Instructors and Administrative Faculty Meet your new best friends. William AndersonFounder, InstructorWilliam 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 EvansInstructorJohneil 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 PoirierAcademy Director, AdmissionsAs 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 SolieInstructorJessica 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. JennaInstructorAs a licensed cosmetologist for 11+ years, Jenna enjoys all aspects of the industry. Some of her special interests include modern hair coloring trends and men’s hair cutting. Jenna enjoys sharing her knowledge with aspiring cosmetologists that are excited to be a part of the salon industry. The most rewarding part of being an educator is watching students transform from beginners to industry leaders, as well as making an impactful difference in students’ lives. Lisa PoppInstructor, School ManagerLisa 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. Katie "Robin" HuberInstructorCosmetology 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. ElizabethInstructorSharing a passion for creativity in the arts (hair, theater and cooking), Elizabeth loves growing with each students' success story. Her ambitions share a professional landscape of salon ownership, brand styling education, bridal artistry and a passion for curly hair! These and many more experiences serve Atelier students for their future careers. Amanda HansenInstructorAmanda 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. Lesley SoledadAdmissions RepresentativeLesley, 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! JasmineInstructorJasmine has a passion for education and creating connections with students to foster both learning and fun. Her experiences have given students the ability to see new perspectives and find their own path for designing and honing their skill for many of the beauty services they want to pursue after graduation.