Ryan graduated from Cornerstone Christian School and then studied engineering and architecture at Biola University and Cal Poly Pomona. He started grooming in 2005, working at pet salons over the summer during his college years. He studied under award-winning groomers, and studied grooming books and trade magazines, expanding his styling skills. He's also worked as an architectural draftsman with M/A Design Group, a Pasadena architectural firm.
He loves the active, personal side of pet grooming, especially giving life to the ideas people have for their dogs. Every day at the salon is a new chance to create styles that look amazing and are functional for the pet and the owner. Ryan also enjoys working to develop care plans for clients' pets, helping pet parents figure out what they want and what their options are.
Ryan specializes in grooming terrier breeds. His strong sense of line, proportion, and symmetry help him create clean, geometric cuts for terriers. He also enjoys the springer spaniel cut, because although their cuts aren't flashy, the dogs look really sleek and sporty after they're groomed.
Arielle starting grooming in 2001, when she was just fourteen years old. She trained at Bow Wow Meow in Santa Ana, the oldest continuously-run pet salon in Orange County, and continued her training with an award-winning groomer. She has also worked grooming in a veterinary environment. She opened her first salon at the age of seventeen after graduating from Calvary Chapel High School.
Arielle specializes in grooming poodles and enjoys all the creative ways their hair can be styled. Her favorite parts of grooming include helping people to keep their pets clean and manageable, working with animals, and exploring the artistic side of grooming. Her energy and vision help maintain a lively and productive atmosphere in the shop.
Besides styling, Arielle maintains the My Dog Spot website, which she also created. She also composes our social media, with a focus on supporting and educating owners and helping their pets be happy and healthy.