My name is Annette, my love for animals started when I was a little girl. I knew in my heart that I wanted to work with animals, in fact I wanted to be a veterinarian. I would always tell my parents that I wanted to work with dogs and horses. I was raised in Oregon and moved to Maui in 2004. I learned how to groom dogs in 2012, and I have continued to further my education by taking seminars and classes in California. I hope to continue learning about this industry more as I grow and master my techniques.I am very grateful and truly blessed to have the opportunity to take care of your furbabies and make them feel the best they can be!
I moved to Maui when I was eighteen. I have always been an animal lover. While growing up in Kentucky, I owned a variety of different animals from dogs, cats, and horse, to ducks, rabbits, and other small animals. My dream job as a child was to one day work with animals. I was a groomer's apprentice under Ashley Jones and have been grooming for five years. I have continued to further my education by taking grooming seminars and classes on Maui and on the mainland. On my down time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two daughters. Also taking care of our family of three cats, Lou, Pepper, and Quill.
I graduated from Oklahoma School of Dog Grooming in 1997. I have always loved and cared for animals all my life, growing up on a farm in Oklahoma. Whether it be horses, pigs, chickens, or cows we always had dogs and cats as well too love. I fell in love with grooming out of curiosity. I had always shorthaired breeds until a friend gave me a Shih Tzu puppy. That was it the love for the art has never stopped. I have owned my own grooming shop in Oklahoma but wanted a more tranquil lifestyle, so I came to Maui. It is here I fell in love with the people and their culture. In my off time I spend it with my fiancé either at the beach or with friends. I further my grooming by staying up with the new styles ultimately it is taking our time to care for your fur babies just as you would.
Working along side an amazing team here at Ultimutt, my knowledge about pet care continues to grow as I've been in the pet industry. I've been surrounded by animals throughout my life, a deep love and passion for them continues to grow. I've always imagined myself establishing a career all about pets. With hard work and dedication, I'm now the proud owner of "Pawpals Maui." From fostering to dog walking, receptioning to dog bathing, it will forever be a four legged world!