Helen J Schaefer, National Certified Master Groomer (NCMG), Certified Canine Esthetician (CCE) is a Top ranked internationally competitive groomer, industry speaker, and educator. She is best known for her resilience, dedication, and sound advice. In the ring, she specializes in American Cockers, Kerry Blue Terriers, Bichons, and poodles, especially in the European Secondary Trim.
She is a vital member of the operations team for Heart + Paw, helping develop continuing education programs for the groomers.
Helen has been nominated for multiple Barkleigh Honors for both her educational speaking engagements as well her content creation.
She was the recipient of 2020 Up and Coming Speaker of the Year. She was again nominated in 2021 for Speaker of the Year as well as a 2021 Groomer of the Year Nominee, her VLog “Groomer Problems” won the 2022 Podcast of the Year Barkleigh Honor.