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Jen Krouwer

Assistant Director of Admissions & Administration

Jen is a current Herbalism Roots student, where she is nurturing her love of plants and expanding her knowledge of their incredible ability to promote beauty and healing inside and out. She has been in Denver for about 2 years and has always had a passion for learning and holistic wellness. She is honored to share that passion with the student community at DIMS. With over 7 years in the administrative and logistics field, Jen feels at home with the exciting fast-pace of admissions, and is thrilled to be supporting students that are following their hearts to pursue their dreams! When Jen isn’t at DIMS, she can be found either spoiling her two cats, reading, cooking, hiking, or learning to play guitar!

Samantha Williams

Student Services Coordinator

Samantha is a recent graduate of the SBMA Aesthetics program and is on her way to earning her license. HOORAY! She is a Colorado native who LOVES living in Denver and is proud to work at a local school. As the Student Services Coordinator, Samantha really enjoys being a major point of contact for all students, working with students is her favorite part! Having switched career paths herself she understands the importance of being a supportive presence for students getting their education. Working in student services allows her to be and in communication with students throughout their entire experience. Samantha is here to help all students regarding internships, absences, makeup classes, tuition and more! Always up to a challenge, her experience in management taught her to work hard, multitask, lead by example, take challenges in stride and keep her sense of humor intact. “I was a student of the school before becoming part of the staff, so I truly understand and value the experience our students have with us and I want to make it as fantastic as possible!” Please stop by to say hi! Samantha loves connecting with students and can’t wait to see you around the school!

Julia McWilliams

Assistant Director of Admissions & Administration

Julia has worked in the wellness industry for the past five years working with a variety of wellness practitioners to facilitate healing in the Denver community. She has studied Integrative Healthcare at Metro State University, learning about approaching people from a holistic standpoint and encouraging healing from within. She specializes in an empathetic approach to customer service and public outreach and loves teaching all that she has learned about herbalism. She is a past student of Herbalism Roots and is passionate about helping form unique connections between people and the natural world.

Hillary Hilliard

Executive Director & Founder

Hillary is the founder and executive director of this Holistic Nutrition Therapy program, as well as sister programs: The Denver Integrative Massage School, School of Botanical and Medical Aesthetics 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 draw 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.