My name is Jordan and I am a Daycare Experience Leader, I have been with Barkley since August 2015.
I have always had a passion for animals – especially dogs. From a young age I was always bringing home stray dogs and pups and begging my parents to let me keep them – I guess that’s where it all started haha!
My other big passion is Roller Derby (A full contact sport played on roller skates) I have played for 8 years and in that time I have been lucky enough to travel the world to compete and was named MVP of Team New Zealand at the first ever Roller Derby World Cup held in Toronto, Canada.
What I enjoy most about working at Barkley is that I get to hang out with all types of breeds, ‘doganalities’ and cute little totties! They are all so unique and it makes it an awesome environment to be a part of.
I am also one of the mummies of the crazy, eccentric Mr Bodhi-Bear – He is the absolute light and happiness of my life and I feel blessed that I can have him at work with me ☺
Before Barkley, I worked as a postie in Whangaparaoa where I probably spent more time cycling away from dogs than cuddling them! Changing direction and working at Barkley was the best decision I could have made – now dogs love me again haha!
An absolute bonus of working at Barkley is that we get to look after dogs when owners go away. I get to see some of my fave four legged friends in a different environment and experience a whole different side to them which is awesome.
I guess you could say that I love my job and I’m so grateful that Krista gave me a chance to work here.. Oh yeah and the staff are pretty awesome too – winning!