Meet the Krewe

Since the Trufant Family comes from New Orleans, we have a KREWE instead of a “staff” or a “team”.  (A krewe is a group of fun-loving people who ride together in a Mardi Gras parade.)

39 YEARS!

BILL TRUFANT
Date of Hire:  10/13/1981
Home Department:  Buyer and co-owner.   He usually works in the back office; however, you couldn’t keep him off the sales floor if you tried! He knows every department, but most would agree Saltwater is his homeland. Bill is also on the Board of Directors of the World Pet Association, America’s oldest pet industry trade association.

Meet the Krewe - Sally Trufant, General Manager

29 YEARS!

SALLY ADAMS TRUFANT
Date of Hire:  02/18/1991
Home Department:  General Manager and co-owner.  In charge of hiring, firing, training, merchandising, marketing and all promotional events (I’m sure I’m leaving something out)
Also trained in:  I can hold my own in the Dog + Cat department, I know about small animals, and can help at the register.

Meet the Krewe - Mary, Operations Manager

26 YEARS!

MARY TRUFANT
Date of Hire:  06/22/1994
Home Department:  Operations Manager and co-owner.  Mary not only handles anything to do with money (paying invoices, payroll, balancing the bank statement, etc) but she’s funny and knowledgeable out on the sales floor.
Also trained in:  She knows her way around the Dog and Cat Department.
Pets at home:  She has two small dogs, Baxter, a Norwich Terrier affectionately known as “the pot roast”, and Bella, a terrier mix rescue who is absolutely the best snuggler.  Mary also failed miserably as a foster parent and now has a very large blond German Shepherd, Lucy.   Volumes could be written on the antics of Lucy, but let’s just say it’s a good thing she’s cute!  Mary also enjoys her freshwater community tank which is maintained by our Aquarium Maintenance Krewe.

26 YEARS!

CILL
Date of Hire:  01/28/1994
Home Department:  Saltwater
Also trained in:  Freshwater, Aquatic Supplies
Pets at home:   Two dogs named Lulu and Annabelle. She once had a dog named Chancy who lived to 23 years.

Meet the Krewe - JPK, Office Manager

17 YEARS!

JPK
Date of Hire: 
01/16/2003
Home Department:  Office Manager
Also trained in:  Register, Bird/Reptile/Small Animal, Dog & Cat, Stock

Meet the Krewe - James, Supervisor-at-large

15 YEARS!

JAMES
Date of Hire: 
08/18/2005
Home Department:  Supervisor,  Saltwater
Also trained in: Freshwater, Register, Aquarium Maintenance, Aquatic Supplies

Meet the Krewe - Jessica, Dog & Cat Department Supervisor

15 YEARS!

JESSICA
Date of Hire: 
09/21/2005
Home Department:  Supervisor, Dog & Cat
Also trained in:  Register, Freshwater, Saltwater
Pets at home:  A cat named Jacques and a terrarium with 3 Red-Eyed Tree Frogs, 2 Green Tree Frogs, and 1 Golden Gecko.

Meet the Krewe - Susie, Stock Department Supervisor

15 YEARS!

SUSIE
Date of Hire: 
09/27/2005
Home Department:  Supervisor,  Stock
Also trained in:  Freshwater, Saltwater, Aquatic Supplies, Register,  Dog & Cat, Bird/ Reptile/ Small Animal, Animal Care, Aquarium Maintenance, Office (Other than Bill, Susie is the ONLY Krewe-member who is trained in EVERY department in the store!)

Meet the Krewe - Brian, Cashier Supervisor

14 YEARS!

BRIAN
Date of Hire: 
10/13/2006
Home Department:  Supervisor,  Register
Also trained in:  Dog & Cat

12 YEARS!

JULIA
Date of Hire: 
03/28/2008
Home Department:  Second-in-Command
Also trained in:  Register, Dog & Cat, Bird/ Reptile/ Small Animal, Animal Care

Meet the Krewe - Nicole, Freshwater Department Second-in-Command

12 YEARS!

NICOLE
Date of Hire: 
08/12/2008
Home Department:  Supervisor, Aquatic Supplies
Also trained in:  Freshwater, Saltwater, Register

10 YEARS!

MARCHELE
Date of Hire: 
08/11/2010
Home Department:  Supervisor, Bird/ Reptile/ Small Animal
Also trained in:  Register, Animal Care, Dog & Cat

MTK-Lance

8 YEARS!

LANCE
Date of Hire:  03
/06/2012
Home Department:  Second-in-Command, Stock

7 YEARS!

LAUREN
Date of Hire:
05/13/2013
Home Department: Supervisor, Dog & Cat
Also trained in: Bird/Reptile/Small Animal, Freshwater, Saltwater, Aquatic Supplies

6 YEARS!

DAVID
Date of Hire: 
07/02/2014
Home Department:  Saltwater

4 YEARS!

CODY
Date of Hire:
05/06/2016
Home Department: Supervisor, Aquarium Maintenance
Also trained in: Freshwater, Saltwater, Aquatic Supplies

4 YEARS! (back)

LENNY
Date of Hire:
07/07/2016 (Also 2007 and circa 2000)
Home Department: Supervisor, Aquarium Maintenance
Also trained in:  Freshwater, Saltwater, Aquatic Supplies

3 YEARS!

J LO
Date of Hire:
03/17/2017
Home Department: Second-in-Command, Aquatics Supplies
Also trained in:  Freshwater, Saltwater, Aquarium Maintenance, Bird/Reptile/Small Animal

3 YEARS!

AMY
Date of Hire:
06/07/2017
Home Department: Supervisor, Bird/Reptile/Small Animal
Also trained in: Freshwater, Dog & Cat, Register

3 YEARS!

CODY 2
Date of Hire:
06/07/2017
Home Department: Bird/Reptile/Small Animal
Also trained in:  Freshwater, Register

3 YEARS!

MORGAN
Date of Hire:
06/22/2017
Home Department: Freshwater
Also trained in:  Saltwater, Dog & Cat

3 YEARS!

KATELYN
Date of Hire: 09/05/2017
Home Department: Saltwater
Also trained in:  Freshwater, Aquatic Supplies

2 YEARS!

BEN
Date of Hire: 05/03/2018
Home Department: Freshwater
Also trained in: Saltwater, Aquatic Supplies