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Arenus Employees

Arenus Employees
 

Just as you care for your animals, the Arenus family is comprised of animal lovers who care deeply about the health and well-being of their animals, too. Meet the people who develop, produce and work with you daily to provide solid solutions to your animal care needs...Team Arenus!

 

 
Amanda Mills

Amanda Mills

Title:

Marketing and Sales Coordinator


My Arenus Products:

Steadfast Canine, Assure Hoof, Sore No-More Classic Liniment, Sore No-More Performance Ultra Gel and BeneFab by Sore No-More

About Amanda:

Amanda joined the Arenus team in late 2014 as a Veterinary Solutions Specialist and has since transitioned to her current role in our Marketing department. A Texas native, Amanda got her degree from Colorado State University and spent time working here in Colorado, Kentucky, Texas and Louisiana before making Colorado her permanent home. An avid rider, she spends her time in the backcountry on her BLM mustang, Ranger. She has a large 4-legged family consisting of three dogs, a cat and three horses, all of whom use Arenus products!


Brady Karren

Brady Karren

Title:

Vice President of Global Sales and Nutrition


My Arenus Products:

Steadfast Equine, Assure Guard Gold, Sore No-More Performance Ultra and BeneFab by Sore No-More

About Brady:

Growing up on the backs of reining, cutting and working cow horses in the mountains of Utah, it’s safe to say Brady’s life passion has been horses. While studying at Brigham Young University he worked closely with Biology and Animal Nutrition professors before graduating with a degree in Animal Science. This focus led to a keen interest in nutrition, specifically equine nutrition, and he traveled to Texas A&M University for his Masters in Animal Science, specializing in equine nutrition. He currently lives in Utah with his wife, two daughters, four horses, two rabbits and Basset Hound and closely supports our veterinary, retail dealer and ambassador clientele with product and nutritional expertise.


Cami Naccarato

Cami Naccarato

Title:

Graphic Designer


My Arenus Products:

Steadfast Canine, Botanical Animal Flower Essences, and Benefab by Sore No-More

About Cami:

Cami joined our team in mid 2016 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Graphic Design from Colorado State University. At Arenus, she focuses on our graphic design efforts for print, web and social media. Growing up in Denver, she was surrounded by animals of all kinds and volunteered for organizations like the Dumb Friends League and Friends of Retired Greyhounds. More recently, she has begun to raise and show purebred chickens. She and her husband currently care for 2 dogs that benefit from Steadfast Canine and the Botanical Animal line, 2 cats, 2 rabbits, several fish and a flock of chickens and button quail.


Dr. Jay Altman

Dr. Jay Altman DVM

Title:

President/CEO


My Arenus Products:

The Assure System, Sore No-More, BeneFab by Sore No-More, Equilite Herbals and Botanical Animal Flower Essences

About Dr. Jay:

After moving to Colorado at the age of 16, Dr. Altman first received his Bachelor’s in Animal Science followed by a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University. After spending much of his life as a researcher and field veterinarian for horses in northern Colorado and seeing many horses plagued with digestive upset, he began working diligently to develop an equine digestive aid to meet his patient’s need and, as he says, “to reduce the number of severe digestive upset calls” he was receiving. The development was a great success and the beginning products within the Assure line launched shortly thereafter. The Assure System has grown by leaps and bounds and, with the help of a team of dedicated veterinarians, nutritionists and researchers, Arenus has grown to offer five, distinct brands. In 2013, Dr. Altman became the CEO of Arenus which relocated to Fort Collins, CO where he now resides with his family. When not travelling, Dr. Altman enjoys spending time with his family or in the saddle honing his roping skills (which he begrudgingly admits should probably not be referred to as a skill set of his at all).


Judy Danson

Judy Danson

Title:

Warehouse Supervisor


My Arenus Products:

BeneFab by Sore No-More

About Judy:

A Minnesota native, Judy joined the Arenus team in late 2015 as Warehouse Supervisor and we’re glad to have her! She grew up around horses and her four-legged family now consists of one, very fat, but very happy cat. Judy and her husband have two children and two grandchildren and spend their off hours riding their motorcycles around Colorado’s beautiful mountains. She works every day wearing her BeneFab by Sore No-More Fingerless Gloves as they help keep her hands and wrists comfortable throughout the workday.


Melissa Wigen

Melissa Wigen

Title:

Veterinary Solutions Specialist


My Arenus Products:

Sore No-More, Steadfast, The Assure System, Releira, Aleira, BeneFab by Sore No-More

About Melissa:

Originally from Oregon, Melissa is married to Arenus Ambassador and professional reining trainer, Travis Wigen, and began working for the Arenus team in 2012. As a Veterinary Solutions Specialist, she works closely with our existing veterinary clientele to find product solutions for their patients. Melissa began showing horses at an early age and currently shows in reining alongside her husband and two daughters. When she’s not working with Arenus, she keeps things moving in her husband’s training business and acts as the breeding manager for their stud, Banjo Whiz.


Meranie Karren

Meranie Karren

Title:

Account Coordinator


My Arenus Products:

Sore No-More and BeneFab by Sore No-More

About Meranie:

While growing up working on her family’s farm in Utah, Meranie found a love for animals at an early age. Her father purchased her first horse for her at age 6 and she’s been hooked ever since! She attended Southern Utah University and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education which she put to use as a teacher prior to joining Arenus. Meranie joined the Arenus team in early 2016 and works closely with our retail dealers by assisting, educating and troubleshooting. She currently works remotely from her Utah office where she lives with her husband, children, and a variety of animals.


Michaell Kitten

Michaell Kitten

Title:

Operations and Productions Specialist


My Arenus Products:

Steadfast Equine, Assure Guard, Relax Blend, FlyAway Garlic and Sore No-More

About Michaell:

This Colorado Eagles hockey fanatic was born and raised in Colorado. She spent her young life in 4H, riding any horse she could. With a veterinarian for a mother, her childhood was filled with all types of animals. Michaell started with Arenus in the spring of 2015 and currently helps to ensure things run smoothly on the production side. She actively competes with her quarter horse, Tika, in many events and spends her spare time teaching her pony to drive a cart. She and her husband currently have 4 horses, 3 dogs, 2 cats, 3 geckos, 2 frogs, 2 salamanders and a Sulcata Tortoise.


Miriam Altman

Miriam Altman

Title:

Marketing Director


My Arenus Products:

The Assure System, Aleira, Steadfast Equine, Steadfast Equine Growth, Steadfast Canine, Fly Away Garlic, Relax Blend, RelaxHer Blend, BeneFab by Sore No-More, Sore No-More, Botanical Animal Flower Essences

About Miriam:

Raised in Colorado, Miriam received her Bachelor’s in Animal Science from Colorado State University in 2010 and then went on to complete a Master’s in Animal Science and a second Master’s in Natural Resources. She has been with Arenus since our relocation in 2013 and provides our marketing department with direction and leadership. Growing up with animals of all kinds, Miriam has a special passion for cattle and horses. In addition to spending a great deal of time in the outdoors, much of her spare time is spent training young horses and competing in reined cowhorse, versatility and stock horse events. She currently has 6 horses and 3 dogs, all of whom are maintained on Arenus products.


Nadine Johnston

Nadine Johnston

Title:

Accounting Associate


My Arenus Products:

 

About Nadine:

Originally from California, Nadine came to Colorado in 2011 to pursue her degree at Colorado State University; graduating in 2014 with a degree in Equine Science and a minor in Agricultural and Resource Economics. She began working with Arenus in late 2015 and is just one of the friendly voices you’ll hear on the other end of the line when you call to place your order. Nadine has spent a good portion of her life riding and, when not working, can be found enjoying the Colorado outdoor lifestyle or spending time with her cat, Reba.


Natalie Pinto

Natalie Pinto

Title:

Account Specialist


My Arenus Products:

Botanical Animal Flower Essences

About Natalie:

Natalie joined the Arenus team in late 2016 as an Account Specialist and is likely the friendly voice you’ll hear on the other end of the line when you call customer service. This Naples, FL native moved to Colorado to pursue a degree in Equine Science at Colorado State University. She began riding at an early age and was involved in 4-H and rodeo throughout high school. Since moving to Colorado with her dog, Tucker, and cat, Oliver, she has worked for several outfitters and enjoys trail riding, hiking and white water rafting.


Sam Altman

Sam Altman

Title:

V.P. of Finance


My Arenus Products:

Sore No-More

About Sam:

With the company since its relocation to Fort Collins, CO in 2013, Sam grew up in a horse loving family and learned to ride at a young age. After completing his degree in Accounting and Finance from Baker University, his father, Dr. Jay Altman, one of the founders of Arenus, brought Sam in to provide a solid foundation for the company. He currently lives with his Scottish Deerhound, Zoey, whose favorite product is Sore No-More Massage Shampoo. When he’s not crunching numbers, Sam spends his time at autocross events and reading.


Sarah Lincoln

Sarah Lincoln

Title:

Accounting Associate


My Arenus Products:

Sore No-More and Mellow Out

About Sarah:

This Tennessee native holds a Masters in Computer Science and was a Telecom executive in a prior life. Her unconventional background has made her a true asset to the Arenus team. She lovingly refers to herself as a “Process Improvement Geek” as she helps the office streamline its procedures to ensure optimization wherever possible. Sarah has spent time in 16 countries, speaks German and now prefers a quieter life of growing hay on the small Colorado farm where she lives with her husband, 2 donkeys and two cats.


Zeke Altman

Zeke Altman

Title:

V.P. of Operations


My Arenus Products:

Steadfast Canine

About Zeke:

Spending much of his young life on the east coast before moving to Colorado, Zeke began his professional career with Mister Money pawn stores and acted as a manager and district manager within the organization for many years. In 2013, when Arenus relocated to Fort Collins, Zeke joined the team as Vice President of Operations. An avid motorsports enthusiast, Zeke enjoys all things BMW and working on his cars and motorcycles in his spare time. Growing up, he enjoyed riding both for pleasure and competitively and spending time around the many types of animals that graced his family’s farm. Today, he and his wife have a large animal family consisting of several fish tanks, 3 cats and 2 Great Danes who both take Steadfast Canine daily.