Bio

Moksha McClure’s life has gone to the dogs. In 2000, Moksha founded Whiskers Resort Inc., a pet hotel in Hawaii. Whiskers Resort offers doggie day care, obedience classes, grooming, and overnight boarding for cats and dogs.

Prior to running Whiskers, Moksha hiked multi-dog packs off-leash “dog whisperer” style in the mountains of Santa Fe, NM. Additionally, Moksha was a housesitter and petsitter in Los Angeles proffering finicky pet owners fine care while dodging rattlesnakes in the San Fernando foothills

Moksha has been an animal lover since an early age. She tithed part of her allowance to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Greenpeace. Moksha was a member of Pony Club and worked as a groom for the local race track.

She started petsitting professionally when she was eleven and has cared for a smorgasbord of animals from bunnies to burros, pigs to parrots, and reptiles to racehorses. Moksha has been owned by animals most of her life. Currently, she is owned by two rescued cats and one radical Rottweiler.

Due to her early love and respect for animals, Moksha was inspired to become vegetarian when she was eight years old. This also reflects her other passion: sustainabililty. Accordingly, Whiskers was built using repurposed shipping containers and gets its electricity from biodiesel (recycled vegetable oil) and solar sources.

Moksha lives on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. She is a commuter cyclist and strives for simple living. In her free time, she loves punning around.

Writing has become the vehicle by which this lifetime scholar can share her knowledge. In her youth, she won the Southwest Young Writers Award for creative writing. Her academic papers were published four times in a college journal. In 2009 she wrote a book but buried it.

Moksha is a Mensan and Phi Theta Kappan. She is also a member of Rotary, Toastmasters International and is available for speaking engagements. Follow her on Twitter or Facebook. Bowwow meow!