Meet Our Lady Hammond Road Halifax Team
Nick Gregory, store Manager
Nick moved out east from Ottawa a few years ago and recently graduated from Dalhousie University with a BSc. in Marine Biology. He loves dogs, whether big or small and has spent the last 5 years living with dogs. He has spent a lot of time working with dogs as a volunteer at the local SPCA and is very excited to have the opportunity to work with the dogs at Jollytails on a daily basis.
Tyra Levy, ASSISANT MANAGER
Tyra joined the Jollytails family to completely change her career and lifestyle. She is a former correctional worker whose love for animals (especially her canine companion, Molly) has pushed her to outgrow her work with the justice system. Molly is Tyra's heart dog, who at a young age was diagnosed with canine megaesophagus. This is a congenital disease (which she shares with her sister Kaya) that prevents her esophagus from pushing the food/water to her belly! We manage the disease by using a special high chair (Bailey chair) for her to eat in, thickening her water, along with many other time consuming practices. So a career where Molly is able to join Tyra every day has been a huge blessing!
Peter Linfield, Daycare Supervisor
Coming from Tatamagouche, NS, Peter attended Mount Allison University for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy. After several years in customer service and hospitality, he decided to find work caring for animals. Always a dog lover, Peter hopes to adopt a canine pal soon, but until then is happy to share his love with the wonderful dogs at Jollytails. In his downtime, Peter enjoys reading, comic books, live music, politics, Super Nintendo, admiring cute pups at the park, and coffee on the porch.
Brody was born and raised in a small town in Eastern PEI and had just recently moved to Halifax. Brody made the move with his best friend for the last thirteen years, Jake. Jake and Brody share a special bond and are usually inseparable whether out exploring or chilling in front of the TV. Brody has a love for all animals especially dogs. He loves dogs of all shapes and sizes. That's why Brody was very excited about being given the opportunity to join the great team at Jollytails !
Cassandra was born and raised in Newfoundland and has been living in Halifax for over 5 years. Cassandra has always had a soft spot for all animals and has always been an advocate for animal rights and rescues. Her life changed when she adopted her dog Kaya. Kaya was also Staff member Tyra’s dog littermate who shares a condition called Megaesophagus. When Kaya was adopted Cassandra changed her whole lifestyle to help and give her the best quality of life, which included changing her career. She knew she wanted to work with animals and loved Jollytails and became part of the JT family. Kaya sadly passed away from a battle with this disease at the young age of 3. Cassandra has since rescued a Malamute Shepherd mix named Meera, a cat named Leonard Nimoy, and her most recent addition to her fur family is a spunky pomeranian named Baloo.
Jeff was born in Halifax and has lived his whole life here. He has always treated animals with the same respect that he would want to be treated with. Jeff enjoys spending time with animals of all kind. He loves meeting them for the first time and getting to know all about them and what makes them special in their own way. When he was in his Junior High he volunteered at a similar daycare for dogs, so when he saw the chance to be part of the Jollytails team, he knew it would be perfect for him.
Nicole has always had a huge passion for animals, and working with them was a dream for her. She rescued 2 dogs, Jack and Spirit (see photo). In her arms is Nicole’s sister’s pup Maisy and on the right is her parents’ big guy Sisu (who crossed rainbow bridge in April 2017)
Now after grooming dogs for the last 4 years in the Annapolis Valley, Nicole has decided to join the Jollytails team and get to know some of the dogs in Halifax. She is happy to watch the dogs have so much fun while their humans are at work.
Cindy White, Groomer
Cindy graduated from the Academy of Cosmetology in 2010, starting her career as a human hairstylist. After working in the beauty industry for a couple of years she realized the only way she could love her job more would be to incorporate animals into it, and so in 2012 her journey to become a dog groomer began. She has never looked back. Cindy enjoys attending any and all continuing education opportunities she can in order to keep up with her knowledge and techniques. She has certified with the Canadian Professional Pet Stylists at the level of Intermediate Stylist Technician. In her spare time you can find her hanging out with her two dogs, two cats and rabbit!