Typically associated with negative connotations, “In the Dog House,” is our team’s Q&A spotlight series designed for you to learn more about our crew. Each month we’ll throw one lucky team member into the “Dog House” and ask them to answer a handful of questions (in return for praise and treats of course!).
In the dog house this week is team member, Saralyn Tartaglia!
Saralyn is passionate about her four-legged friends and her spare time spent working with Dogs of Service, a project to help both Veterans and rescued animals. Being a nonprofit advocate, she thrives on helping the community through her selfless hours of volunteering. Originally from Philly, her steps to Californication are finding locally sourced (vegan) food and spotting the next Hollywood yoga hot spot — we’re all taking bets on what color her electric car will be.
Q: What’s your favorite website?
A: Etsy! Love the vintage and handmade creative designs.
Q: Tell me about the most exciting project that you worked on (at BD or not).
A: The most exciting project was being the production designer for the film Junkie. It’s a crazy, fun, mind-bending horror movie shot in an old mansion in west Adams. I had complete creative freedom, and despite the limited budget, it was so much fun creating an alternate version of reality. The finished look is so unique and it was a wonderful experience working with the cast and crew.
Q: What is your greatest achievement in life so far? Why is it your greatest achievement? How did you achieve that goal?
A: Dogs of Service is my biggest achievement! It takes a lot of work and patience to start a non-profit, there were so many challenges and times I wasn’t sure if I could do it. It’s still a challenge running it, but so rewarding to be able to help veterans and save dogs! I am very passionate about animals and mental health awareness so pairing these two is so inspiring for me to continue the work. I love it!
Have a bone to pick with Saralyn? She’ll be in the Dog House for quite some time – contact her @ firstname.lastname@example.org.