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.)

 

 

 

41 YEARS!

BILL TRUFANT
Date of Hire10/13/1981
Home DepartmentBuyer 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

31 YEARS!

SALLY ADAMS TRUFANT
Date of Hire02/18/1991
Home DepartmentGeneral 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 inDog & Cat, Small Animals, and Register

Meet the Krewe - Mary, Operations Manager

28 YEARS!

MARY TRUFANT
Date of Hire06/22/1994
Home DepartmentOperations 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 inDog & Cat and Register

28 YEARS!

CILL
Date of Hire01/28/1994
Home DepartmentSaltwater
Also trained inFreshwater and Aquatic Supplies

Meet the Krewe - JPK, Office Manager

19 YEARS!

JPK
Date of Hire
01/16/2003
Home DepartmentOffice Manager
Also trained inRegister, Bird/Reptile/Small Animal, Animal Care, Dog & Cat, Freshwater, Aquatic Supplies, and Stock

Meet the Krewe - James, Supervisor-at-large

17 YEARS!

JAMES
Date of Hire
08/18/2005
Home DepartmentSupervisor [Saltwater]
Also trained inFreshwater, Aquarium Maintenance, Aquatic Supplies, and Register

Meet the Krewe - Jessica, Dog & Cat Department Supervisor

17 YEARS!

JESSICA
Date of Hire
09/21/2005
Home DepartmentSupervisor [Dog & Cat]
Also trained inRegister, Aquatic Supplies, Freshwater, and Saltwater

Meet the Krewe - Susie, Stock Department Supervisor

17 YEARS!

SUSIE
Date of Hire
09/27/2005
Home DepartmentSupervisor [Stock]
Also trained inFreshwater, Saltwater, Aquatic Supplies, Register,  Dog & Cat, Bird/ Reptile/ Small Animal, Animal Care, Aquarium Maintenance, and 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

16 YEARS!

BRIAN
Date of Hire
10/13/2006
Home DepartmentSupervisor [Register]
Also trained inDog & Cat, Stock, and Office

14 YEARS!

JULIA
Date of Hire
03/28/2008
Home DepartmentRegister
Also trained inDog & Cat

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

14 YEARS!

NICOLE
Date of Hire
08/12/2008
Home DepartmentSupervisor [at Large]
Also trained inFreshwater, Saltwater, and Aquatic Supplies

12 YEARS!

MARCHELE
Date of Hire
08/11/2010
Home DepartmentSupervisor [Bird/ Reptile/ Small Animal]
Also trained inRegister, Animal Care, Freshwater, Aquatic Supplies, and Dog & Cat

MTK-Lance

10 YEARS!

LANCE
Date of Hire:  03
/06/2012
Home DepartmentSecond-in-Command [Stock]

8 YEARS!

DAVID
Date of Hire
07/02/2014
Home DepartmentSecond-in-Command [Saltwater]

6 YEARS!

CODY
Date of Hire
05/06/2016
Home DepartmentSupervisor [Freshwater]
Also trained inAquatic Supplies

6 YEARS! (back)

LENNY
Date of Hire
07/07/2016 (Also 2007 and circa 2000)
Home DepartmentSupervisor [Aquarium Maintenance]
Also trained inFreshwater, Saltwater, and Aquatic Supplies

4 YEARS!

BEN
Date of Hire:  05/03/2018
Home DepartmentFreshwater
Also trained inAquatic Supplies and Saltwater

4 YEARS!

CONNER
Date of Hire12/28/2018
Home Department
Second-in-Command [Register]
Also trained inFreshwater, Saltwater, and Aquatic Supplies

3 YEARS!

KERA
Date of Hire06/29/19
Home Department
Register
Also trained in
Dog & Cat, Bird/Reptile/Small Animal, and Animal Care

3 YEARS!

BANNON
Date of Hire07/01/19
Home Department
Second-in-Command [Dog & Cat]
Also trained inRegister and Freshwater

3 YEARS!

ETHYN
Date of Hire10/25/2019
Home Department
Supervisor [Animal Care]
Also trained inBird/Reptile/Small Animal

2 YEARS!

KAYLA
Date of Hire02/22/20
Home Department
Supervisor, Aquatics Supplies
Also trained in
Register, Freshwater, and Saltwater

2 YEARS!

WILSON
Date of Hire09/07/20
Home Department
Register
Also trained in
Dog & Cat

1 YEAR!

JOSEPH
Date of Hire02/19/21
Home Department
Bird/Reptile/Small Animal
Also trained in
Animal Care, Freshwater, and Register

1 YEAR!

WHITNEY
Date of Hire05/10/21
Home Department
Bird/Reptile/Small Animal
Also trained inAnimal Care and Freshwater

1 YEAR!

SOPHIE
Date of Hire:  11/29/21
Home Department
Bird/Reptile/Small Animal
Also trained inAnimal Care

10 MONTHS!

KENNEDY
Date of Hire:  12/30/21
Home Department
Dog & Cat
Also trained inRegister and Freshwater

10 MONTHS! (Back)

SHANNON
Date of Hire:  01/17/22
Home Department
Freshwater
Also trained in:  Saltwater

5 MONTHS!

BRYANNA
Date of Hire:  05/16/22
Home Department:
  Animal Care
Also trained in:  Bird/Reptile/Small Animal

5 MONTHS!

DONOVAN
Date of Hire:  05/31/22
Home Department:
  Bird/Reptile/Small Animal
Also trained in:  Animal Care and Freshwater

4 MONTHS!

KARA
Date of Hire:  06/14/22
Home Department:
  Bird/Reptile/Small Animal
Also trained in:  Animal Care