Michael Thoder is an educator and stylist specializing in haircutting, he has been a part of the Rizzieri family for the past 20 years. Currently, Michael splits his time between working behind the chair at Rizzieri Studio Salon, and teaching on all levels. As the Haircutting Coach at Rizzieri Aveda School, Michael leads the educators in haircutting as well as teaching the students. He also trains the stylists in the salons in the Advanced Masters Program. Michael’s passion for the craft of haircutting allows him to be highly effective in developing the skills of others, you can follow his passion as an educator on rizzieri_edu on twitter and instagram.
Drew Davis is our Director of Marketing, with over 16 years of experience in the beauty industry. Before she joined the Rizzieri Team she worked for various well known beauty companies such as MAC, Estee Lauder, Lancome, Too Faced and Chanel to name a few. She ran her own freelance business and worked with ABC, NBC, Syfy channel and many more. Drew spent time working for a marketing firm – consulting with various businesses to assess their digital marketing and brand strategy. When she is not working, she loves spending time with her husband and 4 kids, traveling the world and working out.
Amy has been an admissions counselor since 2006 and also attended Rizzieri’s nail technician program. She has been helping students find their career paths with Rizzieri Aveda School since 2013. In this role, she has always been a dreamer alongside her students and has a responsiveness that resonates with them, helping them with their confidence and self-transformation into a brighter, more colorful future. Amy is a mother of one who enjoys spending time with her daughter, instilling in her that you can be anything you want to be if you’re self-assured, kind and have the right shade of lipstick! She believes in showing off your talents, self-promoting and becoming comfortable in who you are truly meant to be, no matter what trials you may go through to get there.
After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rutgers University and then a Master of Science in Clinical and Forensic Psychology from Drexel University, Kristen began a career as a therapist at two prisons in Philadelphia. After a few years in the field she accepted a teaching position at a local college where she currently teaches psychology. She also runs her own company where she specializes as a writer, blogger, marketing professional and consultant. She partnered with the Rizzieri in 2016, creating content for the Rizzieri blog. When she is not at work, she enjoys volunteering as a community activist and raising her three active children.