MEET THE TEAM

We bring caring people together

TrustedHousesitters launched in 2010 with a simple mission: to keep pets happy and safe in their own homes. Since then, we have quickly grown into an incredible global community of pet lovers, who help each other travel.

Every day, we connect thousands of home and pet owners with care-orientated sitters who will look after their home and pets for free, in exchange for a place to stay.

  • REAL
  • CARING
  • CONNECTING
  • ENRICHING LIVES

A global team with a single vision

Real, Enriching, Caring and Connecting. Our values are at the heart of everything we do.

With a shared determination to keep pets happy at home and help pet lovers travel, every member of the TrustedHousesitters team uses their unique set of specialist skills to bring that vision to life.

Meet the team

Andy CEO & Founder
Andy Peck - CEO & Founder

Andy Peck

CEO & Founder

My role is to ensure that we have the happiest team, providing great service. It’s important that pet owners continue to find TrustedHousesitters seamless and invaluable, so we pet sit whenever we can to best know the needs of pets, owners and sitters. My motivation is about genuinely enriching the lives. I’m also chief BBQ organiser and enjoy taking the team for a social or paddle board whenever possible.

My favourite pet sit has been caring for 2 cute labradors, Rufus and Gracie, in a gorgeous mountainside home in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Rachel Co-Founder
Rachel Martin - Co-Founder

Rachel Martin

Co-Founder

I co-founded TrustedHousesitters with husband-to-be Andy Peck when we realised there was a real need in the world to offer a solution to pet owners who did not want to use kennels or simply could not travel due to not having the right pet care solution. I’m responsible for the TrustedHousesitters product, which means I take the lead in introducing all the new features to ensure we offer the best solution and continuously improve the experience for everyone. I love listening to member feedback and driving the changes to enhance our offering. I have a huge passion for animals and travel, I’ve traveled around the world 4 times, meaning I love what we have created - and feel immensely inspired by our community of pet lovers, who are all part of this growing trend to share on a global level.

I fell in love with Rufus and Gracie, the labradors while house sitting in Breckenridge, Colorado. I also learnt how to snowboard there too! And if that wasn’t enough, I became friends with the homeowner who is coming to our impending wedding - the connections we make via TrustedHousesitters are truly magical!

Tim Managing Director, CFO
Tim Lyons - Managing Director, CFO

Tim Lyons

Managing Director, CFO

I'm the Managing Director at TrustedHousesitters, after being in the position for six months. After joining the business three years ago as CFO, my main focus has been spearheading the business' global expansion and achieving 100% growth every year. TrustedHousesitters has become the world’s biggest house and pet sitting business, with a community of nearly half a million people across 150 countries. The site has helped save its members half a billion dollars in pet care and travel accommodation since its inception. I've always been passionate about pet wellbeing, travel and sport and was recruited to the role at TrustedHousesitters after a chance encounter with the site’s founder and CEO while paddle-boarding in Turkey.

Our favourite sit was a for a wonderful dog in sunny Chester. It was a fantastic experience, and the whole family thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish.

Georgina Head of Operations
Georgina Richardson - Head of Operations

Georgina Richardson

Head of Operations

As Head of Operations I get to work with a great team of pet passionate, like minded individuals everyday. I am responsible for all things operational within the business, as well as supporting the team to build an inspirational working culture. I truly believe in our community and think that everyone should find a caring house sitter when they go away, it’s just better that way. With one goal in mind I want to help pets live longer, healthier, happier lives and know that TrustedHousesitters offers our pet loving community just that!

Caring for 4 very large dogs in my childhood town over Christmas and New Year, lots of crisp winter, muddy walks and lots of fun!

Will CTO
Will Ogden - CTO

Will Ogden

CTO

I look after all the geeky sides of TrustedHousesitters. Since joining the business in early 2014, it's been my pleasure seeing the size of our community grow, and with this growth we've become ever more focused on making sure the website is the best it can be for all our members. I find it wonderfully rewarding being part of a team building something that has such a positive experience on people's lives. We've come a long way since we launched, but we still have a huge number of enhancements in the pipeline...so watch this space!

My ideal house sit would be looking after a Norwegian Tree Cat somewhere in Wales or Scotland (or somewhere hilly so I can mountain bike!).

Jess CMO
Jess Stephens - CMO

Jess Stephens

CMO

I head up the marketing team at TrustedHousesitters. I’m responsible for growing our group of members so we have loads of amazing house sits with lovely pets around the world, and more caring sitters to look after them. I also head up the membership services team which helps people to join and use the site and make the most of their memberships. It’s amazing to work at a place that changes the lives of pets, their owners and the sitters who look after them. I love the daily stories we hear of how TrustedHousesitters has helped keep pets happier at home while allowing people to travel with peace of mind.

I am just about to travel to San Lorenzo near Madrid to look after 2 adorable cats for a week. I can’t wait!

Lisa Product Manager
Lisa Logan - Product Manager

Lisa Logan

Product Manager

I have been at TrustedHousesitters since we launched in 2010 and have worked across all aspects of the company in this time. I now work with the Product & Development team to ensure that the website is simple to use; so that homeowners can easily find their ideal sitter and house sitters can find wonderful opportunities around the world.

I enjoyed a wonderful house sit in the Welsh countryside looking after two beautiful Golden Retrievers called Honey and Breeze.

Tim Lead Engineer
Tim Rijavec - Lead Engineer

Tim Rijavec

Lead Engineer

I work in the Development department, using buzzwords and fuzzy logic to keep the heart of our website beating with the latest technology. I'm an utter tech-a-holic, incessant learner and a passionate traveler who enjoys the fact that my work plays a role in other people's world-exploring & pet sitting, keeping them happy members and intrigued travellers.

I’ve cared for some wonderful pets in the past and with my wife, we’re currently keeping our eyes open for the opportunity to house sit somewhere cold and wintery, ideally with snow for miles.

Dimitri Web Developer
Dimitri Denisjonok - Web Developer

Dimitri Denisjonok

Web Developer

I am a full-stack web-developer working in the Engineering team ensuring TrustedHousesitters is running smoothly as well as implementing the new features to make the web-site easy to use and navigate.

I’ve completed a house sit in Nottingham in summer 2015, where I looked after two lovely cats. I really enjoyed the experience.

Anssi Web Developer
Anssi Junnola - Web Developer

Anssi Junnola

Web Developer

I work on the website as a Full Stack Developer, fixing bugs and creating new functionality for both front and back end. I am originally from Finland, and moved over with my wife to work in the UK once I completed my Computer Science Studies at university. After seeing how little my family’s dog likes kennels, I like knowing that I’m utilising my technical know-how to help more pets stay at home when their owners go away.

I haven’t experienced a house sit yet, but i’m hoping to travel somewhere in southern Europe very soon!

Eilidh Web Developer
Eilidh Hendry - Web Developer

Eilidh Hendry

Web Developer

I’m an engineer working with the Development team to make the website as enjoyable, and easy to use as possible. I do it because I love technology, and building things that I feel can make a meaningful contribution to people’s lives :)

As a newbie to the company I'm still to go on a house sit, but I’m really looking forward to spending time with some pets, as I can’t have any of my own at the moment :(

Rob Digital Marketing Manager
Rob Green - Digital Marketing Manager

Rob Green

Digital Marketing Manager

I work in the Marketing team, spreading the word about house sitting to pet owners and potential house sitters who are looking for information online. It feels great to know that we are introducing so many new people to house sitting every day.

My partner and I went to Montenegro where the mountains and coast are really spectacular!

Catherine Senior Marketing Manager
Catherine Loftus - Senior Marketing Manager

Catherine Loftus

Senior Marketing Manager

In my role in the Marketing team, I manage communications with our members to help pet owners and sitters get the most from their membership. I love working closely with our members to share their incredible stories and celebrate the connections they have made and adventures they have shared with new four and two legged friends. As a pet owner myself, I have seen first hand how much happier pets are at home and always find a trusted sitter for my cat when I go away. Look out for my listing on the site!

Caring for two wonderful tuxedo cats, Oscar and Ron, in an apartment overlooking the river Rhine in Basel, Switzerland.

Angela Social Media Manager
Angela Laws - Social Media Manager

Angela Laws

Social Media Manager

As Social Media Manager at TrustedHousesitters I form part of the Marketing team. I'm privileged to share the many wonderful stories and experiences of our amazing community helping inspire others to discover their own travel freedom. Losing my own dog Holly started me on a 10 year house and pet sitting adventure filling my world with beloved pets, amazing human beings and enriching my life beyond measure.

Choosing a favorite is almost impossible ... 6 weeks in Manhattan NY with pets Alfie, Mitzi and Sabrina was pretty special though!

Denise Consultant
Denise Pritchard - Consultant

Denise Pritchard

Consultant

I help to spread the word about the great TrustedHousesitters service via our partners, such as vets. As a pet owner I know how important it is to have a stress free pet care solution when you travel and having someone in your home is definitely the best way to achieve this. Keeping pets in their own surroundings is the best way to keep them happy when their owners travel.

Looking after a gorgeous black Lab called Muldoon in the village of Lower Brailes near Banbury. He was a total gentleman and escorted me wherever I went and always snuggled up to me on the sofa in front of the fire.

Tom Media Marketing Manager
Tom Richardson - Media Marketing Manager

Tom Richardson

Media Marketing Manager

I work in the TrustedHousesitters marketing team, producing videos and graphics to spread the word about the amazing experiences our members are having all over the world. Having had family dogs for all of my life, I love sharing the stories about how both pets' and owners' lives are changing through house sitting.

I'm looking forward to my first house sit immensely! I'm looking to go house sitting in the English countryside soon, and enjoy some great dog walks. I'd also love visit mainland Europe and stay like a local!

Liam Marketing Executive
Liam Beauchamp-Jones - Marketing Executive

Liam Beauchamp-Jones

Marketing Executive

In my role as Marketing Executive, I am responsible for keeping our members in the know with all the latest goings-on at TrustedHousesitters HQ. I love sharing all the great news stories with our community and the latest house sitting opportunities. As a pet owner, I have experienced first hand how much happier my dog is when she is at home in her own bed. It feels great knowing that I am helping more pets stay at home when their owners go away.

I'm really looking forward to my first house sit! I would love to explore some of the Greek islands.

Vicky Membership Services Manager
Vicky Chandler - Membership Services Manager

Vicky Chandler

Membership Services Manager

I'm Vicky, the Manager of the Membership Services Department. I really love ensuring the Members are having the best experience possible with the site, and knowing that we are facilitating some life changing experiences

I am planning a house sit really soon, and hope to secure one in Colorado or California, two of my favourite places.

Carla Membership Services Assistant Manager
Carla Taylor - Membership Services Assistant Manager

Carla Taylor

Membership Services Assistant Manager

Coming from a background of working professionally with horses and then at a vet's practice, with lots of house sitting in between, I am now lucky enough to work on the Membership Services Team. I find the role extremely rewarding and I especially enjoying talking to pet owners and sitters, helping them through their TrustedHousesitters journey.

I have a rescue dog from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home called Fudge and when he is not spending the day at the office with me, we enjoy walks on the South Downs and playing ball! I'll soon be going off on my first house sit, so will be looking for a caring sitter to look after Fudge whilst I'm away.

Douglas Senior Membership Services Advisor
Douglas Bennett - Senior Membership Services Advisor

Douglas Bennett

Senior Membership Services Advisor

I am a member of the Membership Services team and really enjoy speaking to members and learning about their pets and the amazing places that they live. Looking at all the new housesits appearing on the site amazes me every day!

My favourite housesit was house sitting 2 cats, 2 pigs, a cow, got, and Acca the friendliest dog in the world, in Cambridge, New Zealand!

Therese Membership Services Advisor
Therese Vandeleur - Membership Services Advisor

Therese Vandeleur

Membership Services Advisor

Being in the Customer Care team, I am privileged to be at the forefront of our member's interface. We encourage and help guide both homeowners and house sitters to connect to make this a win-win for all. We are constantly relaying all the wonderful benefits of travel, free accommodation and living like a local, as well as giving that peace of mind on the home front when doing so.

My 7 week cat sit in Zurich. The home was gorgeous, the cats were so easy to look after and so very affectionate. The hiking was wonderful and exploring Zurich and Alps was amazing.

James Membership Services Advisor
James Lyon-Wilson - Membership Services Advisor

James Lyon-Wilson

Membership Services Advisor

I have worked here in Customer Care for around 18 months now and speak with both pet owners and house sitters from all over the world every day. I am still amazed at all the great listings that appear on the site each day and really enjoy hearing about people's house sitting adventures.

My favourite house sit has been 3 weeks in central Manhattan NYC looking after 2 lovely cats in a 47th floor apartment...although was extremely cold in February!

Nicole Membership Services Advisor
Nicole  Mahrukh McDonald - Membership Services Advisor

Nicole Mahrukh McDonald

Membership Services Advisor

I ensure that pet owners feel confident about trusting me with the care of two of their most valued "possessions" - their pets and their home. I do this through references and meeting them either in person, on Skype or sometimes on email or phone, this way we are both happy and comfortable with the arrangement. I get to enjoy the company of lovely pets, new locations and environments, meet new and interesting people and have amazing experiences.

Definitely the South of France. We had a lovely old, deaf cat who was adorable. The owners were lovely people and their niece and her husband became our family for the 3 months we were there. We had use of their car, went to the Cannes Film Festival, Prince Ranier's wedding in Monaco, drove into Italy, oh...so much more!

Luke Member Services Advisor
Luke Parker - Member Services Advisor

Luke Parker

Member Services Advisor

I’m part of the membership Advisor team and primarily here to support our member's to get the absolute best out of our wonderful service. I’ve worked in Customer Care for many years now and love helping others, especially when it comes to Animals & Travel!

I am intending to use my TrustedHousesitters membership as an opportunity to explore new parts of Europe which is something I’ve been keen on for some time. I've also been lucky enough to be selected to sit in the USA this summer which is really exciting!

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