PetsBloom is owned and operated by Marisa Schultz. Marisa is an Effingham native, with strong roots in her community. She graduated from Effingham High School and received her bachelor's degree from Eastern Illinois University. Marisa has been a Certified Dog Trainer since 2013.
She served in the Illinois National Guard for 8 years and is a Combat Veteran of the Iraqi War. After returning home from her tour of duty and starting a family, she wanted to find a profession that allowed her to do something she loved.
Marisa is committed to providing her clients' pets with the same level of care she gives her own four-legged family members. Her family includes 3 fur kids; Jersey, Minnie and Jingles.
Samantha Hicks is a Charleston, IL native. She has an undying passion for animals (especially the doggos) and over 4 years experience working with them professionally.
After working with nonprofits through AmeriCorps NCCC and living in the mountains of Colorado, Samantha now lives in Effingham, IL with her fiancé, his son, and their two dogs; Matata and Ophelia. She’s currently expecting a baby boy Thanksgiving 2018 to add to the pack!
Hiking is her favorite leisure activity and pizza is her favorite food.