Before gaining his knowledge of the pet care professional industry, Charlie Pedrick was a member of the U.S Army and spent over 13 years as a SWAT team member. Charlie has been the manager of our Melbourne location for 8 months prior to becoming The Pet Loss Center and is excited to build on the knowledge he has already gained. A native of Melbourne, Florida, Charlie shares his life with his wife, two daughters, and his fur-baby, Rooney. He enjoys coaching soccer in his free time and is a huge Manchester United fan.
Stephanie Di Traglia
Stephanie Di Traglia is thrilled to be a new addition to The Pet Loss Center team joining as the Central Florida Relationship Manager. As a professional in the animal community for nearly a decade, she has a recognized passion for serving animals and the wonderful people who love and care for them. Aligning deeply with the values and mission of The Pet Loss Center, Stephanie is driven to ensure that families are given the support they need to honor the journey of their beloved pets with dignity, love and respect by creating strong partnerships with veterinary and pet care professionals.
Stephanie is a born and raised Floridian, and psychology major at the University of Central Florida. Animals and adventures being major themes in her life, in her spare time she is most often found exploring the great outdoors with her spouse Cris, two dogs Ruby and Jasper, and even joined occasionally by their harness trained cat Elphaba. An advocate for adoption and rescue, Stephanie’s home has also been filled throughout the years with bottle baby fosters and rehabilitated wildlife.
Stephanie is grateful to be a part of The Pet Loss Center.
Meet James Rodela! James has been with The Pet Loss Center for 4 months and enjoys helping families and bringing closure in their time of loss. When James isn’t working, he enjoys watching sports, boating with friends, cookouts, and going to the beach. He shares his life with his father, mother, brother, sister, and dog, Daisy. An interesting little tid-bit about James is that he was born in Augsburg, Germany, and raised in Melbourne, Florida. Prior to working for The Pet Loss Center, James was a truck driver and was fortunate enough to see most of the US while on the road.
Our newest addition to the team, Drake, was originally born and raised in New York but has lived in Florida for the last 5 years. He attended Eastern Florida State College to pursue a Criminal Justice degree. He has been employee of the month on six occasions and has over a year experience in advanced behavioral health, working with adolescent youth. In Drake’s free time he enjoys bowling, working out at the gym, playing basketball, and cooking. He has three sisters, two nieces, and a nephew that currently reside in New York. He is an exceptionally bright, well-mannered, and hardworking young man, and we are honored to have him on our team!
Meet one of our newest employees, Derik Turner Jr. He is originally from Ft. Hood, Texas and has been residing in Florida since 2014. He shares his life with his wife Angela, and his two sons. Derik is a former member of the U.S. Army and a former veterinarian technician. His hobbies include bowling, fishing, cooking, traveling, and sightseeing. He prides himself on being funny and carefree and has an upbeat attitude that motivates and entertains his peers.
Derik enjoys the friendly and helpful atmosphere at The Pet Loss Center. He enjoys helping others who are going through the grieving process by helping them Honor the Journey.