Lisa Wilhoit McCormick
Lisa Wilhoit McCormick, owner of Fido and Company, brings with her years of marketing and customer service experience. Earning her B.S. in Journalism with a double minor in Psychology and Marketing from West Virginia University (Let’s Go Mountaineers!), Lisa began her professional career working for advertising/PR agencies throughout in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area. She then started a career in Information Systems and Public Relations for the Department of State, researching and writing speeches for top-level officials.
While working in the “suit and tie” world, Lisa always kept fitness at the center of her life. She soon combined both of these loves to become one of the top fitness instructors in the Northern Virginia region. She formed her own professional fitness company providing personal training and group exercise classes for major corporations all across the region. After moving to San Diego and continuing her fitness career in the sunshine, Lisa was nominated for 2006 24 Hour Fitness Group X Instructor of the Year (San Diego Region).
The love of Lisa’s life (besides her husband, Corky, of course) is her pug, Butkus Santiago Wilhoit McCormick, who served as the ring bearer in their wedding on Sunset Cliffs. When Butkus came into their lives Lisa realized the standards for pet services had to change if her “son” was going to partake in any of them. Butkus has been the catalyst for Fido & Co. to raise the bar when it comes to pet care. Since opening Fido, Lisa rescued another pug and is now the proud pug parent of a crazy little girl named Gabi!