I started grooming at a corporate salon while I was going to college at Colorado State University. I always loved working with animals and grooming gave me the ability to earn a livable wage while going to school full time. After moving to Louisiana and getting a job in my field, I met Maria through my husband Eddie and really enjoyed the atmosphere in her shop. I couldn't resist the opportunity to groom part time for her!
What inspired me to learn how to groom was when I got my first large double coated dog at 17. Many people told me to shave him to make him more comfortable but after starting in a grooming salon a few years later I learned through proper grooming I could make him much more comfortable without shaving his beautiful coat. Through my new education and skills, due in no small part to Maria herself, I have been able to help many more pets beautiful and comfortable. Grooming in her salon has really felt like family. It's a truly caring environment that people rarely find nowadays and I know that the dogs can feel that, too. The most fun I have had as a groomer has been at Maria's.