Christie Henriksen, NCMG has been in the dog/grooming industry for 20 years. She started out as a junior handler and has showed/championed/grand championed Samoyeds, Bichon Frise and West Highlands White Terriers. She owned an upscale grooming salon called Uptown Pups in Littleton CO from 2009 - 2021. She has won numerous 1st placements, group placements, best all around groomer, placed in the top 3 for the last 4 years in Tom Mclaughin Super JackPot and a Best in Show. She has been ranking in the top 20 in the country for numerous years with limited entries. Christie specializes in hand scissoring, hand stripping, show grooming on Samoyeds, West Highland White Terriers and Bichons. She is passionate about teaching the dying art of hand stripping through lectures and private lessons.