Leadership Team

Joe Monastero, OSI

Chief Operating Officer

512-457-4100 | Email

Susan Petty

Susan Petty

Chief of Staff

512-457-4125 | Email

Tony Abruscato

Chief Marketing Officer

512-457-4190 | Email

Kelsey Erickson Streufert

Chief Public Affairs Officer

512-457-4100| Email

Heather Pickett

Foundation Director 

 512-457-4121 | Email

Ben Knorr

Director of Partnerships 

512-457-4123 | Email

Debra Peterson


 512-457-4130 | Email

Austin HQ

Physical & Mailing Address: 512 East Riverside Dr., Suite 250, Austin, TX 78704

Business Hours: 8:30am–5:30pm, Monday–Friday

Alexandra Acosta

Marketing Manager

Favorite restaurant: De Nada

512-457-4182 | Email


Lauren Bishop

Business Operations Manager

Favorite restaurant: Tso Chinese

512-457-4165 | Email

Fernanda Guerra

Marketing Intern

Favorite restaurant: Tumble 22

Dave Heiges

Exhibitor Account Services Director

Favorite restaurant: El Dorado Cafe

512-457-4196 | Email

Jenna Jones

Executive Business Partner

Favorite restaurant: Hibachio

512-457-4155 | Email

Kevin Kenney

Member Value Manager

Favorite restaurant: Odd Duck

512-457-4131 | Email


Alec Knight

Director of Insurance

Favorite restaurant: Bohanan's

610-283-7067 | Email

Alison Rather

Digital Marketing Specialist

Favorite restaurant: Ramen Tatsuya

512-457-4181 | Email

Hayley Savage

Conference & Events Manager

Favorite restaurant: McAdoo's

512-457-4161 | Email

Erica Valdriz

Advocacy Manager

Favorite restaurant: Jewboy Burgers

512-457-4164 | Email

Central South Region

Chapters: Greater Austin, Coastal Bend, Mid Coast, Rio Grande Valley, CenTex, Waco

512 East Riverside Dr., Suite 250, Austin, TX 78704

Business Hours: 8:30am–5:30pm, Monday–Friday

Madison Gessner

Executive Director, Central South Region

Favorite restaurant: Fresa's

512-457-4167 | Email

LaDora Gilmore

Member Engagement Manager, Central South Region

Favorite restaurant: Fresa's

512-457-4122 | Email

Southeast Region

Chapters: Greater Houston, Brazos Valley, Galveston, Montgomery County, Southeast


550 Westcott, Suite 380
Houston, TX 77007

Christina Garavaglia

Executive Director, Southeast Region

Favorite restaurant: Xochi

713-802-1200 | Email

Paulette Smith

Member Engagement Manager

Favorite restaurant: Any TRA member restaurant!

512-457-4115 | Email

North Region

Chapters: Greater Dallas, East Texas, Lubbock, North Texas, Panhandle, Tarrant County


11830 Webb Chapel Road, Suite 1200
Dallas, TX 75234

Corey Mobley

Executive Director, Dallas | North Texas Region

Favorite restaurant: Tupelo Honey

214-671-4372 | Email

Skyler Bass

Associate Member Engagement Manager

Favorite restaurant: Mi Cocina

512-457-4124 | Email

Steven Cordova

Associate Member Engagement Manager

Favorite restaurant: Texas Roadhouse

512-457-4133 | Email

West Region

Chapters: San Antonio, El Paso, Laredo, Abilene, Permian Basin, San Angelo


Mailing Address (no packages): PO Box 691090, San Antonio, TX 78269
Physical Address: 4039 East i10 Frontage Road, San Antonio, TX 78219

Dawn Ann Larios

Executive Director, San Antonio | West Texas Region

Favorite restaurant: I love them all!

210-887-2891 | Email

Caleb Silva

Member Engagement Manager

Favorite restaurant: All of them!

 210-987-2598 | Email

Office Pups


Murphey & Gracie Lou Freebush

Chief Compassion Officer & Paw Patrol
Reports to CEO



Chief of Canine Staff
Reports to Chief of Staff

Mickey & Charley

Federal Watchdogs (DC-based)
Reports to Chief Operating Officer


Chief Barketing Officer
Reports to Chief Marketing Officer

Maggie Mae, Blue, & Ted

Nap Specialists
Reports to Chief Public Affairs Officer



Accounts Retrievable
Reports to Director of Partnerships 



Zoomie Specialist
Reports to Marketing Manager



Squeaky Toy Analyst
Reports to Conference and Events Manager



Junior Pawject Manager
Reports to Exhibitor Account Services Director



Lunch Supervisor
Reports to West Region Executive Director


Executive Pup Director
Reports to Central South Region Executive Director


Pawsitive Pup-bassador
Reports to Central South Region Member Engagement Manager


Pawsecutive Director
Reports to Southeast Region Executive Director

Mando, Luna, & Loki

Pup Patrol
Reports to North Region Executive Director