PROFESSIONAL INDUSTRY BIO
NCMG, ICMG, CCMT, CMA, AHAE, MRP
Chris is a career pet stylist and dog person of over 35 years.
Mother to 3 teenage kiddos, and as an independent business owner, she still finds time for a host of grooming industry projects.
Currently she is the owner and operator of Finer DeTails Pet Spa, Sweetgrass Wellness Center, and Special Kneads Canine Massage in Mazomanie, WI.
In late autumn of 2021, Christein opened Sage Pet Grooming Academy in Mazomanie, WI. The Sage Academy is one of only 3 World Pet Association’s Professional Groomer Credentialing approved pet grooming training institutions available within the entire US. The Sage pet Grooming Academy is a holisticly geared training facility focusing on a curriculum steeped in science and open minded methodology with high regard for handling and the overall experience of the pet visiting the salon for grooming care.
Christein is an award winning competition groomer, retired competition judge with both IJA and USA panels, has multiple national grooming certifications from the NDGAA, IPG, and is a Certified Canine Esthetician specializing in canine skin & coat care and nutrition.
Christein is the first pet groomer and industry teacher to ever gain her accredited title as a Holistic Animal Educator, thru the HAA.
In addition to her efforts within the grooming salon and its industry, Chris is the founder of the Wisconsin Association of Professional Pet Stylists/WPGA and MPGA, cofounder of the National Alliance of Grooming Associations, cofounder of the Society of Holistic Pet Professionals, and as a breeder of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, she also sat as the WI State Director for the National Cavalier Rescue Trust and helps in small breed dog senior rescue & foster work through her network, Vintage Hearts Senior Rescue.
You can also find a host of her training material within the WPA PGC library under Certified Canine and Esthetician courses and the Mindful Groomer Learning Series.
Chris actively writes blogs and online articles, is a member of National Dog Writers of America, and is the author of 6 industry guidebooks and multiple continuing educational courses. She has created her own line of canine skin & coat therapy products, Good Kharma- Canine Spa Therapies, and a newly formed aromatherapy business specifically for groomers & their pets, The Scentered Dog.