Midwest’s Elite Training Institute

Ashley A. Diessner

Ashley possesses a diverse background in aesthetic laser & injection treatments, professional consulting, and medical spa training. Her management & entrepreneurial background has helped her implement several new programs & protocols dedicated to treatment education. Ashley is a respected professional in the aesthetics community, & she facilitates positive and productive relationships with a wide range of clients, colleagues, business owners, representatives, and key business partners. With nearly 12 years in the industry, she is consistently recognized for outstanding treatment knowledge, training abilities, management skills, & professional experience.

Treatment Experience:

Laser Hair Reduction, IPL/BBL, Skin tightening with Radio Frequency & Near-Infrared, Fractional Resurfacing, Body Contouring with Coolsculpting & SculpSure, Tattoo Removal, Acne, Ablative/Non-ablative Resurfacing, etc

Injections using Galderma & Allergan products, Micro-needling (Skin Pen, Eclipse, Derma Pen, Dr. Pen), Chemical Peels, Dermablading, Silk Peel, Hydrafacial, Microdermabrasion, High Frequency

Laser Background:

Luminus, Cyneron/Candela, Fraxel, Alma, Coolsculping, Ulthera, Sciton, Cynosure, Venus Concepts, Cutera, Aramis

Product Background:

Obagi, SkinCeuticals, Skin Medica, Neocutis, Galderma, Allergan, Merz, VI Peel, Perfect Peel


YES. We accept students from all states and you will receive a certificate of completion. You will need to review your state’s requirements to perform treatments. We can provide you with local accommodations and transportation options. We are located less than a mile from several hotels and restaurants in the area.

You will receive a certificate of completion/diploma through a MN Licensed Private Career School.

No. The state of Minnesota does not currently offer a licensing program. Lasers, medical devices, medical grade chemical peels, and FDA neuromodulators and dermal fillers must be performed under the supervision of a delegating physician or by a licensed physician. Confused? Give us a call and we are happy to explain.

We currently do not offer a career placement services. Often times we will receive business owners looking for new hires and we will pass those opportunities along to our students.

Meet The Team

Teri J. Whitling
Teri J. WhitlingRegistered Nurse Instructor
Teri brings several years of experience as an registered nurse specializing in aesthetic injections. Teri offers a soft, subtle approach and has many advanced training skills mastered. Teri is a small business owner currently practicing in the Twin Cities area.
Dr. Merlin Brown
Dr. Merlin BrownPhysician Medical Director & Instructor
Since graduating from the Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1990 and finishing his residency in 1993. Dr. Brown has been a medical director in the Twin Cities since 2014. He has a wealth of knowledge in aesthetic treatments & standardized protocols.
Suzanne Shimon
Suzanne ShimonNurse Practitioner Instructor
Suzanne has been an Aesthetic Injector since 2001. She is passionate about providing aesthetic injections and has mastered several advanced techniques. Suzanne currently owns her own business in Hudson, WI and continues to enjoy training as an instructor.