Outside Sales Staff

The ANIMART Outside Sales Department brings valuable solutions to the fine producers we have the privilege of working with. We pride ourselves in knowing our producers and helping them reach the goals they've set for their operation. We work closely with clients to set up on-farm appointments and help coordinate orders with our delivery system. We also strive to further educate ourselves by attending key trade shows, producer meetings and industry events. Through interactions with our vendor representatives, veterinarians, and allied industry professionals, we look forward to serving you and striving to exceed your expectations.

ANIMART has two regionally-based sales teams:

  • Midwest - MI, MN, MI, IA, IL, IN, MN, OH, SD, WI
  • Northeast - CT, MA, ME, NY, NH, PA, RI, VT
     

Midwest Sales Team

Katie Kohn- Dairy Sales Director

Katie Kohn

Katie joined the ANIMART team in 2008. She held management positions in Veterinary Services and Inside Sales and was promoted to Sales Director in 2018. In addition to her management experience, Katie is a Certified Veterinary Technician. Her experience from growing up on a dairy farm and the knowledge she received from being a Certified Veterinary Technician helps her connect with producers' needs and concerns. She is also a member of the Wisconsin Veterinary Practice Managers Association, Inc., and Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Association.

 

 

Tom Klas - Regional Sales Manager, Midwest

Tom KlasTom started at ANIMART in May 2000. Coming from a background in which helping people is one of his core values, he is excited to blend his interest in the dairy industry and making a difference in people's lives.  He brings honesty, integrity, drive for success and an infectious positive attitude to ANIMART.

 
 
 

 
 
Josh Berg -  Territory Manager (WI - Northwest)

Josh Berg

Josh joined the ANIMART sales team in 2016 after working for several years as an Agri-Specialist at Ecolab. His interest in agriculture originated while working at his aunt and uncle’s dairy farm in southern Buffalo County. Beginning at a young age, Josh volunteered to help his family in any way he could. Josh says the farmer is the hardest worker he knows; therefore he makes it his mission to make their jobs easier and more successful. 

 

 

Teresa Clifford - Territory Manager (MI, IN and OH)

Teresa Clifford
Teresa started working at ANIMART in 2017. She brings a long and storied background in agriculture which began on her family's 600-acre farm in Columbia City, Indiana. The family business includes a 400-head feedlot, 120-head cow/calf operation and custom slaughterhouse. She remains involved in the family farm today, along with several major livestock show boards. She is even a certified livestock massage therapist. Teresa's passion for the industry and years of experience help her bring added value to her customers. 
 
 
 
 
Bethany Halverson - Territory Manager (Minnesota and South Dakota)

Bethany Halverson

Bethany joined ANIMART in December 2017. A South Dakota State University graduate with a degree in Animal Science and a minor in Chemistry, Bethany spent her first 3 ½ years out of college doing nutrition ration work for a local co-op. She has experience working on a dairy farm, and currently operates a beef farm in central Minnesota. Bethany has a great passion for the agriculture industry and is eager to help producers be successful through the challenges they face.

 
 
 
 

Mallorie Harris - Strategic Account Manager (MI, IN and OH)

Mallorie Harris
Mallorie began her career at ANIMART in March 2011. She graduated from Michigan State University in 2008 with a degree in Agriculture and Natural Resource Communications. She grew up raising beef cattle and enjoys immersing herself in the dairy industry. Mallorie's background combined with her love for working with and helping producers works well with ANIMART's customer-focused mentality.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wayne Keil -  Territory Manager (WI - East)

Wayne KeilWayne has an unmatched knowledge of the dairy industry after working at ANIMART in various roles for 25 years. After starting in sales as a Route Truck Driver and working in Inside Sales and Marketing, Wayne is excited to get back out on the road. When he's not helping producers find the best solutions for their dairy, you may find him on his family's beef farm just outside of Beaver Dam.
 

 


 
Tana Lyons - Territory Manager (WI - Northeast)

Carissa MerfeldIn September 2017, ANIMART welcomed Tana to the Outside Sales Team. Tana is a natural fit for the organization as she has spent much of her life in the ag industry. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and Agronomy from Iowa State University, Tana worked with cooperatives and growers focusing on pasture production, row crop production and her favorite area of focus, forage management. Now she is able to combine her backgrounds in both animal science and agronomy to help benefit producers. Tana is looking forward to bringing value to the farm and continuing to learn from her customers.

 
 
Pat Mueller -  Strategic Account Manager and Sales Trainer

Pat Mueller

Pat joined ANIMART in January 2000. He brings to ANIMART a youthful energy and eagerness to learn more about the dairy industry. Pat joined ANIMART with an open mind by beginning as a shipping associate and worked hard to get where he is today, a strategic account manager committed to his customer’s success.

 
 
 

 
 
Kayla Sazama -  Territory Manager (WI - Southwest)

Josh Berg

Kayla joined the ANIMART team in 2018. A UW-River Falls graduate with a degree in Animal Science, Kayla spent her first eight years after college working with dairy producers in various roles centered around animal health. She has a true passion for learning new things and understanding both the science behind products and how that science translates into real-word application on the farm. Kayla looks forward to working with producers to find solutions for their needs. If she can’t provide a solution, she’ll find someone who can.

 
 
Northeast Sales Team
 
Ashley Anderson - Regional Sales Manager, Northeast
 
Ashley Anderson

Ashley began her career at ANIMART in 2013. She spent five years working in the Marketing Department before transitioning to her current role of Regional Sales Manager for the Northeast Division. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley has been involved in farming her whole life. She understands the challenges farmers face and wants to help them find solutions. Customer service is her top priority; she will work to help farmers be successful and give them product options that will save both time and money.


 
 
 
Dean Leiby - Territory Manager (PA)
 
Dean Leiby
Dean became part of the Animal Medic, now ANIMART, team in 2000. He has been in and around the ag industry his entire life having grown up on a Pennsylvania farm and founding Leiby Brothers Dairy with his three brothers. Over the past 16 years working as a salesperson, Dean has built confidence in his customer relationship skills and product knowledge. He feels it’s important to listen to his customers first and then present the products that fit their needs. 
 

 

 

Kyle Lowery - Territory Manager (NY)
 
Kyle Lowery
Kyle has been with the sales team since April 2014. He attended Delaware Valley University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s in Dairy Science in 2008. Kyle’s first-hand dairy experience aids in his understanding of the challenges producers face every day. He is a helpful resource for any on-farm needs. 
 

 

 

 
 

Shannon McWilliams - Territory Manager 

Shannon McWilliams
Shannon joined the ANMART team in 2018. She was born and raised on a dairy farm, and has been involved in the dairy industry her entire life. She breeds, raises and shows dairy cattle at local, state and national levels with her two daughters, and wants them to grow up to be as passionate about the dairy industry as she is. While living in Wisconsin for eight years, Shannon worked for Calf-Tel as an Inside Sales Representative and for MilkSource, LLC, where she gained insight into large herd management, treatment protocols and record keeping. Shannon wants to help her customers find effective solutions to save time and money on their farms, and believes it’s important to be proactive vs. reactive in finding ways to keep animals healthy and avoid illness. 
 
 
 
Joe Peters - Territory Manager (NY)
 
Joe Peters
Joe is a long-time employee of the Animal Medic, and now ANIMART team. He started at Animal Medic in 1993, and prior to that, he ran his own route-based business selling supplies to New York farmers. Joe enjoys sharing his decades of knowledge, experience and personal connections making him a valuable asset to ANIMART as well as his customers.    
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Michelle Rauf - Territory Manager (PA)
 
Whitney Smith
Michelle fell in love with the dairy industry while growing up on her parent’s farm. She continued her passion by studying dairy science in college and later becoming the herdswoman for a 700-cow dairy. Michelle was excited to join ANIMART in 2016 because her position enables her work with others who share in her admiration of the industry. Michelle believes farmers are the cornerstones of our country, therefore she wants to do her part to help them be successful.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eric Reed - Territory Manager
 
Eric Reed

Eric came to ANIMART in 2018 after spending 18 years in the AI industry. Working throughout the states of New York and Vermont, he feels his familiarity with the area and the relationships he’s developed with producers gives him an edge when helping them with their animal health needs. Eric prides himself on his customer service. He realizes the challenges dairy producers face on a daily basis and is happy to help ease some of the pressure they are under.