Capital Critter Sitters
Angie Hickerson founded Capital Critter Sitters in 1996 in Washington, D.C., and has served hundreds of clients during her career. While earning her bachelor's degree at Monmouth College in Illinois, Angie worked part-time as a veterinarian's assistant, gaining valuable knowledge of animal health and behavior. After nine years in the U.S. military, departing as an Army captain, Angie tapped her lifelong love of animals to build a successful small business on Capitol Hill. In addition to hanging with animals, Angie enjoys running, bicycling, and spending time with Mary and their two great kids.
Mary Hillebrand has been assisting Angie since fall 2001, and joined her as a partner in the business in the summer of 2002. After graduating from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Mary worked for 11 years as a journalist in Washington before discovering the joys of pet care. Mary currently teaches high school at Prairie Phoenix Academy, in Sun Prairie, and helps out part-time with the critters. Her experience walking packs of dogs has proved invaluable when trying to figure out packs of teenagers, so she plans to continue on dual career paths.