Maria Hetem NCMG, is a veteran groomer of over 40 years, with a wide range of experience and knowledge. She is a National Certified Master Groomer with the National Dog Groomers Association of America. She lives in rural NJ where she owns and operates The Sudzy Pup Salon, a 4-groomer Dog Spa with Doggie daycare and Overnight Care. She was the founder of The Dog Stars Mobile Grooming in 1981. Her span of experience not only encompasses Mobile Grooming & Salon Operation but also includes Competition Grooming as well as experience as a Vet Tech, Animal Control Officer, Grooming Mentor, Teacher and Team Leader. She recently completed the certified Pet Tech Pet Safety Instructor Course tm, and is an aspiring Podcaster, Educator, Grooming Arts and Business Consultant as well Life-Long Student. It is her utmost desire to share her knowledge and educate the future generations of her chosen career in a fun and informative way. Please join her on her FB page and group, Dog Groomer’s Guide to the Universe, as she explores the World of Dog Grooming!