Maggie (Margaret) Virde
The first hairstyle I ever did was on Annie, my doll. I was 6. Annie got a Victory Roll and I got happy doing it! Doing hair makes me happy. I also noticed that working on people’s hair makes them happy. Is there anything better than that?
Raised on the east coast, I went to college to be a teacher. I graduated but did not want to take my first job. So I moved to California and went to beauty school. I got happy again. I met my husband in beauty school and got even happier! We opened two salons in California then moved to Oregon. I have been doing hair for 40 years in between 4 children.
11 years ago I became a member of the IBS family. The competency based program allows people to follow their dreams but attending school while still maintaining their income. It’s a privilege and a joy to work here.
Help others improve, Strive for excellence. -- Darin Kobatake
Angie (Angela) Miller
My name is Angie Miller and I have three great loves, my children, the great Northwest and Cosmetology. My love of Cosmetology began after receiving my deluxe Barbie Styling Head at the age of 7. After graduating high school, I worked at beauty supply companies and salons at which time I was attending A'arts Springfield College of Beauty. I have been a Cosmetologist for 33 years to which 8 of those years have been dedicated to being an instructor at IBS School of Cosmetology and Massage.
In my time off I enjoy exploring Oregon's nature trails, hiking and kayaking. Lastly my greatest love and proudest moments come from my children and watching them fulfill their dreams as I am still fulfilling mine.
Here we are all misfits that fit -- Darin Kobatake
My name is Jeffree Coon. I've been a member of the Eugene community since 1989. I've grown up here and I'm happy to call the Northwest my home. I enjoy hiking, reading, and gardening in my free time. I'm a passionate and artistic man with a positive outlook to life. I developed a love for hair when I lived in Atlanta for 3 years. At the age of 30 I decided to attend beauty school and moved back home to Eugene.
I attended IBS Schools of Cosmetology and Massage when it first opened in 2007. After graduating in 2008 I worked at a few different salons before starting as an instructor here in 2011. I completely fell in love with teaching the art of hair and sharing my knowledge and skills with my students. It's one of the best feelings to know that I'm improving their lives and developing their careers. I continue to have daily reminders of why I started a career in this industry to help people and make them feel fabulous.
Nicole Ridings has been teaching esthetics at IBS School of Cosmetology and Massage since May of 2014. She went through an advanced 1200 hour training program for esthetics and is NCEA certified. She also has her B.S. of Sociology and a Business Minor from the University of Oregon. Nicole is passionate about teaching esthetic theory and proper sanitation. She specializes in teaching facials, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, body treatments, waxing and makeup. Her hobbies include reading, spending time with her family and friends, playing with her cat Rogue, and watching extraction videos.
Tamia Treesong is a licensed massage therapist in both Oregon and Washington. She graduated with Honors in 2007 from Ashmead School of massage near Tacoma, and went on to tutor and eventually teach among her former mentors. Here at IBS, Tamia is an instructor of Anatomy & Physiology and massage fundamentals, specializing in Kinesiology (how our muscles work). Highly interested in the process of how we learn, Tamia helps students improve their learning skills, as well as guiding them through the transition to working in the student clinic, and eventually the profession at large. Many of her former students stay in touch with Tamia throughout their careers.
Tracy has always been an odd little duck that played hospital, and healer with her dolls, plants and animals. So, after 18 years of being an enthusiastic stay-at-home-mom, who homeschooled her 3 kids over a 10 year period, Tracy went back to school… She started out doing the prerequisites for the nursing program, but then transferred to the Massage Therapy program. The first day of “Hands-on” work in massage classes; the universe “clicked into place.” She had happily blundered into her life’s calling! It was a transformational, epiphanal moment, and she has been in LOVE with and obsessed by massage ever since!
She has been an LMT since 2001. Since that time she has acquired many other certificates as well. Certified Nursing Assistant for the 2x in my life. Certified Doula (labor, delivery & birthing comfort care), Medical Office Assistant, Certified Qigong instructor, and once again Teacher! She is also, presently working to become an Esthetician. She just loves learning! Let her share her experience with you!
Graduate of Vidal Sassoon Academy. Three time salon owner, and educator at several schools, including Tony and Guy Academy Phoenix, Az. John has had a vast education in all aspects of Cosmetology.
Trained in the methodology of Vidal Sassoon and Tony and Guy, enabled me to have three salons over the course of my career, plus the skills necessary to become an instructor at the Tony and Guy academy in Phoenix Arizona, and several other schools in the Arizona area. To be able to share and pass on the knowledge I received is a great joy. Besides teaching my passion is my golf game, snow skiing, and swimming.