Store Staff

johannaJohanna (pronounced Joanna) grew up in Baltimore, Ohio. She is a soap maker and owned and operated a soap shop in Nelsonville, Ohio for 7 years. Her dog companion Buddy (far right) aka “employee of the month” worked with her daily in her store. Johanna currently has 2 dogs and 1 kitty and is an integral part of the Friendly Paws staff. She loves her fur babies and is so excited to work for another great locally owned business.

Candace is from a small town in Missouri and has recently moved to Athens to be closer to her significant other while he is in grad school. A college graduate, Candace received her BFA in printmaking and ceramics and still makes art in her spare time. Candace currently has two dogs and a cat that she adores. She loves to do yoga, make art, hangout with her little family, and read about true crime. She is so excited to be in Athens and loves that she works for a great local business, especially since she gets to see cute dogs and cats all day!

Judy with her grandson Dane, granddaughter Avery and their pets.

Judy and her husband Chuck owned Judy’s of Athens, a clothing apparel business, for 28 years. They also had sister stores in Beverly and Marietta. The Woodall’s purchased Friendly Paws in 2000 and eventually sold the store to their niece Michelle who ran the store for six years. Aunt Judy, as she is known at the store, continued to do the books for Michelle and currently assists Shelley, generally bossing her around (!) and giving her business advice. Judy is on the Guild Board of O’Bleness Hospital, a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and of the Richland Ave. Methodist Church. She loves to garden, cook, swim and bike and spends a great deal of time with her extended family and many friends in Athens. Judy has been the pet parent to numerous cats throughout the years and is thoroughly enjoying her retirement.