Meet the team

Gina T.Gina T. Gina T. has been working with the Nutrena brand since 2001, and has held a variety of sales and marketing positions. She graduated from University of Wisconsin River Falls with a degree in Animal Science and has been riding and working with horses since she was young. Gina has ridden and shown dressage and reining, shown American Quarter Horses in pleasure events, and also rode Paso Fino horses for a summer. She’s currently horseless, but does have two dogs: Ripley, a semi-calm, elderly Viszla, and Kota, a not-so-calm, young Lab. The most memorable place Gina has been on horseback was trail riding in the mountains of Alaska.

Roy J. joined Cargill in 1993 and works with research teams at the Cargill Animal Nutrition Innovation Center in Elk River, MN where he is responsible for the development and formulation of horse feeds and specialty products. Prior to joining Cargill, Roy was an instructor and assistant professor at the University of Minnesota-Waseca and taught equine management, evaluation, training and nutrition for 17 years.  He also enjoys announcing and judging horse shows.

Abby K., M.S., PAS is a member of Cargill Animal Nutrition’s Equine Technology Team. Abby enjoys connecting research and development with real-world application, helping Cargill create new products, services and solutions that support improving the health of the horse.

Abby is passionate about educating horse owners and veterinarians on equine nutrition. Over the last 15 years, she has professionally consulted on equine nutrition with equine veterinarians, farm managers, farriers and horse owners. Abby has guest lectured across the industry. She received her bachelor’s degree in animal science from Iowa State University and her master’s in animal science from Kansas State University.

She enjoys all disciplines, but most recently has switched from showing the AQHA All Around events to learning and competing with her son’s 22 year old AQHA gelding in their first NRHA show.

HeidiA_blogHeidi A. works with the research teams at the Cargill Animal Nutrition Innovation Center in Elk River, MN where she is responsible for the innovation and development of animal feeds including Equine. Prior to joining Cargill she spent 15 years in Veterinary Health. She is a member of the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians. Heidi holds a Masters degree in Public Health with a Nutrition emphasis, a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. Heidi has previously shown horses in Dressage, Jumpers and Hunters on the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association teams at Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ.  Heidi enjoys riding in her leisure time at a local Equestrian Center in Minneapolis, MN.