Theresa was Introduced to grooming at the age of 6, trained with Jean Boyle from the age of 15, and worked in her salon for 8 years. She purchased her 1st poodle (a brown Toy) at 16.
She groomed dogs at home when her children were small, then opened her 1st salon in Christchurch Called Savoir Pet Boutique. She was one of the first NZDGA members and In the first group of Masters in NZ.
Theresa continued to train her girls for several years and is proud of their achievements. She competed in grooming competitions in Christchurch winning with a Toy poodle in Lion trim and took second place in Large Poodle class with Standard poodle complete scissor cut.
She went to USA- with her girls and won Gold in the International terrier class with Kerry Blue, was part of team to USA for Oster tournament USA . She took runner-up in NZ Oster tournament with a Bedlington Terrier and was Winner of Groomalong NZ with a Bichon.Theresa is currently a NZDGA Judge and trainer and has judged in Australia.