With a passion for technology and a love for animals

PetThera was born

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It was my own personal experience that first had me researching therapeutic alternatives to surgery after my dog Rocko suffered a serious ACL injury.

Having recently lost a pet to a deadly cocktail of medications to treat pain, inflammation and seizures, I became determined to find a solution that would alleviate Rocko’s pain and speed his healing – naturally.

With a background in medical devices and personal care products I knew that that light therapy would be a great treatment alternative. After all, photobiomodulation devices have secured their place in assisting healthcare providers to treat chronic pain and wound healing.

After much exploration I discovered that there weren’t a lot of Low Level Light Therapy device options available for in-home use, and the few options that were available were limited to wands, pins, and thick pads. These instruments did not provide the best form factor to deliver treatment to a moving pet. They had few features and settings like treatment modes, wavelength, power efficiency, portability and data insight. So, the story goes – love won. My love for Rocko and strong desire for a better, more affordable, convenient, easy to use device led me to leverage my 35 years of experience in medtech and consumer electronics to invent PetThera. And Rocko? He’s doing fantastic!

Kristine Marzolf

  • Founder & CEO, Illumiheal, Makers of PetThera

Illumiheal, Makers of PetThera

Illumiheal is a Seattle-based technology company focused on product innovation in the pet health and wellness space. As an industry innovator we are committed to developing healing technologies that help pets live longer, happier and healthier lives.

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Management Team

Our experience in medical technology, consumer electronics and data analytics has helped us to build a company devoted to improving the lives of pets through meaningful healing technologies.

Kristine Marzolf

Kristine Marzolf

Founder & CEO

Experience: Business Development, Product Development, Sales, Marketing, PR, and Brand

Companies: Philips (Sonicare, Norelco, HeartStart), Sony, Microsoft, Vulcan, Hewlett Packard, Clarisonic, JeNu, Joylux, Revel Body, Contour, Catalis, Compaq, Henry Schein

Dwayne Bobbitt

Dwayne Bobbott

VP Supply Chain

Experience: Production, Manufacturing, Operations, Logistics

Companies: Philips (Sonicare), Clarisonic, L’Oréal, Joylux

Anna Gunn

Anna Gunn

Controller & Operations

Experience: Finance, Operations, Business Optimization, Accounting, HR, Benefits

Companies: Joylux, Pushspring, Browsium, EveryMove


Advisory Team

Michael Hamblin

PhD Advisor: Technology Photobiomodulation, Photochemistry & Photobiology

Experience: Associate Professor Harvard & Associate Professor Massachusetts General Hospital

Companies: Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital, Wellman Center for PhotoMedicine

Rob Neal

Advisor: Sales & Business Development

Experience: Professional Sales, Business Development & Acquisition

Companies: Philips, Clarisonic, JeNu BioSciences, Glo Science Professional

Alan Leong

Advisor: Business

Experience: Professor Entrepreneurship, Managing Partner, CEO & Research Analyst

Companies: UW Foster School of Business, Immusoft, Spiral Genetics, Biowatch, Biotech Stock Research & Dragon Curve Ventures

Don Cohen

DMD Advisor: Veterinary Affairs & Infection Control

Experience: Professor Columbia University, Practice Management, Chief Compliance Officer, Emergency Medicine, Infection Control

Companies: Henry Schein Veterinary, Henry Schein Dental, Health Compliance Team, Columbia University