Meet the Aboard the Ark Staff

Staff petting a dog in the grass

Kennel Manager and Bookkeeper

Ashli Turner
Kennel Manager and Bookkeeper

Kennel Assistant Manager

Jenna Lowe
Kennel Assistant Manager

Jenna Lowe

Gabby Tunyuck
Kennel Assistant Manager/Groomer

Gabby Tunyuck

Hi there! I am one of the assistant managers and groomers here at the Ark. I first started bathing back in 2013 during my senior year at Richwoods High School. I bathed for a year and then went to grooming academy in July of 2014. I always knew that I wanted a career that involved animals and I hit the jackpot. I fell in love with working hands on with the dogs every day and the challenges it held. I've been grooming at the Ark since August of 2015 and feel right at home! I then was promoted to Assistant Manager in September of 2017. I currently own three furry ones. My oldest is Kimber, a 5 year old English Springer Spaniel. Next is Kane, a two year old Pitbull. Last but not least is Kleo, my one year old Mastiff. These three are my whole world! I am truly grateful to have this super fun and exciting job as well as wonderful people to work for and with. 

Groomers

Morgan Lusher
Groomer

Morgan Lusher

Hello, my name is Morgan! I have been working at Aboard the Ark since December of 2012. I enjoy working here because it allows me to be around animals all day. I started out working in the kennels and did reception work for awhile, but then underwent training to become a full time groomer. I currently have a black german shepherd named Samantha, a yorkie named Tootsie, and a kitten that I rescued and bottle fed named Disney. I have always loved animals and I’m glad I have a job that revolves around them!

Kennel Assistants

Megan Foster
Kennel Assistant

Megan Foster

I started working at Aboard the Ark as a Kennel Assistant in August of 2016. Working here has opened my eyes to the world of veterinary medicine. I am currently a student of Illinois Central College and wish to pursue a career in the field in the future. I love working with animals every day; they make the job fun and interesting. I especially love rodents and have four rats names Sidney, Zipper, Snowie, and Zowie. I love my job and all of the amazing opportunities that come with it!

Kalyn Miller
Kennel Assistant

Kalyn Miller

Hello! My name is Kalyn! I started working at Aboard the Ark in January of 2017 as a kennel assistant, and I trained at the reception desk a few months later. I've always loved animals, especially dogs. I have the softest spot for Pitbulls and have two of my own- Remi and Mocha. I love working with all the dogs we are fortunate to meet! We get to see each dog's personality and it makes this job amazing! 

Arianna Haines
Kennel Assistant

Arianna Haines

  • They got my dog in right away when I called. Everyone is courteous and seem to genuinely love animals. Took good care of my dog and kept me informed.

    —Bruce Green

  • Doctors and staff are always kind and extremely efficient. Our pet loves going there which says a lot for their care.

    —Lori Bennett

  • Very professional, wonderful treatment!! I would recommend this facility to anyone who loves their pets

    —Lora King

  • Everytime I come here for any treatment they ALWAYS treat us like family. They show a deep concern for the pet and the owner. I tell everybody I know to bring their pets here!!! Thanks!!

    —Dawn Wade

  • "Best place I've ever been to! Everyone was extremely nice and helpful, I couldn't have asked for better!"

    —Tiffany Larson

  • "I'm always very happy with my interactions with the staff and doctors at Pekin Veterinay Clinic. I feel as though my concerns are addressed, and that the staff really cares about me and about my furbabies."

    —Sylvia Shults

  • "You can tell the Vet loves the animals. She got on the floor and played with the puppy and put her at ease. I thought that was very sweet!!"

    —Sheri Jones

  • "Great service. My dog was in need of care due to her condition and I was able to take her over right away and they worker her in. This is the kind of care and reaction I need for my dogs, and I received it."

    —Jacque Hess

  • "I have referred them to all my friends and family. They are great. There willing to work with you and are also fantastic with my dogs."

    —Diane Canizzo

  • "Wonderful as always! The people are always so nice and friendly. I feel our pet gets quality health care here."

    —Maribeth Kilbride

  • "You’re all the kind of people that make the world a better place for critters of all kinds."

    —Pekin family members Jody, Ed, Alyssia, Jake, Sweet Pea, Pippy, Simba, Cuddles, and Kera.