Our Team

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Why Pets Naturally?

Pets Naturally is Northern Michigan’s only holistic pet supply store. Our mission is to guide pet owners into making the right decisions when it comes to feeding our four legged friends. Most of us are in the dark when it comes to the truth about commercial pet food and what is really in it! The bottom line is, we are a company comprised of animal lovers and we want to educate our customers about the many ways healthy food leads to healthy pets.

Pets Naturally in Traverse City

Meet Our Pet Friendly Staff

Kathy Hyland

Kathy Hyland

Owner

Kathy loves dogs!! Plain and simple. When her Boston Terrier Lucy became ill with intestinal and skin problems Kathy decided to find out for herself what was going on. She spent some time researching pet foods and was shocked to find out some of the truths about the pet food industry. Many of the major commercial brands are owned by corporate giants and the quality of our pets foods has been compromised to make way for more profits. Our pets in the U.S. are being forced to eat foods that are not good for them. Once Lucy’s diet was changed to a healthy whole food kibble containing real meat and no corn, her issues subsided. This is where Kathy’s passion to help other pet owners was born. Feel free to contact Kathy if you have any questions or of course stop in anytime!

Andrea Margelis

Andrea Margelis

Manager

Andrea has been around pets her entire life; from hamsters to horses. She shares her life with her husband and their three dogs, two lab mixes and an energetic Plott Hound. Andrea’s mother owned a vitamin store and learned that proper nutrition and supplements can change one’s life. That philosophy carried through to their pets. Andrea also worked at a veterinary hospital for over four years, which enforced her belief that one’s health starts with food..

Larissa Hunter

Larissa Hunter

Assistant Manager

Larissa lived in Suttons Bay her entire life until she moved into Traverse City after graduating high school. Growing up, she was always surrounded by animals. Her parents made it a priority for her to treat pets just like family. Larissa is currently attending Northwestern Michigan College pursuing a major in psychology. She has two Bengal/Siamese mix kitties, who are sisters from the same litter named Cookie and Pickles. Her cats love and do really well on the Holistic Select Indoor Health diet! Larissa enjoys hiking, writing and baking.

Mary Flees

Mary Flees

Staff

Mary grew up in the Leland and Traverse City area. She attended college at Michigan State University. After college, Mary moved to Wyoming, where she lived for 10 years near the Wind River Mountains. Mary then returned to Traverse City where she happily lives today. She worked in the financial industry for 36 years, retiring from Members Credit Union as Vice President of Lending in December 2014. She has two grown sons, a three year old grandson, and another due any day! Mary raised Irish Wolfhounds for 25 years and has one 170 pound furry baby today. She also has two rescue cats and one terrier. In her free time, Mary enjoys reading, music, walking her dogs, and all outdoor activities year around that the area offers. She says that “working at Pets Naturally is a wonderful retirement job!”
Kayla Trowbridge

Kayla Trowbridge

Staff

Kayla is a Traverse City native. She is the mother of two young, wonderful children, a son and daughter.  For 20 years she has bred, raised, trained, shown and handled border collies in 4H and AKC in the breed ring, showmanship, agility and obedience. During her 4H years, she showed horses, lambs and dogs. Currently she has 2 quarter horses, 1 crazy pony, 3 border collies, 1 cat, 1 hamster, 1 rabbit and a flock of chickens. Her pride and joy are her children and she enormous teaching them how to respect and care for all 4-legged family members.

Annie Lingaur

Annie Lingaur

Staff

Annie grew up in Northern Michigan. Throughout her childhood she had a variety of pets including lizards, hamsters, fish, cats and dogs. Currently she has 2 dogs and 11 chickens. She lives on a small farm with her husband, son and their dogs.
Kari Henrichs

Kari Henrichs

Staff

Kari’s back after a little time away. She enjoys talking with pet owners about their fur babies and as a pet parent herself, understands the important roll our pets play in our lives. In her off time from Pets Naturally she runs RVG Up North a mobile video game theater, with her husband and two adult children.

Our Awards & Accolades

MI 50 Companies to watch
MI 50 Companies to watch
Red Hot Best 2020 Winner
Top 10 Finalist 2019