• 30 years experience as an Educator in the field of skin care, makeup application and marketing.
  • Writer of numerous published magazine articles, beauty columns and online content.
  • Accomplished Makeup Artist, Skin & Beauty Expert, Public Speaker, Author and Industry Consultant.
  • #1 Corrective Beauty Makeup Artist in the industry.
  • Considered one of the Top Beauty Industry Educators.


  • Personally developed advanced, scientific methods for makeup application from 1997 – present.
  • Held seven international 5-Week Beauty Boot Camp Trainings in Bali, Sydney, Cancun, Los Angeles, Auckland, Melbourne, and Laguna Beach 2014 – 2019.
  • My school, Empire Academy of Makeup, was ranked the #1 success rate of all makeup artistry schools for the number of working graduates every year in business, from 1999 – 2014.
  • Finalist for Best Makeup at The International Fashion Film Festival, beating out the makeup teams of Alexander McQueen and Armani, 2013.
  • Invented a new mascara brush applicator that will change how professionals apply mascara. Patent pending before launch.
  • Invented a new tool designed to help women select their best makeup colors, patent pending before launch.
  • Named the #1 requested speaker at International Makeup Artist Trade Shows 2011 – 2013.
  • The first non-PhD author to be published in a medical journal. The article is “Medical Makeup for Concealing Facial Scars” in the journal titled, Scar Revision in the 21st century – 2012.
  • Competed four successful educational tours in Australia without sponsors 2011 – 2012.
  • Named the Guru Master of Pageant Makeup on live television 2000.
  • #1 ranked Bridal makeup business in southern California 1996 – 2001.
  • Invented the spot conceal brush, now an industry staple copied by nearly every cosmetic/brush brand 1997.
  • Custom developed the All About Mee Makeup Brush line in 1997.
  • #1 ranked in sales for Make Up For Ever Cosmetics Worldwide 1996.
  • Responsible for discovering and launching Make Up For Ever Paris Cosmetics in the USA in 1995. It’s success led to being acquired by mega-conglomerate LVMH.
  • #1 ranked in sales for Christian Dior Cosmetics in California 1989 -1990.
  • #2 ranked in sales for Christian Dior in the United States 1989 – 1990.
  • Top 5 ranked in sales for Lancôme Cosmetics in the Nordstrom chain 1988.
  • #1 ranked sales for Christian Dior in the United States in 1985.
  • #1 ranked sales for Stagelight Cosmetics in the United States in 1983.


Ali Landry, Aaliyah, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bobby Alt, Brendan Frazier, Cindy Crawford, Caroline D’Amore, Collective Soul, Colin Cowherd, Fabio, Jennifer Tilly, Joanna Krupa, Joanne Gair, Judith Light, Kevin Costner, Korrina Rico, Leeza Gibbons, Lisa Kudrow, Mandy Moore, Michelle Beadle, Paulette Ivory, Prince, Queen Latifah, Rachel Hunter, Raquel Welch, REM, Rikki Lake, Rod Stewart, Sharon Gless, Steven Tyler, Tony Danza, Vivian Wu


Ask Me Beauty Magazine, AARP, Audrey Magazine, Beauty Biz, Coast Magazine, deVour, Destination, I Do, Digital Photo Pro, Fit Joy, GQ, GQ Spain, GQ Germany, GQ South Africa, Harpers Bazaar, In Style Weddings, Los Angeles Magazine, Marie Claire, Martha Stewart Weddings, ME, OC Health, Orange Coast Magazine, People, Professional Beauty Magazine, Skin Inc. Magazine, Vogue Italia, WWD, Xtreme Detroit Magazine, Yoke Magazine, 1st Hold, 13 Minutes Magazine.


Anne Who, BMW, CBS, Choc Hospital, Christian Audigier, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Coca Cola, Disneyland, Fashion Island Shopping Center, Frends Beauty Supply, Gianfranco Ferre’, Jenny Lee, Couture Bridal, Hyundai, Maggie Barry, Mai Couture, Main Place Mall, Mara & Mine, Monster Energy Drinks, Nike Woman, Orange County Burn Association, Pacific Bell, Pea in the Pod, Performance Elite, Peter Lau, Richard Tyler, Royal Langnickel Brushes, Wet Seal, Senna Cosmetics, Skin Graft, Starbucks, Tommy Hilfiger, Valentino


  • Allure’ Hair & Body Salon and Spa
  • Beauty Expo Sydney 2014, 2017
  • Beauty School Forum Trade Show Anaheim, California
  • BeautiControl
  • B.E.S.T. Barristar Educational Student Training
  • Cameron Jane Makeup School Australia
  • Career Academy of Beauty
  • Christian Dior Cosmetics
  • Circle Seal Manufacturing
  • Empire Academy of Makeup
  • Estee Lauder Corporation
  • Face & Body Expo Chicago & Sacramento
  • Fullerton College
  • Frends Beauty Supply
  • Golden West College
  • Harpers Bazaar Magazine
  • Head to Toe Women’s Expo San Diego
  • International Makeup Artist Trade Show London2010
  • International Makeup Artist Trade Show Los Angeles 2010, 2011, 2012
  • International Makeup Artist Trade Show Sydney, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • IMATS Attendees / Private Training Courses
  • International Spa & Beauty Expo
  • James Albert School of Cosmetology
  • J.C. Penney
  • Makeup Effects Group Sydney, Australia
  • Make Up For Ever Cosmetics Paris
  • Mater Dei High School
  • Miss California U.S.A. Pageant
  • Miss California Teen U.S.A. Pageant
  • Miss Irvine Pageant
  • Miss, Ms. & Mrs. Globe Pageants
  • Miss South Orange County Pageant
  • Mrs. United States Pageant
  • Mrs. United Nation Pageant
  • Nordstrom
  • Paul Mitchell, The School
  • PHAMExpo Los Angeles 2013, 2014
  • Royal Langnickel Brushes
  • Salon Melbourne, Australia 2015
  • Self Magazine
  • Senna Cosmetics
  • Stagelight Cosmetics
  • Than Le College School of Cosmetology
  • The Makeup Show / Powder Group
  • The Skin Academy at Paul Mitchell
  • Toni & Guy Cosmetology School
  • Total Coaching Academy Conference Hawaii
  • University of California Irvine Medical Department
  • West Covina High School
  • Youth Employment Services


International Educator and Speaker / 2010 – Present

  • Hold intensive makeup artistry Master Class trainings and 5-week Beauty Boot Camps internationally in locations such as London, Bali, Cancun, Auckland, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne, Australia.
  • Speaker at International Beauty, Skin Care, Makeup & Entrepreneurial trade shows. Lecturing on the Donna Mee Makeup Methods, Industry Business and Marketing and Client Psychology.

All About Mee Beauty Owner / Founder — 2000 ~ Present

  • Custom designed and created an extensive professional makeup brush line.
  • Created a professional makeup artist box for industry pros and students.

Empire Academy of Makeup Owner / Director of Education / Head Instructor — 1997 ~ 2016

Teaching the Art and Science of makeup to upcoming professional makeup artists in television, film, video, print, runway, pageant, bridal and retail makeup artistry as well as industry marketing.
  • Self-developed advanced makeup methods based on Science.
  • Inspire, coach & mentor students instilling confidence and professionalism to ensure success.
  • Created all course curriculum and updated information on a continual basis.

Empire Makeup Studio Owner / Freelance Makeup Artistry— 1996 ~ Present

Opened a makeup studio in Costa Mesa, California.
  • Cultivated clients and work in the industries of television, commercial and editorial print work, bridal and pageants.
  • Became the #1 bridal agency in Southern California.
  • Opened a retail artistry division at the request of Nordstrom Merchandise Manager to staff their stores.
  • Expanded my team from myself to 36 makeup artists.

Make Up For Ever / Paris Director of Makeup — 1995 ~ 1996

As the only employee outside of the New York office for nearly a year.  Personally opened and managed forty-two doors their first year in retail business.
  • Responsible for all interviewing, hiring and training of all counter staff and freelance artists.
  • Created the first training manual and implemented the national training program.
  • Developed all display case schematics and gratis program.
  • Worked with chemists to create new cosmetic products and formulas.

Nordstrom Regional Beauty Director — 1994 ~ 1995

Trainer for the Beauty Advisors from all cosmetic lines in the OC/LA region.
  • Created and implementing advanced makeup/skin care training beyond vendors’ abilities.
  • Met with Artistic Directors of all cosmetic lines in NY for seasonal trends and new products.
  • Responsible for makeup application of all runway models during various Nordstrom fashion shows
  • Traveled the USA for all Nordstrom grand openings as a featured Makeup Artist for their events.

Total Image Owner/Corporate Image Consultant — 1991 ~ 1993

  • Conducted corporate seminars on overall image through skin care, makeup and wardrobe.

Christian Dior Trainer — 1990 ~ 1991

  • Developed curriculum for a new regional training program consisting of product knowledge on skin care, color, fragrance, makeup application, event planning and sales techniques.