Meet the Team who makes the Meowgic.

Meet Koko (aka The Basepaws Polycat Queen of the Gene) the team cat & assistant to our CEO. Oh, who are we kidding – Koko runs this place!

We fell in love with Koko when we met her at a local shelter here in Los Angeles. We tried to play it cool and walk away (twice!) but love is stronger than an occasional hand nibble (2 stitches) and broken wine glasses (4, but who is counting?). Koko loves to lay in the California sunshine, watch ‘cat TV’ and greet new employees at the lab with her cold stare. That means she loves you!

Follow her on instagram @basepaws_queen

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Team:

Anna Skaya
Anna Skaya
Founder & CEO
Damian Kao, Ph.D.
Damian Kao, Ph.D.
COO & Head of Science
Kristin Wuhrman
Kristin Wuhrman
VP, Business Development
Anya Kuzmenko
Anya Kuzmenko
Chief Meowketing Officer
Evan Geerlings
Evan Geerlings
Head of Product
Chris Menges DVM, MPH
Chris Menges DVM, MPH
Chief Veterinary Officer
Nima Jazani, Ph.D.
Nima Jazani, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
Norma Drew
Norma Drew
Scientist
Julie Yang Ph.D.
Julie Yang Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
Polina Skaya
Polina Skaya
Operations Manager
Eugene Soltan
Eugene Soltan
Head of Finance
Leila Hadziabdic
Leila Hadziabdic
Customer Support
Beckie Mosser
Beckie Mosser
RVT Feline Health Coach

Advisers:

Aaron Hirschhorn
Aaron Hirschhorn
Aaron founded DogVacay, which, along with Rover, went on to become one of the most loved pet brands in the world. Aaron is an experienced founder and industry expert, and is instrumental in helping us grow and continue to care for all animals, big and small. When not coaching Basepaws he can be found with Rocky and Rambo, his two fluffy companions.
Nathan Price Ph.D.
Nathan Price Ph.D.
Dr. Nathan Price is a professor at the Institute for Systems Biology, and founder of many startups. He is an advisor for Roche, Providence St. Joseph Health, Mexico’s National Institute for Genomic Medicine, to name a few. He has published over 150 scientific papers and given 180+ talks. He is a total cat guy.
Warren Richard
Warren Richard
Warren comes with an impressive pedigree of started companies, and currently sits on the board of the PETCO Foundation. He has a unique understanding of pet health, and the technology required to make changes for the betterment of pet lives everywhere. Warren is a huge advocate for better pet nutrition and new discoveries in veterinary medicine.
Chad Dodd DVM
Chad Dodd DVM
Dr. Dodd’s mission is to advance veterinary medicine and accelerate health for all the dogs and cats that come his way. He integrates his veterinary degree with 20 years of experience in the pet healthcare industry. Throughout his career Dr. Dodd has contributed to numerous products that improve the quality of care for cats worldwide.
Raymond McCauley
Raymond McCauley
Raymond McCauley is a scientist, engineer, and entrepreneur working at the forefront of biotechnology for both pets and people. His stories have been featured in Wired, Forbes, Time, and Nature, and his field spans electrical engineering, computer science, biochemistry, bioinformatics, and nanotechnology.
Curt Jamison Ph.D.
Curt Jamison Ph.D.
Curtis is an experienced computational biology scientist with strong expertise in next generation sequencing and a belief that this technology will radically change the way we understand our pets. His great dane puppies and his cat Blue make his world go round. Ours too!