My career with dogs started when I moved to Australia with my parents showing Bearded Collies, at the age of 14 in 1984 I represented Australia at the worlds largest dog show Crufts coming 3rd over all with 15 countries competing.
In 2004 I obtained my International Certified Master Groomers certificate; in 2006 I became a Certifier for International Professional Groomers inc, since then I have certified groomers in America, India, Asia, NZ and Australia. My passion and dedication through my involvement with the dog world has led me to be committed to the high level of study necessary to gain this qualification.
I am a grooming judge, a licensed dog show judge, and a member of Dogs Victoria, for over 35 years showing and handling all breeds taking many to BEST IN SHOW level.
My skills and experience developed from being a second generation in the dog industry along with in 2003, opened The Australia Dog Grooming School, the first registered Dog Grooming School to open with in Australia.
In September of 2009 and 2011 I was a member of Groom Team Australia in 2009 I competed in Germany World Team Championship against 16 other countries of the world’s best groomers coming 3rd in the Sporting section.
I have been awarded, Best in Show’s for grooming, in Australia & New Zealand and taking many placing’s in America. Currently every year I travel to Asia developing students in local schools, for the last 11 years I have been the all breeds grooming specialist at Crufts on the PLUSH PUPPY stand in the UK, where 24 thousand dogs attend, finally every year I travel to the USA to further my skills in grooming and dog show.
My businesses are Australian Dog Grooming School, Crackin Dog Grooming, Barkers Dog Grooming Software and iGroomHub.