Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team


“To find a career that you enjoy every day and are able to constantly be passionate about is extremely rare in this world. That’s why I couldn’t be more grateful to have found my passion as a hairstylist, but to teach others…well that’s where the true magic happens. The students at TSPA that join this industry are what makes my day so special. I love seeing the “ah-ha” moments and watching students achieve and excel in this industry. Their enthusiasm and willingness to learn keep my passion alive and thriving.”

-Aubree Mariz

“I believe that a great career doesn’t just involve an excellent education, it should also include how to be successful and happy personally as well. Here at TSPA we live, breath and teach Over The Top every day. Not only does this book give students scripts for reserving their next appointment, consultations, and home care products, it also shows them how much their attitude can affect their day. This is huge in our industry! We see tons of guests every day and our attitude is definitely contagious! Our students are not the only ones who benefit from this training, our education team lives by this book as well, which produces a positive and productive learning environment every single day!”

-Whitney Chadwick

“ I graduated from TSPA in ’09, I loved it so much that I came back to teach. It’s the best education you can get as a cosmetology student. Everyone that works here is focused on every individual student’s success, which is what makes TSPA such a great atmosphere to learn and grow in. “

-Lindsey Osburn

“I grew up in California and moved to Grand Junction in 2004. After working retail for years, I decided it was time for me to do what I truly loved to do. I graduated from TSPA in the November 2013 class and jumped right into working in a salon. As I was in school I enjoyed helping the front desk staff and once I had graduated I was given the opportunity to work here as a support staff member. I enjoy coming to work every day knowing I help our students in their path to success by teaching them the business side of Cosmetology so that they are as prepared as I was when they graduate.”

-Jackie Rice
Support Staff Leader

“The biggest reason I wanted to teach at TSPA was because I wanted future students to have a better experience in cosmetology school than what I had. I knew going into cosmetology school I wanted to focus on skin care. Skin has always been my passion but I decided to do the entire Cosmo program so that I would graduate with a more well rounded education. However, I was thoroughly disappointed when I entered the job market and realized I was only able to do mostly hair and minimal skin care services. That’s when I realized I wanted to teach and give more of an education than what I received to people like me that wanted to learn both hair and skin care.

I truly believe this is what makes TSPA different. Here you can be trained in both. You can be in the Esthetics program and focus only on skin care or you can be in the Cosmetology program and still obtain a full knowledge of skin care if that is what you are interested in.

Esthetics and education are two things I’m extremely passionate about. I love the moment a student feels like they truly understand something, like a light bulb turned on in their head. I always strive to make sure our students get the absolute most out of their education.”

-Emily Dayton
Esthetics Educator

“ I love every chance I get to make a difference in a student’s education at TSPA. The Academy is a huge step above the education I received. My words of wisdom to all of our incoming students is as long as you are open minded and constantly strive to excel in this industry, THE SKY IS THE LIMIT!


Photo Credits
Hair:  Geneva Cowen, Artistic Director for Sam Villa
Photographer:  Shalem Mathew