About Us

Aloha Pet Resort & Spa

Our mission statement is...

to provide a fun, safe, and enriching environment for your pet through service and interaction with a loving, knowledgeable, and highly trained staff.

Aloha Pet Resort & Spa is...

committed to your pet’s ultimate experience: Aesthetically pleasing with a tropical vacation vibe throughout the resort, our facility is impeccably clean and fresh and provides superb care for your pets.

You can have peace of mind your keiki (child) is being taken care of the “Aloha” way.

Meet Our Staff

Aloha Pet Resort & Spa

meet the staff at aloha pet resort and spa in cedar falls

Heather Robson


Aloha Pet Resort and Spa came to be when I saw a need for high-end care and luxury accommodations for pets. As a Veterinary Technician, I’ve been in the pet industry for over 25 years and see a huge change in what people want for their pets. They want them to be happy, healthy and beautiful. I believe that our pets deserve the best and I have the experience to bring that quality of service to Aloha Pet Resort and Spa. I can’t wait to meet your furry family friend.

Madi Leeper

Pet Stylist

I have always been passionate about animals and always knew I’d find my calling in that. I went to Hawkeye Community College with plans to transfer to Iowa State to pursue animal sciences, but I found my passion in grooming and graduated with my associates degree in veterinary assisting. Since then I’ve been grooming for 6 years working with dogs and cats from all walks of life! Focusing on positive experiences and building a trusting relationships with the pets I groom. I love continuing my education with grooming seminars and workshops. When I’m not working I love being outdoors and being creative! Whether that be pottery, painting, or drawing! I have lots of animals! Including 4 dogs and 4 cats! They keep me and my husband, Ryan, very busy!

Alexandria Oldenburg

Certified Professional Dog Trainer

I’m a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and have worked professionally with dogs since I was 17 in a variety of settings, including as a trainer, in boarding and daycare facilities, and in vet clinics. I run my own business (MESSY Dog Training) where I love to work with a variety of dogs to train everything from puppies and basic obedience to service dogs and behavior problems. I am passionate about providing dogs with structured play and enrichment opportunities, which is why I am so excited to be a part of Aloha! Right now I have two dogs of my own - Windigo and Hobbes - and both are Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers. We are currently training for a variety of sports and events, including obedience, rally, agility, dock diving, therapy dog work, and more!


Emily Friedman

Customer Care Specialist

I am a junior at the University of Northern Iowa studying Elementary and Middle Level Education- originally from Mount Vernon. Being an only child, growing up with my YorkiePoo, Stella was more like having a best friend than a dog. Fun fact- I have been to 8 different countries.

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Shelby Freestone

Fitness Leader/Lodging Attendant

I grew up on a farm and have spent my life appreciating the soothing and fulfilling benefits from the presence of animals. I am originally from the Des Moines area and moved to the Cedar Valley to finish my Bachelor’s degree at the University of Northern Iowa, emphasizing in therapeutic recreation. My future in this field excites me because I will have the opportunity to combine my loves and use them to create happiness in others. I am interested in using my therapeutic recreation emphasis to pursue animal-assisted therapy. I am currently enrolled in the Animal Behavior College Dog Trainer Certification program where I am learning how to train basic dog obedience cues.


Emma Robson

Customer Care Specialist

My name is Emma Robson I am a junior at Grand View University majoring in Nursing with a minor in psychology. I have always grown up with a dog at home and love being able to care for animals like my own when they stay here at Aloha.

Casey Clubb

Lodging Attendant

I am a junior at the University of Northern Iowa studying biology and anthropology. I have always had a dog in my house, growing up outside of Chicago. Recently, I have added a cat in my like and she makes me laugh every day! I have been in the pet care industry for 6 years, caring for show dogs to police dogs, and everything in between. I am excited to continue my passion at Aloha!


Ryan Spragle

Fitness Leader/Lodging Attendant

I am currently attending Hawkeye Community College for nursing. I grew up in southern California with my big family and 2 dogs. I chose to work here at Aloha because of the overall warm and friendly environment. 


Kaylyn King

Fitness Leader/Lodging Attendant

I'm Kaylyn, and I am currently a sophomore at UNI studying Physical Education and Sports Administration. I have always loved animals, and grew up with a Lab. I have been working in animal hospitality for over 2 years and I am excited to continue alongside Aloha's amazing staff!

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Maddie Davis

Public Relations Representative

My name is Maddie Davis and I am a junior at the University of Northern Iowa. My major is public relations with a minor in marketing. I am so excited to apply my knowledge and experience to Aloha! I am beyond excited to reach out to the community and build relationships that make families want to visit Aloha to see all of the high-end services we offer!