Lizzie Barry grew up in Peoria and graduated from Richwoods in 2012. She started working with us in February of 2018 after previously working at a small, privately owned salon. Her foray into pet grooming began in 2015 when she started working as a bather at PetSmart. She later went to a pet grooming expo that November, where in her own words, it felt like she was “a kid in a candy shop!” This expo led to her competing in her first competition, which was a unique, fulfilling experience for Lizzie, especially since she took home the first-place trophy for the Rescue Round Up group!
Lizzie’s love of pets started out early—she grew up always having dogs and cats. She currently lives with three black cats and a basset hound named Copper. In her free time, she enjoys reading, swimming, cooking and spending time with her family.