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Women are a driving force in the ever growing pet industry. Mary talks to the leaders, influencers, and up and comers and how they shape the landscape of the pet industry.

Women PetPreneurs Mary Oquendo

    • Business
    • 4.9, 9 Ratings

Women are a driving force in the ever growing pet industry. Mary talks to the leaders, influencers, and up and comers and how they shape the landscape of the pet industry.

    Kaylee Konopaski

    Kaylee Konopaski

    Kaylee has been grooming for 6 years. She is a Nationally Certified Master Groomer, an award winning competitive groomer, and just recently started her own mobile grooming business in Oregon, Wanderlust Mobile Grooming. Kaylee is passionate about continuing education and try to learn as much as she can from others in the industry.

    • 34 min
    Dawn Omboy

    Dawn Omboy

    Dawn Omboy AKA The Queen Of Color
    What can I say. I love Dawn.
    Creative Styling Champion, International Creative Styling Judge and Instructor, Author and Writer, 3 time nominee Cardinal Crystal Awards, Nominated Creative Groomer of the Year 2011, Barkleigh Honors Award 2011 Contribution to Creative Styling

    • 30 min
    Cara Armour

    Cara Armour

    Since 2003, Cara has been trained by the American Red Cross as well as several veterinarians in Pet First Aid and CPR. In 2011 she completed an instructor training course and became a certified pet 1st Aid and CPR instructor. In 2015 she co-founded an online pet first aid and CPR company and now works as a product manager for ProPetHero , the pet first aid and CPR division of ProTrainings.

    She also is will become a certified professional dog trainer from the prestigious Karen Pryor Academy and a Certified Canine Fitness Trainer. She plans to use these skill to help pet parents with good manners, great conditioning and to have fun exercising in sports like agility.

    Cara also volunteered for The Boxer Rescue, is a health-conscious breeder of Boxers (Sinnott Boxers ), as well as a member of the Middlesex Boxer Club and Wachusett Kennel Clubs. She serves as a mentor to many in the pet industry as well as those in the small business world.
    
    She spends her free time training dogs and traveling to agility, lure coursing and conformation trials. When not at a trial or finding a good home for a Boxer through the rescue, she's training with her pups or playing in her garden.

    The founding dogs of Active Paws' Inc. were two beautiful Boxers father and son, Tank and Dozer. She and her husband lost Dozer to a devastating genetic disease in late December 2011, followed by Tank in May 2013. Cara is very active in the prevention of Degenerative Myelopathy, the paralyzing disease that took her foundation dogs from her before their time. She and her husband breed health conscious Boxers with good temperaments with the goal of improving the breed they love so dearly. For more information about their involvement with Boxers, check out their site Sinnott Boxers.

    • 46 min
    Leanne Baum

    Leanne Baum

    Leanne Pinard Baum is the founder of Pure Earth Pets Inc. Pure Earth Pets is an eco friendly subscription box and retail website for dogs featuring sustainable toys and natural treats delivered to your door each month! Leanne holds her Bachelors in Economics from Binghamton University, Masters in Public Administration and Certificate in Entrepreneurship from Seton Hall University. Leanne is proud to have received the Huntington Chamber of Commerce 30 under 30 award, Long Island Center for Business and Professional Women's Achiever Award and the Equity First Foundation Angel Award! Her passion for helping the planet evolved when she recognized that there was limited access to sustainable toys for her dog Dover, and made it her mission to find them, and bring them to the doors of dog owners! We do the research so our customers don't have to!

    • 35 min
    Patsy Brook Tallant

    Patsy Brook Tallant

    Patsy Brooks-Tallant, MPS Meritus
    Patsy began her pet styling career in 1978, while showing Miniature Poodles. After finishing college, she worked in various parts of the industry, including veterinary clinics, small and large salons including corporate, In 1995 she opened her own grooming salon, which has evolved into two salon’s and 2 mobile units. Both units have a waiting lists to become a client. Her routes are very well organized with all clients being on a standing schedule and she can't wait to share her years of studying Mobile grooming and the techniques she has implemented to make her Mobiles so successful. Patsy makes mobile grooming easy to understand for the beginner and seasoned groomers alike. Patsy is a lifetime member of ISCC, and accomplished multi-award winning pet stylist.

    • 37 min
    Jess Rona

    Jess Rona

    Jess Rona is a judge on her new HBO Max grooming competition show. It’ll be a fun and funny show featuring three groomers competing for a cash prize. If you’re a groomer and want to apply to be on the show go here: https://dogs.castingcrane.com

    Jess Rona is an actress and comedian that has turned her day job as a dog groomer into a successful and adorable brand called Jess Rona Grooming. Working as both groomer and filmmaker, Rona has developed a cult following on social who stop scrolling and double tap every time she releases one of her signature musical slow-mo blowout videos. Last year she combined three of her favorite past times; photography, grooming and comedy to write and create her first book, “Groomed” (Knock Knock). Most recently, Jess worked with Bissel to create a docu-style branded content series. When she’s not giving blow outs to Katy Perry’s poodle, she directs shorts, commercials, and music videos, including one for one of her favorite bands Tegan and Sara. As an actor, Jess has appeared on New Girl (FOX), One Mississippi (Amazon Prime) and Hollywood Darlings (POP TV). Jess lives in Los Angeles with her husband, actor Eric Edelstein, and their two rescue pups Chupie and Meemu.

    • 43 min

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Absolutely awesome

Mary has some awesome guest. Learning more than just grooming is a wonderful thing.

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