Chief Pet Parent and Co-Founder
Before Tom&Sawyer, Kristin spent over 15 years as an investigative & forensic accountant. Then one day she became mom to a Yorkie-Poo named Sawyer and her world changed. Sawyer refused to eat kibble (who can blame him?) and every meal time was stressful for all. Kristin decided to research the pet food industry and realized Sawyer was a very smart dog trying to tell her something. As a result, Sawyer’s plate only holds fresh prepared meals and he now loves meal times!
With the knowledge that there were few options available to purchase fresh food for cats and dogs comparable to what she was cooking for Sawyer, in late 2014, Kristin set out on the quest to bring Tom&Sawyer pet meals to life. Assembling a team including veterinarians, chef consultants, food scientists, and animal nutritionists, Kristin has driven the creation of Tom&Sawyer’s line of pet meals and treats to promote better health for your furry family member.
Chief Pet Experience and Co-Founder
Peter is a seasoned entrepreneur and business leader who has experience across a wide range of business, political and charitable involvement.
Whether as a senior executive in a large corporate environment like IBM, or as an entrepreneur (founder and executive) launching ThoughtWire (enterprise IoT), Tom&Sawyer (global leading pet nutrition), Alexynn Strategy (business development and political advisory), Alexynn Build (commercial design/build construction services), and Alexynn Entertainment (global entertainment artist management), Peter brings innovation, disruption, and a strong network of C-suite relationships.
Peter is a passionate musician and cook, loves all types of sports (especially golf), and dedicates a lot of time to helping others. He is most proud of being a great husband to Kristin and dad to Sawyer, our 10lb Yorkie Poo who is the inspiration for this business and our plunge into improving pet health!
Digital Advertising and Customer Engagement Lead
Chris is here to make sure your pet is happy. He will also make you laugh with his funny social media posts and marketing slogans, and he will ensure your experience setting up and receiving your orders meets your expectations.
Chris has been providing trusted & reliable service for Toronto’s pets since 2013. Chris is among the first Toronto graduates of the Dog*Tec Dog Walking Academy — an official certification for dog walkers in Canada. Chris is also pet first aid certified.
Before his days spent with the four-legged, Chris worked in marketing and web administration. He is a graduate from George Brown College with a degree in Graphic Design and Advertising.
Chris loves spending time with Dana Scully (Scully for short), his dog and his #1 agent.
Director of Culinary Services
Mischa ensures that everything produced at Tom&Sawyer is of the best quality and safety that you can (and want to) eat it yourself. He has several years of experience heading up many of Toronto’s well respected restaurants.
He is Red Seal chef with a diploma in Culinary Management from St. Lawrence College.
In his spare time he loves to be outdoors enjoying hikes with his Springer Mix, Abagail.
Retail Operations Manager
Kim is a Boston native who has been cooking since she was 15 years old. She brings to Tom&Sawyer culinary experience from working in many of Toronto’s top restaurant and catering kitchens. Kim holds and important dual role at Tom&Sawyer as the bridge between our customer service and culinary teams to ensure a seamless experience for both customer and our team members.
Kim is a proud mother of two rescue cats, Blue and Mango.
Digital Marketing and Design Lead
Marina is a graduate of the Game Development Program at George Brown College and attended Ryerson University for Arts & Contemporary Studies. She is a social media expert and a talented illustrator and graphic designer. Her favourite part of the day is getting to meet all of your furry loyal companions!
Culinary Services Manager
Kenny is a trained chef who has worked in many top restaurants across Toronto and in large scale catering. He brings his experience to Tom&Sawyer in production cooking as we scale up our pet meals cooking, while maintaining our small-batch philosophy. Kenny is a passionate pet parent to Perry, a beautiful ferret!
Culinary Services Supervisor
Culinary Team Member
Da’wit is from Eritrea East Africa and assist the Tom&Sawyer culinary team with many aspects of food preparation and production support. Da’wit is a man of many hidden talents, as he once was a medical lab technician! He is also a dedicated, loving father, and when Da’wit is not working hard in the kitchen, he is taking care of his young daughter.
Culinary Team Member
Jim Ellis & Dexter
Local Delivery Team
Jim is a native East Coaster who has been a talented hair stylist and colour technician in Toronto for over 20 years but we all know this plays second fiddle to Dexter, his beautiful Australian Shepherd. Jim is an amazing pet parent and he can be seen driving around the city with Dexter as co-pilot. Tom&Sawyer are lucky to have this duo delivering our pet meals subscription orders. Watch out for them around the city!
Animal Nutrition Consultant, SB Nutrinnov
Serge is an agronomist expert in animal nutrition with a career spanning 31 years in the animal nutrition industry, including 25 years working with several pet food companies. His unique expertise in nutrition encompasses pet food formulation, knowledge of ingredients, product developments and technical training (teaching).
Serge holds a Bachelor of Science in Animal Nutrition and Executive Development Course Mini-MBA from McGill University.