Dena arrived in the Kansas City area from Colorado at age 17. After finishing high school, she trained with a master groomer at Briar Clippery and has been professionally grooming animals ever since. Excelling at this profession for over 25 years, she spent 12 years at Highland Animal Hospital and then joined our Leawood Plaza Team in 2016. A doting pet-parent herself, she owns 2 dogs and 3 cats. For Dena, life is at its best when she can participate in activities such as nature hikes, poetry, music, world cup soccer and sweet coffee on rainy days.