Our Leaders

Alexis LaRoche

Alexis LaRoche

Canine Behavior Specialist


I am Alexis, the daughter of Michael & Kim. I grew up in Sydney, Australia and Wellesley, MA. I grew up watching Steve Irwin, when I wasn’t dancing ballet. Animals, and in particular dogs, have always played a big role in my life. After high school, I lived in NH for four years with my two dogs – Missy and Prince – while I attended the University of New Hampshire. While pursuing my BA in Psychology, I actively researched animal behavior, as a matter of personal interest. UNH and the surrounding farms and stables gave me many opportunities to gain practical experience with a variety animals.

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.

Karen Gulla

Karen Gulla

Head 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.