Revealed: SuperZoo 2018 Featured Speakers.

SuperZoo opens the floor to esteemed industry experts across all specialties within the retail and animal wellness space. This year, the show welcomes an especially dynamic, diverse speaker lineup representing retail, grooming, pet services, animal wellness and beyond.

Retail, Service and Animal Wellness Speakers

George Blasiola

Aqua-Sphere Research. George Blasiola, B.S, M.A., a specialist in fish biology, was formerly with the Steinhart Aquarium as an aquatic biologist and various ... Read More.

Dr. Edmund Sulkowski

Healthy Pet Systems Dr. Sulkowski received his Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree from Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine.  He founded ... Read More.

Patrick Donston

Absolutely Fish With 25 years’ experience as a retailer and AZA accredited public aquarium work, Patrick holds Ichthyology degrees. Noted for numerous ... Read More.

Alycia Antheunisse

Cedar Hill Birds Alycia Antheunisse and her husband Eric own Cedar Hill Birds in Lodi, California.  They maintain a successful combination of ... Read More.

Tammy Bond

The Team Optimizer Leadership Team Coach and Communication Strategist, Tammy J. Bond – helps leaders who are frustrated with their dysfunctional ... Read More.

Dave Ratner

Dave's Soda & Pet City Dave Ratner is an independent retailer with a successful multi-store operation on the East Coast.  Dave has been featured in the ... Read More.

Lynn Switanowski

Creative Business Consulting Group Lynn Switanowski, President of Creative Business Consulting Group, (CBCG) an International Retail Consulting firm, partners with ... Read More.

Phil Chang

Hubba Hubba’s resident Retail Expert. Phil’s been around the block when it comes to all things retail with experience at ... 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 ... Read More.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Grooming Speakers

Olga Zabelinskaya

Elite Pet Spa & Boutique Olga is a Nationally and Internationally Certified Master Groomer with multiple “Best in Show” and “Best All-Around ... Read More.

Jim Warner, DC

International Professional Groomers “Dr. Jim” is a 2nd generation chiropractor, author and speaker who has trained doctors in 42 states and 13 countries. He has worked ... Read More.

Dr. Dale Sanson

Lambert Kay Grooming Products Dr. Dale Sanson has been an organic chemist for over 30 years and has been with PBI Gordon for over 20 years. Dr. Sanson has a Ph.D. in ... Read More.

Chris Quinlan

Riverwalk Pet Resort Chris grew up in a family business that specialized in hospital hygiene, sanitation, laundry, and floor care since 1958. While earning ... Read More.

Irina Pinkusevich

Päsh the Canine Boudoir Irina “Pina” Pinkusevich immigrated from the Ukraine in 1989. She started Competitive Grooming in 2006 and has won multiple ... Read More.

Ren Netherland

Animal Photography Ren Netherland began his career in photography while serving in the U.S. Navy. In 1986, he opened the first Pet Photography ... Read More.

Dr. Roger Mugford

Company of Animals Dr Roger Mugford is a psychologist who introduced the concept of behavioural therapy for pets to the veterinary profession in ... Read More.

Shannon Moore, NCMG

Espree Shannon Moore, NCMG became a member of GroomTeam USA in 2013. Shannon is a certified master groomer with NDGAA, IPG, and IGA.  She ... Read More.

Kelly Knight

Goin' to the Dogs Kelly Knight has been in the pet industry for over 20 years. She is a National Certified Master Groomer with many accolades including ... Read More.

Julie Harris

The Pet Spa Julie has been grooming since she was 16 years old and has enjoyed a diverse and absorbing career. She has a strong passion for ... Read More.

Michell Evans

The Grooming Tutor Michell Evans is a multi-Best in Show and Best All Around winning groomer.  She was a GroomTeam USA member from ... Read More.

Mario DiFante

Four Paws Grooming Mario has been a world renowned judge at US, Canadian, European, So. American, Asian, and World team competitions for the past 25 ... Read More.

Teri DiMarino

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.

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, NCMG

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 Year ... 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.

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.

Jennifer Lee

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

Pam Lauritzen

International Society of Canine Cosmetologists Pam Lauritzen, a pioneer within the Pet Styling Industry, has served as a Pet Stylist, Pet Styling Judge, Lecturer, Author ... Read More.

Linda Easton, ICMG

International Professional Groomers Linda Easton, ICMG, is President of International Professional Groomers. As a competitive groomer her wins include Best in Show and ... 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 Cristiano

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 customised for the pet industry, also co-founded The Dog ... Read More.

Diane Betelak, NCMG

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