Just Walk DC was started when Meg Levine took over a free lance route from Joshua Stephens in early 2011.
Meg Levine worked for a dog walking company for two years in Van Ness, DC before moving to New Orleans to work at a veterinarian's office. In late 2010, Meg moved back to DC and took over Just Walk while Joshua moved to New York.
From there, Just Walk DC grew in North West DC and on Capitol Hill. In May, Shira Pilarski officially came on as an apprentice and started expanding her route in NW, DC and Meg moved most of her attention to her route on the Hill.
2012 saw further expansion for Just Walk in DC. In the spring, Meg and Shira were joined by Kit Wagner, and Just Walk's coverage expanded to cover Capitol Hill, northward and westward to Logan Circle. In the autumn, we again expanded, adding Rob Santucci to the team so that all four of us could focus on more concentrated areas of our overall coverage area.
In the spring of 2013, Shira left Just Walk for an opportunity in DC's public library system, and was replaced in Just Walk by Madison Smith.
In the autumn of 2014, Rob left to return full-time to graduate school, and we decided to downsize the collective rather than replacing Rob, and in January of 2015 Madison moved away and was replaced by Coreen Puetz, formerly of the DC Humane Society.