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LMT. Massage Instructor, Director of Education
Fonda brings to Blue Cliff a vibrant positive enthusiasm which is quite contagious. She works in Financial Aid, teaches massage therapy and Health & Nutrition. She is a 2002 Blue Cliff graduate and has been practicing and teaching massage students for over 14 years. She was educated in Greece, Saudi Arabia, and Alabama. She is such an inspiring instructor that it is not uncommon for her students to want more and more of her teaching and to want to train through breaks and past dismissal time.
Massage Instructor, LMT, CEO
Richard has been practicing and teaching massage for over 23 years. He has worked on 1995 Olympic athletes, professional volleyball players and has done significant amounts of massage in corporate settings. He has over 20 years of Education including a Finance degree and a masters degree in management. Richard graduated from Blue Cliff in 1994 and has opened up and managed 5 currently unaffiliated Blue Cliff Colleges. He is currently the Campus Director and President. He always starts his classes off with lively music (often 80’s), he has no rhythm, and tries to stump his students with “funny” riddles.
Dr. Robert Saxon, DC
Quanda Pugh is a Mobile, AL based salon owner and stylist of Eclectic Hair Artistry, as well as, a cosmetology instructor at Blue Cliff Career College. She prides herself on being a versatile stylist by offering many different hair care services to clients with diverse needs. The one thing she loves most about being a beauty professional is nurturing the relationships she builds with her community of clients, co-workers, and students. At the end of each day, she hopes she has done something special to leave them all better than they were before she styled or educated them. When Quanda isn’t working, she likes to create video content, spend time with family, and travel.
Erin Hahlen has been a licensed Cosmetologist for 17 years. She attended Bishop State Community College for her Cosmetology license and later went to Charles Academy to further her education and attain her Instructor license. She also works behind the chair at Southern Glow and helps at the Blowout bar for big events. She enjoys helping others learn their own way to achieve a new skill. The look on someone’s face when it actually clicks or they see a result they are pleased with is unmatched. Her love for the industry and passion and enthusiasm is contagious. She hopes to share the love for this industry with our students, and have them excited about their futures in Cosmetology.
Financial Aid Officer
Sarah has helped students at Blue Cliff since October of 2009. She has has worked in customer service, banking, and insurance industries for many years. She also studied business and education at the University of South Alabama. Since coming to Blue Cliff she has worked as a receptionist, in Student Services, Job Placement, and finally in Financial Aid. She is the primary manager of the Financial Aid Office and she enjoys helping people get the right funding for the education they’re pursuing. She has a true gift at producing regulatory documents and sophisticated excel spreadsheets. Quickbooks is also one of her close friends. She handles numbers with a smile.
Jerilyn J. Ladnier
Tammy Dunnam is our Admissions representative. She joined BCCC in April of 2018. She comes has 20 years of customer service experience in the retail industry. A true people person and a great conversationalist, Mrs. Tammy never meets a stranger and becomes fast friends with each new student. She has a passion for people and this industry. A true southern belle, she resides in south Mobile county with her husband Jim, a retired Coast Guard Officer and a MCPSS high school teacher, and their son, Cameron.
LMT. Massage Instructor
Renee has been a practicing massage therapist since 2011 working in a variety of settings as an independent contractor. After working in a local Daphne studio for 4 years, she then decided to open up her own business and named it “A Touch of Relaxation Massage” in Daphne, AL. She brings plenty of real life experience into the classroom. She is quite versatile and enjoys Shiatsu, pregnancy massage, lymphatic massage and deep tissue massage. Blue Cliff is an excellent place to get the start you need in the Massage Therapist field, the teachers not only teach, they help guide you into the calling of being a Massage Therapist.