Our Team

Our team is here to help you succeed

Lorie Chadsey

Lorie Chadsey

Director & Instructor

Continuing her passion for teaching and the future of the Beauty & Wellness Industry Lorie has proudly been the director of Academy Of Excellence for decades. At the helm she has led the school and salon + spa to become one of Victoria’s best. “I have always strived to elevate the industry, I want my students education to be the foundation to a successful and prosperous career! My students inspire me everyday & keep me young!”

Arlene Brookall

Arlene Brookall

Hair Design Instructor

As a “High Achievement Award” recipient and graduate of the Academy of Excellence herself, she brings almost a decade of experience and a keen eye for detail in both cutting & colour.

She has over 20+ yrs of Customer Service background & is committed to the best possible experience of both the students & our guests.

She can often be seen cracking jokes & coming up with fun new ways to make the learning experience a positive one!

Dawn Hembling

Dawn Hembling

Hair Design Instructor

Dawn began her career over 20 years ago in Edmonton Alberta and gained her Red Seal. She has competed at a national level and has mentored students to compete as well. Dawn always pushes her students to pursue their ‘true’ potential and continually challenges them. “ I love this industry and working with students, to be the best they can be!”

Sharon Sava

Sharon Sava

Esthetic/Spa Therapy Instructor

A former student of AOE, Sharon continued her education in the UK and went on to travel the globe with her Esthetics career and teach in the UK before returning full circle to AOE “Moulding the future of Esthetics is my passion!”

Sherisse Baker

Sherisse Baker

Esthetic/Spa Therapy Instructor

Sherisse trained at the top school in Newfoundland where her passion for the industry began. After gaining experience in management & developing her skill as a make-up artist, her love of adventure along with the desire to expand her education pulled her across the country. “ I have always wanted to teach & give back to the industry that I love!”

Paris

Paris

Front Desk

Paris is the hub of our Academy, she keeps the student and guests organized and works hard to keep everyone happy! You’ll meet Paris upon arrival at Academy Of Excellence; her big smile and bright personality inspires our day. She is truly is one of the kindest people you will every meet.

The team at the Academy binds together like family. We are stronger together because we truly have caring hearts!

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