Meet the AAM Team

Meet the heart and soul of AAM Operations.  These are the people who take the vision and make it a reality. 

Hannah Watson

Welcome Coordinator

Hannah is a Permanent Makeup Artist based in Alberta, Canada. With beauty experience that includes permanent makeup services, body art experience, professional makeup artistry, and lashe enhancements, she is self-proclaimed to be obsessed with all things beauty related!

Additionally, Hannah was a professional cheerleader for 4 years and has a special spot in her heart for social media! 

The opportunity to connect with beautiful artists from all over the world is what excites Hannah most.  She is SO excited to share her love and passion for the arts, community, and all things Beauty.

Mimi DeSantis

Membership Ambassador for New Jersey

Maria DeSantis-Ferreira currently owns a thriving private practice, A Face Forever Permanent Cosmetic Specialist in Westfield, New Jersey and is a New Jersey state-licensed cosmetologist since 1984 and an American Academy of Micropigmentation member since 2003.

Maria’s passion for her profession and desire to expand her education and been demonstrated as she has earned over 30+ advance certifications in the newest permanent cosmetics techniques.  Maria has had the opportunity to train with best of the best pioneers of the industry mastering in PMU 3D hair strokes, Softap method, micro-blading, scalp-micropigmentation, 3D areola
tattooing, scar camouflage and Micro-needling, Maria has also continued her extensive education & master training throughout the years of her permanent cosmetic career following the latest state of the art equipment and techniques in the PMU industry.  This has led Maria to become an American Academy of Micropigmentation Certified Instructor.

Maria previously joined the Beau Institute as a primary instructor and now is a guest instructor for advance workshops/training.  She also offers private workshops including apprenticeships, advance customized training, exam prep study coarse and AAM certification exam proctoring.  Maria’s passion, patience, skills and ability to share this wonderful profession with new
students gives her great joy and satisfaction knowing that she assisting someone in pursuing their ideal career.

In 2015 Maria was invited to join the American Academy of Micropigmentation board member as Secretary & Ethics Chair taking her position serious with actively participating in restructing training, curriculum & regulations for past & future AAM members.  She is greatly looking forward to continue serving the American Academy of Micropigmentation in her new position as the New Jersey Ambassador.

Mimi DeSantis

Sandy Sotelo

Social Media Coordinator

Sandy is passionate about inspiring others to live their best and most fulfilling life.  She earned her M.B.A focusing on small business management and has always known she wanted to start her own company.  She has experience in sales, marketing, public relations and brand management.  Fast forward to 2020 in the midst of the pandemic, she decided it was time to go on her own and started MedInk’d along with her friend and business partner.  She fell in love with this industry and is certified in Ombre brows, powder brows, lip blushing, scalp micropigmentation and scar camouflage. She is excited to share and spread the word of this amazing industry as the Social Media Communications Coordinator for the American Academy of Micropigmentation through educational content, podcast recordings and webinars.  

 In her free time, she likes to check out different restaurants and events in Chicago where she was born and raised.  She enjoys yoga, barre, pilates and is fluent in Spanish.  She also co-owns Bronz’d which is a mobile airbrush tanning company and enjoys helping her clients look and feel beautiful in their own skin. 

Shelly Ocampo

Administrative Coordinator

Shelly is a fun-loving and creative person with a mission to enjoy life. She is currently a student at Los Angeles Mission College majoring in graphic design with a focus in UX/UI design. She is on a path to graduate next year and hopes to be able to share her art with the world and make people happy. With a passion for all things beauty and fashion related, she’s learned that while getting dolled up is fun, being good and true to who you are is the best way to be beautiful inside and out. She hopes to spread that positive message and many others as she works at the American Academy of Micropigmentation.

When she’s not busy with school or working with the AAM, Shelly loves to de-stress by spending time with her family and friends. Activities include eating delicious food and getting boba, lots of boba.

Sylvia Tuason Molina

Strategic Consultant

Victoria Racca

Education Ambassador

Victoria, PAAM, is the Education Ambassador for the AAM. She’s a working permanent makeup artist in Lafayette, La. She owns and operates The Microblading Institute, a trade school regulated by the Louisiana Dept of Health and the Louisiana Board of Colleges and the proud owner of BrowSister PMU Products. She’s also a beauty business mentor & marketing expert with Pretty Rich Bosses!