Jennifer Williams LMT, is a graduate of NHTI 2007 for Education, Seacoast Career School 2014 for Massage Therapy, Oregon State University 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology and is currently finishing her Master's degree in education. When she is not teaching Massage Therapy or practicing it she is a certified dog trainer who using force free and positive reinforcement methods. She is very excited to become part of the team here at American Academy of Health and Beauty. For Massage Therapy she has a background in: Swedish massage, Thai Yoga massage, Pregnancy massage, Hot stone massage, Deep tissue massage and Reflexology with a strong clinical background. With her background in education and Massage Therapy she is looking forward to teaching the next generation of Massage Therapists in the state of New Hampshire.
Missy is the lead Nail Instructor at American Academy of Health & Beauty. She has been a Nail Technician since 2015 and became an instructor shortly thereafter. Missy also owns an in-home based nail spa, Sugarcoat, where she enjoys providing quality nail care services that keep guests coming back. She specializes in nail art and is CND certified in Shellac, acrylic, and gel application. As an instructor, she believes learning should be fun. Her goal is to teach every aspect of nail application, sanitation, and the latest in nail trends while building proficiency, skill, and an understanding of the importance of attitude enabling students to have a long, successful, and fulfilling career in the nail industry.
Abbie graduated from the Laird Institute of Spa Therapy in 2015. After experiencing a family-like bond while attending school, she developed an even bigger passion for the skin care industry and became an instructor at Laird to share her love of the skin care industry.
Abbie is passionate about result-driven skin care treatments and products in the medical esthetics world. She is certified in CoolSculpting, HydraFacial MD, Protégé, Vanquish, lash lifting, eyelash extensions and BBL laser hair removal. Abbie is also employed part-time at Pelle Medical Spa in Manchester.
Abbie is warm, friendly and attentive in a way that will make you feel welcomed and relaxed. She is excited about the newest skin care trends and services to help her students become prepared for an exciting career in skin care!
Advanced Esthetics Instructor
Licensed Advanced EstheticianLicensed Esthetics Instructor
Tori began her career in education in 1997 after receiving a B.A. from Wheelock College. She has worked with all age groups in various settings. In 2002, she studied at Antioch University and received a Master's Degree in Education. In 2007, she decided to mix her interest in science and skin care by attending Laird Institute of Spa Therapy. Upon graduating in advanced skin care techniques, Tori has been employed in skin care centers and as an instructor of esthetics and massage therapy. She has worked with many professional skin care and make-up product lines, and has experience in medical spa and massage therapy services. Tori has gained a sound knowledge of business management through these experiences which have led her to become a part of the administrative team.
Victoria (Tori) Ryder
Program Director / Director Financial Aid & Admissions
Sue joined Laird in 2006 after retiring from nursing as an RN. She brought her past experience of compliance in the health care field accreditation to Laird assisting in accrediting the school with NACCAS and complying with all State of NH and The Federal Department of Education requirements.
Director of Compliance
Lois joined the school in 2006 and was instrumental in developing the Advanced Esthetic Course at the Laird Institute of Spa Therapy. She was responsible for educating successful students with her experience and knowledge of the industry. Many have gone on to open their own Spas.
Prior to coming to LIST, Lois started her career in 1997 and achieved several Awards and Certificates as a Make Up Artist, Medical Esthetician, Color Analysis, Camouflage Make UpArtist, Face Forward Glymed Plus Certification, Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmetique, Dermalogica Certification, Biodroga Certification in Body Wrap Treatments, BioElements Certification, Clinical MicroDermabrasion Training, Laser Training and much more.
Lois is a Member of Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists, SPSSCS., Associated Skin Care Professionals, International Council of Education, MediEsthetics Specialist, specializing in Medical Esthetics.
Lois St. John
Dale teaches Massage Therapy at Laird Institute of Spa Therapy. She started her career in Massage in 2004 and graduated from the Esthetics program from Laird Institute in 2007. Since that time she has worked in medical spas and used her skills to develop a large client base. Her bodywork has been transitional using the Esalen technique, Rain Drop Therapy, Hypnotic Techniques for Body Workers, and Advanced Reiki II. She is an active member of ABMP (Association Bodywork & Massage Professionals).
Dale S. Power
Massage Therapy and Advanced Esthetics Instructor - Chief Instructor
Samantha is a proud 2010 Laird Institute of Spa Therapy graduate of the Advanced Esthetics program. She has been employed at several local spas, and has worked in cosmetic sales. She is a passionate educator, and truly loves teaching. Samantha teaches both speed waxing and Brazilian waxing professional development classes for licensed professionals. Her relatable approach to students has not only made her an exceptional educator, but also a successful student advocate. She feels that there is nothing more rewarding than sharing the knowledge she has with her students and seeing them succeed!
Student Advisor, Support Services and Advanced Esthetics Instructor
Kerry (Dates) Mannon, LMT, MBA is a graduate from Cortiva of Boston Massage
Therapy School. Kerry teaches Anatomy & Physiology, Fundamentals of Massage Therapy,
Nutrition & Self-Care, as well as Eastern Modalities. She is also Clinic Instructor and Career
Development Instructor at the American Academy of Health and Beauty. She has degrees in
both Psychology as well as Business which she uses daily in her massage practice. She is in her
fourth year of owning her own business. She is licensed in Massage Therapy in the states of
Massachusetts and New Hampshire and specializes in Swedish Massage, Myofascial Massage,
Deep Tissue, and Sports Massage. Kerry also brings Chair Massage to businesses and
workplaces to promote employee wellness.
Kerry's passion is helping people take care of themselves, physically, mentally, and
energetically. Kerry is also certified in Reiki and often incorporates Reiki in with her massages.
Her primary clientele are first responders of all types. Kerry's philosophy is that in order to take care of others, you must first take care of yourself. She also works hard to help clients realize
that massage therapy isn't just a luxury, it's a necessity.