Meet the professionals at KER. Employees of KER include the industry’s top equine nutritionists as well as horsemen and horsewomen that work daily with KER’s herd of research horses. Business, sales, marketing, and customer service representatives ensure horse owners, feed manufacturers, and other industry professionals are kept up-to-date on KER’s latest offerings and services.

United States

Joe D. Pagan, Ph.D.
Joe D. Pagan, Ph.D.Founder/President
Kathleen Crandell, Ph.D.
Kathleen Crandell, Ph.D.Nutritionist
Eileen Phethean
Eileen PhetheanChief Operating Officer
Mike Lennox
Mike LennoxDirector of Operations
Jill Hutchinson
Jill HutchinsonOffice Manager
Catherine Whitehouse
Catherine WhitehouseEquine Nutrition Advisor
Chelsea Martin
Chelsea MartinEquine Nutrition Advisor
Matthew Butler
Matthew ButlerVice President, Sales and Marketing
Erin Hogan
Erin HoganThoroughbred Specialist
Bob Wagner
Bob WagnerKER Sport Horse Nutrition Sales
Erin Hsu
Erin HsuDirector of Marketing
Mark Llewellyn
Mark LlewellynTechnical Writer
Claire Hager
Claire HagerMarketing Coordinator
Ron Johnson
Ron JohnsonWarehouse Manager
Lisa Compher
Lisa CompherCustomer Account Specialist
Linda Tate
Linda TateUS Marketing Assistant
Alana Mann
Alana MannResearch Barn Manager
Ron Bruens
Ron BruensFacilities Manager
Abby Pritchard
Abby PritchardResearch Barn Intern
Aline Bouquet
Aline BouquetResearch Barn Intern
Alyx Swanhall
Alyx SwanhallResearch Barn Intern
Emma Ford
Emma FordResearch Barn Intern
Erica Rugg
Erica RuggResearch Barn Intern
Megan Garzillo
Megan GarzilloGrowth and Development Intern


Peter Huntington, B.V.Sc., M.A.C.V.Sc.
Peter Huntington, B.V.Sc., M.A.C.V.Sc.Director of Nutrition, Australia
Clarissa Brown-Douglas, Ph.D.
Clarissa Brown-Douglas, Ph.D.Nutritionist
Joanne Read
Joanne ReadAdministration Manager
Ken Miller
Ken MillerBusiness Development Manger
Mark Huf
Mark HufOperations Manager
Ruth Ellis
Ruth EllisTerritory Manager WA
Wendy Thompson
Wendy ThompsonTerritory Manager NSW
Bob Cooper
Bob CooperTerritory Manager VIC
Rebecca Ham
Rebecca HamEquine Nutrition Advisor
Brooke Proudfoot
Brooke ProudfootAdministration


Fernando Simoes, Brazil
Fernando Simoes, Brazil