About Us

Our Team

William Strader

William Strader

Head Trainer


I am William, and I grew up on a farm in NC and developed a fascination for all animals, but especially for my dogs who were my constant companions. After graduating Wake Forest with a BA in Communications, I travelled Latin America for several years and worked with many traumatized dogs. What was a fascination in my youth became a passion for dog training and behavior modification.

Alexis LaRoche

Alexis LaRoche

Canine Behavior Specialist


I am Alexis, the daughter of owners Michael & Kim. I researched Animal Behavior at the University of New Hampshire, on the way to my BA in Psychology. I have several years of experience working with dogs, horses, and other farm animals.

Karen Gulla

Karen Gulla

Senior Groomer


I am Karen, and have been with Pampered Puppies since the opening. I grew up in the Boston area (if you cannot tell from my accent) and am a huge Boston sports fan. I have owned pets and worked with animals of all sizes throughout my life and consider myself an avid animal lover.

Sophie Lyons

Sophie Lyons

Groomer


I am Sophie, and joined Pampered Puppies in early 2020. I grew up in London.

Jennifer Stevens

Jennifer Stevens

Grooming Apprentice


I am Jen, and I joined Pampered Puppies in early 2020.

Cody Schwass

Cody Schwass

Daycare Team Leader


I am Cody and have been here since the beginning. I have lived in Wellesley since starting high school, and was a volunteer at the Northeastern Animal Shelter throughout college.

Chris LaRoche

Chris LaRoche

Daycare Attendant


I am Chris, the son of owners Michael & Kim. I am working with the family while continuing my bachelors degree at Boston University, majoring in Biomedical Engineering.