Steve Massie has over 30 years’ of experience in the dairy nutrition and management field. He grew up on a small, family farm with a diverse livestock operation including 120 dairy cows. He graduated from the Ohio State University with a Bachelors in Nutrition and a MS in Dairy Science with a nutrition emphasis. He is currently head of the Nutrition and Marketing Departments and covers the Midwest and Far-West supporting the Renaissance consultants in that geography.
Dr. Tom Bass has worked for Renaissance Nutrition, Inc. since April of 2000, where his job responsibilities include veterinary and nutritional technical service and support to Renaissance clients, nutritionists and managers in its service areas across the USA and Ontario, Canada.
He received BS degrees in Animal Science and Biology from Virginia Tech, and his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Thereafter, he went on to complete his Residency in Large Animal Clinical Nutrition at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and his PhD in nutrition at the same institution. His dissertation research focused on vitamin E supplementation in cattle during late gestation.
Ian Shivas hails from Ontario, Canada, where he received his in B.Sc. (Agr) degree in Animal Sciences at University of Guelph in Ontario. He joined Renaissance Nutrition in 1999.
Ian has the privilege to formulate diets for University of Delaware Research Dairy and deliver guest lectures to the nutrition students. He is a Certified Cow Signals Trainer and has put on more than 20 Cow Signals and Feeding Signals workshops for Renaissance training.