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Meet some of the team members who make Paul Mitchell The School Tinley Park so special.

Rene Kulacz

Executive Director

Experience in the beauty industry…

I served as admissions leader for 10 years at Paul Mitchell The School Tinley Park prior to becoming director. 

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

Lori Clark, our school owner. She has been a huge influence on me, not only in my role here at the school but on a personal level as well. Her passion for her business is shown through her dedication and her great attitude. Lori will always be someone I admire and look up to. 

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

My team of Learning Leaders and staff members. I could not do what I do without them. They are passionate about what they do, and it shows in the success of our Future Professionals. 

To me, living beautifully means…

Being grateful on a daily basis, living each day to the fullest, and making a difference in others' lives.

Betty Ilic

Admissions Leader

Experience in education…

I have always had a passion for education, having worked for seven years in admissions at DeVry University and for the past four years at Paul Mitchell The School Tinley Park. 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I have no formal training in the beauty industry, but have always had a big appreciation for fashion and try to keep current with trends. 

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

My mom is my mentor for many reasons. I admire her work ethic, business savvy, and ability to stay calm under pressure. 

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

I love every single person I work with. I am very lucky to have the opportunity to work around so many creative, talented, caring people. 

To me, living beautifully means…

Being happy. Life is short, so appreciate the time you are given.

Gayle “1986 prom king” Bouck

Financial Aid Leader

Experience in education…

I have been in Financial Aid for nine years. 

Experience in the beauty industry…

Ten years at Paul Mitchell The School Tinley Park. 

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

Ori Clark. The little bit that I know about running a school is being able to jump through a lot of hoops. Her determination to do this is a real inspiration. 

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

The people I work with and being able to help people live their dream. 

To me, living beautifully means…

Being able to let things go that you can't control—something I am not good at!

Danielle “D” Lettieri

Marketing Leader/Design Team Leader/Placement Leader/Be Nice (or Else!) Team Leader, Paul Mitchell The School Tinley Park graduate

Experience in education…

Before cosmetology school, I went to Illinois State University and have a Bachelor's degree in graphic design. 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I graduated from cosmetology school in 2010 and have been doing hair and makeup ever since. I have been lucky enough to have an amazing mentor in the beauty industry, Brittany Troche; she has allowed me to do makeup for John Paul Mitchell Schools on many occasions—Caper, Premier in Orlando, and America's Beauty Show in Chicago! 

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

Rene Kulacz. I want to be Rene when I grow up. She handles every situation perfectly, and I learn something from her on a daily basis. 

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

Loving what I do! Not many people can say they LOVE their job, and I can honestly say that I love coming to work. We are so lucky to get to experience the things we do at a Paul Mitchell School, and I don't know how I got this lucky. 

To me, living beautifully means…

Loving who you are inside and out. 

Angie Dado

Education Leader

Experience in education…

Nine years. 

Experience in the beauty industry…

Over 30 years. 

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

Oprah has inspired me. My mentor is my father. 

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

Our "Be Nice" culture, how we come together as a team, and Dance Party Fridays! 

To me, living beautifully means…

Being true to yourself and following your passion.

Rhonda Schilling

Administrative Assistant

Experience in education…

Seven years. 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I have 37 years of experience doing hair and makeup! 

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

Lupe Vega. I wish I had her calmness and great speaking abilities. 

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

That I love this job! I am truly happy to help the owner and staff, as they are my family now. 

To me, living beautifully means…

Laughing often. Life is short. Be honest. Integrity is important. Treat others as they would treat you. Learn to love.

Joan Rosencrants

Future Professional Adviser

Experience in the beauty industry…

I have 20 years of experience in salon management.

 

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

My mother for her determination, work ethic, and how she always treats people with kindness and love. Also, Angie Dado; she has taught me so much about the beauty industry and what it means to have passion.

 

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

The Future Professionals! I love how I have the opportunity to work and walk with them on their journey. I also truly love our culture and the people I work with.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Living every day with gratitude. Time is never guaranteed—do what you love.

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