Meet the Team

Our team is the backbone of our business. Each individual member plays an integral part to the smooth running of the company. With years of experience running through our team of staff it ensures the service we provide is of the highest quality.
Dr. Roger Mugford

Dr. Roger Mugford

Founder

Dr. Roger Mugford is a psychologist and farmer who introduced the concept of behavioural therapy to the veterinary profession by founding The Animal Behaviour Centre in 1979. Since then, his referral practice is seen as the leading authority in the field and has seen more than 50,000 pets. He invented the Halti headcollar plus other training and reward-based behaviour aids distributed by the Company of Animals. Roger continues to invent and innovate better ways to live with and enjoy companion animals, tasked within two research groups “Animal Insights Limited” (incorporating the world-renowned Animal Behaviour Centre) and Canine Cognition Limited. The latter invests in and supports the US-based enterprise PupPod LLC , which is developing clever learning and training systems for dogs.
Paul Nolan

Paul Nolan

CEO

Paul joined Company of Animals back in 2011 to head up Operations, spearheading growth through Supply Chain innovation. Paul continued to play a pivotal role in the sophistication of both UK and US business during his time as Operations Director and then CEO of our US division. Appointed Chief Executive in 2019, Paul continues to focus on creating value for Company of Animals and its customers. He has a track record of building high-performing teams, creating positive cultures and challenging the status quo. This, paired with his strong vision for the future of the company, is why he has been entrusted with leading this organization. Paul is passionate about sustainability, supported by his electric car and vegan lifestyle.
Amanda Myers

Amanda Myers

Marketing Assistant

Favorite Hobbies: Reading, traveling, hanging out with friends, cooking, and spending time at the beach!

Favorite CoA Products: My favorite CoA product is our No Pull Harness because it works so well and is an overall quality product.

Your dog is most known for: I don't have a dog :( 

2nd Favorite animal (behind your pet): Manatees

Anthony Hinton

Anthony Hinton

International E-Commerce Account Manager

Favorite hobbies: Going to see live music, traveling, walking my dogs, spending time with my friends and family, playing guitar, bass, and ukulele, trying new food, and binge-watching It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia and Bob’s Burgers on Hulu.

Favorite CoA Product(s): The Halti Walking Lead

Your dog (or pet) is most known for: Ava is known to be able to destroy any toy to man, Stella is known for sprawling out and sleeping 17 hours per day.

2nd favorite animal (behind your pet): Raccoons, because studies have shown that they grow in intelligence with each new generation, so one day when they rule the world they might be able to look back and read this, and they’ll know I was always on their side.

Bianca Rossi

Bianca Rossi

Marketing Director, Americas

Favorite Hobbies: Traveling, cooking, gardening, hiking, snowboarding

Favorite CoA Products: My favorite CoA product is our No Pull Harness. Piper doesn’t like headcollars but pulls SO MUCH when we’re walking so, we tried the new No Pull & now my life is so much easier.

Your dog is most known for: Piper is most known for her submissive smiling! She is very shy and when she meets new people, she always smiles at them (it’s not as cute as it sounds).

2nd Favorite animal (behind your pet): Sea Lions, otters, dolphins… and I like turtles.

Cody Rossi

Cody Rossi

VP of Sales

Favorite Hobbies: Cycling, Running, Traveling with my wife & Playing with my kids

Favorite CoA Product(s): Because my dogs best skill is guarding our home from Squirrels with his ferocious bark, the Pet Corrector is my best friend.

Your dog (or pet) is most known for: Barking, Nervous peeing, sleeping on the heating vents

2nd favorite animal (behind your pet): Lions!

Edgar Carreno

Edgar Carreno

Territory Sales Manager, Americas

Favorite Hobbies: Swimming, running, classical music, admiring nature, and birds

Favorite CoA Product(s):  New Halti No Pull Harness and Baskerville muzzle.

Your dog (or pet) is most known for (please include their name(s)): Tropical fish named Beta

2nd favorite animal (behind your pet or if you don’t have a pet): Air dale Terrier

Jazmin Rivera

Jazmin Rivera

Accounting Coordinator

Favorite Hobbies: Camping, gardening, concerts, book club, murder podcasts, movies

Favorite CoA Product(s): Boomer Ball

Your dog (or pet) is most known for (please include their name(s)): Meeko loves to fetch and work on his tan!

2nd favorite animal (behind your pet or if you don’t have a pet): Sea Lion!

 

Megan Dam

Megan Dam

Orders Processing Specialist, Americas

Hobbies: Rock climbing, hiking and camping with my dog! And knitting because I’m an old lady.

Favorite CoA Product(s): the Pet Corrector. It’s so effective at interrupting bad behavior.

Your dog (or pet) is most known for (please include their name(s)):  Biggie is best known for curling up betwixt my legs to snuggle and nap

2nd favorite animal (behind your pet or if you don’t have a pet): the octopus, it’s insanely intelligent!

Michaela Monk

Michaela Monk

E-Commerce Sales Support

Favorite hobbies: Rock climbing & Horseback Riding (H/J)

Favorite CoA Product(s): The HALTI Walking Range is super stylish and comfortable for Puffin! Also given the chance, Puffin would no doubt love to play with the Boomer Ball and Training Dummy – it’s hard to find good water toys!

Your dog (or pet) is most known for: Puffin is most known for his toy obsession

2nd favorite animal (behind your pet): Horses

Mike Iantosca

Mike Iantosca

Senior Key Account Manager, Americas

Favorite Hobbies: I’m a pet lover, who is an avid outdoorsman enjoying activities like hiking, running, backpacking fishing etc….When I’m not feeling so ambitious, I enjoy playing guitar, yoga and spending time with my family.

Favorite CoA Product(s): Pet Corrector for sure!  Behavioral issues are the #1 reason cat and dogs are given up by their owners.  The Pet Corrector is a highly effective training tool to interrupt unwanted behavior, and to quickly train/reward your pet for positive behavior.  Addressing and fixing these behavioral issue plays a big role in reducing the number of homeless pets!

Your dog (or pet) is most known for (please include their name(s)): Danner was a service dog in training who unfortunately did not pass his final advanced training to become a service dog, but he became and an amazing family dog for me!  Danner was part of my family for 10 years, and best known for being the most laid back, easy going Lab ever!  Little Gray Kitty is best known for training about 8 service dogs not to mess with cats.  She’s confident enough to stand her ground to let a pup in training be curious, but gentle when it was time to let the pup know they’re pushing their luck.

2nd favorite animal (behind your pet or if you don’t have a pet): The Cloud Antelope

Ryan Ashley

Ryan Ashley

Supply Chain Manager

Favorite Hobbies:  Video games, carpentry, and camping.

Favorite CoA Product(s): The Halti Headcollar.  A simple, functional design with a little bit of style.  It’s just a great handsome looking collar.

2nd favorite animal (behind your pet or if you don’t have a pet): I grew up in the farmlands of Michigan, and perhaps by best fur-friend was a bunny named Bandit.

Samantha Sears

Samantha Sears

Sales Support

Favorite hobbies: Scuba diving, traveling & crafts.

Favorite CoA Product(s): Halti-All-in-one

Your dog (or pet) is most known for: Hadley: Demand barking for food and pats. Benji: Forgetting you were petting him then getting scared.

2nd favorite animal (behind your pet): Elephants!!