Meet the ADW Team! We’re neighbors bonded by a great affection for pet care, friendship, and the city of Winston-Salem. We would love the chance to get to you know and your pet! You can start getting to know us here, through a brief introduction to each of our stellar service providers.
Michelle Kline - Owner & Service Provider
Michelle started Ardmore Dog Walking & Pet Services in August of 2017 as a way to meet a need she saw in her own family: affordable and reliable pet care. Michelle and her husband, Evan, live in Ardmore with their two fur-children, Winston (a three-year-old German Shepherd) and Whitaker (a two-year-old Alaskan Malamute)! In their free time you can usually find them walking to Stella Brew, playing board games with friends, or dreaming up new business ideas over good food and wine.
Courtney Deakle - Service Provider
Courtney joined the ADW team in April of 2018 and was the first hire of the business! Michelle and Courtney have been friends for 25 years, and as kids they always dreamed about forming a business together. Pet care wasn’t what they had in mind back then, but when Michelle decided to grow the ADW team, hiring Courtney was a natural next step — plus a dream come true! Courtney loves the chance to snuggle with pups who need a little extra love and care. She has a particular passion for working with bunnies and small pets. You’ll often find Courtney traveling by bike as a member of Team Normalize Compassion, which raises funds and awareness for MS.
Anna Smither Semon - Service Provider
Anna joined the ADW team in June of 2018 and had an immediate connection with our team and clients. Anna has two fur babies of her own, Jim Bean and Porter. She loves working with a variety of clients, from Great Danes to newborn kittens. In her free time, Anna enjoys snuggling with her two dogs and playing soccer. (Anna previously played for the USA Deaf Women’s Soccer team and has won four gold medals—two Deaflympics and two World Cups!) These days, Anna and her husband, Kyle, are renovating an old school bus into a brand new home!
Matt Ahrenholz - Service Provider
Matt joined the ADW team in June of 2018, and he definitely hit the ground running. Matt works with a wide variety of clients. He’s always quick to jump in whenever needs arise, including last-minute let-outs (yes, you can contact us for that!). From weeklong overnight sitting to multiple daily walks and let-outs, Matt has done a little (no, a lot) of everything! In his free time, you’ll find Matt reading, organizing Avalon game nights, or hanging out with friends.
Evan Kline - Service Provider
In July of 2018, Evan and Michelle had a family meeting. They decided it was time to make a large transition: Evan would quit his full-time job and come work for ADW. Evan has been with the team since August of 2018, and he immediately proved that ADW was the right transition for him. Our clients love Evan’s creatively written updates and excellent use of pet Portrait Mode (see our Instagram, @ardmoredogwalking). In his free time, Evan enjoys designing his own board game and developing entrepreneurial initiatives of his own.
Kyle Semon - Service Provider
Kyle joined our team in January of 2019 and immediately became part of the family. (Though, to be fair, we'd gotten to know him all year since he is married to Anna.) Kyle brought his love for photography to the team, so be prepared for some high quality photos if he is your walker! Kyle has already shown our clients he goes above and beyond to provide the best care possible and we are delighted that he has chosen to be part of the ADW team! When he is not walking dogs you can find him plugging away at grad school assignments, (he's studying Environmental Policy) and working alongside Anna to renovate a school bus into a home! If you want to follow along their renovation journey, you can check out Winston On the Road on Instagram and Youtube.