AdamSouth Lake Union
Adam was born and raised in Gig Harbor, Washington, and has been grooming for the last 15 years. He loves expressing his artistic abilities in both standard and creative cuts. He especially loves doing mohawks (upon request) and lion cuts. In his free time you can find Adam out adventuring with his dog/ bff Loki.
Barb was born and raised in California before moving to Seattle 14 years ago where she felt instantly at home. She’s been grooming for over ten years and has been with Downtown Dog Lounge for the last six. Her favorite part of her job is at the end of the appointment when the dogs are visibly happier and wearing her hand made bows. When she’s not grooming you can find her painting, doing ceramics, traveling, and exploring with her daughter, Olive.
ChelseaSouth Lake Union
Chelsea has been grooming for the last 9 years, ever since attending the Grooming Academy at PetSmart. She was born and raised in Las Vegas before moving to Washington last year. She was drawn to Seattle by the diversity, culture, and the overall sense that people are welcomed rather than judged. She loves the challenge of grooming dogs that have had bad grooming experiences in the past and allowing them to have a more positive association with being groomed. In her free time she loves hiking and spending time in the great outdoors.
Katie has lived all over the states in Southern California, Colorado, Georgia, and now Seattle. As one of our longest standing employees, Katie has been an invaluable asset to DDL. She joined Downtown Dog Lounge in 2009 as a handler and has since transitioned into the roles of concierge, pack leader, staff trainer, manager, and now groomer. She’s known for taking on dogs who have struggled with other groomers in the past, whether they’re stressed, anxious, or squirmy. In her free time Katie and her husband can be found exploring the PNW on their Harley motorcycles, cooking, or caring for her immense number of houseplants. She also has 3 pups, all short haired so she doesn’t bring her work home with her.
Melissa was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia. She started grooming over 20 years ago and has been establishing herself as one of Seattle’s best groomers ever since. Her favorite part of her job is the joyful reaction she gets from dog parents when they come to pick up their pup. When she’s not doing haircuts you can find her reading, spending time with friends, and enjoying Seattle’s ever-changing weather.
Victoria has been grooming since 2007 after training at Petsmart Academy. She loves spending time with her 3 kids, James, Gabby and Emery, her 2 cats Po and Cleo, her mini aussie Itty Bitty and her boyfriend Cory. She’s a Broncos and Seahawks fan and looks forward to family movie and game nights. On the weekends you can find her out hiking or adventuring in the Pacific Northwest.