Meet the Pack


Babe Mirs – Store Associate

“I am owned by an adopted senior Lab named Coco and 2 adopted cats, Toonces and Henry. We all live happily together in Johnsburg.  I have been in the horse world for over 40 years.  My boy Redman was with me for 34 great years! I am a volunteer for 2 local Labrador rescues where I enjoy fostering (mostly seniors) and interviewing potential adopters. I like to spend my spare time quilting, metal detecting and researching health and nutrition in pets.”

 Judy Bochat – Store Associate

“My name is Judy. I had been a customer at Nature’s Feed for a few years before I started working here. I wasn’t a consistent customer, but I’d stop in on occasion and took a dog training class. I have two dogs, a Chihuahua named Radar and a Golden Retriever named Norman. In February 2016, Norman was diagnosed with a cancerous nerve sheath tumor on his leg. I started doing some research into  this kind of cancer and my husband and I decided to go the holistic route rather than submit him to radiation and/or chemo. I headed right the Nature’s Feed and everyone there was eager to help me choose the right protocol to keep him healthy and strong. I was an active real estate agent at the time, but when I found out the store was looking to hire someone, I decided to apply. To make a long story short, I was hired in May 2016 and I haven’t looked back. I am eager to come to work everyday and help people who have animals with issues, just like I was helped! Everyday is full of friendly customer and most of all a lot of dog kisses.”

Lynn Davids – Assistant Store Manager

“Hi, my name Lynn Davids.  I am married with 5 children and have lived in Spring Grove for 20 years. I presently have 3 dogs and 2 cats.  I have always loved animals and have always had many in my life. I worked at an animal clinic for almost three years before joining Natures Feed. I love to hear about your pets and love to help people better understand our wonderful four legged friends.”



Ben Pawlik – Warehouse

“Hello! My name is Ben. I am a Warehouse Associate at Nature’s Feed. You might see me all around the store doing a bunch of miscellaneous tasks. Feel free to say hi to me as I am a huge people person and would love to strike up a conversation. I love to help customers with any questions they have and always try my best to find the right answer for them. My favorite thing about the store are all the animals I get to see. My favorite dog is a Corgi, so if you have one make sure I meet them! In addition to working at Nature’s Feed, I work part time at the front desk for The Fountains of Crystal Lake. On top of my two jobs, I am currently enrolled at McHenry County College working on an associate degree in marketing. I currently have no pets living with me, but I would love to have a dog in the near future.”