Anjie Coates has been grooming 34 years. She co-owns a very successful salon and has been doing her own clipper and dryer maintenance for over 20 years. Keeping your tools in their best condition is the best way to make the hard earned money we spend on them last a career. One of those tools includes our own bodies, and ensuring we groom in a manner that is safest for the pet as well as ourselves will help us have a long and successful career.
Ashley Hanvey began her career in Dog Grooming in 2010. She is the owner of That Scrumptious Pooch, LLC a Mobile Dog Grooming Business in Easley, South Carolina. She has multiple certifications including International Certified Pet Groomer, Petcare Dermatech Specialist, Master Pet Aesthetician, Master Groomer Behavior Specialist, Certified Canine Esthetician, and is currently pursuing DAATA-ICDG certification. She maintains membership with The International Society of Canine Cosmetologists, The Association of Holistic Pet Professionals, and Pawsitiveed. Her goal is to perfect “A Whole Approach to your Dogs Wellbeing” through extensive continuing education and lots of love and patience for her furry clients.
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 small 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 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.
Mary Oquendo is a professional speaking strategist who works with seasoned as well as novice professional pet speakers. Mary understands the importance of not just encouraging the next generation of educators, but to give them the tools to effectively present and organize their knowledge to the next generation of pet professionals in an easy to digest manner, along with the necessary technical skills to keep ahead of the competition.
Mary is the host of two award winning podcasts, The Traveling Groomers & Women Petprenures.
Mary has worked with thousands of students and has beamed with pride as she watched as professional pet educators reach and change the lives of their students.
Mary was awarded the 2012 David Salzberg Outstanding Contribution To The Pet Industry. Mary was first nominated for a Barkleigh Honors Award in 2012 and has been every year since.
Before founding Pawsitive Educational Training, Mary has spoken and continues to speak at numerous professional pet educational conferences since 2006, as well as been published in Groomer To Groomer and Natural Awakenings magazines as columnists.
Mary got her start in the pet industry in 1998, when she answered a help wanted sign at a corporate grooming facility and in 2002 operated Pawsitively Pretty Mobile Grooming Salon until she retired in 2019.