Lela - Executive Assistant
A native of Louisiana, Lela has recently relocated to Charleston, South Carolina from Olympia, Washington with her husband, Daniel. The McAfertys are a proud military family, Daniel is a member of the United States Coast Guard. Daniel and Lela have 1 dog, a 2 year old Labrador/American Pitbull mix named Q and a 1 year old son, Noah Lane! Lela received her Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management, Tourism and Recreation with a Minor in Sports and Leisure Management from Northwestern State University. Before joining the Good Shepherd team, Lela worked in several areas of the Hospitality sector, including Hotel, Food & Beverage, Casino, and Administration/Human Resources. One of Lela’s passions is Health & Nutrition and she is an avid Crossfitter. Lela attends Awaken Church in North Charleston and in her spare time she likes to bake, bead, travel, and paint. What she loves most about working for Good Shepherd Pet Services is being able to help others. The loss of a pet can be absolutely devastating and Lela feels truly honored to be able to assist our clients through such a difficult time.
Aaron - Sales Representative
Aaron Doyle was born and raised in Knoxville, TN. He has a Boykin Spaniel named Brother. Aaron went to Queens University of Charlotte (2010) and earned a BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BCMB). After graduation, He immediately began working for Affordable Dentures, where he spent the next several years as a dental technician. Aaron was the second-string punter/kicker for the MTSU Blue Raiders my freshman year. However, after one season I realized that soccer was my true passion. I transferred to Queens University of Charlotte where I spent the next three years as a midfielder for their soccer program. He loves playing intramural sports, such as flag football, soccer, volleyball, and softball. Basically, anything to get me out of the house. Aaron is not married and has no children. He wants to help our pet owners through one of the hardest times in their lives, and enjoys assisting the veterinarians in any way he can to best serve the families of our beloved furry friends.
Johnny - Sales Representative
Johnny was born and raised in Knoxville, TN to the parents of audiological professionals. His parents would often remark the family Vizsla was easier to raise than he was. At a young age he decided he wanted to be a Marine. After graduating high school he fulfilled that goal in becoming an Infantry Squad Leader in the Marine Corps. In his service, Johnny was deployed 3 times, twice to Iraq. After his term of enlistment ended, Johnny separated from the Marine Corps to pursue his education at the University of Tennessee.
Not only did Johnny obtain a B.S. in Journalism and Electronic Media from the University of Tennessee, he did all the while fostering an Australian Shepherd. Upon graduation Johnny spent two years legally advocating for veterans in Nashville, TN. While in his late 20s he decided to start a career in pet services that offered unique opportunities to serve our beloved pets, their families and those that care for them medically.
Johnny found that fit with the Good Shepherd family. Johnny and his wife Holly are members of the Boykin Spaniel Society and the Carolina Boykin Spaniel Retriever Club. Their Boykin, McGee, rounds out their family. In his free time Johnny studies wildlife, explores the Low Country and is involved in veterans’ organizations.