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Meet some of the Learning Leaders and team members who make Paul Mitchell The School Costa Mesa so special.

Jessica Riscili

PMTS Toledo

Experience in education…

I previously attended Marshall University for two years. Since completing my education at Paul Mitchell The School Columbus, I have been working for Paul Mitchell Schools for nine years. 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I started off working at the service desk, after completing my hours at school and receiving my license. As a graduate, I moved into the education department of the school and taught night Core. After a short year, I moved into Future Professional adviser. In that role, I had the opportunity to play all different parts in the school, which lead me to my goal in being a director. 

My mentor, or the person who has most inspired me is…

My parents have always inspired me to continue to work hard, no matter where you are or what position you hold, because you never know what opportunity may come your way or who may be watching. Life is what you make of it; live it how you want, but always know you only have one life to live. 

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell The School Toledo is…

Having the opportunity to work with such an amazing team of Future Professionals and staff! Everyone truly inspires me to be best version of myself each and every day! Love what you do, love who you do it with, and love who you do it for! 

To me, living beautifully means…

Living with confidence and loving endlessly.

Ashley Hembree

Front Desk Coordinator, Paul Mitchell The School Cincinnati graduate

Experience in education…

Graduated Hamilton High School before attending Miami University. 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I graduated from Paul Mitchell The School Cincinnati in 2013. 

My mentor, or the person who has most inspired me is…

How can I pick just one? When I attended school my mentor was Amanda F. She is amazing at what she does. I think she rocks, and she teaches in a way that's fun. She works really hard and is dedicated to what she does. I'm grateful to now get to be on staff with her. 

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell The School Cincinnati is…

The staff, the Future Professionals, and the clients. It's my home away from home. I miss my little ones when I'm away but it's great to come to work every day and have such an awesome time! 

To me, living beautifully means…

Living the best life I can every day, and being my best self—even on the hard days. I want to be an example of positivity. I will always be a "work in progress" and that's the way it should be. How can I live my best life if I've stopped trying to make progress in some aspect of my life? Loving, helping, understanding, learning, guiding—these are things I don't ever want to reach my limit on. That's living beautifully to me.

Cecill Robison

Core Specialist, Paul Mitchell School graduate

Experience in education…

Four and a half years. 

Experience in the beauty industry…

Five and a half years. 

My mentor, or the person who has most inspired me is…

Admissions leader, Christina Matthews, is my mentor and the person who keeps me motivated and inspired. She is a true visionary at work and in her personal life. I hope to be at least half the person she is someday. 

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell The School Cincinnati is…

Getting the opportunity to bring Future Professionals out in the community and show them how they can use their new skills to help others and to benefit their own communities. 

To me, living beautifully means…

Living your life to its full potential with happiness, morals, and grace.

Calvin August

Operations Leader

Experience in education…

Graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism. 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I have been involved with John Paul Mitchell Systems since 2006.

My mentor, or the person who has most inspired me is…

Winn Claybaugh. 

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell The School Cincinnati is…

Working with a fantastic team! 

To me, living beautifully means…

Giving back. “Success unshared is failure.”

Sarah Jones

Service Desk Leader

Experience in education…

Three years. 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I haven't attended cosmetology school, so my experience and knowledge is literally as far as the eye can see. Knowing how hard a stylist worked and seeing a beautiful outcome! 

My mentor, or the person who has most inspired me is…

I know this is cliché, but my parents. Together and as individuals their story is everything to learn from and aspire to. They are beautiful people and I am grateful to and for them. 

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell The School Cincinnati is…

Every day here at Paul Mitchell The School Cincinnati is an adventure. So many great people, from different walks of life, coming together for the beauty of all. I can't help but to keep coming back for more! 

To me, living beautifully means…

Living a life where I love people unconditionally. Being aware that everyone has a story, a past, and experiences that make up who they are. Everyone can teach us something. What a wonderful opportunity we live!

Daryl Churchman

Makeup Specialist

Experience in education…

Trained in 10 beauty, makeup and skincare divisions: Fashion Fair, Flori Roberts, Dermablend, Charles of the Ritz, Germain Monteil, Elizabeth Arden, Makeup Forever, Yves Saint Laurent, Trish McEvoy, and Lancôme. 

Experience in the beauty industry…

Forty-three years. 

My mentor, or the person who has most inspired me is…

My mother. 

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell The School Cincinnati is…

Sharing my knowledge of the beauty industry and inspiring the Future Professionals to learn all they can for their future endeavors. 

To me, living beautifully means…

Never giving up on yourself, always be willing to lend a hand, learning continually, and always treating everyone as you would like to be treated.

Jenn Woodrum

Education Department, Paul Mitchell The School Cincinnati graduate

Experience in education…

I am a homegrown staff member who was a part of the nighttime program. Upon graduation I worked in the salon. I made the choice to come back to the school and teach, as I missed the Paul Mitchell culture. I have been in the education department since 2008 and have enjoyed every minute of it. 

Experience in the beauty industry…

Salon experience, Paul Mitchell training, and certifications in color, cutting, and texture. 

My mentor, or the person who has most inspired me is…

My grandpa, Opal Allen. I cannot speak enough about how great this man was. He has inspired me professionally, spiritually, and personally. He lived the Paul Mitchell culture without even knowing it. 

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell The School Cincinnati is…

That every day is different and an adventure. 

To me, living beautifully means…

Being true to yourself, love you for you, and knowing at the end of the day you have made a difference not only in your life but someone else’s.

Michelle Kroth

Financial Aid Leader

Experience in education…

Bachelor’s Degree in business. 

My mentor, or the person who has most inspired me is…

My grandmother. When she was 44 years old her husband (my grandfather) passed away suddenly. At that time she was a stay-at-home housewife with no driver's license and was very dependent on her husband. Everything was taken from her (house, car, and belongings) when my grandfather passed away. All because she was a woman at a time when women were second-class citizens. She managed to learn how to drive a car, get her driver's license, obtain her cosmetology license, and start her own laundry and sewing business all within a year. When I was getting ready to attend college she made a very stern statement to me that I will never forget. She told me to do everything in my power to get my college diploma. She stated that once I get my diploma no one could take it away. She told me that no matter what I did in life, make sure I did it with 110% effort and the correct way.  

To me, living beautifully means…

To live my life with 110% effort...to do everything in my life the CORRECT way.

Michael Jefferies

Admissions Leader, Paul Mitchell The School Cincinnati graduate

Experience in education…

I was a homegrown, having attended Paul Mitchell The School Cincinnati in 2006. I came back in 2010 to work at the school and started teaching Core. I have held many different positions at Paul Mitchell the School. My newest position being the Admissions Leader. 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I worked in a salon for three years and have been in the industry for nine years. 

My mentor, or the person who has most inspired me is…

My mother, who has always stood by my side. She supports me 100% in whatever I want to do. 

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell The School Cincinnati is…

Working with the Future Professionals. I love coaching, mentoring, and helping to make their dreams come true! 

To me, living beautifully means…

Laughing every chance you get. Making the most out of every life experience. Also making sure to travel and see the world!

David Spellman

Financial Aid/Education

Experience in education…

Twenty-five years working for the Ohio Board of Cosmetology, and three and a half years as supervisor of education and exams. 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I was licensed in 1977. I worked as a hairstylist for 10 years, and spent 25 years on the Ohio Cosmetology Board.

My mentor, or the person who has most inspired me is…

My parents. 

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell The School Cincinnati is…

Being able to use my knowledge from the board to help the school and Future Professionals excel.

To me, living beautifully means…

Treating others like you want to be treated.

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