Shay was born in a small town called Dawson, GA and at the age of 2, her family moved to Atlanta. Shay graduated from Cedar Grove High School, and later joined the United States Marine Corp and served for 10 years. Shay is a huge Atlanta Falcons fan! She grew up a country girl around plenty of animals thanks to her grandparents. Her grandparents taught Shay how to help take care of animals at the family farm. That is where she found her love for animals. Shay is a mother of 2 wonderful children, a daughter named Kristen born in 2006, and a son named Rodney born in 2014. The newest addition to their family is a Chorkie named Rich. At age 22, Shay graduated from Georgia Medical Institute, however she still wanted to work in the animal care field because of her love for animals. In her spare time, Shay enjoys volunteer coaching at the local recreation center. Some of Shay’s hobbies are swimming, hiking, drawing, reading, writing poetry, playing video games, playing kickball, going to football, basketball, and baseball games with family and friends!
Why she does this: "I come to work everyday because I love what I do, It’s just that simple."