Our Team

Meet the Pets of Sova


Chief Security Officer

Bailey is a 2-year-old Berniedoodle. His favorite things in the world are being with his family and riding in the truck. He also likes to chew up anything that will fit in his mouth, steal food from the family’s youngest daughter, and sneak into his parents’ bed to sleep. Along with his little brother, Colby, he is in charge of home security – even when it’s not necessary.


Chief Financial Officer

Rusty is a micro-panther who lives most of her life outdoors, and periodically demands love from her humans. As a scrawny stray,  she made clear that she intended to be adopted and six years later she remains the most skillful communicator in the Kadlec-Hassing family. In addition to raining down terror on the surrounding rodent communities, Rusty’s “likes” include semi-secretly joining long family walks and sleeping on the softest available blanket. Rusty’s humans both love and fear her. 

Favorite Toy: Too many rodents, too little time. No toys for this gal.


Lucy Marshmallow Peaches

Senior Chief Happiness Engineer

Lucy Marshmallow Peaches (also known as “Notorious LMP” and “Lucy”) is a Bichon mix who loves belly rubs, peanut butter, and chasing squirrels. Prior to joining Sova, Lucy served as a Junior Happiness Engineer where she successfully distracted her humans from their to-do lists. She’s excited to move into this new role at Sova as it gives her so many more humans to distract. In her spare time, she enjoys sleeping.

Favorite Toy: A super small squeaky ball.


Chief Executive Officer

Tyrion is a maximum mutt adopted from a member of the Austin Community College Riverbat family. A true runt, and an unlikely survivor from an accidental litter, Tyrion now spends his days in Northwest Michigan. Despite being a very small beast from the hot state of Texas, his spirit is mighty and he loves the snow. His humans suspect that when he sleeps Tyrion dreams of running The Iditarod. 

Favorite Toy: “Chewy-bacca” Wookie-shaped squeaky


VP of Communications

Bingo is a loving member of our family, offering a unique combination of playfulness and Zen-like chill that is impossible to resist.  He enjoys napping in beanbags in the sun, playing with his pompoms, and attempting to eat human-food.  He was rescued from the Denver Cat Cafe and draws his name from the Australian hit show Bluey. Like all Sova team members, Bingo is always present, attentive, and non-judgemental.

Favorite Toy: Pom poms



Junior Security Officer

Colby is a 1-year-old Havapoo. His favorite things are tormenting the family’s two youngest children, eating the head off Barbie, and hunting deer in the backyard. He also enjoys getting very dirty immediately after having a bath. He serves as Junior Security Officer alongside his big brother Bailey.



VP of Sales

We could all learn a thing or two from Nali (aka the Nal-Nal, the Nal-ster, and the Queen). She is almost 12 now, and over the years she has honed her skills at getting everything she wants, when she wants it. Four humans live at her beck (bark) and call, and discomfort of any kind is not to be tolerated. She occasionally makes appearances during work calls, mainly to growl at the nearest human because she is not covered by a blanket.

Favorite Toy: Toys are for losers.



Chief Technology Officer

Bobo is planning for the upcoming release of his new podcast entitled “All Danger, All the Time.” His main goal in life is to make sure that everyone around him understands that danger lurks around every corner. His fears include a light rain, grass, and the driveway. His biggest fear is Nali, with whom he cohabitates. Let’s just say he sleeps with one eye open. He is also highly skilled at almost climbing trees to chase squirrels. His post-climb landings are decidedly inelegant.

Favorite Toy: Kongs are to be feared. (Nope, not joking.)



Head of Product/Brand Ambassador

Yochi is the youngest member of the Sova team. He’s got a big personality inside a small body, and his favorite pastimes include destroying toys, sleeping all day so that he can stay up all night checking in with his humans, and taking trips to the coffee shop.

Favorite Toy: Any and all squeaky toys.


Bailey #2

Employee Wellness Officer

Bailey is a rescued Aussie Shepherd- Lab mix who loves the farm she lives on and loves herding people, animals, bugs, anything she can find that needs to be taken care of. She walks herself by holding her leash in her mouth and she walks her sister Ellie (13-year old lab/hound) by herding her and grabbing onto her leash. When her family goes “to work”, Bailey goes to work by laying at your feet under the desk. (Until something more interesting comes along – like at 10 and 3 when the train comes by and she runs out to sing to it with Ellie.) Bailey loves to take care of people, gives great hugs, takes care of any crumbs, and lays on your feet to say, “You are safe – I got you.” She loves travel and new adventures.

Bailey’s alter ego is that she is a little diva-princess. She does not like her paws to get wet in the morning dew and loves to have her long dark hair brushed all the time. She loves all things food and especially loves to help pick the fresh string beans out of the garden.

Favorite Toy: Bailey is never without a stuffed-animal (oops I meant her buddy) by her side but also loves to play frisbee and catch tennis balls coming off the barn roof.



Director of Community Relations

Lucie is a sweet, smart and mischievous 2 year old mini-Schnauzer who spends the majority of her time serving as the small-but-mighty captain of our neighborhood watch committee. She is super ‘talkative’ about any potential new friends, idle threats, and just about anything that moves outside. She is always watching mom and ready for a play session or treats at all times! Her name means light and is a nod to the show I Love Lucy.

Favorite toy: Ice cubes and rope toys

In Memoriam


Former Chief of Staff


Former General Counsel

Grizzly weighed about 95 pounds and was a very kind soul with a good heart. Normally very relaxed but could be counted on as a loyal Sova team member to be fiercely protective. Thought that deer, crows and coyotes were existential threats, at least judging by the loud and threatening barking when they would show up.  But marauding squirrels took him over the edge.  Loved peanut butter. 

Favorite Toy: a beloved small stuffed brown bear