About

Gregg R. Oehler - President, Oehler Media Inc.

Gregg R.Oehler, a veteran of the dog publishing beat, brings over 35 years of experience to the job. As a 30-year publishing executive, Gregg has been involved in over 50 magazine start-ups. Gregg is President of  Pet Media PR, Canine Health & Wellness, and The New York Pet Fashion Show's parent company Oehler Media Inc., a publishing, media, marketing and advertising firm based in New York City.

He is currently the publisher of Hamptons Pet - The Global Luxury Pet Magazine and is the former publisher of Cesar's Way Magazine from TV's Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan. He has been publisher of New York Dog Magazine, the Metropolitan Dog Club’s Blue Book, and Hollywood Dog magazine. He has acted as Executive Director of Petstyle.com and Sales Director for both FIDO Friendly magazine and DoggedHealth.com. Gregg  has  also been the media director of Pet Fashion Week.

He has appeared on “Good Morning America,” CBS’s “The Early Show,”NBC's "The Today Show", “Dateline” on NBC, “Jane’s New York,” CNN, “Fox & Friends,” and “Martha Stewart Apprentice.” For the past 8 years Gregg has served on the National Advisory Board for the North Shore Animal League America , he also serves on the Advisory Board of the Pet Philanthropy Circle, and Animal Aid USA. He is a long time volunteer with various animal shelters and rescue groups and has developed strategic marketing programs to help these institutions. Gregg is a proud parent to his 12 year  old Boston terrier named Gracie.

Ada Nieves - Co-Chair

Ada Nieves is a renowned Certified Pet Fashion Designer,Animal Talent Manager and Pet Stylist that has worked at TV shows like Animal Planet's from Underdog to Wonderdog, NBC 30 Rock, E! Ice Loves Coco and recently featured at CBS The David Letterman Show. Also did the re-enactments of most memorable moments of the VMA's for MTV that includes a meat dog outfit replica of Lady Gaga's infamous meat dress.

Runs the largest Chihuahua group in the nation, Host her Pet Life Radio talk show:Vida Doggie, writes for the examiner and is a colaborator for The Chihuahua Connection Magazine and All About Chihuahua Magazine.

She created the first Dog Oscars Gowns that gave her international recognition; they are replicas of the dresses famous actresses like Penelope Cruz & Kate Winslet wore on the Red Carpet for the Oscars in 2005. One of her creations from the "Moulin Rouge" collection was featured at both NY and Brazil Pet Fashion Week gaining international recognition.

Since 2006 Ada has been the dog fashion designer for The New York Pet Fashion Show and Currently is the Creative Director of the show along Co-Chair. In additional her runway shows include ; NYC Major's Alliance The Adoptapalooza, Christmas Feet at Bryant Park, Fashion Show for the New England Grooming Expo, Sizoo Barcelona 2005, ABC's Canine Couture, NYC Canine Cruise

Featured in One Nation Under Dog Book by Michael Schaffer as "The Queen of Pet Networking" and a "Connector". Her dog treats are so creative they have been called Top 10 to have for dogs by shows like K-9 Karma, The Today Show and Forbes.Com.

A native Puerto Rican, strong advocate and active Latina, Ada is breaking ground in the world's dog community. She is the official "It Girl" for exciting pet events in New York City, were she lives with her Husband, Five Chihuahuas and one rescue cat that appears on many national and international shows, including; several TV shows at Animal Planet network,BBC London, ABC The View, NBC Today Show, Canida Oscar/Italy TV, Woef/Dutch Puppy TV, Pet Dish/MSN, Puppy Weddings/WE TV, Sabado Gigante/Univision , Mike & Juliet Show, The Martha Stewart Show and Conan O'Brien late night show to name a few.

Visit Her on www.adanieves.com

Emcee & Master of Ceremonies - Harrison Forbes

Harrison has spent  over 25 years as a dog trainer and animal behaviorist that has propelled him into the spotlight as a highly sought after pet expert for national news stories, best selling author, and a popular radio/TV host. More than just a dog lover, Forbes has owned and raised raccoons, snakes, and small primates and is fascinated by all animal behavior.

Harrison began hosting "Pet Talk" Radio Show at News Talk FM 101.5 in February of 1994. In 1996 he won an Excellence in Media Award from The Tennessee Veterinarian Medical Association. He also began hosting a statewide TV show called "Let's Talk Tennessee" with former Miss America Kellye Cash. He followed next season with "Pet Talk" TV. "Pet Talk" Radio went on to national syndication in Los Angeles, New York, and 80 other markets for several years.

Having been involved in the training and importing of over 700 police service dogs, Harrison has also been called upon to train dogs for films in Hollywood, including Francis Ford Coppola's film "The Rainmaker".

This illustrious and extensive career in dog training has made Forbes the "go-to" guy for national pet stories. He appeared on "Larry King Live" discussing the Michael Vick cast, is a regular pet expert on multiple national TV shows, including Fox News Network, CNN, CBS Morning Show, The Today Show, Katie, The View, The Weather Channel, and more. He has contributed to PEOPLE Pets, Family Circle, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, and USA Today, among other publications, and is the bestselling author of the book "Dog Talk".

Harrison has served as spokesperson for many national pet campaigns for brands such as Toyota, Progressive Insurance, MARS, Natural Balance, Inc, Pet Armor Plus, and rent.com.

He regularly emcees pet events around the country for crowds of up to 300,000, most recently, Amazing Pet Expos.

 

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