Meet the Team
Amanda started her career in the dog world in 2003 as a Volunteer in an animal shelter, and knew almost immediately that her professional life would be spent working with, helping, and loving dogs. She earned her Certification in Veterinary Assisting in Washington State, where she assisted Vets in many different types of surgeries, including spay / neuter and periodontal procedures.
In 2004 she completed her breed-specific Dog Grooming studies, and over the past 14 years she has perfected and diversified her grooming skills to include Bichons, Poodles, Shih Tzus, Lhasas, and Goldens, as well as many types of mixed breeds. Amanda LOVES all large hairy dogs as well! She has an incredible gift for working with senior and special needs dogs, and she has an infinite amount of patience working with those dogs who do not particularly enjoy being bathed and groomed.
Amanda lives with 4 dogs of her own, including Gemma, a precocious Shih Tzu, who can be found lounging around All-Star Grooming, showing off her Mom’s talents for dyeing her hair various colors! Amanda may also be familiar to you because she Groomed with us "back in the day" at Desert Knight, and we are thrilled and fortunate to have her with us here at All-Star Grooming!
Jenn Lippert is our Salon Supervisor, which means she directs all activities and staff of our Admin., Bathing, Daycare, and Boarding Depts., and also works closely with our Groomers on scheduling and other issues.
Jenn has been a member of our Team for a number of years now. She started in Bathing, earned a promotion to Lead, then later transferred to Admin. – Jenn was soon elevated to Boarding Supervisor, then added Daycare to that title, and now she pretty much runs our whole show here – we’re very fortunate to have Jenn with us!
Hello my name is Kyilee! I was born in California but moved to Phoenix, AZ at 2 years old. Growing up there was always dogs in the house which is where my love for dogs started. After sadly losing my 13 year old Lhasa Apso Star to a dog attack, I decided I wanted to use my grief and heal through working with dogs of all breeds. I always thought about working with animals as a career growing up, and I started as a dog bather in April 2021. After months of bathing I decided I wanted to be a Groomer and have been gaining grooming experience since. I am looking forward to expanding my grooming career here at ASG alongside my mentor groomer Shay.
My name is Shay! I'm a professional Pet Stylist here at ASG. I grew up in Indio, CA and moved to Gilbert, AZ in 2009. I've had dogs my whole life! We had a mini Schnauzer and a Lab Mix who were my world. I knew I wanted to work with animals from a young age and loved watching anything about dogs. I started my adventure with dogs in 2011. First I was a bather for 3 years, then I trained in Grooming Even after all these years, I still love to further my education in the grooming field by learning new techniques! I enjoy grooming all breeds and can’t wait to meet your fur babies!!
Greetings!! I started grooming in Chicago 28 years ago and I’ve acquired many additional grooming skills along the way while I lived in Seattle and now in Phoenix.
I specialize in senior and special-needs dogs. I am animal CPR-certified and safety restraint trained. I’m owned by my midnight-colored baby Jack the Cat.
I’m Taylor. I have been an animal person and lover my entire life. My Dad took me to the zoo every day as a child. I’ve had a real variety of pets over the years. My current group is 2 heeler mix dogs, 2 cats, a bearded dragon, and fish. I love doing color dyeing on dogs – I think it’s beautiful! I’ve been a Groomer here at All-Star Grooming for almost a year now, and I love learning new things and expanding my knowledge and skillsets.
Aurelia began her grooming career in 2019. Since then, she has improved her skills and continues to grow as a groomer at All-Star Grooming. Aurelia grew up on a hobby farm in Montana and has always had a love for animals, especially dogs. Her family has four dogs, including her little Shih Tzu mix, Sunny.
Aurelia loves working with all breeds of dogs and making them beautiful for their parents! She has a passion for her work and enjoys learning new things every day.
I was born and raised in Montana (in fact, that’s my nickname!). My husband and I have been married for 9 years now and we have a 17 year old daughter. I moved to AZ 3 years ago and love it here! I have worked with animals for many years, from hamsters to dogs to horses and everything in between. I love animals so much – someday I hope to open a rescue for exotic to domestic animals! Grooming has been one of the most fun and amazing job I have ever had! The love of animals is why I decided to become a groomer. What is so cool about working at All-Star Grooming is every day we see all different sizes, shapes, & breeds of dogs – each day brings someone and something new and different!
Hello my name is Alayna! I have been working with animals for more than 4 years now. I love every animal no matter the shape or size. I have two cats - an old lady tabby cat and a very rambunctious sphynx kitten (hairless breed). I particularly enjoy working with dogs that are bigger than me. I am passionate about continuing to progress and excel in my Grooming career here at All-Star!
Hi! My name is Sierra. My passion has always involved animals. When I started fostering back in 2015 I started my own rescue in New Mexico. I specialized in hospice and special needs and then I decided to study Grooming to help low income families and the New Mexico animal community. I’ve worked in many different capacities in various grooming parlors and other rescues in several neighboring states around the southwest.
I moved to Arizona in 2020 with my Doberman and Maltipoo. I met my husband here and I am so thrilled to be continuing my grooming career at ASG!