American Grooming Academy

Marre Prestigiacomo, Grooming Services Coordinator

My association with AGA began in 2011. I had a 23 year career in the Apparel Manufacturing industry in Los Angeles. The recession forced my company of 12 years to sell. I took the grant money for training to pursue a career in Pet Grooming. My main love is cats and figured if I could groom dogs I could cats. The month of my graduation from AGA it was discovered that I had a malignant melanoma. I kept in contact with Angela and in August of 2017 she offered me a position in more of an administrative roll. I'm trying to grow the Mobile Grooming division of AGA while manning the front desk. I love animals and most thrilling of all is taking a groomed dog to the pet parent. The dogs smell so good and are so happy to see pet parents. I feel Blessed to have a position at AGA and enjoy every day I go to work. In my personal life I have three grown sons and a daughter who pursued a Vet Tech Associate degree and works for Best Friends as a Cat Caregiver of ill cats!

Academy Assistant

Kayla Rose, Certified Pet stylist

Hi! I go by "Red", and the reason is pretty obvious. I think the name fits me pretty well, since I'm AGA's own creative Pet Stylist! I love pet color application and other creative grooming styles, and I couldn't enjoy it more. My two favorite things in the world are art and dogs, and I'm so happy to be able to combine my passions into one career! I love when I get to do something fun and unique with a dog, but honestly, any day I get puppy kisses is a good day.

American Grooming Salon and Mobile Grooming

Christina Toscas, Certified Pet Stylist

Christina graduated from AGA in 2017. She went to work for a private grooming salon in San diego. When AGA was in need of some new assistants we called christina and offered her a position. Little did we know she had a knack for helping the students as well as grooming. Making her a perfect addition to AGA. She also accompanies Director Angela Clark to many outings because she represents AGA so well!

American Grooming Salon

Desiree Reyes, Certified Pet Stylist

Desiree Graduated AGA this past summer. She worked hard in High school and coming to AGA to graduate. This hard worker so impressed us with her dedication we offered her a position before she even graduated. We were not taking a chance on losing her!

American Grooming Salon

Lindsay Alvarado, Certified Grooming Bather/Brusher

Lindsay graduated from AGA this past summer. She has a passion for animals of all kinds and loves the grooming environment. She is a favorite on the busy staff weekends and an asset to our teams. Lindsay has a Small mixed breed dog she adores and her favorite thing about AGA besides the dog, is all the staff… “I just love them all!”