HEADLINES ADMINISTRATORS

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Why is Headlines Academy on of the best schools in the region? The staff and instructors absolutely love what they do! Combined with decades of experience, the Headlines team have created an environment where learning is not only easy, but loads of fun. Remember, they've all been where you are now, and know the best paths to creating a lasting and lucrative career for every one of their students. Contact one of our admissions professional today and see how easy it is to get started!
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Peggy Sproat

PRESIDENT

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Peggy Sproat is President of Headlines Academy. She proudly graduated from the school in 1990. While attending Headlines, she worked in a number of salons and local beauty distributors after school, until being offered a position in 1997. She purchased the school from Patty Danielson in 1999, and gives thanks to God everyday for the amazing opportunity to give other people a chance to experience such rewarding careers. She is a Nuts and Bolts Team Leader and teaches product knowledge in the core classroom.

I take a lot of pride in our new location, and all the improvements we have made to keep our education on the cutting edge. Come see all that we have to offer! You will be impressed too!

Kara Ammons

DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS & SENIOR INSTRUCTOR

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Following in her mom Peggy's footsteps, Kara Ammons graduated from Headlines Academy in 2014. She became our Director of Admissions in 2017, as well as a Senior Instructor. Her favorite service to provide and teach is men's haircuts. Kara is originally from Rapid City. She has two children, Jace and Casen, with her significant other, Cody. When she's not busy running after her kids and enjoying family time, Kara can be found playing softball in the summers.
The quote Kara lives by is, "Fake it until you make it."

Heather Thrash

MASSAGE PROGRAM DIRECTOR & MASSAGE INSTRUCTOR

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Heather Thrash is a Headlines Academy graduate. She was a member of the first Massage Therapy class that Headlines had back in 1999. Heather has also owned her own massage business, Dakota Therapeutic Massage, for 13 years. She's a wife and a mother to four daughters, as well as a grandmother to two grandsons.
Heather's favorite quote is, "Believe you can and you're halfway there."

Nichole Finch

DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES

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Nichole Finch is a 2003 Headlines Academy graduate. After graduation she worked at Great Clips and JC Penney Salons before becoming an instructor in 2007. She has product knowledge in Lanza, Redken, and Matrix, is certified in microdermabrasion and is also a Nuts and Bolts Team leader. Mainly teaching in the Core classroom, Nichole loves coming to work and says the best part of her job is watching the students grow from beginning to end and loves to see them light up when they finally get that one haircut.

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Kayla Sullivan

FRONT DESK COORDINATOR

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Kayla Sullivan grew up in a small town on the border of North Dakota and Montana called Fairview. During her childhood, Kayla spent a great deal of time in Rapid City, as this is where her father was raised. She moved to Rapid City in July 2016, mostly to give herself space from the Bakken Oil boom. When a customer or student visits the front desk, the first thing they’ll notice is Kayla’s friendly and efficient attitude. Kayla has prior work experience in finance, marketing and advertising.

My favorite part of working at Headlines Academy, is getting to visit with and know our guests!

Raina Loefer

RECEPTIONIST

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Raina Loefer brings many years of customer service experience to her role at Headlines Academy. She loves working with the public and helping people, which makes her a true "people person" in every sense of the term. When you call for an appointment or stop by the front desk, Raina will be happy to assist you.
Raina's mantra is, "Live, laugh, love."

Kameron Milne

MASSAGE INSTRUCTOR

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Kameron Milne graduated from Headlines Academy's Massage Therapy program in April 2012. He is also a certified personal trainer through the American Council of Exercise and has a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from Black Hills State University. Kameron is licensed to practice massage in Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. He currently owns his own massage practice but has worked in spas, clinics and for athletic teams in the past. He is certified in sports, Thai and Gua sha massage.
Kameron's favorite quote is, "Be humble, be hungry and always be the hardest working person in the room."

Jenny Pederson

MASSAGE INSTRUCTOR

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Kelli Selbach

MASSAGE INSTRUCTOR

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Kelli Selbach comes to us from Nevada, she studied and graduated from massage therapy in 2002. She earned her degree in reflexology, shiatsu and cranial sacral therapy. She has been practicing massage in Rapid City since she moved here in 2002. She particularly enjoys teaching the integrative therapies to the students in the massage program. She takes great joy in seeing the students grow with knowledge of hands on therapies to help the students achieve their goals in the profession.

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Caroline Vettorazzi

ESTHETICS INSTRUCTOR

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Molly Barari

PUBLIC RELATIONS & SOCIAL MEDIA

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Molly Barari grew up in Kearney, NE, and moved to Rapid City in May 2008 to work for the Rapid City Journal. During her eight years in Rapid City, Molly has also worked at National American University as a college student advisor, and for a public relations firm as a social media and event specialist. She still freelances as a lifestyle reporter for the Journal. Molly recently completed her master’s degree in Creative Writing from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA. She started working for Headlines Academy in January 2016. She is most in her element when she’s helping Headlines Academy with projects that require writing, public relations, social media, event planning – and most importantly, interacting with potential Headlines students and clients. Molly also has a passion for the beauty industry – especially makeup. You’ll never see her without her signature red lipstick.

Molly's mantra is "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."
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