Discover the Future of Nail Care at our
MediNail Online Learning Center
MediNail Advisory Board Members
Vice President of Medinail
Erin, a native of Southern California, earned her Cosmetology license in California in 1996 and moved to the Kentucky/Tennessee area in 2005. She has brought 27 years of experience to the industry and continues to thirst for more education to be the best in her industry that she can. She is currently owner of Hygeian Hand and Foot Refinery PLLC and has been for the past 3 years. Erin is also a Certified Master Pedicurist and has her Bachelor of Science in Podology through the NASP program. Erin has acquired her M-ANT, MNT, and Clinical Podiatry Medical Assistant Certificate through the Medinail Program. Staying in touch with this ever-changing industry keeps her knowledge on the forefront of technology and updated information critical to servicing her clients and educating the consumer in how to be aware and stay safe and healthy while receiving services. She has recently been listed with The Expert Institute for use of my knowledge and skills for aiding Legal cases involving nail salons.
Advisory Board Member
Lorri Ducharme holds multiple professional licenses in cosmetology, nail technology and aesthetics and has taught both nail and skin care at a private beauty academy. She currently owns Prestige Salon, a full-service salon known for its safe practices.As a member of the Massachusetts Healthy Cosmetology Committee, Lorri advocates to the State Board of Cosmetology for better working conditions in the salon industry. Her advocacy has been recognized with the 2016 Advanced Nail Tech Award presented by the MediNail
Advisory Board Member
Sue has been licensed for 30 yrs, and opened her first salon in 1989 which she ran until December 1996 when she took a position with N.S.I. (Nail Systems International) in Pennsylvania. As the National Education Director for that company , she also handled some international assignments such as writing educational manuals for the U.K., Japan, Australia, Puerto Rico and New Zealand.When Sue left Pennsylvania to return home, she worked for O.P.I. Corporation as an Account Executive covering all of the New England states teaching other salons and technicians the salon business.
Sue is LCN Barefoot Certified for nail corrections and prosthetics and she is MNT certified to work in a podiatry office by the American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine. Sue shares her knowledge and expertise as an Educator and/or Instructor for both Beauty Schools and for LCN.Sue currently runs Vogue Family Salon , consistently striving for higher education to share the knowledge with her students.
Advisory board members provide strategic guidance and expertise to an organization, drawing from their wealth of experience in relevant fields. They offer insights, feedback, and recommendations, helping to shape decisions and ensure the organization’s sustained success and growth.
Meet Our Lead Instructors
The authors, owners, and faculty of the Medinail Learning Center courses are respected educators and professionals who care about the nail industry and its technicians.
Robert Spalding, DPM
The Area Podiatry Centers were started in 1998 by Dr. Spalding. Dr. Spalding focuses primarily on nail related disorders such as nail fungus and is the first podiatrist in the southeast to use a laser for fungal nail problems www.lasernailtreatment.com and offer the most comprehensive nail care services in the area. As founder of Medinails, he has developed many training programs for physicians, podiatric assistants and Nail Technicians through his online training programs. He is the author of ‘Death By Pedicure’ Dr. Spalding also has manufactured many foot care products such as an enhanced nail polish line found on his site.
Dr. Bryan C. Markinson, DPM
Dr. Markinson is a 1981 graduate of the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed a Podiatric surgical residency at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and affiliated hospitals in 1982, after which he trained as a Fellow in Podiatric Medicine at the same institution, ending in June 1983. That program focused on dermatologic, rheumatologic, and diabetic foot disorders. He then received an academic appointment at his alma mater, where he currently is an adjunct Professor in the Department of Podiatric Medicine. He started a private practice in Brooklyn, New York, in 1984. He was Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine in 1989, and voluntarily completed the re-certification process in 2003.
Bree Wright, RN, CFCN
Owner of Heel Your Sole Foot Care,
Bree is an advanced foot care nurse with 20 years of experience and the Provincial Advisor for Saskatchewan for the Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses.
She currently runs a successful nursing foot care business that includes many foot care clinics in the Moose Jaw and Regina areas.
She is also the lead instructor for the Advanced Nursing Foot Care Course her company offers along with several educational workshops for foot care providers.