Instructors and Administrative


Meet your new best friends.

William Anderson
Founder, Instructor
William has been in the salon industry for 35 years and counting. Before founding the Atelier Academy, he made a name for himself as a colorist in the Twin Cities, as he has colored an estimated 200,000+ heads. He’s also the founder and owner of Lili Salon Spa Galleria.
Johneil Evans
Johneil has been in the cosmetology industry for 13+ years and offers a wealth of knowledge to our students. He maintains his manager’s and instructor’s license to do what he loves best. He enjoys sharing his passion for cutting all hair textures alongside relaxers, perming and colors. His patience and detailed delivery of information provides students with the “whys” and “hows” for each specific skill. He attributes his success from his family that has been in the industry supporting him from the beginning.
Michelle Poirier
Academy Director, Admissions
As our school director, Michelle brings years of experience in all the operational sides of the beauty industry from salon ownership and management, administration, education and much, much more!
Jessica Solie
Jessica utilizes all the licenses the Board of Cosmetology has to offer in Minnesota – including an esthetician, cosmetology, instructors and manager’s license. She even is a Certified Massage Therapist! It all began with a PSEO Cosmetology program in high school where she fell in love with everything beauty. Her insights for our students at Atelier provide ample guidance for spa and salon services.
Lesley Soledad
Admissions Representative
Lesley, a graduate herself from Atelier, is working behind the chair and sharing her passion for cosmeology with aspiring prospective students of Atelier. Her inside knowledge at the academy is helpful for our all our new students!
Lisa Popp
Instructor, School Manager
Lisa grew up in the cosmetology industry with her family’s business and lineage of hairdressers. Knowing the in’s and out’s of the salon, school and independent opportunities, students use her seasoned 20+ years experience daily. Developing student customer service skills and goal making allows students to set themselves apart when they are landing their career in this fast-paced, ever changing industry.
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Katie "Robin" Huber
Cosmetology licensed with a passion for esthetics - Robin passionately shares her love for lashes and all things skin care! Her AP Esthetics license helps provide guidance to those aspiring for further education in the feild of esthetics.
Amanda Hansen
Amanda offers students an interactive approach to mastering the many talents of becoming a professional cosmetologist. Instructing in beauty schools for 8+ years, she brings experience from corporate photoshoots and film productions. After all these years, however, her greatest passion is cultivating new professionals in the beauty industry.
Keinyra Oliver
Keinyra is passionate about delivering quality care with each student. Her excitement around nails, both artificial and natural keep our students up on current trends. Her can-do attitude and experiences provide students the right support to launch the careers in cosmetology.
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