After boarding her pets, Duchess, Budders, Jilly, Eli and Lucy along with a multitude of "rescued fosters" at Hilltop for many years, Taffy Marsh acquired the business, residence and surrounding acreage in 2018. I, Taffy, have always had a love and passion for animals big and small since childhood and have spent my entire life dedicated to animals in one fashion or another. After spending 30+ years in "corporate America", I live on the property and now focus all my energies on Hilltop, the guests, clients, employees and the surrounding 26 acres. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN and my Master's Degree in Organizational Management from Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN. With a dedication to clean, safe facilities, a love for our guests, and customer service built over years of positive experiences, Hilltop has enjoyed continued success over the past 27 years.
Hilltop is more than just a small business for me. It's home. At Hilltop, I am happy to share my home with your furry family member's so they not only feel comfortable while here, but that they enjoy themselves and look forward to their adventures when boarding here on the hill.
At Hilltop, we are proud of our facilities and beautiful surroundings. However, we know that the individuals that make up our team are what sets us apart. We have 15 highly qualified, dedicated employees. It is important to us that we have a mature, responsible and caring group of folks to care for our guests. Our youngest associates are "twenty-something" college graduates, and the average time on payroll for our team is four years. We know our clients and their pets, and the pets know us. This translates to a great boarding experience for our guests.
More than half of our associates hold college degrees in various disciplines. Other associates have years of experience serving pets prior to coming to Hilltop. Our team have earned degrees in and/or trained in diverse areas such as Animal Science, Bee Keeping, Photography, Sustainability, Business Management, Journalism, Public Service, Land Scaping Management, Horticulture and Technology. Two of our part time employees are in Pre-Vet programs. What brings us together is a passion for animals and a dedication to providing the best possible boarding experience for our guests and excellent service to our clients.