Dr. Raye Mahlberg
Dr. Raye Mahlberg has over 16 years of experience working higher education. She has a passion for helping students graduate and find success in their new careers. Dr. Raye has an MEd in Adult and Higher Education with an emphasis in Student Personnel Services from the University of Oklahoma and a PhD in Higher Education Leadership with an emphasis in Enrollment Management from Capella University. Dr. Raye has been the Campus Director at Clary Sage College since 2011. Prior to coming to Clary Sage College Raye served as the Director of Faculty Development at Community Care College, an Apartment Community Director and Special Programs and Marketing Coordinator at the University of Tulsa, and a Resident Director at Texas A&M Kingsville.
Department Head; Cosmetology, Esthetics, Make Up Artistry, Nail Technician, and Master Instructor
Pam is a licensed Cosmetologist, Master Instructor and former salon owner. Under Pam’s leadership; Clary Sage College, in Tulsa, Oklahoma has become one of the most admired cosmetology schools in the country. Known for its student outcomes, the college boasts a 3 year cohort default rate of 4.2% and industry-leading graduate-with-employer engagement and placement rates. Pam has dedicated the last 23 years in furthering the status of Cosmetology higher education to politicians, regulatory bodies, and the community at large. Pam is the Department Head at the college in which she mentors a large faculty and student body in cosmetology, nail technology, esthetics, makeup artistry and master instructor academic programs. She was appointed by Governor Mary Fallin in 2012 to the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering and proudly served as the District 1 representative. The National Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology appointed Pam to the National Examination Committee in 2014. Pam is passionate about empowering students through education and encourages lifelong learning.
Barber Department Head
Paula Matthews is an Oklahoma Native who lives in Owasso with her husband. She has two daughters and two granddaughters. Prior to developing the barber program at Clary Sage College she spent 30 years in the industry as a barber stylist and 9 of those years as a licensed barber instructor. Throughout those 30 years of experience she became involved with “Oklahoma Barber Advisory Board and The National Association of Barber Boards of America” and performed many tasks while being an active member of those boards.
Her love for the industry has transformed into a passion, sharing her craft with talented barber students. Within the 7 years since the program started she have been blessed in seeing students find great success in established shops, high end salons, and some even became shop owners themselves.
Paula also enjoy giving back to the community by going to John 3:16 men’s shelter and giving haircuts and has done so for more than 13 years. Giving back to the community is a way for her to share her skills and passion that reflect her love for the barber industry.
Massage Therapy Department Head
Derek Ball AAS, LMT has lived in Oklahoma his entire life and loves this state, and the city of Tulsa. His passions include music, animals, cooking, and of course massage therapy.
Derek became interested in massage therapy at the age of 13 when his father was diagnosed with a neuromuscular disease. Derek went to massage therapy school right out of High School and has been in the industry since. He has worked on the front lines as a therapist, as well as managing salons and spas, and even running his own business. Derek has a huge passion for education and love that he gets to provide that every day for the future professionals in the massage industry. Derek has certification in Reiki, and do a lot of work with the chakras.
Fashion Design Department Head
Dyana first realized her love of fashion at an early age,she began designing and constructing outfits in middle school in order to fulfill her creative urge.
She studied Apparel Manufacturing and Design at Texas Tech University where she received her Bachelors of Arts degree and received many honors and awards for her designs . Immediately following graduation Dyana began working as an assistant Designer/patternmaker for a popular clothing brand in Dallas and has not stopped working in the industry since.
She has over 25 years experience perfecting her skill and immersing herself in the fast paced world of fashion.
Dyanas Designs which is owned and operated by Dyana was created over a decade ago and successfully sells classic clothing and jewelry with a modern twist. The experience of starting and running this business is an invaluable asset she has to share with her students.
She is involved with a variety of fashion related organizations and continues to express her love for the arts, highlighting the honor she received when she was chosen as Philbrook Museums Annual “Festival of Trees ” featured artist .
Dyana has been with Clary Sage since the inception of the fashion design program, creating a reputable and successful curriculum that inspires students to use their incredible talents to blossom in today’s fashion industry.
Interior Design Department Head
Rebekah joined the Clary family in 2014 with over 16 years of experience in Interior Design. Her career has included commercial, residential, retail, religious, education, and landscape design projects. Her varied portfolio gives her a wide understanding of the Interior Design field which she shares with her students everyday. When she is not teaching, you will find her cheering loudly on the sideline at her son’s soccer games, or at the stable.