Lisa Vitello, Owner NCMG
Lisa opened Wags to Riches in April, 1992. As a National Certified Master Groomer and as a member of the National Dog Groomer Association of America Lisa has dedicated her career to educating herself and her staff in the art of grooming-wanting only to provide the finest services and care to her customers and advance the professionalism of the pet grooming industry. In addition to her Standard Poodle Primo and Corgi Valla, Lisa and her family share their home in Newcastle with 2 horses, 4 chickens and her son's cat, Juniper.
Heather started working as a bather at Wags in 2003. She has worked her way up the ranks over the years and is now Head Groomer. She has her certification through the NDGAA in Sporting and Non-Sporting breeds and will be testing in terriers soon. Heather lives in Rocklin with her Husband, Scott, daughters Gillian and Ava, Boxer Mason and adorable mutt, Aggie.
Jen started working at Wags in 2006. She loves grooming Doodles, Schnauzers, Shih Tzus and Cockers. Jennifer lives in North Highlands with Brett, their children Ryan, Kylie, Zach and Boston, 3 Boxers Brinkley, Daisy and Ella and Shih Tzu Panda.
Aimee has been with Wags to Riches since 2012. She started as a bather and has worked her way up into grooming. Lately she has been doing a great job learning to groom cockers and terriers. Aimee lives in Rocklin with her fiancé, Jeremy, one year old daughter Hadleigh, boxer Bella, pitbull Irish and kitty Meow-Meow. She enjoys learning new things in the grooming shop and spending time with family.
Vallery has been with Wags to Riches since 2013. She comes from a grooming family (her mom is a groomer) and presently is our Finish Bather and learning to groom. Vallery lives in Vacaville with her boyfriend Josh and mini aussie, Meeka. She loves the comraderie of the shop, learning new things, drawing and making jewelry.
Julia started with us in May, 2014 as a bather. She has a great attitude and is really fun to work with. She loves bathing, particularly bichons. She lives in Sacramento with her boyfriend, Josh, and their Pitbull, Blue. She likes fishing and smoking meat in her smoker (especially bacon!)
Caitlyn has been with us since the summer of 2014. She is currently attending Sierra College and is studying to become a vet. She lives in Rocklin with her parents and brother, as well as a Husky mix, Mini Aussie and Chihuahua. She loves working with dogs and the other employees. Caitlyn likes to sabotage our exercise/diet challenges by baking and bringing us goodies. She also likes outdoor projects and watching Netflix.
Alex has been with us since February 2015. She has a pet sitting, dog training and dog walking business, as well as being our receptionist. Alex lives in Citrus Heights with her dog Molly and loves working with the animals, our customers and staff. On her off time she likes to hike, watch Netflix and do puzzles.