Our Team

Employees of Second Home Pet Resort must share our passion for pets; it’s our Number One selection criteria! Our employees are focused on delighting our clients and pet guests alike – their focus on safety, comfort, and fun ensures that your pet’s vacation will be truly memorable!

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Our Founders

Our Team

Roger Naumann, Owner & CEO
Roger has lived in the Valley for more than 30 years. For more than 28 years he served as a hotel executive with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, focused on creating a memorable guest experience for the most discriminating "human" guests at 12 different properties throughout the United States. His experience includes the management of Hyatt resorts in Sarasota, Florida; Monterey, California; San Diego, California; and Maui, Hawaii. Most recently, he oversaw the construction and operations of a state-of-the-art animal welfare center in Flagstaff, Arizona – the Second Chance Center for Animals. This facility serves as home on a daily basis to more than 200 cats and dogs who are waiting for new, loving homes. Through this experience with the Center, Roger knew that his dream was to create a special place for pets right in his own backyard, and in 2008 that dream became a reality. His luxury resort experience, combined with his love of and experience working with animals, means your special pet is in good hands.

Our Team

Cheryl Naumann, Owner
Cheryl has more than 20 years of experience as a human resources executive and is passionate about selecting and developing talented individuals who embrace an organization’s mission and believe in service excellence. Cheryl also served as the President and CEO of the Arizona Humane Society, the fifth largest animal welfare organization in the nation, for nearly six years. In her role as CEO, Cheryl was responsible for overseeing all business operations including the animal care and behavior, adoptions and veterinary services departments. Her experience working with thousands of animals of all breeds and backgrounds, each with their own unique personality and life story, has contributed to the creation of a unique and special experience for your own pet’s stay at Second Home Pet Resort.

Pet Resort Leadership

Our Team

Jordan Cowan, Resort Director

Jordan joined the Second Home Pet Resort team as a Client Service Specialist in December 2009. She has worked primarily at our front desk but has also worked in Doggie Day Care, as a Guest Service Attendant and also in Grooming. Jordan was promoted to Resort Supervisor in August 2012, and she proved herself to be a very dedicated and hard-working individual. In January 2013, Jordan was promoted to Resort Manager and in May 2014 she was promoted into her current role of Resort Director. Before joining Second Home Pet Resort, Jordan worked for Stonecrest Animal Hospital as a Veterinary Technician, Receptionist and Kennel Attendant.

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Deborah Rodriguez, Resort Manager

Deborah joined Second Home Pet Resort in March 2017 as our new resort manager. She has been in management in the animal industry for 10+ years; working at Petco for over 9 years and as a Resort Manager at another pet resort for 3 years. Deborah has worked in all facets of the pet resort industry from being in doggie day care, working alongside the team when taking care of our guests, to checking in the many clients that come to Second Home Pet Resort.  She is very dedicated to giving all our furry guests the best care possible and treating them as her own.  Deborah has been a wonderful addition to our pet resort family. 

Our Team

Destiny Spencer, Resort Supervisor

Destiny started working at Second Home Pet Resort in February 2013 as a Guest Service Attendant. She has previous experience in the pet resort industry and decided she wanted to pursue her passion working with animals. Over time, she learned all of the other departments and aspects of the business which resulted in her promotion to Resort Supervisor, in addition to her dedication to our clients and our guests. She oversees the staff and guests around the clock. She also manages our Instagram and Facebook pages.

Our Team

Kelly Williams, Lead Guest Service Attendant

Kelly has worked at Second Home Pet Resort since September 2012. She came to Second Home Pet Resort with previous veterinarian technician experience, along with other pet resort experience. As the evening lead guest service attendant, Kelly works hands on with all of our pet guests, including administering medication, working with our rescues and many more. She also supervises the staff to ensure all guests' safety, comfort, and enjoyment. Kelly's favorite thing about working at Second Home Pet Resort is getting to know our pet guests and making sure their experience with us is a great one.

Our Team

Hilary Anzaldo, Lead Doggy Day Care Attendant

Hilary has been a part of the Second Home Pet Resort team since 2016 and has blown us away with her dedication, passion and hard work. Prior to starting at Second Home, Hilary was a nurse and knew that her calling was to work with animals instead. She started as a Guest Service Attendant and fell in love with doggy day care, getting to play with a group of dogs. She was recently promoted to the Lead Doggy Day Care Attendant because she has proven her leadership skills with the staff, but she also knows all of her guests that come in regularly to play and knows their personalities. She is extremely diligent and pays close attention to the safety of our guests. We are thrilled to have Hilary on our management team.

The Inspiration

Our Team

A little lemon Beagle named Pogo, born in 1989, serves as the inspiration behind this incredible place. Born with the odds against her, Pogo battled a number of congenital conditions during her lifetime. Yet, her owners, Roger and Cheryl Naumann, made certain that her every need was met and her life was full of comfort, love, and joy. Pogo was famous for stealing any purse, hip pack or duffle bag that smelled like it might contain something edible, dragging it out the doggie door and out into the back yard under an orange tree, unzipping the bag and consuming the contents. Guests at the house were warned to keep their luggage, bags, and belongings secured behind a closed door – nothing could stop the little 15-pound Pogo! She was her family’s beloved companion, the initially-reluctant companion of Limo, the later-adopted Beagle-Basset, and down the road, other pets rescued by her mom and dad. Pogo passed away in 2005 at age 16, but her inspiration lives on. “Pogo’s Place,” a fostering and adoption facility in the lobby of Second Home Pet Resort, is named in Pogo’s memory. Our hope is that many other pets who need new homes will find their forever families here and will begin their new lives filled with love and happiness.

Amazing! They, quite simply, are an amazing team of professionals who treat the animals in their care as if they are their own.

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(602) 997-6600

747 E. Thunderbird Road
Phoenix, AZ 85022 directions

Arizona’s Only All-Suite Mountainside Resort for Pets!