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Judi Cantu-Thacker

Objective

With over 18 years of experience I want to provide the highest quality grooming in the Houston area. I would like to educate both pet owners and groomers to give the industry what it has given me.

Employment

5/2/08-Now Posh Paws Mobile Spa Houston, TX

Owner/Operator

     Scheduling of all grooming appointments

     Managing of routes and maps

     Focus on individual needs of clients

     Product education and selection

     Advertising and Public Relations

     Website

9/15/04-4/08 Rover Oaks Pet Resort Houston, TX

Pet Grooming Manager

     Scheduling of all grooming appointments

     Supervising, scheduling, evaluating and training of department employees

     Quality control

     Product education and selection

     Grooming the majority of pets

     Increase of productivity

1/2002-6/2004 Central Bark Pet Salon Pearland, TX

Pet Grooming Manager

     Scheduling of all grooming appointments

     Supervising, scheduling, evaluating and training of department employees

     Quality control

     Product education and selection

     Grooming the majority of pets

     Hiring of employees

1997-2001 Judis Pet Salon/The Dawg House Conroe, TX

Owner/Operator

Education

9/1983-5/1988 Willis High School Willis, TX

Diploma

References

Available upon request

Accreditations

Wahl Clipper Extreme Team I have been a member of the Extreme Team since 2002. We travel to trade shows around the country performing educational seminars and encouraging continuing education in the grooming industry. We are often featured as speakers at shows, industry magazines and are recognized as industry leaders.

Groom Team USA Coordinator 2005-2006 I traveled to 10 grooming shows per year. My duties included holding auctions and raffles to raise money used to take the team to the 2007 International Grooming Competition in Italy. The team also raises awareness for continuing education of our profession.

Sporting and Non Sporting Certification NDGAA

Lone Star Groomers Conference I hosted this annual grooming trade show and conference May 2000 through May 2006. This conference was geared towards higher education in the grooming industry. I hosted many wonderful speakers as well as vendors and grooming contests.

Professional memberships

NDGAA National Dog Groomers Association of America

Awards received

I have over 20 grooming competition awards. Placements range from third to first. I also hold a Best in Show as well as Best All Around Groomer at the last Grand Ol Groomfest held in Tennessee for 2001.

I have been nominated for the Cardinal Crystal Achievement Award in Congeniality for the years 2004, 2006 and 2007. This is a nomination that comes from my peers in the grooming industry.

I have twice been invited for the Oster Invitational International Tournament of Champions 2004 as well as 2005. This competition is held at Intergroom in Summerset, NJ. Groomers are chosen because of outstanding grooming ability and accomplishments in the contest ring. Groomers cannot enter the Tournament at random; they must be invited.