Meet Your Educators (MN)

Hannah Gronberg

Licensed Cosmetology Educator – Minnesota Meet Hannah Gronberg, Cosmetology Educator. Hannah is a PCI Academy graduate and has been in the industry since 2010. Her passion is making people feel beautiful and their best self in their work skin. During her time behind the chair she was a trainer for new talent in the salon’s […] Read more

Cayla Jones

Licensed Cosmetology Educator – Minnesota Meet Cayla Jones, Cosmetology and Esthetics Educator. Cayla graduated from PCI Academy in 2008 with the technical skills and business tools to be successful in the salon industry. Cayla enjoys nothing more than seeing the happiness on someone’s face when they look in the mirror and feel good about the […] Read more

Angie Gomez

Licensed Cosmetology Educator – Minnesota Meet Angie Gomez, Cosmetology Educator. Angie has been in the beauty industry since 1986. She is passionate about people and customer service which allows her to lead stylists and students to their success. Angie has experience in salon management, salon development, education, brand development and platform artist work. She is […] Read more

Brady Snider

Admissions Director and Licensed Cosmetology Educator – Iowa and Minnesota Meet Brady Snider, Shareholder and Director of Admissions. Brady has been a part of the beauty industry since 2000 and it all started at PCI Academy. Brady’s favorite element of her position is adding value to the lives of students and staff daily. She helps students […] Read more

Sara Strouts

Licensed Cosmetology Educator, Licensed School Manager – Minnesota Meet Sara Strouts, Cosmetology Educator. Sara joined PCI Academy in 2004, first as a student and then as an educator. She has been blessed by the wonderful opportunities offered to her over the years. Sara is “Jill of all trades” at PCI Academy and uses her excellent […] Read more

Sue Jensen

Licensed Cosmetology Educator, Licensed Esthetics Educator – Minnesota Meet Sue Jensen, Cosmetology and Esthetics Educator. Sue started her career in the beauty industry in 1978 at just 18 years old and now has years of amazing experience to share with PCI Academy students. Sue has owned her own salon, worked for a distributor, served on […] Read more

Gilbert Valdez

Licensed Cosmetology Educator – Minnesota Meet Gilbert Valdez, Shareholder and Licensed Cosmetology Educator. Gilbert has been in the industry since 1989 and teaching since 2000. He specializes in teaching hair cutting, coloring, relaxing, Brazilian blowouts, texturizing, styling, and special occasion updo’s. Gilbert is #redkencolorcertified and a Certified Pure Artist. His work has been featured in […] Read more

Katie Penk

Admissions Advisor, Licensed Cosmetology Educator – Minnesota Meet Katie Penk, Admissions Advisor. Katie was originally attracted to the industry because she found it was the perfect combination of artistry and human connection. She especially loves the creativity in short hair cutting and has been a licensed cosmetologist since 2007. Katie’s favorite thing about educating at […] Read more

Kate Manders

Licensed Cosmetology Educator – Minnesota Meet Kate Manders, Cosmetology Educator. Kate has been in the beauty industry since 2003. She enjoys the opportunity to apply her experience, education and love for this profession by teaching students to provide an enjoyable and satisfying salon experience. Kate looks forward to continually mastering her craft and sharing her […] Read more

Stephanie Kundinger

Licensed Cosmetology Educator – Minnesota Meet Stephanie Kundinger, Cosmetology Educator. Stephi serves students at PCI Academy as the lead classroom educator and fundamentals educator. Stephi grew up in a small, rural town in Wisconsin and always thought there was more to life than corn fields. She stumbled into cosmetology and considers it the best discovery […] Read more