here at the Dog Nest, I get to make sure that every dog has a clean space to hang out in and bring them back to their owner after a day of daycare or boarding. My favorite part is giving the goodbye pats and watching their tails wag throughout the day!




Hey guys I’m Destiny! I’ve been a dog lover since I can remember and now I have Gucci who is a Corgi! I work at the front desk checking all your precious pups in, but outside of that I’m also a Certified Nursing Assistant and work in home health. I’m also pursuing a associate degree in arts on a track for my bachelors in Psychology. Can’t wait to see you and your smiling best friends at the Dog Nest soon :)!

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