The Pro Club Community

You’ve seen our team at Purina events, and read our members’ names on the leaderboards. Now, you can get closer to our community than ever before. Through Pro Club, you can form deep connections with The Purina Breeder Enthusiast Team – and each other – on your paths to success.
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Meet The Breeder Enthusiast Team

We are competitors, trainers, breeders and handlers. And while we’re employed by Purina, we work for you. That’s why you’ll find us beside you; at cat and dog shows, field trials and sporting dog events. Cheering pets to victory and lifting them up after defeat.

Like you, we’ve bred pets to compete and to make homes complete. And because of these experiences, we understand how nutrition, training, support and guidance can make a huge difference in your pet’s journey. 

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Connie Wagner bought her first show Dalmatian in 1982 as a young mom with two kids. She finished her championship and bred her first litter in 1986.

Ann Viklund, Director of Conformation for the Purina Professional Engagement Team, has contributed immensely to Purina’s support of the dog fancy.

Hello, My name is Annie Balotti and I am the Purina Event Center Area Manager.  I have the great pleasure to work at Nestle Purina’s state of the art facility dedicated to the world of dogs.  We host several All-Breed dog shows, numerous National Specialtie

Scott Smith, Managing Director of the Professional Engagement Team, has worked for Purina since 1999. In his current job, Scott meets show and sporting enthusiasts from across the country.

After earning her journalism degree from the University of Missouri, Melissa Miller spent 12 years working as a reporter, photographer and editor at various newspapers before coming to Purina in 2013.

Kayla Miller became part of the Purina team in 2012 after receiving her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri.

As Brand Director of the Breeder Enthusiast Marketing Team, Gianna DeiSanti is responsible for leading marketing strategy and communications to breeders and enthusiasts.

Barb Fawver, Purina Manager of Pet Influential Communications, is the editor of Today’s Breeder magazine and the Purina Pro Club Update newsletters.