Our Team

Our Team

Luis Bacelar

Luiz has nine years of grooming experience. He is a very easy-going dedicated groomer who always strives to continue excelling. He is patient, soft-spoken, and gentle. He specializes in cat grooming and small to medium dogs.

Henrique Almeida

Henrique is a Brazilian veterinarian who is in love with all animals. He is a very patient and resilient dog bather with passion for his trade. He specializes in dogs of all sizes, and all temperaments.

Eduardo Machado

Eduardo was born in a hairdresser family and cares about nothing else but dogs. Eduardo’s mother gave him Foguinho when he was five years old. Eduardo and his dog buddy Foguinho were inseparable, taking Foguinho even to school with him. Fourteen years ago, he decided to do summer work with Evelyn Brown at Pawsitively Groomed in Burlingame, where she taught him how to groom dogs with all her 34 years of experience. He is a dog lover and a fantastic groomer, passionate about dogs. Outlet Grooming is a dream come true for him.

Maiara Macedo


Maiara has been grooming for 6 years and always had the dream to come to America and take her passion for dog grooming even further. Since being here, she has been exposed to many different methods and ideas through working in other locations in California and attending professional seminars, which she will be happy to share with your pets at Outlet Grooming.

Lucas Costa


Lucas recently joined our team as a new groomer and rapidly advanced through our grooming skill assessment program. He is a hardworking, passionate groomer who takes great pride in his work. His love for animals shows in his results.

Ardene Figueiredo


Ardene only knows pet grooming as she has never had another job in her entire life. She has been grooming dogs since she was 24 years old in Brazil, and for two years here in the USA. Ardene is a very talented and extremely patient groomer. She specializes in all breeds and sizes and all temperaments. Sometimes she works with her husband Johnny, which works with us all well, and your pet will receive “double love”.

Johnny Schlichting


Johnny strives to make the grooming experience as stress-free as possible.  He believes it is a must to have a great deal of patience and trust, as well as the ability to read dogs’ body language. Sometimes he works with his wife Ardene, which works with us all well, and your pet will receive “double love”.

Breno Lemes


Always loving animals, Breno knew one day he would pursue a career working with them. He worked on a Brazilian Mastiff breeding (Fila) farm for years. In addition to having a passion for the canine and artistry of grooming, he decided to pursue a career in dog grooming and earned a certificate through the Alpha Grooming Academy LLC and was acknowledged for his outstanding skills in styling and grooming.


Julia and Kaique


Taking the road less traveled, Julia and Kaique threw in the corporate towel and joined the Alpha Grooming team with the intention of pursuing their true passion in life – Dogs! They are always willing and excited to learn more about the grooming industry and the ways to keep pets happy and healthy.