Marketing and Development
Joelle Asmondy earned her B.A. in Art from Western Michigan University and has been an active artist, producing fine art as well as graphic design, for the last 20 years. While at WMU, her interests in student development prompted her to take active roles in creating and implementing diversity training. She parlayed these experiences into a successful career in customer service and sales. Before joining the Paragon team in 2009, she developed her marketing and design skills while managing the copy department at a national chain. Later, she was a project manager and service leader for a local G7 certified master printer. Her creative skills as well as her abilities to develop and grow customer and staff relationships made her transition to her role at The Paragon School of Pet Grooming a natural fit. She served three years as the Marketing and Operations Director for Paragon while managing marketing Melissa Verplank’s other companies, Learn2GroomDogs.com, White Dog Enterprises, Whiskers Resort and Pet Spa, and MelissaVerplank.com and has now taken over marketing and project development on a full-time basis.
Joelle shares her home with her partner of 19 years, their two cats, and Puggle. She is an avid reader, loves to bicycle, and enjoys writing and working in her garden. When she’s not at Paragon, you can usually find her in her art studio or the local bookstore.