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Contest Judges

Wire Coated Breeds: Friday AM
Entry: Joey Villani
Intermediate: Teri DiMarino
Open: Sue Watson
Group: Janice Fehn
All Other Purebreds: Friday PM
Entry: Joey Villani
Intermediate: Teri DiMarino
Open: Lisa Leady
Group: Tammy Siert
Sporting: Saturday AM
Entry: Linda Easton
Intermediate: Teri DiMarino
Open: Scott Waserman
Group: Janice Fehn
Salon Freestyle: Saturday AM
Entry: Teri DiMarino
Intermediate: Linda Easton
Open: Janice Fehn
Group: Scott Wasserman
Poodles: Saturday PM
Entry: Teri DiMarino
Intermediate: Scott Wasserman
Open: Lisa Leady
Group: Tammy Siert
Rescue Round-Up: Sunday AM
Tammy Siert
Best In Show: Sunday PM
Cheryl Purcell
Creative Styling: Sunday PM
Deborah Walker
Dawn Omboy
Kelly Knight

Teri DiMarino

Teri DiMarino

An industry veteran, Teri has owned and operated successful salons and mobiles in Florida and California. A winning grooming contest competitor, Teri was a member of three groomteam USA Gold Medal teams. A multiple Barkleigh Honors and Cardinal Crystal Award winner, Teri is a regular columnist for Groomer to Groomer Magazine as well as a popular speaker and judge at seminars and trade shows across the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, Korea, Australia and New Zealand.

Linda Easton, ICMG

Linda Easton

Linda is an International Certified Master Groomer and President of International Professional Groomer, Inc. As a competitive groomer, Linda had many wins, including included Best in Show, Best All-Around Groomer, winning the Edemco "Total Groom Extravaganza". After putting several obedience titles on her dogs, she worked as a professional handler, finishing and putting championship points on over 60 champions in over 20 breeds and 7 groups. Her grooming career began in 1973, and her current grooming salon and self-wash is in Salem, Oregon. As an educator and certifier for IPG, Linda travels all over the world certifying, giving workshops, and judging grooming contests, and introducing the exciting new Salon Details Certification. Linda spends free time on her 50-acre ranch where she and her daughter raise and train sport horses and ponies, “developing friendships with horses".

Janice Fehn, CMG

Janice Fehn

Janice started grooming in 1966 after rescuing an 18 month old Standard Poodle that had never been groomed. She was one of the first certified master groomers in Ohio and went on to raise and show American Cocker Spaniels. She has been a show promoter, show manager, president of Central Ohio Cocker Club, runs a Cocker Rescue, and belongs to numerous rescues and dog related clubs. She has done videos, seminars, edited a book, written articles, and done demos on many different breeds. Janice is a USA, and IJA approved judge and has been an Oster Ambassador. She lives in Mt. Gilead, Ohio with her husband Dan and works at her shop, Sunshine Acres Grooming and Boarding, est. 1980.

Kelly Knight

Kelly Knight

Kelly is a National Certified Master Groomer, who has been grooming for over 20 years. She started competing in 2009 and won the 2010 Rising Star of the Year, while making GroomTeam USA top 10. This year, she made the top five. Kelly is also known for her exquisite work with creative abstract design, where she has multiple wins. She is the owner of Goin' to the Dogs in Cleveland, TN.

Lisa Leady

Lisa Leady

Lisa Leady NCMG, CMG, a Barkleigh Honors Award winner, qualified for Groom Team USA in 2000. Lisa is a certifier for National Dog Groomers Association. Lisa breeds and shows Smooth Fox Terriers. Lisa was a member of Groom Team USA from 2000 - 2006. In 2005 she qualified for the traveling team to France, where she helped bring home the Silver medal, in 2007 she qualified again for the traveling team to Italy. Lisa is the proud owner of Primp My Pooch Mobile in Genoa, IL. Lisa was honored to be a contestant on Animal Planet's Groomer Has It 2.

Dawn Omboy

Dawn Omboy

Creative styling artist Dawn Omboy, or the Queen of Color as she is known to many, is a multiple creative styling champion, placing in nearly every contest she entered. She has been featured on the cover of Groomer to Groomer three times and has contributed articles for the magazine as well. She is a previous Barkleigh Honors winner. Dawn was also a Cardinal Crystal nominee. She enjoys learning new techniques, teaching, and judging. Private and group classes are most fun for her. Dawn has owned Klippers in Columbus, Georgia, for 25 years. She is the author of the DVD set "Creative Canine Color and Design," an instructional by Klippers.com. Her motto: "making the world more colorful, one dog at a time."

Cheryl Purcell

Cheryl Purcell

Cheryl A Purcell Nationally Certified Master Groomer: 
groomteam USA Member from 2002 to 2007. Cheryl retired in 2010 to become the groomteam USA Coordinator from 2011-2014, She captained the 2013 Gold World Grooming Champion Travel Team. In addition to being a five time Cardinal Crystal nominee and a Barkleigh Honors Awards nominee. Cheryl and her dog River where the 2014 Kerry Blue Terrier BOB at Westminster. Cheryl is a sought after Lecturer, Judge and Mentor. Cheryl owns and operates Pooch Paws Pet Grooming with her husband Ron, in Hanover MA.

Tammy Siert

Tammy Siert

Tammy has been grooming and competing for over 24 years and now manages a busy upscale salon in Hinsdale, IL. With the help and patients of her husband and many family members she made GroomTeam USA in 2008, 2011, 2012 - ultimately achieving her goal to travel to every show that was GroomTeam sanctioned for four years. Tammy has been the National Grooming Consultant for Espree Animal Products and has helped develop new products for them. She has been Secretary for GroomTeam USA since 2013, works for Andis Company as a part of their Small Animal Education Team, and received certification from the USA Judges Alliance in 2012 and now judges at shows around the Country and Internationally. Tammy is certified in Animal CPR and First Aid and is currently working on becoming a Certified Master Groomer.

Joey Villani

Joey Villani

Joey had 35 years of experience under industry visionary John Nash. He trained thousands of groomers as an instructor and director of Nash schools. In 1995, he became the owner of the Nash Academy of Animal Arts, New Jersey. Joey is an IJA judge and four-time nominee for Judge of the Year. Joey has appeared on numerous television shows, including Animal Planet's Dogs 101, NBC's The Today Show, and Fox's The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet. As a judge on Animal Planet's Groomer Has It, a grooming-based reality TV show, Joey brought a technical insight to the show.

Deborah Walker

Deborah Walker

Deborah Walker has been training pets for over 30 years. She owns and operates one of the leading Animal Care Facilities in the state of Illinois. Labest is a state of the art, Doggie Daycare, Grooming, Training, and Pet Resort Facility. Deborah Walker is a Certified Pet Trainer, Animal Behavior Instructor, and Certified Master Stylist Meritus. She is also a Certified Acupressure and Massage Therapist Meritus and Instructor through ISCC. She is certified as a dermatech Specialist and Master Pet Stylist. She’s competed in grooming competitions and has numerous awards, especially in creative styling. She is a judge for ISCC grooming competitions and certifier in the grooming industry.

Scott Wasserman

Scott Wasserman

With over 15 years of experience, Scott is one of the top winning U.S. Pet Stylists. As 1996 & 2002 U.S. Pet Pro Classic Champion and a GroomTeam USA member, Scott is internationally recognized as a judge, speaker and competitor in England, China, Italy, Spain, Scotland as well as in many other countries. With his extensive competition experience and expertise, Scott is lovingly and respectfully referred to throughout the industry as Mr. Terrier!

Sue Watson

Sue Watson

Suesan, a third generation pet stylist, began working with dogs over 39 years ago. She is a Certified Master Groomer, and owns a mobile grooming business, Best All Around Groomer, serving the Chicago area. She was the winner of the Wahl 2003 Groomer of the Year Award at Westminster Dog Show and the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards for American Groomer of the Year in 2002 - 2004. Suesan has been nominated two times for the Cardinal Grooming Contest Judge of the Year award. Since she began competing in 1995, Sue has received Best in Shows and Best All Around Groomer awards. She has been a member of the 2000 – 2005 Groom Team USA teams. She is a representative of the Wahl Clipper Corporation who is sponsoring her at Groom Expo.