Ericka Echols - Owner/Pet Stylist
Hi! My name is Ericka and I am the owner and operator of Fetching Styles LLC. I have been working with animals my entire life in about every position possible. I first started volunteering at the Wildlife Sanctuary taking care of everything from cougars to bears, as I worked my way through College. After earning my business degree, I ventured into working at a boarding kennel to see the ins and outs of day-to-day operations.
My next step was working as a dog trainer, while I thoroughly enjoyed this, it just didn’t complete me as I had anticipated it to do so. I then started working as a bather to earn my keep before going to grooming school. As soon I started grooming, I knew I had found my calling. I thrived and enjoyed my job greatly to the point that I became a grooming instructor and was training new and upcoming groomers. I continued to do this until I decided to start my own business.
I opened up Fetching Styles Mobile Dog Grooming in March of 2013 and have loved every minute of it. We grew very quickly and found that we were turning away customers left and right because we simply could not fit them in the schedule even if we were working 7 day a week. To accommodate the growing number of customers, we opened up Fetching Styles Pet Spa & Boutique in May of 2014.
I am an animal lover through and through and want to help in anyway I can. We often do everything we can to help the Pickens Animal Rescue and Big Canoe Animal Rescue by donating free grooms to those in need, hoping to help them get adopted. Any part I can play in helping a pet find a good home/owner is absolutely priceless!
I am proud to have completed the AKC S.A.F.E Certification as well as being PetTech Pet CPR & First Aid certified and to operate my salon under the AKC Safety Oath!
Kylie Peak - Pet Stylist
Hey! My name is Kylie Peak. I was born and raised in Georgia. I have always had a love for animals, my parents say since I was born. I always dreamed of working with animals but knew I wasn't cut out to be a veterinarian. It wasn't until I started working at Fetching Styles in 2014 as a bather that I realized this was what I was meant to do. Ericka started training me to groom about 6 months later and has still continued to teach me and show me new things every day! I have been grooming about 2 years now and could not love it anymore!
Heather Satterlee - Pet Stylist
My name is Heather Satterlee, and I am a current groomer at Fetching Styles. Growing up I always had furry friends to keep me company whether it was a cat or a dog. My nana use to work as a vet tech and would sometimes take me to work with her so I could see the different animals that would come in. After that whenever someone would ask me "what do you want to be when you grow up" my answer every time would be "to work with animals".
Once I was old enough to start working, I worked the typical young adult jobs (grocery store clerk, server, pizza delivery driver) and I never felt complete. I was never excited to go into work and I looked at it as just a job to get by and pay bills.
My dream of working with animals was finally fulfilled once I joined the team of Fetching Styles as a bather in the summer of 2015. During my time as a bather I accompanied Ericka and Kylie to Orlando, FL to my first grooming show. At that moment I knew I wanted to be a groomer. Watching all the dog prancing and strutting around knowing they looked good and realizing that this is what this industry is all about. During that trip I got everything I needed for me to start interning under Ericka at the beginning of 2016.
Since then I've learned so much and I still continue to learn new things about our industry every day! I've been grooming just over a year and I couldn't ask for a better job. With every tail wag and happy customer I know I've done my job right.
Kayla Tilley - Bather
Hello! My name is Kayla. I began working as a bather at Fetching Styles in September 2016, and have already begun gaining a lot of knowledge about the grooming industry. I have a long history of hands on pet care, and have spent time managing and working at two large kennel facilities since 2009. I have been able to work with a variety of dog breeds with many different temperaments and special needs. I have found that working with canines is very rewarding and I have fallen in love with many clients dogs over the years. I look forward to learning more about grooming and I am excited to expand my knowledge of business operations and pet care!
Kelly LaGroue- Bather
Hello! My name is Kelly. I have a true passion for working with animals and creating a bond with both pets and parents! I have over 15 years of experience in the pet industry. I started at a pet salon in 2003 as a bather and have since managed a large boarding facility. I began working as a bather at Fetching Styles in October 2017. I have four grown children and a dog named Cane. Since starting at Fetching Styles, I have learned and grown so much as a bather and a pet professional. I look forward to continuing to grow my knowledge and my connection with the dogs and their parents!