Advisory Board

Hillary Hilliard

Executive Director & Founder

School of Botanical and Medical Aesthetics

Hillary has been an integral part of our Advanced Skincare line. It was she who first put the seed in our head to venture into the skincare world and she has stood beside us every step of the way. She has consulted with us on everything from numbers, to packaging and plant spirit medicine. Hillary has been on board with us since shortly after we launched our topical and massage line, and even back then she was a fountain of information and a true wealth of knowledge. Through her encouragement and consulting we have been able to create a line of products that we stand behind 100%. We are grateful to have her as an advisor, a mentor, and a friend.

Hillary is the founder and executive director of the School of Botanical and Medical Aesthetics program, as well as both sister programs: Denver Integrative Massage School and the Herbalism Roots program. Hillary has been practicing Thai Yoga Massage for over twelve years and has been teaching for over a decade.  Hillary has had extensive training in Thailand, and her practice and teaching draws from her Thai Yoga Massage studies as well as her work with a local Physical Therapist.  Hillary is a Licensed Massage Therapist in Colorado, a Registered Thai Therapist, and a Registered Yoga Therapist.  Early in Hillary’s massage practice, she worked at a medical spa in Denver, that introduced her to the world of Aesthetics, Skincare, and Beauty.  In addition, Hillary is a Certified Herbalist and believes in the healing and nourishing properties of plant-based products and essential oils to soothe the skin.  The School of Botanical & Medical Aesthetics is the child of Hillary’s various interests and passions–a fusion of both worlds:  natural/botanical and medical/corrective.  Both areas are needed to ensure proper treatment of all skincare conditions.

 

 

Emily Davis

L.E., Aesthetics Director

School of Botanical and Medical Aesthetics

Emily came on board to assist us with our Advanced Skincare line that we began creating for SBMA. She immediately began showering us with ideas, feedback, constructive criticism and most importantly her impeccable knowledge of skincare and the Esthetics world. You can ask her just about anything about skincare and she’ll be able to provide you with a well thought out and well studied answer. Emily’s mother is a naturopath who raised her to be very aware and knowledgeable about the ingredients and products she uses and consumes. Knowing that Emily stands behind our products is very important to us and we believe it should be to you as well. We are grateful to have her as a limitless resource, an advisor, and a friend.

Emily is thrilled to be part of the School of Botanical and Medical Aesthetics as the Aesthetic Director, and as an instructor as well. Emily loves teaching because she gets the chance to watch students blossom into competent, capable, and successful aestheticians! She has always had a passion for health and wellness, but she fell in love with skincare over 10 years ago. After graduating from Artistic Beauty College in 2007 she began her journey working as a Licensed Esthetician in a day spa in the heart of Downtown Denver. In 2013, after several years of working with clients that she loved, she felt called to take some time away from the treatment table to become an aesthetics instructor, sharing her passion and knowledge with a new generation of aestheticians. Emily is regularly continuing her own education through post graduate classes, through Community Classes, Webinars, Image Skincare, Lira Skincare, Sanitas Skincare, the International Dermal Institute, and any other resources she can get her hands on!  In April of 2016 she decided to open her own practice part time so that she could continue her love of treating and educating clients.  Emily is a Colorado Native and lives in Denver.