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.
Kaitlyn Sprunk - Financial Aid
Sandy Schaffer – Operations 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 and after a rewarding career in admissions became operations director in 2017.
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.
Bari Behling - Admissions Director
Katie Janssen - Career Planning Specialist
Mona Radermacher – Lead Classroom 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.
Lola Eppard - Lead Salon Area Educator
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.
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.
Heather Leonard – Esthetics 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.
Tiffany Tayor - Lead Massage Therapy Educator
Tiffany joined the TSPA team as a licensed massage therapist. Tiffany has been in the industry since 2008 and watching a massage come alive for a student is her favorite part of working at TSPA. Tiffany hopes are to see an exponential impact on the industry and every client a student massages allow her to reach more people.
Tiffany has been married to her husband Jesse since 2010 and they have two daughters, Kenley and Savanna. As a family, they love to travel, swim, go to the park, and race go Carts!
Jamie Englund – Massage Therapy 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.
Jennifer Staska – Massage Therapy 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.
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.
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.”