I started my career at Petsmart, because I had always liked the idea of working with animals. When a position opened up in the grooming area as a bather, I thought I would give it a try. Loving that part of it, I was waiting for a spot to open up to attend their grooming program. I got impatient and decided to go to another area school. I attended and completed Windy City Grooming School in Elk Grove Village.
After graduation I went straight to work at the Wizard of Pawz in Hoffman Estates where I have been for the past eight years. The last two years I have been the Grooming Manager. As the manager, I learned what it takes to run a salon and was inspired to open my own state-of-the-art pet salon. At Pawparazzi, I will have a team of grooming professionals committed to making your babies picture perfect!
I started my grooming career at the age of 13, my family owned and ran a boarding kennel and grooming salon. So I have always been around animals. Not only did we groom but raised show dogs as well. I am a double certified master groomer. I was one of the top winning groomers in the United States for five years based on points earned at grooming competitions. I have won three Cardinal Crystal Groomer of the Year awards presented by Wahl Clippers Company given at Westminster Dog Show in New York.
I have been at Wizard of Pawz for the past six years and co-managed the salon for the last two years. I am so eager to be a part of this new state of the art salon, where I will be part of a team to make your babies look picture perfect!