To help pay for college, Richele worked in the Marketing department for Indiana’s largest privately-owned bank where she quickly learned that Marketing was her niche and where she wanted to find herself in the future. She graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a Master’s in Business Administration and a focus in Marketing in 2018. Shortly after, Richele accepted a role with Mental Health America of NWI and learned all the ins and outs of the nonprofit marketing world. However, Richele always wanted to work for a company that helped animals and couldn’t help but feel like something was missing in her career, which is what led her to Fear Free Pets.
Richele currently lives in Indiana with her husband and two pets. She rescued Lea, her feisty and opinionated cat from Dairy Queen’s parking lot 11 years ago and rescued her dog Zuri whom she has a matching birthmark with, from Sunshine Paws rescue in 2018. Outside of work, Richele loves spending time outdoors, refurbishing furniture, traveling to local breweries with her husband, reading, and spending time with family.