Teri Di Marino

Teri is a forty+ year veteran of the pet styling industry. She previously owned and operated a large and successful South Florida salon for almost years. As a multi Best In Show winning grooming contest competitor Teri was a member of the &rsquo;88, &rsquo;89 and &rsquo;93 GroomTeam USA Gold Medal winning teams, served as GroomTeam USA team coordinator for the &rsquo;90 and &rsquo;91 teams as well as GroomTeam USA Treasurer for nearly ten years. She is a multiple Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Award nominee and award winner for American Groomer of the Year and Judge of the Year as well as a multiple Barkleigh Honors award winner for Journalism and Outstanding Contributions to the Industry. Teri is a popular speaker, judge at seminars and trade shows across the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, Korea, New Zealand and Australia. She initiated the concept of the platform demonstration at grooming trade shows in the 1990&rsquo;s. While these are familiar to the human hair industry, they had been unseen in the pet styling world until that time. Teri&rsquo;s dog show background includes extensive work with Doberman Pinschers in the obedience and conformation ring as well as helping found the Doberman Rescue League in South Florida in 1976. She served as President, Vice-President, Adoption Coordinator and Obedience Director. She also bred and showed Tibetan Terriers, having finished numerous breed and obedience champions as well as owner/handling one of her dogs to a National Specialty Best in Show win. Her &ldquo;eye for a dog&rdquo; carried over to her salon, where she maintained and groomed many of the local show dogs for their handlers, specializing in the scissor Terrier breeds and Cocker Spaniels. As one of the charter members of the Boca Raton Dog Club, Teri acted as Match Secretary and Chairman through the grueling AKC licensing qualification process and then went on to hold the position of Show Chairman after licensing was granted. Teri also served a two year term as club President. Teri is currently the President of the newly formed California Professional Pet Groomers Association, Inc, an organization dedicated to uniting the professional groomers within the state. Teri has written regular columns and feature articles for the industry publications Pet Business,Grooming Business and Groom &amp; Board magazines. Teri now calls Barkleigh Productions home and has taken on the position of Industry Consultant along with writing the business column and feature articles in Groomer To Groomer magazine. She has also contributed to the Animal Planet reality show, Groomer Has It, acting as the shows <em>Professional Consultant as well as several other grooming related television shows.Teri regularly lectures at trade shows and consults with pet styling businesses, specializing in teaching no-nonsense everyday grooming and bathing techniques, salon set-up, business logic and time management efficiency. Teri now resides in Southern California and still enjoys grooming pets in her private salon.