About the Founder

Pam Lauritzen has been a leader and pioneer within the Pet Styling industry for over 30 years. Her peers recognize her as an accomplished Pet Stylist, Styling Judge, lecturer, author and trade show manager. She has authored numerous articles for pet styling association newsletters, pet industry trade publications and has served as a field editor for Groom & Board magazine. Currently she is publisher and editor in chief of PetStylist magazine, a trade publication committed to advance education.

Pam is recognized and respected throughout the industry for her tireless effort to promote professionalism, education and organization of pet stylists. In this capacity she co-founded the Illinois State Professional Dog Groomers Association and the Southern Association of Professional Dog Groomers, serving as their first president. Pam was also instrumental in the creation of Professional Pet Groomers Certification, Inc. (PPGC) where she served as their first president and first "Certification Coordinator". Pam was also selected by her peers to be the first "Certified Master Groomer" and "Certifier" in the United States. In 1988, by virtue of her outstanding pet styling credentials and accomplishments, Pam was selected to be the first Chairman of the Board for the International Pet Groomers, Inc. and is currently the founder and Executive Director of the International Society of Canine Cosmetologists (ISCC).

Pam is the creator and manager of the U.S. Pet Pro Classic, a major pet styling show and the largest such show in the American Southwest. She continues to conduct a variety of Advanced Continuing Education seminars and is the author of Super Coats, Shear Control, Shear Illusions, Handling Problem Dogs and How Much are You Worth.

With the many accolades and respect Pam has garnered in the industry, she continues to be in the vanguard of research and development of new, innovative concepts and pet styling techniques that improve the speed, quality and proficiency of Professional Pet Stylists around the world.


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Pam Lauritzen & Company, All Rights Reserved
Promoting Education and Higher Standards in the Pet Styling Industry
Last Update: February 27, 2010