Meet our Team

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Administration

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Susan Haise
Founder, Owner

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Kari Kennedy
Director

As Director, being able to help provide a path to those professions is very rewarding and fulfilling. The beauty and wellness industry is filled with positive individuals looking to have a positive effect on the services they provide their guests.

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Caitlin Stublaski
Assistant Director

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Admissions

Deanna Koch
Deanna Koch
Admissions Team Lead

Working in admissions has allowed me to serve others and give back. I enjoy meeting new students and helping them get started on their journey, I also find it very rewarding to see the personal growth and development of our students throughout their program.

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Thomas Lopez
Admissions Coordinator

I chose to work in the beauty and spa industry because it promotes not only psychical wellbeing, but mental wellbeing. I think this industry is helping make the world a better place and to be apart of that is really meaningful.

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McKenna Shaffer
Admissions Coordinator

I’m passionate about working in an industry that is fun, creative and encourages students to pursue their dream. It’s inspiring to be around so many people who are doing what they love. My favorite part of my job is making real connections with students.

Cosmetology & Barbering

Gaya Glassen
Gaya Glassen
Cosmetology/Barber Team Lead

Hair has been a passion of mine since childhood. Building relationships and caring for people became another passion. Cosmetology was the perfect marriage of the two. Helping someone find their confidence and realize their own potential is as rewarding as it gets.

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Shari Andrews
Cosmetology Instructor

I chose cosmetology for many different reasons and it’s amazing that my love and desire to be a cosmetologist grew more and more over the years. Whether working with other educators as a coach or with my students, there is so much learning to be done.

Nick Berlin
Barbering Instructor

I was sitting in the barbershop one day after getting my haircut and my barber sat down with me and we had a conversation. He opened my eyes to what being a professional barber had to offer. I signed up for school the next week and here I am now.

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Eric Chapman
Cosmetology Instructor

As an Aveda graduate, my outlook on my career was shaped by the inspiration of my educators. Being able to inspire others and give the knowledge I have learned through my career is my biggest fulfillment. I love furthering my craft through advanced education.

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Alyse Heston
Cosmetology Instructor

Being an instructor allows me to share my passion with future professionals. Seeing their individual personalities and skills evolve is exciting and fulfilling in so many ways. It is my goal to create a positive, supportive and fun learning environment for everyone.

Chris Jones
Chris Jones
Barbering Instructor

I love to see people walk away with a smile, making the clients achieve a look that they thought was impossible. I love teaching because I want to help everyone who is willing to learn. If I’m not teaching, I’m at the shop or with my kids.

Hannah Klitzke
Cosmetology Instructor

I chose the beauty industry knowing that I could express my creativity. My favorite thing as an educator is watching the growth of each student from day one to graduation. It’s so rewarding to share knowledge and experiences with future professionals of cosmetology.

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Amy Lile
Cosmetology Instructor

I chose to be a stylist because I love using hair to express my artistic side. The unexpected bonus is when you can help people fall in love with themselves and build their confidence- it might be one of the best feelings in the world to achieve this.

Michelle Mikula
Michelle Mikula
Cosmetology Instructor

I’ve always loved the beauty industry from a very young age. Teaching beauty is very rewarding to me, when my students accomplish the lesson I’ve taught. I love watching them grow and enjoying the career they have chosen.

Claire Otto
Claire Otto
Cosmetology Instructor

I love watching students have the same ah-ha moments that I went through when I was in school. It is an amazing experience to watch people grow and develop into professionals. When not teaching, I’m walking the dogs, fishing or cooking with my husband.

Tammy Robinson
Tammy Robinson
Cosmetology Instructor

I’ve always loved styling hair. For me, teaching was a way to give back to the industry and do what I can to aid to the success of the next generation of hairdressers. In my free time, I love watching the Green Bay Packers and the Brewers.

Catherine Sendek
Catherine Sendek
Cosmetology Instructor

I love to teach as it gives me the ability to give back to my industry. We have the ability to change someone for the better. We are day-makers! Outside of school, I love traveling. I have visited more than 30 countries, some for education, others for pleasure.

Gina Vallejos
Gina Vallejos
Cosmetology Instructor

The hair and beauty industry offered me the ability to be creative in a uniquely structured way. I love the variety of each day and the connection I build with each student. It’s very rewarding to be able to share my knowledge and experience.

Spa

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Ashley Dunn
Esthiology Instructor

I love everything beauty. As an educator, it’s rewarding to know someone can put so much faith in you to teach them something so valuable. I have training in lash extensions, microblading and lash lifts and tints. When I am not teaching, you can find me with my son.

Stacey Edmundson
Esthiology Instructor

I chose this company because of the Aveda mission and their aromatherapy applications in skin and body treatments. I love to teach because of students success stories. When I’m not teaching, you can find me researching!

Andrea Garrity
Massage Therapy Instructor

I believe the industry chose me. I remember seeing Michael Jordan on the sidelines of a game when I was a kid getting a shoulder massage. I said to my dad, “That is going to be me one day.” I love being able to share my passion for massage therapy through teaching.

Alesha Jackson
Esthiology Instructor

I love all aspects of the beauty industry, and want to help people look and feel their best. I love to teach facials, waxing and massage techniques. In my free time, I enjoy working out or spending time with friends and family.

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Gwen Janda
Esthiology Instructor

I chose esthiology to pursue a career as a makeup artist. Once I started the program, I fell in love with all esthetic services. I especially enjoy all of the science behind esthetics. It’s very rewarding to be able to inspire the next generation of our industry by teaching.

Ellen Kay
Massage Therapy Instructor

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Kate Magana
Kate Magana
Esthiology Instructor

I love talking about how the skin functions and how to balance or enhance the state of the skin. Sharing this knowledge with individuals who share the same passion doesn’t even feel like work, and I am so glad I have the opportunity to teach esthetics as a part of my career.

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Nicki Purnell
Esthiology Instructor

I chose the industry because I love to make people happy! And to see the reactions of clients after service is so fulfilling. I love to pull out the best in others, and what better way than teaching? When I’m not teaching, you can find me spending time with family and traveling.

Kathi Rogers
Manicuring Instructor

I love to provide wellness through touch to all of my guests. The Institute of Beauty and Wellness gave me the skills to be where I am today. I love to teach because I want to help others obtain the same thing. When not teaching, I’m at my suite Heavenly’s Hands Day Spa.

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Rima Shah
Ayurveda Instructor

Ayurveda, yoga and meditation hold timeless wisdom for finding balance and joy. I love to see my students embrace these sciences and find personal positive transformation. I enjoy bridging the gap between the ancient wisdom and modern day practicality.

Denise Taylor
Manicuring Instructor

My passion has always been the nail industry and in order for our services to be elevated to the level it deserves, nothing is more important than innovative education. It is critical to adapt to the changes and technology within our industry!

Dr. Teresa Tetting
Teresa Tetting
Massage Therapy Instructor

I possess a genuine enthusiasm for educating and sharing my knowledge with future medical professionals on the science and proper care of the human body. It is a rewarding accomplishment to assist in the transformation of students.

Jacob Thomas
Jacob Thomas
Massage Therapy Instructor

I love helping people grow and learn things that are useful in their lives. Teaching give us the ability to share our experience with other people and in turn learn more about each other, and maybe one day we will learn how alike we all really are.

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