Meet the Team
We value experience and continuing education. Our team is hand-picked for their dedication to their craft as well as compassionate handling skills. They provide unbeatable individualized service to not only meet your needs, but also exceed your expectations of what a dependable Dog Groomer can be.
Karu Wojtaszek, ICMG
Founder/Certified Master Groomer
Karu is an International Certified Master Groomer and award winning pet stylist. He is also Nationally Certified by National Dog Groomers Association of America in both Sporting and Non-Sporting breeds and certified in pet CPR/First Aid by the American Red Cross. With over twelve years of experience, he has trained under some of the top groomers in the industry, both in the world of competitive dog grooming and in AKC conformation rings. He cares deeply about the physical and emotional well being of your pet. He is a Low Stress Handling® Silver Certified Graduate as well as a Fear Free® Certified Professional. He opened Grooming Arts Northwest in September 2017 to bring his knowledge of show and competition grooming into the world of mixed-breed and pet grooming.
Sue Ko, CAPG
Certified Advanced Professional Groomer
Sue has been with us since September 2018. She is a graduate of Paragon School of Pet Grooming and is Certified in Non-Sporting and Terrier breeds by International Professional Groomers while working towards Master Certification. She recently placed #1 Best In Show in the Pacific Coast Alliance's first ever Online Doodle Grooming Competition! She is known for her calm demeanor and extra gentle handling skills. Sue is the proud owner of a boisterous and playful Australian Labradoodle.
Alisha Melancon, CPG
Certified Professional Groomer
Alisha is an award winning pet stylist featured on the cover of Olga Zabelinskaya's international grooming publication for her work and is specializing in Fusion styles. Alisha not only has a fine eye for detail, but an artistic vision for each pet in her care. With over 10 years of experience in the animal and pet industries, Alisha brings passion and understanding to her grooming. She spent her early years competing in equestrian sports, and even has a long history of working with large and exotic reptiles!
Eager to continue her education, Alisha’s aspirations are to complete her Master Groomer certification and continue traveling and competing in grooming competitions.