Green Dog Spa Team - Lynn


Lynn is Co-Owner of Green Dog Spa with her daughter, Erica. She is a Jacksonville native with a life long passion for pets. After 4 decades in the pet care industry, she still believes that every dog matters, whether he or she is waiting to be rescued or living in the lap of luxury. It’s the Dog-Human relationship that we can focus on and make a difference! “It has truly been a blessing to own businesses that allows us to mentor other dog lovers, and to hire and train dog bathers, groomers and instructors. The most exciting part of this career is seeing the smiles from pet parents after a new haircut, and seeing groomers accomplish goals they never dreamed possible!” She now owns & operates Sunland Acres (Pet Boarding Camp) in Fruit Cove, FL.

Green Dog Spa Team - Erica


Erica, NCMG, is Co-Owner of Green Dog Spa with her mother, Lynn. She holds a Master’s degree in Interactive Communication from FSU & is an active member of Women Business Owners of Northeast Florida. She is passionate about helping people get just the right style for their pet & became a Master Groomer February 2017 through National Dog Groomer’s Association of America. She is excited about her grooming career & keeps the safety of animals top priority. She also enjoys doing Agility with her two dogs, Marney & Lucky at Pals & Paws.

Green Dog Spa Team - Gabby


Gabby, NCG, is the Assistant Manager at Green Dog Spa. She studied Zoology at FSCJ & one of her favorite breeds is Labrador Retriever. She has a love for all animals, and it began at a young age. She won 2nd place at the NDGAA 2016 Career Start contest handstripping a German Wirehaired Pointer named Maggie. She has a passion for grooming and will ensure your best friend is properly cared for. She is also a feline groomer and enjoys continuing her education. She is certified in the Sporting Group.

Green Dog Spa Team Mila


Mila, NCG, has been involved with the animal world since she was a little girl in her native city Trujillo, Peru. She studied Animal Science at the National University of Trujillo & graduated with a Major in Animal Husbandry. Then destiny brought her to live in Jersey City, New Jersey and over the years she decided to enroll at the American Academy of Pet Groomimg in Manhattan, New York. Determined to fulfill her dream of living on the beaches of Florida, Mila decided to move to Jacksonville, Florida. Now she is happy doing what she loves… pet grooming and living near the beach. Her desire to combine work with pleasure is now a reality. She is certified in the Sporting, Non-Sporting & Terrier Groups.

Green Dog Spa Team - Samantha


Samantha, NCMG, is enthusiastic about getting just the right style and does beautiful scissor work. She brings joy to each salon she finds. She is certified in the Non-Sporting, Terrier & Sporting groups. She became a Nationally Certified Master Groomer February 2018.

Green Dog Spa Team - Emily


Emily moved to Jacksonville in 2011 from San Diego. She has 2 dogs, a Cattledog mix & Chihuahua mix. She also has a rescued, litterbox trained rabbit! She is certified in animal control & law but now focuses on a more positive part of pet ownership. She competed October 2018 in the Career Start Contest with a handstripped Wire Fox Terrier.


Amanda has a passion for animals and experience as a Cosmetologist. She moved from Baltimore, MD to Florida in 2018 and is a valuable team member. She has 2 dogs & her favorite breed is Staffordshire Bull Terrier. She loves being outdoors, hiking with her dogs, kayaking & fishing.

Green Dog Spa Team - Cat


Cat is a professional dog trainer who teaches group obedience classes at Sunland Acres. She is a wonderful resource and great asset to our team.

Green Dog Spa Team - Kat


Kat was born in the Philippines and raised in Colorado. Her first step into the animal industry was working at a veterinarian office. She enjoys meeting and caring for new dogs each day. In her free time, she goes swing & line dancing. She also enjoy spending time with her two cats, Lucy Lou and Cleocatra.

Green Dog Spa Team - Marie


Marie has been working with dogs since 2011. She trains Obedience, Rally & Agility. She has several client dogs she handles as well as her own two Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Kisa & Hero.

Green Dog Spa Team - Tayla


Talya is experienced with dog grooming & training. She recently started competing in Barn Hunt with her amazing long-haired Dachshund, Stella. She is a team player and we are lucky to have her. She is dedicated & focused while keeping safety top priority. She has attended Pet First Aid & CPR.

National Dog Groomers Association of America
Americas Small Business Development Center Florida
Women Business Owners of North Florida
The Jim Moran Institue for global Entrepreneurship