|Kristy Scott||Alisa Kalina||Olivia Richert||Martin Hansen||Hillary Hilliard|
Kristy helps with the School of Botanical & Medical Aesthetics, as well as with it’s two sister programs: the Denver Integrative Massage School and Herbalism Roots. Kristy is a graduate of the Denver Integrative Massage School and the Herbalism Root’s programs and proud to be a part of these incredible programs. She’s always had a passion for health and wellness, and bodywork is what she knew she should be doing. As a student, she knew this was a unique school and that she wanted to be a part of it. She believes in it wholeheartedly.
Kristy has the pleasure of working directly with the students and clinic clients on a daily basis, helping organize events, and keeping everything in order behind the scenes. Along with working at the school, Kristy has her own Thai Yoga Massage practice.
Alisa Kalina is a certified Reiki Practitioner, Clairsentient Healer, and licensed Cosmetologist with a passion for being of service to others. With previous experience in social work, counseling, energy work, and advice columnist, Alisa is thrilled to now be of service and support to our wonderful students. She is honored to be a part of such an extraordinary organization and one of a kind school. On the front lines and behind the scenes, Alisa is committed to the success of our students achieving their dreams and having fun while doing it! Alisha is currently taking the school’s Herbalism Program, Herbalism Roots!
Olivia Richert is a graduate of the School of Botanical and Medical Aesthetics and is honored to be a part of this amazing team. Her passion is working with skincare products that are clean, organic, environmentally safe, and effective for skincare. She loves that the school offers both a natural and medical approach to aesthetics. Olivia’s favorite part of working for the school is interacting with the students and the community. Olivia’s experience in marketing and broadcast journalism serve her well as a community ambassador for the school. She finds it highly rewarding to see the students learn, grow, and become amazing practitioners and to introduce the community to all of the school’s amazing services. Along with working at the school, Olivia is building her own private aesthetics practice, Olive Skin Studio.
Martin G. Hansen is an instructor for the Aesthetics and Herbalism programs, and he’s the school’s Director. He’s a licensed esthetician, herbalist, aromatherapist and educator. He specializes in Holistic Esthetics incorporating his foundations in plant medicine, aromatherapy, supplements and nutrition into his practice. He has been a community educator in Denver since 2000 on a variety of subjects from making herbal preparations and garden skin care to skin care nutrition and aromatherapy.
For the past 20 years he has explored natural and alternative solutions to whole person wellness, counseling people to create multi level change in their lives to achieve their goals for health and beauty. He has had a life long passion for gardening and cooking that has allowed him to experience first hand the communion and healing that comes from the process of planting, growing, harvesting, and utilizing the bounties of the earth.
Hillary is the founder and executive director of this Aesthetics program, as well as both sister programs: The Denver Integrative Massage School and the Herbalism Roots program. Hillary has been practicing Thai Yoga Massage for over twelve years and has been teaching for over a decade. Hillary has had extensive training in Thailand, and her practice and teaching draws from her Thai Yoga Massage studies as well as her work with a local Physical Therapist. Hillary is a Licensed Massage Therapist in Colorado, a Registered Thai Therapist, and a Registered Yoga Therapist. Early in Hillary’s massage practice, she worked at a medical spa in Denver, that introduced her to the world of Aesthetics, Skincare, and Beauty. In addition, Hillary is a Certified Herbalist and believes in the healing and nourishing properties of plant-based products and essential oils to soothe the skin. The School of Botanical & Medical Aesthetics is the child of Hillary’s various interests and passions–a fusion of both worlds: natural/botanical and medical/corrective. Both areas are needed to ensure proper treatment of all skincare conditions.