Meet the Educators

Shannon Esau

CEO and National Educator, Rhonda Allison Cosmeceuticals

Shannon Esau is the CEO and national educator at Rhonda Allison Cosmeceuticals where she oversees the company’s strategic growth, development of new product formulations and innovations, and the educational and instructional programming, which is offered to aesthetic professionals around the globe. She brings nearly 20 years’ experience in the aesthetic industry, as well as a strong background in business and corporate development and growth.

Over the years, Shannon has held various integral roles within Rhonda Allison Cosmeceuticals. Most recently, she served as the director of education where she spearheaded the opening of the Rhonda Allison Education Center in Golden, Colorado, and the development of the RA Academy. She leveraged technology to bring much of the company’s advanced education courses online, making them accessible on demand to aesthetic professionals around the world. Shannon also launched the RA Symposium, a three-day educational conference aimed at helping professionals grow their business and expand their knowledge.

She has also led the company in staying at the forefront of the latest advancements in skincare ingredients with the development of the Rhonda Allison Synergy A and C-Stem Cell Serum. These two products have underscored Rhonda Allison Cosmeceuticals’ commitment to using science, technology and nature to raise the bar on advanced aesthetics.

 Shannon has also completed advanced chemistry studies in cosmetic formulation. Prior to becoming a Rhonda Allison national educator, she owned and operated three skin care salons in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, selling Rhonda Allison products.

Aubree Carter

Aubree’s passion for aesthetics developed after she started seeing an aesthetician on a regular basis. She began to see the positive changes in her skin and felt the benefits it offered to her overall wellbeing. It was at that point Aubree realized she wanted to help others feel the same. She became a licensed aesthetician more than a decade ago with one goal in mind: make a difference in the lives of others. Today, as Director of Education at Rhonda Allison Cosmeceuticals, Aubree continues to fulfill upon this goal by sharing her deep industry knowledge, and her passion for aesthetics and the Rhonda Allison brand.

Aubree’s experience spans many aspects of the aesthetic industry. She worked in the treatment room helping countless clients achieve their skin health goals, represented aesthetic equipment and product companies, and assisted in the development and instruction of aesthetic programs at several schools throughout the country. Prior to joining Rhonda Allison Cosmeceuticals in 2014, Aubree worked as paramedical skin care instructor and a national skin care program coordinator for Steiner Education Group in Florida. It was this passion for advanced education and supporting client growth that led Aubree to her current role as Director of Education at Rhonda Allison.

Aubree is a licensed aesthetician, and holds a bachelor of science degree in organizational leadership, as well as a certification in continuing education and teaching.

Louisa Alten

Louisa has more than 30 years’ experience in the skincare industry, working with aesthetic professionals across various roles and areas of focus within aesthetics. For the past 18 years, she has been an educator for the cosmeceutical innovator Rhonda Allison, bringing her expertise in advanced aesthetics, ingredients, modalities, and PR and marketing to countless aesthetic professionals throughout the Southwest. Louisa has worked with several nationally recognized high-end brands, and her cosmeceutical and clinical acumen has garnered her work as a private consultant, and marketing and professional-staffing consultant for plastic surgeons, dermatologists and med-spas. From correctives to home care, Louisa has conducted all levels of training for Rhonda Allison. She is passionate about connecting with people, and the Rhonda Allison brand and mission has become part of her life’s purpose–– to educate and inspire others to find meaningful beauty and live agelessly.

“Your potential is only as great as your dreams.” Zadok Rabinwitz 

Ann Duke

Ann has nearly four decades of experience as an educator and three as a skincare professional.  Prior to entering the beauty industry, she worked as a consultant creating and implementing tailored workshops in presentation skills, sales, sales management, and customer service for companies ranging from Rolm Corporation (a wholly owned acquisition of IBM), Fidelity Corporation, and Combustion Engineering. Her facility, Serenity Skincare offers the latest in cutting-edge, pro-youth and acne control products and services using the Rhonda Allison Cosmeceutical line to promote the overall health and balance of the skin. She began working with Rhonda Allison as an educator in 2009. She is also co-author of the book on effective presentations, “Winning Words” and has authored articles for skincare industry magazines and her own blog. Her philosophy is ongoing education promotes confidence, excellence and financial success. Her goal is to always make sure her clients have the knowledge and skills to provide the best experience for their client’s all while growing their business.

 

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” - Pele

Michele Woods

Michele has always had an interest in the health and beauty of skin, but when her youngest daughter was born with eczema, she decided she wanted to be more knowledgeable about different conditions. In January 2000, she graduated from aesthetic school and has worked in the industry ever since. Her introduction to Rhonda Allison Cosmeceuticals came when she was a part owner of a Day Spa in Colleyville, TX. She absolutely fell in love with the line and everything that it represented. While her spa carried many lines, Rhonda Allison was always her go-to for treatments and retail suggestions for clients, as well as family and friends. She joined the company in 2011 and truly loves educating new and existing aestheticians about the amazing Rhonda Allison line. 

 

“As an esthetician, you will never stop learning or growing. The sky is the limit in what you can accomplish!” – Michele Woods

Shiloh Ketron

Shiloh has always wanted to pursue a career in which helping others was a primary focus, and aesthetics fit that mold perfectly. As an educator for Rhonda Allison, Shiloh is constantly advancing her education in aesthetics and teaching others about advancements in ingredients and modalities, and how to effective healthy change in the skin. She enjoys the powerful nature of sharing ingredient and treatment knowledge with aestheticians and businesses so that they can be savvy and successful. Prior to joining the team at Rhonda Allison, she practiced in a variety of med spas and salons where she enjoyed helping clients discover their inner beauty.

 

“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” — Anthony J. D’Angelo

Shelly Rauenhorst

Shelly developed a passion for skin care following her personal experience with severe acne in her early 20s. She was gifted three visits to an aesthetician and saw such rapid improvement in her skin, she immediately thought, “I’m going to school to become an aesthetician, so I can help people with difficult skin types too!” Her background in teaching coupled with her interest in the healing arts, gave her the confidence that she could educate clients about how to treat their skin, while also providing remedies and TLC that so many people need and crave. After many years of experience behind the chair, Shelly became an educator and consultant with Rhonda Allison in 2014. She finds it rewarding to have a career assisting in educating students, consumers, skincare experts, and business owners by sharing her knowledge and consulting on how to expand an existing business, or to open the business of their dreams. “Working for a company with this level of integrity and passion, mixed with the highest level of education is empowering.”

 

“Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom." - George Washington Carver

Dorothy Rich

Dorothy is a native Texan who graduated from the University of Houston’s Hilton College with an emphasis in spa management. She spent several years growing day spas in the Houston area by focusing on employee engagement, marketing, and inventory control. With a commitment to personal and professional growth, and love of learning, Dorothy completed the Continuing Leadership Education program through Vistage International. This has enabled her to excel at Rhonda Allison, where today she serves as an educator at the Educational Center helping spas create thriving businesses. She is passionate about helping spa owners and directors identify under-utilized opportunities to accelerate growth such as inventory control, front desk retail training, or merchandise displays.

 

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become.” –Steve Jobs

Amanda Edwards

Amanda has been in the aesthetic industry for more than 12 years, graduating from the International School of Beauty Therapy in Cambridge, England with the prestigious CIDESCO (Comite International d’Esthetique et de Cosmetologie) diploma, which has come to be recognized as the world standard for beauty and spa therapy. She began her career in one of the most popular spas in Oklahoma City, where she honed her skills for five years. She then moved to Texas and joined the Rhonda Allison team in 2010. Amanda loves all things beauty and is proud to be helping people create healthy skin and feel great about themselves.

 

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela

Jessica Durbin

Jessica became committed to skin care out of necessity in her early 20’s, as she struggled with cystic acne. After trying multiple product lines with no results, her frustration turned into passion when she was introduced to Rhonda Allison skin care and finally saw results.

The effects Rhonda Allison had on her skin were unbelievable ––and it was out of this relief and gratefulness for finding the line, that Jessica determined to know more about company and its formulas, and share her excitement with others. Coupling her dedication to Rhonda Allison and excitement for creating relationships, Jessica joined the Rhonda Allison Education team in 2017. “I truly feel aligned with my passion here at Rhonda Allison and I love representing the company every day and being able to help others feel their best.” 

Morgan Nolte

Morgan’s passion for aesthetics began after suffering from hormonal acne as a teen, which resulted in acne scarring. After she began using professional formulas and started to experience a positive change in her own skin imperfections, her love for aesthetics deepened. Morgan went to work, increasing her knowledge and eventually became a licensed aesthetician in 2014. 

Morgan was introduced to Rhonda Allison in 2017 while working with a spa that carried the line. This gave her the opportunity to educate clients on the benefits of Rhonda Allison treatments and home care, while making sure clients looked and felt their best. Her appetite for education and desire to help others inspired her to join the Rhonda Allison Education team. “Becoming a part of the Rhonda Allison Education Team has enabled me to continue a fulfilling career with a company whose passion for changing skin is equal to mine.”