Meet Loni: When we are having a bad hair day we head to a stylist, when your pets are having a bad fur day they head over to MVAH to see Loni groomer extraordinaire and this weeks Team Member of the Week.
Q: Tell me about you?
A: I was born and raised in Reno, I have 1 brother and 1 sister. I’m married and I have been grooming for 24 years.
Q: What made you want to work with animals?
A: I was looking for something more fulfilling than the corporate management job I was in and a friends sister owned a grooming shop. After spending time there I realized I had a connection with animals.
Q: What interests you the most in your career?
A: I love making the animals feel and look better. I enjoy learning about animal physiology anatomy, training techniques.
Q: What are your hobbies outside of work?
A: Exploring Nevada. My husband and I do paranormal research, ghost hunting and teach paranormal classes.
Q: Do you have pets of your own?
A: Yes 3 dachshunds.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Earning the trust and love of the animals I groom. Even though they may not like the actual grooming process I know that in the end it makes them feel good.
Q: What or Who inspires you?
A: My parents have always been my inspiration. They are two of the hardest working people and they instilled that quality in me.
Q: What does your ideal future career look like?
A: I truly enjoy grooming and will continue as long as I can.
Q: If you could an animal what would it be?
A: Besides being a spoiled dog in my household, I would love to be a bird that soars on the wind and have the ability to travel anywhere I could fly.
Don’t forget to check back next week, for the next Team Member of the Week!