Our Instructors

Our instructors are driven by their passion for teaching, their experience in the real working world and their insight gained from their research to educate.

Angela_New_PicAngela Clark, Director
International Certified Master Groomer

For over thirty years Angela has been successful in the professional pet industry. Angela started her path in the grooming business as a bather brusher. It was through dedication, passion, training, and obtaining a degree in Business, that Angela has been successful as the Owner/Operator of a profitable Grooming Salon and Retail store leading to her twelve year career with a National Pet Supply and Retail company. During the twelve years with the national company, Angela obtained valuable experience and knowledge in the retail grooming industry wherein she held the following positions: Salon Pet Stylist, Salon Manager, Grooming Training Center Manager, Regional Pet Services Manager and the National Mobile Service Manager.

Career Highlights:

1996-2009  National Pet Supply and Retail Company. San Diego, CA
2007-2009 NATIONAL MOBILE SERVICES MANAGER- New Business Venture
2000-2006 REGIONAL PET SERVICES MANAGER – West Coast, South
1999-2000  GROOMING TRAINING CENTER MANAGER, Escondido, CA
1996-1999   GROOMING SALON MANAGER, Saint Cloud, MN
VILLAGE GROOMING, Fair Oaks, CA Owner – Owner/Operator

What Does This Mean To YOU?

Throughout all of her experience in the grooming industry, no job was as rewarding to Angela as the opportunity to train and develop people to achieve success. Angela’s passion for teaching new students to become independently skilled is combined with her corporate experience to prepare YOU for a rewarding career in the Pet Grooming Industry. Whether you choose to work in a salon, own a salon or your own Mobile Grooming Business, Angela has the dedication and experience to help you succeed!

new Kat PicKabrina Marchant

Kabrina is an instructor at American Grooming Academy. Kabrina brings to American Grooming Academy and the students enrolled over 12 years of firsthand experience in the pet industry and a formal education where she earned two bachelor degrees and graduated as “Summa Cum Laude” from California Polytechnic University. During Kabrina’s pet industry career, she worked for 7 years for one of the largest corporations in the pet retail and service business, where she held the District Salon Training Manager position for 5 years. Kabrina currently is working to complete her “Master Certification” of all breed types with the IPG association and her master’s degree of Art History. Kabrina’s passion is to teach and share her knowledge with others, “It is what pushes me to keep learning and work hard to acquire knowledge.”

One of Kabrina’s favorite sayings is “That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well”. Abraham Lincoln

State Licensure and Approval

American Grooming Academy is a private vocational school approved by the Bureau for Private Post-secondary Education under the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 and Title 5. California Code of Regulations Division 7.5. Private Postsecondary Education. The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education approval means that this institution and its operation comply with the standards established under the law for occupational instruction by private post-secondary educational institutions. Institutional approval is subject to continual review and the institution must reapply for approval every three years.