Who We Are
Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation’s largest association for skin care professionals, helping members build successful careers by providing liability insurance coverage, advanced and on-demand continuing education by famous educators, our award-winning ASCP Skin Deep magazine, business and marketing tools, 50+ money-saving discounts, and dedicated legislative advocacy.
ASCP’s 16,000+ members include estheticians, skin care students, and skin care educators across the United States, and it is the only organization providing estheticians with industry-specific benefits in addition to comprehensive liability insurance coverage.
Since our launch in 2007, the ASCP mission has been to support, challenge, and educate today’s skin care professionals as they help clients lead healthier, more confident lives.
Business/Customer Service Hours
Monday through Friday:
- EST: 9:30am to 7:00pm
- CST: 8:30am to 6:00pm
- MST: 7:30am to 5:00pm
- PST: 6:30am to 4:00pm
- Hawaii/Aleutian: 3:30am to 1:00pm
- Alaska: 5:30am to 3:00pm
Meet the Team
Katie Armitage, president, spearheaded the launch of Associated Skin Care Professionals in January 2007, after serving as vice president of operations and executive director for Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) since 1993. She coordinates all ASCP day-to-day operations and leads the company’s professional liability insurance program. Katie still serves as vice president of operations for the whole company, and serves as president of ASCP’s sister associations, Associated Hair Professionals (AHP) and Associated Nail Professionals (ANP). Katie was named 2007 Day Spa Person of the Year by the Day Spa Association for her commitment to improving the industry through leadership and legislative advocacy. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren.
Jesse Cormier, director of industry relations, started with ASCP’s sister association Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) in 1998, and became the executive director of ASCP in 2007. Jesse has spent years visiting esthetic schools and connecting with ASCP members, staying close to the issues and concerns of those helping shape the profession. In 2014, she expanded her duties as director of industry relations to Associated Hair Professionals (AHP) and Associated Nail Professionals (ANP).
Lauren Snow, director of membership for Associated Skin Care Professionals, is a licensed esthetician with experience serving various fields in the skin care industry. Helping more than 16,000 members, Lauren evaluates the needs and missing skill sets to develop valuable membership benefit solutions. Combining her bachelor's degree in public relations and advertising with her vast knowledge of best skin care practices, Lauren creates ASCP business brand strategies, marketing campaigns, and membership collateral. Lauren enjoys speaking at national trade shows and writing for various industry trade publications. Her diverse role allows her to fulfill her goal of helping members become the best they can be, and she enjoys the satisfaction of watching them succeed.
Mary Barthelme Abel, editor of ASCP Skin Deep magazine, is a self-proclaimed magazine junkie with more than 15 years of experience editing and writing for various consumer and trade magazines. Editing an association magazine, as well as working with skin care professionals and experts, has been an exciting transition and Mary looks forward to learning more about this ever-changing industry and helping estheticians grow their businesses. Mary is a graduate of Mount St. Clare College and holds a bachelor of arts degree in literature.
James Sutherlin, senior graphic designer for Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) and lead designer for ASCP Skin Deep magazine, is a nationally acclaimed, award-winning designer whose work can be found throughout the pages of ASCP’s member magazine, as well as in digital and print media communications. James took the lead in the ASCP Skin Deep magazine redesign in 2016, which resulted in ASCP’s prestigious nominations as a finalist for Best Magazine Redesign by Folio, Western Publishing Association, and Association Media & Publishing. James is a graduate of the Art Institute of Colorado and has shared his talents with ASCP and its sister associations for nearly 15 years.
Tracy Donley, advertising manager for ASCP Skin Deep magazine, is an accomplished advertising and marketing executive with more than 20 years of experience working with clients at national and international companies. She brings a breadth of knowledge to ASCP Skin Deep advertisers, offering seasoned perspectives and key strategies to help bring brand awareness to ASCP’s readership. She has an entrepreneurial spirit and thrives on keeping up with the newest beauty trends and products. Tracy is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. She holds a bachelor of arts in art, computer graphic design and journalism, advertising.
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