Director of Development
Tricia Montgomery is the founder and CEO of K9 Fit Club®. Ms. Montgomery is the nation’s leading expert and pioneer in human/canine fitness. Her diverse experience in veterinary medicine, public relations, animal rescue, personal training, and her own weight loss journey gave her the perfect combination of skills to create a nationwide community of clubs– dedicated to the health, fitness, wellness and mental wellbeing for people and their dogs.
As the former Executive Director and Public Education Director of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, Montgomery led the association and directed staff, programs and activities to ensure productivity and growth. She managed extensive communication for committees and the largest regional veterinary medical association in the country. Along with preparing and maintaining key contacts in legislation, Montgomery also served under Mayor Daley’s City of Chicago Commission of Animal Control Task Force. Ms. Montgomery also served as spokesperson for the association related to policies and positions. Montgomery was the spokesperson and media relations contact or the International Kennel Club for 10 years, obtaining unprecedented media coverage for the show.
Montgomery is certified in Power Pilates Core Mat 1, National Association of Sports Medicine and American Sports & Fitness Association. A former Certified Veterinary Technician, she is now studying for recertification through VTNE. Montgomery also serves as a research investigator for Purdue University, Healthy People 2020 and assists with healthy initiatives in communities around the country.
Ms. Montgomery has been featured on the Today Show, USA Today, Dateline News, NPR, MSNBC, Good Morning America, FOX News, Women’s Health, Dog Fancy, Washington Post and AAPA News to mention a few. She is the host of “Sit, Stay & Get Fit”, a weekly fitness show on DirectTV.
Montgomery shares her life with her daughter Gabrielle and Zeus her Red-Nosed Pit Bull.