Our Team

Cynthia Wheaton, Owner & Animal Arts Institute graduate


 Cynthia has been working with animals for over 16 years.  She is a native Floridian and attended the Florida Institute of Animal Arts.  Cynthia has a special gift with timid and nervous canines.  She enjoys helping pets feel their best.  It makes her day to get a wag and a kiss after a day of pampering. You can check out some of Cynthia's work in our before and after photo albums. 

Lindsey Dicken, Master Groomer


Lindsey is a Master Groomer, and currently holds the title of #1 Groomer in the country  on Groom Team USA. Lindsey apprenticed under a former top groomer in Michigan, before moving to Florida to complete her training. She has studied under many top professionals in several breeds, and has used the skills learned to compete in grooming competitions around the world.

As a competitive groomer, Lindsey has held the title of top ranked groomer for an astonishing ten of the last twelve years.
She’s represented the US on the world grooming team 5 times, traveling to Germany, Belgium, Spain and Italy, winning three team gold medals and two silvers, as well as many individual trophies. 

In addition to competing at grooming competitions, Lindsey travels around the world teaching master classes on grooming. She also breeds and shows Bichons Frises in AKC events, and has earned many top awards with her dogs. 

Lindsey is in high demand, so please plan to book your appointment in advance. 

Julie Lynch, Animal Arts Institute graduate


 Julie hails from her native Japan, where she was a surgical nurse for brain surgeons. She moved to the US in 1995

 where she decided to pursue a career working with her main love, animals. Julie is a kind, upbeat groomer who truly cares about the wellbeing of her four legged clients, and you’ll often hear her giving the dogs little pep talks or singing a song to them. Dogs and people alike truly love Julie, and we are thankful to have her on our team!

Our Team

Monika Mardula, Animal Arts Institute graduate



Monika graduated the Florida Institute of Animal Arts in 1998. At her very first grooming show, Monika won three first places with a variety of breeds. Monika has excellent scissoring skills and grooms many breed styles. She has a very kind way with her canine clients.