MEET THE EDUCATORS
Alberto Rossell-Davis began his 16 years with Aveda at the Aveda Experience Centers, working his way up to a management position. During his 10 years as Education Lead and Senior Colorist at Van Michael Miami, he worked with designer labels including Gucci®, Escada® and Baby Phat, as well as a celebrity clientele.
Amie Bissinger started her career behind the chair in 2006. After writing and implementing her current salon’s education program, she became certified as a color educator in 2014.
One of three siblings, Anthony Skoog is a Minnesota native who has been doing hair for more than 27 years. As a Master Artistic Educator and platform artist, he trains stylists all over the United States, Mexico and India.
Seattle native and San Antonio, Texas resident Beckie Alborn has a true passion for learning and giving that knowledge back. She has taught at an Aveda Institute and is now part of the Neill Education team.
Claude’s 26-year relationship with Dessange Paris salons took him to Switzerland, Germany, Italy, France and the U.S.
Before joining the world of beauty, Evve served in the United States Air Force for six years as an Air Traffic Controller. He discovered a new passion at the Aveda Institute San Antonio, specializing in cutting and color.
As Director of Operations, Heath has been instrumental in growing the Ruiz Company into a multi-million dollar organization. Salon Today, DAYSPA, American Salon, Modern Salon, and the Austin Business Journal have nationally recognized its innovative business practices and unique employee culture.
Karla started her journey of making people feel beautiful inside and out in 2007. Working within the Aveda network, Karla continued her professional growth through continued education with Aveda Purefessionals™ David Adams, Ian Michael Black, Luis Gonzales, and Terry Varty.
Kurt Kueffner is a master barber, stylist, educator and entrepreneur in the prestige salon industry. He began his career in classic barbering before moving on to study cosmetology as an apprentice for Horst Rechelbacher, founder of the Aveda Corporation.
Luis Gonzalez has been committed to both Aveda and education since 2005. A Pure Talent graduate from the Aveda Academy Denver, Luis is a Certified Hair Color Educator and Aveda Hair Color Purefessional™.
Morine began her Aveda network journey in 1998. Since 2000, she has honed her skills as a senior stylist, color coach and Director of Hair Color Education at Craig Berns Salon Spa, a four-time Salon Today Top 200 recipient.
Sarah Naslund has spent the last nine years behind the chair in an Aveda Lifestyle Salon. As an Aveda Certified Hair Color Trainer and product knowledge educator, she has tapped into her deep commitment to continued learning.
Steffan’s initial training took place at the Aveda institute in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 2007. While at the institute, Steffan furthered his education by working with Scott J Salon in New York City, which recruited him to be a colorist and stylist for the Aveda Earth Month Fashion Show.