Our Mission

We seek students serious about a career in dog grooming. The mission at Woof Gang® Academy of Grooming is to elevate the profession of grooming and educate students in an environment that fosters the interdependence between education, business, and paraprofessional enterprise.

Meet Our School Leadership


Irina Pinkusevich (Pina)


Irina “Pina” Pinkusevich realized her passion as a Pet Stylist while working part-time as a bather. Pina worked as a Pet Stylist at some of the most high-end grooming salons in New York. She entered the world of Competitive Grooming in 2006. In her competitive career Irina has won multiple BIS & Best All Around Groomer awards. She competed in the World Championships for the United States in 2009, 2011, & 2013 helping the U.S.team bring home a Silver & two Golds. Currently, Pina is a national & international judge & lecturer as well as an ambassador for Oster Professional Grooming Products. She travels the world educating through conferences & seminars

Woody Whitcomb

President, Academic Advisor

Beth Whitcomb

Financial Aid Administrator