Amie started in the pet industry shortly after college, taking a retail management position with a well known corporation. She moved into the grooming salon at the invitation of her salon manager, and never looked back. She has worked as a groomer and as a salon manager in corporate settings, private shops, vet grooming, mobile grooming, and now she owns and operates her own salon.
Growing up, she was always in “gifted” and “honors” classes but all her report cards were Cs and Bs, with comments like “daydreams” and “chatty” and “needs to apply herself.” It wasn’t until she was 20 and her little brother was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder, that she ever heard of such a thing. But suddenly, everything made sense. However, the damage was done. She had been a lousy student coasting by on charm and good test scores. Until college, which was a disaster.
She was good at retail management because it always kept you moving, save for those horribly boring meetings. But she didn’t really feel useful until she got into grooming. She felt a connection with pets that seemed beyond the average pet lover. She understood them. They understood her.