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IPG Certifiers 

LINDA EASTON, ICMG

Canine Concepts

Oregon

Linda is the President of the International Professional Groomers. As a competitive groomer, her wins include Best in Show and Best All-Around Groomer. Linda has been involved with dogs for over 50 years. She began training for the obedience ring then breeding & showing Basenji's, Australian Cattle Dogs, Poodles, and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. She worked as a professional handler, finishing over 60 champions in many breeds, from Pekingese and poodles to Newfoundlands.

Linda's grooming career began in 1973, and since then, she has built 8 successful grooming salons. Her current grooming salon and self wash is at her horse ranch in Salem, Oregon.

As an educator and certifier for IPG, Linda travels all over the world certifying, Judging grooming competitions and giving workshops. Linda and Dr. Jim live on a 50-acre ranch and breed and show horses. Linda and Jim are also very involved in 4-H for horses.

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RANDAE BITHER, ICMG

IPG Certifier and Approved Training Center


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Elsebeth De Biase, ICMG

IPG Approved Track 1 Certifier

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Myke is the owner and instructor of the San Diego Grooming Academy.  He hosts regular workshops and training events at the school and Certification Events.

DENISE McDONALD, ICMG

Masers Grooming Academy

Washington

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Denise is a second-generation groomer who started grooming at the age of nine years old. Denise has for may years assisted with a 4-H dog group. An active member of the Washington State Pet Industry Association. She was named "Groomer of the Year" in a 1977 Seattle Grooming contest and was first runner-up in 1978. In 1979 she promoted and directed a local WSPIA Grooming Contest. 1980 Denise earned Certified Poodle Groomer title in the first Professional Pet Groomers Certification test held in Des Moines, Iowa. 1982 Denise successfully promoted the first groomer’s convention and certification testing in the Pacific Northwest, at which time she earned certification in the Sporting Breeds. 1983 she earned title of certified Terrier Groomer and status of Certified Master Groomer in Atlanta Georgia. 1984 PPGC INC. (now International Professional Groomers Inc.) elected Denise as Regional Director of the Pacific Northwest Region. 1987 achieved status of certifier for PPGC. Inc./ IPG INC. 1989 achieved status of Companion Animal Hygienist with WWPSA. 1990 Elected on the board for International Professional Groomers. 1991 took over the duty of treasure and membership comity for IPG Inc. Served for one and a half years.  Several placements in major grooming competitions.

VICTOR ROSADO, ICMG

Puerto Rico and Latin American Affiliate

Victor is a member of Groom Team USA (www.groomteamusa.com)

MYKE ROSS, ICMG

IPG Approved Grooming School Affiliate

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Myke is the owner and instructor of the San Diego Grooming Academy.  He hosts regular workshops and training events at the school and Certification Events.

KOMAKO TANAKA, ICMG

Koko's Paws Owner/Operator, NDGAA Certified Groomer, Groomteam USA member, IJA Judge, Grooming show Speaker http://kokospaws.com/

Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, as well as Multiple Best in Shows and Best All Around Groomer awards. She is a member of Groom Team USA (www.groomteamusa.com) 07 and 08, earned the privilege of representing the US in theWorld Team Grooming Championship in Germanyin 2009. Winning the bronze medal in the hand stripping class, Koko helped her teammates bring home the team Gold for the US.

Koko was nominated for the Cardinal Crystal Achievement Award for American Groomer of the Year in '08. Since retiring from the competition ring, Koko has started mentoring advanced grooming students from Japan and has traveled as a speaker and Judge.Koko has been interviewed by major publishers for the grooming industry in Japan.

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