The Society of Holistic Pet Stylists
About Us

  • Canine Skin & Coat Care in the Salon
  • Implementing Encompassing Grooming
  • Geriatric & Medically Supportive Handling in the Salon
  • Canine Massage
  • Canine Nutrition
  • TCM & Acupressure Therapy
  • Aromatherapy & Plant Essential Therapist
  • ​Reiki for Humans & Pets
  • Energy & Chakra Balancing & Clearing
  • Meditation, Stretching & Strength Building for Groomers
  • Truth In Labeling Advocate

Your Society Founders Areas of Expertise
For our Society members, we feel it is important to have a variety of skill sets to best support and network for the many needs and interests of our members. We are pleased to share with you our areas of knowledge which are those we will be teaching and supporting for all members.
Christein Sertzel, Founder & President, CCMT, CMA, CCE, NCMG, ICMG, CMCS
Honoring your passion, Strengthening your skill...
  • Geriatric and medically supportive handling in the mobile grooming van
  • Reiki, Integrated Energy, and Crystal Therapy for humans and pets
  • Intuitive reader
  • Converting a spa environment to a mobile grooming van
  • Meditation, space clearing, and chakra balancing
  • Certified master Pet Tech pet first aid instructor
  • Marketing and creating visibility for your salon
  • Effective & Low Impact Sanitation For the Workplace
  • Wholistic Handling and Grooming For Cats
The Society of Holistic Pet Stylists at this time does not formally educate on creative coloring or color lifting for pets.  
In terms of attaining total pet health, we do not believe that professional coloring can hinder the overall health of a pet when applied by caring and educated hands using quality industry products. 
At this time we are actively researching at length with licensed professionals on these subjects. 
We encourage all members to research independently for additional information on these and all grooming topics, and to be educated in all they do. 
  • Nutrition
  • Gentle Handling
  • Shears
  • Correct Scissoring
  • Letting Your Equipment Work For you
  • The Practical Side of Grooming
  • Correct Coat Prep
  • Earth Energy Healing and Balancing For Humans and Pets 
  • Crystal Work For Humans & Pets 
  • Intuitive Communication and Connections For Humans & Pets
  • Grooming Mind, Body & Spirit
  • Individualized Care
  • Managing Difficult Pets 
  • Senior Pet Styling
  • Aromatherapy
  • Nutrition & Raw Feeding
  • Customer Service
  • Efficiency
Mary Oquendo, Vice President, Director of Education
Daryl Connor, PDS, MPS Meritus, CMCG
Barbara Bird
Lori Gulling, Founder, Treasurer, Midwest Chair
Sue Palmer, Founder, Director of Communications, Australia
Melissa Jepson, Founder, Secretary, West Coast Chair
  • Grooming Topicals Ingredient Specialist
  • Canine Skin and Coat Care
  • Truth In Labeling Advocate

  • Safe & Gentle Handling
  • Wholistic Handling and Grooming For Cats
  • Canine Skin & Coat Care
Lisa Rendall, Founder, Director of Communications, UK 
  • Animal Spiritual Guide
  • Reiki Master & Teacher 
  • Crystal Therapy 
  • Colour Therapy 
  • Animal Reflexology