The Instructors and staff at the College of International Esthetics, Inc. are some of the top you will find among all beauty colleges in Denver. All come from professional Esthetician and/or medical backgrounds. Each Instructor and staff member truly cares about the success of his/her students.

Arlene Malay – Owner

5D_55992Arlene has been in the beauty business since 1964 when she joined her mother and sister Judy in their salon. Arlene worked for the next 18 years in Boulder, CO. Arlene’s husband Claude’s career eventually led her to Arizona where she obtained her instructors license and began to specialize in skin care. She attended the advanced Institute of Aesthetics in Tucson and was privileged to be a student of Robert Diemer. Arlene eventually was instrumental in opening and accrediting three colleges in Arizona: Mesa, Tempe and Glendale. She then moved to California and was supervisor of two colleges. Arlene and Claude returned to Colorado in 1999 to take care of her aging parents. In 2004 Arlene was given the opportunity to open her own skin care college among the other beauty colleges in Denver. In 2012 Arlene was nominated as woman of the year for the National Association of Professional Women. April 2012 Arlene was continental Whos Who Registry of National Business Leader. Arlene was appointed in June 2012 by Governor Hickenlooper to serve on the Colorado Private Occupational School Board, Division of Private Occupational Schools.

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Dennis Truitt Financial Aid Advisor

0-12Dennis went to California State University Fresno for Accounting. He joined CIE in 2010 to manage all bookkeeping and accounting as CIE grew and pursued federal accrediation with the Department of Education. Dennis then met all the requirements and advanced studies to provide financial aid support for the students of CIE, Inc. In his spare time, Dennis can be found on the golf course.

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Cindy Stahl – Financial Aid Assistant

0-17Cindy has been at CIE for over 6 years. Cindy is always going the extra mile and making sure everyone is taken care of. She is involved in ordering product, assisting running the front desk, inventory and setting everything up for the advanced and basic esthetic programs. Cindy is the financial aid assistant and her goal is to make sure everything runs smoothly. The college is so very grateful to all that she has created and organized at CIE.

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Dr. Michael Iannotti – Medical Director

Dr. Iannotti has been supervising aesthetic spas and clinics in the Denver area since 2009. He is a Board Certified Family Physician and diplomate of the American Academy of Family Physicians. His approach to aesthetic patient care is similar to his medical patient care approach: provide time and attention, detailed education and high quality, consistent, reliable aesthetic services. With a degree in Engineering Physics, and training in various levels of Medicine, Dr. Iannotti finds the aesthetic field appealing to his eye for detail, mind for creativity and passion for making people look and feel more young, vibrant and beautiful. Historical details about Dr. Iannotti and his medical background may also be found at: Face and Body by Iannotti, and the Iannotti Lifestyle Clinic, were created by Dr. Iannotti to deliver high-end and reliable aesthetic and medical services in a beautiful Colorado environment.

Dr. Ben H. Lee – Medical Director

Dr. Lee is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with an M.D.from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, a Master’s in Business Administration from University of Colorado in Denver, and a Bachelors in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from the University of Colorado in Boulder. Dr. Lee completed an internship in General Surgery at University of California in San Francisco, CA. He completed a junior residency in General and Thoracic Surgery from Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC and continued on to complete his residency in the Division of Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Lee completed his fellowship at Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery in Louisville, KY and another fellowship in the Division of Plastic, Reconstructive and Oral/ Maxillofacial Surgery at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Lee was born in Taiwan in 1964 and has two adult daughters. A fun fact about Dr. Lee is that he has never been defeated in Battleship and in his spare time he enjoys fly-fishing, building cars and racing them. Dr. Lee’s medical philosophy is to provide the best possible results using the most time tested procedures with the fastest possible recovery.

Alicia Stevenson- Director of Admissions

Alicia an Alumna of the College of International Esthetics. After graduating she took many advanced classes and started her own esthetic practice that she continues to enjoy doing as well. She loves Colorado and the outdoors. Some of her favorite things to do are hiking, paddle boarding, and spending time with her family at their cabin. She works with all prospective students at CIE regarding recruitment, admissions and enrollment of both advanced classes and basics.
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Makayla Allison- Manager of Marketing and Admission Sales

headshotMakayla is a an Alumna of the College of International Esthetics from 2006. After graduating from school, Makayla attended many advanced training seminars and eventually opened her own Esthetics business and organic body product line. Makayla earned a Bachelors of Social Work with a Minor in Psychology from the University of Wyoming in 2005. She has also been a product educator for Youngblood makeup and has traveled all over the west and midwest teaching advanced makeup artistry.

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Maggie Staszcuk – Director of Education


Maggie has been in the esthetics industry since 2005. She graduated from Stepehens College in Missouri where she earned a Bachelor of Science in business. She then attended the College of Body Arts and Sciences in Denver. It is here she developed a sense of the skin and established her true calling. Maggie’s experience ranges from day spas to medical clinics.

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Lisa Reed – Esthetic/Laser Instructor


Lisa has an extensive education including the Boulder College of Massage Therapy, CO, Horst International, (Aveda) MN, Colorado School of Paramedical Aesthetics, CO, the Rayner Institute of Washington, D.C. (Clinical Esthetics) and the Northern Virgina Laser School. Lisa is a graduate of each of these Institutions. She has practiced as a therapist working in luxury spas in Aspen, Vail, Lake Tahoe, Reno and Queenstown, New Zealand. Lisa’s experience as an Aesthetician in medical spas in Denver contributes greatly our students at the College of International Esthetics who want to pursue a career in medical esthetics. As an Educator for the Obagi Medical skincare line, Lisa extended her knowledge to skincare ingredients and the training of Estheticians. She also owned and operated a medical esthetic business in Grand Junction, CO.

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Jeanette Drew- Administrative and Instructor


Jeanette is a former student of College of International Esthetics, Inc. She has worked as receptionist as well as in Admissions. She is certified in Permanent Makeup and Softap. Jeanette is now working as an instructor at CIE which she really enjoys and the students just love her. She is a wonderful source of joy and positive energy.

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Gianna Barry- College Administrator & Instructor (Laser/Esthetics)


Gianna’s wealth of knowledge encompasses industry education, spa management and working as a hands-on therapist. Her triple licensure in cosmetology, massage therapy and manicuring in both the United States and Bermuda provides valuable insight to our students who may want to work internationally in esthetics. Gianna’s background also entails laser, medical spa management & over 37 years working with both students and an extensive clientele.

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Christina Stieger- Esthetic Instructor

Christina is an Alumna of the College of International Esthetics from 2014. After graduating from school, Christina opened her own Esthetics business called Butterfly Kisses Spa where she was awarded City of Centennial Best Skin Care Business for 2015 and 2016 and Voted # 16 Best Day Spa 2017 on Denver A-List. Christina went back to school in 2017 for her Nail License and currently works at a Spa in her free time.

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Shawnee Jebbia – Esthetic Instructor

aaShawnee graduated with honors in Broadcasting and Telecommunications with a minor in Business Law and worked as a Television Host and Commercial Model for over 15 years. She appeared on networks such as ESPN2, DirecTV, Fox Sports News, MTV, Disney, The Golf Channel and “The Price is Right” on CBS. She was blessed to win the title of Miss USA 1998 and placed top 5 at Miss Universe out of 89 countries. She traveled the world as a Spokesperson for Siemens Hearing instruments and is an advocate for early detection of hearing loss.

Health and beauty being a way of life for Shawnee, she was motivated to get her license at CIE to share her passion with others. She worked at a Medical Spa before currently owning her own business at Epi-New-Skin, LLC. She is certified and trained in Laser Hair Removal, IPL Photofacials, Injection, Radio Frequency with Exilis, E-Matrix, Hydrafacials, Dermaplaning, Microdermabrasion, Microcurrent, Chemical Peels, and LED. Also specializing in Acne and Anti-Aging, she enjoys the wonderful transformations that come with this fulfilling career. She is dedicated to her clients and students as she treats them like family and will do everything in her power to help them achieve their goals, safely.

Charlotte A. McLachlan, RN, BS, LA – Injectable Instructor

Charlotte_A._McLachlan_RN_BS_LACharlotte Mclachlan, RN, is an Advanced Aesthetic Nurse Injector with over 30 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine.  She attends alongside a prominent Plastic Surgeon and with a Family Practice office in Las Vegas, NV.  She is most passionate about education and injecting, and she has achieved her Master Nurse Injector Certification.  Her primary goal is to both perform and teach a natural injection technique without the end result appearing “done”.  Charlotte believes that injecting is both an art and a science.  She understands how the face ages, and she develops an individual strategy for each patient she treats to assist in reaching his or her aesthetic goals.  Her teaching style mimics her professional work.  Charlotte integrates her own daily practices in each of her classes and combines them with real life experience. Additionally, she shares her day-to-day patient strategies with her students to assist them in understanding how to incorporate standards of practice within customer service.  The most important part of Charlotte’s job is to have achieve a safe, positive and expected patient outcome while having a good time.

Maria Vogeler, Eyelash Extension Instructor

Maria Vogeler is a Licensed Esthetician who had been applying lash extensions for 3 years. She and her sister own Eye-Mazing Creations – a Lash and Skin Care Studio in Denver’s quaint Platt Park Neighborhood on Old South Pearl St. More than 50% of their business is in Lash extensions. She spent a large portion of her career as an Interior Design/Project Manager which gives her a uniquely creative approach to creating the perfect lash look for every client.