Elizabeth Hernandez will be Leaving Us!


Elizabeth Hernandez, Villa La PAWS on Shea Resort Manager and Corporate Marketing Director will be leaving Villa la PAWS at the end of July.  She will be moving back to California with here husband Sean and daughter Hayden.  She will be concentrating on helping her Mom and Dad with some medical issues.

As hard as it will be to say good-bye to Elizabeth, we know that she has her priorities in the right order and we support her today, tomorrow and whenever she needs us.

Elizabeth has been with Villa La PAWS for over 3 1/2 years and during that time became the Resort Manager at Shea and also took on the role a Corporate Marketing Director.

She has been instrumental in the growth and development of Villa La PAWS on Shea and also as a key executive with our Franchising program.

She traveled to Maple Shade NJ several times and provided training and resort operational consultation.  She also was instrumental in the recent launch of our Villa la PAWS Scottsdale Resort.

She will continue to work on Special Projects for Tom that can be done remotely and also be a support resource for our Franchising program.

She knows that she has a strong and supportive extended family here in Arizona that she can count on any time she needs us. We wish her, Sean and baby Hayden all of the best!



Theresa Mcquown Co-Owner and Corporate Operational Director

 will be assuming the Villa La PAWS on Shea Resort Manager role.

Theresa is our miracle lady! She was diagnosed with AML Leukemia in August 2012 and started a long and scary road to recovery, She went through multiple chemo treatments, a bone marrow transplant, a 30 day coma and a number of coma related maladies.  Since she had a brand new immune system she was also very susceptible to any and all viruses, colds, flu, you name it and she got it.

She has progressed so far and is back strong and healthy and we look forward to using her years of operational expertise in delivering even a higher degree of the“Villa La PAWS Experience”.      

Please join all of us on welcoming Theresa back into the day-to-day operations of the resort that she started over 8 years ago.


Assisting Theresa will be the newly appointed Villa La PAWS on Shea Assistant Resort Manager, Amanda Larson (AJ).

AJ joined Villa La PAWS over a year ago and has had roles of Dog Counselor and Customer Service.

There is never a dull moment when she’s at Villa La Paws and interacting with Staff and customers.


AJ and a few staff members recently conducted a “Tom Look a Like Contest”, jury is still out on the winner!.

We congratulate AJ on her promotion and look forward to her continued positive impact on our Shea location.

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