Irina “Pina” Pinkusevich immigrated from the Ukraine in 1989. She started Competitive Grooming in 2006. Irina has won multiple BIS & Best All Around Groomer awards. Irina was a member of GroomTeam USA from 2008 through 2013. She competed in the World Championships for the United States in 2009 -2013 helping the team win a Silver & two Golds. Currently, Irina is an international judge & lecturer and an ambassador for Oster. Irina was recently awarded the Cardinal Crystal Award for Judge of the Year & the Barkleigh Honors Award for Up & Coming Speaker of the Year. Irina is a National Certified Master Groomer (NCMG) & Certifier with NDGAA.