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Kim

Kim Youngblood is the CEO and “Leader of the pack” at Youngblood’s Natural Health Center & Massage in Greenfield Indiana. Kim is a graduate of Equissage in Virginia and has obtained her certification in canine and feline massage therapy in 2014.

Kim has had animals her entire life and used to breed, raise and show Newfoundlands very successfully. She now has a 11 year old “Bug” (Boston Terrier/Pug) who is a complete sweetheart and definite couch potato! Her horse Sage is an important part of her life and she loves trail riding with her daughter Samantha and her horse Duke. 

Her goals are to help your animals reach their optimal health the natural way and to empower you as the owner. When you come to our store, Kim wants you to feel a warm welcome and the freedom to ask questions and bring your concerns…she is here to help you. Her prayer is that God will use her hands and talent to improve your animal’s health and life. She views the owners as more than clients, but as friends and partners in their animals care. She is looking forward to welcoming you to the store soon.

When Kim isn’t busy massaging animals or working at the store, you will find her gardening, at the gym, working around the farm, sewing and spending time with her husband Dave of 38 years and her daughter Samantha.


Samantha

Samantha Youngblood is the owner of Youngblood’s Natural Animal Health Center & Massage in Greenfield Indiana. Sam graduated from IUPUI in May of 2010 with her Bachelor Degree in General Studies and a Double Minor in English Literature and Music. In 2014 she then attended NE Indiana Equine Sports Massage & Rehab Therapy in Decatur Indiana and obtained her certification in equine sports massage therapy and rehab therapy. She has also obtained additional training at this facility for equine raindrop therapy, animal thermography and saddle fitting. In May of 2015 she traveled to Florida and obtained her certification in equine and canine kinesiology taping from Angels Animals Holistic Health.

Sam prides herself with loving her “job” and looks forward to massaging her clients and working at the store every day. This is a lifelong dream and she knows that it would not have been possible without God leading her and the entire team along the way.

Sam adores all animals and has even massaged sheep in her career! She was a 10 year 4-H member where she did numerous projects as well as raising and showing her Gelbvieh, Cross and Angus beef cattle as well as Montadale sheep. She completes in Flyball across the Midwest with her 15 year old Boston Terrier “Frank,” 7 year old Border Staffy “Caution” and her up and coming 5 year old Boston Terrier “BZRK” – they all have a blast! She also competes in dock diving, nose work (with her 2 year old Boston Terrier “Finale”, barn hunt and disc…dog sports are so much fun! Sam is an avid horse lover and has a 27 year old Morgan/Quarter Horse that has been her companion for almost 24 years.

Sam looks forward to sharing her love of animal massage therapy with you and your 4-legged family members. She prays that God will use her hands to help your animals reach their full and happiest potential whether it is for general health, post-surgery, anxiety, geriatrics or any other concern you may have. She hopes to welcome you to the store soon!

When Sam is not busy at the store or doing animal massage therapy you will find her outside around the farm, teaching at the gym or spending time with her family. Sam shares her home with her four dogs, her Sphynx cat Winnie and her Lykoi cat Rumpleteazer.


Ashley

Ashley was born and raised in central Indiana and completed her bachelors in social work from the University of Indianapolis in 2013. She holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of New England 2016.

She is currently practicing as a licensed clinical social worker locally. Ashley also holds a certificate in equine nutrition from the University of Minnesota is passionate about quality equine care. Ashley is completing her certificate for Equine Assisted Mental Health Practitioner through the University of Denver’s Institute for Human Animal Connection.

Ashley is owned by three animals Oliver is a certified therapy dog, Dottie a therapy dog in training, and Kirby a paint mare in training for equine assisted psychotherapy.


Izzy

Izzy May has a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Administration and minor in German.

She grew up around dogs, but didn’t become serious with her dog training until she got Thor. Izzy has 6 dogs: Thor (GSP), Nike (Koolie), Kraken (Whippet), Luna (Aussie), Calypso (Cattle dog mix), and Max (Pit/Lab mix).

In her spare time, she likes to compete in dog sports. Izzy’s main focus is disc and flyball. She thoroughly enjoys working with animals and loves educating people on how to help improve their pet’s health. Izzy also hopes to gain more knowledge on improving her own dogs’ health.


Jacque

Jacque Powers grew up in a small town in Kansas graduating from Pittsburg State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. She received her Master of Arts in Journalism from Ball State University. Moving to Indianapolis, she spent 25 years in corporate marketing and communications while raising her two girls, Ali and Liv, with her husband Mark.

The family fell in love with Golden Retrievers when they brought home their first – her name was “Boogger.” Yep – that’s what you get when you let your 9-year-old name the family dog. Never just a “one-dog family,” they currently have three Goldens – Jake is 10, Wilson – an English Cream – is 5 and Jacque’s baby, Reggie, is 3. Jacque and Liv spend a lot of time training for and traveling to Dog Obedience Trials and to Quarter Horse Shows where Liv and her Red Dun, Presley, have taken home World Championships in Equitation, Showmanship and Halter.

Jacque was introduced to the “Youngblood Culture” at their Riley Days booth five years ago and has become one of their biggest fans. With her family raised and having done “adequate time” in the corporate world, Jacque joined the Youngblood team out of a great love for her dogs and a real curiosity for providing them with the best of life through natural, holistic care and nutrition.


Katie

Katie Spangler was born and raised in Greenfield Indiana. She graduated from Eastern Hancock and went on to get her Associates degree in Applied Veterinary Sciences from the Vet Tech Institute of Indianapolis. She has worked as a Registered Vet Tech in emergency medicine as well as general practice.She has a spunky 5 year old daughter named Sage who is an animal lover as well. Katie has a 1 year old Sphynx cat named Lucian and a 4 month old Peterbald kitten named Dante. She has a love for all cats but hairless ones in particular. Katie also owns about 30 ball pythons and breeds them as a hobby.