Lara Latshaw – Owner and Groomer
Lara is one of 7 National Certified Master Groomers in Indiana. She participates and teaches at national competitions and conferences all over the U.S. Lara has been grooming for over 20 years and is also a Pet Tech Pet CPR/First Aid Instructor. Lara specializes in Bichon and Sporting Breed grooms. Lara also can hand strip breeds requiring hand stripping and grooms cats. Lara primarily works at our Plymouth location, although she does groom once in a while in our Granger location.
Lara shows her Bichon, Bernard, as well as her GBGV (Grand Bassett Griffon Vendeen.) She’s also on the GBGV Foundation Board and is a member of the GBGV Club of America. Lara is Chair of the GBGV Club of America Newsletter and also assists with the GBGV Health Committee. Lara also recently became a member of the Bichon Frise Club of America.
In her free time, Lara enjoys traveling and SCUBA diving!
NEW – Lara is focusing more on teaching and training to ensure Gordon’s Grooming groomers are excelling.
Paul Latshaw – Bather, Plymouth Location
Paul Latshaw, Lara’s husband, also works in the salon full-time assisting. He’s been bathing and drying dogs with Lara for over seven years. In August 2014 attended a bather/brusher certificate course at the All American Grooming Show in Chicago, IL. He also worked part-time for Family Express when they first moved to Plymouth, and previously worked in the grocery business and was in the U.S. Navy.
Position Available – Salon Manager & Groomer, Plymouth Location
Sarah Moorehead – Salon Manager, Granger Location
Sarah owns and shows three harlequin Great Danes: Eva, Valor, and Wynn. You will often see Eva lounging around in the salon. She enjoys training and showing her dogs and spending time with her family and friends. Sarah would love to see one of her dogs show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Sarah enjoys working at the salon, spending her days with pets, and helping educate and help pet owners.
Ashley Arscheene – Groomer, Granger Location
Ashley has been grooming for over 12 years. She has two adopted dogs, Sky and Jade (lab mixes,) and two cats, Cam and Tigger. Ashley enjoys walking on trails with her dogs and discovering nature. Grooming has been a strong passion of hers for many years. She enjoys getting to know the pets she cares for and working with the pet owners. Ashley’s strong suits are hand scissoring and grooming double-coated breeds.
Maria Donati – Groomer, Granger and Plymouth Locations
Maria Donati has been grooming pets since 2015. She decided to work at Gordon’s Grooming to expand her grooming knowledge, start attending continuing educations conferences and working towards obtaining her NCMG. Maria does participate in competition grooming and recently obtained her Certified Terrier Groomer Certification from the National Dog Groomer’s Association of America. She has two dogs at home, a Standard Poodle, Mr. Smee; and an Akita Mix, Frazier. Maria works at both our Granger and Plymouth locations.
Jenna Adams – Dog & Cat Groomer, Granger Location
SOON: Manager Gordon’s Feline Exclusive Boarding & Grooming
Jenna has been grooming pets for just over five years. She has 3 dogs: Esther, a Boston Terrier/Pug mix; Eli, a Bichon mix; and Paislee, a Long Hair Dachshund. She also has 3 cats, Jonah, Cosmo, and Ricky Bobby. Jenna has helped foster many rescued kittens including bottle feeding them until they are weaned and can get permanent homes. She loves grooming poodle mixes and also grooms cats.
NEW – Jenna will soon be managing our feline exclusive boarding and grooming facility that is opening right next door to our current salon in Granger Indiana. She will be working to obtain her Master Cat Groomer Certification.
Ashley Wallace – Dog & Cat Groomer, Plymouth Location
Ashley has a Husky named Ace. In her free time, she enjoys reading and watching movies. She is hoping to get into competition grooming in the future. Ashely loves grooming because she enjoys working with animals and helping to educate pet owners. She also enjoys working with her team members at the salon!
Nike Fox – Apprentice Groomer, Plymouth Location
Nike (pronounced Nickey,) is the bather and assistant at the Granger salon. She has four dogs: Maverick, a yellow lab; Goose, a black lab;
Dak, a Australian Shepherd; and Amos, a Blue Heeler. In her free time Nike enjoys kayaking, hunting and working with her black lab to waterfowl hunt.
Mandy Johnson – Groomer and Groomer Trainer, Granger Location
Mandy has been grooming for over 13 years. She owns a German Shepherd, Fleetwood; a Terrier Mix, Bubbles; a Siamese cat, Staley; and a black cat, Taco. She also has 3 lizards, a Uromastyx, Puff; a Leopard Gecko, Lumpy; and a Crested Gecko, Rafael. Mandy also has a Roborovski Hamster named Humphrey. In her free time she and her husband Jake work on their Victorian house. She is also learning to play the guitar. Mandy really would like to work towards her Master Groomer Certification. She enjoys working with pets and building good relationships with customers.
NEW – Mandy is now our Groomer Trainer at our Granger location.
Tina Addington – Groomer, Plymouth & Granger Location
Tina owns two dogs, Sasquatch, an American Bully, and Crabby Paddy, a Shortybull. She also has a Bearded Dragon named Emmit. She enjoys reading, hanging out with her friends and pets, and showing bully breeds in her salon. Her dream would be to run a salon in Florida and become a judge in the ABKC. Tina enjoys grooming because it’s great to see the transformation from before and after! She also enjoys helping pet owners solve any issues they are having with their pets.
Emily McCraw – Groomer, Granger Location
Taylar Miller – Bather, Granger Location
Cassie Bates – Front Desk & Apprentice Groomer, Granger location
Laura Van Scarborough – Front Desk, Granger Location
Maddie Morehead – Apprentice Groomer, Granger Location
Tess VanFleet – Apprentice Groomer, Plymouth Location