Maryland Grooming Competition Judges


Anne Francis

Anne has been a professional pet stylist for over 20 years, joining the team at The Village Groomer & Pet Supple in Walpole, Mass in 1995.  The Village Groomer received Best Independent Retail Grooming Salon twice, by the Cardinal Crystal Achievement Awards.  Anne was the recipient of the Cardinal Crystal Award for Journalist of the Year for her work on the instructional article in Grooming Business Magazine, “The Grooming Table”.  She has been a member of Groom Team USA for 2014, 2015, and 2016 and finished in the top 5 of the last 2 seasons.  She has been recognized for her incredible scissor work, as well as the “Taxi Award” at the NEPGP for the best expression and character with a mixed breed.  Anne is excited to share her knowledge she has gathered over the years as she transitions into being an educator in the industry that she loves

Cheryl Purcell

Cheryl A Purcell, Nationally Certified Master Groomer, was a GroomTeam USA member from 2002 to 2007.  Cheryl retired in 2010, to become the GroomTeam USA Coordinator from 2011 to 2014.  She captained the 2013 Gold World Grooming Champion Travel Team.  Cheryl is also a five-time Cardinal Crystal nominee and a Barkleigh Honors Awards nominee.  Cheryl and her dog River were the 2014 Kerry Blue Terrier BOB at Westminster.  Cheryl is a sought-after lecturer, judge, and mentor.  Cheryl owns and operates Pooch Paws Pet Grooming, with her husband Ron, in Hanover, MA. 

Teri DiMarino

An industry veteran, Teri has owned and operated successful salons and mobiles in Florida and California.  A winning grooming contest competitor, Teri was a member of three GroomTeam USA® gold medal teams.  A multiple Barkleigh Honors and Cardinal Crystal Award winner, Teri was a regular columnist for Groomer to Groomer Magazine, as well as a popular speaker and judge at seminars and trade shows across the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, Korea, Australia, and New Zealand. 

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