Sensational Speakers, Expert Insight

SuperZoo brings together the industry’s leading experts in all specialties within the retail and animal wellness space. This year’s not-to-be-missed lineup is better than ever, featuring speakers representing retail, grooming, pet services, animal wellness and much, much more.

Retail, Service and Animal Wellness Speakers

Crystal Vilkaitis

Crystal Media Crystal is the go-to source for social media marketing in the retail industry, having spoken to thousands of retailers on making the ... Read More.

Bob Phibbs

The Retail Doctor Bob Phibbs, The Retail Doctor, is a retail expert on customer service, sales coaching, and marketing. His clients include some of the ... Read More.

Loren Leigh

Vista Pet Supply Loren Leigh, founder and owner of LLLReptile & Supply Company, Inc. touts 5 retail stores, 3 fully integrated distribution ... Read More.

Maria Lange

GfK, Pet POS Tracking As Business Group Director for GfK’s Pet Specialty Sales Tracking offering, Maria works with major pet industry clients, ... Read More.

Dr. Micah Kohles

DVM, MPA, Oxbow Animal Health Dr. Micah Kohles received his DVM from Kansas State University in 2001 and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of ... Read More.

Lori Kleiman

HR Topics Lori Kleiman is a business expert with more than 25 years of experience advising companies on HR issues. Her background as a human ... Read More.

Michael Johnson

Chuck Latham Associates Michael Johnson, VP of Marketing at Chuck Latham Associates, is a Pet Channel observer and futurist. Mr. Johnson conducts consumer and ... Read More.

Dan Jablons

Retail Smart Guy Dan Jablons has worked in retail for 30 years, with giant retailers and single store shops. He has consulted with all of them to ... Read More.

Dr. Candace Croney

Purdue University Dr. Candace Croney, director of Purdue University’s Center for Animal Welfare Science and associate professor in the Comparative ... Read More.

Bill Bookout

NACS Bill Bookout, President of the National Animal Supplement Council, active in the Pet Industry for over 20 years, is widely regarded as ... Read More.

Michael Becher

Industry Insights, Inc. Michael Becher has been with Industry Insights since 2005 leading over two hundred research and benchmarking studies, including many ... Read More.

Dr. Jennifer Adolphe

Petcurean Dr. Jennifer Adolphe graduated with her PhD in companion animal nutrition from the University of Saskatchewan. She has a Master’s ... Read More.

Grooming Speakers

Joe Zuccarello

Cosmos Corporation Joe started his career as a bather/brusher. As VP of Operations (1989-2008) at Kennelwood Pet Resorts, Joe was responsible for a staff ... Read More.

Sue Zecco

The Pampered Pet Grooming Salon Sue a NCMG, IPCMG and Member of Groom Team USA, has numerous competition wins including Intergroom’s International Groomer of the ... Read More.

Melissa Verplank Melissa Verplank, with over 30 years of experience in the pet industry has won numerous awards on both national and international ... Read More.

Collin Taylor

Colin Taylor Academy Colin Taylor, ICMG, is an International Judge and Speaker, and founder of the Colin Taylor Academy. He has won many BIS and BAA Awards ... Read More.

Christine Speerin

The Grooming School Christine Speerin is the owner of The Grooming School in Australia and a member of the first Australian Groom Team. Christine has ... Read More.

Jay Scruggs

Here Comes the Groom Mobile Jay owns Here Comes the Groom mobile in Tennessee. Jay has won multiple BIS and BAA awards. Jay was on the Gold Medal winning GroomTeam ... Read More.

Kathy Rose

Pets of Perfection Kathy’s contest career garnered her a place on GroomTeam USA on four consecutive traveling teams. She is a lecturer and contest ... Read More.

Barbara Prueckel

Doggie Style Inc. Prueckel began competing in 1996 and has won multiple Best in Show and Best All Around Groomer awards on three continents. She began ... Read More.

Kendra Otto

The UpScale Tail Kendra is an International Pet Styling Consultant for the Andis Company teaching seminars and blogging tips for pet stylists. She ... Read More.

Mary Oquendo

Pawsitive Educational Training Mary Oquendo is a Certified Master Pet Tech Instructor and recipient of the 2012 David Salzberg Award for Outstanding Achievement in ... Read More.

Dawn Omboy

Klippers Known to the Industry as “The Queen of Color,” Dawn brings both color and excitement to everyday grooming, with over 30 ... Read More.

Rob Nager

Decadent Dog Rob Nager is the Founder & Top Dog of DECADENT DOG, established in 2002. Named 2008 International Pet Sitter of the Year, Nager is ... Read More.

Umberto Lehmann

European Groomers Association Umberto started his grooming career in 1980 and has won gold and silver medals in the USA, Europe and Canada in all competing classes. ... Read More.

Jennifer Lee

International Grooming Academy Jennifer Lee, a member of the GroomTeam USA traveling team has won over 70 grooming awards, including the Best in Show at GroomExpo and ... Read More.

Pam Lauritzen

International Society of Canine Cosmetologists Pam Lauritzen has been a leader and pioneer in the Pet Styling Industry for over 30 years. She is a judge, lecturer, author and trade ... Read More.

Dr. Micah Kohles

Oxbow Animal Health Dr. Micah Kohles received his DVM from Kansas State University in 2001 and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of ... Read More.

Judy Hudson

Grooming Tails Mobile Judy Hudson, is owner of Grooming Tails Mobile Pet Grooming in Nashville, TN. Judy is a Certified Pet Tech Instructor, Multiple BIS ... Read More.

Betty Huang

Aishin Pet Grooming Salon Betty Huang was born in Taiwan and has been involved in the grooming industry since 1993. She Attended Starwood Arts of Dog Grooming ... Read More.

Linda Easton

International Professional Groomers Linda Easton, ICMG, is President of International Professional Groomers. As a competitive groomerher wins include Best in Show and Best ... Read More.

Teri DiMarino CMG

NCMG, ISCCMS, DiMarino and Associates Teri has owned successful salons and mobiles in Florida and California. Teri was a member of three GroomTeam USA Gold Medal teams. A ... Read More.

Jonathan David

Lap of Luxury Dog Spa Jonathan David has been the recipient of multiple scissoring awards, multiple Best All Around Groomer awards and Best In Show earning ... Read More.

Beth Christiano

Pretty Paws LLC Beth has dedicated 20 years to the pet-care industry. Beth owns Pretty Paws LLC, headquartered in Harrison, N.Y. She teaches grooming ... Read More.

Susan Briggs

Crystal Canine Susan Briggs, founder of Crystal Canine, offering business management tools customized for the pet industry, also co-founded The Dog ... Read More.

Barbara Bird

Transformation Pet Center Author of “Beyond Suds and Scent”, Barbara is renowned for her ability to make difficult subjects understandable. Her ... Read More.

Diane Betelak

NCMG, Heads and Tails Professional Dog Grooming Diane Betelak, is a certifier for National Dog Groomers Association of America (NDGAA). Diane has multiple Best in Shows and Best ... Read More.

Robin Bennett

CPDT-KA, RB Consulting Robin Bennett, CPDT-KA, is an author and consultant on dog daycare and training with 20 years of involvement in the pet care industry. ... Read More.