Savannah grew up in Nelsonville and called our store one day wondering how to become a groomer. Luckily, we were hiring and a past groomer trained her right here at the shop. Savannah picked up the skills needed to groom very quickly, she is a natural. She enjoys scissoring and loves having a career to get her out of the house. Savannah has a son and daughter and they all love their Yorkie Vinny. Savannah is certified in Pet CPR and has recently participated in an educational seminar for Asian Fusian style grooming.
Rebecca (Returning in December 2017!) started her grooming career right here at Friendly Paws in 2010. She has been grooming since she was 15 and has groomed in three different states. Rebecca has a large family consisting of five dogs, a cat, a turtle, fish, several button quails, a husband, and a tiny human. She hopes to one day own her own mini farm. Rebecca has a degree in equine healthcare and loves all animals. She is working on her National Masters Grooming Certification and can not wait to see some of you again and to meet any new clients!
Ashley grooms during the school year for us. Ashley is from Canada and moved to the United States when she was 3 with her family. She grew up 30 minutes west of Cleveland in a small town. She started grooming school at age 15 during her first year of high school. She has been grooming for 7 years and absolutely loves it. She is currently attending Ohio University to pursue her other passion, being an elementary teacher. Other than grooming dogs and spending her days with children she likes rescuing dogs and volunteering at animal shelters. All Ashley needs is children and dogs and she is content!
Nina is originally from Salem Oregon and moved to Athens, Ohio 4 years ago. She graduated from Federal Hocking high school in May of 2016. Nina comes from a big family, including five dogs, two cats, four horses and eight kids. She is the oldest. Her future plans include going to college or maybe going to groom school to learn to do haircuts. Nina is also being certified to become a yoga instructor. She can’t wait to meet your pet!