Our Team

Chaudhary Awais Iqbal

Chaudhary Awais Iqbal

Comptroller and Director of Finance
Abbie graduated from the Laird Institute of Spa Therapy in 2015. After experiencing a family-like bond while attending school, she developed an even bigger passion for the skin care industry and became an instructor at Laird to share her love of the skin care industry. Abbie is passionate about result-driven skin care treatments and products in the medical esthetics world. She is certified in CoolSculpting, HydraFacial MD, Protégé, Vanquish, lash lifting, eyelash extensions and BBL laser hair removal. Abbie is also employed part-time at Pelle Medical Spa in Manchester. Abbie is warm, friendly and attentive in a way that will make you feel welcomed and relaxed. She is excited about the newest skin care trends and services to help her students become prepared for an exciting career in skin care!

Abbie Christie

Advanced Esthetics Instructor
Tori Ryder
Licensed Advanced Esthetician Licensed Esthetics Instructor Tori began her career in education in 1997 after receiving a B.A. from Wheelock College.  She has worked with all age groups in various settings.  In 2002, she studied at Antioch University and received a Master's Degree in Education. In 2007, she decided to mix her interest in science and skin care by attending Laird Institute of Spa Therapy.  Upon graduating in advanced skin care techniques, Tori has been employed in skin care centers and as an instructor of esthetics and massage therapy. She has worked with many professional skin care and make-up product lines, and has experience in medical spa and massage therapy services. Tori has gained a sound knowledge of business management through these experiences which have led her to become a part of the administrative team.

Victoria (Tori) Ryder

Director of Financial Aid
Sue Latullipe
Sue joined Laird in 2006 after retiring from nursing as an RN. She brought her past experience of compliance in the health care field accreditation to Laird assisting in accrediting the school with NACCAS and complying with all State of NH and The Federal Department of Education requirements.

Sue Latulippe

Director of Compliance
Lois St. John
Lois joined the school in 2006 and was instrumental in developing the Advanced Esthetic Course at the Laird Institute of Spa Therapy. She was responsible for educating successful students with her experience and knowledge of the industry. Many have gone on to open their own Spas. Prior to coming to LIST, Lois started her career in 1997 and achieved several Awards and Certificates as a Make Up Artist, Medical Esthetician, Color Analysis, Camouflage Make UpArtist, Face Forward Glymed Plus Certification, Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmetique, Dermalogica Certification, Biodroga Certification in Body Wrap Treatments, BioElements Certification, Clinical MicroDermabrasion Training, Laser Training and much more. Lois is a Member of Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists, SPSSCS., Associated Skin Care Professionals, International Council of Education, MediEsthetics Specialist, specializing in Medical Esthetics.

Lois St. John

Instructor & Licensed Aesthetician, C.A.M.S.
Andrea graduated with high honors from the Advanced Esthetic's program at the Laird Institute of Spa Therapy. As a former cosmetologist, this renewed her love of the beauty industry and put her on the path to education.  Andrea owns her own business specializing in Advanced Skincare, Lash Extensions and Makeup Artistry. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience with her students to put them on right path to success.

Andrea Eagleston

Esthetics Instructor
Dale teaches Massage Therapy at Laird Institute of Spa Therapy. She started her career in Massage in 2004 and graduated from the Esthetics program from Laird Institute in 2007. Since that time she has worked in medical spas and used her skills to develop a large client base. Her bodywork has been transitional using the Esalen technique, Rain Drop Therapy, Hypnotic Techniques for Body Workers, and Advanced Reiki II. She is an active member of ABMP (Association Bodywork & Massage Professionals).

Dale S. Power

Massage Therapy and Esthetics Instructor
Andrea L. Smith
Andrea assumed the role of Academic Director for the Laird Institute in 2017 and is a driving force behind launching the highly regarded Professional Development and Continuing Education Programs at the school. She has several awards from the International Dermal Institute, Certificate in “Techniques in Classroom Presentations”, she participated in the International Congress of Esthetics and Spa in Pennsylvania in 2011, the National Interstate Council of State Boards in 2012, Lash Belong Certification, Aviva Spray Tanning Certification, and Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup Advanced Training. Andrea recently attended the Milady’s Career Institute dedicated to learning about Dynamic Team Building and Student Retention. Andreas, as our Academic Director, leads a team of dedicated and highly skilled and experienced Instructors. Andrea initially joined the Institute in 2004, also pursued a career working in a highly regarded Medical Spa, returning to the Laird Institute in 2007 to pursue her instructional career, uniquely sharing with our students her knowledge of the industry and the management and operations of a successful spa. Andrea’s talent for instruction has been a gift to the students and the Institute.

Andrea L. Smith

Academic Director
Suzan Small
Suzan joined Laird Institute in 2004 and became our Admissions Representative and is responsible for conducting tours, interviewing potential students, conducts Orientations and Open Houses and maintains student’s payment plans and documents all the students Financial Aid ledgers. Suzan owned and operated a successful full service salon for over ten years prior to joining Laird Institute. Her experience as a manager and salon owner has been a great asset for the students and staff at the school. She has received several certificates in Marketing, Constant Contact email advertising, Fundamentals of Title IV Administrative for Federal Student Aid, and National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences and more.

Suzan A. Small

Admissions Director
Jared M. Laird
Jared joined the family business in 2005 and has been responsible for the integral part of the growth of the school since that time. Jared successfully completed and graduated from Massage Therapy school in 2006, after that he successfully completed several courses one being the Fundamentals of Title IV Administrative for Federal Student Aid, the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences. Jared has counselled several students on finances and credit planning helping them achieve financial success. He is also the treasurer for NH Council for Professional Education, “The Voice of Career Schools in NH”. He is also a member in good standing with the Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) and Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP).

Jared M. Laird

Joint Director of Enrollment
Diane R. Laird
Diane has over 30 years in the Cosmetology Career Education field and prior to that owned several full service salons. Diane’s passion in training students and helping them achieve success is her greatest satisfaction. She is also a licensed instructor in Cosmetology, Spa Nail Technology and Esthetics in the State of New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts. She opened the first learning center, School of Nail Design, Inc., in Salem NH and opened additional campuses in Portsmouth, Bedford and Nashua, in recent years added Esthetics and Massage Therapy programs.

Diane R. Laird

Joint Director of Enrollment and a Founder