Meet Our Team
, the parent company of Resilience for Birds, is based in St. Louis, Missouri and Townshend, Vermont.
Douglas Pernikoff, DVM, MBA
Dr. Doug is responsible for overall Business Strategy, Business Development and Operating Officer.
Dr. Doug has over 36 years experience as a clinical veterinarian and business owner/manager. He has trained and served in small animal medicine;
exotic/zoo and global conservation veterinarian on behalf of both domestic and non-domestic/zoo and endangered species worldwide.
Ellen Dierenfeld, Ph.D.
Vice President, Secretary, CTO (Chief Treasury Officer) and Director of Science and Nutrition
Ellen is responsible for Product Development, Quality Assessment/Quality Control, and scientific content. She brings over 30 years'
experience in animal nutrition, working
with a wide variety of species on six continents, and has published over 150 peer-reviewed scientific papers, book chapters, and a textbook. Previously, she
collaborated in the finalization of various Farmers' Helper products, and has assisted in development of multiple products used in pet and zoo animal diets,
manufactured by several leading companies.
Vice President, CMO (Corporate Marketing Officer) and Creative Director
Kermit is responsible for Product Development, Communication and Marketing; building on his expertise with captive animal stewardship and media production. A behavior specialist, biogeographer, and filmmaker; Kermit has worked for over three decades with rare birds, alternative livestock, and heritage breeds. He also collaborates with field biologists on behavioral ecology studies of target species. Kermit founded Resolve Sustainable Solutions, LLC and Farmers' Helper, advancing nutritional products that serve both animals and their managers. Kermit has spent his career partnering and consulting with agro-educational research organizations and zoological parks, innovating effective solutions for animal husbandry and reintroduction efforts.
Information Technology Manager and Graphic Designer
Karen is designer and webmaster of the ZootriLogics websites and social media platforms. Cofounder of the PetoftheDay.com family of websites,
Karen is a lifelong champion of animals and the people who love them.
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Photo credits: Himalayan monal (top) photograph by Maggie Harmer; Turkey Poult video by Kermit Blackwood, music by Malachite