Melissa Verplank has over 30 years of experience in the pet industry. Her mastery of grooming has won numerous awards on a national and international level.

She is the founder of multiple businesses including:
• The Paragon School of Pet Grooming, Inc.
• White Dog Enterprises, Inc.
• Whiskers Resort & Pet Spa, Inc.

She was a member of GroomTeam USA. Later she became the Team Coordinator and sat on the Board of Directors. Ms. Verplank is an industry speaker, author of Notes From the Grooming Table and Theory of Five, contest grooming judge, Cardinal Crystal Achievement winner and multiple Barkleigh Honors award winner.