Our Team


Ardene Figueiredo

Ardene only knows pet grooming as she has never had another job in her entire life. She has been grooming dogs since she was 24 years old in Brazil, and for two years here in the USA. Ardene is a very talented and extremely patient groomer. She specializes in all breeds and sizes and all temperaments.


Eduardo Machado

Eduardo was born in a hairdresser family and cares about nothing else but dogs. Eduardo’s mother gave him Foguinho when he was five years old. Eduardo and his dog buddy Foguinho were inseparable, taking Foguinho even to school with him. Fourteen years ago, he decided to do summer work with Evelyn Brown at Pawsitively Groomed in Burlingame, where she taught him how to groom dogs with all her 34 years of experience. He is a dog lover and a fantastic groomer, passionate about dogs.



Emiliano recently joined our team as a new groomer and rapidly advanced through our grooming skill assessment program. He is a hardworking, passionate groomer who takes great pride in his work. His love for animals shows in his results.


Joaquim Santana

Joaquim met us through one of our groomers and expressed his desire to be part of our grooming team. He loves all animals and is a very happy-go-lucky kind of guy. He has recently joined our team of talented and caring groomers and is so excited to meet your pets soon!


Julia Lemes

Since she can remember, dogs and cats have always been a part of her life. She grew up with them and couldn’t imagine a world without her canine and feline friends. She takes great pride in her work and is very much a quality over quantity type of groomer. Julia is a believer that there is always something new to learn in the grooming industry and strives to learn new ways to keep your dogs and cats happy and healthy.


Breno Lemes

Always loving animals, Breno knew one day he would pursue a career working with them. He worked on a Brazilian Mastiff breeding (Fila) farm for years.   In addition to having a passion for canines and the artistry of grooming, he decided to pursue a career in dog grooming and earned a certificate through the Alpha Grooming Academy LLC and was acknowledged for his outstanding skills in styling and grooming.


Fernando Sousa

In as little as four years, Fernando has combined true passion and the artistic eye, which drove him to be an exceptional and professional dog groomer. Also, he has mastered the patience in handling challenging and/or nervous dogs with soothing energy to bring some calmness to the grooming experience. As one of our full-time mobile groomers, Fernando takes much pride that he can bring his professional services to the homes of dog owners and provide a higher level of personal care and attention to each client.


Jose Vargas

Jose is a Colombian native and practiced as a vet tech there, where grooming is required in practice. He also served in the army for two years in Colombia. Jose has been grooming for 12 years and specializes in large breeds. He is very enthusiastic, hardworking, and loves his trade.


Luis Bacelar

Luiz has nine years of grooming experience. He is a very easy-going dedicated groomer who always strives to continue excelling. He is patient, soft-spoken and gentle, plus, specializes in cat grooming and small to medium dogs.


Luiza Siqueira

Luiza is a Brazilian veterinarian who is in love with all animals. She is a very patient and resilient dog bather with passion for her trade. She specializes in short-haired dogs of all sizes, and all temperaments.


Vanessa Ortegara

Growing up, animals have always been an enormous part of Vanessa’s live. She has volunteered with various local shelters and has fostered numerous pups and cats. She strives to make the grooming experience as stress-free as possible. She believes it is a must to have a great deal of patience and trust, as well as the ability to read dogs’ body language.


Nathalia Magalhaes

Nathalia is a Brazilian Veterinarian who is exceptionally knowledgeable and passionate about animals. She is trained as a dog bather and specializes in short-haired dogs of all sizes. Any size, any temperament, no dog is too hard for her to bathe.



Leonardo has been grooming since 2018. He adores all kinds of dogs and cats (no matter how large or small). He takes pride in giving quality grooming every one of them with a loving and gentle hand. During his career, Leonardo had his apprentice with hands-on training under four seasoned groomers. He is also very involved in the grooming community, as a member of International Professional Groomers (IPG), Southern California Professional Groomers Association (SCPGA), and the Professional Cat Groomers Association of America (PCGAA).