MEET THE TEAM
Tom & Anne Jorgensen - Founder
For 45 years Tom Jorgensen worked in construction, but when building beside a veterinary clinic in 2014, he witnessed a confronting scene that saw him put down his tools for good. A lady carrying her pet in a plastic bag. He thought, “Well, can I do this better?'” After some research into the pet cremation industry, Tom felt inspired to create a family-run business that was compassionate and transparent. That’s when he decided in 2015 with his wife, Anne and two nephews, Wade and Scott and a handful of staff to start Pet Angel.
Scott Gunnell - Co-Founder & General Manager
I’m Scott, the co-founder and managing director here at Pet Angel. I have an adorable Maltese named Coco, an amazing wife, Rischelle, and an energetic 3-year-old son, Colt. On weekends, you’ll often find me hitting the open road on my motorbike, exploring new destinations with the rest of the Pet Angel staff. I feel incredibly fortunate to be living my passion every day, surrounded by a team that shares my dedication. Together, we’re here to make a difference and provide a loving farewell for our cherished pets.
Wade Gunnell - Crematorium Manager
I’m Wade, the cremation manager at Pet Angel, where I oversee the compassionate farewell process for our beloved furry friends. When it comes to my own dynamic duo, I have two mischievous dogs named Peanut and Buttah. These little rascals are absolute joys, even if they can’t grace the office with their presence due to their “rudeness” (typical daschunds). You’ll often find me cheering on my favorite fighters in the UFC or whipping up mouthwatering dishes in the kitchen, or firing up the BBQ. I also enjoy riding my motorbike on weekends.
Neale - Representative Manager
Hi I’m Neale, and this is Jax.
I’ve worked in the beverage industry for the last 30 years, but felt I needed a change into something where I was able to give back. I started as a representative with Pet Angel but with growth, have become the representative manager.
I enjoy motorbike riding and spending quality time with my family. I love animals and helping people so being able to assist both in this difficult time is humbling. The team at Pet Angel are awesome, genuine and caring.
Nicole - Design, Marketing & Operations
Hi I’m Nicole, and this is my dog Wendy. I’ve been with Pet Angel since 2015. I have been involved in creating many of the systems that we have in place today. I have a diploma in Graphic Design, but I knew when growing up that I always wanted to work in the animal industry, so working at Pet Angel is great as I am able to incorporate my design skills and still be in the animal industry while also helping people during a difficult time.
Tommy - Urn Production
Simon - Crematorium Operator
I’m Simon, and I’m all about finding joy in the simple things. When I’m not busy as a cremation operator, I’m often found casting my line and indulging in the tranquility of fishing. In my downtime, you’ll likely catch me engrossed in a captivating book or strumming away on my guitar, creating soulful melodies. Though I may not have my own furry companions, I absolutely adore being around the adorable and loving pets we have on staff. They never fail to bring a smile to my face.
Jack - Crematorium Operator
Karen - Paw Castings
Hi I’m Karen, I have lived a third of my life in the UK and Europe, I now call Australia home again. Our fur babies Lucy and OJ bring total joy to our family. My love of traveling has bought me in contact with many different animals, with elephants and penguins being my wildlife favorites. Working with a group of fellow pet lovers is a joy and I am passionate about delivering exceptional customer service to you and your pet.
Glen - Paw Castings
Hi I’m Glen and this is my ‘old mate’ Toto. I visit him often, along with my other furry friends. Lucky their humans like me too !
I’ve had a number of pets over my life, and have sadly needed to send some of them across that rainbow bridge. Being able to say farewell with respect and dignity is the final gift we can give our pets, and I feel honoured to be able to assist in any way during such a difficult time.
Hi my name is Dayle, and this is my boy Mack!
I have previously worked as a carpenter, but I just didn’t feel like it was the right industry for me. Since working at Pet Angel I have had many moments where I have truely felt that this is what I am meant to be doing. I truely love helping people and doing what I can to make them feel at ease by looking after their pet.
Hi, I’m Barry and I’m also the partner of Arlene from our Gold Coast office.
Our dog Kirri shares ownership of us and comes to work most days to boss us both around.
I have lived on the Gold Coast for many, many years, and have mostly worked in the building industry.
I enjoy working with our other pet lovers and helping our customers through this particularly difficult and sad time.
Hi, I’m Craig, A Rep and Driver at Pet Angel. When I’m not returning your loved ones, you’ll find me indulging in my passions. Whether it’s aiming for precision on the shooting range, immersing myself in epic video game quests, or embarking on thrilling outdoor adventures, I live for that adrenaline rush. As a proud Kiwi, I can’t help but yearn for the flavours of my homeland, making the Kiwi store a cherished destination on the way home from work.
Hi, I’m Matt, one of the rep/drivers here at Pet Angel. When I’m not at work, you can find me hanging out with my lovable pup, Chippy, and my Cat, Sophie. My two awesome kiddos, Olivia (10) and William (9), keep me on my toes with their boundless energy. I’m a true adventurer at heart, with a love for camping, fishing, and exploring the great outdoors. If I’m not out chasing the next adrenaline rush on wheels, you might catch me immersed in epic video game quests. Life is all about the perfect balance of nature, gaming, and the joy that our furry companions bring.
I’m Matt, your friendly rep driver at Pet Angel. After making the move from Canberra last year, I found a new chapter of my life unfolding. It was here that I met my wonderful partner, Darren, who shares my love for all things furry and feathered. Our family is complete with the presence of our gorgeous dog, Saffy, who brings boundless joy to our lives. Now, when the weekend rolls around, you might just find me transforming into a hermit crab, enjoying the cozy comforts of home and indulging in some much-needed relaxation.
Ainelie - Administration
Hey, I’m Ainelie, and I’m thrilled to be a part of the Pet Angel team. Alongside me, you’ll find my loyal and adventurous dog, Bailey, as well as the vibrant and chatty Maui, my beloved parrot. When I’m not crunching numbers or organizing schedules, you can find me embracing the great outdoors. I have a deep passion for fishing, going on leisurely walks, exploring serene waters on boats or paddleboards, and immersing myself in the beauty of camping grounds. One of my dreams is to make a positive impact on our oceans by planting coral. Together with my partner Graham, we’re on a mission to create a world where animals, nature, and travel intertwine in the most magical ways.
Arlene - Administration
Hi my name is Arlene and this is my furry family member, Kirri. I have lived on the Gold Coast for over 30 years and I have four grown up children and 3 gorgeous grandchildren.
I have always been an animal lover so working at Pet Angel where everyone is an animal lover and every day is bring your pet to work day is the perfect place for me (and Kirri).
Mia - Administration
I’m Mia, I like to bring some fun and creativity to our team. In my cozy haven, you’ll find three mischievous feline friends: Bandit, Puddin, and Juniper. These adorable troublemakers keep my life full of furry adventures. When I’m not busy cuddling with them, you’ll often find me lost in the pages of a captivating book or expressing myself through the art of writing. It’s a passion of mine to explore different worlds and create stories that captivate the imagination.
Tamika - Administration
I’m Tamika, and I live in a world filled with furry, feathery, and scaly friends. My three adorable dogs, Marble, Peanut, and Butters, bring boundless joy to my life, but they’re just the tip of the iceberg. I’m also a proud owner of cats, aquatics, reptiles, birds, and even some furry rodents, turning my home into a lively zoo. Beyond the animal kingdom, I’m lucky to have my lovely partner, Tim, by my side. When I’m not busy wrangling paperwork and keeping things organized in the admin team, you’ll often find me exploring the great outdoors. Camping trips and adventures in nature are my ultimate escape.
Bella - Administration
Hey there, I’m Bella. At home, I have two adorable Chihuahuas named Loki and Lia, who bring endless joy to my life. I also have Honey, my fluffy feline companion, completes our little family.
When I’m not busy pampering my fur babies, I’m an avid gamer and bookworm. You’ll often find me immersed in virtual adventures (at all hours) or curled up with a captivating novel.
With my background as a dog groomer, I understand the deep bond between pets and their humans. It’s an honour for me to be here, offering a caring and respectful farewell to our favourite furry friends.