Kaelen Johnson

Director & Founder

kaelenKaelen has worked in the health and medical spa industry since 1993 providing herbal wraps, body treatments, facials, cosmetic applications, laser hair removal, and corrective makeup procedures. Her aesthetic experience includes almost 15 years at Canyon Ranch Spa and over 5 years at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort Spa. She has also been an educator for Essensa, an exclusive line of organic skincare products. Her training includes an apprenticeship with Bliss Spa, New York.

In 2012, Kaelen was invited to Saudi Arabia to evaluate a school seeking accreditation. Kaelen holds aesthetician licenses in both Arizona and New York in addition to an aesthetics instructor license in Arizona. She has spoken at national skincare conferences as well as written articles for industry trade magazines. Kaelen’s passion since the early nineties has been seeking out truly natural products. Her desire to increase awareness of ecological responsibility and holistic approaches to health and well-being led her to open Pure Aesthetics.

Sarah Hosea

Financial Aid Administrator & Student Services Coordinator

sarahSarah is our resident financial aid expert. Her experience in student services and financial aid dates back to 2005. Students are encouraged to visit with Sarah if they have questions or concerns in regards to their education at Pure Aesthetics so that they may have the best school experience possible. Sarah enjoys seeing our students achieve success in their chosen career paths.

Bethany Paris-Pettit

Office Supervisor

Bethany was drawn to Pure Aesthetics because of the holistic philosophy and strong stand against toxicity in everyday products. In her free time Bethany is a Holistic Health Coach and Essential Oil Geek. She enjoys teaching classes on nutrition and detoxing, using essential oils as natural medicine, how to make simple changes in your home to reduce toxic exposure from everyday products, and teaches a number of these workshops here at Pure Aesthetics. She is very excited to watch our students dive into their passion and thrive in their new careers.

Kimberly Madison

Spa Coordinator & Administrative Assistant

kimKimberly holds a deep passion for natural, holistic health of both human beings and their environment. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003 with a joint degree in Psychology and Environmental Science, and has continued to explore this connection of people and place in her career ever since. She is licensed as a massage therapist from the Providence Institute in Tucson. Joining Pure Aesthetics in December of 2009, Kimberly enjoys being part of a caring team of people that supports beauty inside and out – and respects Mother Nature in the process!



Jeanne Lawlor

Aesthetics Instructor

jeanneJeanne has a B.A in art and design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, but her holistic lifestyle led her to Pure Aesthetics, where she first obtained her aesthetic license and then eventually her aesthetics instructor license. She is excited to be at P.A where she enjoys sharing her experience and knowledge of holistic practices and helping students reach their goals.

Tina Arvizu

Aesthetics Instructor

tinaTina Arvizu has over 15 years of experience in the cosmetic and skin care industry. As a makeup artist, she has worked for cosmetic lines such as Chanel, Awake and Bobbi Brown. While working as a makeup artist, Tina found a passion for skin care as well. As an aesthetician, she has worked for Loews Ventana Canyon Resort Spa and medical spas. Tina is certified in LASER and has knowledge of many advanced skin care modalities. She enjoys educating others about proper skin care and makeup techniques.

Rachel Rapp

Aesthetics Instructor

Rachel combines a background in education with a dedication to natural skincare to provide the best quality training possible for our students. She has practiced aesthetics in various settings, including an alternative healthcare center, a day spa and a full service salon. Rachel continues to expand her expertise and is committed to professional growth and a pure, natural approach to skincare.

Jae Sutherland

Admissions Advisor & Spa Coordinator

jaeJae enjoys helping students find their ideal career path as our admissions advisor. Jae guides prospective students through the admissions process and helps them to overcome any obstacles impeding their future success. Jae has a background in Psychology and Women’s Studies. In her spare time she is a freelance photographer; in fact she shot the staff photos on our website.


Spa Coordinator

Jamie is a Tucson native. She has been in the skin care industry since 2007 and is a Pure Aesthetics graduate. Wanting to expand her skill set into the medical realm, she received her laser certification in 2008. Jamie enjoys working with people as a certified caregiver. One of her missions is to exceed the expectations of both the clients and the students.


Toni’s energy and positive outlook has aided her journey on a long and varied path within the spa industry. She began as a licensed massage therapist. Before long Toni expanded her certifications by obtaining her aesthetics license. Before joining Pure Aesthetics as an educator, she visited Pure Aesthetics regularly to teach yoga. Toni has practiced in multiple settings including Canyon Ranch. As a small business owner of Toni’s Healing Arts, she has an excellent perspective on what it takes to thrive in the spa industry. Toni is committed to nurturing and educating both her clients and students.


Ivan worked in the Spa Industry for over 7 years at Canyon Ranch in Tucson, AZ.  He started in the men’s locker room, and was promoted to spa desk clerk. From there Ivan was promoted to Spa Supervisor, where he helped supervise both the men’s and women’s locker rooms and the spa desk. From there, Ivan worked in Program Advising and help clients select services based on their specific needs. Ivan is currently working on completing his prerequisites, so he can apply for nursing school.

Clients Say

“Excellent at making me feel very relaxed.”
“The students graduating from Pure Aesthetics are knowledgeable, sharp and motivated. I look here FIRST when I'm in need of an excellent aesthetician.” —Jane Bakos, Owner, Radiance Medspa
“Everything was wonderful!”
“Great service, very nice student, great touch.”