Who is she?

The founder is a city dweller residing in Houston, Texas.  She is a millennial.  Some of her favorite things are brownies, horseback riding, water skiing, snowboarding, volunteering, and developing her spirituality.  She has a deep sense of duty to respect others and forgo judgement.  She is also committed to a lifetime of learning and collaboration.

Upon obtaining her undergraduate degree in engineering and a minor in Mandarin Chinese, she worked in the corporate world in supply chain, project management, marketing and sales of engineered products.  

After a few years, she began to follow her passion with animals. It began with volunteering, where she would spend many hours a week dedicated to community service and education.   She then added professional memberships, apprenticeship and formal education.  She also worked to create a network of collaborative animal professionals (veterinarians, pet sitters, etc).   Why cats? It was an easy decision for her - she liked cats and saw a gap in services for them.  Catlanna LLC was born then in early 2015.  She is a Associate Certified Cat Behavior Consultant with the IAABC.

When she founded her business, she not only wanted to provide much needed cat behavior services, but also to write a companion column where a community with similar interests could form. There, she strives to bridge the gap between what we see with our eyes and what we feel with our hearts.  She believes there is more than what meets the eye when we are connecting with our companions. 

The goal is to keep animals in safe homes, and out of shelters - starting with cats.  Will you join her?  Subscribe to her email list!

What greater gift than the love of a cat?
— Charles Dickens
Action expresses priorities.
— Gandhi
Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
— Thomas Jefferson

What will Catlanna write about?

Interviews, reviews and personal views on topics about domestic, stray, feral or big cats.  The column is where she expresses herself.

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
— Gandhi
Lots of people talk to animals...Not very many listen, though...That’s the problem.
— Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh

Why offer cat behavior & lifestyle design consulting?

As more cats become indoor cats, there is an increasing number of behavior problems arising within the household.  It's a bit of a modern cat's dilemma - come inside for a safe home from danger, yet create a variety of new problems due to captivity.   Indoor cats have little to no control over their social partners, their space, the type and amount of food provided, location of water, hunting or play opportunities, where to eliminate and environmental stimuli (odor, noise and temperature).

Unfortunately, sometimes, these cats are given up to shelters or euthanized just based on an undesired - and correctable - behavior.  We are here to battle this.  Here, we keep happy cats in happy homes.

Lifestyle design is offered for clients who do not necessarily have a problem, but are looking for tips on how to enhance the life with their cat(s).

The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body of each is different.
— Hippocrates
Give everyday the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life.
— Mark Twain
In matters of conscience, the law of majority has no place.
— Gandhi
If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit. For whatever happens to the beasts, soon happens to man. All things are connected.
— Ted Perry