MEET THE TEAM

MIKE DAGNE – PRESIDENT & COO

download Mike has been a retail merchant since 1982. In 2004, he entered the pet industry with his own chain of 12 stores called Moochie and Co. in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. In 2015, Mike was hired as the President and Chief Operating Officer for Pet Palette where he uses his extensive merchandising experience to help retailers buy and sell the best products in the industry, manage vendor relations and oversee corporate strategy. Mike lives with his wife, Robin and rescued chihuahua Louie, in Washington, DC.

ROBIN KERSHNER – EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

download Robin started in the pet industry in 1996 and opened one of the first upscale pet product wholesalers in the industry, Fox & Hounds. Her love for her Dalmatians, Zach and Lucy, compelled her to start a company that produced high end collar and leads. Robin has been with Pet Palette since 2012 and is the founder of Huxley & Kent. Robin is passionate about pet rescue and supports local rescue through donations, fostering and support. Her ‘foster fail’ Louie, a Chihuahua mix, sits on her lap as she works and is her muse for her new products.

KEVIN DAVIS – DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL SALES

download Kevin has been a veteran in the pet industry since 2009. He began at Top Dog treats, as part of the team that designed and built the Barkworthies brand of national chews. Following his time with Barkworthies, he consulted for several pet manufacturers and distributors, including Pet Palette. Kevin joined the Pet Palette team in 2012 and continues to focus on building successful retail programs for independent chain customers across North America.

BEMO COMBS – WAREHOUSE TEAM MEMEBER

download Bemo has been involved in animal welfare for 25 years as Shelter Director at the Humane Society and 16 years at a veterinary hospital. Before that, she designed missile gun boards for the U.S. Navy. She currently has 6 dogs, several feral cats and 3 possums. She also loves all kinds of music!

ALLISON IRISH – SALES ASSOCIATE\WHOLESALEPET.COM

download Allison has been with Pet Palette since 2017, with over 25 years of customer service selling everything from nursery furniture to nursery trees and shrubs. She enjoys being a mother, music lover, problem solver and plant nerd. Her favorite plants are stubborn old rhododendron and hellebores. When the kids grow up she wants to be either a painter or a trapeze artist, whichever sounds more exciting!

JUNIOR JOHNS – WAREHOUSE TEAM MEMEBER

download Hi, I’m Junior, the mascot of Pet Palette! My game is getting someone to throw me my toy. I came to Pet Palette with my mom, Linda. She has introduced me to a whole new world of friends! I love long walks with horses, ice cream treats and coming to the warehouse every day!

DEENA NORTHROP – MARKETING ASSOCIATE

download Deena knew she had a passion for the arts when she picked up a pencil at a young age and drew “Tippy the Turtle”. She was on the design path of visual communication from the start. The reason? She likes delivering messages visually! Deena has been creating visual content for Pet Palette since 2013.

JO ANN PRIBBLE – SALES ASSOCIATE

download Jo Ann has worked at Pet Palette since 2016 and enjoys seeing new product being introduced! She has always had a love for animals and has two rescues of her own who LOVE taking walks. Her love of the outdoors fits perfectly with her fondness of gardening.

JAMIE WALL – RECEIVING MANAGER

download Jamie started with the Pet Palette warehouse team in December of 2018. Since then, she has helped the team grow and adapt with fast-paced changes! She has two fantastic, energetic children as well as two cats. She has a passion for live-music and travel, and spends her free time playing disc golf, gardening and cooking. She also owns her own photography business and loves photographing weddings!

KANDI WHITE – WAREHOUSE TEAM MEMBER

download Kandi has worked in the warehousing and distribution industry since 2010. She has 4 dogs named Bud, Max, Harley and Bobo and 2 cats. She and her husband, RT, have been married since 2012 and have 4 children: Tommy, Timmy, Dakota and Danny. They also have a talking bird named Herbie.

RON METZGER - VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

download Ron has worked in both distribution and retail for 30 plus years. His first entry into the Pet Industry was running stores for P.T. Moran and the #1 store for SuperPetz. In 1997 Ron went to work for NLS Animal Health running their Pet division for several years. Shortly after that he took over as Director of Operations for the main business of Veterinary products serving veterinarians in 23 states out of 7 warehouse locations. Ron lives with his wife, Jennifer on their small Arabian horse farm in Carroll County with their 2 horses Frankie and Khadeem, 2 Australian Shepherds Paint and Roxy and their Maine Coon, Zoe.

ED GROCHOLSKI - DIRECTOR OF WAREHOUSE OPERATIONS

download Ed has been a leader of people in several industries: Denny's as Multi-Level Director for 27 years and Director of Enviornmental Services for Lifebridge Health's Sinai and Northwest as well as Johns Hopkins Hospital. Since joining Pet Palette in July 2014, Ed has worked to grow the Pet Palette Brand. He enjoys music, his family and his "furry friends" Molly & Moose, his multi-poos and Caesar, his rescue. "The great staff makes working at Pet Palette both enjoyable and rewarding!"

BRIAN SCHERR - OFFICE MANAGER

download Brian was one of first team members at Pet Palette; starting back in 2011! Since then, he has worn many hats and continues to be an essential part of today's Pet Palette team!

DAN HUEGEL - ASSISTANT WAREHOUSE MANAGER

download Dan has over 40 years experience in veterinary care, pet transportation, culinary, retail and wholesale business. He loves animals and currently has two rescued dogs. He loves to cook, bake and travel.

LINDA JOHNS - WAREHOUSE TEAM MEMBER

download Linda’s background is horses, 4H and animal rescue of all kinds! It didn’t take her long after walking into Pet Palette’s warehouse to know that this was the place for her! She enjoys the people at Pet Palette the most!

AMANDA KAUFFMAN - INVENTORY MANAGER

download Amanda has been with Pet Palette since August 2017. She has an extensive background with retail that allowed her to become an essential part of the inventory team at the warehouse. She enjoys spending her time with her German Shepard, Zeus as well as her domestic shorts, Big Cat and Little Cat.

JENNIFER OCAMPO - CUSTOMER SERVICE

download Jennifer has been with Pet Palette since June 2018. In 2011, she received her Registered Medical Assistant certification. Her father was a Karate instructor and she got her Red belt in Tae Kwon Do. She loves cats and her 3 children. In her spare time, she likes to cook, take naps and watch crime shows on Netflix.

MEGAN TURVIN - WAREHOUSE TEAM MEMBER

download Megan grew up around horses and currently owns an ex-racehorse named Lady Alley Gator. She also has 2 cats. She has helped breed and raise baby racehorses. She loves working with the people at Pet Palette and considers this the best job she has ever had!

CARMEN WESS - CUSTOMER SERVICE

download Carmen became a team member of Pet Palette in June of 2018. She came here after working at an animal hospital. Her love for cats and dogs brought her to Pet Palette. In her spare time, she enjoys being at home with her husband, daughter, two cats Frankie and Rider and her mini-pin Bubba.

RICHARD (RT) WHITE - WAREHOUSE TEAM MEMBER

download Richard has worked in the warehousing and distribution industry since 2008 and loves working with our team! He and Kandi have a busy household with 4 teenage boys, 4 dogs, 2 cats and a talking bird!