Meet our Groomers
Experience/Education: Kris Satkoski is not only is the proud owner of The Gold Clipper, but has been grooming dogs since she was nine years old. Since then she has perfected her skills by attending grooming seminars and different expos throughout the years. She also attends the Chicago All American Grooming Contest yearly. Her continuing education allows her to be informed on the latest styling techniques, grooming supplies, and equipment. Before she opened the Gold Clipper she groomed at:
1. Pet Parade,” LaPorte, Indiana 1983
2. “Animal Garden,” Niles, Michigan 1983-1984 (w/ Dr. Kryder)
Hobbies: Kris's hobbies consist of riding her motorcycle with her husband and/or friends, spending time with family, especially her grandchildren, attending church activities, and traveling, She also is an avid animal lover and owns 5 of her own dogs; Captain Jack, Pearl, Rose, and Maui.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:30am-2:00pm
Experience/Education: Tonya decided to be a professional groomer after getting a job at Pet Pals as a kennel attendant. She worked there for a couple months before making the decision to attend grooming school. Tonya enrolled in Great Lakes Academy located in Joliet, IL. She graduated there in 1998 with a degree in Canine Cosmetology. After receiving her degree, she was promoted to a groomer at Pet Pals and worked there until 2007. In 2007 she took a job at All Creature Features until accepting her position with the Gold Clipper in 2013.
Hobbies/Interest: Tonya enjoys spending time with her family, pampering her pets, especially her rough coated collie Hope, and curling up with a good movie with Bella.
Monday-Saturday 8:00am - 2:00pm
Experience: Renee has been working with animals for over 20 years. She started as a veterinarian techician and decided she didn't like losing dogs so she decided that grooming would be a better occupation for her.
Hobbies: Renee loves spending time with her husband, her two dogs, Josie and Gracie, and her horses.
Monday 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Tuesday, Wednesday 1:30pm-8:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 2:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 2:00pm
Experience/Education: Stephanie has been working as a groomer and the office manager at The Gold Clipper for the past six years. Prior to The Gold Clipper she has experience working within the veterinarian field as a receptionist, vet tech, and groomer. She loves her job because is she has the opportunity to assist Kris, the owner of The Gold Clipper, be a strong leader towards her coworkers, and make sure our clients have the very best experience possible. Her grooming philosophy is "that no pet should ever have a bad hair day!" She is also our main cat groomer and is working towards her master certification.
Hobbies/Interest: When Stephanie is not working at the salon, she is busy being a mother to her 3 daughters and a wife to her husband, Chris. She also loves spending time in her garden, curling up with a good book, or participating in national poultry and goat shows. Stephanie is kept entertained by the antics of her Border Collie, Whimsy and an English Bulldog, Groot, 5 cats, and multiple chickens, ducks, and goats at Raising Faith Farm.
Friday 2:00 pm - 6:00pm
Other dates available upon request!
Tina comes from Illinois originally based out of Florida. She has over 40 years in the professional pet grooming industry. Her favorite breeds to groom are poodles and terriers. When Tina is not working with us she loves to spend time with her standard poodle, Tickle and her parrots. She is also an avid gardener.
Please call to schedule an appointment.
Experience/Education: Sarah is the senior bather at The Gold Clipper. Sarah loves animals, which makes her great with all breeds of dogs. She currently has a diploma from Brown Mackie in Veterinary Technology and interned at All Creature Features for 6 month before accepting a position at the Gold Clipper in May of 2014. She loves her job because she gets to work with different type of dogs all day long. Sarah has this patience about her which makes her unique in this field. She is great even with pets that may seem timid at first.
Hobbies/Interests: Sarah loves spending time with her sons, Connor and Oliver, and her husband, Chris. They like to take their pit bull, Patch, to the park and spend nights snuggled up watching a good Disney movie.
Tuesday - Saturday 8:00am - 2:00pm
Leslie hails from Michigan City and previously worked at Pet Pals for over 15 years. She loves making every pet enjoy their spa visit, even if it takes a little extra time. When she's not at work she cuddles up with her rescue pup Charger and watches Netflix.
Wednesdays and Fridays 12:00pm -6:00pm
Saturdays 8:00am to 1:00pm