Chief Science Officer, Microbial Ecologist
Holly received her PhD from the University of California, Davis, a Masters of Science from the the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego and a Bachelors of Science from George Washington University. She has studied the interaction between microbes and their hosts for over 20 years. When she's not studying the microbiomes of pets and wild life, Holly can be found roaming the East Bay hillsides with her rescued herding dogs, Yuki, Charlie, and Darwin.
Chief Executive Officer
Carlton received his Doctor of Juris Prudence from Stanford Law School and a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania. He left the practice of law over 15 years ago and had a variety of general management and business development roles, including the founding of a venture backed SaaS start-up. After supporting AnimalBiome from the background since its inception, Carlton joined the team full-time in November, 2018. Carlton also roams the East Bay hillsides with Holly, Yuki, Charlie and Darwin.
Director, Animal Care
Alex received her Bachelors of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley. After 1,000s of hours of veterinary tech and volunteer work, Alex was set on becoming a DVM. Instead, her research with Holly turned into a start-up and she hasn't looked back. Alex shares her home --and office-- with her chihuahua mix, Noodle, who works tirelessly as the Chief Sniffing Officer at AnimalBiome.
Chief Financial Officer
Bob Netter brings more than 40 years of executive-level financial experience from companies that span a variety of manufacturing industries and markets, including semiconductors, electronics, chemicals and professional/consumer audio. Bob is a licensed CPA and a former licensed FINRA Registered Representative; he received a BA in Accounting from Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY.
Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer
Reggie has over 25 years of successful marketing, entrepreneurial and leadership experience. He was the fifth team member and VP Marketing at LendingTree, where he launched the When Banks Compete, You Win campaign and managed a $50 million marketing budget. He later founded RolloverSystems, an online marketplace for 401(k) rollover assets. Reggie earned a BS from George Mason University, and an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia.
Chief Veterinary Officer
Dawn received her DVM from NCSU, practiced small animal medicine with a focus on internal medicine for >10 years before completing a PhD at UCD in Integrative Pathobiology in 2015, where she studied the molecular biology of Salmonella infections in the GI tract.
Jess received her PhD in microbiology from the University of New Hampshire, and completed postdoctoral training at the DOE Joint Genome Institute. Jess is also a cat lover who has a cat, Lilac, and volunteers for a local cat shelter.
Zhandra is a lifelong animal lover with a soft spot for felines and reptiles. She hopes to be a cat mom soon, but in the meantime keeps company with the mischievous neighborhood kitties.
Charlotte received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Cinematography and Film/Video Production from American University. Charlotte is a writer and director and brings her passion for storytelling to her work at AnimalBiome.
It takes guts to raise a pet.
Through the messes and the cuddles and the laughter and the scares.
It takes guts to really care.
To ask the big questions and really actually truly understand.
It takes guts to admit you need a little help sometimes.
To reach out to the experts and put your faith in a stranger that cares.
It takes guts to solve big problems using a very unconventional method.
To use poop to make pets happier and healthier.
But that's exactly what we do.
Your pet's waste is the best indicator as to how they're feeling.
And, really, what could matter more?
AnimalBiome is built on a deep understanding of the microbiome.
A healthy gut creates “good poop” and “good poop” prompts thumbs up.
It's easy: instead of tossing your pet’s poop like usual, send it to us.
We analyze it to the extreme, and it tells us what’s happening with them.
If anything is off, we've created a unique gut restoration system to make it right.
We believe that every living thing has the right to feel good.
But it's not just magically going to happen.
We've got to be proactive.
We've got to take the step.
We've got to have guts to feel good.
AnimalBiome. Guts to feel good.