Staff Bios

Cropped version - Gerry, Sabine, Lucky on Brittle Leaf Trail

    Gerry Goodman

    Gerry and his wife Lynne moved to Oakland from New York in 2010. They are very happy with their California life, from the weather to the people. And Gerry LOVES being a Woofwalks Walker . . . “Fresh air, sunshine, exercise and the company of dogs,” he says “what’s not to like!”




      Jarred Myers

      Jarred has been working with Woofwalks as a dog walker for the past year and absolutely loves his job. He is great handling the dogs and even adopted one of his client’s dogs when they no longer could care for her! Jarred also is one of the caretakers for the dogs that are boarded at Woofwalks.


      Maya Phelps

      Maya a true Northern-California native became an animal lover at a young age due to her mother’s compassion for animal adoption. Maya’s back ground is versatile spanning from pet grooming to dog walking and boarding. She is currently taking pre-veterinary assistant classes, as well as working at the Oakland zoo. Maya has devoted her life’s work to caring and protecting animals.

      Claire Dougherty

              Claire has been living in Oakland for the past two years. An east coast native, she has enjoyed exploring the beautifully mild bay with her Woofwalks pack. She has learned a lot about the terrain and working off-leash since joining the team and training with Stacey and the other walkers.




        Jenna Gerds

        Jenna is born and raised in San Leandro and has grown up around animals. She currently lives at Woofwalks headquarters and started out caring for Stacey’s personal dogs, as well as all the dog boarding at Woofwalks and graduated to become a full time dog walker last year!  Jenna is also going to school part time.


        Sophia Perkis

        Sophia is the newest Woofwalks dog walker but far from new to the gig! She did off leash excursions throughout San Francisco for several years and finally decided to walk dog where she lives, in the East Bay!  Sophia also works park time at a farm and loves being around animals full time!