Amy Triezenberg

Amy Triezenberg, is an Accomplished and award-winning groomer. She has made a name for herself in the industry through her exceptional grooming skills, creative styling , and her commitment to animal safety and wellbeing. Amy’s grooming achievements are impressive, having won numerous awards for her grooming expertise. She was a member of GroomTeam USA, for 6 years a prestigious organization that represents the United States at international dog grooming Competitions. Her creative styling has earned her placements in competitions, including the People’s Choice Award. Her scissoring skills are renowned, earning her the Best Scissored Dog Award. Amy has also been recognized for her all around grooming abilities, winning the Best in show and Best All-Around Groomer Awards. Her outstanding grooming work has earned her a nomination for Groomer of the Year, a recognition that speaks volumes about her talent and dedication to the craft. In addition to her grooming accomplishments, Amy is also a certified Pet Tech canin, CPR Instructor, ensuring that animals under her care receive the best possible care and attention.

Overall, Amy Triezenberg is a talented and accomplished groomer, whose passion for animal grooming and safety has won her numerous accolades and recognition within the industry.

Anjie Coates

During her 34 years in the grooming industry, Anjie spent as much of it learning about every aspect of not only grooming but about business. She knew she had to share the knowledge she had gained and began teaching grooming, and business so others could learn the secrets of her success. This has also led her to teach Pet Tech First Aid & CPR classes for pet professionals and pet owners alike. Her passion for continuing education shows through in her achieving CMRG  (Certified Master Rabbit Groomer) as well as CCE, ACG, and PGC. This brand ambassador for All For Groomers is currently publishing the first rabbit grooming book in the industry.

Marcia Strong

Multi-award winning, Certified Master Groomer, Marcia Strong has been an accredited Professional Pet Groomer since 2008 

With a keen eye for detail, and competitive spirit, Marcia began her grooming career 14 years ago, training under two of the world’s top groomers. 

After gaining experience in the salon, Marcia decided to take her skills to the competitive grooming ring in 2011. She brought home multiple awards and titles in various Poodle and Mixed breed classes. As well as having her asian fusion work published in Modern styles magazine.

In 2015, Marcia became a Certified Master Groomer through the Canadian Professional Pet Stylists (CPPS), the only legal certification board in Canada. After becoming a certifier for this board, Marcia spends her weekends educating and doing examinations for other groomers across the country. 

By the age of 30 Marcia owned and operated a busy salon in St Albert “fairy tails dog spaw”  It quickly grew an amazing name for itself but Marcia and her family decided to move back east and Fairy Tails was sold. This would be the first of two salons Marcia would build from the ground up and successfully sell. 

You may recognize her from tiktok account (i like dogs more than you) where she loves to make relatable, funny, content for other dog groomers. In 2021 Marcia was awarded with a Barkleighs honours award for best entertainment video of the year for her “dog breeds at the salon” videos. 

These days Marcia can be found working from her home based salon with her incredible team of staff. Her future plans are to compete at some American grooming shows and to branch out more into conformation shows with her Kerry blue terrier puppy Ayla.

Markie James

Passionate about pets and their well-being, Markie James is a dedicated professional in the field of pet grooming and care. She is a North Carolina Native with 15 years of experience, where she has honed her skills and expertise in the art of pet grooming, ensuring the comfort, health, and happiness of our furry friends.

She owns and operates Bark Side Pet Grooming which has won numerous local awards for excellence and quality. Markie has competed in grooming competitions where she has placed Best First Timer, Third Place at APF 2020, Honorable Mention at APF 2021, and Third Place at Safari Palmetto 2022. Recently, she has had an article published in Groomer to Groomer Magazine.

Markie has made it her mission to share her knowledge and techniques with fellow groomers and pet owners. Her dynamic and engaging (humorous at times too) teaching style captivates audiences, making learning a fun and interactive experience. Join Markie in her highly informative and inspiring pet grooming seminars, where you’ll gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to excel in the world of pet grooming. Together, let’s create a happier, healthier, and more beautiful world for our beloved furry companions!

Meg Ioffredo

Meg Ioffredo has been a pet professional since 2012, beginning as a bather at a corporate salon. Since then, they have taken every continuing education opportunity available to them and proudly have numerous titles under their belt: certified Pet Tech instructor, certified feline master groomer, rabbit groomer, certified canine esthetician, fear free certified, and more! Now, they turn their gaze on being an educator to give back to their grooming community, with a focus on cat and rabbit grooming. They also run Elevation Media Management, a small business that can do everything from managing social media posting to graphic design. This interest in social media blossomed when Meg ran a successful house call business in Florida. They realized how powerful of a tool social media can be for businesses, and now they want to share with you!

Mindy Dinwiddie

Starting out as a career woman, she worked in both Law Enforcement and the corporate world. After overcoming cancer in 2006, She decided she was going to do something that would truly make her happy. She quit her current job and began working under a local groomer to learn the tools of the trade. Now owning her own family run grooming business, she has worked hard for the high standards of comfort and care that they give all their canine clients. Every chance she gets, she still works to further her education of new techniques and tools. She also travels variously throughout the year to help in the education of others in different topics of grooming. These include Asian Fusion, Tools and Products of the Trade, and my most popular, Caring for Geriatric and/or Obese Dogs.