Katie Bonham - Owner/Master Stylist
My name is Angela 'Katie' Stamatelos. My family moved to Colorado in 1994. I graduated high school in Buena Vista, Colorado, then went on to college at UNC in Greeley, Colorado. I moved to Colorado Springs in 2001 and groomed my first dog and also continued college courses through PPCC. I have been grooming, over 18 years.
I LOVE WHAT I DO. Most of all, I love to serve and to see other people be of service to the community.
Although we are in the business of grooming, our goal is to make every client (whether human or animal) FEEL loved and respected as they should be every day. I am full of sincere integrity, and hold true to very respectful morals and values.
-- I have always felt a need to serve and know how wonderful it feels to help others. I have known hard times, times of poverty, times of grief, times of desperation, struggle, sadness....but most of all, times of triumph, tears of joy, and reminders that we serve a very real and faithful GOD.
My grandfather was in the Navy and fought in WWII, my uncle was in the Army and fought in Vietnam, my brother served in our Navy and my husband did 4 tours to Iraq and Afghanistan fighting in the current war. I have a VERY special place in my heart for our military men and women!! We offer a military discount ANY DAY OF THE YEAR. In addition to that, we offer first time client discounts, multiple dog discounts, and senior discounts.
My family is in the business of loving God and loving others. We strive hard to do the right thing, always.
We want to help the community and those who support us in any way we can, therefore it is equally important to us to hire a staff fully capable of understanding our hearts to serve.
We are so proud to introduce the below listed staff. All staff members go through a long hiring process and rigorous drug testing. We thank them from the bottom of our hearts for serving as a team with us.
"Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy"
Courtney - Salon Executive/ Master Stylist
I have always wanted to be a dog groomer ever since I was a little girl. I would read books about different breeds and dream about showing dogs. I have two dogs of my own; Nikita, a 4-year-old red and white Malamute, and Annabelle, a 5-year-old mini pinscher, Jack Russel, and chihuahua mix. I was born and raised here in Colorado and I love the mountains and the outdoors. In my free time I like to hike and do wood working with my husband.
Rakalynn - Pet Stylist/ Lead
I've always had a huge heart for animals! Honestly, I never thought I'd work at a salon, but here I am doing what I love most. I love every single dog that walks into our salon. A lot of the time when no one has seen me in a while, it is because I'm in the kennels loving on the dogs! I have two puppy dogs, one is named Simba and he is a German Shepherd/ Border Collie mix. The other one is named Orien and he is a Boston Terrier! I'm more than grateful to be part of your sweet and wonderful dog's life!
Elena- Pet Stylsit/ Lead
My name is Elena. I grew up in Ohio, Indian, and Michigan. I moved to Colorado Springs in 2016, and have decided to settle here. I am a mother of 2 beautiful daughters! I am grateful for the opportunity, inspiration, and the career Serenity Paws has given me.
Natanja- Pet Sylist
Serenity Paws has given me the opportunity to express the love and passion I have for dogs. Its rare to find a job that gets you excited to go to every day. The chance to grow and learn this business will give me the opportunity to show my kids that you can find a place to work that doesn't feel like work!
Bio to be added soon!
Ashley - Grooming Apprentice
I've lived in Colorado my whole life. I have a golden doodle named Indigo, shes 9 years old. I graduated from Manitou Springs High School in 2017. I was a lifeguard for 6 years till I decided to start training to be a dog groomer. Some of my favorite things to do is cook with my grandma, and I am also a painter.
Melissa- Grooming Assisstant/ Front Desk
I've been a Colorado resident for over 30 years. I'm a blessed and highly favored mother of 2 and a grandmother of 3. I'm fulfilling a lifelong dream working with animals, and I'm so grateful the opportunity here at Serenity Paws.
Sarah C. - Lead Bather
I moved to Colorado Springs in 2009 from Tampa, Florida after growing up in Salt Lake City, Utah. I'm a dog lover, I have a rescue Labrador and Pit Bull Mix named Tessa. Serenity Paws has given me great opportunities including working with dogs. I love being a part of the Serenity Paw's team and look forward to becoming a groomer.
I've lived in Colorado my whole life and I have always had a passon for animals. I've had the privilege to voluneteer for a horse stable for a number of years. My other hobbies are drawing, painting, and playing with my bunnies, hamster, and dogs.
Bio coming soon!
I was born in Colorado, and have always been around dogs. I started to really want to take care of and wash/groom dogs since I was about 6. I really love to spend time with animals as a whole especially dogs and reptiles I had a pit bull named Deboe; and just bought a bearded dragon named Quinn and I am working on getting myself a dog.
Faith- Bather/ Grooming Assistant
I’m a native Coloradan, born and raised in Colorado Springs. I'm a 2020 high school graduate from Rampart High School. I will be attending college seeking a degree in Zoology or Wildlife Management. I love animals and have 2 dogs and a cat. My hobbies include horseback riding, competitive gymnastics, and cheerleading. I love working at Serenity Paws because I get to work with wonderful dogs and cats. Serenity Paws has given me so many opportunities to learn and grow.
Cassidy- Front Desk/ Grooming Assistant
Bio coming soon!
Emily- Grooming Assistant
I moved to Colorado in June 2009 with my family. I have lived in two other states before moving to Colorado. I have 3 dogs, 7 chicken, and 1 fish. I have 2 sisters, 1 brother, and I live with my mom and stepdad. I often see my dad and stepmom in Tennesse and I see their 4 dogs. I love animals and have a passion to take care of them. I know a lot about animals, it's my favorite thing to talk about!
Lydia- Grooming Assistant
I moved to Colorado Springs when I was 8, and have lived here for more than 12+ years. I have 5 brothers, 2 sisters-in-law, and a niece and nephew that I love playing with. I live with my dad and stepmom, who have 3 cats and an Australian Cattle Dog. On weekends I stay with my mom and stepdad, who now have 5 cats! I LOVE all pets!
Taylor- Media Consultant
Bio to be added soon!
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