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National Canine Cancer Foundation


Stacy Mantle is a member of the National Canine Cancer Foundation and is on the product review board for their Seal of Approval and Seal of Excellence.

Stacy is a full-time writer and the owner of PetsWeekly. She currently resides in the Arizona deserts with several cats, a few dogs, and a VERY understanding husband. A dedicated animal activist and rescuer, she regularly participates in Trap/Neuter/Release (TNR) projects. She is the author of several books, including the popular, Conquering the Food Chain: Living Amongst Animals (Without Becoming One). Her books are available in Barnes & Noble bookstores nationwide, as well as online at http://www.bn.com/or www.amazon.com. Her stories, articles and reviews can be found in such print publications as Cat Fancy, Pacific Yachting, The Arabian Horse Times, Today’s AZ Woman, Pets Illustrated, Jackson Parents Magazine and many others.

Other members include:

Dr. Jim Humphries: Dr. Humphries owns DVMedia, an award winning video production company in Colorado Springs touting 23 National Telly Awards! He also serves as the National News Director for The Veterinary News Network www.MyVNN.com. VNN is a network of 400 veterinary reporters delivering local news reports nationwide. He also serves as the Veterinary Administrator for www.PetDocsOnCall.com a forum for pet owners to ask veterinary medical questions. Finally Dr. Humphries is the first President and Executive Director for the American Society of Veterinary Journalists, www.ASVJ.org. Dr. Jim Humphries, President / News Director, Veterinary News Network [email protected]

Josh Weirich: Josh is a Marketing Specialist with Lauren International, a global multi-divisional company serving a variety of industries. Included in the Lauren family of companies are: Lauren Mfg, Lauren Innovations and Nurtured Pets. Josh has several years of marketing communications experience including in-house marketing and outside agency as well as industry experience in health care, CPG, banking, real estate, sports, higher education, pets and non-profit.

Brett Bittner: Brett is the founder of Ask Spike Online. In addition to their efforts with dog behavior, Brett and Spike also work to re-unite lost dogs with their families with Spike’s Lost and Found, as well as helping rescues, shelters, and fosters find forever homes for deserving dogs with Spike’s Shelter Dogs. Locally, they work to promote area pet events and activities for families to attend with their pups in the Atlanta area.

Steven Vena: Steven is an Brand Marketing Executive with over 15 years experience in helping clients launch new product, enhance brand identity, and increase market share. As President and Director of Creative Strategy at Nimble Group, Inc., a brand marketing firm located in metropolitan Chicago, his focus is on strategic brand building for foods, consumer products and specialty services.

Debra Furstenburg: Debra has been working in the pet nutrition industry since 2008, as an Independent Field Representative for HealthyPetNet. Prior to then, she has had dogs in her life for more than 20 years, including her current family cockapoo Oreo.

Jack Goldenberg: Jack is an idea man, a serial entrepreneur and an advertising Copywriter and Creative Director. He has always been ahead of his time. He played a major role introducing McDonald’s Happy Meal, arguing with McDonald’s founder, Ray Kroc, who wanted to put the Happy Meal in a bag. Goldenberg insisted the Happy Meal had to be in a box so kids could collect and display them.

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