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With 4 plus years of active rescue work in SoCal, Frederica has dedicated countless hours to putting together plans for saving animals on their last days at high kill shelters.


Frederica has a degree in Business Management and is responsible for the daily decisions behind SMB.



Scot has a busy career in commercial real estate representing tenants and buyers for their space needs, but finds time to be a driving business force behind this organization.


Additional Boards and Services:

San Diego Venture Group – Board of Directors

CONNECT – Board of Directors

Leading BioSciences


In his spare time he enjoys racing cars, traveling, and spending time with his family.


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Susan A. Knudson has served as Chief Financial Officer of Neothetics™ since July 2014 and Vice President of Finance and Administration since February 2009. Ms. Knudson brings over 18 years of financial, venture capital, corporate strategy, and operations experience in the life sciences industry to Neothetics™. She has worked in both public and private companies, with operations ranging from domestic to international. Prior to joining Neothetics™, Susan served as the Sr. Director of Finance and Administration at Avera Pharmaceuticals, where she spearheaded the Company's financing strategy, raising over $90 million in venture capital, and was an integral part of the in-licensing of the Company's lead drug candidates from large, multinational pharmaceutical companies. From October 2000 through April 2002, Susan served as Director of Finance and Administration at MD Edge. Ms. Knudson has also held senior positions at Isis Pharmaceuticals and CombiChem. While at CombiChem, she contributed to the Company's successful initial public offering and, later, sale to DuPont. Ms. Knudson holds a B.A in Accounting from the University of San Diego. 


Susan is a huge animal lover and a great contributor to many non-profit organizations


Susan Knudson

Foster Coordinator

Kristen has many years of experience in large and small breed rescue. She is currently serving as the San Diego area representative of the Great Pyrenees Association of So Cal rescue.


She has joined SMB as our Foster Coordinator and has helped with many placements of past rescues.


Kristen is a residential realtor in San Diego.


Kristen DeMuth

Marketing Coordinator

Alexis Mathews is owner of Premier Executive Media. PEM is a full service virtual assisting company specializing in social media marketing. She is also the founder of Health Matters, a website dedicated to healthy lifestyle suing the apporach of a Vegan and Gluten Free lifestyle.


This super talented mom of 7, is a great blogger and has helped guide Scratch My Belly into our "social network" path. 

Alexis Mathews

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