Hayden Milligan, Director of HR at People, Pets & Vets makes South Sound Biz 40 Under 40 List
Olympia native Hayden Milligan’s love for animals was sparked by her first job working as an animal care provider at a local veterinary hospital. “It taught me compassion for animals, and that sometimes the dirty work is some of the most rewarding,” she recalled. After college, Milligan moved to Colorado, where she became involved in raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s local chapter — she ran two marathons to raise funds for the organization, and she was named the Colorado Springs chapter Woman of the Year in 2014, when she raised over $34,000 in 10 weeks. She also met her husband, Seth Milligan, and the couple returned to the South Sound to start a family and work as the director of human resources at People, Pets & Vets, which recruits veterinarians and veterinary support staff for more than a dozen veterinary hospitals in Arizona, Oregon, and Washington. — TM
Education: Oregon State University, bachelor of arts degree in speech communications; University of Washington Tacoma, Certificate of Human Resources
First Job: Animal care provider
Hobbies: Baking, cooking, crafting, and fundraising
Currently Reading: Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore
Best Advice Received: Attitude is everything.