Elissa Sosland joins Trailblazing Tails as new Director of Operations


Portland, Oregon, Mar. 20, 2017--Ten year old Portland and Los Angeles dog running, training, and petsitting company Trailblazing Tails (TbT) is excited to announce new hire Elissa Sosland as Director of Operations.

As Director of Operations Elissa will improve many of the tools and processes Trailblazing Tails uses to conduct its business, both internally and for the canine clients and human parents. She will be standardizing process and procedure so the business can run efficiently and grow, supporting more employees and more clients in both Portland and L.A.

Founder and CEO Tricia Case recently created the Director of Operations role in response to TbT’s continued success, rapid growth, and a demonstrated need to improve process and tools on both the client and staff sides of the business. The Director of Operations will also expand the scope of Marketing and Advertising and create strategies to accomplish TbT’s’ newly defined “global goals”.

Elissa comes to TbT as an expert in animal welfare policy. She attained her Masters degree in Animals and Public Policy from Tufts University and her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal and Equine Science from Colorado State University, where she studied under animal welfare experts such as Bernard Rollin, Temple Grandin, and Paul Waldau. This background allows her to think pragmatically about the unique procedures, policies, and systems of running an animal-focused business, while still prioritizing the overarching goal of improving quality of life and wellness for TbT’s canine clients.

Tricia says of Elissa and and the new role, “Elissa brings a wealth of knowledge and an excitement in business you don’t often see.  With her out-of-the-box thinking and business acumen, TbT plans for a big future!”

Apart from committing herself to increasing animal welfare in all its forms, Elissa is an avid endurance runner and weightlifter. She also has a ten-year old Border Collie named Collin.

About Trailblazing Tails

Trailblazing Tails is a Dog Running Service whose mission since 2007 has been to help keep your loved ones happy and healthy by physically and mentally stimulating them on every run! We are not just reliable, trustworthy dog lovers but we are also trained to read canine body language and dog behavior to quickly make good decisions. With almost 10 years of devoted service, we work hard to reinforce the good behaviors our pet parents work for everyday. Fully insured and bonded with Business Insurers of the Carolinas.