Gary Begley
President – Licensed Aesthetician – Certified Laser Technician Supervisor – Laser Safety Officer – Master Sculptor Artisan

Gary Begley has been at the forefront of the Laser and Clinical Aesthetics community for more than 30 years.  His technology and applications innovations have helped to advance the science of skin care and shape the medical spa industry as we know it today.  Gary currently serves as the Chairman of the Arizona State Board of Cosmetology, and was formerly the Western Regional Director of the National Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology.


Carol Ann Smith, FNP
Medical Director

Carol Ann Smith, F.N.P. brings decades of experience as a medical practitioner & educator to the IMAj Institute.  Carol Ann has traveled worldwide as an Instructor for Botox Cosmetic, Juvederm and other injectable products, and serves as a guest instructor and Medical Director for the IMAj Institute. Carol Ann also actively reviews all records and protocols to ensure medical accuracy.


Peggy Begley
Clinical Director – Licensed Aesthetics Instructor – Laser Safety Officer – Certified Laser Technician – ITEC Internationally Certified Aesthetician – ITEC Certified Instructor

As a seasoned business professional and a Licensed Aesthetician with a true passion for skin care, Peggy directs the daily operations and growth of the IMAj Institute and our curriculum. As an Instructor, Peggy provides guidance to aspiring Aestheticians through our professional development classes that are designed to assist new professionals with translating their skills as a skin care provider to new career opportunities. Peggy also serves as a liaison to regulatory agencies on behalf of the school.

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Alyssa Gillies
Licensed Aesthetics Instructor – Certified Laser Technician Supervisor – Laser Safety Officer

Alyssa Gillies has extensive experience working in the retail medical spa environment, and ultimately found that teaching was her true passion. She is a Certified Laser Safety Officer, and also holds both an Aesthetics Instructor License and a Laser Technician Instructor Certification.


Augustina Snowden
Lead Aesthetics Instructor – Master Sculptor Artisan – Master Eyelash Extension Instructor – Certified Laser Technician Supervisor – ITEC Internationally Certified Aesthetician – Certified Microneedling Instructor

Augustina is not only the Lead Aesthetics Instructor at the IMAj Institute, but her advanced knowledge and acumen with high-frequency microcurrent and radio frequency skin altering devices has led her to serve as the Institute’s Master Sculptor Instructor. Her research and development work has led to major clinical advances in the use or Sculptor technologies for both cosmetic and medical applications.


Cheri Jacobs

Licensed Aesthetics Instructor – Supervising Laser Technician – Laser Safety Officer

Ms. Jacobs has extensive experience in the beauty industry.  Being a Cosmetologist since 1993, and wanting to focus on the growing Skin Care Industry, she decided to attain her Aesthetics License in the State of Arizona and then shortly after graduating pursued her dream of becoming an Instructor.  Ms. Jacobs enjoys teaching Electrotherapy, Microdermabrasion, and Chemistry as it is applied in Esthetics.


Andreanna Munoz

Licensed Aesthetician – Supervising Laser Technician – Laser Safety Officer

After serving in the United States Marine Corp as an Electrician, Ms. Munoz trained to be a cosmetologist, earned her cosmetology license and opened her own cosmetology business.  She came to IMAj Institute as a skilled cosmetologist as well as having considerable knowledge about what it takes to become an entrepreneur in our business. She is skilled in aesthetic procedures including sculptor and other energy based treatments with a particular interest in laser technology.

Tommi Harrison
Front Desk Coordinator


Kellie Hamilton
Admissions Advisor

Have questions about IMAj classes?  Need assistance with a student loan?  Interested in scheduling a tour of the IMAj campus?  Kellie is here is help you!  Kellie Hamilton is the Admissions Advisor for the IMAj Institute, and whether you are an aspiring skin care professional or a current pro interested in advanced training, Kellie is ready to help you learn more about IMAj and guide you through the enrollment process.

Joe Danosky

Joseph Danosky
Engineer – Licensed Cosmetologist – Licensed Aesthetician – Certified Laser Technician – Laser Safety Officer

Mr. Danosky, a former Nuclear Submarine Mechanic and USN veteran is the gentleman behind the scenes. Joe is currently a Licensed Cosmetologist, Laser Technician, and Laser Safety Officer, and works daily to maintain and repair all of our lasers and clinical aesthetic equipment. When he is not busy with that, he his diligently developing and prototyping new equipment. This not only puts our school on the forefront of new technology, but our students as well.


Jason Begley
Marketing Director

Jason has worked as a business development consultant and sales & marketing professional within the medical laser and spa industry for more than 2 decades. He helps to communicate the vision and success of the IMAj Institute and its educational programs to aspiring skin care professionals.