Golden Paws Pet Styling Academy

About Us

Michelle Kennedy, ICMG (School Director, Agent, International Certified Master Groomer and Instructor):

Michelle became involved with dogs in 1980, working with her Siberian mix in obedience. In 1981 she purchased her first Siberian husky and began showing under the kennel name Karasmova. By 1984, she began grooming and teaching obedience, opening her first salon in 1988. In 2010, she began Golden Paws Pet Styling Academy in Clifton Park. Michelle lives in Clifton Park with her husband, two of her four daughters, Standard Poodle, Cairn Terrier, Swedish Vallhund, mini Goldendoodle, Bichon Frise and Havanese.  Michelle is currently completing her Master Cat Groomer certification.

Michael Kennedy (School Agent):

Michael married into the pet styling business. He studied Communications at Marist College and received his Master’s at SUNY Albany. His background in business administration and owning many pets have merged into a new career.

Jenny Deyoe (Senior Pet Stylist, Instructor):

Jenny began her career in pet styling in 2008, bathing dogs part time. She quickly moved on to become a full-time groomer later that summer. Jenny is a life-long horse enthusiast and currently lives in Clifton Park with her horses, dogs (Rough Collie, English Springer Spaniel, 2 Miniature Poodles, American Cocker Spaniel and German Shepherd Dog, terrier mix) and many cats.