Sally Hawks
World renowned, multiple award-winning dog stylist, National Certified Master Groomer and well-known international grooming contest judge and certifier. Known as a Queen of Terriers. Multiple “Best in Show” and “Best All Around Groomer”, Cardinal Crystal Achievement Awards for “Judge of the Year.” Successful dog grooming salon owner and breeder of the Sealyham Terriers that are known all over the World. She has a series of educational DVDs. She has designed her own shears and hand-stripping stone. Member of the GroomTeam USA Hall of Fame.

Irina Pinkusevich

Irina “Pina” Pinkusevich immigrated from The Ukraine in 1989 with her parents at the age of 18. She realized her passion as a Pet Stylist while working part-time as a bather. Looking to improve her skills & expand her horizons, Irina entered the world of Competitive Grooming in 2006. In her competitive career Irina has won multiple BIS & Best All Around Groomer awards. She is a two-time recipient of the Lynne Carver Award for the Best All Around Groomer wins in 2008 & 2010. Irina was also honored to win the Liz Paul Memorial Award for the Best in Show wins in 2010 & 2012. She is the winner of the Winner’s Circle Jackpot 2011 with American Cocker Spaniel. She was Top Groomer of the Year 2008& 2010. She was awarded Show Groomer of the Year 2012 by Andis presented by Dogs in Review at Westminster Kennel Club. She has been a member of GroomTeam USA from 2008 through 2012. She competed in the World Championships on GroomTeam USA in 2009, 2011, & 2013 helping the U.S. team bring home a Silver & two Golds. Pina is International Competition Judge & Seminar Speaker.

Olga Zabelinskaya

Olga’s accomplishments span the past two decades. From being named one of the Top Five Groomers in the World as part of Groom Team USA, helping the team secure one Gold Medal and two Silvers in her seven years competing on the industry’s biggest stage, to receiving many of the industry’s most prestigious awards, including the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Award (several times), American Groomer of the Year, and the Lynn Carver Best All Around Groomer. Olga is international grooming judge, producer of Modern Styles Around the World magazines, Zolitta shears and the owner of Kalinka Toy Poodle AKC kennel.

Guzal Adekoje
Guzal is an owner of  a luxury mobile pet grooming. Her company services Northern Virginia, Washington DC and Southern Maryland. Guzal came to the United States in 2003. She moved to the United States with just one suitcase and $200 in her pocket. Today, she is a successful business woman who is ready to help others. Guzal is a hands-on business owner, who is always ready for challenges. She is a national certified  award-winning pet stylist who competes in the grooming contests. In addition to her pet grooming career, Guzal has bachelor’s degree in Global Affairs with the concentration in business and global economy. She loves to learn and teach. She continuously attends business and pet grooming related seminars. Guzal has a very giving personality and loves helping people and animals. Her goal is to achieve her dreams by helping others to achieve theirs. 

Maxwell Adekoje
Author of “Success Unlimited”, speaker, international business coach, and entrepreneur with a big message for the World to build businesses and consistently add value to people. Maxwell is focused on huge ideas and his positive approach has earned him a reputation as a result-getter in all ramification. Today, Maxwell’s passion lies in helping emerging entrepreneurs launch their businesses to orbit with the right empowerment & training

Colin Taylor
He started out moving from the UK to Hong Kong as a young groomer. After honing his skills in Asia, he moved to the United States and spent the next 20 years becoming one of the most decorated grooming contestants in history. He boasts titles such as ‘Intergroom International Groomer of the Year’, Winner of the ‘World Cup Grooming Games’, countless Best in Show and Best All Around groomer titles at every major contest in the US, as well a multiple year member of Groom Team USA. He graced the cover of Groomer to Groomer magazine five times, and has been featured in many television interviews. Colin is currently debuting his own line of grooming tools including the Bowie and Sassy combs. Colin is a member of the GroomTeam USA Hall of Fame.

Denise Westbrook

Denise is Groom Team England Member representing the Poodle class and has held that title for 3 years running. One of the only Groomer in the UK to have achieve a placement in 3 out of the 4 categories for GTE.At the World Grooming Competition in Belgium 2017 Groom Team England placed 4th, and as an individual from 23 countries Denise placed 5th. Wow! What an achievement.Denise is a popular speaker, demonstrator and judge.  Winning the Judge of the year at the World Grooming Conference Industry awards 2019.In 2016 she was awarded Groomers Groomer of the year at The Liz Paul Industry Awards.She has won many Gold and Silver awards nationally and internationally, not only with poodles in all styles but with many breeds. Dee has won B.I.S in Germany. In 2015 she won Premier Groomer of the year with her Handstrip Lakeland Terrier Marni and a poodle in English saddle trim one of the hardest trims to master.Dee is a member of The Guild of Master Groomers one of 24 within the U.K. This grueling qualification is not for the faint hearted it has 8 modules, 7 of grooming dogs to show standard and can take up to 5 years to complete.Her passion has led her to run the highly commended Dee for Dogs Training school in Essex one of UK leading groomer training schools.Dee is proud to be a City & Guilds examiner and assessor, and a Higher Qualification examiner.  She shows poodles with the Deearella Affix.

Dr. Cliff Faver

Dr. Cliff Faver graduated with a BS in Biology and a BA in Chemistry before going on to get his Veterinary degree in 1987 from CSU.  He is the founder/past owner of Animal Health Services (at one time 10 doctors, 4 groomers, 68 employees) in Cave Creek, Arizona. He is now the US distributor for Iv San Bernard products and an international speaker on hair and skin.  He uses his business experiences as a means of merging the grooming and veterinary professions to pursue his life’s passion of healing and helping horses and pets. Dr. Faver also teaches the ISB Pet Aesthetician Certification program. He is a member of AVMA, AAHA, AZVMA, and Board member for the Burbank Kennel Club.   Previously served on the Novartis Lead Committee (with top dermatologists from USA), Hill’s International Global Veterinary Board, and was active in a Veterinary Management Group.

Angela Comiskey

Angela has been a Certified Public Accounting for over twenty-five years and specializes in tax planning and preparation for small to medium businesses in all industries.  She spends her spare time doing home improvement projects and playing with her beagle-Lucy, mini pig-Pebbles and cat–Beatrice.

Cindy Oliver is the owner and groomer of The Rollin’ Doghouse Mobile Pet Grooming in Cleveland, TN. She has been grooming since 1995, and mobile since 2004. Cindy has a bachelor of science degree in Animal Science/Agriculture from Tennessee Tech University. She started competing in breed profile and creative grooming in 2009, and has won multiple awards in both. Cindy accomplished her goal of reaching open division in breed profile in 2012 and decided to retire from breed competition. She continued to focus on creative grooming and abstract runway, which she is most well-known for in the grooming industry. After 10 years of experience, Cindy has retired from creative competitions and has focused on judging and speaking on creative grooming and abstract runway. From all of her expertise, Cindy has been nominated for the Barkleigh Honors: Creative Groomer of the Year for the past eight years and won in 2016. She is a National Speaker for Creative and Mobile Grooming seminars at Grooming Shows, and an International Speaker and Judge for Creative Grooming. She was nominated in 2016 and 2017 for the Barkleigh Honors: Up and Coming Speaker of the Year. Cindy is proud to be a part of the Global Andis Education Team as a Creative Grooming Educator/Ambassador.

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