SPEAKER AND JUDGE BIOS

 

Denys Lorrain

Slicey Denys began his career in France in 1989. He has competed in many international grooming competitions and is a Golden Awards winner in ... Read More.

Shannon Moore

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 Villani

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.

Jay Scruggs

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.

Suesan Watson

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.

Tammy Siert

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.

Kelly Knight

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.

Delise Knight

Bardel Bows Delise Knight has been in the pet Industry for over 35 years and owned a successful grooming salon for over twelve years. She is the ... Read More.

Mario DiFante

Four Paws Grooming A world renown judge at US, Canadian, European, So. American, Asian, and World team competitions for the past 25 years. He has been ... Read More.

Dawn Omboy

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

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.

Lisa Leady

Lisa Leady NCMG is a third generation groomer with over 30 years experience. Lisa is a certifier for National Dog Groomers Association ... Read More.

Angela Kumpe

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.

Michell Evans

The Grooming Tutor Michell Evans is a multi-Best in Show winning groomer and a Certified Master Groomer through National Dog Groomers Association of ... Read More.

Linda Easton, ICMG

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.

Teri DiMarino

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.

Jonathan David

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.

Lori Craig

Doggie Styles Lori Craig is the owner of Doggie Styles in Moore Oklahoma for 20 years, President of the Creative Groomers Association, is blessed to ... Read More.

Dave Thompson

PetBizInsurance.com David A Thompson is the owner of PetBizInsurance.com which is licensed to sell insurance in 48 states. David has been in the insurance ... Read More.

Benjamin Day

BD Business Consultants Ben is a native Texan who has been in the Safety Profession for over thirty years.  He holds a BBA from the University of North Texas.  ... Read More.

Melissa Jepson

Pupscale Pet Salon Melissa Jepson is an award winning 16 year veteran of the grooming industry who has been fascinated with all things animal since she ... Read More.

Judi Cantu-Thacker

Judi Cantu-Thacker, A successful, retired contest groomer and former GroomTeam USA Coordinator for 2005/2006. These days you can find ... Read More.

Charlotte Biggs

Charlotte Biggs, CPACM, works for The Dog Gurus as Business Growth and Development Guru. Charlotte is also co-founder of the ... Read More.

Chris Anthony

Chris Anthony, weary from her travails in retail management and office work, found her calling when she discovered pet grooming. Her ... Read More.

Donna Gleason

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.

Chris Quinlan

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

Brett Wilson

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.

Lynn Switanowski

Creative Business Consulting Group President of Creative Business Consulting Group, (CBCG) an International Retail Consulting firm, partners with retailers and e-tailers ... Read More.

Joe Zuccarello

Melissa Verplank Enterprises Joe started in the pet industry as a 13-year-old bather/brusher in a small grooming shop.  After a few years, Joe sought employment at ... Read More.

Susan Sholar

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.

Donna Walker

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.

Melissa Verplank

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.

Lisa Vella

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.

Dale Sanson, Ph.D., MBA

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.

Micah Kohles, DVM

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.

Mary Oquendo

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.

Pam Lauritzen

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.

Danelle German

National Cat Groomers Institute of America Danelle German, CFMG, CFCG, founder and president of the National Cat Groomers Institute of America and the world’s first ... Read More.

Dr. Cliff Faver

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.

Beth Cristiano

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.

Dave Campanella

Best Shot Pet Products Dave has been with Best Shot Pet Products for 10 years and is the Sales & Marketing Manager. His experience in the grooming ... Read More.