Staff Directory

Staff Directory

Meet the Dedicated Members of the IMAj Family Below. Contact IMAj Institute, Admissions, or Our Instructors Directly.

Gary Begley


Peggy Begley

Clinical Director

Ran McBryde

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified

Gary Begley
Licensed Aesthetician – Supervising Laser Technician – Laser Safety Officer – Master Sculptor Artisan – Laser Lecturer

Gary Begley has been at the forefront of the Laser and Clinical Aesthetics community for more than 30 years. His technology and application
innovations have helped to advance the science of skin care. From 2010 to present, Gary served as Chairman of the Arizona Barbering and Cosmetology Board (AZBCB). He served as Western Regional Director of the National Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology (NIC) 2012- 2015

Peggy Begley
Licensed Aesthetics Instructor –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, Ms. Peggy directs the daily operations and growth of IMAj Institute and our curriculum. As an instructor, Ms. 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. Ms. Peggy also serves as a liaison to regulatory agencies on behalf of the school.

Ran McBryde
Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified

Ms. McBryde is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She obtained her doctorate degree from Arizona State University and a bachelor’s degree from University of Texas Medical Branch. She has worked on two clinical trials at Mayo Clinic as a research fellow. As a primary care provider, Ms. McBryde focuses on individualized evidence-based care. She has additional experience in cardiology, dermatology and clinical research. Ms. McBryde brings a high level of professionalism to IMAj Institute and is skilled in the training and use of Botox Cosmetic and other injectable products. As IMAj Institute’s Medical Director, Ms. McBryde actively contributes to IMAj Institute understanding of medical issues and reviews records and protocols to ensure medical accuracy.

Joanna Wilson
Licensed Aesthetics Instructor - Licensed Cosmetologist
Ms. Joanna’s many skills make her an essential member of our staff. She not only teaches classroom and clinic for daytime and hybrid programs but also ensures our students have the information and guidance need to be successful in their educational goals. Ms. Joanna also integrates our IT Systems to ensure our processes support our business.
Kai Farley
Licensed Aesthetics Instructor – Licensed Aesthetician – Supervising Laser Technician
Ms. Kai, our Senior Laser Instructor, ensures our Laser Program provides our students with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful as a Cosmetic Laser Technician. She does a fantastic job of teaching laser principles in ways students understand. Ms. Kai exhibits an artistic touch in getting the best results from our multiple lasers and high-energy devices. She is our Laser Safety Officer and ensures our students understand and exercise laser safety. Ms. Kai’s bright, cheery, positive personality brings joy to our campus.
Kiera Smith
Licensed Aesthetics Instructor Licensed Aesthetician – Certified Laser Technician
Ms. Kiera is enthusiastic about teaching aestheticians in classroom as well as during their hands-on training experiences in the clinic. She has a comprehensive knowledge of aesthetic principles and procedures and has a true desire to provide our students with the knowledge and skills they need to be exceptional aestheticians.
Moto Kinjo
Licensed Aesthetics Instructor - Licensed Aesthetician – Certified Laser Technician, Skin Classic Instructor

Mr. Moto moved to the United States from Japan in 1994. After becoming an accountant and working as an International Tax Consultant, he realized he would be happier helping people feel better on the inside and out. Mr. Moto’s goal is to ensure that all students have the knowledge and guidance needed to pass their state board exam and be successful in their professional career. In addition to owning Moda Pelo Salon Spa, his passion is to be a great educator and to help create our future industry leaders.

Jennifer Rowley
Licensed Aesthetician – Certified Laser Technician
After earning her license in aesthetics, Ms. Jennifer entered the medical world of aesthetics to explore her passion for laser and light therapy. She has now returned to IMAj to share what she has learned with our current students in the clinic and laser labs.
Risa Coler
Licensed Aesthetician – Cosmetic Laser Technician
As an event planner, Ms. Risa first became interested in aesthetics after planning an event called, “Mommy & Me Mini Makeover” which consisted of express facials & make up. She then developed a love for skin during quarantine where she provided her family with facials to help pass the time. After some research she enrolled at IMAj Institute and completed both the Aesthetics and Laser programs. The school then asked Ms. Risa to return as a Student Instructor. Ms. Risa’s assists in laying a solid foundation for students as they begin their new and exciting career in aesthetics.
Anjali Johnson
Licensed Aesthetician – Certified Laser Technician
Ms. Johnson is dedicated to helping guide you to becoming a Licensed Aesthetician or Certified Laser Technician. Anjali takes pride in welcoming you by taking you along for a tour of the institute and registering you for classes. She will be helping you with any matters concerning our enrollment at IMAj Institute.
Jamie Mitchell
Front of House Coordinator
Ms. Jamie will be the first to welcome you when visiting the Institute. Ms. Jamie manages appointments and communications with spa guests, students, and clients. She is also continuing her education at Northern Arizona University majoring in Biomedical Sciences with a double minor in Mathematics and Chemistry.
Joseph Danosky
Licensed Cosmetologist – Licensed Aesthetician – Certified Laser Technician
Mr. Joe, a former Nuclear Submarine Mechanic and USN veteran, is the gentleman behind the scenes. Joe is a Licensed Cosmetologist, Laser Technician, 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.
Kathy Ellsworth
Certified Instructor Trainer - Certified Lead Auditor- BS Behavioral Science
Ms. Kathy supports behind-the-scene functions of IMAj Institute. Her responsibilities include policy development, curriculum specialist, and sustained compliance with oversight organizations. Ms. Kathy’s goal is to establish and maintain processes that support IMAj mission of Training the Best Aestheticians in the World. Ms. Kathy’s experience includes compliance auditing, corporate training and human performance management.
Alyssa Lewis
Licensed Aesthetics Instructor – Licensed Aesthetician - Supervising Laser Technician
Ms. Alyssa has extensive experience working in the retail medical spa environment and her extensive technical knowledge makes her a valuable resource to IMAj Institute students. She also is the go-to person when students have questions about their educational progress. In addition to her instructor duties and student services duties, she keeps the internal supply system functioning which keep the students supplied with the materials they need to practice their aesthetic and laser arts.