Born in New Jersey, Sam moved to Clayton with her family when she was twelve and has been in Johnston County ever since. She started grooming at PetSmart the summer of 2014 after finishing grooming school. After 6 years of grooming at a corporate facility, she decided to expand her career and look for a place that catered to pets in a more comprehensive way. She found this at Carolina Ranch where she helps make dogs and cats feel much better with great haircuts and baths.
Sam lives in Clayton with her husband, Johnny, new son, Benjamin, a fun-loving Rottweiler, Hercules, 3 cool cats (Emily, Bruce and Oliver) and 1 bearded dragon, Spyro! When not grooming at the Ranch, Sam enjoys outdoor activities, shopping and quality family time.
Sam VanderDrift at a Glance
Experience: Over 8 years as a professional groomer; 3 years at Carolina Ranch
Certifications: Petsmart Grooming Academy
Professional Interests: Favorite breeds to groom- Shetland Sheepdogs, Westies and Schnauzers and cat grooming
Family: Husband, Johnny and new son, Benjamin
Pets: Her Rottweiler, Hercules and 3 cats (Emily, Bruce and Oliver)
Hobbies: Biking, fishing and shopping; Fall weather, Christmas and quality family time.
Favorite Authors: Shonda Rhimes
Favorite shows/actors: Grey’s Anatomy, Will Smith, Kevin James
Favorite Quote: John 13:7 – “…you do not realize what I am doing, but later you will”.