Tessa Pagones spent 25 nonconsecutive years getting a B.S. in Animal Science and then realized she loves animals enough to not work in that field. She has held many roles that include the word “manager,” including horse farm manager, Rotisserie Baseball statistics service manager, network and database manager, and currently information technology project manager. She believes that her first job, shoveling manure in exchange for the opportunity to ride horses, prepared her well for all of her career choices. Tessa is a cat person turned dog lover, and she writes about dogs, cats, horses, family, life, and death. She lives in Westminster, Maryland with her spouse, 3 horses, 3 dogs and one cat.