Our Instructors

Our Instructors

Anna Goryca Johnson

Anna is the Director of Education of The New Age Spa Institute. She is a licensed esthetics teacher with many years of experience working in the field. She began her career in the beauty industry many years ago as a certified professional makeup artist, working with brides, doing stage makeup and demonstrating makeup applications during trade shows. From then on Anna became passionate about science and advances in skincare which led her to advanced esthetics. She specializes in all aspects of skincare and continuously works on bringing the latest modalities and technologies into her classroom. She teaches all skill levels and always brings an upbeat energy to her classes and she loves to share her knowledge with her students. With Anna’s passion for makeup, skincare and science, she has successfully trained hundreds of students and guided them to profound careers in esthetics. She has presented as a speaker at many beauty conferences across the United States, and her expertise is highly sought after.

Barry Krost

Barry is the Director of the Clinical Massage Therapy Program at The New Age Spa Institute, a licensed massage therapist, and is Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork by NCBTMB. Barry has been in the Massage Industry both as an instructor and a practitioner for more than 30 years. He has a Masters Degree in History, a Bachelors Degree in Anthropology, and a Teaching Certificate in Secondary Education Social Science. Through his extensive knowledge, Barry counsels his students to become excellent massage therapists and hone their skills in all areas of expertise.

La Vennecy “Pat” Brown Dickson

Pat is a licensed Nail Technician and Nail Technology Teacher. She has been in the industry as a technician and teacher for almost 15 years and works not only with The New Age Spa Institute but OPI as well. Pat is driven to achieve her highest level of excellence both as a technician and instructor and strives to bring that out in her students. With her guidance and expertise, her students finish their nail technology program with the skills and confidence to pursue very successful careers as nail technicians.

Lisa Shor

As Director of Makeup Education, Lisa shares the philosophy set forth by The New Age Spa Institute that everyone’s goal should be to reach their highest potential. She does this by working extremely hard to provide her students with the highest quality of education possible. Lisa was an art major in college and flourished artistically through years of private tutelage with a master artist. She became successful selling her work at art shows and through commissioned work. Lisa worked for a major cosmetic company for 7 years. During this time, she attended NASI to receive her esthetics license and later, her esthetics teacher’s license. Her knowledge of color theory, composition, and design contributed to her success as a makeup artist. Lisa has booked hundreds of weddings and special occasion makeovers and does camouflage makeup on all skin maladies. She is a national guest speaker at many beauty shows and works on fashion shows sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

Timea Doncsecz

Timea is a licensed esthetician and licensed esthetics teacher. She also a recipient of the very prestigious CIDESCO Diploma. Timea is experienced in all aspects of the skincare industry as well advanced modalities and treatments. She works with students of all experience levels-from students in their first day of class to 15 year veterans in pursuit of becoming a CIDESCO Diplomate. Timea is the most passionate about her students and shaping them into the best professionals they can be. Her undivided attention and guidance of her students has allowed her to help many students reach their goals of not only obtaining their license, but also achieving International recognition in the Beauty and Spa Industry.


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