Our Board of Directors and Professional Staff

MEET THE WPA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

We are pleased to have a group of leading industry professionals serving on WPA’s Board of Directors. These dedicated individuals know the pet industry inside and out, and bring their collective expertise together to promote the health and growth of our industry— so we all benefit.

NameBoard PositionCompanyPhone
Chris Clevers ('21)ChairmanHikari Sales U.S.A. Inc.
(510) 785-3244
Kim Stout (’21)Vice ChairCoastal Pet Products(800) 321-0248
Troy Firth (’21)CFOAnipet Animal Supplies Inc.(604) 536-3367
Jeff San Souci (’20)SecretaryHagen Group(800) 225-2700 x 160
Barry Berman (’21)Board MemberNexPet Retailer Co-op212- 348-8171
Dr. Chad Dodd (’21)Board MemberAnimatas Consulting LLC(785) 393-6088
Michael Johnson (’20)Board MemberFINN CADY Strategy & Brand(801) 671-9844
Dr. Micah Kolhes (’21)Board MemberOxbow Animal Health(402) 867-2400
Michael Lasky (’20)Chairman 2009-11SLA Brands415-789-9030
Michael Lou (’21)Board MemberPatchwork Pet909-270-4340
Keryn Rod (’21)Board MemberAmerican Humane Association(800) 227-4645
Heather Smith (’21) Board MemberKing Wholesale Inc.(530) 713-5748
Bill Trufant (’20)Board MemberB & B Pet Stop, Inc.251-661-3474
Michael Twain (’20)Board MemberAmazing Pet Products(503) 239-5770
Victor MasonBoard MemberPresident, WPA Inc.(626) 447-2222 x 104

WPA’S PROFESSIONAL STAFF—HERE FOR YOU

The professional staff of WPA are available to provide support, answer questions, coordinate activities and ensure the association runs smoothly. Please reach out – we’d love to hear from you.

NameStaff Position
Victor MasonPresident
Courtney HaroldVice President of Sales, Marketing & Business Development
Elizabeth SpivakGroup Sales Director
Debra SpauldingDirector of Education
James Keyston, CEMDirector of Sales & Sponsorship
Jessica GuzmanDirector of Marketing
Zach FranckSpecialty - Grooming & Aquatic
Sabra SorianoMarketing & Sales Coordinator
Janelle TamezGrooming Coordinator
Eric MooreCommunity Manager
Maryellen MahoneyCommunity Manager
Shelly ArmstrongCommunity Manager
Li Xin XiaoOffice Manager
Amanda AlonzoCustomer Service Coordinator
Alice Albanese
Account Executive
Danielle SassmanSenior Director of Education
Khris BerryDirector of Grooming