Verplank has almost 30 years experience in the pet industry. Her mastery of grooming techniques has won her numerous awards on a national & international level. She has run multiple businesses including a fleet of mobile units, a salon that grew into the Paragon School of Pet Grooming, a luxury, all suite boarding facility called Whiskers Resort & Pet Spa and White Dog Enterprises which created the award winning book, ‘Notes From the Grooming Table’. She was a member of GroomTeam USA, later the Team Coordinator and sat on the Board of Directors. Ms. Verplank is an industry speaker, author, two time Cardinal Crystal Achievement winner and contest grooming judge.