Game Designer, Dog Groomer, Human Being
I make dope shit, and I groom cool dogs, I appreciate you checking me out!
Doozydog! Club - Dog Groomer
September 2018 - Current Job
At Doozydog! Club I am responsible for providing personalized haircuts for customer’s dogs, as well as their health and safety while they are under my care. In addition, I frequently step in to help the front-desk answer phone calls, book appointments, and check in customers for both day-care and boarding.
From Head to Tail Grooming Spa - Dog Groomer
December 2017 - August 2018
At From Head to Tail Grooming Spa, I helped to launch and build up a brand new salon from the ground up. In this position, I was responsible for both grooming customers dogs, and building a customer base from scratch.
Petco - Grooming Salon Manager
April 2014 - August 2017
As the Grooming Salon Manager, it was my responsibility to oversee all aspects of the grooming salon (Profit and Loss, Customer Satisfaction %, Employee Satisfaction, Scheduling, etc.), while expanding the customer base, and keeping the salon fully staffed with Petco Certified stylists. In this position I lead the store to defeating aggressive budgets, while keeping our satisfaction rate the highest in the district. In addition, I also trained multiple apprentices, and groomed more than 30 dogs a week, while fostering relationships with many pet parents.
Petsmart - Certified Dog Groomer
February 2013 - April 2014
As a Certified Dog Groomer, I was responsible for grooming customer’s dogs, as well as providing customer assistance throughout the store. This required extensive knowledge of pet care for dogs, cats, fish, and small animals.
My Three Dogs - Dog Groomer
October 2012 - January 2013
At My Three Dogs, I helped launch a brand new location, initially as their only full-time groomer. Though my tenure was short, I did build a large group of loyal customers that came in for regular grooming with me. In addition to grooming dogs, I often helped at the front desk, and stepped in to help the day care staff when they required assistance.
Affectionate Pet Care - Dog Groomer
October 2011 - September 2012
Affectionate Pet Care was my first job as a dog groomer, and as such it required learning a lot, quickly, in a super busy environment. I was personally responsible for the health and well-being of all pets under my care, as well as: answering calls, making appointments, cleaning the salon, and helping the front-desk and daycare as needed.
Dogtopia - Pack Leader
July 2010 - August 2011
As a Pack Leader at Dogtopia, I made sure large groups of dogs (sometimes 50+) played well together, and stayed happy and healthy during their stay with us, as well as providing first-aid to both people and pets when it was needed.
Olde Towne Pet Resort
April 2009 - August 2009
As a Pet Care Specialist, I was responsible for the caring and well-being of all pets boarding with us. This included cleaning, feeding, and playing with all of the dogs and cats in our care, as well as making sure the dogs got to go outside on regular bathroom breaks.
Virginia School of Dog Grooming - Manassas Park, VA - Graduated 2011
Professional Bartending School - Arlington, VA - Graduated 2012
Familiarity with Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, Powerpoint, and Outlook
Proven Mastery of Affinity products
Excellent communication skills, with a focus on customer service and education
Familiar with multiple Point of Sale systems
65 WPM typist
Educated in dog and cat nutrition, and first-aid
Working knowledge of small animals, reptiles, and fish (both salt and fresh water)
I cook a mean pasta
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