L.E., Aesthetics Director
Emily is so thrilled to be part of the School of Botanical and Medical Aesthetics as the Aesthetic Director, and as an instructor as well. Emily loves teaching because she gets the chance to watch students blossom into competent, capable, and successful aestheticians! She has always had a passion for health and wellness, but she fell in love with skincare over 10 years ago. After graduating from Artistic Beauty College in 2007 she began her journey working as a Licensed Esthetician in a day spa in the heart of Downtown Denver. In 2013, after several years of working with clients that she loved, she felt called to take some time away from the treatment table to become an aesthetics instructor, sharing her passion and knowledge with a new generation of aestheticians. Emily is regularly continuing her own education through post graduate classes, through Community Classes, Webinars, Image Skincare, Lira Skincare, Sanitas Skincare, the International Dermal Institute, and any other resources she can get her hands on! In April of 2016 she decided to open her own practice part time so that she could continue her love of treating and educating clients. Emily is a Colorado Native and lives in Denver.
Director of Admissions & Administration
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.
Assistant Director of Admissions & Administration
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!
Molly Jeffres, LMT
Originally from Nebraska, Molly came to the Denver Integrative Massage School in March of 2016 to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a massage therapist. She joined the DIMS administrative team June of 2016 and is loving every minute of it! With her Bachelors in Business Administration, she uses her management and organization skills by ensuring that all three programs are prepared for each day. Molly has her hand in several different parts of the school by meeting with potential students, scheduling students for clinic, and ensuring that the school is in order each day. Now a licensed massage therapist, she enjoys working on friends and family whenever she can. Molly is honored to be a part of the staff at DIMS and to help other students achieve their dreams too!
Executive Director & Founder
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.