Danielle's love of grooming started with her first job, when she was just 15, working for Belle Creek Bichons, home of the Westminster 2018 winner “Flynn”. After graduating from high school in 2006 she began working for her family’s business Pet Xtras Grooming & Training running the front desk and managing clients. At that time she decided grooming was what she wanted to do with her life, so she attended The Michigan School of Canine Cosmetology, graduating in 2009 and beginning her journey as a groomer. Since then she's lived in 4 different states and worked with some of the industries top groomers. Danielle received her certification in First Aid and Cpr. and completed the AKC Salon Safety course and continues to further her education by attending seminars and industry expos.
She is an avid animal lover and has competed with Arabian horses, dogs, rabbits and cavies at a national level. Her family currently includes her 2 retired childhood horses, 3 dogs, 2 young children and her husband, Eric. When she's not homeschooling her kids or helping her husband with his company, she loves to spend her free time reading and baking.