Meet the Administration
Kristy Scott, Director of Admissions & Administration
Kristy helps with Denver Integrative Massage School, School of Botanical and Medical Aesthetics and Herbalism Roots. Kristy is a graduate of the Denver Integrative Massage School and the Herbalism Root’s programs and proud to be a part of these incredible programs. She’s always had a passion for health and wellness, and bodywork is what she knew she should be doing. As a student, she knew this was a unique school and that she wanted to be a part of it. She believes in it wholeheartedly.
Kristy has the pleasure of working directly with the students and clinic clients on a daily basis, helping organize events, and keeping everything in order behind the scenes. Along with working at the school, Kristy has her own Thai Yoga Massage practice.
Holly Carpenter, Director of Admissions & Administration
Holly is a graduate of the Denver Integrative Massage School; a licensed massage therapist, yoga teacher and purveyor of all things wellness-oriented. Prior to coming to DIMS, she completed a 500-Hour YTT program with Core Power Yoga Studios and studied Holistic Nutrition Therapy at the nutrition Therapy Institute in Denver.
Her passion is to inspire people to nurture their mind, body and spirit to live a full and happy life.
As part of the Admissions and Administration staff, Holly helps connect students to their greatest passion – be it massage, aesthetics, herbalism or nutrition – and turn it into lifelong career.
Larken Petardi, LMT, Massage Program Administrator
Larken graduated from Colorado School of Healing Arts and has been practicing massage for 5 years. She also has a background in Kinesiology which sparked her interest in the human body and anatomy.
Larken uses a very integrative approach to her massage sessions mixing Swedish Massage, Thai Massage, Sports Massage, Lymphatic Drainage and sometimes Ashiatsu.
She has been teaching on and off for over 10 years in other fields but now is excited to share her passion for massage with students at DIMS!
Hillary Hilliard, Executive Director & Founder
Hillary is the founder and executive director of this Aesthetics program, as well as both sister programs: The Denver Integrative Massage School and the Herbalism Roots program. Hillary has been practicing Thai Yoga Massage for over twelve years and has been teaching for over a decade. Hillary has had extensive training in Thailand, and her practice and teaching draw from her Thai Yoga Massage studies as well as her work with a local Physical Therapist. Hillary is a Licensed Massage Therapist in Colorado, a Registered Thai Therapist, and a Registered Yoga Therapist. Early in Hillary’s massage practice, she worked at a medical spa in Denver, that introduced her to the world of Aesthetics, Skincare, and Beauty. In addition, Hillary is a Certified Herbalist and believes in the healing and nourishing properties of plant-based products and essential oils to soothe the skin. The School of Botanical & Medical Aesthetics is the child of Hillary’s various interests and passions–a fusion of both worlds: natural/botanical and medical/corrective. Both areas are needed to ensure proper treatment of all skincare conditions.