Marquis Pickett / Resort Manager

Mr. Pickett took the standard career path to the head position as SPR’s Resort Manager with 5 years in the Air Force & 26 years as a Secret Service Special Agent. Fortunately; determination, perseverance & professionalism will translate well in providing leadership at Sawgrass Pet Resort. From protecting the President to your pet, Marquis has it covered & will ensure that the highest standards will be met to provide our pet parents with true peace of mind.

He looks forward to using his skills and training, well hopefully not ‘all’ his training, to help SPR reach it’s ‘paw’ tential as your first choice for daycare & boarding in Ponte Vedra Beach.

Christina Dorman / Daycare Manager

From a very young age, Christina knew that animals were special to her. As a teenager, she started volunteering at the Jacksonville Zoological Gardens and was even awarded ‘Volunteer of the Year’ in 2007. After a few years in the customer service and hospitality industries, she felt her calling was to come back to the animal world and apply what she’s learned to help out our furry friends! She started in pet stores and then gravitated to boarding and daycare and absolutely fell in love with the industry! She is very much looking forward to meeting all of our new SPR families & taking care of your four-legged family members!! Christina has (2) cats, Spooky & Gabby, and is a Disneyworld & Lego aficionado. WELCOME Christina!

Daniel O’Connell / Kennel Manager

A Jacksonville native and lifelong beaches resident, Daniel has dedicated over 19 years to caring for boarding pets in the Ponte Vedra Beach community. He has a passion for animals and has spent his career developing and refining a higher standard of care for his boarders. His clear understanding of the needs of clients, his love & dedication to their pets along with his drive to provide them with the best care possible, has led him to SPR. While not caring for your pups, Daniel has a house full of his own critters he tends to, he also loves to garden & cook. SPR is lucky to have him.

Stay tuned for more SPR Team additions!