Celebrating Women's History Month with Mid Atlantic Woman Leaders!

Let's continue to amplify some of the amazing women accomplishing great things in #LifeAtPetSmart! We asked a few of PetSmart's leading ladies making a difference to tell us a bit more about them and proud professional moments in their lives—because they're awesome! Check out what these leaders had to say below.


Cassandra - District Leader, Northern Virginia


5 ½ years with PetSmart


Proud Professional Accomplishment

I'm proud of the development and team culture we have in Northern VA – we are all in it together and represent each other in everything we do!


Personal Fun Fact

I am the proud mom of three sons – A biology teacher and football coach, a VT student graduating in May and heading to get his Dr. of Physical Therapy degree in FL this year, and a freshman in high school – all three are amazingly smart and make me feel blessed every day of my life! I've been married for 30 years in August and love photography, the beach and my Jeep! I'm a proud pet parent to Emma, Shay, Crush, Whiz and Bear.



Lisa - District Leader, Raleigh


2 years with PetSmart


Proud Professional Accomplishment

I won the Passion for Pets & People award for the Mid Atlantic—a peer voted award! My proudest accomplishment overall has been helping Store Leaders grow into District Leaders. One went on to be a RVP for Lowes and the other recently won District Leader of the year!


Personal Fun Fact

I have had as many has 5 dogs at once, but now have 3. Three of them were registered therapy dogs and one was in the Canine Crew for Charlotte Douglas Airport. Love to volunteer with them, and excited that the ability to do so is opening back up!



Stephanie - District Leader, Central Pennsylvania


3 years with PetSmart


Proud Professional Accomplishment

Being the Peer District Leader of the year pick in the Mid-Atlantic was one of the most meaningful awards of my career!


Personal Fun Fact

I am a sports fanatic. Mostly Philadelphia Eagles and Sixers but I get into all sports. I have 2 wonderful teenagers who share my passion of screaming at the tv with me!




Stacey - District Leader, East Maryland


1 year with PetSmart


Proud Professional Accomplishment

When I received the Chairman’s Award as a District Leader at Ann Taylor (it was recognition for business results & people/talent results). I'm also very proud of the legacy of leaders who have become Area Managers and District Leaders that I have mentored over the years .


Personal Fun Fact

I am a mom of 2! Mom of 2 – Annie 18 and Lauer 11 (a college freshman & 5th grader & never a dull moment.😊) My happy place is the beach… any beach where I have sun & sand!



Christina - District Leader, Norfolk


17 years with PetSmart


Proud Professional Accomplishment

During my tenure as a Store Leader, was able to be part of making a true difference in the community. Through an amazing partnership with the Children’s Hospital, we put smiles on thousands of children’s faces with the Chance and Lucky campaign and assisted with supplying them a full-time therapy dog – definitely one of my favorite PetSmart career highlights!


Personal Fun Fact

I’m a proud mama to 6 beautiful kiddos and a sweet shih tzu, Charlie.



Michelle - District Leader, Roanoke


4 months with PetSmart 🥳


Proud Professional Accomplishment

I packed up my pup and moved across the country to help further my career and to live my best life. Continuing to push myself outside of my comfort zone helps me continue to develop myself personally and professionally.


Personal Fun Fact

I take a lot of pride in being handy. I love to do home improvement projects. I have installed tile backsplashes, laid wood flooring and built/repurposed/refinished many pieces of furniture. I love the feeling of accomplishment after my projects are complete.



Stefanie - Human Resources Business Partner


14 ½ years with PetSmart


Proud Professional Accomplishment

I started as a part-time Pet Care Associate and then spent most of my tenure in store leadership. I was a Circle of Excellence winner before moving on to my current role!


Personal Fun Fact

I'm a mom to a beautiful 18 month old named Emma and a 2 year old Golden Retriever named Waylon. In my spare time you can find me hanging with my twin sister and my brand new nephew!



Vanity - Quality and Education Leader


15 years with PetSmart


Proud Professional Accomplishment

Becoming a Quality and Education Leader has been my proudest work accomplishment, so far. I have wanted to hold this title since I met my first Quality Education Leader during a store visit.


Personal Fun Fact

I am a mom to Jeriah Legend my 15 month old son and my fur baby is Hemi (my crazy 2 year old cat).




Caitlin - Services Business Partner


13 years with PetSmart


Proud Professional Accomplishment

So proud to have won the East’s Services Partner of the year award after being challenged with filling in as leader for my peers and as district leader last year!


Personal Fun Fact

I'm a mom to 3 beautiful children! In 2000, I competed in the Judo Sunshine State Games and won 2nd place! Spoiler alert: There was only one other woman in my weight class! 😊




Thank you for sharing and for all you do to make PetSmart the best place for all to work, shop, and be yourself!