From New York to Saudi Arabia, from Atlanta to the farm, the path to launching Equine Safety Zone (ESZ) and owning her own company was a long and winding one. Kathy Anderson, owner of ESZ, grew up in western New York day dreaming of owning a horse but it wouldn’t be until many years later that it would become reality. After graduating college with a chemistry degree, she joined the Army as an U.S. Army Military Police Officer. After completing four years in the military at Ft. Bragg, N.C., Kathy began her sales career at Proctor & Gamble, while also becoming a member of the North Carolina Army National Guard. In 1990 she was deployed to Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm as the company commander of the Army National Guard Unit. Upon returning, she continued her sales career and has more than 33 years of sales and sales management experience.
Alongside building a successful career, family was also important to Kathy. She had two daughters with husband Jaime Lozano, US Army Special Forces retiree, Product Designer and Web Master for ESZ. After the girls graduated high school, Kathy finally felt the timing was right to get that horse she’d been thinking about for so long. That horse changed their lives. Not only did Kathy and Jaime move from a subdivision to a farm but they began learning more about horse health and well-being. When one horse turned to two then add in cows, chickens and dogs, they began to experience some of the common animal skin diseases such as rain rot. After getting some recommendations from other horse owners, Kathy ended up meeting with the owner and chemist of a product that was known to treat rain rot and as luck would have it, he was set to retire. Kathy saw an opportunity and bought the formula with the hopes of launching a business and that’s how Equine Safety Zone was created.
Resolve anti-microbial spray will only be the first of many products that ESZ will offer. ESZ’s vision is to design and to develop products that will help create a safe environment for the horse owner and their horses. All while striving to become a leading informational resource for bio-security topics.