Meet the Staff
Owner / Operator - Kayla Schmidt
Kayla is the owner/operator of Glamour Paws and is an alumnus from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and has been living in Estero since 2011. Kayla grew up in Minnesota along with her two childhood Shih Tzu pups, Bailey and Duffy. She has always had a love for animals since she was young, asking every year for Christmas for a Saint Bernard. Although her wish never came true, she was mother to a ball python snake named Baxter, a number of hampsters and zebra finches, and a freshwater fish tank. Kayla and her husband, Tom now have a 3-year-old Shih Tzu named Sadie whom they adopted in April 2014 from the Gulf Coast Humane Society. She loves to play with squeaky toys and her friends in daycare and is an avid swimmer and all-around sweetheart.
Boarding and Daycare Manager - Kris Dietz
Kris Dietz is the boarding and daycare manager of Glamour paws. Kris has a lifelong love for animals and has worked professionally with them for over 10 years. Kris spent 8 years in Orlando, FL at Universal Studios as an animal trainer. Since joining the team at Glamour Paws he has developed our canine training program. His goal is to provide excellent service and experienced knowledge to all customers. He has been known to take part in animal rescue and conservation in his spare time. Kris loves spending time with his English Bulldog “Banner”!
Groomer - Kristyn Bell
Kristyn learned how to groom when she was 15 and has been in the business for 15 years. She grew up in Naples before moving to Alabama for 7 years when she was 20 and started her own business, “Kristyn’s K-9 Clips,” where she began a pick-up and drop-off service along with full dog grooming business. She also worked as a vet-tech for 2 and a half years. She has always had a love for animals and grew up riding horses and owning an array of dogs. While living in Alabama, she rescued many dogs and even a squirrel. She now lives in Cape Coral with her 8-year-old son, boyfriend, an American bulldog, Bri, a pitbull, Holly, and three cats. Her specialty is fine scissoring and her favorite breed to groom is schnauzers, but she has a deep passion for grooming all types of dogs.
Cheri Fine - Dental Hygienist
Cheri is a certified dental hygienist specializing in non-anesthetic canine cleaning. Having worked professionally with animals for over 10 years Cheri is an avid dog lover. She has a 4 year old rescued Lhasa named Chopper.