Lis Johnston


Lis Johnston boasts a remarkable two-decade journey in the world of dog grooming and showing, with her passion ignited as a young child. She began showing AKC collies at age 12 and began her grooming career in 2004. Lis has continually risen through the ranks, securing her place as one of the Top 10 GroomTeam USA competitive groomers. With over 15 years of professional grooming experience, Lis holds the prestigious title of a Nationally Certified Master Groomer, earning international recognition and numerous awards for her exceptional styling.

In 2014, Lis realized a lifelong dream with the opening of Serenity Pet Spa, a grooming salon known for exceptional care. The spa’s success led to a second location in 2017. Beyond her salon, Lis generously shares her expertise through nationwide seminars and runs an apprentice program to help groomers become master certified.

Lis’ passion extends to hand scissoring large breeds, particularly Standard Poodles, Black Russian Terriers, and Irish Water Spaniels as well as the Scottish Terrier. Her dedication to perfecting her craft shines through in every groomed coat. She has dedicated countless hours to honing her skills in hand stripping and breed profile.

Since 2021, Lis has consistently ranked in the top 5 on Groom Team USA and achieved her goal of becoming a member of the USA travel team in 2023, further solidifying her status as a prominent figure in the grooming community.


No Bad Dog – Dealing with Behavior Issues in Grooming
August 13, 2024 1:30–2:30 pm

The Foundation of Grooming Excellence: Importance of Prep Work
August 13, 2024 4:30–5:30 pm