About THE EC

The Esthetician Connection, or ‘The EC’ as it is known worldwide, your comprehensive Esthetics and Wellness Professional Community. We are dedicated to connecting licensed skincare professionals to forward moving, prominent, and well researched esthetic brands and, in turn, connecting those brands and professionals to potential clients for their businesses.

The EC is the brainchild of Sheri Flasch and is the world’s largest online community of forward-thinking Esthetic Professionals, cutting-edge Beauty & Wellness Vendors, and innovation-seeking Skin Care Aficionados.

Our team works tirelessly to bring you the latest information on the best products, companies, and trends in the Esthetics and Wellness industry has to offer. Whether it be a great promotion on the latest products, insights into the today’s newest modalities, interviews with industry icons, articles on esthetic or wellness techniques, reviews on emerging ingredients, or opinions on the best companies to work with, etc…we’ve got you covered.


70,009 Members




12,503 Subscribers



Sheri Flasch is the Founder / CEO of The EC!

She is a Master Esthetician, CIDESCO Diplomate, Educator, Consultant, National Speaker, and proud mother of three teenagers.

(Oh, and let’s not forget feline fanatic!)

Sheri has over 30 years of experience in the beauty industry. She has worked with plastic surgeons / medspas, owned a successful skincare center, advised/ marketed numerous esthetic manufacturers & distributors, developed various esthetic techniques and protocols, and served as a teacher and mentor to thousands of estheticians and other Skincare professionals all over the world. In 2015, in an effort to provide support to as many of her fellow estheticians as possible, she took her passion for marketing, her tenacity for deal-making, and her knowledge of all things esthetic and created The Esthetician Connection.

Vendor Testimonials

Nichelle Mosley

EC Moderator / Esthetician

Nichelle is a NC board certified aesthetician. She has worked with plastic surgeons/medspas, is owner and operator of Queen City Beauty Group + Wellness LLC, inventor of the Queen’s Cloth™ and Lazy Queen™ Skin Care. Nichelle has cultivated a fun and exciting career that she is passionate and proud of. Stepping outside her comfort zone, she became a finalist in 2018 Skin Games Acne Management Category, and First Place Winner in 2019 Skin Games Age Management Category.

Kelly Conlan

Marketing Director / Esthetician

Kelly Conlan is a Marketing & Communications Director for DermaMed Solutions. Kelly believes that successful marketing campaigns contain compelling content and reach the desired audience frequently in a specified time. Kelly has over eleven years’ experience working in the aesthetic industry, generating content and strategic marketing plans to increase brand awareness for spa resource partners and their customer’s skin care practices and spas. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Science in Business with focus on Marketing & Management.

Thomas Monks

Operations Manager

Thomas is our Social Media Manager. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication with a focus in Public Relations from Florida Gulf Coast University. He comes to Esthetician Connection as a skincare newbie, but has fully embraced the world of skincare products.

Carline V Gonzalez

EC Moderator / Esthetician

As a traveling esthetician, Carline holds a masters degree, esthetic licenses, and crystal healing certification (just to name a few). Driven by her passion for training, she has worked endlessly in building her knowledge to ensure that the best practices find their way to clients in need. She’s a professional student always looking to add to her arsenal of training and knowledge. Carline trains spas and professionals nationwide, and someday internationally. She hopes to inspire others and make health and wellness easily accessible.

Melissa Bivelacque

EC Moderator / Esthetician

Melissa Bivelacque is a 2003 graduate of Gal-Mar Academy of Cosmetology in North Haven CT with a certificate in esthetics. Since Connecticut does not require estheticians to be licensed, Melissa went ahead and received her esthetics license from the state of RI. She has worked as an esthetician, salon and spa manager, day spa owner, esthetics and wax educator as well as a leader and mentor to many. Melissa was a competitor and award winner in both the 2018 and 2019 Skin Games Competitions.

Denise Stellakis

EC Admin / Office Manager

Denise is the EC Office Manager. She is the person that keeps everything in order for The EC.

Summer Barney

Marketing & Social Media Manager

Summer Barney is a Social Media/Marketing Manager and also the Wizard of Oz. She is the woman behind the curtain when you message Instagram. Except when it’s Sheri. Or sometimes when it’s somebody else. But mostly it’s her. She oversees and coordinates content creation, splits the event coordination duties with Thomas, edits videos, and enjoys long walks on the beach. She may be new to the skincare game, but her skin has never looked this good, so she’s excited to keep learning.

Jennifer Rasmussen

EC Mod/Esthetician

Tyler Vutz

Marketing & Communications

Tyler is a Marketing Communications Specialist with a passion for self-care, beauty inclusivity standards, and body positivity. Her degree in Marketing from Queens University of Charlotte, McColl School of Business gave her a platform to professionally create visual storytelling through social media, photography, and creative writing. Studying abroad in France, she expanded her world view and perspective by connecting with various personalities and cultural differences. When she’s not working, she’s either gaming, listening to music 24/7, or playing Dungeons & Dragons with friends.

Victoria Moses

Marketing & Communications 

Originally from MA, she graduated with her Bachelor’s in Marketing in social media and took to traveling across the country, successfully running her own photography and multimedia business. Working on a wide variety of projects along the way, from logo design to merchandise and even art publications, her attention to detail and creative passion has set her above the industry standard. She is always looking to learn new skills and find new ways to artistically innovate.  

Trisha Kindermann

EC Mod / Esthetician 


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