Sandy Schaffer – Admissions Director
Sandy knew for many years that she wanted to be a part of education in the cosmetology industry. She wanted to raise the bar on the education that was available and knew the TSPA would be the perfect fit. Sandy joined the TSPA team as an educator in 2005 after 6 years working behind the chair as a stylist. She became director of admissions in 2014.
Sandy strives to be consistent, knowledgeable, and respectful. She works to have positive people surrounding her. “Life is short and there is enough hardship and negativity in our lives that I feel the more positive vibes I have in a day – the farther I will go.” Sandy takes pride in growing as a professional and is constantly attending advanced educational events. She feels strongly that in your personal and professional life you can never have enough education or positive reinforcement.
Sandy was blessed with her daughter, Kenna, in 2007. In Sandy’s spare time she can be found spending time with family and spoiling her 3 nieces and nephew.
Amy Mayer – Financial Aid Administrator
Amy has been with The Salon Professional Academy since 2005 when she joined the team as a front desk sales team member. She transitioned into the Admissions role in 2007 and by 2009 she was trained in all aspects of Financial Aid. Amy’s background in cosmetology, passion for helping others, and attention to detail are what make her successful in many aspects of professional career.
Amy is driven by doing what is right. She strives to provide the students’ accurate, detailed information regarding their specific financial needs while in school in order to allow them to make the best decisions for their future.
Amy lives in Moorhead, MN with her husband, Eric, and their two daughters, Emelia and Cecelia. She loves spending time with her family, gardening, and enjoys a variety of crafts.
Jamie Englund – Educator
Dr. Englund has been a chiropractor for 14 years and has been teaching massage students for 8 years. His previous teaching experience, as well as his desire to continue his own education in order to provide students with relevant information to help them with professional and personal success made Jamie a perfect fit for the TSPA massage program.
Jamie enjoys seeing students learn and grow as they progress thru the program. When asked what he wants The Academy students to say about his classes he said that he was knowledgeable & fair and that his classes prepared them for licensure as well as professional success.
Jamie lives in Moorhead with his wife Kim. They have 3 children, Cody, Ty, and Kylie. Jamie’s hobbies include running, golf, and MN sports.
Heather Leonard – Educator
Heather joined the TSPA team in 2012, bringing with her 13 years of salon and business experience as well as 2 years’ experience as an educator. Heather believes that education is the foundation to a successful career. Because of that belief, becoming an educator has been a long time goal for her. Heather loves the variety of career paths the industry can provide for our graduates. She feels that it is rewarding to watch the students grow on a personal level and as professionals and strives to be remembered for making a positive impact in their education.
Heather lives in Moorhead, MN with her son Elias. She likes to spend her time with Elias as well as biking thru the trails in Minnesota and cross country skiing.
Mickey Moen – Educator
Mickey has been with The Salon Professional Academy since it’s opening in 2003. Her experience as a salon owner, along with over 28 years’ behind the chair working as a stylist allows Mickey to provide a solid understanding of what it takes to be successful in the industry. Mickey knows that if you have someone that believes in you, you can achieve anything. She shares this belief with the students she mentors. Her kind heart and caring personality motivates others to keep reaching for their goals.
Mickey has two daughters, Megan and Maddie, which are the light of her life. Mickey enjoys many activities but ultimately just treasures time spent time with friends and family.
Reshia Nickles – Educator
Reshia joined the TSPA team in 2012 with 25 years’ experience as a cosmetologist. She had a desire to “pay it forward” by sharing what she had learned over the course of her career. Reshia loves that each day is a new day that brings different experiences and new people into her life. She enjoys watching the students grow and seeing them implement the techniques they have been taught while in school.
Reshia lives in West Fargo with her husband, Tony, their two children, McGwire and Mia, and their dog, Gypsey. She comes from a large family of 5 brothers and 4 sisters and was born and raised in Lennox, SD.
Mona Radermacher – Educator
Mona Radermacher has been a passionate hairdresser for over 27 years. Although continuing education has always been a vital part of her career, in 2004 she found her true calling in the industry - teaching.
Having the chance to positively impact students on a daily basis and change their lives with creativity motivates Mona. She loves the opportunities that TSPA provides to both educators and students alike. One such opportunity was in 2012 when Mona became one of two Redken Certified Design and Color stylists in the state of North Dakota.
Mona understands what it takes to be successful in the cosmetology industry and wants to be remembered for having a positive impact on her student’s lives and for pushing them to go further than they believed possible.
Mona lives in Casselton with her husband of 29 years (Jeff) and their daughters, Breanna & Lacey and their son Cameron. Mona loves to camp, sew, and read; but her favorite pastime is spending time with her two young grandsons.
Judi Roth – Educator
Judi’s many years in the cosmetology industry are what brought her to TSPA in 2005. She loves making people feel happy and enjoys showing the students what she has learned during her career. Seeing the student’s enthusiasm when they learn something new is her favorite part of her role as an educator at TSPA. She takes pride in knowing that she is fair and honest to each student and that she holds them accountable and doesn’t let them “skip by”.
Judi has lived in North Fargo for over 40 years. She has 2 adult children, Nicolynn & Vincent and one cat, Lego.
Jennifer Staska – Educator
Jenn joined the TSPA team in February of 2013 as a licensed massage therapist. Jenn truly believes in the benefits that massage has to offer, both physically and mentally. She enjoys watching the students grow and learn during their time at The Academy and says the best part of her career at TSPA has been when the students have an “ah-ha” moment when they really understand something new they learned.
Jenn lives in West Fargo with her husband, Matt, their daughter, Stella and their two puppies. Jenn loves going to the lake, riding bike, golfing, and just spending time with Matt and Stella.
Halsey Steen – Educator
Halsey has been with The Salon Professional Academy since 2005. Prior to her career at TSPA, she worked as a stylist where she was also an in-house trainer. Halsey has a passion for education and sharing her knowledge. The creativity and making people feel better about themselves is what she loves most about the industry. Her journey at TSPA has provided her the opportunity to meet a variety of people who have inspired her to realize the potential that lies within each of us.
Halsey lives in Fargo with her husband, Jeremy and their two cats. They are expecting their first child in February. Halsey and Jeremy enjoy spending their spare time playing in their band with her twin sister, Haley.
Michelle Tranby – Educator
Michelle brings 15 years’ experience as a licensed massage therapist to The Academy education team. Her interest in sports massage drove her to become a certified sports therapist 12 years ago, a certification she uses on a regular basis. Michelle is committed to helping and educating others. From the students in class to the guests that visit The Academy, Michelle is ensures that education is the cornerstone of each service performed. She is continues to push herself and TSPA alumni to reach for continuing education opportunities on both established and new techniques.
Michelle lives in Moorhead with her husband Tim and their two children, Madison and Kaden. Michelle enjoys spending time at the lake, shopping, and traveling.
Kathy Fermoyle – Lead Front Desk Sales Coordinator
Kathy brings over 15 years’ guest service experience to The Salon Professional Academy team. Her professional background includes co-salon owner as well as front desk sales. Kathy loves to coach and mentor students to help them grow to reach their full potential.
Kathy’s experiences allow her provide a 5 star experience to every student and guest who enters The Academy. Kathy believes that the keys to success can be found by simply treating everyone with respect and being kind and understanding. Kathy understands the importance of goal setting and shares the “why” with the students to help them better understand the big picture of salon life.
Kathy was born and raised in Fargo. She has 3 children (Tara, Amber, and Cody) who are all over 18. Kathy loves to spend time at the lake, riding motorcycles, traveling, shopping and spending time with family and friends.
Anna Joyce - Recruiter/Educator
Joining the TSPA Fargo team in April of 2015, Anna will be applying her talents to the dual roles of Educator and Recruiter. Working as a licensed cosmetologist since 2009, Anna developed a very loyal clientele in the Twin Cities that she still takes care of on her once-a-month commute. Anna has had a passion for doing hair since the days of braiding her American Girl Doll "Samantha’s" hair as a little girl. Over the years she has learned that this industry is not just about pretty curls and a great haircut; it is about building a business, building client relationships, and retention of those clients who eventually become friends. She is excited to be able to share these things with students, as well as, share with potential students all of the different paths that this industry can take you on!
Over a decade ago, The Salon Professional Academy joined forces with Redken 5th Avenue NYC to develop a salon and cosmetology franchise that has changed the industry. Redken and TSPA collaborated to redesign what a “beauty school” was from the ground up – revisiting everything from the way things were taught to how the student salon area looked and functioned. The result was a ultra-modern training facility providing students with skills beyond what they do behind the chair; skills that prepare them for a professional, successful career.
This exclusive award is earned for the commitment to, and delivery of, Redken’s advanced education protocols and standards. This recognition can only be earned by successfully completing a rigorous examination of the Academy’s facility, systems, curriculum, and staff.
With a commitment to industry-leading education, business skills that prepare students for more than passing state boards, and a desire to see our students surpass all expectations for this profession, Redken has provided The Salon Professional Academy franchise locations the exclusive designation of “Recognized by Redken for Excellence in Education.”