Our Staff


Chris Hanlon - Admissions/Financial Aid/Owner

Chris earned her Associates degree in Accounting from Linn Tech in 1986 and has been the accountant for American College of Hair Design since 1992. She joined the staff at American College of Hair Design in 2001 as the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid and most recently, purchased the American College of Hair Design from the Benscoter family trust in 2016.


Jody Manuel - Cosmetology Instructor/Director of Education

Jody completed his training at American College of Hair Design in 2015 and got his instructors license in 2017.  Jody has attended classes in St. Louis, Kansas City as well as many local classes.


 Tonya Jacobs-Jackson - Esthetics Instructor

Tonya completed her Esthetics training in 2006 from the American College of Hair Design.  Later in 2006 she became Laser certified.  In 2009 she completed her certification to apply permanent make-up.  Adding to her list of accomplishments, she achieved her Nail tech certification in 2011 and in 2015 became a licensed instructor.  Tonya is currently the esthetics instructor at American College of Hair Design.


Chanita Gorham - Cosmetology Instructor

Chanita graduated form American College of Hair Design in 1991 with her license in Cosmetology.  She worked at Ta-Hair Salon from 1992-1996 and opened her own salon Marshall, MO in 2000.  She attended State Fair Community College from 2006-2009 and completed her Instructors training from ACHD in 2015.  Chanita joined the staff at ACHD in 2016.


Ashley Bowen - Cosmetology Instructor

Ashley completed her cosmetology training at American College of Hair Design in 2013 and got her instructors license in 2014.  She joined our team in 2016.  She has continued her education by attending classes and workshops in St. Louis and Kansas City as well as other local classes.