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Whether you’re interested in cosmetology, esthetics, nails or laser, our faculty and staff are dedicated to making your education worth the investment. At Penrose Academy, you can trust that we will lead by example and steer you towards career success. With our talented team of experts, you’ll have the support and encouragement you need to achieve your goals.

Our Founders

  • Burt Kohler

    Creative Director

  • Jill Kohler

    President

Our Staff

  • Amy Pauliks

    Future Student Coordinator

  • Andria Young

    Student Services Coordinator

  • Annie Gandara

    Cosmetology Educator

  • Annie Zuniga

    Guest Relations Coordinator

  • Ashlee Traasdahl

    Admissions Advisor

  • Beth Gable

    Financial Controller

  • Bridget O’Brien

    Director of Admissions

  • Candice Healey

    Laser Educator

  • Cheri Parcells

    Operations Manager

  • CJ De La Torre

    Director of Student Salon, Spa & Medical Spa | Cosmetology Educator

  • Courtney Teerink

    Admissions Coordinator

  • Cristina Hughes

    Esthetics and Laser Educator

  • Crystal Aguirre

    Financial Aid Manager

  • Dabrienne Lewis

    Guest Relations Coordinator

  • Deanna Ruocco

    Cosmetology Student Educator

  • Desiree Gerhardt

    Guest Relations Coordinator

  • Drenise Matthews

    Cosmetology Student Educator

  • Ericka Maksudian

    Guest Relations Coordinator

  • Haleigh Trout

    Cosmetology Educator

  • Heidi Kloppenburg

    Senior Director of Medical & Cosmetic Programs | Laser Educator

  • Holly Marshall

    Education Manager, Cosmetology Educator

  • Jillian Bone

    Student Services & Placement Coordinator

  • Josie Cloud

    Admissions Coordinator

  • Lindsey Miller

    Esthetics and Laser Educator

  • Maddy Thomasson

    Esthetics Educator

  • Madison Smith

    Esthetics and Laser Educator

  • Marcy Anaya

    Cosmetology Student Educator

  • Marissa Hunt

    Marketing Coordinator

  • Missy Conti

    Assistant Director of Education, Cosmetology Educator

  • Nicole Sazama

    Esthetics Educator

  • Nikki Parcells

    Senior Director of Education and Student Services | Laser Educator

  • Sami McLenon

    Esthetics Educator

  • Steffi Toth

    Esthetics Educator

  • Tamekia Okagu

    Cosmetology Educator

  • Taylor Defoor

    Guest Relations Coordinator

  • Tessa Messer

    Laundry & Facility Assistant

  • Tonka Quni

    Cosmetology Educator