Patrick comes to us with equal parts experience and enthusiasm. Having worked with animals since a teenager, Patrick has enjoyed a career as both a kennel attendant and a veterinary technician. His love for animals is also reflected in his personal life where he is the caretaker to Bear (a Black Lab), Catti B (a tuxedo cat), two horses (Neon & Harmony), many chickens and saltwater fish. A Jacksonville native, Patrick enjoys taking advantage of the great local fishing opportunities, both inshore and off. Football (in particular, The Green Bay Packers) is another passion as is spending time with friends & family. Since joining our team, Patrick has been instrumental in adding fun new features to the resort as well as maintaining a positive and cohesive work environment for our staff. His passion for animals and consideration of others makes Patrick a very special part of the Birch Island family.
Monica is an Oklahoma native who moved to Jacksonville in 2011. Growing up, she was surrounded by a variety of animals including horses, cows, chickens, ferrets, bunnies & snakes. Currently, she has a German Shepherd (Guppie), Doberman (Bubbles) and two cats (Koda & Taylor). An avid animal enthusiast, Monica has prior experience in doggy daycare and has been pet-sitting much of her life. She will be going to FSCJ to pursue her goal to work in the veterinary field. When not focused on animals, Monica enjoys Marvel movies, going to the beach or pool and traveling (she has visited all 50 states!).