Meet The Team

Susan - Founder & Owner

Bill - Owner

Susan is the founder of Copyright Pet Resort. With the help of her husband, Bill Knox, Susan's dream of owning Copyright Pet Resort became a reality when they opened the doors in 1980. This year marks 38 years that Copyright has been caring for animals. Copyright got its name in honor of her grandfather who owned a printing business. Susan's love for animals began as a child with her father and his love for Boston Terriers. At a young age, Susan became a handler and began to show Boston Terriers and Doberman Pinchers with AKC. She carried the legacy of the printing business with the naming of her Doberman's (Carbon Copy). After many years of hard work and dedication here at Copyright, she has taken up the hobby of landscaping and relaxing near her Koi pond with Petey, her fur baby. Susan has two children, Chris and Patrick, and two grandchildren, Kinley and Adalyn.


Destiny - Groomer

Destiny began working at Copyright Pet Resort in 2015 cleaning kennels and bathing dogs. Her love of animals allowed her to develop an interest in grooming and has been a full-time groomer since 2020. Destiny has three fur babies: Kalani, Sam, and Bandit. Sam, Kalani, and Bandit all have their Canine Good Citizen. Destiny is also involved in many dog sports, including Scent Work, Lure Coursing, and Dock Diving.



ErikaStaff Member

Erika graduated from Animal Behavior College's hands-on grooming program in 2015 and began working as a dog groomer at Copyright Pet Resort that same year. She has 3 fur babies of her own - Sebby, Ozzy, and Artaban. When she's not sitting down to a good book, Erika is finding all sorts of fun doggie activities for them to do, from fast CAT to 5ks.


Tiffany - Receptionist

Tiffany is so grateful to be working at Copyright Pet Resort because one of her passions is animals. She is a wife and a mom of three girls and her hobbies are being a caregiver to her family and personally the things she loves are outdoor activities like hiking, roller skating walking and spending time with friends and family. She has a zest for life and she thinks that’s why she loves being around the animals because they're innocent, their love is unconditional, and they have a spice for life every day. Tiffany is a certified CNA and caregiver for the elderly and children. She's had animals her whole life and started her own Pet Sitting service years ago…Daily walks with Dogs, dog park visits, and overnights, and got to know so many wonderful families.


Rhoda - Receptionist

With over 15 years of experience in customer service, Rhoda has had the pleasure of connecting with people from all walks of life. She thrives on building relationships and making new friends. She is the oldest of two girls and a proud dog mom to two fur babies, Clutch and Max. When she's not serving customers, you can find her exploring new destinations with her husband Brandon, who shares my passion for travel and cars. They are both part of a car show production team, which takes them on exciting adventures across the country. During the summer, you'll find her soaking up the sun on the lake with family and friends. She believes laughter is the best medicine, and she always strives to bring a smile to someone's face. Animals have a special place in her heart, and she is always advocating for their well-being. Rhoda looks forward to continuing to serve and connect with amazing people like you!


Brianna - Bather

Brianna Standlea is an animal lover. She worked at a veterinary clinic in Kansas during high school, then later moved to Tennessee after she graduated. She now lives in Rickman with her fiancé, three cats, dog, and ball python. Brianna has over 10 years of experience in pet care. Her hobbies include playing video games, sewing, reading, and playing with her pets.


Logan - Kennel Cleaner

Logan joined in 2018 during high school and graduated in 2020. He is now in college for mechatronics working towards his degree. He enjoys tinkering with his 4-wheeler and is currently rebuilding a motorcycle.


Austin - Kennel Cleaner

Austin graduated from Somersworth H.S. & Career Technical Center NH year 2020. He has had the most experience working in retail, customer service and shelf stocking being the most prominent aspect of my supermarket experience. His first job was as a bagger at his local Market Basket back in 2018, very formidable years for him. He has worked, in total, nearly five years in this field. He would say all that time has definitely made him a good laborer. His hobbies include music making, movie watching and meditation.


Layla - Daycare Attendant

Layla is CPR's head Daycare attendant. She ensures that our furry friends receive top-notch care and fun! Her days here at CPR are filled with playtime, snuggles, and meeting each pup's unique needs. With a focus on compassion and a passion for canine happiness, she creates a safe and joyful environment for everyone. Whether it's a game of fetch or a cuddle session, Layla is dedicated to making every dog's day a tail-wagging adventure.


Hayley - Manager

Hayley began working at Copyright Pet Resort in 2020 as a kennel receptionist, now manager of the kennel you can often find her advertising, marketing and helping run around the crew during the day. She has a bachelors of animal science, with a biology minor, and is animal CPR and veterinary assistant certified. She previously worked at a veterinary clinic in Chattanooga, TN where she grew up before moving up here to Cookeville, TN for college. During her free time you can often find Hayley reading a good book, exploring nature with her pup Cove or doing a puzzle (at least trying to).


Kelly - Activity Attendant

Kelly Bishop is the owner of one dog Hooch and one cat Sheena. Kelly has done Activities for the dogs here at CPR for many years and her goal is to provide interesting activities for all the pets! Kelly hails from Chicago where she worked in the nonprofit sector, after retiring, Kelly found a desire to be useful, so she took on advocating for dog adoption for rescues and Chicago animal control. She also volunteered at PAWS Chicago. Upon moving to TN to take in its beauty she immediately found Copyright Pet Resort and a crew of people who genuinely care about animals, she’s been here ever since.

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