Interview by Paul Salfen
Hannah Brown is a television/lifestyle personality and New York Times Best Selling author. Born and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 27-year-old Brown attended the University of Alabama, graduating magna cum laude with a degree in communications. She went on to become Miss Alabama USA in 2018 and used her platform to advocate for mental health awareness, voicing her own experience of battling depression and anxiety during her teenage years. Following her time as Miss Alabama USA, Brown appeared on the 23rd season of The Bachelor and caught the eye of Colton Underwood early on during the season. She then went on to become a fan favorite as The Bachelorette in its 15th Season. Entertainment Tonight announced her a ‘Bachelorette for the Modern Age’’ because of her endearing nature to be her true authentic self. Brown then went on to compete and win the Mirror Ball with partner Alan Bernsten on the 28th season of ABC’S Dancing With The Stars. Having learned a great deal from her experiences in the spotlight, Brown published her first book in Fall 2021, a personal memoir titled “God Bless This Mess” from HarperCollins. The book discusses the pressures of fame that tested her never ending faith as well as her Southern upbringing. She followed up her first book with the publication of a companion journal in 2022 called “God Bless This Messy Journal.” In addition, Hannah has made it a point to use her platform (over 2.6M followers) to help and empower others.
Dr. Callie Harris, D.V.M
Dr. Callie Harris joined Purina in 2016 as our veterinary communications manager. She provides technical education support for Purina’s veterinary sales division and for veterinary teaching hospitals throughout the Southeast. Dr. Harris graduated from the Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. She then completed a one-year small animal rotating internship at a specialty practice in North Carolina. During her small animal internship, she developed a love for emergency medicine and critical care. She began her career as an emergency veterinarian at a fast-paced, high-volume hospital in Metro Atlanta in 2009. She continues to take shifts in both emergency medicine and general practice on weekends and holidays. Dr. Harris is passionate about pet nutrition and ensuring all pets get the nutrition and care they need to thrive. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, her hyper Bichon-Poodle mix, feisty Shih-Tzu-Chihuahua mix and geriatric Terrier mix.