Lisha Barnes currently serves as the Academic Development Manager for Milady. She is responsible for developing and delivering the Master Educator instructor training program, Master Educator Online Instructor series, and supporting schools with curriculum development and product knowledge. She is a licensed cosmetologist, barber, and instructor. She received a Bachelors of Science in Communications from Eastern New Mexico University and her Cosmetology, Barber and Student Instructor training at Olympian University of Cosmetology. Lisha’s thorough understanding of the cosmetology school industry comes from over 25 years of hands-on experience serving in various roles, including Instructor, Director of Education, Admissions, Financial Aid, Accreditation, and School Administrator for multiple private cosmetology schools. Lisha has also served as NACCAS Commissioner and AACS Accreditation Committee Chair among many other prestigious positions.