All staff members attend clinics, contests, demonstrations, seminars, and/or additional training to provide continuing education.



Grant Stead

Grant Stead

School Director

"As an industry professional for 18 years it is my goal to aid you in achieving your desired look. T...

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Pamela B Craig

Pamela B Craig

Glen Dow Academy Consultant

Licensed Cosmetologist since 1979, and has been licensed to instruct Cosmetology, Barbering, Manicur...

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Kerri Ivie

Kerri Ivie

Director of Esthetics

Kerri has 25 years of experience in the field of Cosmetology and Esthetics. She received her educati...

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Mary Jo McNutt

Mary Jo McNutt

Cosmetology Instructor

Mary Jo graduated from Glen Dow Academy in 1984 as a fully licensed Cosmetologist. She returned in 2...

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Clara Souza

Clara Souza

Cosmetology Instructor

Clara graduated from Glen Dow Academy in 2000. She returned and took the instructor course in 2007 a...

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Caitlin “Kiki” Balasa

Caitlin “Kiki” Balasa

Esthetics and Cosmetology Instructor

Kiki began her cosmetology career in 2014 when she enrolled at the Gene Juarez Academy in Seattle. ...

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Jose Cervantes

Jose Cervantes

Cosmetology Instructor

We are pleased to welcome Jose to the Glen Dow family. As a future professional at Paul Mitchell the...

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Shawna Martin

Shawna Martin

Manicuring Instructor

Mrs. Martin has worked in the beauty industry for 18 years across various local salons/spas, and mai...

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Kathy Fontana

Kathy Fontana

Substitute Instructor

Kathy received her education as a Cosmetologist and Instructor from Glen Dow Academy. She attended G...

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Angela Swim

Angela Swim

Substitute Esthetics Instructor

Angela received her education at Glen Dow Academy in 2014, and is a licensed Esthetician, Master E...

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Cathy Dicks

Cathy Dicks

Staff Accountant

Cathy has held the position of Staff Account at Glen Dow Academy since 1999. She received her Bachel...

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Jamie Robertson

Jamie Robertson

Financial Aid Director

Jamie graduated from Glen Dow Academy’s Cosmetology course in 2007. She joined the Glen Dow Academ...

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Jenna Palacios

Jenna Palacios

Admissions Director

Jenna graduated from Glen Dow Academy in February 2015 and obtained her Cosmetology license in March...

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Brian Craig

Brian Craig

Administrative Assistant

Brian has been Glen Dow Academy's Administrative Assistant since March of 2017....

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Kathy Cooper

Kathy Cooper

Front Desk Manager

Kathy graduated from Glen Dow Academy’s cosmetology course in 2002. She was an employee from 2004 ...

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Shila Foster

Shila Foster

Administrative Assistant

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Shawn Blakesley

Shawn Blakesley

Building Maintenance

Shawn spent 15 years as a Maintenance Supervisor at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic School, before jo...

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