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Our Origin

Cheryl & Steve Taylor: The Compassionate Visionaries Behind Dog Mom News

In the world of Dog Mom News, Cheryl and Steve Taylor stand as a beacon of empathy and inspiration. Their lifelong bond with dogs have shaped a unique vision: to create a nurturing and informative space for dog moms. Cheryl and Steve’s firsthand canine experience infuses Dog Mom News with warmth, fostering a cherished community for fellow dog lovers.

Cheryl and Steve’s role in Alabama extends beyond their affinity for dogs; they are also a fervent advocate for women’s empowerment. Their antique shops are more than just businesses; they’re hubs of female leadership and opportunity. Cheryl and Steve fostered a female-led environment for over three decades, reflected in their predominantly female shop teams.

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Steve Taylor, Founder of Dog Mom News​

The roots of Dog Mom News can be traced back to 2017, starting modestly as a Facebook group. It blossomed further when Cheryl and Steve Taylor welcomed their Golden Doodle puppy, Teddy Bear Taylor, into their home. Nurturing Teddy showed the necessity for a supportive network where dog moms share insights and advice.

Under their guidance, Dog Mom News has evolved into an essential resource for dog mothers. It offers a blend of practical guidance, from training tips to health advice, and celebrates the unique bond between dogs and their human companions. The platform fosters a community where women celebrate their love for dogs and honor their contributions to the pet industry.

With Cheryl and Steve at the helm, Dog Mom News stands as a testament to their commitment to both canine well-being and the empowerment of women. It’s a place where the love for dogs is intertwined with the celebration of women’s roles in the pet industry, creating a vibrant and supportive community for all dog moms.

Our Mission

Dog Mom News is committed to enriching dog moms' lives through education, empowerment, and engagement, fostering deeper bonds between them and their dogs.

Our Focus

We aim to enhance canine well-being by connecting our community with expert knowledge, inspirational stories, and a supportive network, focusing on your dogs’ physical health and mental enrichment.

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Meet Our Team

Wes Garrett

Executive Director

As the co-founder and executive director of Dog Mom News, Wes Garrett drives daily operations and collaborates closely with the team to ensure exceptional results. A seasoned professional with a background in sales, media, and project management, Wes brings a wealth of experience to the table.

Wes’s journey in the production world has been diverse, featuring collaborations on corporate video projects with industry giants like Coca-Cola, Home Depot, Chick-fil-A, and more. His hands-on experience with clients and behind-the-camera work has sharpened his attention to detail and knack for smoothly handling various aspects of business and production.

Beyond the professional realm, Wes’s interests paint a vibrant picture of his personality. A pickleball enthusiast and avid hiker, he finds joy in the rhythm of physical activity, whether it’s at the gym or exploring new trails. Adding a compassionate touch to his pursuits, Wes actively engages with his church’s Christ-centered recovery ministry, volunteering on the production and prayer teams.

Known for his fun-loving spirit and genuine love for dogs, Wes brings a unique blend of professionalism and friendliness to Dog Mom News. When not shaping narratives behind the scenes, you might find him enjoying pickleball, embarking on adventures, or spreading positivity within the Dog Mom News community.

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Wes, Executive Director of Dog Mom News
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Jason Pate

Executive Producer

Starting his journey in the entertainment industry in 1996 as a 15-year-old bass player, Jason swiftly embraced the multifaceted world of music and media. During 1999-2000, his career shifted significantly as he balanced college radio involvement with full-time band gigs to finance his education. This period not only sharpened his technical production skills but also solidified his passion for media, setting the stage for his future endeavors.

After retiring from music in 2011, Jason transitioned into digital media production with 99.9 The Plug FM. In 2017, he refined media relations before joining Dog Mom News in 2018, discovering his passion with Cheryl and Steve Taylor.

Now, as the Executive Producer of Dog Mom News, Jason leverages his extensive experience in music, broadcasting, and digital marketing to drive the platform’s success. Based in Birmingham, Alabama, with his family of four, he merges professional expertise with personal passions, enriching the Dog Mom News community.

Corrina Sullivan

Host & Brand Ambassador

Meet our incredible host, Corrina Sullivan, an award-winning journalist with a knack for breaking news and captivating storytelling. With a passion for all things canine, she is not only a dog expert but also a dedicated dog mom herself.

Her passion for dogs propels her as the driving force behind an engaging dog news show, keeping viewers updated on canine trends. She covers it all, from heartwarming stories of rescued pups to informative segments on dog training videos. So tune in to our show and let our host take you on a journey into the wonderful world of dogs!

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Mat Ros​, Social Media Manager & Graphic Designer of Dog Mom News

Mat Ros

Social Media Manager &
Graphic Designer

Passionate about creating captivating online experiences and designs that speak, Mat is our Social Media Manager & Graphic Designer.

With years of experience in the field, her passion lies in guiding diverse clients to unlock their online potential and crush their goals through strategic social media and captivating design.

When she’s not immersed in the digital world, you’ll find her painting—splashing colors across canvases and breathing life into whimsical creations with various mediums. She also enjoys strolling with her adorable Shih Tzus, who are probably plotting world domination with their cuteness.

Alicia Avila

YouTube Channel Manager

A helping hand when it comes to strategy and anything YouTube, Alicia is our YouTube Channel Manager.

A homegrown in the corporate world of YouTube, she worked with different types of channels, artists, and networks to grow their online potential on YouTube. She pours her heart into what she does and makes sure your online presence has the potential for discovery and growth through strategy and optimization.

Her dream is to become the CEO of her own digital marketing agency that will reach more clients and help more people grow their channels.

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Alicia Avila​, YouTube Channel Manager​ of Dog Mom News
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JR Bao, Front-End Website Developer​ of Dog Mom News

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Front-End Website Developer

Passionate about crafting captivating online experiences, JR is our front-end website developer and a digital marketer. 

With years of experience in the field, he has had the privilege of collaborating with diverse clients, helping them unlock their online potential and achieve their goals. His expertise lies in creating user-friendly interfaces, optimizing SEO to devising engaging marketing strategies, and ensuring a seamless browsing experience for every visitor. 

When he’s not immersed in the digital world, you’ll find him on the badminton court, swinging and smashing. There’s something exhilarating about the game’s fast-paced nature that keeps him coming back for more.

Collen Joy Del Monte

Administrative Assistant

Meet Collen, a seasoned administrative assistant with a passion for streamlining operations and supporting business growth since 2021. She excels in administrative management and client relationships and offers valuable support in influencer marketing and media/news industries. Collen’s remarkable achievements include propelling businesses to success and effectively navigating the intricacies of various sectors.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Collen finds joy in spending quality time with her 6-year-old daughter, cat, and two dogs. She enjoys surfing and occasional beach outings to witness breathtaking sunsets, often capturing these moments in fun TikTok videos.

Collen’s introverted nature shines through as she values quiet weekends at home, creating the perfect Sunday ambiance with scented candles, a cozy bed, snacks, and her go-to comfort movie, “13 Going on 30.” Collen’s blend of professionalism and personal warmth makes her a valuable and well-rounded member of our team.

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