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

Ginger Reed

Co-Owner / Sales Leader

Experience in education…

Facilitate Professional Development classes, transitioned from Education Leader to Sales Leader, Guest Presenter for National Sales Team during trainings and for e-meetings. 

Experience in the beauty industry…

Stylist, salon owner, school owner, active Instructor’s license, photo shoots, and behind the scenes work for Paul Mitchell Gathering, Paul Mitchell Schools Caper and fashion shows. 

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

I have different mentors for different areas in my life and at different times in my life. For the beauty industry, I would have to say Robert Cromeans, his business principles are on point and his message is powerful! 

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell The School St. Louis is…

Seeing the passion grow not just in our Future Professionals, but also in our team. The “a-ha” moments when they click, the relationships that have been created, and knowing we are developing the future of our industry. 

To me, living beautifully means…

Identifying your gifts and talents and sharing them for a positive purpose, giving back, and having a generous spirit.

Michele Clark

Co-Owner/Operations Leader/National Admissions Team Member

Experience in education…

I am not a licensed educator, but I will be your biggest cheerleader and motivational mentor.

Experience in the beauty industry…

I began my career in 1982, I loved working behind the chair and being a salon owner. We opened PMTS St. Louis in 2007 and I am passionate about growing the next generation of stylist and salon owners.

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

It changes, but right now I am stalking Simon Sinek. 

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell The School St. Louis is…

The team! Being around the education team on the floor, front desk, and enrollment team make me happy every day! 

To me, living beautifully means…

Being surrounded by happy, loving people and having my family around me every day!

Eric Clark

Director

Experience in education…

I have been with Paul Mitchell The School St. Louis since it opened in 2007. 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I am married to a former salon owner and now school owner for 20 years! 

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

My beautiful wife. 

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell The School St. Louis is…

Having an active role in the success of Future Professionals and team members. 

To me, living beautifully means…

"When people come first, success will follow."

Ashley Kozar

Financial Aid Team, Paul Mitchell The School St. Louis graduate

Experience in education…

Went to Paul Mitchell The School St. Louis and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

Wardrobe Department at The Muny and freelance makeup artist.

 

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

My mom.

 

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell The School St. Louis is…

The culture and the environment. Every day I get to work with my "family" in a fun and positive atmosphere. What more could you ask for?

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Being the best version of yourself for you!

Samantha Nappier

Learning Leader/Core Specialist, Paul Mitchell The School St. Louis graduate

Experience in education…

I've been a Learning Leader for two years.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I currently work at Mitch Salon; I've also participated in St. Louis Fashion Week and St. Charles Fashion Week.

 

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

Dee, our school's education leader.

 

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell The School St. Louis is…

Seeing the growth in our Future Professionals, both technically and personally.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Sharing my passion, knowledge, and being a Daymaker!

Susan Musec

Future Professional Adviser

Experience in education…

I have a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Southern Illinois University and my instructor license.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I've been behind the chair for 35 years. I worked for corporate salons, individually owned salons, and was a salon owner for 18 years.

 

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

Vidal Sassoon.

 

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell The School St. Louis is…

Being surrounded with forward focused, positive people, and helping our Future Professionals to develop their skills, not only technically, but culturally as well.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Living in balance with nature, culture, health, the intellectual, the spiritual, and relationships!

 

Dione “Dee” Sanderson

Education Leader

Experience in education…

15 years.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

20 years.

 

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

Maya Angelou, Vidal Sassoon, Martin Luther King, and Howard Gardner.

 

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell The School St. Louis is…

Working for passionate owners who believe in my abilities and expand my capabilities in new ways! The platform to be a "life long learner" gives me the opportunity to inspire others through education while being inspired!

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Seeing the beauty in ashes, flowers in the valley, and water in dry places.

Marli Kansteiner

Admissions Team/High School Specialist, Paul Mitchell The School St. Louis graduate

Experience in education…

I am a Paul Mitchell The School St. Louis graduate.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I am a stylist and worked for Paul Mitchell The School St. Louis for one and a half years.

 

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

Winn Claybaugh—his dedication to the industry and Be Nice (or Else!) attitude are inspiring.

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell The School St. Louis is…

Being a part of such an incredible culture that has benefited me tremendously, personally and professionally.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Being the good in the world.

Jennifer Vollmer

Learning Leader, Paul Mitchell The School St. Louis graduate

Experience in education…

I am a national educator and attended Learning Leader training at Paul Mitchell The School St. Louis in 2013.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I've been a hairstylist behind the chair at a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon for over three years.

 

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

Dee. She inspires me to focus on the systems in order to be consistent, be an amazing communicator, and create magic daily on the clinic floor for the Future Professionals.

 

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell The School St. Louis is…

Being able to share my passion, which is Paul Mitchell, with the Future Professionals.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Being the very best version of yourself, even when no one is looking.

Christine E. Smith

Service Desk Leader, Paul Mitchell The School St. Louis graduate

Experience in education…

Fifteen-hundred hours at Paul Mitchell The School St. Louis.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

Three-plus years of sales at Paul Mitchell The School St. Louis.

 

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

Ginger Reed. She has so much passion for what she does. She is always willing to help, encourage, and teach anyone who asks. She seems to always make time for everyone, even with her busy schedule.

 

 

 

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell The School St. Louis is…

That we all have a similar passion. We are all working toward the same goal. We are like a family, too. We encourage each other to be the best we can be, even when don't realize it.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Loving where you are even if you have challenges.

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