Speaker and Judge Bios
Animal Photography Ren Netherland began his career in photography while serving in the U.S. Navy. In 1986, he opened the first Pet Photography Studio in ... Read More.
Healthy Pet Systems Dr. Sulkowski received his Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree from Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine. He founded Healthy ... Read More.
TLC Dog Trainer - Training Love Commitment Donna has been training dogs professionally for over 12 years. Her background prior to training dogs began as a Special Education ... Read More.
Riverwalk Pet Resort / Health Technology Professional Products Inc. Chris grew up in a family business that specialized in hospital hygiene, sanitation, laundry, and floor care since 1958. While earning ... Read More.
Smoochie Pooch Brett is the owner/operator of Smoochie Pooch in Northwest Indiana. Operating 3 mobile vans, as well as 3 fully staffed salons with a ... Read More.
Creative Business Consulting Group President of Creative Business Consulting Group, (CBCG) an International Retail Consulting firm, partners with retailers and e-tailers ... Read More.
International Professional Groomers “Dr. Jim” is a 2nd generation chiropractor, author and speaker who has trained doctors in 42 states and 13 countries. He has worked ... Read More.
The American Kennel Club Susan ‘Divine’ Sholar is a pet industry expert with over 40 years of experience. She has 15+ years of teaching all-breed grooming, ... Read More.
Melissa Verplank Enterprises Melissa Verplank, with over 30 years of experience in the pet industry has won numerous awards on both national and international ... Read More.
South Bark Dog Wash Lisa Vella is co-owner of South Bark Dog Wash, an award winning self-service dog wash, established in San Diego, CA. She is directly ... Read More.
Fresh ‘n Clean by Pet-Ag, Inc. Dr. Dale Sanson has been an organic chemist for over 30 years and has been with PBI Gordon for over 20 years. Dr. Sanson has a Ph.D. in ... Read More.
Uptown Paw Suzanne has groomed for 35 years and has owned her own business for 24 years. Her most recent business was Uptown Paw in Huntington ... Read More.
Oxbow Animal Health Dr. Micah Kohles, DVM, MPA, earned his DVM from Kansas State University in 2001 and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the ... Read More.
Crystal Canine Susan Briggs, founder of Crystal Canine, offering business management tools customized for the pet industry, also co-founded The Dog ... Read More.
Pawsitive Educational Training Mary Oquendo is a Certified Master Pet Tech Instructor and recipient of the 2012 David Salzberg Award for Outstanding Achievement in ... Read More.
International Society of Canine Cosmetologists Pam Lauritzen has been a leader and pioneer in the Pet Styling Industry for over 30 years. She is a judge, lecturer, author and trade ... Read More.
IV San Bernard Dr. Cliff Faver, a 1987 graduate of CSU, is the founder/owner of Animal Health Services (6 doctors, 2 groomers, 35 employees) in Cave ... Read More.
Pretty Paws LLC Beth has dedicated 20 years to the pet-care industry. Beth owns Pretty Paws LLC, headquartered in Harrison, N.Y. She teaches grooming ... Read More.
Espree Shannon Moore, NCMG became a member of GroomTeam USA in 2013. Shannon is a certified master groomer with NDGAA, IPG, and IGA. She is ... Read More.
Joey began his grooming career at nine years old at Super Dog, that later became The Nash Academy, which he owned and operated for 10 ... Read More.
Here Comes the Groom Mobile Jay and his wife Michelle own Here Comes the Groom, a highly successful mobile grooming salon in Piperton, Tennessee. Jay has won ... Read More.
The Grooming Professors Christina Pawlosky is an international Grooming Industry Speaker and Judge. She is proud to be partnered with Judy Hudson to produce ... Read More.
Pooch Paws Cheryl Purcell is a Nationally Certified Master Groomer, a GroomTeam USA Top 5 member from 2002 to 2007 and is now the Current ... Read More.
Pawparazzi Pet Salon Suesan is a third generation pet stylist whose dynamic career stretches over 40 years and is a A “Certified Master Groomer”. Suesan ... Read More.
The Pampered Pet Grooming Salon Sue a NCMG, IPCMG and Member of Groom Team USA, has numerous competition wins including Intergroom’s International Groomer of the Year ... Read More.
Elite Pet Spa & Boutique Olga is a Nationally and Internationally Certified Master Groomer with multiple “Best in Show” and “Best All-Around ... Read More.
South Bark Dog Wash Donna Walker is co-owner of South Bark Dog Wash, an award winning self-service dog wash, established in San Diego, CA. She is directly ... Read More.
LaBest Pet Resort and Spa Deborah Walker has been training pets for over 40 years. She owns and operates one of the leading Animal Care Facilities in the state ... Read More.
Andis Clipper Co. Tammy has been grooming for more than 20 years and manages a busy upscale salon in Hinsdale, IL. She started competing in 1994 and made ... Read More.
Päsh the Canine Boudoir Irina “Pina” Pinkusevich immigrated from the Ukraine in 1989. She started Competitive Grooming in 2006. Irina has won ... Read More.
Goin’ to the Dogs Kelly Knight has been in the pet industry for over 20 years. She is a National Certified Master Groomer with many accolades including: ... Read More.
RB Consulting Robin Bennett, CPDT-KA, is an author and consultant on dog daycare and training with 20 years of involvement in the pet care industry. ... Read More.
Klippers Known to the Industry as “The Queen of Color,” Dawn brings both color and excitement to everyday grooming, with over 30 awards from her ... Read More.
Jodi Murphy Grooming Products Jodi Murphy is a Certified Master Pet Stylist. She has been a member of GroomTeam USA for four years ranking within the top four ... Read More.
Angela’s Grooming Angela Kumpe has made a career out of creative styling. Some of her accomplishments include over 70 creative placements since 2002, 5 ... Read More.
Grooming Tails Mobile Judy owns and operates Grooming Tails Mobile Pet Grooming in Nashville, TN and is an International Speaker and Judge. She holds an ... Read More.
International Professional Groomers Linda Easton, ICMG, is President of International Professional Groomers. As a competitive groomer her wins include Best in Show and ... Read More.
DiMarino & Associates Teri has owned successful salons and mobiles in Florida and California. Teri was a member of three GroomTeam USA Gold Medal teams. A ... Read More.
Lap of Luxury Dog Spa Jonathan David has been the recipient of multiple scissoring awards, multiple Best All Around Groomer awards and Best In Show earning ... Read More.