NASNPRO started in 2004 as the Florida Aesthetic Network founded by Denise R. Fuller and Janet McCormick. These industry luminaries wanted to create a inclusive forum for neutral education in a relaxed environment among professionals in the spa industry.
While partnering with industry leaders and maintaining a consistent vision the organization changed to the National Aesthetic Spa Network in 2007 to reflect the expansion into new territories and has become one of the leading national organizations offering vendor neutral education, networking opportunities and career enhancing scholarship programs.
NASNPRO joins spa professionals together through educational events and member only savings and opportunities.
Denise R. Fuller
Denise R. Fuller is a 20+ year beauty industry veteran, a licensed esthetician and nail technician and an approved body wrapping instructor for the state of Florida. She received her training, diploma and certificate as a beauty therapist while living in Australia. She is passionate about training and mentoring professionals in the spa industry and this motivated her to develop the “affordable education and networking” format of NASNPRO conferences. She is highly respected in the skincare and spa industry and a former editor-in-chief of Les Nouvelles Esthétiques & Spa magazine. Fuller is the co-founder of the National Aesthetic Spa Network and Director of NASNPRO.
Janet McCormick is a 35 year beauty industry veteran and co-founder of NASN and is a licensed manicurist, a licensed esthetician with a CIDESCO Diploma, and a sought-after trainer. She is the author and co-owner of the online educational programs on www.salon-gurus.com and www.nailcare-academy.com. She has written hundreds of highly respected articles in the beauty industry trade magazines, two books, and contributed chapters in the accepted current textbooks. She holds a Master of Science in Allied Health Management. McCormick’s background supports her belief that education is the most productive track to higher success for spa professionals.
Christine Heathman, LE, CME and LMT is a lecturer, educator, author, mentor and sincere advocate for the skin care industry. She has been an aesthetic pioneer and leader in research, scientific skin care and protocol development for more than 25 years; she is CEO and Founder of GlyMed Plus Professional Only Skin Care, and a highly regarded innovator of unconventional and progressive protocols and products for aesthetic and medical skin care industries. She surely served the entire esthetic industry well by being a member of the Utah Esthetician’s Act task force to establish the guidelines for the US’s first Master Esthetician license. She was also influential in the establishing of the Master Esthetician licensing in Virginia and Washington State, hopefully establishing a national trend toward the two-tiered programs. As a past serving Chairman for both the AAEA and NCEA, Christine is known as an adamant advocate for education in the skin care industry, and NASN is grateful to have her as a supportive member of the Advisory Board. She further supports estheticians in her state by serving as a member of the Utah State Licensing Cosmetology Board.
Goldie Bonnell has over 20 years of experience as a licensed esthetician, massage therapist and master cosmetologist. As director of education for Spa Sydell in Atlanta, Georgia, she feels truly blessed to be so closely involved in the development and building of strong careers for professionals in one of the most timeless and rewarding industries: The Spa Industry! Bonnell’s impassioned motivation and empowerment of spa professionals to fulfill their dreams has been incredibly rewarding for her; she believes that NASN is an important contributor in the fulfillment of the ongoing need of education for spa professionals.
Hannelore Leavy started her career in the 1980’s and contributed greatly in the initial formation of the spa industry. She has appeared on CNN Financial News and MSNBC as an advocate for the spa industry and been quoted in all major newspapers and magazines in the U.S and internationally as the ultimate expert on the workings of the spa industry. She is the founder of The Day & International Medical Spa Associations and is dedicated to the education of consumers and professionals. Her desire to preserve and elevate the standards of spa services and professionals has brought her to a committed belief in NASN.
Kaffee Keldie has been a practicing esthetician of the highest expertise since 1982. Her belief in excellence in spa services has brought her spa, Kaffee’s Garden Spa of West Palm Beach, Florida to be listed in the Top 10 Spas in Palm Beach County, Florida. Kaffee’s Garden Spa has been providing quality treatments and therapies since its founding in 1998 where her quest to find the safest, most supportive ways to assist the body and mind to find a renewed vitality is met. Her commitment to education for the professionals in the industry is demonstrated by her being willing to contribute her time and efforts to NASN on its Advisory Board. She always steps up to make the conferences better.
Sherry Taylor is an experienced esthetician, educator and advanced paramedical skin care instructor at a premiere natural health college in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She is recognized as an industry leader in the training of advanced spa techniques and has motivated hundreds of estheticians to perform safe, high quality, advnced skin care services. She has appeared on television and radio programs to provide important knowledge on chemical peels and safety/liability issues and written articles on these topics for the skin care trades. Her commitment and experience in spa education makes it a natural that she is on the Advisory Board of NASN.
Eli Jones is creator of The DermaNerd, a YouTube channel featuring educational, informative, and entertaining videos based on his experiences in skin care. He holds esthetician and educator licenses in several states, as well as international certifications such as the CIDESCO diploma. His passions include writing, speaking, researching, video-editing, and sharing knowledge from his years in the esthetics industry. Subscribe to his channel by visiting youtube.com/TheDermaNerd and follow on Facebook at facebook.com/TheDermaNerd.
Maria Calabresa-Echelard is an experienced Professional Print Beauty Make-up Artist, Licensed Esthetician in Florida and California and owner of Gamine Productions, LLC and Gamine Beauty Bar. She holds a Masters Degree in healthcare. She’s been an instructor at COSMIX School of Makeup Artistry and an Adjunct teacher at Palm Beach State College. She has also been a presenter at International TradeShows as well as NASNPRO. Maria is always willing to share her expertise and passion for the industry. Her journey with NASNPRO began more than a decade ago. Being first inspired as an attendee and then a presenter and panel member; she has seen and applauded the growth of this true education and networking organization. She embraces the vision of NASNPRO as a leader in education, bringing intimate education experiences to various locales across the U.S. Maria has brought in new lines after getting up close and personal with the vendors hand selected for the events. Feeling connected with your community is also a big part of Maria’s personal mantra......she loves the support NASN has given throughout the years to various charitable organizations such as Operation Prom and is excited for the ongoing scholarship program supporting deserving members. She is honored to serve as the newest member of the NASNPRO Advisory Board.
Rebecca Gadberry, a dynamic educator and leader in product development in the skin care industry, is considered the U.S skin care industry’s foremost ingredient authority. In her forty-year career, she has published more than 600 educational articles worldwide on ingredients and spa product chemistry in trade and consumer publications, and taught thousands of beauty industry professionals in all channels of the beauty industry. Additionally, she has developed over 1300 quality skin, body and hair care products for domestic and global markets through her company. She is chairman and co-CEO of YG Laboratories, Fountain Valley, CA, and, as an educator and industry innovator, is pleased to support the NASN concept of education and networking.
Carol Phillips, CIDESCO Diplomat, author, and spa owner is the founder of BeauteeSmarts, a well-known industry marketing and consulting organization. This company offers marketing, branding, service training, product development and sales programs for all professional beauty channels. Her Group has consulted and trained for many high end spas, such as Canyon Ranch Resorts, Miraval, Encore, Wynn, Red Door Spas, and great brands like Eminence, Jane Iredale, Golden Moor and others. She is a fervent supporter of the success of the professional skin care industry overall, the salons/spas, and the individual professionals. She is committed to the values of NASN and trains often for the regional conferences.
Eydie Kerfoot LE
Eydie Kerfoot LE is a Solo Esthetician and owner of Simply Healthy Skin in Farmington, Missouri. She is a Trainer for the TAMA Blue Onyx Smart Microcurrent systems. Her areas of practice include resolving acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, sun damaged skin, aging skin and other skin issues. She believes that optimal results are achieved through working with the skin’s own natural processes to create real transformation rather than creating inflammation that may look good temporarily but, in fact ages our skin quicker. Her passion for skin care drives results with a “Do no harm” healing approach. She has dedicated herself to expanding her knowledge and continuing educational advancements in the field of Esthetics and is excited about serving on the NASNPRO Advisory Committee.
Advisory Board Scholarship Committee
Nondy Llewellyn, LE is the owner/Esthetician of Bakersfield Acne Care, and is Nationally Certified in Professional Esthetics through NCEA. Her meritorious work was recognized, and is the National Winner of The Skin Games Specialized Open Category 2016. Licensed since 2001, Nondy specializes in Acne Care, and is a Certified Acne Specialist through the Face Reality Acne Clinic in California. She can be reached here: Http://BakersfieldAcneCare.com
Advisory Board Scholarship Committee
Nancy Holberg is a California Licensed Aesthetician for 18 years. She came into this field as a way to help breast cancer survivors. She started beauty school while undergoing chemotherapy, for inflammatory breast cancer. She is highly involved in American Cancer Society and participates in a nonprofit organization, Healing Odyssey, which has retreats for cancer survivors.
Nancy is certified as an Oncology Skin Care Specialist. She continues to educate and motivate as an esthetics instructor in Southern California. She created her social media page Ocfaces, as a way to connect and support estheticians. Nancy, enthusiastically supports the goals and aims of NASNPRO as a spearhead into education for professionals.
Advisory Board Scholarship Committee
Marion Dove is a NCEA certified, licensed Esthetician, LMT and Educator. With her passion for the Beauty industry she strives to educate and inspire Novice Estheticians, and seasoned Professionals. She's a public speaker, published author and Administrator of the Aestheticiangroup.
Advisory Board Scholarship Committee