Our Graduates' Stories

Pet Grooming Stylists from our Temecula Grooming Academy

Advance Pet Stylist: Johnny Rakosky

Johnny Rakosky  a graduate of American Grooming Academy and employee in January 2012, has endeavored on an incredible journey. After earning her place here at American Grooming Academy, Temecula, CA. Johnny has embarked on an offer to work as a Advance Pet Stylist in Hilo, Hawaii. Karen Furtado, the owner  operator of Shear Magic, contacted Angela Clark, president of American Grooming Academy and shared her employment opportunities and expressed interest in our pet stylist students and graduates.  Shear Magic’s employment opportunities were shared and Johnny was offered the opportunity and now lives in Hilo and is working as an Advance Pet Stylist for Shear Magic, Hilo, Hawaii.

Advance Pet Stylist in Training: Kristen Hagberg

Kristen Hagberg, student is in her Advance Studies in order to become a “Professional Advance Pet Stylist”. Recently, she has been given the opportunity to be an intern in Hilo, Hawii, and complete her training there. She is also at Shear Majic with Johnny, training under Karen Furtado, ICMG.


Working hard and loving what you do, can bring exciting opportunities. Our congratulations go out to both Johnny and Kristen!

If you’d like to learn about becoming a pet stylist in Temecula, click here to learn more about our programs.

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