And so she decided to start her own business.
She said she was surprised how much she likes operating a facility.
She said having a staff is new to her.
“I wasn’t much of a leader growing up,” she said, adding management does not allow her to spend as much time with dogs as she used to.
She now has 15 people on her crew and says their biggest service is daycare Monday through Friday and each day has a different activity. They also provide training and grooming.
Her reaction to the 20 Under 40 Award?
“I was pretty surprised and a little embarrassed,” she said, adding she is not used to being the center of attention. But she notes she worked hard the past five years growing Ski-Hi.
Homan said the business had a rough year last year, with the coronavirus pandemic keeping people home.
“This year is busier than we can handle most days,” she said.
She said she has employed a lot of Carroll students on a part-time basis who are now in the same canine program she was in.
Homan said she is feeling pretty good about her business and credits husband Kyle Perkins for all his help in remodeling the building.