Tail Blazers FranchiseSupport & Training
SUPPORT & TRAINING
Knowledge is a cornerstone of the Tail Blazers philosophy. We believe that education for franchisees is of utmost importance, not only so that they can assist pet guardians and their pets in choosing the right foods, but so they can run their business successfully on a day to day basis. Tail Blazers franchise provides 2 weeks of training for new franchisees, which includes day to day business operations, food, nutrition, treats, accessories and supplements, customer relations, marketing and inventory management. Of course, our franchise support team will always be there to assist you should you require assistance after the initial training!
Meet Our Franchise Support Team
CEO & General Manager
Brent has over 30 years of experience in the natural health and nutrition industry for both people and pets. Brent has vast retail and business experience having started many retail stores himself, including several Tail Blazers locations from design stage to profitability. His past experience with the fast paced growth of the vitamin industry has proven invaluable with the rapid growth the natural pet industry sector has seen. Through Tail Blazers, Brent has helped pave the way to improving pet industry products and standards, and thus has improved the health of pets in Canada. Brent is responsible for training and overseeing all aspects of the Tail Blazers’ business.
With Brent’s help, Tamara created Tail Blazers in November of 2000. She is a life-long pet lover and a self-proclaimed health, wellness and nutrition nut. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities and completed training as a Massage Therapist. Tamara has worked in the natural health food industry since 1994, including working at Brent’s health food store in 1998. This meeting changed the trajectory of her life. With Brent’s support and business background and Tamara’s knowledge of and keen interest in natural products for pets (and people) allowed for the birth and success of Tail Blazers! Tamara’s passion is pet health, and well-being and education. Her role in the franchise is education, training and product approvals.
Franchise Assistant Manager
Sara has over 18 years of experience in the natural health industry for humans and pets, including retail, manufacturing, teaching, business operations, and marketing. In addition to being a Pet Food Nutrition Specialist through Dogs Naturally University, she has a Herbal Therapist Certificate from Mount Royal College, a Graphic/Web Design Certificate from SAIT, and is currently taking a marketing course from Cornell University. Her role in the Tail Blazers franchise is marketing strategies and ad design for new and existing stores, social media, website management/development, special projects, ensuring products meet high standards and other general support.
Since starting at Tail Blazers, Anita has been able to use the knowledge she gained from working in an office environment for over 16 years to assist in the day to day operations of the Head Office. She enjoys working with the franchisees and the distributors to provide each of the Tail Blazers stores with information and details required to run their operation. During her off hours, Anita enjoys volunteering at her daughter’s elementary school and spending time with her family.
Ontario Franchise Support Manager
Sherry has over 20 years’ experience in sales and within the health food industry, including purchasing, supply chain, outside sales and merchandising. A long time pet lover, came across Tail Blazers in the early days in Calgary and has been feeding raw since. A passion for alternative health care from a young age, Sherry obtained her Holistic Nutrition in 2000, attended several raw food programs and is currently enrolled in a Functional Nutrition program and DNM University Pet Nutrition Course. She shares her home with 3 (previously foster) cats and a fun loving Boston/Pug mix Poppy. She’s here to support the stores in any way she can with sales, promos and demos.