Determined Illinois Groomer Rises High
Vanessa Baker of Morton Grove, IL is determined to make her mark! Grooming at Pet Supplies Plus, her passion for dog grooming shines through. Vanessa just graduated Paragon’s Level 1 – Groom Tech program, and we’re excited to see her grow.
From Mentor Liz Thompson: “Vanessa has raw talent when it comes to prepping a dog. She ensures that it is ready for a smooth and even trim. She has lots of determination, and her full focus is on being successful in this program – it shows! I am VERY excited to see her full potential in Level 2!”
Why did you choose dog grooming as a career?
I love dogs and I love learning new things. I thought I could merge the two – loving dogs and loving learning – to build a new career.
What did you enjoy most during your coursework?
I enjoyed meeting new people, collaborating, achieving new skills, making the dogs look and smell great, and seeing the store neighbors happy when they pick up their babies!
Are you currently employed, or still looking?
I have a full time job as a Registered Nurse and I am blessed to be a part time groom student with Pet Supplies Plus.
What are your future goals?
My goal is to continue to grow in my grooming career!