Lara Latshaw – 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. 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.
Paul Latshaw – Bather
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.
Maria Donati – Groomer
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.
Larissa Tetzloff – Salon Manager Plymouth
Larissa grew up in Plymouth and has a heart for animals. She rescued a pitbull named Dixie from the Humane Society along with her three cats. She has an adopted Sheltie named Deniro.
Larissa has previous experience working at veterinary clinics and boarding kennels. She also works training service dogs. She is a very motivated individual with a desire to make sure clients know their pets are in good
Heather Brown – Manager Granger Location, Groomer
Heather has been grooming for over 20 years and owned a salon in South Bend, Indiana, for a few years. Heather decided to work at Gordon’s Grooming to enable her to expand her grooming knowledge and attended her first grooming competition in August of 2019 where she competed with the beloved Bernard, the salon owner’s Bichon. She’s excited to get into the world of competition grooming. Heather excels at hand scissoring and longer styles. She’s especially talented when it comes to determining the best style and applying that style to the doodle mixes that come to Gordon’s Grooming. Heather works at our Granger and Plymouth location.
Cheyenne Heckaman – Groomer
Cheyenne, while newer to the grooming industry, is passionate about her career. She has a husky/golden retriever mix and two short hair mixes as well. In her free time, she likes to attend Comicon conferences and write fiction novels. Cheyenne works at our Plymouth and Granger locations.
Amber Kent – Groomer
Amber started grooming in California and has been grooming for over 4 years. She came to Gordon’s Grooming from Michigan to be able to work at a salon that encourages growth and continuing education. She is AKC Safe Salon Certified, Pet Tech CPR & First Aid certified, and working towards her Master Groomer Certification.
Amber is a mom to handsome little men and a wife to a Marine Veteran. She has 3 dogs: Beauty, a Goldendoodle; Waylon, an American Bully mix; and Odin, a Shepherd mix as well as two bearded dragons. Amber works at both our Plymouth and Granger locations.
Ashley Schmitt – Groomer
Ashley has been grooming for over 8 years and can groom dogs, cats, and rabbits! She has a daughter, Alice and three Akitas, as well as a variety of other animals such as horses and goats.
Stefanie Birdsall – Assistant & Receptionist
Stefanie has worked in the position of assistant and receptionist to pet groomers for many years. She worked for 8 years at Pet Smart as a bather and then spent another 4 years working at different salons. She is highly knowledgable about pet care and customer service.