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!

 

Brady Karren

Brady Karren

Title:

Vice President of Global Sales and Nutrition


My Arenus Products:

Steadfast Equine, Eq-Well, Assure Guard Gold, and Sore No-More Performance Ultra 

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.

 

 

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Briana Hale

Title:

Marketing Coordinator

My Arenus Products:

Steadfast Canine and Sore No-More Classic Line

About Briana:

Originally from Texas, Briana Hale, moved back to Colorado in 2019. Briana graduated from Colorado State University with a BS in Equine Sciences and an MBA from Texas State University. When not working as a marketing coordinator at Arenus Animal Health, she enjoys playing volleyball, riding her horse, hiking, skiing, and going to concerts. Briana spent her childhood riding horses outside of Austin, TX and bought her first horse in high school. Her go-to Arenus product is the Sore No-More Classic line and the Steadfast Canine product. 

 


Dr. Jay Altman

Dr. Jay Altman DVM

Title:

President/CEO


My Arenus Products:

The Assure System and Sore No-More

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 two, 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).


Melissa Wigen

Melissa Wigen

Title:

Veterinary Solutions Specialist


My Arenus Products:

Sore No-More, Steadfast, The Assure System, Releira, and Aleira

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

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, Eq-Well and Sore No-More

About Michaell:

A Colorado native, Michaell Kitten grew up largely influenced by her mother who is a veterinarian. Michaell enjoys riding both disciplines, including jumping and stock horse events and is striving to compete higher, recently competing in regional shows. Michaell currently owns 4 horses, 3 dogs, 2 cats, 3 geckos, and a giant Sulcata tortoise with her husband Richard. Her go-to Arenus Animal Health product is the Sore No-More line, which she uses every time she rides to help her mare feel happy when saddling and to perform at her best. She also uses the Assure products and Eq-Well to make sure all her horses are staying healthy. Michaell loves going to work everyday knowing she is helping animals live their best lives around the world!

 

Roni Lockwood

Roni Lockwood

Title:

Solutions Specialist & Marketing Coordinator


My Arenus Products:

Sore No-More and Eq-Well

About Roni:

Although a Colorado native, Roni spent much of her childhood in Utah and New Mexico where her family bred and showed English Setters and Whippets. After listening to her grandfather's stories throughout her childhood, she welcomed the first horse into her life just after high school. Since then, Roni has had the opportunity to work in competitive farms, breeding and training centers across the country. Currently, she resides in Colorado with her pinto gelding and dog, Ollie. She joined the Arenus team in 2017 where she interacts with customers and assists the marketing team.

 

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.