About Heidi Kumpulainen
A Cowgirl in Residence
My love for marine life took me from Finland to Oahu where I attended Hawaii Pacific Universities Marine Biology Program.
As I grew up on a farm in Finland I ended up working as Horseback Trail Guide on both Oahu and Maui. I worked for big and small ranches including; Kualoa Ranch on Oahu, I was the lead trail guide at Makena Stables here on Maui for three years and had the pleasure to be featured in Western Horseman article "Tropical Trail Ride". I spent three years helping to ride the younger/greener horses at Thompson Ranch. The rich culture of the Paniolo was fascinating to me as I found it was deeply connected to the old traditions and values of the Hawaiian culture. Along the way I have met great mentors that I look up to till today.
My passion for animal care lead me to start working as a full-time Pet, Equine and Farm Animal Sitter in 2016. For three years I offered dog boarding at my home.
I pride myself on the high-standard of care and services that I offer and a staff that are trained, passionate professionals Pet sitters. I have been pet sitting professionally for six years now and certified with Dog and Cat First Aid by the American Red Cross.
I have profound experience in working with goats, cows, pigs, sheep, alpaca, horses, bunnies, chicken, guinea pigs, tortoise, parrots etc. I have a number of clients who have become more like family, and clients who consider me to be an integral member of their Ohana. I hope I get the chance to meet your lovely pet soon.