Our Team

Komako Tanaka

Koko's Paws Owner/Operator

IPG International Master Certified Groomer

IPG Certifier

NDGAA Certified Groomer

Groomteam USA member

IJA Judge

USA Judge

Grooming show Speaker


Koko has been in NDGAA certified groomer since 2000 and IPG Master groomer since 2011. She is a retired grooming competitor. Her wins include Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, as well as Multiple Best in Shows and Best All Around Groomer awards. She is a member of Groom Team USA (www.groomteamusa.com) '07 and 08, earned the privilege of representing the US in the World Team Grooming Championship in Germany in 2009. Winning the bronze medal in the hand stripping class, Koko helped her teammates bring home the team Gold for the US.

Koko was nominated for the Cardinal Crystal Acheivement Award for American Groomer of the Year in '08. Since retiring from the competition ring, Koko has started mentoring advanced grooming students and has traveled as a speaker and Judge.

Schultz Tanaka

General Manager

De O'Gee

Dog Walker