Jessica, CMG, IGMS, is the owner of Show Stoppers Pet Styling in Waukegan, Illinois. Jessica has been a pet stylist for 19 years. She started working in a grooming salon in her early teens bathing dogs. After several years of grooming on her own for both corporate and private salons, she took the leap into the grooming competition ring in 2006. After accelerating in the competition ring, she moved from entry-level to open level in a matter of a few shows. Jessica has won a multitude of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place wins including many group placements in entry, intermediate and open level as well as several Best Groomed Dog Awards and Best in Show.
After taking a break from competing for a few years to focus on growing her family as well as her business, Jessica took it a step further and started giving private lessons and doing hands on grooming workshops. In addition to attending grooming shows, running a business and private lessons Jessica also shows her Standard Poodles in AKC conformation shows with her daughter Janae.