Our Team

Tina Nichols

Tina Nichols

Owner-Receptionist

Tina is originally from Germany and she immigrated to the US in 1986. She has been grooming dogs professionally since 2003 and opened Tinibaybeez Dog Grooming in January of 2009.She officially retired from grooming in January of 2017 but continues to run the business and helps part-time with receptionist duties.

Soprina Schrei

Soprina Schrei

Groomer

Soprina joined our team in July of 2010. She was born in Germany and was raised in Kansas City, KS where she spent most of her life. She attended a School for Professional Groomers in St. Louis, MO where she graduated in 2003. She is the proud mother of two boys and now lives with her husband in Portage. Soprina has been an avid animal lover all of her life and her and her family have several pets including a German Shepherd, a cat and some ferrets.

Nicole Harnung

Nicole Harnung

Groomer

Nicole joined our team in the summer of 2015.She previously worked as a Vet Tech at a local Veterinarian's office. Her love for animals and her desire to become a professional groomer was followed by intensive training and guidance by Tina and she has quickly become a valuable member of our staff. She lives with her fiancée in Valparaiso and she is a big White Sox fan.

Annie Ehrhart

Annie Ehrhart

Groomer

Annie joined our team in 2012 as an assistant bather and was trained to become a professional dog groomer by Tina. She continued to groom at our salon until May of 2014 and left to pursue her grooming career at her own shop in Lake Station along with her sister Amy. They returned to our salon in October of 2016 and continue to be part of our team. Annie lives with her fiancé in Lake Station along with her two Pomeranians and their Rottweiler.

Amy Ehrhart

Amy Ehrhart

Groomer

Amy joined our team in the fall of 2009 as an assistant bather. She also was trained by Tina and has become a very successful grooming assistant. She skillfully prepares the dogs to be groomed. She is also Annie's sister and continues to be a valuable member of our team. Amy lives with her family in Portage and has a large amount of pets, including a potbelly pig, dogs and birds.

Leanne Dawson

Leanne Dawson

Groomer

Leanne joined our team in May of 2013. She is in charge of our Bathing Department and skillfully bathes and prepares the pets to be groomed. She loves working with the animals and has quickly become a valuable team member. She lives with her family in Lake Station, IN. and enjoys music.

Kemi Coffman

Kemi Coffman

Groomer

Kemi joined our team in October of 2017. She has recently graduated from a professional grooming school and loves the work with animals. She also loves to sing and she plays piano.