Steve Smith

Pet Releaf, President and Co-Founder Steve Smith is President and Co-Founder of Pet Releaf, the industry’s pioneer and market leader in CBD products for pets. In addition ... Read More.

Ed Berger

Groomers Helper, CEO Ed Berger is the CEO of Groomers Helper.  Before joining the company 5 years ago, he ran one of the most successful e-commerce Fishing ... Read More.

Corina Stammworthy, B.S., M.S.

The Laundromutt & Kindermutt, Owner Corina stumbled into the dog grooming industry by chance, but has brought fresh eyes and new ideas. She opened The Laundromutt, a ... Read More.

Stephanie Shipley, CPACP, CPACO

Paw & Order Inc. and Higher Paws, CEO Stephanie opened Paw & Order Inc. in December 2009 after having dreamed of helping, playing, and working with dogs as a career ... Read More.

Lynn Paolillo, CFMG, Certifier

National Cat Groomers Institute, Instructor & Certifier   As one of only a few hundred Certified Feline Master Groomers worldwide, Lynn does a lot more than just groom for the kitty ... Read More.

Cindy Oliver

Rollin' Doghouse Mobile Pet Grooming, Owner Cindy Oliver is the owner and groomer of The Rollin’ Doghouse Mobile Pet Grooming in Cleveland, TN. She has been grooming since ... Read More.

Sam Nelson

Love Groomers Sam Nelson’s roots in the grooming industry began in 2006, when he worked in sales for a grooming supply distributor. After working for ... Read More.

Jameson Kon

Driving Me Knots / DMK Bowtique Jameson Kon has a degree in International Business Management & Marketing, and has always had interested in working with animals at ... Read More.

Kitty Dekeersgiter

Transgroom NV Kitty began showing dogs as a child, and later, as a professional groomer and handler she “made up” many champions. She won multiple ... Read More.

Nicole Kallish

Andis Company, Global Education Manager-Animal   Nicole Kallish, is a Certified Master Groomer and the Global Education Manager at Andis Company. Nicole attended the Academy of ... Read More.

Anne Francis, NCMG

Village Groomer, Groomer   Anne Francis is a Certified Master Groomer with National Dog Groomers Association of America and has been grooming for over ... Read More.

Jennifer Bishop-Jenkins, MS, ICMG

Love Fur Dogs, Owner Jennifer Bishop-Jenkins, ICMG, is the Owner/Master Groomer at Love Fur Dogs in Glencoe, Illinois. Named by the Chicago Tribune as the ... Read More.

Ryan Alvarez

Loyalty Pet Products, CEO and Founder Ryan Alvarez is the Founder and CEO of Loyalty Pet Products, the grooming shears and accessories company that started less than 4 years ... Read More.

Karla Addington-Smith, CMG

A Fortunate Dog Spa, Owner   Karla Addington-Smith is an award winning and Certified Master Groomer from Cincinnati, Ohio. Spending 40 + years in the world ... Read More.

Chris Anthony

Have Shears Will Travel, Owner   Chris Anthony has devoted almost twenty years to her career as a professional pet stylist and is still going. Whether as groomer ... Read More.

Shannon Tupes, NCMG

About Pets, Consultant Shannon Tupes is a certified master groomer and a member of Groom Team USA. She has owned several successful grooming salons throughout ... Read More.

Jay Scruggs

Here Comes the Groom Mobile Jay owns Here Comes the Groom mobile in Tennessee. Jay has won multiple BIS and BAA awards. Jay was on the Gold Medal winning GroomTeam ... Read More.

Chris Quinlan

Health Technology Professional Products Inc. / Riverwalk Pet Resort Chris Quinlan grew up in a family business that has specialized in hospital hygiene, sanitation, laundry, and floor care since 1958. ... Read More.

Joe Zuccarello

The Paragon School of Grooming, VP of Sales, Marketing and Business Development   Joe started in the pet industry as a 13-year-old bather/brusher in a small grooming shop.  After a few years, Joe sought ... Read More.

Sue Zecco, NCMG, IPGMG

The Pampered Pet Grooming Salon, Owner Sue a NCMG, IPCMG and Member of Groom Team USA, has numerous competition wins including Intergroom’s International Groomer of the Year ... Read More.

Olga Zabelinskaya

Elite Pet Spa & Boutique Olga is a Nationally and Internationally Certified Master Groomer with multiple “Best in Show” and “Best All-Around ... Read More.

Susan Sholar

The American Kennel Club, Consultant   Susan ‘Divine’ Sholar is a pet industry expert with over 49 years of experience. Susan holds with pride a Certificate of ... Read More.

Jennifer Lee

iGroom, Founder Jennifer Started competing in 2005. Since then she has won over 70 grooming competition awards, multiple Best In Show and Best ... Read More.

Dale Sanson, PhD, MBA

Pet-Ag, Inc. Director, R&D and Formulation for Fresh ‘n Clean®   Dr. Dale Sanson has been a Formulation/Organic chemist for over 30 years and obtained his doctorate at the University of ... Read More.

Barbara Prueckel

Mastergroom Canada & Doggie Style Inc., Owner/Producer   Barbara Prueckel International Educator and coach of passionate groomers worldwide. Barbara began competing in 1996 and has won ... Read More.

Irina Pinkusevich

Päsh the Canine Boudoir   Irina “Pina” Pinkusevich immigrated from the Ukraine in 1989. She started Competitive Grooming in 2006. Irina has ... Read More.

Micah Kohles, DVM

Oxbow Animal Health, VP - Technical Services and Research   Dr. Micah Kohles, DVM, MPA, earned his DVM from Kansas State University in 2001 and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration ... Read More.

Mary Oquendo

Pawsitive Educational Training, Owner Mary Oquendo is a Certified Master Pet Tech Instructor and recipient of the 2012 David Salzberg Award for Outstanding Achievement in ... Read More.

Dawn Omboy, QoC, NCMG

Klippers, Inc., President & Queen of Color Known to the Industry as “The Queen of Color”, Dawn brings both color and excitement to everyday grooming, with over 30 ... Read More.

Dr. Cliff Faver

IV San Bernard, Managing Partner Dr. Cliff Faver graduated with a BS in Biology and a BA in Chemistry before going on to get his Veterinary degree in 1987 from CSU. He ... Read More.


DiMarino & Associates, President 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.

Jonathan David

Lap of Luxury Dog Spa, President Jonathan David had a very successful career in the competition ring earning a position on GroomTeam USA in 2008 and 2009. Jonathan was ... Read More.

Beth Cristiano

Pretty Paws LLC, Owner Beth has dedicated 25+ years to the pet-care industry. Beth owns Pretty Paws LLC, headquartered in Harrison, N.Y. She teaches grooming ... Read More.