Known to her Internet friends as “BBird”, Barbara has become one of the most important voices in the pet grooming industry. Her grooming career spans four decades, and she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to any topic. Barbara’s spontaneity and sense of humor serve up any subject in a fun and unforgettable manner. An ability to research and explain information to groomers has been acknowledged with her two Cardinal Crystal Achievement Awards for “Best Grooming Journalist”, 2006 and 2007. Over 100 articles for groomers can be found at her blog site,

The BBird’s Groomblog was awarded the Barkleigh Honors Award for “Best Blog” in 2011 and 2012. Barbara has owned Transformation Pet Center in Tucson, AZ for 38 ears and is an International Certified Master Groomer (ICMG) with IPG, Inc. She also has a Masters in Social Work (MSW) degree and worked for 12 years in the field of mental health before burning out and resurrecting as a happy pet groomer.