Our talented pet grooming staff!

Xander Nelson
Owner, Dog Groomer

Certified through the Utah Pet Grooming Academy

8 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

4 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

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

1.5 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 Fitzgerald
Dog Groomer

1 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

Myles Olsen
Dog Groomer

Trained by a Master-Groomer with 32 years of experience in Vernal

Myles' mom was a Master-Groomer, so he's been in the shop his entire life. He learned from her growing up, and completed an official apprenticeship with her 7 years ago to become a groomer in his own right. He's the newest member of our team, and is already becoming a favorite among some of our clients.

Myles used to have a Standard Poodle, but they passed a few years back and he ended up getting a Shih-Tzu once he was ready for a pet again, though she usually stays home. He still loves grooming Poodles and Doodles the most of all breeds, and will probably get another in the future.

Dakota Reel
Receptionist / Pet Entertainer

Trained by the founder of the Utah Pet Grooming Academy as a bather, Dakota had been bathing dogs in the salon for over 2 years before he moved to receptioning. On really busy days, he stills helps out with bathing sometimes.

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 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
Receptionist / Supplementary Bather

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. On really busy days, he still helps out with bathing sometimes.

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/Kelpie mix Oliver joins us most weekdays, 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.

Bailey Hamann

Trained right here at Alexander's by Xander and Jack, Bailey has been bathing for us for almost 6 months.

Bailey grew up with animals, just like most everyone here, and happened to be looking to move on from her last job when we needed a bather. She fit in right away, and her dog Sophie is very popular with everyone, both clients and coworkers.

Bailey's dog Sophie is a very sweet and exciteable Heeler/Border Collie mix, who joins us in the shop almost every day and is friends with everyone, whether they know it or not. She's a bit rambunctious because she's still a puppy, but she brightens everyone's day!

42 W 7200 S, Midvale, UT 84047