The Pineapple Puppy

Duke Regal

Perhaps you've heard a hearty bark in the background during a conference call with the Pineapple team.  That's Duke, the Pineapple pup, and we think he knows a little something about PR!

His namesake is Duke Kahanamoku, the legendary Hawaiian surfer who popularized the sport worldwide. Duke is known for Olylmpic swimming records, lifesaving rescues with his surfboard, acting and overall hospitalty and good humor.

With a hula-like wiggle, Duke likes to show off his favorite toys - a stuffed blue dragon, a tennis ball or his prized Nyla bone.  Team members know that Duke gets two treats on Mondays.  Like his namesake, Duke is personality plus even when settled down for a desk-side nap.  We've yet to train him to retrieve and deliver documents from the printer, but we've never had to say "The dog ate my press release!"

Duke came to Pineapple in 2013 from the Animal Humane Society.  He was 14 weeks old and weighed 19 pounds.  Today, this big boy is nearly 80 pounds. A DNA panel confirmed that Duke is a unique fellow of great character - just like his namesake!

"I started working with Rose McKinney and her company Pineapple RM, as she had been highly recommended to me by colleagues that I trust and respect. I can see why they would recommend her. Rose and her team are great to work with. Very informed and always with the right advice and recommendation to share.

I have worked with her on multiple projects, including networking and speaking events with Rose and her clients for the Twin Cities Business Peer Network. I have always been very satisfied with the quality of her work and contributions, as these events were well promoted and very well attended. I know Pineapple works hard for its clients, being a mentor, creating opportunities for improvement and extra exposure for them.

It has been a real pleasure and honor to work with Pineapple as colleagues and as friends."

Luis Moreno