Meet our Team

RoseWood Pet Resort is committed to providing the best possible care for your dogs and this starts with ensuring that we have the most knowledgeable and experienced staff that the industry has to offer. Here are some of the people caring for your dogs.

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Sandy Nonnewitz
Owner/Operator

Sandy began her career in the canine care industry in 2003 as a professional groomer. After enjoying her career for several years, she wanted to expand her knowledge and graduated as a Certified Canine Trainer.

In 2013, Sandy expanded her canine career and became part owner of RoseWood Pet Resort in Stouffville and in 2017 purchased a second location in Scarborough/Markham. After selling the location in Stouffville in 2019, Sandy is now the sole owner and operator of the location in Scarborough/Markham.

All new team members at RoseWood Pet Resort receive one-on-one training by Sandy to enhance their existing skills and receive further knowledge through seminars and practical handling experience.

Sandy is also a proud mom of 2 dogs: Beau (German Shepherd/Malinois) and Engel (Black German Shepherd).  Sadly, Rudy (mini Australian Shepherd) passed away in 2020.  He was a big part of RoseWood from Day 1 and is greatly missed by staff and clients. 

Sandy's extensive background and experience ensures that RoseWood Pet Resort is able to meet all of your dog's needs, and all of your needs as well!

Kirstin Marchand
Sr. Pet Care Specialist

Kirstin began her career in the canine care industry as an Animal Care Technician, caring for sick and injured pets in veterinary clinics since 1990.

As Kirstin gained experience and knowledge, she secured a coveted position as the Head Animal Care Attendant at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic and Referral Centre South (VEC) for over a decade.

In this position, Kirstin was responsible for managing a team of 50 Animal Care Attendants, including overseeing their small animal handling and delivery of care during emergency situations.

Kirstin is the proud mom of Mason, a miniature Dachshund. She has lived with this breed all her life so is the resident Dachshund expert!

Kirstin has been with RoseWood since 2014 and is responsible for overseeing RoseWood Pet Resort's daily operations, including the health and safety of all the dogs.



Leslie Artindale
Sr. Pet Care Specialist

RoseWood is thrilled to have Leslie back on our team.  Welcome back!

Leslie began her career in animal care in the 1980's as a Dairy Farmer caring for her beloved Jersey cows.  After 18 years she moved to the Briars Resort, spending 15 years building lasting bonds with owners, guests and staff.

In 2017, Leslie started at RoseWood Pet Resort, along with her English Mastiff, Tyson, who passed in 2018.  Leslie is now the proud owner of Camille who she adopted in 2019. 

Leslie is responsible for overseeing RoseWood Pet Resort's daily operations, including the health and safety of all the dogs.  

As with all of the team members, Leslie makes sure to provide all dogs with plenty of human TLC time!