Meet The Team
We understand just how hard it can be to leave your beloved four legged animals behind whilst you go away on your holidays, but you can rest assure that your pet will enjoy the most hospitable boarding experience at Hafod-Y-Bryn. Our dedicated team of helpers will be on hand to do everything they can to ensure that your pet receives the friendliest welcome, greatest care and bundles amount of love and affection during their stay.
Steve, Hafod-Y-Bryn Owner
Steve’s handyman skills are behind the kennel renovations that will soon be complete. However, his passion outside of work is caring for his own dogs, cats (Mr. Mogg especially), sheep, ducks and chickens.
Nicola, Hafod-Y-Bryn Owner
Outside of work, Nicola also enjoys taking care of the family’s dogs and cats particularly Eddie, Maisie and Tonks (Tonks’ full name is Nymphadora Tonks, inspired by a character from Harry Potter!)
Katie, Kennel Supervisor
Katie started working at Hafod-Y-Bryn in August 2009 and has a wealth of work experience with animals. Katie is our longest serving staff member, some of you may even remember her from before Steve and Nicola even took over the business. Whilst studying, Katie achieved a Level 2 diploma in Animal Care and a Level 3 extended diploma in Horse Management.
Over the years, Katie has gotten to know all of our regulars VERY well! Outside of the kennels, Katie has her hands full with her four very curious dogs Elfy, Tuffy, Jake and Sammy and her horses, Meglet and Danny.
Rachel, Kennel Supervisor
Rachel has created some immensely strong bonds with our boarders and loves to shower them with affection. Outside of the kennels Rachel loves mucking out with her horse Libby and dog Ruby, and also enjoys photography (some of her brilliant shots can be found on our gallery page).
Rachel Phillips Photography
Lyn, Cattery Supervisor
Although her love of cats dominates her professional life, Lyn owns one dog called Buddy and always ensures she doesn’t neglect her fondness for dogs, by regularly popping down to the kennels to say hello to our guests and even joins us for a few afternoon walks too!
Lauren, Kennel Assistant
Just like the majority of the Hafod-Y-Bryn team, Lauren has a huge soft spot for much larger four-legged animals and is currently learning to ride and train her own horse.
Rebecca, Kennel Assistant
Rebecca also helps care for the family pets including Cassie, her beloved fourteen-year-old Springer Spaniel. When she is not studying Rebecca helps care for our boarders in the kennels and even knows every regular by name!
Jennah, Cattery Assistant
She is currently splitting her time between studying for her degree, caring for the cats and dogs at Hafod-Y-Bryn, and also gaining work experience at a local Veterinarian practice. Regardless of how busy she is, Jennah loves coming down and spending some quality time with our guests!
Betsy, Kennel Assistant
Having been a carer for the elderly for over twelve years, Betsy has always enjoyed looking after people and tending to their every need. Last year however, she decided to switch people with dogs and join the Hafod-Y-Bryn Team.
Betsy is no stranger to animals, in fact she currently owns 34 of them (including 21 fish, a chameleon, four cats called Elsa, Zeberdy, Merlin and Morgana, and three dogs called Maggie May, Yogi Bear and Costa!). When she’s not working in the kennels, Betsy is at home helping care for her very large family!
Mark, Cattery Assitant
Mark enjoys meeting new cats and helping them settle into their new homely environment!
Courtney, Kennel & Admin Assitant
As well as hearing Steve and Nicola’s voice over the phone, you will most probably hear Courtney’s too! She has been working for the kennels since 2018 and loves to spoil our happy guests with love and lots of play.
Last year, whilst travelling around Thailand Courtney enjoyed volunteering at a dogs shelter in Phuket and helped care for, feed and play with more than 100 abandoned dogs. Courtney spends the majority of her time exploring with her 10-year-old Labrador George.