Manuel was born and raised in Mexico. He participated in his first dog show at the age of 9, where he learned that he would be working with animals for the rest of his life. At age 15 he started working in a local animal hospital, and shortly after attended veterinary school in Mexico. Manuel realized during his studies that his real passion was in Dog Grooming, which he has been doing ever since. Manuel strongly believes in continuous education, therefore he attends as many seminars and certification programs as he possibly can. He has worked alongside some the best groomers in Winnipeg and been involved with professionals in dog shows from North and South America.