Meet Our Boarding and Grooming Staff

Morgan Lusher, Groomer

I’ve been a team member at Aboard the Ark since 2012 and went through grooming training in 2014. I started working as a kennel attendant and a receptionist, but being a groomer has been my passion. I have always had a love for all animals and knew I wanted a career involving them. I currently have some cats, a Golden Retriever, and a German Shepherd whom I love dearly. This is truly a job I enjoy coming to and love doing.

Mary Figge, Boarding

I started working as a kennel attendant the summer of 2019 while I was home from college. I am currently pursuing an Animal Science degree at Iowa State University with the hopes of going on to get a DVM. You’ll see me at Aboard the Ark and Pekin Veterinary Clinic during summer and winter break.

I have two Chesapeake Bay Retrievers named Cyclone (cy) and Thorben who compete in retrieving competitions. I also grew up with horses, pigs, goats, chickens, and pigeons. I showed horses and pigs through my local 4-H club. I love furry animals big and small!

Ariel Jurewicz, Boarding