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.)

 

40 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

31 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

27 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.

28 YEARS!

CILL
Date of Hire:  01/28/1994
Home Department:  Saltwater
Also trained in:  Freshwater, Aquatic Supplies

Meet the Krewe - JPK, Office Manager

19 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

16 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

16 YEARS!

JESSICA
Date of Hire: 
09/21/2005
Home Department:  Supervisor, Dog & Cat
Also trained in:  Register, Freshwater, Saltwater

Meet the Krewe - Susie, Stock Department Supervisor

16 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

15 YEARS!

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

14 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

13 YEARS!

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

11 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

10 YEARS!

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

7 YEARS!

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

6 YEARS!

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

5 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

4 YEARS!

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

3 YEARS!

CONNER
Date of Hire: 12/28/2018
Home Department:  
Freshwater
Also trained in:   Saltwater, Aquatic Supplies, Register

2 YEARS!

KERA
Date of Hire:   06/29/19
Home Department:
   Register
Also trained in:
   Dog & Cat

2 YEARS!

BANNON
Date of Hire:   07/01/19
Home Department:
   Freshwater
Also trained in:   Register

2 YEARS!

ETHYN
Date of Hire:   10/25/2019
Home Department:
   Bird/Reptile/Small Animal

2 YEARS!

KAYLA
Date of Hire:   02/22/20
Home Department:
   Freshwater
Also trained in:
   Register

1 YEAR!

BROCK
Date of Hire:   09/04/20
Home Department:
   Stock

1 YEAR!

WILSON
Date of Hire:   09/07/20
Home Department:
   Register

1 YEAR!

JOSEPH
Date of Hire:   02/19/21
Home Department:
   Freshwater
Also trained in
:   Freshwater

1 YEAR!

RAY
Date of Hire:   03/25/21
Home Department:  
Register

10 MONTHS!

DEKARI
Date of Hire:   04/29/21
Home Department:
   Freshwater

9 MONTHS!

WHITNEY
Date of Hire:   05/10/21
Home Department:
   Bird/Reptile/Small Animal
Also trained in:   Freshwater

7 MONTHS! (back)

CORI
Date of Hire: 07/26/21
Home Department:
   Supervisor, Bird/Reptile/Small Animal
Also trained in:   Dog & Cat, Freshwater, Register

5 MONTHS!

ANDREW
Date of Hire: 09/28/21
Home Department:
   Bird/Reptile/Small Animal
Also trained in:   Register

2 MONTHS!

KENNEDY
Date of Hire: 012/30/21
Home Department:  
Dog & Cat
Also trained in:   Register