Blog Contributors ALEXANDRA DAWSON Alexandra Dawson is a Washington, DC based nutritionist, wellness warrior, mama bird, and the writer and photographer behind celebrated plant-based lifestyle and recipe website inmybowl.com and Instagram @tallulahalexandra. ALICIA AMICO Alicia is responsible for front office operations at WellPet, ensuring excellent customer service to visitors and employees, and is a corporate culture advocate. AMY TOKIC Amy Tokic is the Editor of Petguide.com, the flagship site to over 70 different pet communities, which offers pet parents a one-stop-info-shop for all things dog and cat related. Amy's been with PetGuide since the beginning, guided by the wisdom of her furry roommates, Oscar and Zed. Together, they have their paw on the pulse of the pet industry, sniffing out trends, advice, news, tasty treat recipes and other tail-wagging stories. DR. DANIELLE BERNAL Dr. Bernal has over a decade of experience in veterinary medicine, specializing in animal nutrition. In her role as on-staff veterinarian with Wellness Pet Food, she educates pet parents on the importance of natural ingredients like wholesome meats and nutrient-rich superfoods. She passionately believes that proper nutrition helps pets lead happier, healthier lives. Dr. Bernal has been featured in radio, TV and print stories in numerous countries. FRIDA THE CHIHUAHUA Hola, My name is Frida and I'm a rescue teacup chihuahua. When I was very young, I had a run in with a horse and let’s just say the horse won. But luckily for me, a great veterinarian saved my life and now I get around on three wheels! I was rescued by my dad and now live in sunny Los Angeles. I love to go on adventures and make people smile. Check out my Instagram account @fridachiquita and follow my adventures. Remember when life gives you lemons, make some lemonade. GREAT DOG RESCUE NEW ENGLAND Great Dog Rescue New England (GDRNE) is a 501(C)(3) non-profit, shelterless, all-breed rescue group headquartered in Massachusetts. The group is comprised of volunteers from all over New England who love dogs and want to help those that end up homeless through no fault of their own. JESSICA DENONCOURT Jessica Denoncourt is a WellPet Regulatory Affairs Specialist on the R&D team. She handles state registrations, licenses and tonnage reports. She proofs all domestic product artwork. Jess also assists our international team with shipping and permits. She has two rescue dogs, Maggie and Dixie. JOSH PHILLIPS Josh Phillips is a professional soccer player and avid fisherman, living the dream in the Pacific Northwest with his best friend, Koda the weimaraner. KATHLEEN MURRAY Kathleen Murray is the Brand Manager for Wellness Dog Food. When she’s not obsessing over dog food, you can find her spending time outside with her family, rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers, or sweating at SoulCycle. KODIAK THE AUSSIE Hi! I’m Kodiak the Adventure Aussie. I’m a Blue Merle Australian Shepherd living in Nashville, TN! I love hiking, playing with my buddies and hanging out with my kitty girlfriend, Luna. Follow my adventures @KodiaktheAussie! KONO IN ORLANDO Hi, I’m Kono! I am a 2-year-old Golden Retriever who lives in Orlando, Florida. My humans describe me as sweet, confidently curious, and most of all, very loving! When I am not swimming, hosting doggy play-dates, or going on new adventures, I spend my time volunteering as a registered Therapy Dog with Therapy Dogs International. MANDI Hi there! My name is Mandi and I am from Orlando, Florida. I am married to my Prince Charming and we share our life with three fluffy Golden Retrievers: Kylie (9), Kono (3) and Kenai (2 months). I am also the fun-loving “momager” behind the Instagram account, @kono_in_orlando. We love sharing our adventures and the joy our dogs bring. So grab a lint brush and come on over! MARIA PANTAZOPOULOS Maria is a graphic designer at WellPet. When she isn’t working and cuddling with her Siamese Mogwaii, you can most likely find her at a concert and local Pure Barre studio. MICK SZYDLOWSKI Mick Szydlowski is an author, marketing consultant and animal welfare advocate living in Seattle, Washington, with his wife, plus two young daughters and their “big brother,” Klaus the cat. Although Oskar is no longer around, Mick is patiently awaiting the arrival of his next special-needs shelter cat, which just happens to be another blind tabby! PAM JOHNSON-BENNETT Pam Johnson-Bennett is a certified cat behavior consultant, best-selling author of 10 books and host of Animal Planet UK's Psycho Kitty. With the release of her latest book, CatWise, she is currently on the national CatWise Cat Cafe Tour presented by Wellness. PATTY SCULL Patty Scull is the founder and editor of That Cat Blog, which showcases cat-related stories in the news and pop culture. She lives in Brooklyn with her cat Thomas, who makes frequent appearances on the blog and Instagram. Follow their adventures at That Cat Blog and @thatcatblog on Instagram! RICH O. Rich is the Customer Marketing Manager for Wellness. Rich is a family man first and attempts to be a marketer second. Born and raised in the North Shore of Massachusetts, only weight training can eclipse his love for fast food. He’s previously worked on the workplace and retail side of Keurig Green Mountain before moving to the funhouse that is WellPet! After experiencing the pet-centric culture at WellPet, Rich and his family were compelled to become pet parents again, adopting both Chase and Nadia this past July. ROBERT ARMSTRONG Robert Armstrong is WellPet’s Process & Commercialization Engineer on the R&D team. He works closely with the product development and manufacturing teams to bring new products to life and identify improvements to current manufacturing operations. Much of his time is spent developing new technologies to bring the highest quality and healthiest natural products to pets and pet parents around the world. SANDY ROBINS As one of the country’s leading multi-media pet lifestyle experts, Sandy Robins documents the wonderful relationship that we have with our pets highlighting trends and innovative ideas as they happen. She is the winner of the Excellence in Journalism and Outstanding Contribution to the Pet Industry Award, presented by the American Pet Products Association. TERRACYCLE TerraCycle is an innovative company that has become a global leader in recycling hard-to-recycle waste. Wellness is the first U.S.-based pet food brand to make its packaging nationally recyclable through a partnership with TerraCycle. So far, the partnership has resulted in 100,000 pet food bags diverted from landfills.