Justin Dotterweich is the CEO of ExPürtise® and has previously held many consultative roles in the spa and wellness industry. Justin is passionate about educating and empowering consumers to make smarter, healthier choices. 800-294-1154, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or expurtise.com Last movie you saw? Batman Returns Go-to karaoke song? My Favorite Things Favorite high school English book? The Great Gatsby Favorite exercise move? Squats Favorite restaurant? Sukho Thai…
Christine Heathman, founder and CEO of GlyMed Plus, is an aesthetic pioneer and was nominated as a Legend in American aesthetics. Her name is synonymous with age management. Heathman is a powerful speaker, world-wide lecturer, educator, author of several skin manuals, and has written hundreds of skin science editorials. She was selected to be on the editorial board of a leading skin journal, as well…
Anna-Cari Gund is the president of CIDESCO International, the world standard in beauty and spa therapy, and the managing director of global spa consultancy and wellness think tank, Raison d’Etre, which specializes in creating spa brands and designing world-class spas. Favorite summer activity? Sports fishing Favorite winter activity? Apres ski! Coming in from the cold makes you feel so well. Favorite ice cream flavor? Any…
Irena James is vice president of YG Laboratories and instructor at the UCLA Extension Cosmetic Sciences Program. James brings a unique perspective to the world of skin care, merging her expertise as a prolific product developer, skin care therapist, former professor of aesthetics at Seneca College in Toronto, Canada, and director of business development for spa products and aesthetic devices in the EU. As a…
Sara Fulton, president and co-founder of Vivant Skin Care, is among the most influential figures in the skin care industry. She was one of the first women to own and operate an FDA-approved manufacturing facility. She co-founded and managed some of the first acne clinics in the country. As a researcher and formulator, she worked alongside her husband, Dr. James Fulton, to develop a line…
Alexandra J. Zani is an international educator, researcher, and author with a background in cell biology and medical. Her passion for education resulted in receiving numerous advanced certifications, both in the United States and abroad. Zani earned an instructor license for aesthetics/cosmetology, is National Catholic Educational Society (NCEA) Nationally Certified, certified in Oncology Esthetics®, and the Pastiche Method® of Skin Analysis. She is a member…
What do you love most about your job? I get to work with many unique and specialized people that I learn from; I love that about my job. What is your favorite spa treatment and why? As a former athlete, my body represents that history, so massage is always my go-to. Do you have any unusual skills? I have been told I make excellent grill…
Wallace Vigo Nelson, N.D. is a holistic health expert and the foremost authority in the field of beauty nutrition. A second-generation naturopathic doctor, Nelson has followed in the footsteps of his mother as leader of the movement to change the world with holistic nutrition and skin care. Recognized with dozens of accolades from the wellness and beauty field for his work as an author, product…
Michael Q. Pugliese, B.S., L.E., is an informed educator, writer, and asset to the skin care industry. He became the third-generation CEO of Circadia by Dr. Pugliese in 2006. His dedication and leadership to the brand has grown to achieve international recognition and distribution worldwide. This global expansion has created a skin care regime for every skin type in the world. Pugliese’s compelling lectures honor…
DMK founder, Danné Montague-King, is a pioneer in his industry. He has seen the depths of depression associated with poorly functioning skin. In fact, his everlasting passion was born from his dissatisfaction with his own acne as a teenager. From not understanding the condition completely, to failed attempts from top United States dermatologists to cure his acne, Montague-King had to take things into his own…
Ben Johnson, M.D. is the current founder and formulator of Osmosis Skincare. Dr. Johnson began his career starting one of the first medical spa chains in the country, along with founding/formulating Cosmedix. He is an established speaker, educator, and formulator who is well known for his unique approach to skin conditions by thinking outside of the box. Dr. Johnson's passion is creating tremendous change in…
Brian Goodwin is a master aesthetician, herbalist, and international educator at Eminence Organic Skin Care. What do you love most about your job? The opportunity to grow and be challenged constantly – it keeps me engaged and consistently learning. What is your favorite spa treatment and why? Packages of facials and body treatments because it creates an incredible experience from head to toe. Do you…
Karen Asquith is the national director of education for G.M. Collin Skin Care, developing innovative skin care training programs to elevate the aesthetician’s professional expertise. For the past two decades, Asquith has consistently been featured as a guest lecturer at skin care industry forums, presenting cutting-edge skin care protocols and career development workshops throughout North America. She has been the lead aesthetician every year since…
Michelle D'Allaird-Brenner is a licensed aesthetician, cosmetologist, CIDESCO diplomat, and the owner of Aesthetic Science Institute (ASI), based in Latham, N.Y. She has over 25 years of experience in the skin care and beauty industries, including teaching, curriculum and test development, speaking, and writing. D'Allaird-Brenner is also the director of education for Aesthetics International Association and a member of Professional Beauty Association and American Association…
Douglas Preston’s career spans over 30 years in professional aesthetics, spa management, and skin care career mentoring. His business articles appear in many of the top trade journals and magazines. He is past-president of Aesthetics International Association and former committee chairman for The Day Spa Association. His recently published book, An Esthetician’s Guide to Growing A Successful Skincare Career, is a top-seller among ambitious working…
Boldijarre Koronczay, president of Eminence Organic Skin Care, is an icon of the spa industry. Having personally trained over a quarter of a million professionals in the past two decades, his humorous and entertaining presentation style, combined with first class education and Hungarian-inspired treatment techniques, make his Master Classes a crowd favorite at every industry event. His passion for the industry drives him to continue…
Ben Johnson, M.D. is the current founder and formulator of Osmosis Skincare. Dr. Johnson began his career starting one of the first medical spa chains in the country, along with founding/formulating Cosmedix. He is an established speaker, educator, and formulator who is well known for his unique approach to skin conditions by thinking outside of the box. Dr. Johnson's passion is creating tremendous change in…
Alexandra J. Zani is an international educator, researcher, and author with a background in cell biology and medical. Her passion for education resulted in receiving numerous advanced certifications, both in the United States and abroad. Zani earned an instructor license for aesthetics/cosmetology, is NCEA certified, certified in Oncology Esthetics®, and the Pastiche Method® of Skin Analysis. She is a member of the International Association for…
Justin Dotterweich, CEO of ExPürtise®, has previously held many consultative roles in the spa and wellness industry. A versatile sales leader that has created and implemented award-winning public relations campaigns while consistently accelerating company sales. He is an expert in training sales teams, solving business-critical problems, interacting with senior executives, and driving operational excellence. Dotterweich is passionate about educating and empowering consumers to make smarter,…
Barry Eichner is the co-editor in chief of Lipgloss + Aftershave, a personal care and lifestyle review site offering fun and informative reviews. Eichner began his spa career in 2000, working as V.P. for a chain of medical spas. He has been an industry consultant since 2011, specializing in Digital Media Strategy and content creation. He writes for national spa trade publications, a published, editorial…
Mara Shorr, B.S., CAC II-VI, serves as the company’s vice president of marketing and business development. She is level II-VI certified aesthetic consultant, utilizing her knowledge and experience to help clients achieve their potential. She is also a national speaker and writer.1. In one word, describe yourself! Ambitious 2. Who is your role model and why? My parents! I come from a home of divorced…
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