Manuela C. - Pet Stylist
Manuela’s grooming career started while attending the PETSMART Certification program in 2007, which then gave her the opportunity to groom on a full time basis. After a break from grooming to complete a Political Science degree, She just could not put away her love for animals and recently returned to the grooming world.
Manuela has loved animals ever since she was a little child. She has enjoyed caring for her various pets through the years, and developed a deep connection with animals.
Presently, she has a small dog which she adopted at the shelter, and has really enjoyed caring for him as well as going on bike rides together. She enjoys going to the beach and spending time with friends and family.
Manuela has been enjoying caring for and grooming all the sweet dogs who come into the salon. She often sneaks a hug and kiss (or two) during her grooming sessions. She is very excited to be at Mission Bay Salon.
Ana H. - Pet Stylist
Started working professionally with dogs at a kennel/daycare facility in 2010. She soon realized how much she really liked working with dogs and wanted to pursue more training so Ana became a Veterinary Assistant while attending PIMA and became a licensed Vet Assistant. After working in the field she wanted to branch off and continue her training and experience with dogs so she started looking for grooming experience. Ana joined our team in the middle of 2014 and has been an asset to the team by spotting behavioral and health changes in dogs and letting the owners know. She gets satisfaction when dogs leave from her care happy and proud!
Originally from Chula Vista, Ana is a huge San Diego Chargers Fan and enjoys watching Ellen on TV! Some dogs freak out at the vet, but we are not the vet and they come in happy.
Alicia T. - Pet Stylist
Alicia started grooming 4 years ago when by coincidence she was washing a roommate’s dog and realized that she really enjoyed working with animals. When asked what she finds most gratifying about being a groomer, she replied, “I love seeing the dogs leave happy and the reaction on their parents face when they see the transformation from dirty dog to stylish pup.
Originally from San Diego, Alicia is currently working on a degree as a veterinary technician. She has two dogs, a Rottweiler named Hercules and a Husky named Jubbs.
In her spare time, Alicia enjoys baking, cooking.
Nina K. - Salon Manager/ Pet Stylist
Aloha! I’m Nina! My love and passion for animals developed at a very young age. I have worked in the animal field for 7 years. In 2010, I went to grooming school in Los Angeles and earned my pet hygienist. I have my Pet First Aid and Pet CPR certification.
When I am not grooming I am wrestling and running around with a zoo of my own. I am a mother of a wild toddler boy, two rescued and spoiled girl pit bulls, two male cats, two guinea pigs, a tortoise and fish.
I am very blessed to lead the life I have, surrounded by the people of good nature. I find myself luck to be part of this outstanding team.