Jen grew up in Roselle and graduated from Lake Park HS. With a great love for animals, grooming was a natural career choice. She began grooming in 2004 and spent several years as a grooming instructor and salon manager. Jen joined the Lake Street Animal Hospital team in 2015. Jen truly loves the creativity that grooming mixed breed dogs allow, but sporting breed and terriers hold a special place in her heart.
Dedicated to continued education, Jen attends multiple seminars each year and earned her Canine Esthetician certification in 2018. Jen also won 3rd place in her first grooming competition in the summer of 2018 and plans to continue competing well into the future. She is currently pursuing her Advanced Professional certification with International Pet Groomers, Inc. and is an active member of the Illinois Professional Pet Groomers Association (IPPGA).
When Jen is not busy making pets look beautiful, she enjoys cooking, baking, crafting, fishing and finding new adventures with her son. She is also pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice, with the ultimate goal of a Ph.D. in Criminal and Social Justice. Jen shares her home with a senior Pointer/Dalmatian mix, Payton, and an orange tabby cat named Sam.