Connie Buchanan with Gracie

Connie Buchanan

The crazy one behind this production! To say she is passionate about animals and the grooming industry is a huge understatement. Connie has a Bachelor of Education, a Certified Master Groomer status for dogs, and also a Certified Feline Master Groomer Certificate. Connie has gone full circle from teaching elementary school to opening an innovative salon/ mobiles and now operating a grooming school (Apex Academy of Professional Grooming and Animal Arts) and teaching once again.

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

Favourite Past Time: Music, wine, family (pets included), and reading.

Favourite Dog Quote: "I wonder if dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult." - Rita Rudner

Favourite Cat Quote: "'Meow' means 'woof' in cat" - George Carlin

Jenna Frank

Jenna is the manager of Zoom Zoom Groom and an instructor for the Apex Academy of Professional Grooming & Animal Arts, and a Certified Master Groomer. Jenna’s calm personality and incredible creative visions make her a phenomenal groomer. She is often referred to as the “Pom Queen” as it is a breed that she absolutely adores!

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Favourite Dog Quote: "Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." - Roger Caras

Favourite Cat Quote: "Dogs have their days, but cats have 365." - Lilian Jackson Braun

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Valerie McFarlane

Valerie McFarlane

Val is the most amazing receptionist in the world! She can answer 100+ calls in a day and still smile and patiently answer any questions the staff has. Her kindness is felt right through the phone! Val is instrumental in the efficiency of Zoom Zoom Groom and PreZoomably Cats.

Zodiac Sign: Leo

Favourite Dog Quote: "Heaven goes by favour. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in." —Mark Twain

Favourite Cat Quote: "Cats possess numerous charms, and anyone who has ever loved a cat has fallen for its magic." - Susan Easterly

Rhonda Deck

Rhonda is the administrator for the Apex Academy of Professional Grooming & Animal Arts. Rhonda is the resident comedian on staff – her laughter is contagious. Not only does she bring joy to the salon, but she also works tirelessly on ensuring all the students are taken care of and the school is run efficiently.

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

Favourite Past Time: Camping and family

Favourite Dog Quote: "Ever consider what our dogs must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul, chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!" —Anne Tyler

Favourite Cat Quote: "Get off my computer Zorro!" - Rhonda Deck

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Janet at Zoom Zoom Groom

Janet

Janet is a Certified Master Groomer, an instructor at the Academy, and an assistant manager at Zoom Zoom Groom. Janet has more compassion and love than is possible. She absolutely wallows in every groom and smothers her furry clients in hugs and kisses. Janet has a show background and has bred and handled many award-winning dogs.

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Favourite Past Time: Renovating, creating, and yard work.

Favourite Dog Quote: "If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience." - Woodrow Wilson

Favourite Cat Quote: "Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many ailments, but I never heard of one who suffered from insomnia." - Joseph Wood Krutch

Yufei

Yufei is a Certified Master Groomer both achieved in China and Canada. Yufei has vast experience showing and creating show cuts on Bichons particularly, but also other purebred standard cuts. Yufei is like Edward Scissor Hands with her shears and creates fur finishing that looks like velvet! Her kindness and gentle spirit relaxes her furry clientele, and she always has a smile to share with the staff and her clients.

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

Favourite Past Time: Showing her champion Bichon, Evan.

Favourite Dog Quote: "I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive." - Gilda Radner

Favourite Cat Quote: "We have a theory that cats are planning to take over the world, just try to look them straight in the eye...yup, they're hiding something!" - Dog Fancy

Yufei at Zoom Zoom Groom
Abigail

Abigail

Abi is a Certified Master Groomer and an instructor at the Academy. Abi is phenomenal and she is definitely the “poodle queen!” Her ability to create breed-standard trims perfectly is a gift, and her clients only know too well how special she is! Abi’s kindness and gentle soul allow her to miraculously groom even the most challenging dogs. Abi also has her Certification in Dog Training. She’s just plain amazing!

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Favourite Past Time: Spending time with family and fur kids

Favourite Dog Quote: "I think dogs are the most amazing creatures:they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive." - Gilda Rodner

Favourite Cat Quote: "You can't look at a sleeping cat and be tense" - Jane Pauley

Brittney

Brittney is a Certified Master Groomer as well as a Certified Feline Master Groomer. She is also the manager of PreZoomably Cats. Brittney’s talents are out of this world! She can groom all sizes of dogs, and then switch roles and become the most amazing cat groomer ever. Her bubbly personality makes her respected by all of her fellow staff, and her clientele!

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Favourite Past Time: Being with her four-legged friends

Favourite Dog Quote: "Yesterday I was a dog. Today I'm a dog. Tomorrow I'll probably still be a dog. Sigh! There's so little hope for advancement." - Snoopy

Favourite Cat Quote: "Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you later." - Mary Bly

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Chelsey

Chelsey

Chelsey is super fun and has a great sense of humour! She is so passionate about grooming and her furry clients love, love, love her! We stole Chelsey from Winnipeg upon graduation from the Apex Academy of Professional Grooming & Animal Arts. Chelsey brightens the day for all she meets! She sparkles!

Zodiac Sign: Leo

Favourite Dog Quote: "Home is where the dog is."

Favourite Cat Quote: "Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea." ― Robert A. Heinlein

Alicia

Alicia is one of the most positive spirits you will ever meet! She exudes excitement for the grooming profession and she strives to do amazing grooms! We were excited to keep Alicia upon her graduation of Apex Academy. Her grooming and creative skills are out of this world!

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

Favourite Dog Quote: "Happiness is a warm puppy."

Favourite Cat Quote: "The smallest feline is a masterpiece." - Leonardo Da Vinci

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Kayley

Kayley

Kayley not only shares her incredible grooming skills with Zoom Zoom Groom, she also offers her Veterinary Tech skills. She assists with the health and welfare of all the furry clients at both Zoom Zoom Groom & PreZoomably Cats. Kayley is so calm and gentle and she has patience galore! Her organizational skills are exceptional. So blessed to have her a part of our team!

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

Favourite Dog Quote: "“A dog can’t think that much about what he’s doing, he just does what feels right." ― Barbara Kingsolver

Favourite Cat Quote: "'Meow' means 'woof' in cat." ― George Carlin

Alysha

Alysha has always worked with dogs. Her knowledge and handling skills of all dogs are incredible. Alysha also has boarding experience so her input with the Cat Boarding is so appreciated! Alysha loves the mobile and has created an incredible following with our many mobile clients. Alysha’s kindness and teamwork make her a valuable member of our ZZG family!

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Favourite Dog Quote: "Whoever said diamonds are a girl's best friend- never owned a dog."

Favourite Cat Quote: "Cats are connoisseurs of comfort." ― James Herriot

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Janelle

Janelle

Janelle is such a wonderful addition to the ZZG staff. She is a walking book of information. She is always informing us of world’s events, and wonderful tidbits of information. We love her team work and respect her kindness. She loves all dogs but really sparkles with the big dogs. Give her a Rottweiler to groom and she is over-the-top excited! She is a true friend to all and her clients love her!

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

Favourite Dog Quote: "Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful." - Ann Landers

Favourite Cat Quote: "Anyone who believes what a cat tells him deserves all he gets." - Neil Gaiman

Mackenzy

“Mackenzy may be tiny but she is mighty! She’s the sweetest thing ever and she assists with the reception responsibilities. Her biggest claim to fame is through her management of the “Roomz” in our Cat Boarding facility. Mackenzy is wonderful with the cats ensuring their home away from home is safe, healthy and happy! Mackenzy is presently working towards becoming a Veterinarian- we are all cheering her on!

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Favourite Dog Quote: "I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive." —Gilda Radner

Favourite Cat Quote: "Never try to outstubborn a cat." ― Robert A. Heinlein

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Sarah

Sarah

Sarah is so amazing with the more challenging dogs. If she can’t groom a dog, we’re not sure who can. She is like the dog whisperer! We are so thankful for Sarah’s patience and determination. She is an incredible team member when in need. She has so much to give ZZG and PreZoomably Cats. Her cat skills are incredible as she is also a Certified Feline Master Groomer!

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Favourite Dog Quote: "Thorns may hurt you, men desert you, sunlight turn to fog; but you’re never friendless ever, if you have a dog"- Douglas Mallock

Favourite Cat Quote: "Cats are like music; It’s foolish to try to explain their worth to those who don’t appreciate them."

Kristen

Kristen is so easy to make laugh! She adds so much to the positive spirit of ZZG! She is so kind and compassionate, and always shares this with us and her furry friends. Kristen is a graduate from Apex Academy that we were quick to scoop up! Her grooming skills are amazing and she loves the mobile. She is also creating a huge following with her mobile and IN salon clients!

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

Favourite Dog Quote: "The average dog is a nicer person than the average person." - Andy Rooney

Favourite Cat Quote: "There are no ordinary cats." - Colette

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