L & S (1)Lorie Loftis CEO
Lorie Loftis, daughter to Lindi Biggi, has been the co-collaborator with her mother most of her life. Neither, Lindi or Lorie are short on imagination and together their visionary projects always seem to be purposeful, creative and out of the box fun. As CEO, she uses her eclectic experience in hospitality, education, business and recreation to offer a diverse experience for the guests. When asked if she is an expert in any of the trades that offer services at Venus de Fido, she laughs and replies, “Not really, I consider myself an expert consumer for what we offer at Venus. I am a middle aged woman who wants to live life to its fullest, stay vibrant active and young and help people feel and look good as well as their pups. The building itself is incredible to tour, but finding the experts that give the guest experiences beyond their expectations is the goal to make them come back…. Because it feels like family, it feels like home and most importantly it makes our guests feel good!”

 

 

 

Kelly Rose-Groves Assistant General Manager
Kelly Rose-Groves, born and raised in Northwest Chicago, is a life-long pet owner and an avid dog lover. From a very young age, she always had pets in the house, and always wanted to work with animals. She began volunteering and found her true calling by getting involved with two dog rescue groups: Wagging Hearts Rescue and Rescue Warriors Inc. These rescues would cross state lines and go rescue dogs from kill-shelters and/or puppy mills. In taking care of these dogs, Kelly knew she wanted to work with, and for, animals in need. She started her own business, Paws And Lickers, which organized fundraisers and sold custom apparel that supported and gave back to local dog rescues.

 

 

 

 

 

SF-WEB-SMScott Fisher Director of  Esthetics
Scott Fisher has worked at the forefront of the esthetics industry for more than twenty-five years and has become one of America’s most renowned facialists. Mr. Fisher credits his pre-eminence to years of specialized teaming with many of this countries’ finest estheticians, and extensive research in European skin care techniques. As Head Esthetician at San Francisco’s 77 Maiden Lane, Mr Fisher was described as one of the most outstanding facialists in America by Allure Magazine and San Francisco Magazine named him as the city’s very best.

 

 

 

Kim L. Hartz Spa DIrector
Certifications: Massage Therapy, Watsu Instructor, Watsu Practitioner, Sports Massage, Shiatsu I, Reiki Master, Traditional Thai Bo Nuad, AquaYoga, Presence of Being, Jahara, Waterdance, Healing Dance I, Medical Qigong, Yoga Instructor, CranioSacral, Intuitive, WABA ITC, Energy Balancing, AquaSoma, Aqua-Reflexology, Reflexology, LaStone, Aromatherapy I & II, NCBTMB CEu Provider, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals Certified & Insured Bodywork Therapist, CA Massage Therapy Council Licensed & Certified Massage/Watsu Therapist

 

 

Cheryl Carino hair stylist in Palm DesertCheryl Carino
My name is Cheryl Carino, and it is a great pleasure to introduce myself. Since July 2016, I’m happy to have joined the Venus De Fido staff providing hair & skincare services within their Salon & Spa. I am a native to Palm Springs and have always had a profound appreciation for the healing properties of the desert. Since 2003, I have worked as a Spa Service Provider and am licensed in both Cosmetology and Esthetics. I was fortunate to have trained in extensive and luxurious spa treatments in association with Marriott Rancho Las Palmas. I’ve lived in Palm Springs my whole life and was raised by loving grandparents who settled here in the early 1920’s.  Let me pamper you with a nourishing aromatic facial or let me compliment your hairstyle with an awesome blow-out. Let’s talk about your expectations and create the spa day that is perfect for you and your special furry pet. Looking forward to me

Pamela Vos, CFT/Wellness Coach

Fitness Director
Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor
As a Certified Fitness Professional for nearly 20 years, Pam was first certified in 1998. Her Certifications have included NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Johnny G Certified SPIN Instructor, and Physical Mind Institute Certified Pilates Instructor (both Mat and Apparatus). With her passion to help people achieve results and stay motivated, she pursued her education/training as a Certified Wellness Coach through Wellcoaches and she works with clients one on one and in a group setting. Pam has owned and operated her own fitness studio in Ventura County and received several awards for Best Pilates Studio, one of the best personal trainers and Best Newspaper Columnist in Ventura County for her fitness column.

 

 

 

 

Janet Litton – Certified Dog Trainer
Janet Litton, CPDT-KA, is a certified dog trainer with more than 15 years working with animals at city, county and private shelters where she volunteered training, socializing and photographing animals in hopes of getting them adopted. She is our in-house dog trainer who also supervises our daycare dogs. Janet offers one-on-one training sessions as well as Basic Obedience and Puppy classes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Turcott –  Certified Dog Trainer
Jim Turcott, CPDT-KA, has been training and providing behavior consultations for dogs of all breeds for over 15+ years, and is a member in good standing with The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT). His training expertise encompasses Puppy Training and Socialization, Basic Obedience, Special Behaviors for Service Dogs and Fun Tricks.

 

 

 

 

Cesar Buelna, CPT, FNS

Personal Trainer
Cesar began his career in the Health and Fitness industry several years back in order to help people feel happier, which in turn makes him happy. As a father of 3 children he enjoys being a role model to them and teaching them the importance of being active and staying healthy. His studies in Personal Training at the Southern California Health Institute led him to become certified in several modalities the NASM (National Association of Sports Medicine) including Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), Youth Exercise Specialist (YES), Senior Fitness Specialist (SFS), Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), Weight Loss Specialist (WLS), and Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS). Cesar is able to work with a variety of clients, from the de-conditioned to athlete, from those who have physical restrictions or those who simply want to lose weight, he can customize a program for you that gets results.

 

 

 

 

 

Grant Bolin, CPT

Golf Fitness Specialist
As a Golf Professional for several years in Ohio, Grant has had the opportunity to work with golfers of all ages. He started teaching golf fitness when he noticed simply directing students to swing a certain way was not always effective. He began to study the biomechanics of the golf swing and the necessary moves a golfer needs to make for a less resistant and injury free swing. This will be his second season in the desert as a Golf Fitness Trainer. His certifications and background include: Certified Personal Trainer-NASM, Golf Fitness Specialist-NASM, Performance Enhancement Specialist-NASM, Titleist Performance Institute Certified, and is a PGA Apprentice.”

 

Kelly Rose-Groves Assistant General Manager
Kelly Rose-Groves, born and raised in Northwest Chicago, is a life-long pet owner and an avid dog lover. From a very young age, she always had pets in the house, and always wanted to work with animals. She began volunteering and found her true calling by getting involved with two dog rescue groups: Wagging Hearts Rescue and Rescue Warriors Inc. These rescues would cross state lines and go rescue dogs from kill-shelters and/or puppy mills. In taking care of these dogs, Kelly knew she wanted to work with, and for, animals in need. She started her own business, Paws And Lickers, which organized fundraisers and sold custom apparel that supported and gave back to local dog rescues.

 

 

 

 

 

Janet Litton – Certified Dog Trainer
Janet Litton, CPDT-KA, is a certified dog trainer with more than 15 years working with animals at city, county and private shelters where she volunteered training, socializing and photographing animals in hopes of getting them adopted. She is our in-house dog trainer who also supervises our daycare dogs. Janet offers one-on-one training sessions as well as Basic Obedience and Puppy classes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Turcott –  Certified Dog Trainer
Jim Turcott, CPDT-KA, has been training and providing behavior consultations for dogs of all breeds for over 15+ years, and is a member in good standing with The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT). His training expertise encompasses Puppy Training and Socialization, Basic Obedience, Special Behaviors for Service Dogs and Fun Tricks.

 

 

 

 

Pamela Vos, CFT/Wellness Coach

Fitness Director
Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor
As a Certified Fitness Professional for nearly 20 years, Pam was first certified in 1998. Her Certifications have included NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Johnny G Certified SPIN Instructor, and Physical Mind Institute Certified Pilates Instructor (both Mat and Apparatus). With her passion to help people achieve results and stay motivated, she pursued her education/training as a Certified Wellness Coach through Wellcoaches and she works with clients one on one and in a group setting. Pam has owned and operated her own fitness studio in Ventura County and received several awards for Best Pilates Studio, one of the best personal trainers and Best Newspaper Columnist in Ventura County for her fitness column.

 

 

 

 

Cesar Buelna, CPT, FNS

Personal Trainer
Cesar began his career in the Health and Fitness industry several years back in order to help people feel happier, which in turn makes him happy. As a father of 3 children he enjoys being a role model to them and teaching them the importance of being active and staying healthy. His studies in Personal Training at the Southern California Health Institute led him to become certified in several modalities the NASM (National Association of Sports Medicine) including Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), Youth Exercise Specialist (YES), Senior Fitness Specialist (SFS), Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), Weight Loss Specialist (WLS), and Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS). Cesar is able to work with a variety of clients, from the de-conditioned to athlete, from those who have physical restrictions or those who simply want to lose weight, he can customize a program for you that gets results.

 

 

 

 

 

Grant Bolin, CPT

Golf Fitness Specialist
As a Golf Professional for several years in Ohio, Grant has had the opportunity to work with golfers of all ages. He started teaching golf fitness when he noticed simply directing students to swing a certain way was not always effective. He began to study the biomechanics of the golf swing and the necessary moves a golfer needs to make for a less resistant and injury free swing. This will be his second season in the desert as a Golf Fitness Trainer. His certifications and background include: Certified Personal Trainer-NASM, Golf Fitness Specialist-NASM, Performance Enhancement Specialist-NASM, Titleist Performance Institute Certified, and is a PGA Apprentice.”

Kim L. Hartz Spa DIrector
Certifications: Massage Therapy, Watsu Instructor, Watsu Practitioner, Sports Massage, Shiatsu I, Reiki Master, Traditional Thai Bo Nuad, AquaYoga, Presence of Being, Jahara, Waterdance, Healing Dance I, Medical Qigong, Yoga Instructor, CranioSacral, Intuitive, WABA ITC, Energy Balancing, AquaSoma, Aqua-Reflexology, Reflexology, LaStone, Aromatherapy I & II, NCBTMB CEu Provider, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals Certified & Insured Bodywork Therapist, CA Massage Therapy Council Licensed & Certified Massage/Watsu Therapist

 

 

SF-WEB-SMDirector of  Esthetics
Scott Fisher has worked at the forefront of the esthetics industry for more than twenty-five years and has become one of America’s most renowned facialists. Mr. Fisher credits his pre-eminence to years of specialized teaming with many of this countries’ finest estheticians, and extensive research in European skin care techniques. As Head Esthetician at San Francisco’s 77 Maiden Lane, Mr Fisher was described as one of the most outstanding facialists in America by Allure Magazine and San Francisco Magazine named him as the city’s very best.

 

 

 

Cheryl Carino hair stylist in Palm DesertCheryl Carino
My name is Cheryl Carino, and it is a great pleasure to introduce myself. Since July 2016, I’m happy to have joined the Venus De Fido staff providing hair & skincare services within their Salon & Spa. I am a native to Palm Springs and have always had a profound appreciation for the healing properties of the desert. Since 2003, I have worked as a Spa Service Provider and am licensed in both Cosmetology and Esthetics. I was fortunate to have trained in extensive and luxurious spa treatments in association with Marriott Rancho Las Palmas. I’ve lived in Palm Springs my whole life and was raised by loving grandparents who settled here in the early 1920’s.  Let me pamper you with a nourishing aromatic facial or let me compliment your hairstyle with an awesome blow-out. Let’s talk about your expectations and create the spa day that is perfect for you and your special furry pet. Looking forward to meeting you your pet here at Venus De Fido.