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Meet the Board

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Chair / Director


bio to come

Secretary / Director


Carina is currently a part-time groomer with over 18 years experience. 

Carina has always loved dogs since she could crawl, and her interest in pursuing a career in the pet industry grew during a high school co-op placement at local CKC registered kennel who bred and handled Doberman Pinschers. 

Over the course of Carina's career, she first started as a bath and brush assistant at Petsmart and worked as a veterinary assistant before moving on to a successful career as an Animal Services Officer. Her passion for dogs and promoting for responsible pet ownership led to the start of WOOF-A-PALOOZA, an annual event that engages pet owners in the community of Vaughan and surrounding areas.   

You most likely will find Carina hanging out with her miniature poodle Tess either doing agility, lure coursing, dock diving, or planning some sort of fun event!

Treasurer / Director


Deanna is a Certified Master Groomer with over 23 years experience grooming.

Deanna was fortunate to be introduced to the world of dog shows early on in her grooming career and has enjoyed handling many different breeds.

Over the course of Deanna's career, she has groomed out of several grooming shops, before opening her own location in Pickering in 2020. Despite Covid lockdowns, it has been a success!

If you can't find Deanna at a grooming competition, or dog show, she is probably lure-coursing with her Azawakh, Siri, or hiking in the woods.



Valerie has been grooming both Cats and Dogs professionally for 10 years.

She completed a double major in Animal Grooming and Veterinary Assistant programs Which she completed with Honors at Northern College. She has continued to attend many seminars and workshops to keep up her skills sharp.

She often goes out hiking with her cattle dog mix Mogar in all weather.



Ever since Meagan was a baby, everyone knew she’d have a future with animals, but as she grew older, she never imagined that she’d be a groomer, let alone own her own grooming business. Originally, she had gone to college to become a veterinary technician and had been a VT for 10 years along with being a bather part time since high school. Sadly, after over 10 years in the veterinary field, burn out struck and resulted in stepping out of the field to find herself and her passion again. After reconnecting with the groomer she had first met over 15 years ago, she started off bathing again and soon after that her spark reignited.

Fast forward a few years later and here she is and has never been happier thriving with her grooming business and always looking on how to continue to grow - especially when there’s always so much to learn with grooming. 

When Meagan isn’t grooming, you’ll find her with her rescue pups - Jazz (chiX), Ellie & Coco (Frenchies), and her rescue kitties Hippo & Odin. When she’s out and about you can most likely find her out on the trails hiking or running, on a softball diamond, checking out some local food joints or out for a drive in the country with her other half.




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