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Speakers

Khris Berry

Khris Berry has been involved in the Pet Services industry since the early 1990's.  She has owned grooming shops, boarding kennels, and obedience training schools and is a Certified AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.  She is the co-founder of See Spot Grooming & Daycare which currently operates 3 locations in 2 states.  Her vision has led her to create a Groomer-Centric company which provides education, a positive work atmosphere, and benefits for all Spots.  She owns and competes in a variety of events with Wirehaired Vizslas including dock diving and obedience.

Lara Latshaw

Lara Latshaw is a NCMG, Pet Tech CPR/First Aid instructor and open level competitor.  She has been grooming for over 18 years and opened her own salon in 2013.  Prior to that she worked as Chief Grooming Officer for Hydrodog in Tampa, FL where she gained a tremendous amount of customer service and marketing education.  Lara's salon, Gordon's Grooming, recently expanded into a new location, going from 192 sq ft to 2,000 sq ft.

Kelly Knight

Kelly is a National Certified Master Groomer, who has been grooming for over 20 years.  She started competing in 2009 and won the 2010 Rising Star of the Year, while making GroomTeam USA top 10.  This year, she made the top five.  Kelly is also known for her exquisite work with creative abstract design, where she has multiple wins.  She is the owner of Goin' to the Dogs in Cleveland, TN

Brett Wilson

Coming from the accounting world, Brett now owns, operates, and manages Northwest Indiana's largest grooming operation.  With 3 mobile grooming vans, and multiple fully staffed grooming salons with a vast array of retail, Smoochie Pooch is quickly catching people's eyes.  Brett joins us to share his expertise on what it takes to grow your business into an empire.

Wendy Weinard

Master Pet Stylist with over 25 years in the industry, winning multiple best in shows and is a certifier for ISCC.  Having started in small business operating my own grooming salon and owning a grooming school, Wendy was able to move into the corporate world with her experience.  Wendy works for Petco at their corporate office in San Antonio as the Grooming Operations & Training Manager and enjoys the opportunity to train new people on safety, dog behavior, and the art of Pet Styling.

Shannon Moore

Director of Grooming & Education for Espree, Shannon is an award winning Pet Stylist and 2013 USA GroomTeam USA Member.  She is a NDGAA, IPG, and IGA Certified Master Groomer.  She also judges for IJA and IGA.  Shannon does seminars for Barkleigh Productions and IJA opn a wide range of topics.  She was a very successful breeder, owner, handler, of Yorkshire Terriers, and served as Chairman of the Health Committee for the Yorkshire Terrier Club of America.  After starting her competitive grooming career, she bred and shows Bichons and is now a member of the Bichon Frise Club of America and the Bichon Frise Club of Dallas.

Heather Roozee

Heather Roozee is a professional groomer from Dekalb, IL.  She has owned and operated A Groomery Pet Grooming since 2003. She specializes in the art of handstripping.  She is a multiple award winning pet groomer.  Heather has been on GroomTeam USA in the top groomers in the country for multiple years.  She has won 7 Best Groomed Dog in Show Awards with her Airedale Terrier, including the cover of Groomer to Groomer Magazine.  Heather owner handled her Airedale Terrier to the #2 Owner Handled Airedale in the US in 2015, and won the OH breed at Eukanuba in December of 2015.  She also owner handled and conditioned him to his Grand Championship, as well as multiple regular group placements, and also received an OH Group 2 at Hatboro, Montgomery weekend, in 2015.  She has taught many private lessons, and seminars, for breeders, breed clubs, and for grooming organizations on handstripping.  She loves to teach, and to help others learn the art of handstripping.  Heather teaches the art of handstripping, including rolling, and stagin coats, for both contest and show.

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