Our Staff

Missy Guppenberger - Animal Care Specialist

Missy Guppenberger, Animal Care Specialist

Missy grew up in Titusville and has been with G&S Pet Services, LLC, since 2002.  She still lives in Titusville with her family, dog, and many cats.  

Missy has always been interested in animal care and has been in the industry since graduating from high school.  She has worked as a  Veterinary Technician and groomer at Coastal Animal Hospital in Rockledge for the last 20 years and has extensive knowledge in companion animal health. 

Susan Foerster - Owner/Animal Care Specialist

Susan Foerster, Owner/Animal Care Specialist

G&S Pet Services, LLC, established in 2001, was conceived by Susan while working at various veterinary hospitals in Brevard County.  She saw a strong need for professional pet sitters among the clinic clients.  After researching the appropriate liability insurance and professional  memberships, G&S Pet Services was formed.

Thanks to references from clients and local veterinarians, G&S Pet Services has built a reputation as a group of professional and caring pet sitters, with many pet owners booking for the holidays six to eight months in advance.  We have an excellent staff and are proud of the much needed services we provide.


Diane Stephens - Animal Care Specialist

Diane Stephens, Animal Care Specialist

As the former owner of a very successful pet sitting business in Brevard County called PetSitters Plus, her experience, reliability, dedication, and reputation speaks for itself.  

Diane has been an animal lover and advocate her entire life and has extensive volunteer experience with many rescue groups, most notably Greyhound rescue and several feral cat organizations and shelters

Diane is also a Reiki Master and Healing Touch for Animals practitioner and she custom blends flower essences for animals.  Her website is www.KindredSpiritHealing.com

Helen Ortiz - Animal Care Specialist

Helen Ortiz, Animal Care Specialist

Helen started pet sitting for family, friends, coworkers and neighbors in 2001.  As well as cats and dogs she has also taken care of guinea pigs, chinchillas, snakes and pigs. 
Helen has worked with the school board as a GED teacher and is a Sunday school teacher for preschoolers.  She currently consults with at-risk teenagers and young adults for Brevard Workforce. 
Helen lives in Cocoa with her son and two chihuahuas, Midnight and Husky.  She is patient, thoughtful, and compassionate and provides overnight pet sitting for those pets that require a constant companion. 

Sean Guertin - Manager/Animal Care Specialist

Sean Guertin, Manager/Animal Care Specialist

Sean grew up in Florida and has been around animals his entire life.  He is the proud daddy to a 110lb Doberman named Semper.  He has worked at veterinary clinics and animal hospitals since leaving the Marine Corps in 2012.  Sean has a “whispery” way with animals that amazes his friends and family.  He believes we don’t choose our pets, they choose us. 

Jackie Drago-Bernert - Manager/Animal Care Specialist

Jackie Drago-Bernert, Manager/Animal Care Specialist

Growing up in Farmingdale, NY, Jackie was always feeding the stray cats. She adopted her first dog, a dachshund named Jax, when she moved to Florida in 2004.  Soon after she adopted another dachshund, Alexis.  They get the best care and are the loves of her life.  As a volunteer at the shelter in Titusville, she found it very satisfying to see pets get adopted and go to their furever homes.  Her motto is adopt, don't shop.  Every dog she sees gets greeted with a big Hello!

She will love your pets like they are her own.


Mary Harvey - Animal Care Specialist

Mary Harvey, Animal Care Specialist

Mary grew up in Oregon on a ranch where she lived with and loved many different kinds of animals.  When she and her husband moved to Florida in 2003 they brought their three dogs, three cats, and two rabbits.  Now a true Floridian at heart, Mary works part time as registered nurse.  They are currently the proud parents of six dogs, two cats, and three rabbits.  She has rescued all of these members of her fur family.  Her friends and coworkers know her as the person who will take any animal in.

Mary has never met an animal she didn't want to learn from and care for.  She is a valued addition to our pet sitting family. 

Mark Bernert - Animal Care Specialist

Mark Bernert, Animal Care Specialist

Mark grew up in Farmingdale, NY, with his dog, Benji and multiple cats. He has a huge heart for animals. His dachshunds, Jax and Alexis', health and well being come before anything else, even himself.

Mark's compassion for animals is evident as he helps a turtle cross the road or a squirrel loose in the house.  He is a great addition to our team.

Mark is married to fellow pet sitter, Jackie.

Nicole Mackin - Animal Care Specialist

Nicole Mackin, Animal Care Specialist

 Nicole grew up here in Florida and has always surrounded herself with animals.  She is a strong believer in rescuing animals and is the proud mother of two twin tabby cats, Sierra and Stella.  She worked with disabled pets and finds it very rewarding.  Nicole is a full time student at EFSC and future entrepreneur.  Her mission is to develop a strong background in companion animal care and health and is committed to your happy and healthy pet.

Mariya Shurupova - Animal Care Specialist

Mariya Shurupova, Animal Care Specialist

Mariya recently moved to Port St John from south Florida where she worked as a pet sitter and professional dancer and ballroom dance instructor.

Originally from Russia, she developed a love for animals as a young girl.  She is passionate about the humane treatment of animals and is the proud mom of her boxer, Eske.  They love spending time together at the park and the beach.  She will be sure your four legged fur baby will be treated with the same love and care that she treats her own fur baby.

Robyn Boudreaux - Animal Care Specialist

Robyn Boudreaux, Animal Care Specialist

Born in Port Arthur, Texas, Robyn began loving animals as a child and is often found playing with the pets at social gatherings. She has always been the GO TO person for family, friends, and neighbors to care for their pets when traveling.

Robyn comes from a background of nonprofit development with a specialty in disaster relief.  Because she knows how important our pets are, she has a strong passion to acquire access to pet supplies during a disaster as an essential need for those that have lost everything.  

Robyn is a welcome addition to the G&S team!

Erin Cox - Animal Care Specialist

Erin Cox, Animal Care Specialist

Born and raised in Merritt Island, FL, Erin grew up in a houseful of animals.  Being surrounded by pets shaped the compassion she has for all animals.  She has been a volunteer at Brevard Zoo and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation and next year will be attending Eastern Florida Sate College in the Veterinary Technician program,

Currently Erin is the proud pet parent of four pibble mixes and two bearded dragons.  

Chloe Melton - Animal Care Specialist

 Chloe has grown up in Florida and started pet sitting for friends, family, and neighbors in 2015. At home she is Mom to two yellow labs, two cats, and a hamster. 

She has volunteered alongside veterinarians and at shelters and is interested in becoming a Veterinary Technician. She loves helping any animal she finds and will be sure your fur babies are safe, sound, and loved with every visit.