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

Greg Kellogg

Owner/Director

Experience in education…

I have a Bachelor's Degree in education from Missouri State University, and have 25 years of experience in education. I've served as a teacher in the Springfield Public School system, and as an instructor at Ozark Technical Community College. I've been with Paul Mitchell The School Springfield since 2005.

 

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

John Paul DeJoria.

 

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

The Future Professionals of course! I love students!

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Spending quality time with my family.

Catrina Bloxam

Service Desk Coordinator/Take Home Leader

Experience in education…

I studied business at OTC.

 

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

Jenni Bybee, my sister—she's always my encourager and always there when I need her.

 

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

My amazing work family and inviting atmosphere!

 

To me, living beautifully means…

To always listen to your heart and strive to be pure-hearted, because to live beautifully, you must be beautiful on the inside first.

Jenni Bybee

Learning Leader/Future Professional Adviser, Texture Specialist, Advanced Academy Texture Team Lead

Experience in education…

I have had the privilege of teaching here since 2006. I've been trained in style and finish, long hair designs, perming, and chemical relaxing.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I worked for two years in a boutique salon, specializing in corrective color and texture services.

 

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

LaDonna Drywer—a master stylist for Paul Mitchell. What I love about her and Paul Mitchell is how available and helpful they are in growing each of us so that we may achieve our goals.

 

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

I am able to bring back to our Future Professionals the knowledge I've acquired from training with some of the most brilliant minds in the industry.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Leaving a positive impact in all the things I do, and creating a living legacy my two daughters are proud of.

Mendi Clavin-Benton

Learning Leader /Core Specialist, Paul Mitchell The School Springfield graduate

Experience in education…

Paul Mitchell Advanced Academy Core training team lead and community success trainer.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

Stylist at Salon Deco in Springfield, MO.

 

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

Kelly McCarthy.

 

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

The camaraderie and trust among the Learning Leader team.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Being intentional.

John Saad

Maintenance

Experience in education…

I am a Missouri State University student.

 

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

My brother, Victor. He is a very compassionate person who is also very ambitious and is always looking to make a positive impact on the world!

 

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

Working with the people! Everyone here is so nice! It’s a positive environment filled with great people.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Living without fear!

Suzanne Hyde-Reasoner

Education Leader and Sales Leader

Experience in education…

I have been an educator for nine years.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I have worked as a stylist since graduating school in 2001. I started my journey at Lunatic Fringe Salon in Salt Lake City as an assistant and then as a stylist.

 

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

Andrew Carruthers, education director for Sam Villa and Stylist at Lunatic Fringe. What a brilliant person.

 

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

Watching the change that happens in Future Professionals' lives because of the Paul Mitchell inclusive culture.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Loving the life that you are living.

Cheryl Vellejo

Service Desk Coordinator

Experience in education…

I have eight years of experience at Paul Mitchell The School Springfield.

 

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

My dad has the knowledge and wisdom I will never grasp.

 

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

I love the people, the guests, the Future Professionals, and my team members. People are my heart.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Living every day as if it were my last. Every act and word has to count. You may only have one chance to make the right choice.

Angie Sachse

Marketing Director

Experience in education…

I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in fashion merchandising and a Master's Degree in education. I am also an adjunct instructor at Missouri State University.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

Paul Mitchell The School Springfield.

 

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

I’m inspired by creative and passionate people who love life.

 

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

Working in an educational environment that is fun, fashion-forward, and has such a positive culture. And the birthday fruit pizza Cheryl makes!

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Trying your best, and living with purpose and authenticity.

Thesha Farris-Hancock

Operations

Experience in education…

Bachelor of Science (HRA).

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I have three years of experience at Paul Mitchell The School Springfield.

 

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

My mother; she is and has always been very positive and inspires me to work hard every day.

 

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

Seeing the transformation of the Future Professionals, from when they start in Core to graduation day.

Ashley Olexyn

Learning Leader / Clinic Floor

Experience in education…

I have been teaching since July, 2015.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I have been in the salon for six years.

 

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

My mentors are the people that keep striving to be better. People who work hard and yet still have quality family time.

 

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

Being able to see the light bulbs go off in the students when they perform a service. Being able to reach them is gratifying.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Living beautifully is living happy. No matter what is going on in life, to recognize that you are ultimately in a great place with friends, family, and most importantly, with yourself.

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