Colleen is the Director of PB Beauty School. Her grandparents, Peg and Bob Hogan, founded the school in 1960. Colleen is currently the third generation to share a passion for the industry. She has a bachelor’s degree from Cabrini University in Radnor, Pennsylvania as well as both Cosmetology and Teaching licenses. She has been working in the beauty industry for over 30 years and loves following the success stories of PB graduates.
Monica HeslinDirector of Financial Aid
Monica Heslin is the Financial Aid Advisor at PB Cosmetology Education Centre. She is a 1999 graduate of the Cosmetology Program and a 2003 graduate from the Teacher Training Program. Monica has taught both junior and senior Cosmetology students and she previously held an administrative position as the Student Services Director from 2005-2009. She is a former salon owner who returned to PB in 2015 to work in the Financial Aid Department. She loves helping students find ways to make their dream of pursuing a beauty education affordable.
Tracey Mitchell is the Controller at PB Beauty School and came to us with over 20 years of accounting and bookkeeping experience. Working here at PB Beauty School is Tracey’s first time working in the beauty industry. She loves the friendly outgoing atmosphere here and is happy to keep up with the latest beauty trends with the help of her co-workers. On her own time, Tracey enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, and gardening.
Jessica ReaAdmissions Representative
Jessica Rea is the Admissions Representative for the students of PB Beauty School. In 2006, Jessica graduated from cosmetology school and worked as a stylist for five years before taking her love for the beauty industry in another direction. Realizing that her true passion was helping others, she began a career as an Admissions Representative to help potential students fulfill their dream with a career in beauty. Her favorite part of the process is getting to know each student to help them reach their goals. Jessica lives in Philadelphia with her boyfriend and dog and enjoys traveling and spending free time with family.
Brianna RussellMarketing Coordinator
Brianna Russell is a recent graduate from West Chester University where she received a degree in Communication Studies and Web Technology. Her favorite thing about being the Marketing Coordinator at PB is to be able to incorporate her two passions, marketing and beauty, into one career. Brianna is extremely happy to be able to say that she loves what she does and where she does it. Her professional strength lies in her creativity to develop engaging and entertaining content. Aside from Content Marketing, her passion is traveling. Before beginning her career, she spent two months backpacking throughout Europe with friends while maintaining a travel blog.
Michelle MarsdenFinancial Aid Advisor
Michelle is a Financial Aid Advisor at PB Beauty School. She has a strong passion for assisting students in every step of their journey to make their dreams come true affordably! In 2016, she obtained a Fundamentals of Federal Student Aid Administration Certificate. Michelle is also a licensed Cosmetologist and continues to enjoy cutting hair in her spare time, so she is thrilled to assist students on their journey to finding success in the beauty industry!
Roberta SwiercynskiDirector of Education
Roberta has been with PB as an educator for over 15 years. She is a graduate from the Cosmetology Program and the Teacher Training Program at PB. Roberta is certified in Rockstar Hair Extensions, Keratin Complex, BellaSystems Microdermabrasion, Axxium OPI Nail System, and Mindful Teaching by Pivot Point. She also is the author of our curriculum for both the Junior and Senior Cosmetology program as well as our Barbering program. Roberta’s favorite thing about working at PB is that she is able to make a difference in her student’s lives by bettering their future.
Karlee Croge Educator
Karlee is a graduate of PB’s Cosmetology and Teacher’s Training Program. She has been a licensed hair stylist for 20 years. She teaches advanced techniques to senior cosmetology students. Currently she lives in Cherry Hill with her husband and two children.
Kelly is a Skin Care Educator and comes to us with 20 years of industry experience. Her strengths lie in Airbrush Makeup and Skin Care. As a PB graduate, we are excited to have her back as an educator. Kelly is certified in Temptu Airbrushing and Dermalogica. Although her passion lies in makeup, she has experience in hairstyling, manicuring and massage therapy. Her work has been featured in editorial photo shoots, as well as local commercial and print work. Kelly considers herself “makeup and aesthetics obsessed”. Her favorite part about working at PB is how she can experiment with makeup and skin care products daily. Aside from her strong love for all things makeup, she enjoys gardening, crafting and spending time in nature.
Nicole has been in this industry for over 28 years and graduated from PB’s Teacher Training Program in 1994. She enjoys applying her experience, education, and love of this profession to others. Nicole is skilled in all areas of Cosmetology. She effectively communicates to deliver lessons to students as they learn new skills and trends. Nicole feels the cosmetology industry is “compelling”!
Gino has been working in the Cosmetology industry for over 50 years. He is the owner of Gino’s Hairstyling in Wesmont, NJ and serves as a NJ State Board of Cosmetology examiner. Gino also holds a position on the Advisory Board of the NJ State Board of Cosmetology. A true “Renaissance Man”, he loves to read, garden, go to the theater and try new restaurants.
Denise has a degree in Fine Arts and is a Master Colorist. She enjoys teaching students to formulate hair color. She has been a stylist/colorist for 30 years. In her spare time, she enjoys exercising and volunteering for various charities.
Stephen is a graduate of both the Cosmetology and Teaching Training Program. Stephen takes pride in keeping up with the latest trends through continued education by attending various courses and certification classes, one of which becoming a Borboleta Certified Instructor. Among many skills, he specializes in hair design and is experienced with Matrix and Redken color. As an educator, Stephen promotes interactive learning, inspires creativity, and encourages workplace professionalism that will prepare his students for the professional beauty industry.
Jackie is PB’s Junior Cosmetology Educator. She is a graduate of Empire Beauty School and has 17 years of industry experience. Her work as a stylist, supervisor and salon manager has perfected her color, cut, styling and chemical texture techniques. As one of our Junior Cosmetology Educators, Jackie hopes to share her passion for the industry with her students. Her favorite aspect about being an educator is being able to watch her students master their skills and assist them in achieving their dreams.
Floss has 35 years of experience as a Cosmetologist. While teaching at PB, Floss still maintains her position as a barber in a busy shop in Philadelphia. Floss loves teaching because she has a passion for learning and sharing new things. In her personal time Floss enjoys reading and being with friends and family.
Christina Donegan Student Salon Coordinator
Chris works as a Salon Coordinator at PB. She is one of the smiling faces you will see upon entering our school. Chris loves spending time with her family and has three children ages 27, 25, and 23.
Sophia MitchellStudent Salon Coordinator
Sophia Mitchell is a Student Salon Coordinator at PB. She recently graduated from Haddon Heights High School and is currently studying Criminal Justice at Camden County College. In her free time, Sophia enjoys going to the beach and playing with her dog.