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Sam Goodman is Founder and General Manager of Doggie Joggie. Throughout his life he has always found a special connection with all animals, and has always loved being outdoors. During his college career he walked and ran his professor’s retired greyhounds while attending Oberlin College. After graduating in 2009, he moved to Chicago, then to Seattle, and finally settled down in San Diego with his wife, Lisa.

Everywhere he has lived, Sam has always maintained a value-system of being a loyal, sincere and hardworking person, someone who loves the outdoors, loves adding value to people’s lives, and loves connecting with animals. So when he moved to San Diego, Sam recognized a need for a valuable service that provides dogs with exercise, and provides pets with caring and honest caretakers while their families are away on vacation or at work, and in 2013, he co-founded Doggie Joggie, Inc with his sister Ali. He is happy to continue helping to improve the lives of dogs and pet owners across San Diego County, and loves supporting them with great service and support to care for their furry family members.

Tara Evangelist is a Manager of Operations for the Doggie Joggie team. Hailing originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, she moved to San Diego in 2018 and began working for Doggie Joggie initially as a dog walker and pet sitter. She excelled in that position and quickly earned a promotion to the Manager position later that year, and it is truly a dream come true for Tara. She is a proud mama of two dogs - Annie (a Dachshund, pictured here) and Leon (a Husky), and though she doesn't currently own a cat she owned kitties in the past. Tara is laid back and easy going, but also takes the care of animals very seriously, and being a dog owner herself, who has used dog companies in the past, she understand the need to provide a quality service, loving care, excellent communication, and ultimately to deliver peace of mind to our clients. Tara is a very active person and loves to be outdoors with her dogs, hiking, biking, lifting weights, or exploring San Diego! Tara also likes to spend time with her husband, family, and friends. She comes from a background working in the human services field for over 9 years and is extremely compassionate to others, humans and animals alike. She looks forward to meeting you and your four-legged companion, provide that quality service for you!!