Born and raised on a dairy farm in west-central Allen county, animals has always been a part of my life. My first job was as kennel help at a veterinarian in Van Wert. I attended Columbus State Community College and received an associate degree in animal health. I gained valuable experience at 2 area veterinarians and the Humane Society of Allen County as a Veterinary Technician before venturing into grooming in 1993. As a self-taught groomer, I am still learning every day from the dogs, cats and their owners that I get the opportunity to meet.