International Speaker and Judge, Judy holds an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology. She is a National Certified Master Groomer and certifier for National Dog Groomers Association of America. She started her grooming career on a shoestring and a prayer. Now she owns and operates Groomingtails Mobile Pet Grooming in Nashville, Tennessee, a very successful mobile business that stays booked a year in advance.
Judy has multiple Best in Show and Best All-Around Groomer awards to her credit. She stayed in GroomTeam’s top 10 groomers for 4 years. Traveling with the team to France in 2005, she won a gold medal with her American Cocker Spaniel and helped the team bring home the silver.
In 2004, she was nominated for the prestigious Cardinal Crystal American Groomer of the Year Award. In 2002, she was awarded the coveted Sybil Trophy for having the most harmonious relationship with her dogs.
Having retired from the contest ring, she enjoys sharing her knowledge and experiences with others, and coaches some of the industries up and coming groomers. Adding to her list of accomplishments Judy just completed training for the Pet Tech Organization to teach CPR and Pet First Aid, the only organization recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association for this purpose.
She is proud to be an ambassador for Jarden Consumer Solutions and Oster Professional Products.
Judy lives in Kingston Springs, Tennessee with her two children, Cody (22) and Annie Kate (15).