Chera is a Minneapolis native who has always had a passion for animals.  She started pet sitting for her relatives at the age of 13 and started working with a professional pet sitting company right out of high school and has worked with several different reputable companies over the past 13 years.  She met her husband Travis in 2001 and soon learned they both shared a love of animals and he began pet sitting with Chera. In 2008 they decided to take their passion for pets to the next level and started Ma and Paws Critter Care. Chera is dedicated to full time pet sitting and enjoys every minute of it!
Travis is originally from Watertown, South Dakota and moved to the Minneapolis in 2000. He grew up with many different pets and has plenty of experience with the craziest critters. After meeting his wife, Chera, in 2001 he began pet sitting while also pursing his other passion, fitness. He began practicing Martial Arts in 1990 and in 2005 he became a Personal Trainer. Since starting Ma and Paws Critter Care in 2008 he enjoys dividing his time between his work as a personal trainer and pet sitting.