Kathy Halter Vice President – New Center Development

As Vice President of New Center Development, Kathy Halter drives new store construction and implements strategic growth initiatives. While fostering design innovation and managing vendor relationships, Kathy’s sole mission is to produce best in class dog daycare centers for pet parents and Dogtopians. Her career began as a multi-unit operator with KinderCare before she moved up through the company over the course of 20+ years. She developed and delivered on new school growth strategies through new builds, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate onsite solutions to produce more than 200 centers during her tenure. Kathy attended college in North Carolina at Appalachian State University and then relocated back to her hometown of Phoenix with her daughter Emmie and two awesome Doodles, Mabel and Mimi.

Kathy Halter with Dog

Dogtopia Team

Neil Gill Holding Puppy

Neil Gill

CEO/President

Shelley Parnell and Golden Retriever

Shelley Parnell

Vice President – Marketing

Nikayla Cragin with Puppy

Nikayla Cragin

Business Planning Manager

Lorraine Rhoads with Dog

Lorraine Rhoads

Environmental Biologist

Jim McBrayer with Dog

Jim McBrayer

IT Manager

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.