Kristen Burton – Owner and Pet Sitter
I was born and raised in Moscow, PA, and my Northeast Pennsylvania roots run deep! I spent eight years just outside of Chicago, as the Executive Director of the Illinois Chapter of Community Associations Institute, a non-profit group providing resources to community associations. I then joined Teleformix, LLC as an account manager, but those who have ever worked in “cubicle hell” will know why I left that job! My husband Matt and I moved to Hamlin in spring of 2006, to be closer to family and enjoy the mountains and lakes of Northeast PA.
Insured, professional pet sitters are a way of life in Chicago, so as soon as we moved to Hamlin we searched for a new sitter for our pets. Seeing a need for a trained, insured, professional pet sitter in the area, Your Best Friend Pet Sitting was born.
Over the past eight years, I have been able to serve my customers and community with the very best in pet sitting. It has been my pleasure to delight pets and their owners with my service, attention to detail, and intuitive, loving care for their four-footed family members.
I believe strongly in sharing knowledge, and giving back to those who have helped me. I am a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters, where I served on the Board of Directors for three years, and I participate in various committees for that group. I also participate in Professional United Pet Sitters, learning and sharing with pet sitters across the country. Locally I organize the annual Presents 4 Pets campaign, where I collect donations for area animal shelters and rescue groups.
When I’m not pet sitting, or goofing around with my own pets, I love to spend time in nature. Spend a sunny June day at one of the many lakes in the area, and you’ll know what I mean. I also enjoy playing guitar, writing, and as all entrepreneurs do – working to make my business the BEST it can be!