Irina “Pina” Pinkusevich immigrated from the Ukraine in 1989. She started Competitive Grooming in 2006 and has won multiple BIS & BAA Groomer awards. Irina was a member of GroomTeam USA and she competed in the World Championships for the United States helping the team win one Silver and two Golds. Irina, an international judge & lecturer and an ambassador for Oster, was awarded the Cardinal Crystal Award for Judge of the Year & the Barkleigh Honors Award for Up & Coming Speaker of the Year. Irina is a National Certified Master Groomer (NCMG) & Certifier with NDGAA.