Current APPSA Board of Directors & Committee Members

Kara Jenkins:  Past President & Web Master

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Tawny Carlson:  President

Tawny Carlson The Animal Pro…
I started my business in 2002 after 21 years as a professional Zoo Keeper. My experiences in the Zoo field range from general and specialized care of a variety of species, hospital and veterinary assisting, training animals (and staff as well). As The Animal Pro I provide you with professional experienced quality care for your animal family members.  When you require the best care for your animal family members call Tawny at 480-695-1924 or email me at

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Carrie Pawpins: Vice President & Event Coordinator

Carrie Pawpins | Pet Nanny

Carrie Seay, Owner, CBCC-KA, MS-CABAC, Nutrition Counselor, Fear Free Certified Professional, Staff Education Consultant.

Carrie grew up in Scottsdale, AZ where she currently lives with her dog and two cats. She has worked with animals all her life in many different settings. She began at a young age with volunteering and fostering stray and feral cats and kittens. At the beginning of her career, she worked her way up from a kennel attendant position at a veterinary clinic to a veterinary technician and receptionist. She also has experience in other animal related jobs including working at a dog day care, a pet store, and even at a veterinary distribution company. She worked as a veterinary technician for more than five years before moving on to start her own business. Carrie has her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and her Masters’ Degree in Companion Animal Behavior Analysis and Counseling. She recently passed the CBCC-KA certification test and is now a Certified Behavior Consultant-Canine. Carrie is comfortable working with cats and dogs with any special needs, medical issues, or behavior problems. She continues to learn more about animal behavior and pet care as it is an ever changing and growing field. She feels that pets are a part of the family and strives to help the bond grow between pet owners, pet professionals, and the animals.


Cheryl Tannehil: Treasurer