Tara Edmonds, Certified Groomer – Sarasota
Tara is a full-time groomer at our Sarasota location certified by the NDGAA, non-sporting with long and short-legged terriers. She began her journey with Bayside in September of 2021 and we are grateful to have her expertise!
Tara said she knew she wanted an animal-related career since childhood. She planned to be a veterinarian as a child but was later inspired to take a more creative approach to animal interaction. She grew up on a horse ranch and started working for the local animal shelter at the age of 14. Her time with the shelter sparked her inspiration for pursuing a grooming career. She loved making the dogs look & feel better, while also increasing their chances for adoption. At 17 she began training in a salon and developing her creative experience further.
Tara has 4 dogs and two cats of all different breeds, ages, and sizes at home. She especially loves taking her malamute, Kono, for hikes. She also enjoys cooking and gardening for her family. In her free time, you’ll find Tara reading a good book or watching TV.
Her favorite part about working for Bayside is building a bond with her doggy clients. Specifically, Tara says she likes to take extra care of the boarding dogs knowing they will be there longer and loves the companionship.
Her favorite workplace skill is scissor work and her favorite breeds to work on are poodles & terriers. Visit our Sarasota location to learn how Tara can make your dog shine!
Careese Brown, Certified Groomer – Sarasota
Careese is a full-time groomer at our Sarasota location. She has been with us for a wonderful 7 years.
Working at Bayside and constantly seeing the dogs leave looking beautiful after a fresh cut inspired her to start a career in grooming. Her favorite part of working with us is the relationship she can build with not only dogs but their pet parents as well.
Careese has worked with dogs her whole life; beginning in the greyhound racing industry but eventually transferring to kennel work at 13. By age 15 she joined us at Bayside and began to recognize her passion for making dogs beautiful.
She has 3 dogs herself of mixed ages and breeds. The oldest being Jake (7 ½ years), who was abandoned during boarding so she was called to rescue him. Butters (6 years) was given to her mom by the owner of Bayside Pet Resort during a charity adoption event for the Humane Society of Sarasota County. Finn (4 years) was also a Humane Society rescue—he was treated to a luxury spa day at Bayside and Careese was called again to rescue!
In her free time, you’ll find Careese doing lavish photoshoots with her dog, adventuring with friends, or relaxing with her family. Her favorite dogs to groom are poodles, schnauzers, and golden retrievers. Come meet her for a consultation on your dog’s next look!
Laura Paton, Certified Groomer – Osprey
Laura began her journey with Bayside Pet Resort in April this year, and we are very glad to have her! She started as a bather but has since progressed following her passion for grooming. Laura doesn’t have any pets of her own at the moment, but she sure loves taking care of our Bayside dogs. She says her favorite part of working at Bayside is interacting & caring for all the loving pups.
She’s an animal lover through and through and loves spending time in nature. Her favorite breed to groom in particular is Doodles! Come see Laura for a professional and stylish look for your Doodle.
Jean Boggs, Certified Groomer – Lakewood Ranch
Jean started her journey with Bayside in October of 2012, formerly the Assistant General Manager for our Lakewood Ranch location. She has recently made the career transition to the full-time groomer at Lakewood Ranch.
She has always been passionate about making dogs feel good and enjoys doing this through grooming and bathing. She was also the first grooming school student we had at Bayside Pet Resort!
Jean has 2 dogs of her own and 3 rabbits. Her dogs include; Toto a 6-year-old terrier mix and Johnny a Catahoula who’s almost 1. Jean got her first two lion-head rabbits, Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton, for her daughter. They soon were blessed with a baby rabbit named Taylor or “T-Swizzle”.
In her free time, Jean enjoys spending time with her family, trying new restaurants, watching her daughter play softball, and anything outdoors from nature walks to swimming or the beach.
Her favorite thing about Bayside is her work family. We love you too, Jean! ♡
Jean knew she wanted to work around animals since she was a child. If she could have taken in any animal and given them a home she would.
Her favorite breeds to groom are doodles and golden retrievers.
Fun facts about Jean; she loves painting, vacations in the mountains or countryside, sloths, her mini cooper, and a good cup of coffee.
Chelsea Thornton, Certified Dog Groomer – Lakewood Ranch
Chelsea started with Bayside Pet Resort in August of 2019. She is currently a full-time groomer at our Lakewood Ranch location.
She started working at a kennel as a supervisor working in boarding. After a while, she began working alongside a groomer and quickly became fascinated. Knowing she wanted to work in pet care, she found a grooming school nearby. Chelsea earned her grooming certification in 2014 where she learned all the basics from bathing, nail trims scissoring, and more.
Chelsea always knew she wanted to revolve her life around animals and that’s exactly what she did. She loves that she can bring her dog Bessie Mae with her to work every day.
At home, she has a herd of 31 animals, including cats, dogs, chickens, ducks, donkeys, horses, and a bearded dragon. In her free time, Chelsea enjoys spending time with her horses bathing, grooming, and riding.
Chelsea’s favorite thinking about working at Bayside is seeing her repeat clients both humans and furry. She says this is the best place she’s ever worked and loves her boss and coworkers.
Rose Compres, Certified Dog Groomer – Lakewood Ranch
Rose is a Full Time Certified Groomer for our Lakewood Ranch location. She joined the Bayside team in August of 2021, and we are overjoyed to have her! She has been grooming dogs for 16 years and started in New York City.
At home, Rose has a cockatiel bird named Henry and a cute little Shih Tzu named Papa. In her free time, you’ll find her biking, spending time with her pets or family, traveling, listening to soft piano instrumentals, or just relaxing in her hammock.
She told us her favorite thing about working at Bayside is knowing she is part of a luxury Pet Resort because they aren’t typical in every city. Rose knows she wanted to work with animals since her first memory, she’s always cared deeply for them.
Rose is very proud of her hard work and achievements in this industry. She considers herself a perfectionist and loves discovering new techniques from co-workers to share them with people she meets along the way. Her favorite breed to groom… Are all of them! She admires that everyone has unique qualities and needs.