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I graduated from Anamosa high school in 2006. I took a job at PetSmart in 2007 as a bather. April of 2008 I went through the PetSmart academy, learning to be a power groomer and also got certified in cat grooming. Working at Petsmart also gave me the opportunity travel to the different stores in our district to set up grooming salons and also to help out with grooming when they were short staffed.
Wanting to leave the corporate world of Petsmart In 2019, I decided to take a job at K9 Cuts where I worked for 2 years. When I heard that Ashley, my sister was taking a job at the Eastern Iowa Pet Resort, I decided to join her. I am extremely excited to start this next adventure!
I've been married for 8 1/2 years. We have a daughter that was born in August of 2017. We also have one fur child, Hugo. He's a 13 yr old toy poodle and is still rambunctious as ever! 🐩
In our spare time we like to go on vacations, be outdoors and go on motorcycle rides
Growing up in Anamosa I always had a love for animals, especially dogs. I knew once I graduated high school in 2000, wanted to attend Kirkwood community college and take their pet grooming program.
I did my first grooming internship at The Pet Stop where I was hired on full time learning many of my grooming skill and perfecting my customer service abilities. When they sold the business and I decided to open my own groom salon called Ashley's Pet grooming in Springville.
I closed my salon when Petsmart came to Cedar Rapids in 2005. I decided to take a job there. They had great benefits and I was offered an opportunity to travel to different grooming salons in the district to help set up their salons and make sure they were ready for their grand opening. I also helped the grooming salons that were short staffed. I worked at Petsmart for many years.
In 2019 I decided to leave the corporate world of Petsmart and work at a small business called k-9 cuts.
I met Joan through my fiancé, Matt as he is the Forman for the Eastern Iowa Pet Resort construction. I knew immediately when I heard about this amazing idea that I wanted to be a part of it all. I am looking forward to growing with their facility and can’t wait to see where this goes.
I pride myself on taking care of each client I groom by treating them as if they were my Own. Paying special attention to grooming instructions and details and always letting pet parents know about any medical concerns I see that may need Veterinarian attention.
My family consists of 2 boys, a fiancé, 3 dogs, and a cat. In my spare time I love spending time baking, having family cook outs, spending time outdoors, with my kids and dogs. And motorcycling with my fiancé.