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 yearsand 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. 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!
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.
Andrea Bottomley – Salon Manager Plymouth
Andrea loves pets and has two adopted dogs of her own. She and her boyfriend Chase, live in Bourbon, IN. Before working for Gordon’s, Andrea worked in the healthcare field. In her free time, she enjoys working on her dirt bike, affectionately known as Karen.
Ashley Arscheene – Salon Manager & 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 location.
Kayla Fullbright – Groomer, Granger Location
Kayla has been grooming for over 6 years. She has two dogs, Jake and Wendy. Jake is a Cattle Dog (11) and was going to be euthanized for behavioral issues. Kayla adopted him and after a year of daily work you’d never know he had problems in the past. Wendy (6) is a deaf Chihuahua Kayla also adopted. Wendy knows some sign language.
Kayla is in college and completing her Bio-Chem degree at IUSB and plans on attending Vet School once she graduates in May 2021. Kayla and her husband have one son, Logan.
Jenna Adams – Groomer, Granger Location
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 Hiar 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 weened and can get permanent homes. She loves grooming poodle mixes.
Ashley Wallace – Groomer, Plymouth Location
Nike Fox – Bather, Granger 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.
Mariah Rippy – Groomer, Plymouth Location
Mariah enjoys grooming even though che has a Bachelor of fine arts in 2D animation. Someday she wishes to create her own own animated television shows. She owns two cats, Omelette and Marshall and a Pomerian named Pippin. She also has a blue Tongue skink named Loco and a ball python, Juju. Her interests outside of grooming include racquetball, ukulele, crafting, sculpture and painting. She is also a big Lord of the Rings fan.
Mandy Johnson – Groomer, Granger Location
Mandy has been grooming pets for over thirteen years.
Tina Addington – Groomer, Plymouth Location
Sarah Moorehead – Front Desk & Self Pet Wash, Granger Location
Courtney Vinnage – Front Desk & Self Pet Wash, Granger Location