LA PINE, OR -- A Central Oregon business will be featured on ABC’s Shark Tank, Friday evening. Turbo Pup is a natural dog treat company based in La Pine. While Kristina Guerrero isn’t allowed to tell us the outcome of her prime time television debut, she did tell KBND News how it felt to pitch her business to the “Sharks.” "So, I came out with Oden, my dog and I looked around and I remember my first thoughts being they all looked really good and Lorie is gorgeous. And then I realized, 'Oh God, I have to talk now!' I think being in the tank is all it’s cracked up to be. It’s the bombardment of brutal honesty. I can’t even tell you how long I was in there, and that’s not because I’m not allowed to, it’s because I literally don’t know. It felt like centuries."
Guerrero says she put her best foot forward, "When I went in, my only thought was, I wanted the best possible outcome and that I didn’t regret anything after I left. My only goal is to have a successful company that can pay forward." Her appearance surprised on the show was a bit of a surprise, even for herself! "Shark Tank was looking for veterans who are entrepreneurs to put on their show. To be honest, I hadn’t watched Shark Tank, I don’t have a TV. After I decided to apply, I did do a lot of research and to prep for the show, I binge watched episode and thought it was really neat!"
The Shark Tank episode featuring Guerrero and Turbo Pup airs Friday, January 16, at 9 p.m.