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Retired: 2007

Teresa Dreese

With over 19 years’ experience, Teresa Dreese is a Certified Master Groomer, an award- winning contest stylist, was a Lead Trainer and is currently the General Manager for Paragon School of Pet Grooming and White Dog Enterprises. She served two terms as GroomTeam USA Coordinator & one term Board Member, and an industry consultant. Her specialties include breed profile trimming and hand scissoring.

More About Teresa Dreese

What are the two proudest moments of your career?

Winning the Cardinal Crystal’s 2011 David G. Salzberg Award & being a part of GroomTeam USA gold & silver wins in Germany & Belgium in 2009 & 2011.

Are you formally trained, apprenticed, or self-taught?

Formally Trained

What is your favorite breed of dog to groom?

Sporting breeds

What is your favorite breed of dog to live with?

Little, sassy Terriers

What advice can you offer to aspiring pet professionals?

Perfect your bathing & drying skills, be patient with yourself, be open to learning as much as you can.

What do you love to do when you are not working?

Traveling, playing golf and Texas holdem poker.

What driving force keeps you going?

To make sure the companies I work for are profitable, a place where everyone enjoys working, and training our students to be the best groomers they can be.

What one thing really ticks you off?

People who have no work ethic or moral values.