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The Grooming Gallery Team


Name: Eric Ambriz, Groomer (Fluent in Spanish)
Years grooming: I’ve been working in grooming salons for about nine years and grooming for the last six.
Why I became a groomer: I started working as a part-time bather while I was going to school. I started watching the groomers and eventually picked it up, finding that I had a real knack for it. I just can’t imagine doing anything else now.
What I like most about grooming: I love dogs, of course. But there’s nothing routine about grooming – every day brings something different.

Name: Andrea Boyce, Groomer & Shop Manager
Years grooming: I have been in the grooming industry for over seven years. Most recently, I’ve worked as a grooming manager at a pet resort in the southwest suburbs.
Why I became a groomer: Like a lot of groomers, I started as a bather. I really liked it and decided to attend grooming school. Since graduation, I’ve worked for a few grooming salons.
What I like most about grooming: I’ve also got a degree in marketing, but always seem to end up going back to work with dogs. It might be fate or just where I’m meant to be right now.

Name: Amanda Elbert, Groomer
Years grooming: I have been grooming for nearly four years.
Why I became a groomer: By luck! I applied for a position as a cashier at a large retail chain and they ended up calling me for an opening in their grooming salon. I started as a bather and loved it so much that I later became a groomer.
What I like most about grooming: The best thing that I like about grooming? That would have to be working with the dogs and having the satisfaction of doing something good for them. It's also a great feeling when customers love your work!

Name: Ingrid Kallai, Owner & Chief Cleaning Officer (Fluent in Hungarian)
Why I decided to purchase The Grooming Gallery: It was honestly an accident. While I was looking for some real estate to open a doggie day care and boarding facility, I ran across The Grooming Gallery for sale. I thought that it would be a great way for me to establish myself in the pet services market in Chicago. I took over the business on January 1st and haven’t looked back since.
My experience: I’ve been working in a corporate environment for more years than I’d care to admit. I’ve been longing to break-out and do something on my own and for myself for some time. Always having been drawn to animal care, I thought it would be fun to open a business that caters to dogs and cats. In a different life, I think that I likely would have been a vet! If you want to learn more about me or my staff, feel free to contact us.