Sharon Riser


Experience in education…
With over 20 years of experience in the beauty industry, I was one of the 6th in the country, along with my co-partner Charles Riser, asked to open a Paul Mitchell School in 2001.

Experience in the beauty Industry…
I started working in the Industry when I was 18 years old and I went on to manage New York New York Salon & Spa in in Frederick, MD. My passion and background is sales, giving back, admissions, and being a great leader.

Are you a Paul Mitchell School graduate? If so, when?

My mentor, or the person who has most inspired me is…
Luke Jacobellis, President of JPMS, he is a man of few words yet always to the point regarding what is needed, as well as, of course, John Paul Dejoria whose vision and dream has touched the lives of so many.

My favorite thing about working at The TEMPLE: A Paul Mitchell Partner School is…
My Future Professionals and team. It’s not work, it’s an amazing culture!

To me, living beautifully means…
Knowing the non-negotiables in your life and defining your own success

Something you don’t know about me…
I am very passionate about our community and giving back. I am president of the Women’s Giving Circle of Frederick County.

When I am not working, I am…
With my kids, my husband, at the gym, and working at my other two schools in Annapolis & Miami.

You won’t find me without…
A business card! I am always about making connections, and relationships.

Team Profiles

Charles Riser

Dean/Operations Leader

Jennifer Gerlock

Jennifer Gerlock

Admissions & Marketing Leader

Li Rapalus

Elizabeth Rapalus

Theory Leader Final Phase and Cutting Specialist

Shannon Kline

Learning Leader

Morgan Mcallister

Morgan McAllister

Admissions Team Member / Placement Leader

Meghan Herdering

Megan Herdering

Service Desk Leader / Take Home Leader / Brand Leader

Ingrid Nielsen

Financial Aid Leader

Rita Hubbard

Operations Support

Kaytlin Friia

Learning Leader / Color Specialist

Trish Kaiser

Director/Executive Education Leader

Ashley Martinez

Future Professional Advisor/Learning Leader

Danielle West

Danielle West

Learning Leader

Jacqie Pare

Jacqie Pare

Phase Two Learning Leader

Alexandra King

Alexandra King

Operations Support / Accounting Team

Sera Kaufman

Sera Kaufman

Service Desk Coordinator

Marti Blattenberger

Marti Blattenberger

Learning Leader / Makeup Specialist