Julie Ostoski was a member of Groom Team every year from 1996 to 2003. Taking her first Best in Show handling an English Toy Poodle for her parents at eighteen, Julie has gone on to finish over (150) Champions in 9 different breeds upholding the “Ardynas Kennels” tradition.
In the Grooming World, Julie has won multiple “Best in Show” and “Best all around Groomer” awards. In addition, she earned the “American Groomer of the Year” at Intergroom 2000 & 2001. Julie scored the highest number of Groom Team USA points in the fewest amount of shows (in 2000) with 124 points from only seven shows. At the World Groom Team Competitions in Calgary, Canada, Julie took the Gold in her division with a Wheaton Terrier contributing to the Groom Team Gold victory. In that same weekend in Canada, she took “Best International Groomer” and “Best in Show” at the Canadian Challenge with a Bichon.
In 2002 Julie achieved her goal of going “Best International Groomer” at Intergroom 2002 going back to her roots with a Standard Poodle in Continental trim. She also finished out the year with the same dog at NEPGA with “Best in Show” and “Best all around Groomer”.
Julie is now the owner of Pampered Paws in Satellite Beach, Florida. Her passion is expressing herself in Competition, Judging, Breeding & Handling her Lakeland Terriers and Liz’s Bichon Frise …Teddy.
Visit her at Ardynas.com to see her Lakeland’s and free grooming tutorials.