by Nancy E. Hassel, American Pet Professionals, Weekly Featured Member

Welcome to our weekly featured member of American Pet Professionals! This week, July 20, 2015 we feature Jodi Ekberg of LI Husky Brothers!

Check out our fun Q&A interview with Jodi of LI Husky Brothers and her experience so far in the Pet Industry:

"Our business was created because I wrote a book about my boys and how they came into my life to help me survive Cancer treatments and other ailments, but we have evolved and now hold charity events that involve my boys as well as 100 other snowdogs in New York."

How long have you been in the Pet Industry? 2 years What drew you to the Pet Industry? My Siberian Huskies The best thing about your experience so far? Helping others with our dogs Are you a solo petrepreneur or do you have employees? Solo If you could change/add/create ONE thing in the pet industry what would that be? I would love to see more Pet friendly places What is the most interesting thing about your business or rescue group? We are doing good things to help others with so many amazing beautiful dogs Do you set goals for you business? Weekly/Monthly/Quarterly/Yearly? Yes we have yearly goals that we accomplish Do you remember the last time you had a weekend off? Yes Memorial Day weekend when we went camping with our boys Do you regularly take vacations? Not any more Your biggest complaint about the industry? I can't really complain because it has grown tremendously since I was a child What is your advice to a young person joining the pet industry? Never lose sight of your goals. Anything is possible if you really want it. Your favorite thing about your customers (i.e. pet parents). They appreciate everything we do for them What is the best thing you have done for your business to help you grow? Joined the Empire State Snow Dog Group and met the most wonderful people and dogs If you weren't in the pet industry - what other profession would you love to do? There is nothing else I want to do. Helping others with my boys is the greatest feeling in the world and I never want to do anything else. Favorite book/movie/TV show? Flowers for Algenon, Eight Below, 2 Broke Girls Favorite meal? Sushi When you were a kid, and someone asked, what did you want to be when you grow up? What was your answer? A Veterinarian Favorite color? Purple Your favorite or most inspirational quote? If you want something bad enough, never give up because eventually it will be yours What is your:: Dog/horse/cat/bird/lizard/bunny Breed of choice? Siberian Husky How many pets do you currently own? I am owned by 4 Siberian Huskies and 2 cats Jodi is located on Long Island in NY and can be reached at: and check out The Husky Brothers and see how you can be inspired and motivated to run your own business!]]>

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