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 Expert  731210

Expert in Animal Sensory Science: Canine/Feline Olfaction, Taste and Palatability

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Missouri (MO)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has her Ph. D. in Experimental Psychobiology with expertise in canine and feline olfaction and taste. She has worked in the pet food industry for over 20 years. Her experience includes pet food and treat product development, palatability testing design, flavor development and animal behavioral responses to food.

Her work experience includes Ralston Purina, Bioproducts, Nutreco, AFB International and her two consulting companies. Product design, innovation and utilization of new ingredients and technologies are paramount in the work she has accomplished as well as work she is currently involved in.


food sensory testing


food texture




olfactory science




palatability testing






food property



Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Saint Louis, Missouri;  Columbia, Missouri;  Saint Charles, Missouri;  Saint Peters, Missouri;  Florissant, Missouri;  and Springfield, Illinois.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1983   PhD   Experimental Psychobiology   Purdue   Magna Cum Laude
1980   MS   Experimental Psychobiology   Florida State University  
1976   BS   Biology   Pennsylvania State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2009 to


Expert's Firm




As the owner of her consulting company, Expert helps resolve clients' issues in the pet food/treat arena have with palatability and product entry into the pet market.

2005 to 2009


AFB International


Global/Technical Sales Manager for North America


She was Director of North American Sales. Expert also worked in flavor and product development.

2005 to 1998


Trouw Nutrition


V P Companion Animal


Expert headed up Pet Division. She grew premixes and specialty blends for Trouw Nutrition. The department started at 10% of company revenue, Expert grew it to 8)% before leaving the company.

1998 to 1993




R & D/Sales Manager


She helped develop palatants, set up palatability kennel, technical sales.

1993 to 1983


Ralston Purina


R & D


Expert worked in Product Development and palatability. She developed kennel palatability tests with statistical design to substantiate claims of the products.

Career Accomplishments:

ACHEMS - American Chemical Society

Professional Appointments

Who's Who in Women Vice President of St. Louis Rowing Club Secretary of Dream Factory Mortarboard


Expert has spoken at several pet food conferences, e.g., Petfood Forum and Petfood 2.0.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has several publications.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has helped place pet food/treat products into large retail stores for clients.
  • She has increased palatability of current pet food/treat products for improved performance.
  • She has located and implemented new technologies for new pet product introductions.
  • Expert has formulated and located co-packers to produce finished pet food/treat products for the retail market.
  • She has helped develop and launch kitty litter and related products.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Palatants for Pet Food Formulation and Market
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
As an expert witness, Expert has consulted for Tier 1 to Tier 4 pet food companies in several areas.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Country / Region   Summary
Netherlands   Involved in utilizing salmon from the human food market into pet food and treats

Market Research:
Expert monitors pet industry trends: food, treats and nutraceuticals. She is keenly aware of changes in the pet market.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert has trained sales staff on new products and technologies.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

She is able to source and recommend palatants, ingredients and manufacturing sights.


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