Our Team

Melissa Dinsmore
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.

Melissa Dinsmore

Advanced Manicuring Instructor - Chief Instructor
Chaudhary Awais Iqbal

Chaudhary Awais Iqbal

Owner / Director of Finance and Comptroller
Sue Latullipe
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.

Sue Latulippe

Director of Compliance
Dale S. Power
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
Michele is a Laird Institute/AAHB graduate in Esthetics and Nails. She started her career in the spa industry in 2010. She was a full time Advanced Esthetics Instructor AAHB/Laird for 6 years. She has worked in a few high end spas in the NE area developing a loyal clientele. She now owns and practices in her own spa. She is licenced in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. She has a passion for education and is always expanding her knowledge base to include all types of current and existing beauty trends. She believes in guiding her clients towards correcting and maintaining the beautiful healthy skin they are in!  She also enjoys her time teaching post graduate classes to beauty professionals. She loves igniting passion in others and helping fellow professionals expand their menu of services. She focuses her training in advanced modalities like Dermaplaning, Light therapy, and Chemical peels. Is PCA certified in Advanced Chemical Peeling; Certifications in Lash Lifting, Dermaplaning, Brow Tinting & Henna, Sunless Tanning, and Advanced Waxing Techniques.

Michele Gonzalez

Kerry Mannon
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 sixth 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.

Kerry Mannon

Massage Instructor
Lauren is thrilled to be a part of team AAHB! She is a graduate of Michael's School of Hair Design & Esthetics, a licensed Esthetician, and future Esthetics Instructor. Lauren has been in the beauty industry for several years, earning her keep through musical theatre and pageantry. She competed for the coveted title of Miss NH (MAO) for the past five years, making top ten at Miss NH 2021. She is still very much involved through her own business where she sponsors the Miss Manchester Scholarship Program and provides services to many local titleholders. Lauren is currently a lash artist, makeup artist, vocal coach, choreographer, and student at SNHU! She has recently created her own skin care line and plans to expand her business, Esthetically Lo, in the future.

Lauren Fohlin

Admissions Coordinator