From childhood to professional adult life, Candace has immersed herself in the animal world. Always having a unique connection with nature, as a child she surrounded herself with dogs, cats, guinea pigs, birds and countless wild animals she met and played with each day; these she often tried to bring home as new family members. She began grooming for a local mobile grooming company in 2002 where she discovered her gift for helping people in the care of both their canine and feline friends. She continued expanding her knowledge base by volunteering for animal shelters and a wildlife rehabilitation center. For a few years, she worked at a doggy daycare and boarding facility in North County learning much from the public, clients, as well as her experienced co-workers and employers. Until recently, Candace worked for 4 years with another mobile grooming company in Orange County. Wanting to work closer to her home in Carlsbad, the commute was ultimately the deciding factor in leaving. Now, finding a place at Tsavo’s as both a groomer and aquatic therapy technician, she couldn’t be happier.
In addition to her love of working with animals, Candace also has an interest in energy work and holistic healing and enjoys committing her spare time to fitness, healthy and cruelty-free eating and living, and gathering with friends and family. Whenever possible, travel and adventure are definitely on the agenda, from exploring new foreign places to trying her luck with the flying trapeze.