Our talented pet grooming staff!

Xander Nelson
Owner, Dog Groomer

Certified through the Utah Pet Grooming Academy

11 years of pet grooming experience

Xander once desired to be a Veterinarian, but chose to care for pets in a different way. He joined the Pet Grooming business 8 years ago with a passion for animals and a desire to help them be healthier and happier.

Xander used to have a Miniature Schnauzer named Zeke, but when he moved in with his wife he had to leave Zeke with his mom.

Dustin Church
Dog & Cat Groomer

Certified through the Utah Pet Grooming Academy

8 years of pet grooming experience

Dustin has always loved animals, and grew up in a family with lots of cats. Not surprisingly, the cat is his favorite animal to work with, and he enjoys grooming all breeds of dog as well. He is a skilled and patient cat groomer, with the knowledge and experience to handle the special needs of all feline breeds and temperments.

Koda is Dustin's dog, and he is a mix of a Yorki and a King Charles Cavalier. Koda also comes to work every day with Dustin and he will greet you at your next visit!

Desha Green
Dog Groomer

5.5 years of pet grooming experience

Trained right here at Alexander's!

Desha was our very first trainee-groomer, shortly after we opened. These days she's a full-fledged power-groomer, and she takes pride in providing excellent grooms and taking great care of her clients!

Desha's dog Ivy is a Miniature Poodle, she's pretty shy around other dogs so she usually ends up just hanging out in a kennel, but sometimes you'll see her running and playing with other tiny dogs!

Espen Fitzgerald
Dog Groomer

4 years of pet grooming experience

Trained right here at Alexander's!

Espen grew up with dogs all his life, and always knew he wanted to work with animals. He's Dustin's cousin, so when we were looking for a bather shortly after his 18th birthday, he immediately applied, and moved up to grooming after only 3 months. He's one of our most patient groomers, and he especially loves working with puppies to make sure they have a good first experience.

Espen doesn't have a dog of his own yet, but he's looking forward to getting a Dachshund in the future!

Erica Parra
Dog & Cat Groomer

3.5 year of pet grooming experience

Trained right here at Alexander's!

Erica grew up with Pugs and Bulldogs, and a Boxer/Bull-Mastiff mix. She loves dogs in general, but she absolutely adores the flat-faced breeds, and is always excited when one comes in. She's also recently been trained as a Cat groomer by Dustin, and loves getting to show off her new skills!

Erica doesn't have a dog of her own at the moment

Dakota Reel
Receptionist / Pet Entertainer

Trained by the founder of the Utah Pet Grooming Academy as a bather, Dakota had been bathing dogs in this and a previous salon for over 2 years before he moved to receptioning. He joined his longtime friend Alexander just a couple of months after opening, and has been here ever since.

Dakota has grown up with animals all of his life, and loves being able to work with them. He takes advantage of every opportunity to sit and play with the dogs, and he often helps our groomers work on cats who are having a bad day.

Dakota's dog Ezra is a very friendly and enthusiastic Golden Retriever who joins him up front nearly every day, and will almost definitely greet you when visit. He loves getting pets and giving kisses, and may do a trick for you if he's not too busy saying hi to your dog on their way in!

Jack Harper

2 years of pet grooming experience

Trained right here at Alexander's by Xander and Dakota, Jack worked as our full-time bather for 2 months before he joined Dakota up front as a receptionist. After about a year and a half of that, he got trained as a groomer and has been making dogs look great ever since.

Jack recently moved here from the exotic land of Indiana. Like most of us he grew up with assorted animals and loves working with them, so this job was a perfect fit.

Jack's Heeler Oliver joins us occasionally, though he's quite a bit more bashful than Ezra. He's not a big fan of other dogs, but he absolutely adores children and loves nothing more than saying hi to them.

Daniel Reavy
Trainee Groomer

Trained right here at Alexander's by Dakota, Daniel was our main bather from Feb. 2019 until Feb. 2022, when he started training as a groomer.

Daniel is a huge pet lover, and he always takes the time to make every dog feel special and loved while they're being worked on.

Savannah Koons
Head Bather

Trained right here at Alexander's by Daniel, Savannah was our secondry bather from Jun. 2019 until Feb. 2022, when she started training as a groomer.

Like most of us here, Savannah grew up around animals her whole life, these days her family has two dogs, and she has a cat of her own named Oto. She's always kind and patient with the animals, and any dog under her care is sure to have a great experience.

42 W 7200 S, Midvale, UT 84047