Meet Michell - Groomer/Owner
42 Years in grooming: Started at the age of 9 in my family’s grooming salon in Kansas.
Favorite breeds: Sporting Dogs and Terriers. But I groom all varieties of show dogs and enjoy any challenging style.
Hobbies: I enjoy working out, gardening, kayaking and hiking, taking trips in our RV and dog shows.
Goals: I would like to expand my work as a breed preservationist in Field Spaniels. They are a rare breed, and I would like to develop my kennel name, Ash Creek Kennels, around them. As well as Lagotto Romagnolos.
Meet Arian - Groomer
Started grooming dogs right after graduating high school. In 2002, helped a handler prep dogs at shows.
Favorite Breeds: Bearded Collies, Border Collies, Sealyham Terriers, Airedale Terriers, Wire Fox Terriers
Hobbies: Walking my dog, Albus, and working on his training, being outdoors, events with my kids, diamond art, traveling and enjoying other cultures.
Goals: To get certified; specializing in Terriers.
Meet Hailey - Groomer
Grooming for 5 years – I also have a strong background working with horses. I cared for 4 of my own as well as volunteered at an equine therapy ranch where I cared for the horses and assisted with sessions.
Favorite Breeds: small short haired mixed breeds, anxious little ones, senior citizens, puppies, and troubled pups who feel misunderstood.
Hobbies: All of them. Too many to list.
Meet Rensselaer - Groomer
Showing dogs since 2014, Grooming since 2020
Favorite Breeds: Vizslas, Nederlandse Kooikerhondje, Poodles of all sizes, Border Terriers, Mini Schnauzers, Bichons.
Hobbies: Collecting rare varieties of houseplants, training my dogs, spending time with friends and family.
Goals: To become a Master Groomer and start grooming competitions! Put Grand Champion titles on both of my dogs and performance titles.
Meet Stephany- Groomer
Grooming for over 15 years
Favorite Breeds: Bedlington Terriers and Poodles
Hobbies: I love exploring Portland theaters, museums and music venues. I also recently started my Bedlington Terrier Busy.
Goals: My goals are to continue to grow as a competition groomer and complete my masters certification.
Meet Lori - Receptionist
Working in pet industry off and on since 1997
Favorite Breeds: Bull Terriers, Boxers, Great Danes and Boston Terriers
Hobbies: Watercolor and acrylic painting, murals, waterfall hikes, tropical travel, tiki rooms, and taking my dog to the creek!
A dog in the workplace makes everyone a little happier. Dogs all day equals BLISS!
Meet Selby - Receptionist
Working in pet industry since 2018, but grew up with/around many animals.
Favorite breeds: All kinds of dogs (+Cats and other animals)… but Dalmatians, Dachshunds, Labrador Retrievers, Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs, Shetland Sheepdogs, and Border Terriers to name a few.
Hobbies: Pet & Wildlife Photography, attending dog shows, anything crafty, video games, camping and travel.
Goals: I would like to get my first show dog and compete in different sports with it as well.