Barret Wertz

Barret Wertz The Spruce Pets

Barret Wertz is a freelance writer with 15 years of editorial experience who specializes in lifestyle content.


  • Barret has written for The Spruce Pets since November 2020.
  • He has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing with a focus on Fashion from Virginia Commonwealth University.
  • His work has appeared in AskMen, GQ, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Journal, The Manual, Best Life, Essence, StyleCaster, and Byrdie.


Barret feels like a veteran of the lifestyle editorial space, having been a part of it in New York City for 15 years. After growing up in a small Virginia town, he attended VCU and received a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. His passion for the glamorous life then brought him to the “big city.” Following many years of successful styling work with incredible and inspiring talent including Alicia Keys, Taraji P. Henson, and Kerry Washington, he made the move to print and digital work exclusively.

You can see pictures of his dogs on Instagram: @BarretWertz.


Barret holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing with a focus on Fashion from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Other work:

The Spruce Pets Product Review Editorial Guidelines & Mission

Expertise: Lifestyle Editorial and Product Reviews
Education: Virginia Commonwealth University
Title: Writer

About The Spruce Pets

The Spruce Pets, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a new kind of pets website offering practical, real-life tips and training advice to help you care for your pet. The Spruce Pets reaches 10 million people each month. Learn more about us, our editorial process, and our commitment to ensuring we are providing you with the most trustworthy veterinarian advice.