Born in California, she moved to New Mexico as a young girl then relocated back to California in the heart of Orange County.
Cat always loved animals/dogs and decided on becoming a veterinarian. She quickly learned however, that her passion for animals is far greater than her passion for school. Upon realizing this, she became a Dog Groomer instead. With a big smile, she noted "...this way all my clients go home alive."
Cat's first job was at Petsmart, where she eagerly and diligently taught herself the fundamentals of Dog Grooming. She attended several Dog Shows to strengthen her skills and broaden her horizons. The world of Creative Grooming immediately captured her heart. She created her first Carousel Horse design on a Powder Puff Chinese Crested.
In 2009, she placed 1st for "Snake in the Garden" in Vegas. The following year, "Koi in the Pond" placed in both Tacoma and Vegas shows. "Jurassic Bark" won 1st Place and People's Choice Award in Hershey, PA in 2011. This achievement landed her on the cover of Groomer to Groomer Magazine. Recently, she won 1st Place at Super Zoo, Las Vegas in 2012 for her Sesame Street.
When asked where she gets her inspiration, she exclaims "EVERYWHERE! TV, Movies, Friends, Family, Colors - Everything inspires me!"
She thrives on being "the best she can be" and it's evident in her work. Cat is currently working on a TV Show and resides in Dana Point, California.
Useful tips from Cat:
- When it comes to Creative Grooming, always leave yourself plenty of time, rushing is the enemy!
- When suggesting to your clients add-on services such as Color, Bling and other Creative touches, I use my own dogs. I add Creative Grooming to them and let them hangout at the shop as models. Not only does it promote the products with a live model but encourage clients to add-on services for their own dogs/cats.
* Groomer for 17 years
* Competed 10 times in
* Graduated from Paul Mitchell
School with Cosmetology
License in 2007
* Owner of 7 Dogs: 1 St. Poodle, 2
Min. Poodles, 3 Toy Poodles, &
1 Chinese Crested Powerpuff
* Personal Time: I enjoy watching
football, walking my dogs,
enjoying out doors and hiking
* Favorite Food: Filet Mignon
* Favorite Music: Country
* Favorite Color: Orange