Meet the Owners
Jean Brillman is a lifelong animal lover and pet owner. Throughout her life, she has owned and cared for dogs, cats, horses, birds, reptiles, rabbits and various other “furry babies”! At the age of 10, Jean’s career riding and training horses began. She competed in many horse shows on the east coast, including The Devon Horse Show, Lake Placid and The Winter Equestrian Festival in West Palm Beach, Florida. Because her love of animals went beyond only horses, she chose to complete an internship volunteering for The Aark, a wildlife rehabilitation facility located in Bucks County, PA. At The Aark, Jean took care of and released opossums, squirrels, owls, and many other injured wildlife.
After high school, while completing her B.S. in Communications from Ithaca College, she became a professional horse trainer and instructor. Jean has taught hunter seat equitation to children and adults of all levels. In 2002, Jean became the Head Instructor and Barn Manager at Horse Sport, in Hillsboro, Oregon. After returning to the east coast, Jean began pet sitting and also opened Hugs and Biscuits, a doggy bakery and cafe, in New Hope, PA. In 2006, she completed her Master’s in Education at Temple University and decided to enter the teaching profession. She taught various grades, including special education students, at various inner city schools in Philadelphia, PA. In addition, Jean taught as an adjunct professor in the equine studies department at Delaware Valley College and was the assistant coach of their Intercollegiate Hunt Seat Riding Team.
Currently, Jean is the proud owner of Penelope, an 8 year-old jack Russell Terrier and Sophia, a 9 year-old German Shepherd (who are her spoiled girls!). In order to help her pets, as well as her clients, Jean is a Pet Tech Pet First Aid & CPR Instructor who teaches classes to pet parents and professionals. Jean feels that running Angel Pet Sitting is truly her “dream job”! Owning such an amazing pet sitting company gives her the opportunity to be involved with people and their pets on a day-to day basis. She understands how important pets are to their owners, and is dedicated to ensuring that Angel Pet Sitting continues to provide the highest level of pet care services.
Brian Brillman grew up in Bryn Mawr, PA and received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Penn State University, after graduating from Radnor High School. Brian, Jean’s husband and partner in Angel Pet Sitting, works on the “behind the scenes” parts of the company, such as marketing, IT and accounting. However, you may hear him answering the phones when Jean is taking some time off! Otherwise, Brian enjoys playing hockey, tennis and long walks with Sophia and Penelope. He is committed, with Jean, to making sure that Angel Pet Sitting always offers the best pet care services available in our area!