Our Amazing Staff
For 48 years, the Salzberg family and their team of professional groomers has been caring for pets, and the people they own, just south of Boston.
Leaving your baby for a day of beauty needs to feel safe and you need to trust the people handling your beloved pet. Let us care for your best friend!
Your baby is our baby at The Village!
Kathy joined the Village Groomer with her husband Dave back in 1976, and went on to become a Certified Master Groomer. She is a nationally recognized journalist and was awarded the Crystal Achievement Award for her work twice. Although she is retired now, she is still a driving force in our business, providing support and insight to all. Kathy survived a brain aneurysm in 2011, and each and everyday we are grateful to have her here with us! Thank you to all of you that called, emailed, and prayed!
Missi grew up at the shop. She took naps in the cubbies with the dogs after school, and rang up millions of dollars in fake sales on the old crank register! She returned to the family business in 1994 when her father became ill, and has been at the helm ever since. She has written extensively for her industry trade magazines and has lead workshops and seminars all over the country as an educator for Oster Professional Products.
Missi also owns Chickadee Seed & Feed in the same plaza as The Village Groomer & Pet Supply.
Annie has been by my side for over 19 years now. She has won multiple awards in the grooming ring and the Cardinal Crystal Award for Journalism for her work in Grooming Business Magazine. Her attention to detail and character have put her artistry in high demand! From a very young age, she knew she would dedicate her professional life to caring for animals, and we are blessed to have her on our team.
Kathy has been with us since 2000 and has over 35 years of grooming experience. A National Certified Master Groomer, Kathy bred American Cocker Spaniels for many years. These days she spends more time on her Harley Davidson with her husband, Al!
Melissa has been with the Village Groomer for 12 years now. It is wonderful to see her work on even the fussiest of Shih tzu's, Shetland Sheepdogs and Yorkshire Terriers. We notice her attention to detail on the faces of all the dogs she grooms. She is an incredibly gentle soul, and the dogs feel that in her hands. She is the proud human to Ginger, Miyagi, Marvin and Noodles!
Kat is not only a great groomer, but she's funny as heck and makes the day go by a bit faster! She is an avid horsewoman and she and her husband Mark just bought their first home. They also share the house with a big goofy Mastiff named Tonka and Brutus the Giant Schnauzer!
Brien Roberts is an accomplished groomer and has won in the handstripping class. He is a graduate of the Norfolk Aggie and decided to make professional grooming his career. He is the proud father of three daughters with his wife Stephanie and shares his home with Monkey, the toy spaniel.
Emily Lupatkin joined our staff in 2017 and we are thrilled to have her positive vibe and gentle way at the VG. She and her husband Ben have a beautiful son, Jericho, and 2 pups, Humperdink, Shalom and a cat named Babalu!
Javier runs our bathing department, and just celebrated his 7th year with us! He is our go-to-guy on so many levels. He is an incredibly hard worker and we are so lucky to have him on our team!
Alex Brown is my right hand woman during the morning mayhem! She is the calm presence that checks all of our paperwork and finishes my sentences. I am so lucky to have such a kind and gracious person to help me get the day started. She is also an actress, starring in many performances of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and owns her own pet sitting business. Her cat, Kiyote, is her spirit animal.
Christopher will be the extremely kind and courteous young man you will meet at the counter on most days! He is a sweetheart, and one of my best friend's kids! An accomplished musician, Christopher has said he's happy if he can play great music and hang out with dogs!
Jenn is your morning head camp counselor in daycare! Watching over your babies Tuesday through Friday and making sure they have a safe environment to play and be dogs!!! She is also the great photographer that posts so many awesome pics of your babies in doggy daycare! We lucked out finding this gal!
Maddie Powers is our afternoon daycare Momma, pictured here with Colby. Maddie is truly a joy and revels the personalities and antics of our daycare kids. She shares her home with a beautiful boxer named Hope. Glad to have you on board Maddie!
Amanda Ronhock is our other bather/brusher and don’t be fooled by her size! This woman can throw it down in the warehouse helping with grain orders or lift a Newfie into the tub! She is a hard worker and a great addition to our team.
Boujee, Nani & Michael (R.I.P.) are on staff full-time as our Snack Consultants & Style Advisors. This picture was taken on one of their many vacations to Auntie Alice's Private Poodle Camp.