Alex Samios Vice President – Franchise Development

Alex has been in the franchise industry for 24 years.  He began his career in Operations, opening and running restaurants for Papa John’s Pizza before becoming a franchisee in 1996.  He was a franchisee for a total of 11 years: building opening and operating 34 restaurants in 4 years (nominated “Franchisee of the Year” three times).  In 2000, Alex was also the first franchisee for a mobile pet grooming concept and started his own franchise in the health & wellness industry in 2010.  Before joining Dogtopia in January2016, Alex had been an investor and consultant to emerging brands while serving on several Boards. Mr. Samios grew up in and around the franchise industry – his father was the first franchisee for Jiffy Lube.

Alex Samios Holding Puppy

Dogtopia Team

Jim McBrayer with Dog

Jim McBrayer

IT Manager

Jeri Kendle with Dog

Jeri Kendle

Foundation Manager

Jeff Farnell with Dog

Jeff Farnell

Director of Operations

Kim Broome with Golden Retriever

Kim Broome

New Store Opening Manager

Shelley Parnell and Golden Retriever

Shelley Parnell

Vice President – Marketing

Foundation Logo

The Dogtopia Foundation enables dogs to positively change the world. To accomplish this, we currently are funding programs focused around three worthy causes: Service Dogs for Veterans, Youth Literacy Programs and Employment Initiatives for Adults with Autism.