Presenters & Speakers

Danelle German

Founder of NCGI, Author of CFMG Certification program and cat grooming standards

Available for seminars, workshops outside the U.S., advanced PPI with CFMGs

Based in Greenville, South Carolina, USA

Contact via email

Lynn Paolillo

Certified Feline Master Groomer, NCGI Certifier and Head Instructor

Lynn has been grooming cats for over 12 years, and has been with the National Cat Groomers Institute as an instructor and certifier since 2012. She has been dedicated to teaching cat grooming students from around the globe to gain confidence, knowledge, practical skills and grooming business growth. She also owns and operates Cat Naps Cattery, a feline-exclusive boarding and grooming facility in New Jersey opening in late 2018. Speaking engagements have included Hershey Groom Expo, New England Groom Show, Pet Boarding/Daycare Expo, SuperZoo, Intergroom and All American Grooming Show.

Available for seminars, consultations, hands-on private instruction and CFMG exam proctoring.

Contact via email at

Connie Buchanan

Certified Feline Master Groomer, Certifier

Based in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Apex Academy – Feline Groomer Program

Contact via email

Melissa Hall

Certified Feline Master Groomer, Certifier

Melissa Hall run a successful grooming business in Arizona and has owned multiple salon locations within the state. She teaches and speaks on cat grooming related topics around the US. Published articles on cat grooming in grooming related magazines.

Available for workshops, seminars, and PPI in the US and international.

Based out of Yuma, Arizona, USA

Contact via (928) 344-3033 or

Helena Schmid Camenisch

Certified Feline Master Groomer, Certified Feline Creative Groomer, Certifier

For many years Helena has been grooming show cats before she started to professionally groom cats in 2013. She run a successful feline exclusive grooming business in Switzerland. Besides being a CFMG and CFCG, Helena is also an international FIFe judge. Published articles on cat grooming in Swiss and German grooming and cat related magazines.

Based in Fischbach-Goeslikon, Aargau, Switzerland

Contact via +41 79 424 94 75 or

Available for workshops, seminars, practical exam preparation training, exam proctoring in Europe and international.
Languages: German, English, Russian

Sarah Warner

Sarah started her career in grooming at just 16 years of age. Since then she has studied vet nursing; owned 2 successful grooming businesses, mobile and salon; and been a feline exclusive groomer at her Brisbane salon Aristocats Feline Day Spa since 2016. 

Available for PPI; Seminars, Workshops; speaking engagements, both in Australia and Internationally.

Based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Contact via email at

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