Melissa got her start in grooming at the Michigan School Of Canine Cosmetology in 1989/1990. Her first competition was in 1994 division A and took 3rd place. From that day forward, Melissa was bitten by the completion bug. In 1995, she became NCMG National Certified Master Groomer through the NDGAA (National Dog Groomers Association of America.) Over the last 30 years she has placed with several first second and third and best all around Groomer. Melissa was the owner of a successful salon in Diberville Mississippi for 10 years. She has owned, handled and finished her first Bedlington Terrier Buzz in 1999.