TransFURmations -Meet the team
TransFURmations began as a mobile service up until 2014 we now work out of the TransFURmations Salon on Broadway Avenue.
We have the Manawatu's only Certified Master Groomers' on Staff. Having also qualified and competed overseas with the New Zealand Groom team as the Hand Scissor Specialist . Erin Gundesen is the Senior Pet Stylist and Grooming Academy Tutor at TransFURmations. She has had a number of grooming competition wins both in New Zealand and overseas, she also competes her Bichon in the Show ring who in his short Career has had Best In Show wins at both champ and Specialty shows. Erin also has 3 miniature Poodles a toy poodle, and a Border Collie to keep her busy., along with 3 horses just to make sure there are no spare hours in the day :-)
Kylie is our Second Senior Stylist and Certified Master groomer , so we have some really talented team members on our staff. She has 2 Australian Shepherds who are amazing at obedience work and boy do they know some tricks. Kylie also has a Lakeland terrier who she has campaigned in the show ring, competing to Champion level. She also has been training Zoom in Agility and she has made a splash in this area also gaining her JD jumpers dog title with Zoom. in her first year! While kylie works full time as a groomer she has 2 young children in her family, she is also an accomplished artist and does charcoal and colour portraits of our doggy clientele. Come in store and check out her art portfolio.
Jorden grooms in Pahiatua at Sika Grooming and comes here to help us out too a few days a week. We love working with other groomers in our region. Jorden has a Standard Poodle called Sika who she takes out in the bush and he helps with her hunting activities and tramping. Jorden has worked with us for a number of years now, we love having her company.
Bree has also been helping out while we are so busy, she has 2 German Shepherd dogs that she brought with her from the United states when she came out here to be with her partner. Bree has been studying fulltime to become a Vet Nurse and has done extremely well in her studies. Bree has been grooming for a number of years and is going to work on getting her National dog groomers certificates and work towards becoming a certified Master Groomer.
Seb is a new groomer, who has a really great affinity to working with fluffy breeds, he has the best skills brushing out and preparing show coats on Bichons. Seb has become very proficient in a very short time grooming all breeds and hand scissoring legs and putting shape into dogs. Seb will be our next master groomer for sure.