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Sandra Lynch

Sandra Lynch__Cosmetology & Nail Care Instructor

Educator,  director at a Marinello Beauty College in West Covina, nail salon manager at a nail spa in LAX, assistant manager at Great Clips Salon, or working at the Lancôme Make-up sales counter,  Ms Sandra  has gained an impressive 30+years of experience in cosmetology and nails,  she brings an extensive and complete knowledge to share with our students combined with an enthusiastic and fun approach to teaching. She assists her students achieve their goals and strive for excellence at Victory Career College. Come meet our nail and cosmetology educator Ms. Sandra!

Ashley Wettlaufer

Ashley Wettlaufer is our Assistant Director. Ashley will be helping you with your FAFSA, and guide you through finding the best career choice at Victory Career College. She graduated from the University of California Los Angeles with a bachelor’s degree is French and Global Studies. Her experience leading up to her position at Victory Career College include customer service, child care and development and time as an educator for Los Angeles Unified School District. Ms. Ashley is here to aid in all your needs starting from the time you enroll through your graduation and first job as a licensed professional. She is determined to guide you along your path to obtaining you goals and reaching your dreams. You will see her everyday helping make your education the best it can be.


Karine Fougoux – CEO has worked in the industry since 1997. She is a license massage therapist who opened her college in 2011, she decided to focus her life in guiding young adults through their formative years. Her success depends on the success of her students! Victory Career College is structured like a family with wonderful staff and educators, but it is also a place to thrive and transform each others weaknesses into strengths.

David Mokhtarian _ Financial Aid Director has worked and managed several restaurants chains, from opening them to managing restaurants to a stable success. He has worked in the mortgage industry and gained knowledge of the financial industry and loves it. He will guide you through your awarding letter, and manage your accounts along side our CFO Dace Sullivan who will disburse your loans into your student ledger.  Both are available via e-mail or just a phone call away if you have any questions.

David Tran

David Tran

Victory’s Massage Instructor

is certified by CAMTC and has many years as a massage therapist and as an accomplished teacher, he is certified teacher instructor by Milady. He is well trained in Meditation, Chinese medicine, deep tissue and he brings his passion to class every day! Come and learn from Mr. David.

Prentice Walton

 Prentice Louis Walton

Cosmetology Substitute Instructor

Mr.P has worked in this industry for many decades and has received a lot of prices for his students during the competitions he lead. He worked for famous schools such as Susane’ Beauty College and famous Flavio’s in Torrance, and led the schools to success along side the owners. He works in a salon daily and comes to assist our lucky students at night. He enjoyed seeing passionate students at  work and see them to licensure! He was himself trained by the best instructors and is sharing his magic to success with the students at Victory Career College.

Marilyn Obispo

 Marilyn Obispo is our substitute Cosmetology Instructor and she assist all the programs such Nail Care and Skin Care programs. She is an experienced teacher of more than 10 years She has worked in barbershop and in salons, she can style men and women haircut and colors.  She has taught at Paul Mitchell and Marinello School of Beauty. She is teaching the night classes here at Victory and is wanting to share her knowledge and teach her skills to the nail and skin care students as well. Marilyn is dedicated to her students’ and love quality work. She has many certification and has reached the Dermalogica certification expert level.

Erika Rivera

Instructor in Barbering Ms. Erika Rivera

Hello my name is Mrs. Erika Rivera. I am the barber instructor at Victory Career College. It has always been a calling to help others, empower, and work on finding solutions. My job is to prepare our students for real life barbershop setting by hard work, knowledge and skills. I have been in this industry for more than 5 years. Graduated from Aveda Institute in cosmetology where I learnt a wide range of techniques in the art of hair cutting and color, and I went to Victory Career College for my crossover to Barbering course. Double licensed, I became an entrepreneur and opened my barbering business in 2014. The high demand for barbers, shows in our industry is growing rapidly. The art of fades brings unlimited styles for men and women to feel fantastic in and show off their best selves. Now I am sharing my experiences and business skills with my students!

Lamicia Buttler

Lamicia Buttler, is our substitute nail instructor at Victory Career College, she is  licensed nail tech and she has worked for Tammy Taylor’s  Education Dept before joining our team.