Jackie Bryant

Owner / Operations Director

Coming to Arizona from the Pacific Northwest, Jackie at a very young age had a love for understanding the skin’s function as well as the art of makeup. This passion for the beauty industry, led her to seek a position in the cosmetics department of a high-end retail store. Because of her excellent customer service and sales, she quickly advanced up the corporate ladder to become an account executive for major skin care & cosmetic lines.

Jackie’s continued quest for knowledge led her to enrollment in an aesthetics program. After receiving her license in 1998, she opened a day spa, and returned to school obtaining her aesthetics instructor’s license. During the 16 years as an instructor, Jackie became a board member for the Board of Cosmetology and Aesthetics in Washington. While sitting on the board, she was offered the opportunity to teach state members the use of spa equipment.

Prior to joining the instructional staff at The Skin and Makeup Institute, Jackie studied advanced aesthetics programs in Europe. With the many certifications she has acquired – Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Reiki Master, Reflexology and Accutonics – our students receive an additional element of specialized training.

Tim Bryant


Tim’s career started in selling medical equipment and supplies to hospitals in Chicago. He was quickly promoted to Sales Trainer and then Regional Sales Manager and transferred to the Western Region. This position involved managing 9 salespeople in 10 states. Over the years, Tim moved up to become General Manager of several multi-million dollar businesses. Tim and his wife Jackie moved to Arizona from Washington State and after a couple of years purchased The Skin & Makeup Institute. Tim brings to The Skin & Makeup Institute a successful track record in managing businesses and a wealth of experience in delivering excellent customer satisfaction.

Christina Anaya

Educational Director

The love of the beauty industry ran deep inside the soul of Christina, from applying “Makeup” to her dolls faces with markers and crayons, to staying up late nights learning about skincare products & new upcoming techniques during high school. After graduating high school in 2010, she enrolled into a Cosmetology School to pursue her passion. Soon after receiving her license, she worked in the hair industry for a few years & realized she had a passion for facial treatments & facial waxing.

Early 2014 Christina opened up a Beauty Bar and started specializing in Aesthetics. During this same year she completed her education hours and received her license to be an instructor in the beauty industry. Christina has always loved to share her knowledge & uplift fellow beauty industry licensee’s. The next 7 years she worked in her Beauty Bar & was also teaching. As an instructor she specialized in Aesthetics education, traveling to 3 campuses to provide education on state board testing and written theory exam prep. Christina relocated to the Phoenix area in 2022 & is eager to continue to share her knowledge of Aesthetics Education here at The Skin and Makeup Institute.

Ivette Hernandez

Aesthetic Instructor

An Arizona native, Ivette started her career in beauty back in 2009, fresh out of high school .While obtaining her cosmetology license, she was inspired by her school director to become an educator. Ivette went back to school for her instructor license in 2013 and began teaching both high school students and adults. Wanting to continue her education, Ivette decided to expand her knowledge of skin and attended the Skin and Makeup Institute.

Now, twelve years later in the beauty industry, Ivette is an instructor here at the Skin and Makeup Institute where she says she has landed her dream job! She loves to continue to share her knowledge with her students. Ivette is very passionate about the beauty industry and loves to see others grow in their knowledge and develop their skills.

Laura Thomas

Aesthetic Instructor

I discovered my passion for aesthetics as a young teenager through my own journey with skin ailments, which inspired me to help others feel confident and comfortable in their own skin. Never wanting to see another suffer from the insecurities brought along by these skin conditions was always my main objective and it still is to this day. I worked for over 12 years in the beauty industry as a makeup artist, however I didn’t pull the trigger and start my journey into aesthetics until later on and to this day I can stand by the fact that it was the absolute best choice I ever made.

After witnessing the transformative powers of aesthetics firsthand it ignited my desire to teach others about skincare and beauty techniques. I love teaching aesthetics because it allows me to empower individuals by sharing knowledge and skills that enhance their self-esteem and well-being. Seeing my students develop a deep understanding and love of aesthetics brings me immense joy and fulfillment. Guided by my passion for sharing knowledge and empowering. I aim to inspire students to cultivate their talents and make a positive impact in the lives of others, fostering confidence and self-esteem one lesson at a time.

Amber Weaver

Professional Makeup Instructor

Having spent years in the mortgage and banking industry, Amber finally decided to pursue her lifelong passion and get her certificate in Professional Makeup Artistry from the Skin and Makeup Institute. She had been able to combine her love of makeup with her extraordinary ability to teach. Amber is one of our stand-out grads!

Originally from Colorado Springs, Amber started using makeup in the fourth grade out of skin care concerns of her own. What started as a necessity became a full-blown hobby and she became the go-to makeup guru in high school. This turned into doing family and friend’s makeup and eventually Amber expanded into bridal makeup and special occasion makeup. She is highly sought after due to her attention to detail. She is very precise and is a pro at blending. Her natural talent stems from her passion for loving makeup.

Joela Sevigny

Business Manager

Joela started working at a very young age at her father’s firearms business in Rochester, NY. When he expanded the manufacturing business division to South Carolina, she relocated to ensure a smooth transition. Throughout her 30 plus years at the business, she did many jobs, primarily the accounting and office management. When a new opportunity arose, she moved to Arizona in 2018 to help her husband start a new business. She did this while completing her accounting degree. Once the new business was running smoothly she needed a new challenge.

Her love for health and skin and her extensive accounting and management skills made her a perfect fit for business manager position at The Skin and Makeup Institute. She is always finding ways to keep the business running efficiently. Joela has found her new home at SMI.

Debbie Trimble

Director of Admissions

Debbie Trimble is the friendly face of Admissions. Having managed dental practices for years, Debbie knows how to relate to people and help them be their best. Debbie has compassion for people and loves that her job entails helping students pursue a career they love, seeing them grow in their time with us, and feeling that sense of accomplishment as they graduate and pursue their passions. Debbie is an Arizona native and she loves exploring the state and spending time with her family.

Sylvia Kammeyer

Front Desk Supervisor

Sylvia Kammeyer is an Arizona native and is SMI’s Front Desk Supervisor. Prior to SMI, she has worked in the banking industry with an extensive background in customer service. Moreover, she’s also served as the shipping & receiving manager for a large bridal store for 6 years.

Recently celebrating an amazing 50th wedding anniversary with 3 sons and 7 grandchildren, Sylvia brings a strong and experienced background to SMI staff.