Meet the Derby’s Pet Fence Staff

Derby’s Pet Fence is a local company that is not associated with any national franchise or dealership. We have a well-trained staff that has extensive experience in the proper methods of installation and training of your dog. Our installers are put through extensive training before they are certified to work on your property.

Since you are considering trusting us with the safety of your pet, we thought you might like to meet us first. Here is a little information on the people that will help you provide freedom and safety for your pets.


Stephen Baralt

Steve is the owner of the company and the guy that is likely the one you will speak to when you call. He has 3 children in the Shelby County school district, has lived in the Louisville area since 2001 and can’t imagine ever living anywhere else. He has several pets at home, including Derby, the one the company was named after.

After 18 years in the corporate world as a Human Resource professional, he turned his love of dogs and a desire to be a small business owner into a reality in 2005. He has enjoyed successfully training thousands of dogs to stay safely in their yard


Carter Baralt

Carter is an upper classman at the University of Cincinnati (Go Bearcats!).  He is in the mechanical engineering program and is attaining high grades while also seeking a minor degree in mathematics.  Carter is a co-owner of Derby’s Pet Fence.  Carter played a key role in developing our latest product and has been instrumental in the growth of Derby’s.


Jack Baralt

Jack is a student at Martha Layne Collins in Shelbyville. He is focusing on college prep classes and the automotive program. He has many years of experience working with Derby’s Pet Fence (he started at a VERY young age)! He is an avid skateboarder and has an entrepreneurial spirit.


Denise Kiser

Denise is the cog in the wheel that keeps it all together.  She handles all the administrative functions and makes sure customer’s get whatever miscellaneous items they need to keep their dog safe.  She is a long time employee who has been instrumental in all major decisions that have helped Derby’s grow to be the best option for pet containment in the Louisville area.  She lives in Taylorsville with her husband and two boys.  Denise enjoys spending time with her family and running her boys from one activity to another.


Micheal Hayes

Micheal has probably installed more systems than anyone in the company.  He has been with Derby’s for many years and has mastered all aspects of installation, repairs, and training.  He lives in Taylorsville with his wife, children, dog, and cats.  Micheal has a keen sense for observing the oddities of life (I once pondered out loud how many ants there were in the world, Micheal immediately gave me an accurate answer since he had already researched the question!).


Greg Hart

Greg is a part-time employee of Derby’s that currently is in charge of keeping all of our equipment in top working order.  He also has experience as a fulltime installer and trainer.  Greg and his family live in Taylorsville.  Greg likes to stay busy working between his full time job as a truck mechanic and his various part time jobs.


Ryan Welch

I have known Ryan since he was 7 years old (he is my son’s best friend).  He goes to Jefferson Community College and is pursuing a computer science degree.  He also works full-time with Derby’s as an installer and sometimes works on weekends doing our marketing events.  The Millenials have asked for his resignation.  He even listens to classic rock!


Todd Schleuning

Todd is the marketing person for Derby’s Pet Fence.  He is a graduate of Bellarmine University.  He became an expert in the technology and the installation of our systems and focuses on educating the public about our company via social media and other efforts.  Todd makes sure dog owner’s know there is an alternative to the overly priced famous company in our industry.  Todd and his family are incredible dog lover’s that focus on adopting the dogs that are often overlooked at the rescues.  He has written a wonderful children’s book about one of his adopting experiences called Carma’sTail: Diary of a Homeless Albino Pit Bull (Self Published), and Misphits: Story of Snake (Mascot Books)


Charles Mullins

Charles has been with Derby’s for over 10 years.  He currently works part-time and is the guy that can work on a Saturday to take care of our customers that can’t be home during the weekdays.  Charles is an avid baseball fan and loves all the Cleveland sports teams.  He is on a quest to visit as many major and minor league ball parks as possible.  He lives in Louisville with his pug Bailey.