Jodi Brooks ‘94/M.B.A. ‘97 is the owner of Canine Country Club of
the Lake, located in Lake Hopatcong, N.J. Jodi spent seven years with
the women's basketball program while acquiring her undergraduate degree
and her M.B.A. in Marketing. Following college, Jodi worked in
Corporate America for 12 years before deciding to pursue her love for
animals and begin a career in the pet industry.
What motivated you to follow your passion and change your
I was motivated to change careers because of my desire to live life
to the fullest. I always had a love for business, but wanted to work in
an industry that was emotionally rewarding. I have a passion for
basketball and dogs, and I chose to pursue a career with dogs. Working
with what you love can change your entire life.
What is the best part of owning a pet care
The best part of owning a pet care facility is watching the joy in
the dogs and my staff. I strive to create a great experience for the
dogs and my employees. I believe creating a worry free experience for
dog owners in extremely fulfilling.
What are your goals for the future?
In the future I plan to expand to a full service facility, including
dog boarding, daycare, training and grooming. I want my company to
become a one-stop shop for dog owners, and also open additional
What was your favorite part of your time at Seton
My favorite part of attending Seton Hall was the family atmosphere.
I developed friendships that will last a lifetime.
How did your experiences at SHU help you in your
Everything I did and learned as a scholarship athlete transfers into
tremendous assets in my business and personal endeavors. Working
together as a team, time management, hard work and dedication are a few
qualities I apply to my career.
Do you have any advice for alumni who want to change career
My advice to alumni is to search within yourself to find your true
passion, do your research and do not be afraid to follow your
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