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25 Finalists Selected for Pet Industry Woman of the Year

June 24, 2016

Women in the Pet Industry have announced the 25 finalists selected for its Pet Industry Woman of the Year awards.

The finalists come from all categories of the pet industry and not all are members of WIPIN.


Advocate Finalists

Alisa Johnson – Dogs On Deployment

Dani McVety, DVM – Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice

Eileen Lambert – Colorado Pet Pantry

Marci Koski – Feline Behavior Solutions

Tania Isenstein – Camp Canine


Corporate Finalists

Alisha Navarro – 2 Hounds Design

Debbie Hamill – iFetch

Deborah Turner – Dean Insurance Agency, Inc.

Gila Kurtz – Dog Is Good

Penny Johnson – Sturdi Products, Inc.


Entrepreneur Finalists

Carina Evans – Dog Rocks USA LLC

Dorothy Hunter – Paw’s Natural Pet Emporium

Jennifer Williams – Cuddle Clones

Lesley Crosby – Pendleton Pupcakes

Valerie Perlowitz – Small Dog Wonders LLC


Rising Star Finalists

Jaime Rowe – Ello Pet Supply

Jeni Halliday – Halli-Loo

Judy Helm Wright – Animal Human Connection LLC

Kim Goldsworthy – Heyrex Limited

Rebecca Greene – JBS-USA


Solopreneur Finalists

Elyse Horvath – Natural Paws

Laurren Darr – International Association of Pet Fashion Professionals

Lisa Brambilla – My Eternal Family Tree LLC

Mary Oquendo – Pawsitively Pretty

Mona Straub – Just Fur Fun

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