PNW – Mountain Region
With over 3 decades running an independent pet store as well as 2 years working in pet supply distribution, Kelley brings a unique perspective to supporting our customers. Her consultative approach to assisting customers, coupled with strong merchandising skills makes her a valuable resource for both our customers as well as our team. Headquartered in the Seattle area, she enjoys spending time with her husband and spoiling her Jack Russel mix HerShe.
Kelley covers: AK, WA, OR, ID, MT, WY, CO, and Western Canada.
Bill Beard – I grew up in Oklahoma and graduated from Oklahoma State University. Been in the Pet Industry for the past 20 years. Married with a teenage daughter and a cat named Jelly Bean.
Bill covers: CA, AZ, UT, NV, NM
Mark Mount, our Regional Sales Manager for the Mid-West was raised in Washington, IL. That is where he met his high school sweetheart and has been married for 28 years. They have raised a family with a daughter who just graduated from Nursing School and a son in his 3rd year of construction engineering. Still at home is their spoiled 10-year-old Vizsla named Mindy who now gets all the attention. Mark has over 18 years of experience in the pet food industry working for 3 manufacturers and has many relationships and friends with retail owners and employees. Hobbies include cruising in his convertible Mustang and riding on his Harley Davidson on the weekends with friends.
Mark covers: ND, SD, NE, KS, MO, IA, MN, WI, and IL (excluding Chicago), West KY, West TN
Mid-West – SE Region
Lisa Reyes, Mid-West and SE Regional Manager – I started in the pet industry more than 20+ years ago holding positions with both distributors and manufacturers throughout my career. I am married to a great guy of 32 years, and we have 2 grown children, who we could not be more proud of. We have 2 German Shorthaired Pointers, Zoey and Stella, who rule the roost now. I spend my free time bird-watching, working in my English flower garden, and antiquing. I consider this industry to have some of the best people to work with and work for and looking forward to my new role at Northwest Naturals.”
Lisa covers: Chicago, Cincinnati, IN, East KY, East TN, AL, GA, SC, NC & FL
South Central Region
Melissa Bateman resides in Dallas Texas covering the South Central region for NWN. She has been in the market for 6+ years bringing 20+ years of industry experience.
Melissa covers: TX, LA, OK, AR, MS, and AL
Northeast & Mid-Atlantic Regional Sales Manager
Starting in the pet food industry in 2007, Kevin has a wide range of experiences with different foods, products, sales techniques, and building great relationships with retailers and various pet-related organizations. He and his wife of 18 years, Amy, have two teenage children, and completing their family are Banner and Noel their German Shepherds. Playing golf and hanging with his “pack” at sporting events and horse shows is how Kevin enjoys his leisure time.
Kevin covers: MI, WV, VA, PA, DE, MD, NY, NJ, CT, RI, MA, NH, VT, ME, and Ohio (excluding Cincinnati)
International Sales Manager
Alex received his MBA at The National Technical University, Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute in the city of Kharkiv, which is the largest and oldest technical university in Eastern Ukraine. Beginning his NWN career almost 5 years ago on the production side, before working his way up to International Sales Manager. Alex resides in Portland Oregon with his cat, Loaf. He also enjoys tennis and is a master chef on the grill.
Amy began her pet industry career 15 years ago as a distributor rep in the Pacific Northwest. Loving the industry, she never looked back, joining Northwest Naturals in early 2021. She has always had a passion for pets and loves promoting nutrition. She resides in the Vancouver WA area with her 3 cats; Wolf, Gaylord Focker, and Big Kenny.