Christine Hunsaker, Owner and Founder
Christine Hunsaker is the owner and founder of Paws, Whiskers & Wags. Being a pet owner and lover herself, Christine built Paws, Whiskers & Wags on the basis of love and commitment to animals.
Not only is Christine one of the nation’s leading cremationists, but she also continues to build and run some of the largest humans cremation companies.
Christine has built her business on a strong foundation of honesty and integrity, which is why she a highly esteemed and valued within the pet owner community.
Christine shares her home with her partner, Kellie Rowker, a pet lover and trauma nurse. The duo have a black lab, Myrtle; a small poodle mix, Suki; an orange tabby, Red; a chocolate standard poodle, Mocha Java; and a horse, Phoenix.
Dr. Cindi Branch, Co-Founder
As a devoted pet-lover, Cindi Branch co-founded Paws, Whiskers & Wags in 2005. With over 20 years of experience with the largest provider of funeral, cemetery, and crematory services, Cindi has brought her passion for service to her latest venture with Paws, Whiskers & Wags. Cindi works closely with pet owners and initiated our Grief Training program. Calling Lake Oconee her home, Cindi shares it with her two Poodle children, Rudy and Lucky Girl.
Nikki Hofland, General Manager
Nikki has called the Atlanta area home since 2003. Growing up, Nikki was the daughter of a GI, which gave her the opportunity to live in many places throughout the world. That explains her love of travel! However, her first love is spending time doting on her fur kids. Nikki’s extensive professional background as a Retail Operations Executive prepared her for the role as General Manager for all our Paws, Whiskers & Wags locations. She finds her role gratifying as she assists fellow animal lovers in their time of need.
Kevin Ledford, Manager
Kevin is a native of Atlanta and joined our team in January 2018. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Kevin was a funeral director on the human side of the death care industry for 25 years before deciding to come over to the pet side. He had been a client of Paws, Whiskers & Wags twice before. He wanted to share the same care compassion and kindness with others that had been shown to him during the loss of his four-legged children. Kevin is the proud papa of a Chihuahua-mix dog named Abby and a domestic short-hair cat named Rocky. He enjoys softball and bowling. He is also a proud member of the Human Rights Campaign.
Leanne Moore, Sales & Community Relations
Leanne has 25+ years of experience in office administration, creating a positive customer experience, and the animal care field. Her philosophy in life is to create joy for others. Leanne has two daughters and one son. She also has two dogs: Adie Rae (a goldendoodle) and Rudder (a bernedoodle). She loves traveling with her family and spending time at the beach and on the lake.
Brittany Elmore, Team Lead
Brittany loves animals and has worked in the animal care field for three years as a veterinary tech. Her philosophy in life is to, “Count your blessings, not your problems. And count your own blessings, not someone else’s blessings.” She adds that jealousy occurs when you count someone else’s blessings, instead of your own. Brittany loves her pets, traveling, music, art and family events/parties.
Danielle Pratt, Operations
Danielle has an Associate Degree in Science and has always loved math, science and psychology. She has worked in the healthcare industry for two years and in the pet retail industry for four years. This is the first time she has worked in the death care industry and she’s very intrigued with it. Danielle feels that it takes a special heart to care for someone’s loved one and develop trust with a family. Not everyone can do it. She’s naturally a loving and caring person and now she can share that side of her personality in her profession. Astrophysics, Star Trek and mythology are just a few of her hobbies.
Contact Us at Paws, Whiskers & Wags in Charlotte
The team at our Charlotte, North Carolina, pet cremation facility is available 24 hours a day by telephone:
980-819-2504. Please don’t hesitate to call us via phone or contact us through our online contact form.