November’s Employee Spotlight is on Christine, one of our excellent dog walkers here at The Urban Hound. For more Employee Spotlights, click here!
Our employee of the month for November is Christine! We appreciate Christine, who has been walking dogs with The Urban Hound for almost four years, but we also want to highlight some of the awesome things she does outside of work. She’s the mother of two beautiful children: Catleen Hanna, the 8 year old tuxedo cat; and Granger, the 10 month old black lab mix. She also recently started fostering for our pals, Last Hope K9 Rescue. Her love of animals stretches as far as sticking to a strict vegan diet.
When she’s not playing with all the dogs and cats in her life, Christine is an avid member of the local music scene in Boston. She is the editor-in-chief at Allston Pudding, a local music blog and books shows under this name. One of Christine’s favorite nights of the month is when she hosts a pop punk/emo live band karaoke night with her friends. She plays drums in the band Puppy Problems and is working on writing solo material under the moniker Dog Power (we’re sensing a pattern here). Christine also works at Bowery Boston, manning the ticket gate at Royale or the box office at The Sinclair. One of her current big projects is organizing Ladyfest Boston, a music and arts festival focused on highlighting work from underrepresented artists like women, people of color, and LGBTQ identifying individuals, with other rad women in the local music scene.
She does freelance photography as well shooting both live music photography and band portraits. Her photos have appeared on SPIN.com, Allston Pudding, and Boston.com. Her commitment to music stretches further with a large record collection featuring many rare and limited releases, a stereo system she pieced together carefully over the years, hand screen-printed posters, and an ever growing cassette collection. In her free time (although, we’re not sure how she has any!), Christine loves curling up on the couch with Catleen Hanna and Granger while watching hockey or rewatching Buffy the Vampire Slayer for the 15th time. She also loves making mixtapes for her friends and crushes, doing karaoke to Linkin Park, or going on a vegan doughnut adventure. Her dream is to one day open a vegan cafe/all ages music and arts space in Boston.
Christine is really looking forward to this month because her band is playing a local music showcase at Northeastern University on the 10th, and the next day she leaves for two weeks to India to watch her friends get married and venture through the beautiful cities (and eat all the food!) there.