Our Team

The Sniffle Team is committed to helping you help more patients.

Sniffle Executive Team

Ryan Herget

Chief Executive Officer

Ryan started his first company at 15 years old and has been a successful entrepreneur ever since. Over the past 10 years he has started and sold 3 companies. His most recent company, Chef Shuttle, was acquired in a multi million dollar acquisition in March of 2017. Ryan was a member of the Arkansas Business 20 in their 20’s class of 2015.


Fun fact: Ryan got his dog, Sam, when his friends bet he couldn’t keep a dog alive. Sam is still alive.

Rich Blanton

Chief Operating Officer /
Chief Technology Officer

Rich has been involved in the telemedicine industry since 2011. He has led 2 multi-national corporations, Indra Systemas and Hinduja Global, as CEO and has been involved in multiple start-ups through the years with successful exits including an IPO. Rich serves as an associate board member and adviser to MBA students at Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business.


Fun fact: Rich baby-talks to his puppy, Chief, and feeds him chicken and rice that he cooks every morning.

Carrie Yang

Chief Marketing Officer

With a background in biological sciences and finance, Carrie approaches start-up marketing through a unique data-driven and experiential lens to influence consumer behavior.  She worked alongside Ryan Herget at Chef Shuttle as head of marketing that resulted in a multi-million dollar acquisition in Little Rock, AR. Most recently, she was the lead marketer at TUSHY, a bidet start-up based out of New York City, that landed spots on the Today Show and HSN.


Fun fact: Carrie is addicted to hot sauce and carries Tabasco in her purse.

Physician Advisors

The Sniffle physician advisors are passionate about improving quality of care to patients and helping eliminate clinic inefficiencies for providers. Our advisors contribute their wide breadth of clinical experience to build our mobile app with the goal of improving the experience of treating patients for both patients and clinicians.

James Keane, MD

Dr. Keane is the founder of Skin Surgery Specialists and is a fellowship trained Procedural Dermatologist/Mohs Surgeon, making him a premier specialist in skin cancer removal and reconstruction. He’s the founder of Skin Surgery Specialists where he and his staff are proud to serve the people of Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Mississippi. Dr. Keane received his MD from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, in Little Rock, AR. His training continued at UAMS, in a residency program recognized for its intensive hands-on approach for Dermatology and Mohs Surgery. After completion of his residency and Board Certification in Dermatology, Dr. Keane was honored with a Surgical Fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he finished his regimen on Procedural Dermatology/Mohs Surgery.

Meredith Dilley, MD, MPH

Meredith Dilley, MD, MPH is a pediatric and adult allergy and immunologist at the Arkansas Otolaryngology Center. She earned her undergraduate degree at Davidson College and completed medical school and residency at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences before earning her Master of Public Health from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Dilley also completed Allergy & Immunology Fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital in 2017.

Michael Kittell, MD

Dr. Kittell is a practicing family primary care physician at the Barg Family Clinic in North Little Rock. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and completed medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He served his internship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Area Health Education Center Fort Smith and his residency at UAMS AHEC Fort Smith. Dr. Kittell is a member of the Pulaski County Medical Society, the Arkansas Medical Society, the Association of Flight Surgeons and the Aerospace Medical Society. He is a flight surgeon with the rank of Lt. Colonel in the Arkansas National Guard. Dr. Kittell is also on the MEMS Special Tactics Advanced Response (STAR) Team.