Our Team

Our Team

Ted Teller, Owner
Ted’s passion for animal care began in 2005 when he started fostering homeless animals through the MSPCA. In 2012, after a career in healthcare client service management, Ted decided he did not want to spend his days at a desk anymore. Instead, he wanted to combine his commitment to client services with his love of pets and founded Above & Beyond Pet Services. His vision was to offer a service that felt personalized, one that was there when you needed them with employees that would build a relationship with your pet. Ted believes in hard work, doing what is right, and helping people and pets in any way he can.
Holly, Operations Supervisor
Growing up, Holly had an abundance of animal siblings. She currently resides with two cats: Diego and Balerion. She loves all animals great and small, but is especially fond of cats and greyhounds. Holly has years of experience as a professional dog walker and pet sitter. On her off hours she can often be found painting, reading or volunteering at a local cat shelter.
Rachel, Operations Supervisor
Rachel has enjoyed the company of animals her whole life and owns two lovable bunnies. She decided to pursue her passion for animals and is currently pursuing her degree as a Veterinary Technician.
Chelsea, Weekend Lead
Chelsea has always loved animals. She grew up with cats and dogs, and has been pet-sitting for neighbors and friends since she was 12 years old. She has volunteered with animals for over a decade - walking shelter dogs, managing a cat shelter, and finding forever homes for adoptable pets. Through her work at pet boutiques, she understands the needs of pet owners and is familiar with a wide range of pet products. In her free time, Chelsea cuddles her two rescue cats, hikes, and volunteers at Mass Audubon Drumlin Farm.
Hazel, Weekend Lead
Hazel is a Watertown resident who grew up in northern Indiana. She has had animals in her household all her life that include dogs, cats, and a guinea pig. Currently, she lives with a cuddly and lovable feline roommate. She frequently walks her extended family’s dog, an energetic and friendly yellow Labrador. Hazel is currently pursuing a degree in Psychology.
Maria, Night/Weekend Lead
Maria is a passionate caregiver for people and animals alike. She is currently training to be a nurse, and brings her meticulous, caring attitude to the field when taking care of pets.
Nic, Training Lead
Nic is from the Boston area, and grew up with cats and dogs his entire life. He has two rescue cats at home, and loves spending the day outside with all his other animal friends at Above & Beyond!
Aleks
Aleks has a great passion for all kinds of animals. Originally from Poland, she grew up in a house with a dog, cats, multiple fish tanks, and a bird! Each summer, she vacationed in the lake region where she developed a greater love of nature and its creatures. Since moving to the United States, her house has always been full of beloved furry friends. Currently, two wonderful cats are a part of her pack. She enjoys being able to fulfil her passion of taking care of all creatures, big and small.
Char
Char, a Belmont native, studies psychology and education at Umass Amherst. She has a beautiful hound mix named Sir Flapjack McJagger Nilsen, who she believes to be the most handsome, goofy boy anyone could meet. When she's not taking care of pets, Char loves to go hiking, try new foods, and go out with friends and family.
Christina
Christina, a Belmont native, grew up with guinea pigs, hamsters, and a long haired Dachshund who she still adores and cares for today. She enjoys bonding with her aunt's Golden Retriever and three Tuxedo cats. She has always had a deep love and passion for animals, and believes that pets are truly family members that deserve lots of love, attention, and care. She hopes to volunteer at different animal shelters in the future, as well as adopt multiple shelter dogs and provide them with a happy life. In her free time, Christina can be found performing music, teaching Zumba fitness, and taking ballroom dance classes.
Devin
Devin has loved animals his whole life. Having grown up with pets ranging from puppies, to English Mastiffs, to cats and fish, Devin is comfortable with whatever friends you have in your home. Currently residing in Belmont, Devin is ready to meet your pets with a smile & leave them with a smile as well!
Elif
Originally from Istanbul, Elif grew up with a golden retriever named Cookie, a rescue cat Smokey, and all the street cats & dogs in her hometown. She loved how everyone in her hometown took care of the street animals from taking them to the vet, feeding them, to making shelters, which she also contributed to. Elif even created a photography exhibition to benefit a shelter. She is always excited to meet new dogs and cats! When she's not caring for aninmals, Elif is constantly improving her baking and working on her art.
Halle
Having grown up with a total of 11 pets, Halle has a profound love for all animals. She has been the proud owner of a cocker spaniel named Buddy, a shiba inu named Kaia, two tabbies named Buster Boots and Chili Bob Thornton, a cockatiel named Spikey, a hamster named Pipa, and several others. Halle understands the importance of ensuring that your pet receives the highest level of care and proper amount of attention. She also has an unwavering love for Bernese Mountain dogs and hopes to adopt one someday.
Hannah
Hannah has loved animals her whole life, and has three cats at home: Twix, Wally, and Phoxbo! She is currently studying at MassBay for her associates in environmental science. Hannah brings love and attention to her animal care.
Jane
Jane grew up in TN with fish, gerbils, and rabbits. She has always been an avid animal lover, and would dog sit for her neighbors as a youngster. Now she has a lovely city cat, Zooey, who makes home feel like home.
Jordan
Jordan, a Vermont native, received her Bachelors of Science in Animal Science before moving to Mass to work at a zoo. There she got experience working with a large variety of animals. Then, Jordan decided to make the change to pet care as she is a life long dog lover. She has been caring for pets professionally for over five years. She has a dog of her own and a tortoise. She also lives with two other dogs, a cat, a rat, and chickens.
Kaila
Kaila is a student studying Biology, Health Policy, and Management in New York. Once she finishes her undergraduate degree, she plans to apply to Veterinary School. She has a strong love and passion for animals, and she strives to enter a career where she can give them happy, healthy, comfortable lives.
Katsumi
Katsumi, originally from Japan, grew up with rescue dogs, hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, birds, fish, and even turtles. Currently, she lives with two wonderful rescue dogs, Hershey and Kringle. She's happy to be working in a job where she gets to meet so many new animal friends!
Keith
Keith is a proud member of the A&BPS team. Keith grew up around dogs his whole life, and has owned both tarantulas and snakes as well. Keith now brings years of professional experience from other dog walking/dog day cares to the team. In Keith's spare time, he pursues poetry and drawing.
Khristy
A California native, Khristy has been working towards a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science and moved to Massachusetts to further her education. She has been working with animals professionally for over four years now. Having involvement with animals and helping those in need is what matters most to her.
Krystal
Krystal was born and raised on Waltham, and grew up with cats for most of her life. As a kid, she wasn't allowed to have a dog, so she spent much of her time walking her friends' and neighbor's dogs. She has always wanted to pursue working with animals, and she is finally fulfilling that long desire!
Lauren
Bio pending!
Lori
Lori has years of experience caring for her own pets as well as extended family cats & dogs of many breeds and sizes. In her free time, she can be found hiking with her terrier Charlie, or relaxing at home with Charle and her cat, Cloud.
Megan
Megan fell in love with animals at a very young age. Until she finally got a dog of her own, she kept herself surrounded by animals by pet sitting for family and friends. She now has two dogs and a cat at home, and she takes pride in caring for other people’s pets the same way she would care for her own. When Megan has free time, her favorite thing to do is travel. By the time she graduates from UML with a masters in marketing, her goal is to have driven through all 50 states. However, nothing compares to the feeling she gets when she gets to go home to her three furry best friends.
Nathan
When he's not working for Above and Beyond Pet Services, Nathan enjoys spending time with his coonhound Josie. They can be found exploring around the Mystic River,hiking in the woods or relaxing in the garden.
Ray
Ray has been an animal lover since childhood. They grew up with many dogs, cats, and even a few birds. Ray has been working professionally with animals for 2 years and is eager to continue!
Victoria
Bio pending!
Winter, Web Master
Winter grew up taking care of their beloved dogs and cats, who taught them compassion and responsibility. As an adult, they have both an attention to detail and creative mind that keep the Above & Beyond website looking its best.