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Hillorie Swartz

Director of Online Education and Certifications

hillorie@nashgroomingschool.com

888-491-2064

My Story

Meet Hillorie Swartz, an accomplished and multifaceted professional in the world of dog grooming, who has carved her path with expertise, dedication, and a deep love for animals.

Hillorie's journey began at the prestigious Nash Academy, where she completed her grooming education with flying colors. For the past 13 years, she has been a shining example of excellence in the grooming industry, delighting her furry clients with exceptional care and grooming services.

Her passion for grooming and her exceptional leadership qualities have led her to manage multiple salons in and around the vibrant city of Lexington. As a salon manager, Hillorie consistently upheld the highest standards of pet care, creating a nurturing environment for both her team and their four-legged clients.

Hillorie's commitment to sharing knowledge and empowering others in the grooming profession is truly commendable. Over the last decade, she has been actively involved in teaching at Nash Academy, where her contributions have been diverse and invaluable. As an online instructor, she imparts theoretical knowledge, while as a practical skills instructor, she passes on her hands-on grooming expertise. Moreover, Hillorie serves as a CPR/First Aid certifier, ensuring the safety and well-being of groomers and their pets.

Her thirst for knowledge led her to pursue higher education at Eastern Kentucky University, where she explored Biology pre-medicine and Deaf Education. Her diverse academic background significantly enriches her understanding of animal anatomy, physiology, and overall well-being, which reflects in her exceptional teaching and grooming practices.

Among her special interests, Hillorie is particularly captivated by breed history, as she seeks to preserve the unique traits and heritage of each canine breed. She is also deeply committed to promoting safety and sanitation standards in the grooming industry, prioritizing the health and happiness of all the animals she cares for.

In 2015, Hillorie embraced her entrepreneurial spirit and opened her own mobile grooming business. This venture allowed her to bring her unparalleled grooming skills and personalized care directly to her clients' homes. Through her mobile grooming service, she provided convenience and comfort to pet owners while ensuring that their beloved companions received the best possible grooming experience.

Beyond her successful career, Hillorie's personal life is enriched by the love of her beautiful wife and their adoring son. Their loving home is completed by their cherished pets: a standard poodle named Frizbee, a Havanese named River, and two feline friends, Tubby and Leaf. Each member of this delightful family receives abundant affection and care, reflecting Hillorie's profound love for animals.

Hillorie Swartz's journey is a testament to her dedication to grooming excellence, her passion for education, and her unwavering love for animals. Her contribution to the grooming community and her impact on the lives she touches continue to inspire and create a positive legacy in the industry.

Certifications

Nash System Certified Level 4 Specialist in First Aid and CPR Triple Heart Canine, Feline, and Human

 

Canine Certifications

  • Nash System Certified Level 4 Specialist in Canine Anatomy and Physiology

  • Nash System Certified Level 4 Specialist in Advanced Canine Health and Well Being

  • Nash System Certified Level 4 Specialist in Canine Behavior in the Salon, Daycare, and Boarding Facilities

Nash System Certified Level 4 Specialist Bathing Grooming Styling Technical Skills All Coat Types

  • Nash System Certified Level 4 Specialist Trim Styles All Coat Types 

  • Nash System Certified Level 4 Specialist Canine Structure

 

Feline Certifications

  • Nash System Certified Level 4 Specialist in Feline Anatomy and Physiology

  • Nash System Certified Level 4 Specialist in Advanced Feline Health and Well Being

 

Nash System Certified Level 4 Specialist Bathing, Grooming, and Styling the Felines

  • Nash System Certified Level 4 Specialist in Canine Behavior in the Salon, Daycare, and Boarding Facilities

  • Nash System Certified Level 4 Specialist in First Aid and CPR Triple Heart Canine, Feline, and Human

  • Nash System Certified Level 4 Specialist in Canine History and Behavior in the Salon, Daycare, and Boarding Facilities

  • Nash System Level 4 Specialist in All Dog Bathing, Grooming, and Styling Technical Skills

  • Nash System Level 4 Specialist in Trim Styles All Coat Types 

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