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Lindsey Dicken Wins American Groomer of the Year At Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards Ceremony

September 20, 2012

Award-Winners in 7 Other Categories Also Shine At The Grooming Industry’s Premier Red Carpet Event

LAS VEGAS, NevadaThe winners of the 2011 Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards – the grooming industry’s version of the Oscars – were recently announced the SuperZoo pet retailer trade show at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.  Sponsored by Cardinal Pet Care and marketed by McFadden Publications, the Cardinal Crystal Awards celebrate the best and the brightest in the competitive pet grooming industry with awards in eight different categories.

This year’s American Groomer of the Year Award was won by Lindsey Dicken, a National Certified Professional Groomer from Altamonte Springs, Florida. Best known for grooming Bichon Frises, Lindsey has won numerous grooming awards in the past, including World Champion Poodle Groomer, Intergroom’s American Groomer of the Year, and the Lynn Carver Memorial Award for Best All Around Pet Stylist in 2008 and 2010.

Teresa Dreese, CMG, was this year’s recipient of the David G. Salzberg Award, presented annually to the individual or organization who makes outstanding contributions to competitive grooming and groomers in general.  An award-winning contest stylist, Teresa is the lead trainer and general manager for the Paragon School of Pet Grooming and White Dog Enterprises in Jenison, Michigan.  She is also the GroomTeam USA Coordinator & a Board Member.

Other 2011 Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Award Winners include:

  • Judy Hudson, Grooming Contest Judge of the Year
  • Lisa Leady, Mobile Groomer of the Year
  • Biscuits & Bath, Retail Grooming Salon of the Year 5+ Units
  • The Village Groomer, Retail Grooming Salon of the Year 5 Units or Less
  • Jodi Murphy, Congeniality Award
  • Clayton Muniz, International Groomer of the Year

“The Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards have become an institution in the grooming industry, showcasing the achievements of groomers who have done so much to raise the levels of professionalism in the trade,” said Tony de Vos, President of Cardinal Pet Care.  “The winners of this year’s awards are exceptional individuals who have demonstrated outstanding expertise, creativity and social responsibility, benefiting the grooming industry and the pet-owning public alike.  We are honored to present the winners with the Awards and we congratulate them.”

The Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards were founded in 1988 by Cardinal Pet Care President Tony de Vos and Shirlee Kalstone, then owner of the International Intergroom trade show for competitive grooming, for the purpose of establishing standards of grooming excellence and recognizing professional skills in the competitive grooming industry.  Since the beginning, the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards have been considered one of the highest honors in the pet grooming industry, annually presenting awards for outstand.  A complete description of the criteria for the awards can be found at

Cardinal Pet Care is a solar-powered company “Devoted to Pets, People and the Planet.”  In addition to providing pets with the highest quality products, Cardinal is dedicated to the environmental directive of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Pre-cycle whenever possible. Demonstrating its commitment to the environment, Cardinal has solar-powered corporate offices, warehouses and manufacturing facilities in Azusa, CA.

For more information, visit the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards website at .   More information is also available on the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards Facebook page –


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