L & S (1)CEO Lorie Loftis
Lorie’s focus is to build a dream team family of professionals tailored to the needs of our animal loving community and to create and provide the most amazing location, customer service, products and service experience beyond our valued guests expectations. Plus, we’d like to showcase featured renowned experts in various fields of fun and vibrancy at Venus de Fido to keep our healthy regiment exciting and expanding every month of the year. If you would like to join our team of professionals who can make this dream a reality contact Lorie, the point person for inquiries to any of the tenancy space, hiring for programs and staff at Venus de Fido.

 

 

 

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-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.

 

 

 

Amber-SmAmber Meyers
Facials, Waxing, Brow Shaping, Eyebrow Wax, Eyelash Extensions.

Amber all about making people feel beautiful and relaxed.
Her warm friendly manor let’s you know she lives by her business name “Beautiful By Amber” “The greatest thing I learned at the International School of Beauty 10 years ago was to stay current in the new trends and techniques that have become vogue in recent times.” Amber is all about the energy and auras of people. She uses her instincts to heal and revive her client’s energy as well as assist in their beautiful exterior.

 

 

 

Tabitha Davies Fido Services Director
Tabitha Davies was Born and raised in a small town in Ontario Canada she had animals follow her home regularly from a young age. From school, from friends houses, and from the park. It seemed as though her mother had their local dog catcher on stand by. All of her dogs growing up were adopted from the shelter. Nicknamed Dr. Doolittle by her family she moved to Sunny Southern California in grade school and the phenomenon kept up. However the shelter system here vs where she grew up was drastically different. In highschool she started rescuing dogs and cats, obtaining veterinary care, and finding homes for them with the help of her mother.

She is the in house dog trainer at Venus De Fido bringing force free training methods, behavior adjustment training, nutritional counseling, and therapeutic canine massage to the almost endless list of services Venus De Fido offers you and your canine companion.

 

Jeff Rudolph Programs and Membership Director
Jeff is a sports, fitness and dog lover. He has worked in the fitness world for over twenty five years.He was the junior sports director at the world famous twenty thousand member Multnomah Athletic Club in Portland Oregon for twenty years and was fitness director at the Jewish Community Center in Portland Oregon for five years. Jeff attended Portland State University and studied physical education and recreation. Jeff also played football for the Portland State Vikings and has coached high school sports for many years. Currently Jeff is on the football and basketball staff at La Quinta High School. Jeff is Program Director and Membership Coordinator at Venus De Fido in Palm Desert

 

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

jc-headshotJuan Carlos Vargas (JC)

Assistant Director of Fitness  
Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor
JC comes from an athletic background and loves to bring new and innovative ideas to his training techniques. After acquiring his bachelor’s in kinesiology he developed a passion for physical therapy. Working along side one of the only orthopedic specialist in the valley he was able to gain knowledge on how to rehab and progress the body from almost any limitation or injury. He is a firm believer of using corrective exercises to enhance quality of life for any age group. There is never a dull moment when working out with JC. He finds a way to excite and motivate his clients to keep them wanting more.

 

 

Grant Bolin

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.”

Tabitha Davies Fido Services Director
Tabitha Davies was Born and raised in a small town in Ontario Canada she had animals follow her home regularly from a young age. From school, from friends houses, and from the park. It seemed as though her mother had their local dog catcher on stand by. All of her dogs growing up were adopted from the shelter. Nicknamed Dr. Doolittle by her family she moved to Sunny Southern California in grade school and the phenomenon kept up. However the shelter system here vs where she grew up was drastically different. In highschool she started rescuing dogs and cats, obtaining veterinary care, and finding homes for them with the help of her mother.

She is the in house dog trainer at Venus De Fido bringing force free training methods, behavior adjustment training, nutritional counseling, and therapeutic canine massage to the almost endless list of services Venus De Fido offers you and your canine companion.

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.

 

 

Jeff Rudolph Programs and Membership Director
Jeff is a sports, fitness and dog lover. He has worked in the fitness world for over twenty five years.He was the junior sports director at the world famous twenty thousand member Multnomah Athletic Club in Portland Oregon for twenty years and was fitness director at the Jewish Community Center in Portland Oregon for five years. Jeff attended Portland State University and studied physical education and recreation. Jeff also played football for the Portland State Vikings and has coached high school sports for many years. Currently Jeff is on the football and basketball staff at La Quinta High School. Jeff is Program Director and Membership Coordinator at Venus De Fido in Palm Desert

 

 

jc-headshotJuan Carlos Vargas (JC)

Assistant Director of Fitness  
Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor
JC comes from an athletic background and loves to bring new and innovative ideas to his training techniques. After acquiring his bachelor’s in kinesiology he developed a passion for physical therapy. Working along side one of the only orthopedic specialist in the valley he was able to gain knowledge on how to rehab and progress the body from almost any limitation or injury. He is a firm believer of using corrective exercises to enhance quality of life for any age group. There is never a dull moment when working out with JC. He finds a way to excite and motivate his clients to keep them wanting more.

 

Grant Bolin

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.