Meet the Owners
John and Rhondi Webster, owners of Dogtopia of San Marcos, have a strong passion for animals and are involved in local animal rescue organizations such the San Diego Humane Society, Helen Woodward Animal Center, Rancho Coastal Humane Society and the Ridgebacks and Friends Rescue. Rhondi and John acquired the Dogtopia of San Marcos store in June of 2014 after searching for a business that was focused around the love and care of animals, especially dogs. The Dogtopia brand resonated with their core values – community and service.
Two seasoned business veterans, they have more than 25 years of experience in the retail, corporate franchise and government industries and a vast amount of management experience with several well-known brands, from Jamba Juice to Starbucks to Jenny Craig.
Rhondi has held executive corporate positions at Nestlé Nutrition, Jamba Juice and Unilever in key management, research and development, product development and marketing roles. She has master degrees in food science, human nutrition along with an Executive MBA from the University of California at Irvine. She has successfully developed and launched over 200 products in the food, pet and biotech industries including various dog and animal products and was involved in an successful animal nutritional supplements start-up company. At Dogtopia of San Marcos, she is now responsible for the marketing and new business development.
John has a finance degree and masters in organizational leadership, and is a retired Information Systems Master Chief from the Navy. He is responsible for store operations and employee leadership training. John is also overseeing real estate site selection for the future Dogtopia locations he and Rhondi plan to open in the San Diego area.
Residents of Encinitas, California, Rhondi and John live with their labradoodle Kona and two sons Kristopher and Austin. They enjoy international travel, are foodies, appreciate great wine and love being active in various San Diego animal rescue and adoption organizations.
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