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Board of Directors & Staff


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.

Name Board Position Company Phone
Michael Twain Chairman Amazing Pet Products 503-239-5770
Barry Berman 1st Vice Chair NexPet Retailer Co-op 212- 348-8171
Pete Risano 2nd Vice Chair Pet Industry Consultant 973-722-4810
Vic Mason CFO Replenish Pet Inc. 951-880-6815
Troy Firth Secretary Anipet Animal Supplies 604-536-3367
Chris Clevers Board Member Hikari Sales USA, Inc. 510-785-3244
BC Henschen Board Member Platinum Paws 317-870-7297
Michael Johnson Board Member FINN CADY Strategy & Brand 303-699-2905
Michael Lasky Board Member Schiaffino, Lasky & Associates 415-789-9030
Michael Lou Board Member Patchwork Pet 909-270-4340
Keryn Rod Board Member Puppy Spot 310-351-7097
Jeff San Souci Board Member Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp. 800-225-2700 x 160
Kim Stout Board Member Coastal Pet Products (800) 321-0248
Bill Trufant Board Member B & B Pet Stop, Inc. 251-661-3474


At the heart of the organization is WPA’s staff, who are available every day to provide support, answer questions, coordinate activities and keep the association running smoothly.

Name Staff Position Contact
Jacinthe Moreau President jacinthe.moreau@wpamail.org
Mike Karsting Vice President of Exhibitions mike.karsting@wpamail.org
Courtney Harold Sales, Marketing & Business Development Consultant courtney.harold@wpamail.org
Ann Marie Silva Director of Consumer Shows ann_marie@wpamail.org
Debra Spaulding Director of Education debra@wpamail.org
James Keyston Director of Sales & Sponsorship james@wpamail.org
Jessica Guzman Director of Communications jessica@wpamail.org
Judy Breton, CMG, CKO Director of Grooming & Special Services judy@wpamail.org
Kathy Branson Director of Trade Shows kathy@wpamail.org
Zach Franck Exhibit Sales - Aquatic Specialist zach@wpamail.org
Tivona Abron Trade Shows Coordinator tivona@wpamail.org
Sabra Soriano Consumer Shows Coordinator sabra@wpamail.org
Janelle Tamez Grooming Coordinator janelle@wpamail.org
Eric Moore Community Development eric@wpamail.org
Maryellen Mahoney Community Development maryellen@wpamail.org
Shelly Armstrong Community Development shelly@wpamail.org
Li Xin Xiao Office Manager li@wpamail.org
Alice Albanese Sales & Sponsorship alice@wpamail.org
Mary Patricia Bolick Sales Administrative Assistant mary@wpamail.org
Jennifer Schmidt Database Specialist jennifer@wpamail.org
Cindi Correa Executive Administrative Assistant cindi@wpamail.org