Meet the Team

Christy Thom South Coast Regional Director - Christy

Regional Developer

Christy Thom is a successful marketing professional and entrepreneur with a BS in Business Management and a Masters Degree in Education. She has more than 15 years of corporate marketing experience and as co-founder of the Visum Group LLC Christy has been the lead marketing consultant for small to midsize businesses since 2009. Specializing in creating something from nothing, she focuses attention to the detail in branding, marketing, planning and execution, growing strong teams and teaching company owners how to achieve their desired goals through marketing and team building.



Janet Folk  Janet Folk


Janet Folk is a start up entrepreneur from North Battelford Saskatchewan. She relocated to Alberta where she founded J. Folk & Associates, Ltd. Janet served as President for over 30 years and in 2006, she and her partner purchased Beveridge Insurance.

The new acquisition made Janet majority shareholder expanding her portfolio and ability to sell general insurance in Western Canada. Janet’s other ventures included National Home Warranty Programs, Ltd. a warranty provider for new home and multi-project builders and developers in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. In July 2008, the companies were sold to AVIVA Canada opening the door for Janet to pursue her philanthropic interests as well as new business opportunities.

As President of J. Folk & Associates, Janet was not only a corporate leader she was also a leader in her community. She values corporate responsibility and community involvement, serving on the boards of the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, Zebra Child Protection Centre and Edmonton Humane Society. Jan founded Orange Dog Foundation and saves dogs from being euthanized by raising funds for the Humane Society as well as developing the globally renowned rescue effort called “Freedom Flights”. Janet and Orange Dog orchestrate Freedom Flights where abandoned puppies are transported to locations with forever homes awaiting.

The talented and dedicated Orange County team has an unmatched entrepreneurial spirit and passion for animals, making them the ideal partners to strategically expand Dogtopia in Orange County. They are looking forward to adding new franchisees to the Dogtopia system as their belief in Dogtopia trade’s proven business model and experienced leadership will result in a smart, sustainable investment opportunity for franchisees.


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