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.

Bobbie Baugher

Bobbie Baugher NCMG, CCE, Educator for The Whole Pet Academy NH, certified in Canine Emotion and Cognition, Infectious Disease certification from AHAA, AKC S.A.F.E certified, Animal Reki practitioner


I am a National Certified Master Groomer, and a mentor to groomers for the last few years. I have served as a former grooming representative for Colorado’s Pet Animal Facilities Act (PACFA) and I am now the current National Alliance for Grooming Associations (NAGA) contact for the state of South Dakota. I enjoy empowering groomers to take an active role in their industry and personal careers, by mentoring groomers for national certification, and by offering continuing education classes. I am always learning, and love passing this information onto the next generation of groomers. 

Chris Anthony

Chris Anthony, weary from her travails in retail management and office work, found her calling when she discovered pet grooming. Her near 20 year journey in this career has led her through many opportunities, experiences,& life lessons; including grooming and managing in both s mall and corporate salons, and starting her own successful house call grooming business in New Jersey. Supplementing those life lessons by educating herself on the varying aspects of her career she always sought out innovations in pet care, education, grooming techniques, tools and products. Now her passion for grooming & education has added more in depth knowledge on scissors, scissoring techniques, ergonomics and self care to help preserve her own health and longevity in her chosen profession. She is the owner/groomer at Have Shears Will Travel, customer service/sales Vp at Evolution Shears. Chris is also honored to have co-founded the New Jersey Professional Pet Groomers Alliance and serves as its current Chairwoman.

Helen Schaefer

Helen Schaefer NCMG CCE,  is an internationally award winning, nationally top ranking competitive groomer with over 15 years of experience. Her second career, Helen has worked in all facets of the grooming industry, from corporate salons to mobile, even owning her own business, The Groom Studio, that made it to the Top of the Philly Hot List after being open only 20 months. She was the 2020 Barkleigh Honor Recipient for Up and Coming Speaker of the Year, and finished 2021 ranked 3rd in GroomTeam USA points, earning her a spot on the 2021 GroomTeam USA.. Helen is best known for her resilience in the ring, wealth of practical knowledge and giving sound and genuine advice. She lends this voice to her personal takes on many industry topics every other Sunday on her popular video blog #GroomerProblems, featured in the facebook Group Pet Groomer Town Hall.

Kathryn Dixon

Kathryn Dixon is a 16 year veteran of the pet care industry, having obtained her first position as a bather at Petsmart in 2006. Since then she has offered grooming services in all manners from conformation show prep to in-home care. Kathryn has been an active competitor in Groom Team sanctioned events since 2016 earning countless placements in all-breed standard classes, as well as the 2018 Will Stone Joulie memorial award. She currently works for the esteemed Paul Clas and Chrystal Murray at their Hanover, PA kennel. In her free time, Kathryn shows her own pets in the conformation ring and is devoted to breeding temperamentally sound Kerry Blue Terriers.

Scott Wasserman

Scott Wasserman, ISCC PDS, MPS, Meritus, Certifier Scott began his love of pets at the early age of 10 when he went with his father, who was a carpenter, to an Airedale Terrier breeder’s kennel to do some work. He spent more time playing with the Airedales than helping his father and this led to the attraction and love of dogs, in which he would dedicate his life to. In 1992, Scott started a successful pet styling contest ring career and his winning began to take off. His most prestigious wins include Best Pet Stylist in Show at the U.S. Pet Pro Classic twice and the coveted Intergroom International Groomer of the Year award. Scott has had a successful international judging and speaking tour having traveled to England, Italy, Brazil, Scotland, France, Argentina, Japan, China, Thailand, Singapore, Australia, Greece, New Zealand and Canada. He has received several nominations for the Cardinal Crystal Achievement Awards, winning the award of Congeniality in 2001 and Judge of the Year in 2014. He was also the recipient of the Barkleigh Honors Speaker of the Year award in 2017 and Book of the year in 2021 for his book, “The Art of Hand Stripping.” Scott is also active in the show ring as a breeder of Kerry Blue Terriers under the Kiluntin prefix.

Teri Di Marino

Teri DiMarino ICMG, NCMG, ISCCMS, PGC

An industry veteran, Teri has owned and operated successful salons and mobiles in Florida and California. An award-winning grooming contest competitor Teri was a member of three GroomTeam USA Gold Medal teams and held the positions of GroomTeam USA Treasurer and Board Member. Teri is the recipient of multiple Barkleigh Honors and Cardinal Crystal Awards for Journalism, Judge, Groomer of the Year and Outstanding Contributions to the Industry and is also the recipient of the American Kennel Club’s Leadership Award. She is a Co-founder and President of the California Professional Pet Groomers Association, Inc

Teri is a popular speaker and judge at seminars and trade shows around the globe. She recently served on the Task Committee for the WPA Professional Groomer Credentialing and contributed to the writing of the PPGSA Standards of Care, Safety and Sanitation. Co-founder, past-president and show chair of the Boca Raton Dog Club in Florida, Teri’s dog show career included Dobermans, Tibetan Terriers and Standard Poodles in the breed and obedience ring. 

Teri continues to work in the industry and still enjoys grooming in her private salon. She shares her home with husband, Jeff, and two Standard Poodles.