Our Staff

Luis Baro
Luis Baro
Luis Baro
Luis Baro

Luis Baro

Luis is from Chicago and grew up working in the music industry, landing him a career in Washington DC at Sirius XM Radio. Washington D.C. led Luis to New York where, after 9 years, he eventually ended his journey as Program Director at Sirius XM in 2008. The inspiration for leaving his career came from his two dogs, Oliver and Suzy. Luis had begun work for a dog walking service on the Upper West Side in 2009 which changed his life, and health. Luis went from 330 llbs to losing over 120 lbs in a matter of a couple years. In 2011, Luis decided to set up Not The Rug in his home area of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where he has lived since 2006.

Marcus
Marcus
Marcus
Marcus

Marcus

Marcus is Not The Rug’s born & raised Brooklynite! If you ever have any questions on scenic views in the area, he’s the guy to know! Marcus grew up with his pet Chorkie, named Sprinkle, and knew dogs were his passion early on! He is die-hard video game fanatic and also an incredible actor, having been in numerous theater productions throughout the years. Marcus has been part of the Not The Rug family for about a year, and is currently becoming certified to be a professional dog-trainer! See Marcus in your neighborhood year-round!

Jordan
Jordan
Jordan
Jordan

Jordan

Jordan is Not The Rug’s dedicated office manager & back-up walker! He can be typically found behind-the-scenes and while Not The Rug’s latest hire, Jordan was also dog-walker in New York for 2 years prior to joining Not The Rug. When he’s not at work, Jordan is traveling in several bands as a professional musician. He began professionally pursuing music in 2010 while still attending Guilford College, in North Carolina. After many years of moving around, Jordan finally settled in Brooklyn back in 2016 and fell in love with the pet care industry. When you see him around, feel free to say hello!

Joseph

Joseph

Meet Joseph! With over 4 years of professional dog-walking experience, Joseph is an absolute animal-lover who even has his own pup named Ginger who is almost 12 years old! Joseph loves music, and when he's not dog-walking he's typically looking up old concert footage, or watching movies.

Léa
Léa
Léa

Léa

Meet Léa (pronounced lay-uh). Léa has lived all over, including places such as Connecticut, Georgia, & Honduras. Léa moved back to New York after high school, and has been a dog walker for more than 5 years. She is Not The Rug’s most recent addition to the team, and has already built a special bond with all of her pups. Outside of Not The Rug, Léa is a freelance dog sitter in Sunset Park. She is currently going to school, studying environmental science and early childhood development. Léa has a mutt mix of her own named Miso that she loves dearly (mixture of lab, husky, & pitbull). Léa loves working with more challenging & special needs dogs.

Ivan
Ivan
Ivan

Ivan

Meet Ivan! He’s the definition of an animal lover. Currently, he has an 11 year-old daschuand named Lucy, two fish tanks (including one 50 gallon tank), cats, and a Parrot named Casper. Ivan, a recent graduate of Brooklyn College, spends his time on the weekends traveling to PA to help his parents build a house from scratch. With over 3 years of professional animal experience, as well as a lifetime of personal experience, we are excited to have him with us!