The Dream Team
Carie – Store Owner & Pet Food Consultant
Carie and her daughter Holly (seen below) purchased and built the Copperfield Tail Blazers from the ground up in 2006. In the fall of 2015 Carie became full owner of the store. Before Carie became a pet food store owner, she was a Lab Technologist for 35 years. During her career, she spent 9 years overseas working in Saudi Arabia, and traveled all over the rest of the world during her time there.
Carie came from a small town in Manitoba, and it was always her goal to create a big city store, with a small town feel, and to fill her store with quality pet products and knowledgeable, friendly staff that our customers knew by name. When Carie isn’t in the store, she can be found riding in the mountains with one of her 4 horses, or at home with the rest of the crew consisting of 4 cats, 5 cows, 30 chickens and 2 dogs.
Sarah – Store Manager & Pet Food Consultant
Sarah, our store manager and resident vegetarian, has been with us since 2010 and holds the record for our most longstanding team member! Sarah’s interest in nutrition started with people while working at a naturopathic clinic, and then segued into animal nutrition. During her time with us, Sarah has earned certificates in both canine and feline nutrition, and is continually learning the latest and greatest ways to keep pets healthy through natural, whole foods, and supplements. The most rewarding part of her job is helping pets with health issues and seeing them recover and go on to thrive.
When Sarah isn’t helping our customers and taking care of the store, she can be found in one of her favorite places – the Rocky Mountains – hiking with her Malamute, Kai. Sarah also has a kung-fu bunny, Chuck Norris, that she adopted from Calgary Humane Society.
Paris – Supervisor & Pet Food Consultant
When we say, “Paris” in our store, we are not talking about some distant, faraway city in France – we are talking about an amazing young lady right here in our store! Although Paris has been in the pet industry for over eight years, she first graced us with her presence in November 2015. She has been passionate about learning as much as she can about animal ailments, and natural supplements. She uses this knowledge every day in her quest to improve the health and well-being of the pets that shop in our store. Paris also has her certificate in K9 first aid, and she has a dog-training certificate from ICS Canada.
Paris can always depend on her two dogs Kodah and Kaos, and her two birds Swidget and Qweekway to lovingly greet her every day upon her return home.
Andrea – Pet Food Consultant
Speaking of faraway cities, we’d like to introduce you to Andrea, who has been with us since 2014! Andrea is originally from Colombia, but has been living in Canada for over 15 years. She is fluent in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and German. WHOA! She is currently attending U of C as Linguistics Major and a Cultural Anthropology minor. Perfectly suited to this worldly young lady.
Andrea’s favorite parts of her job are meeting everyone’s pets, and learning about holistic pet supplements. She has a crazy Chocolate Lab at home named Lucas that loves Puppy Love Rib Bones and Nothing Added’s Rabbit Ears.
Holly – Blogger, Photographer, & Social Media Strategist
This is a face you don’t see very often in the store, but our customers that have been with us since the very beginning will know who Holly is. Holly used to be co-owner of our store along side her mother Carie (see above), but in the fall of 2015 sold her half of the store to her mom. Since then, Holly has gone full time into her pet photography business, BrindleBerry Pet Photography, and is still very involved in the Tail Blazers franchise and in the Copperfield location as a blogger and social media strategist. You can see her blogging and photography throughout this website!
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