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Laura’s Team of Groomers

Groomers - Laura Leigh Merswolke

Laura Leigh Merswolke

After training under Master Groomers and graduating with top marks from B-Pro Grooming Academy, Laura opened her own salon with a focus on providing a high level of service excellence and professional results. 

Always passionate about animals, she makes sure that her groomers diligently display the same care and concern for their four legged clients as they would for their own beloved pets. 

Trained to professionally groom all breeds and highly skilled in hand scissoring techniques, Laura is both a Senior Groomer and the salon owner. As such, Laura works tirelessly to ensure that her and her team offer their very best on behalf of their valued clients.  Laura is proud to see that her salon’s client base has significantly grown in recent years primarily from referral, which is the very best compliment!

Groomers - Kyla Taplin

Kyla Taplin

After successfully graduating from the University of Waterloo with a BA in HR Management, Kyla realized her career path should instead reflect her deep love for animals.  She subsequently began her training and graduated from the Grooming Academy.  Working in grooming salons for over a decade has allowed Kyla to spend her days caring for her clients’ pets and she prides herself on making their grooming experience as stress free and comfortable as possible. 

At the end of her day, her rescued pets at home, 3 dogs and 2 cats, are waiting to greet her.  Kyla constantly strives to further her industry knowledge and has also graduated from Mohawk College with honors in the Veterinary Management Program.

As a full time professional groomer with Laura Leigh Grooming, Kyla’s friendly, kind and professional manner is noticed by all she meets and she is much loved by her coworkers and loyal clients.

Groomers - Lisa Hutter

Lisa Hutter

As a Junior Dog Groomer, Lisa is currently continuing her industry training and fine tuning her skills. 

Lisa loves spending time with dogs and observing how their individual personalities make them each unique.  Her love of animals began from a young age when Lisa started a dog walking business at the age of 12.  Lisa’s other hobbies include spending time with family, travelling, hiking, camping and volunteering in the community. 

Lisa is creative and produces many of the salon’s videos for our social media accounts.  She is a cheerful, friendly addition to the team here at Laura Leigh Grooming.  Be sure to say hello to Lisa when you are next in the salon!

Ashley Schlegel

Ashley has always had love for all animals, but she had her heart set on working with dogs. From a young age she was always offering to walk the neighborhood dogs, or do some dog sitting.

In high-school is where her passion for dog grooming began. After working alongside a certified master groomer and learning the trade she knew she wanted to have a fulfilling career with dogs. She took some time after graduation, but ultimately found that dog grooming was where her heart was.

She attended grooming academy, and has been and has continued to further her education in all things grooming related. With over 7 years of grooming and animal care experience, she prides herself on having a patient, loving, and stress free approach to the grooming process.

After work and in her off time, Ashley likes to spend time with her family, and her dogs. Two Siberian huskies, Shadow and Tundra. She also enjoys the outdoors, fishing, hiking,  and spending time at the cottage. Ashley loves to create long-term meaningful, friendly relationships with her clients and their pets.