Area Sales Manager Calf and Heifer Specialist
As a member of the Provimi Team, Dennis is charged with helping dealers find solutions for livestock producers on a daily basis throughout his territory in the Great Lakes region and Ontario. He is constantly working with customers to develop relationships and help them to be a valued contributor in their local markets. Dennis also works closely with both Provimi Milk Replacer and Calf Starter products in order to help producers employ the most economic and sustainable program for their specific operations.
Dennis is involved in both production forage and beef cattle operations outside of work. He also spends much of his time raising his kids and paying tuition! Dennis loves supporting his daughter during her flag corps performances and has many years of memories with his two sons and their consecutive three-year state championship high school football teams.
Member of Team Provimi since: February 2, 1982
B.S. Agricultural Economics, Purdue University
Calf and Heifer Technical Support Specialist
Tana is responsible managing the calf research at the Provimi Nurture Research Center, the calf and heifer product line, and calf and heifer communications. She technical support for nutrition and management questions from the field. Tana is most passionate about providing comprehensive solutions to customers that make economic sense without compromising animal performance in order to build successful calf and heifer programs.
Tana is always torn during college football and basketball seasons as she’s an avid Gator and Boilermaker, but enjoys cheering on both alma maters. She also loves spending time at the dog park with her two “fur-children”, and hunting and camping with her family in the fall.
Member of Team Provimi since: August 10, 2015
B.S. Animal Sciences, University of Florida
M.S. Dairy Nutrition and Management, Purdue University
Ph.D. Dairy Nutrition and Management, Purdue University
Calf and Heifer Specialist
As a Calf and Heifer Nutritionist with Provimi, Xavier provides technical and sales support to customers in the Upper Midwest. While working with feed mills and independent nutritionists, Xavier provides his support to Provimi Nurture™ Milk Replacers and Starter/Grower Premixes, NeoTec5g® Technology, and Genesis® Colostrum Replacement products. He is also responsible for conducting studies with the Provimi Nurture Research Center Team.
Though he loves his work, Xavier still enjoys time away from the field. He is an avid outdoorsman and spends much of his free time running, hiking or hunting. If he can’t be found in the wilderness, Xavier is most likely close to home tending his beehives.
Member of Team Provimi since: February 9, 2015
B.S. Animal Science, Zamorano University, Honduras
M.S. Animal Science, Penn State University
Ph.D. Animal Science, Penn State University
Calf and Heifer Specialist
Kayla is responsible for serving dairy calf and heifer customers in the Northeast, covering Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, and some other areas. She provides technical and sales support to feed mills and independent nutritionists in the region for the Provimi Nurture™ Milk Replacers and Starter/Grower Premixes, NeoTec5g® Technology, and Genesis® Colostrum Replacement products. She also contributes to research activities at the Provimi Nurture Research Center to help address nutrition and management questions from the field.
In her free time, Kayla enjoys golfing and hiking many of New Hampshire’s 4000 footers with her dog. She is an avid New England sports fan and enjoys attending Red Sox and Patriots games.
Member of Team Provimi since: December 10, 2018
B.S. Animal Science, University of New Hampshire
M.S. Animal Science, University of New Hampshire
Ph.D. Agricultural Science, University of New Hampshire
Nutrition and Research
Mark spends the majority of his time in Technical Support for dairy calves and heifers, while also playing a role with managing the Calf and Heifer product line and calf research for Provimi. In 1999, he helped to establish the Nurture Research Center for dairy calf research. In his spare time, Mark writes various articles about calf nutrition and management.
Mark spends all of his free time with his wife and three children. Much of this time revolves around his children’s sporting events and church activities. One highlight of Mark’s day is talking with his 90+ year old dad, who lives 6 hours away.
Member of Team Provimi since: March 7, 1995
B.S. Animal Science, Auburn University
M.S. Animal Science, Auburn University
Ph.D. Nutrition, Texas A&M University