Mary Ronnow – Director
Mary has over 38 years experience in the skin care industry – practicing for the last 20 years as a licensed esthetician, para-medical esthetician evolving in to Master Esthetician, licensed instructor, and school owner. She was instrumental in laying the groundwork for the skin care licensing reform in the state of Utah. With the successful passing of the esthetic licensing bill in 2001, Mary saw the immediate need for a higher standard of esthetics education. The Skin Institute in St. George, Utah opened its doors to students in September 2002 to provide sold sophisticated training for spa personnel, esthetics, and the medical esthetics industry.
Mary has extensive hands-on industry experience practicing in salons, day spas, destination resorts, plastic surgery clinics, dermatologists’ offices, and medi-spas. She continues to inspire students and employees with a refined professionalism that exemplifies grace, passion, and creativity. She teaches and encourages others to consciously leave mediocrity behind and tap into their own human genius and limitless thinking.
Kelli Charlton – Director of Education
Kelli holds a Bachelor degree in English Education with an emphasis in Educational Technology, a professional educators license and a Master Esthetician license in the State of Utah. She manages the day-to-day scheduling of staff and students, as well as coordinating guest speakers, field trips and other activities for the school. She acts as Principal, Mentor, and Career Counselor.
She encourages all students to strive for excellence and does not stop at word; she encourages them in action as well. She was awarded the Business and Professional Woman “Woman of the Year,” and graduated from Dixie State University with the honor of “Female Student of the Year”.