Our Instructors

Our Instructors

Our programs are taught by some of the most respected and knowledgeable educators in the industry. 

Michele Phelan,

Executive Director

Michele Phelan has been a licensed, practicing esthetician for over 30 years. She has taught esthetics at every level including; State Board, clinical/medical and CIDESCO. Michele writes the core curriculum and teaches the Clinical esthetics portion of our innovative and highly advanced program. Michele holds a B.A. Business Administration from SFSU and is also  a certified nutrition coach.

Bradley Greene, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Greene is board certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon, specializing in Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery. He devotes and limits his practice, located in Los Altos, CA, exclusively to facial plastic, cosmetic, and rejuvenation procedures and services.

Navdeep Kaur


Navdeep Kaur is an experienced Clinical Esthetician. She operates her own private practice.Navdeep specializes in Threading, a unique form of hair removal. She developed a great deal of her advanced esthetics techniques in Chandigarh, India. She brings her unique teaching style to the classroom.

Maria Lorenzi


​Maria Lorenzi has been an Esthetician instructor for over thirty years. She helped facilitate and launch the first CIDESCO program in the state of California. Maria is a CIDESCO diplomat, CIDESCO instructor as well as an examiner. She earned her massage certification from the National Holistic Institute and she is a certified permanent make up artist and a master of para-medical makeup. She is a three time make up artistry winner of the San Francisco Beauty and Trade Show.

Kimberly Rierson


Kimberly has had the pleasure of being an esthetician for over 8 years, and performing lash extensions for nearly 7. Having learned her lashing craft from a very talented artist in Seattle, she was able to hone her craft under her tutelage for a year before breaking out on her own.

Mayra Bernal


Mayra Received Certification in a variety of lash techniques from SkinCare Fundamentals, Borboleta, Maven Artistry and My Brand Lashes. She is an editor of the “Classic Eyelash Extension Certification Workshop” Workbook with SkinCare Fundamentals Certified over 50 students in Classic Lash Application for SkinCare Fundamentals Ongoing Consultant to Lash Techs who have taken my SCF certification EE workshops. 

Board of Advisors

Board of Advisors

James Romano

Certified Plastic Surgeon
San Francisco, CA


Hannah Duffy

Berkley, CA


James Dastra

Founder Aloe Mistique Skin Care, Coral Aviation


Shana Han

Founder & Managing Director of Hansderma Inc.


Stephanie Frey

Founder & CEO of SkinCare Fundamentals
San Francisco/Bay Area