The Poochie-Pets team members have lots of things in common—they are dog lovers, dedicated workers, lovely ladies, and most of them have worked here forever. Poochie-Pets has two teams: administrative and production. The administrative team takes charge of sales, marketing, product development and operations. The production team (whose sewing skills are the stuff of legend) creates, manufactures and ships products. Let’s give you a glimpse into all of our team members:
SALLY – DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Sally brings her prior experience in merchandising for the retail world to Poochie-Pets. She has all the ‘cals’ going for her—analytical, logical, and practical. Naturally, she also runs her own business “Hopscotch” that makes customized products. Sally loves hotdogs, her mutt Riley, and Cheryl’s pug Gibby. She hails from Buffalo, NY.
SHAWN – DIRECTOR OF SALES
Shawn’s outgoing and compassionate personality makes her perfect for her job—talking to all our wholesale accounts and retailers. Our proud Californian enjoys cheese, wine, and writing. She’s the author of the book “The Puzzle”, and has a mutt named Haysee.
PAULA – NEW TEAM MEMBER – SALES ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT
Paula just started learning the ropes as our sales assistant to Shawn, taking on the customer service calls. Unsurprisingly she has a dog, named Quincy. She also used to raise rabbits.
DIANNE – EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Dianne’s highly organized and detailed brain goes about making Poochie-Pets the same fortress of order. Dianne enjoys gardening, cooking, horse races, family time, and Cheryl’s dog Wilson.
CHERYL – FOUNDER
As the founder and owner of Poochie-Pets, Cheryl wears many hats from Chief Innovator to Head Dog Walker. Cheryl’s dog Oscar was the inspiration for PoochieBells, though unfortunately he is no longer with us. Cheryl has three dogs: the ever-popular pug Gibby, Wilson the Schnauzer, and Louis the Boxer.
PATTY – PRODUCTION TEAM LEADER
Doubling as our in-house personal trainer and fitness inspiration, Patty leads the production team after biking to work each day. She is excited that both her kids went back to college and she doesn’t have to cook anymore. Patty has a beagle named Max.
RHONDA – PRODUCTION TEAM MEMBER
Rhonda is amazingly talented in everything she does, including quilting, cake baking, cake decorating, and being a grandmother. She enjoys her grandsons and grand-dog.
CAROL – PRODUCTION TEAM MEMBER
Our resident Girl Scout has literally anything you need at any given moment in her purse or desk. Carol enjoys jello shots, loves her dog Cam, and is Gibby’s second official mom.
SANDY – PRODUCTION TEAM MEMBER
The super-sewer of the team, she has been dubbed the “crazy bag lady” and runs her own business making bags and purses. She has a dachshund named Taffy.
CHRISTINA – PRODUCTION TEAM MEMBER
She is literally an IRON WOMAN, having completed the Lake Placid Ironman challenge. Christina is the proud mother of a recent high school grad and dog Kona, and the proud second-degree stepmom of Gibby.
GRACE – GRAPHIC DESIGNER & WEB DEVELOPER
Grace creates the fabulous look of Poochie-Pets, and built and now manages our website. She has two dogs: Grover and Mella.
JENNIFER – MARKETING CONSULTANT
Jennifer cajoles the team into focusing on digital marketing, which we try very hard to ignore. She is also responsible for managing Poochie-Pets’ social media efforts. She is still mourning the loss of her dear dog Cody Bear a few months ago.
Keep an eye out for future blogs highlighting each team member!