The Team

La Bella Donna introduces you to an amazing team of professionals here to service you. From our Vice President of Sales, Regional Director, Account Executives and National Artists, we have years of beauty knowledge and experience to grow your account into a true success. This team is dedicated and passionate about what they believe....

Making Women Feel Their Very Best!


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Jason Baker
Eastcoast Regional Director of Sales and Events

Jason Baker
Eastcoast Regional Director of Sales and Events

Jason Baker started his career in cosmetics in 1991. He has worked with many prestige companies such as Lancôme, MAC, Bare Minerals, and Sephora. Jason has worked to build confidence in others through education, sales, event execution, and brand loyalty. Jason has worked with a number of celebrities including, icon pop stars, country singing legends, royalty, comedians, film and television stars including Paula Abdul, Gianni Versace, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. His latest work was with Reba McEntire Fashions and legend comedian, Joan Rivers. Jason has always had a passion for make-up and skincare, making women feel beautiful inside and out. He feels it is important to look beautiful while maintaining a healthy skin. “La Bella Donna produces the highest quality products that give the same pioneering looks that all men and women are looking for; to become the artist and achieve the looks they see in magazines, runways, and film easily and within minutes. La Bella Donna cannot be matched in quality, integrity, passion and beaute.”

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SO Young Kim Bennett
Southeast Account Executive

SO Young Kim Bennett
Southeast Account Executive

So Young started her career in cosmetics and skincare in 2005 working with such lines as Clarins, Bare Minerals and Sephora, continuing on as a Clinical Administrator in the Spa Industry. Her experience extends to artistry for National Runway, Print, and Pageantry work including such work as Miss Teen USA and Miss USA.

So Young has developed a strong passion for working with only the purist and healthiest mineral cosmetics without sacrificing the artistry of color. She enjoys promoting her philosophies through upbeat and positive education and event execution.

“La Bella Donna promotes the healthiest all-natural products, while still giving the freedom to work with rich and vibrant colors to create any look from the most natural day to the most creative red carpet

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AMANDA KNEPPER-GELPI
Northeast Account Executive

AMANDA KNEPPER-GELPI
Northeast Account Executive

Amanda Knepper-Gelpi's career spans over 15 years working within the industries' leading make-up brands as: Origins, Bobbi Brown, Trish McEvoy, L'Oreal, and Bare Escentuals. Amanda's background working as a Talent Scout within the fashion and entertainment industry has furthered her expertise in the cosmetic and day spa industry.

Amanda's strong business skills and perfectionist insight has fostered her ability to create and maintain extraordinary results for her clients. She inspires clients through her continued education in understanding the quality ingredients that help promote a healthy glow while sustaining healthy skin.

Amanda's own skin challenges has served as a catalyst in promoting La Bella Donna and its revolutionary cosmetic concept and is excited to be a part of the mineral makeup movement.


BE BEAUTIFUL

STAY BEAUTIFUL

WEAR LA BELLA DONNA

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Nicole Rouse
Midwest Account Executive

Nicole Rouse
Midwest Account Executive

Nicole has been in the beauty industry for over 15 years, with an extensive background in aesthetics and artistry. Her passion for the industry has led her to work on all sides of the business. She began her career as a business owner, managing a full service spa. Her career evolved into sales and education as she started working with top beauty companies and topline retailers across the country.

Nicole is also a contributing writer for a beauty industry magazine. She is committed to sharing her knowledge and expertise with other industry professionals.

“I am fortunate to work for an amazing company like La Bella Donna. I believe using high quality ingredients is the key to beautiful looking skin”.

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Angela Johnson
National Makeup Artist
for USA

Angela Johnson
National Makeup Artist for USA

Angela made the bold move to follow her dreams and channel her creative talents in the beauty industry. With a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas in Applied Arts and Science and a Licensed Cosmetologist, Angela has always dabbled in makeup. In 2006, she began her career in cosmetics working for Nordstrom where she trained with Laura Mercier, Trish McEvoy, and Bobbi Brown Cosmetics.

Passionate, Driven, and Extraordinarily Creative... Are just a few of the words often used to describe her romance with makeup. She has built a freelance artistry career working with celebrities, private clients, print and film. Angela is a National Makeup Artist for La Bella Donna cosmetics. She says, “The most beautiful cosmetic you can wear is healthy skin, that's why mineral makeup is the #1 makeup choice of skin care professionals.” La Bella Donna creates amazing products fit for any woman.

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Brooke Kehoe
National Trainer

Brooke Kehoe
National Trainer

Brooke’s intense passion for hair, makeup and fashion started early in life, and by age 18 in Miami, FL, it fueled her full-throttle into the beauty industry where she hasn't slowed down since. As a licensed beauty professional for almost 14 years, her expertise has made her a sought after educator for renown makeup, color and cutting/styling companies across the country. Brooke has also demonstrated her savvy technique by teaching classes in notable salons and conducting stage presentations at trade shows nationwide.

Some career highlights include New York Fashion Week, book credits and albums covers as well as being named “Beauty Expert” by TyraBanks.com. Brooke is especially excited to now be joining the prestigious La Bella Donna team.  Armed with extensive training, innovative techniques and a real dedication to providing personalized looks that can be both chic and cutting-edge, Brooke looks forward to making every woman look and feel their very best.

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Kevin Perez
National Celebrity Artist

Kevin Perez
National Celebrity Artist

Kevin Perez started his career in the industry working for many beauty brands in New York City. There he had the opportunity to learn about one on one sales and about all the different skin types in the world and how to work with them. His curiosity in the fashion world put him side by side with top photographers and learned what it takes to make subjects beauty stand out and how to photo edit them.

Working with various production companies landed him national jobs working with Loreal, as well as Key Makeup Artist for Victoria Secret fashion shows. Seeking knowledge in the industry, he decided to pursue education and became a licensed Cosmetologist for the state of Florida.

Learning has been a passion for Kevin, continual education is key in keeping up with the science of today. He has dedicated time to learn more about health and beauty and pursued an opportunity to attend the International Dermal Institute while being a Professor at Florida Technical College where he loves to teach and motivate students to pursue their dreams in the field of Esthetics.

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Keisha J Moore
National Artist,
Southeast Region

Keisha J Moore
National Artist, Southeast Region

Keisha Moore began her career in the beauty industry over 12 years ago. She has trained in Esthetics and is skilled in all aspects of Makeup Artistry. Skilled in both Traditional and High Definition Makeup application. Her experience, creativity, training and innate ability to enhance her clients Natural beauty and to bring their vision to life, speaks to her artistic talents and passion for make-up artistry. Using her vision, eye for detail and creativity she has collaborated on Professional Beauty and Fashion Photo-shoots, Commercials, Television, Film, Stage Plays, Runway Shows as well as working with Professional Athletes, Recording Artists.


As a Professional Makeup Artist, her mission is to empower the lives of others by enhancing their inner beauty and helping them to see how beautiful they are from the inside out.

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Sarah A. Lauderback
Southwest Account Executive

Sarah A. Lauderback
Southwest Account Executive

A Pioneer, Innovative, and Inspirational Leader...These are just a few words that ignite Sarah's passion for beauty and wellness in the cosmetic industry.  Sarah developed her passion for beauty and cosmetics beginning in her childhood years.  Sarah's passion for beauty stems from her own struggles, obstacles and journey through life to reach a level of confidence that she empowers all women to feel about themselves.

In 2001, Sarah received her Aesthetician License in the State of Arizona and Colorado. Her level of success through continued education, knowledge, and artistry has brought her to La Bella Donna Cosmetics.  Sarah's previous experience as an Aesthetician, Sales and Education Executive, Regional Manager and Bridal Make-Up Artist has set the foundation for her success for over 14 years.  Sarah has also worked with lines such as Hourglass, Claudio Riaz, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Napoleon Perdis Cosmetics, and Cinema Secrets.  Sarah graduated from Rio Salado College with a degree in Business and has attended advanced training courses that have led to certifications as a Sugaring Specialist, Master Artist in Bridal, Theatrical and Costume Make-Up.  She has had the privilege to work with local theater companies in show's such as "Cats," “The Nutcracker,” "Beauty and the Beast," and "Hairspray". Sarah is driven by her passion to change people’s lives and boost their level of confidence through quality, healthy, luxurious skin care and cosmetics.  "It is my dream and my life's goal to inspire as many people as possible so no woman has to feel as I did as a young girl and I believe I will accomplish that with La Bella Donna Cosmetics."