When Ernie is not pretending to work or watching HGTV, he mostly just sleeps and snacks. He often has to make business trips (not the ones in the yard haha) to help out his human staff. Ernie has a great job and gets to try out dozens of new products and techniques for free. He hopes they never figure out how easy his job is. Ernie especially loves breathing heavy on the phone to telebarketers …. boy they can be relentless.
Dina our co-founder attends many trade shows, samples dozens of products a year to find the right ones, and adjusts our process based on continuing education and feedback from our loyal clients (this includes dogs). She is Ernie’s primary translator in the boardroom. Most of the staff think she is Ernie’s favorite 😮 (Boss’s Pet)
Jimmy works in the office with Ernie to build things like this website and all the technology that keeps Ernie’s Dog Spa running smooth. He is known to have a rather rough demeanor but don’t worry his life is run by a stout bulldog…. how bad can he be. Ernie hates mice, computers, social media and all things techie … he let’s Jimmy stick around to take care of these things.
Kelsey is the only native Ernie’s Dog Spa groomer to Virginia. We are very proud to have Kelsey on board, she truly is the point where compassion, professionalism, and kindness meet. She was born and raised in Northern Virginia, where she spent her time riding and working with horses. Her love for animals eventually landed her in a career in Dog Grooming for the past 8 years, where she has excelled to a top-notch groomer. In her free time, you will often find Kelsey hanging out with her 2 rescue dogs, Osaa and Beau. They enjoy going for long walks around Warrenton and attending dog training classes where they learn and play with other puppies. Ernie has never attended a training class but he would go if he could hang out with Kelsey. Ernie’s favorite part of Kelsey is the extra hugs she gives him when he waddles around the vans allegedly checking the tires.
RachelTrainer / Consultant
While Rachel has taken a step back from grooming to focus on being a Mom she always inquires about her previous furry client friends. She has years of experience working in the grooming industry as well as has a background in dog nutrition. She practically grew up on a“Bulldog farm” with her Grandpa’s 6 Bulldogs in Juniata County PA. After years of learning about all the bulldog’s likes and dislikes, she came prepared to answer all of Ernie’s difficult interview questions. Classifying Rachel as a dog lover is an understatement. She has rescue dogs of her own and has a guilty pleasure of surfing the internet in search of more rescue puppies to bring home