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Jodie Andersen - President/CEO

Jodie Andersen

President/CEO of JoDog Safety Innovations

Jodie Andersen is President/CEO of JoDog Safety Innovations (JSI), a safety product development company founded in Reno, NV. JoDog Safety Innovations came into existence due to a family invention. Years of providing business technical assistance, funding, and training for small businesses and communities in Nevada prompted Jodie to “jump off” into what has now become the most challenging journey of her lifetime.

Jodie's entrepreneurial endeavors started early in her life and have manifested into a well-rounded understanding of business practices. After years as serving in the non-profit community and business development arena, Jodie developed key relationships with federal and state governmental agencies. Without possessing any real automotive industry knowledge, key relationships or capital Jodie launched her brother’s invention successfully into the automotive aftermarket in August of 2005.

Continual concentration on the development of the business has expanded Jodie's vision and has culminated in professional recognition and notable achievements. In addition to championing her technology to the marketplace, Jodie has also been instrumental in promoting other inventor's technology to certain industry segments.

Jodie is a founding member of an Entrepreneurial-Technical Engineering Charter High School (ETECHS) set to open next year in Reno, Nevada. Her passion and enthusiasm continues to inspire and motivate fellow business owners, clients, and her surrounding entrepreneurial community.

Patricia Carthen

Patricia Carthen

Technical Consultant

Patricia Carthen began her employment at JoDog Safety Innovations in 2006 and currently serves as Technical Consultant. Growing up in an entrepreneurial family gave Patricia a real world experience of the hard work and effort needed to bring her dreams to fruition. Her hands on technical and analytical skill sets were developed early as she had a strong desire to understand how things worked. Patricia enjoys taking a project from concept to completion while successfully managing the day-to-day challenges that occur.

While attending college in San Louis Obispo, Patricia went to work for a start-up warehouse distributor managing the shipping/receiving department. Experiencing entrepreneurialism from an early age continues to motivate Patricia to grow and develop her professional abilities.


JoDog Sport, Inc. dba JoDog Safety Innovations
is a women-owned emerging safety technologies company.

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