Meet the Administration

Jen Krouwer | Julia McWilliams | Hillary Hilliard

Jen Krouwer

Director of Admissions & Administration

Jen is a former Herbalism Roots student, where she was able to nurture her love of plants and expand her knowledge of their incredible ability to promote beauty and healing inside and out. She has always had a passion for learning and holistic wellness, and is honored to share that passion with the student community at DIMS! With over 10 years in the administrative and logistics field, Jen feels at home with the exciting fast-pace of admissions, and is thrilled to be supporting students that are following their hearts to pursue their dreams! When Jen isn’t at DIMS, she can be found either spoiling her two cats, reading, cooking, hiking, or learning to play guitar!

Julia McWilliams

Student Services Coordinator

Julia has worked in the wellness industry for the past five years working with a variety of wellness practitioners to facilitate healing in the Denver community. She has studied Integrative Healthcare at Metro State University, learning about approaching people from a holistic standpoint and encouraging healing from within. She specializes in an empathetic approach to customer service and public outreach and loves teaching all that she has learned about herbalism. She is a past student of Herbalism Roots and is passionate about helping form unique connections between people and the natural world.

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.