Christine’s life has always revolved around dogs and the many different dog worlds.
Even in photo's as a young child there isn't a photo that doesn’t include a dog by her side.
Having taught herself to groom on her mums kitchen table at the age of 12 Christine was told by her father that there was no future in dog grooming.
With this in mind and her dedication to dogs has led Christine to become one of the most successful International groomers and grooming trainers from Australia.
Christine has been responsible for nurturing many friendships and newcomers to the industry and is a leading figure as a mentor to groomers both locally and globally. Christine has a wide network of her “ grooming family “ and is an owner of multiple successful grooming businesses and companies she operates with husband Les.
A celebrated International grooming judge Christine is always up to date with modern grooming trends and her knowledge is highly regarded and respected worldwide. Highlights of her career are the many tv shows that she has been fortunate to be involved with including judging on Australia's first televised grooming show " Pooch Perfect " on the 7 network and judging high profile grooming contests overseas for over 12 years which includes being invited to judge at the World Teams Championship in Milan in 2017
Christine’s passion for grooming has always been infectious and her enthusiasm and knowledge is inspirational and innovative in many facets of the dog grooming industry, to which she has an endless commitment.
Les was involved in the hospitality and music industries before finding his home in the pet industry for which he now has over 20 years experience. Starting in pet boarding and eager to learn more Les became the NSW representative for the Pet Industry Association for several years in the early 2000's. With a thirst to further his industry knowledge Les started travelling comprehensively to the USA , Europe , China, NZ & Sth Korea with wife Christine learning from the many countries different cultures and experiencing many grooming contests and shows. Les has co-ordinated Australia's biggest grooming show "groomQuest " in Australia since 2008 and has attended 5 x EGA European Grooming Assn World Championships since Groom Team Australia commenced competing in 2009 as team co-ordinator. Les has helped many groomers over the past 17 years at The Grooming School commence their own successful grooming businesses and has a great knowledge of all of the latest grooming equipment.
Krystal is our "young gun " and a very vibrant energetic dog lover. Krystal is fast becoming a very competent groomer under the watchful eye of Christine and is a fountain of knowledge. Having worked in vet practice Krystal also has great knowledge of dogs and their welfare and is very popular with students.
Leanne has been one of the instructors at The Grooming School for over 5 years. Her many attributes are her passion for dogs and ability to work with and clearly explain any problematic areas with students. She has a definite love of Cocker Spaniels including her own Cocker "Sherlock" which she keeps in peak condition and is always there to assist students in any way she can.