Role: Chiller Team

Pets: No pets right now, but missing my kitty Gwadalupe

Felix Melendez

Can You Tell Us A Bit More About Your Role Here at Freshpet?

I wear a bunch of different hats here at Freshpet to say the least! In a nutshell, I’m a member of what we call the “Chiller Team,” which is basically responsible for ensuring that all 12,000+ Freshpet fridges around North America are installed correctly and properly maintained. I also do financial analysis around our fridges, place purchase orders when we’re installing fridges in new stores, and review, code, and process monthly invoices. If your local pet specialty store or supermarket calls in about a fridge repair, it’s possible they’ll be talking to me!

What’s Your Favorite Part About Working at Freshpet?

I’ve always said it feels like a family at Freshpet. Everyone is friendly, and willing to help one another at any given time. There is always a good laugh to have around the office, but when it’s time to get down to business – we’re ready to go. The balance between the two is beautiful because everyone works hard at their jobs.

Can You Tell Us a Bit More About Your Previous Cat, Gwadalupe?

In May of 2012, my family and I welcomed a homeless cat into our home from off of the streets. He was the friendliest little guy ever. It was one of the biggest blessings that had ever happened to our family because he truly changed our lives. I used to put a blue headband on him because he reminded me of Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks – he was ballin’!