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, which was 2023 Barkleigh Honors Book Of The Year.

Maria Hetem

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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.

Melanie Charland

I started my career in grooming at PetSmart over 8 years ago and now own a successful mobile grooming business in south florida. While competing in grooming competitions, I have received numerous awards including “best all around groomer” and “rising star best in show”. In addition to competing, I have also been enjoying showing my wire fox terrier in AKC shows. I love and live by the quote “never stop learning, because life never stops teaching”.

Tami Vornbrock

Tami Vornbrock graduated grooming school in 1996 and became a business owner in 2006. She currently has a homebased salon and that has given her the freedom to start pursing other career opportunities such as speaking and consulting. Tami has her Master Groomer certificate with both International Professional Groomers and National Dog Groomers Association of America, and is a Certified Canine Esthetician. She was among the first group to receive the Pet Groomer Credential, the first and only standardized test for Professional Groomers. In 2017 Tami taught grooming at Washington Corrections Center for Women through Prison Pet Partnership Program and in 2020 she founded Washington Association of Professional Pet Groomers.