Meet the Staff


Director of Academy
In 2006, Sylvia became a licensed cosmetologist and started working as a hairdresser at the Wade Gordon Salon. Now, she’s not only the director of the Wade Gordon Academy, but she’s also an instructor and helped establish the brand new Wade Gordon Academy in Lubbock. Sylvia has a passion for the cosmetology industry and through her role as director, she works to help aspiring cosmetologists. She has a heart for the local Amarillo and Lubbock communities and loves to give Wade Gordon Academy students opportunities to give back to local organizations through salon services and volunteering.


Director of Education
Valerie trained at the TIGI academy in London, NYC and Dallas. She has a love for education and passion for continuing her own education as she helps others continue theirs. Valerie has been with Wade Gordon since 2009 and began working at the Wade Gordon Academy in 2011. Working as the Director of Education, Valerie loves to teach and inspire students and believes that anyone can become a great hairdresser, they just have to want it bad enough.


Financial Aid Advisor
Krys has been with Wade Gordon since 2005 and loves being able to help students achieve their dreams and grow into talented, dedicated cosmetologists. Krys was trained by Sylvia Rodriguez and attends DOE and FAME conferences every year for further cosmetology and instruction training. Krys’s passion for cosmetology makes her a great instructor and invaluable part of the Wade Gordon Academy.



My name is Malorie Morris and I have been a stylist for over three years. I grew up in Levelland Texas and went to South Plains College for my cosmetology license as well as my instructors licenses. I love any chance I get to be creative, be it cuts, colors, or make up! I have a passion for education and helping others become the very best version of themselves.


Born and raised in the Panhandle with four years in the industry. Trained at TIGI academy in Dallas Texas. Seth believes this is the best industry in the whole world.

“If combining my love for education
with my love for cosmetology is wrong, then i don’t want to be right.”

I hope to inspire students as much as they inspire me.



My name is Josiah Baros, i’m 29 years old. I’m originally from Hereford Texas but moved to Amarillo Texas in 2001 where I graduated from Tascosa High School in 2005. I graduated Wade Gordon Hairdressing Academy in 2014 and in 2015 I enrolled in the instructor program to become part of the WGHA family. My specialties are color and cuts, I have also studied at the TIGI academy in Dallas Texas learning lab. My hobbies are running, biking, music and traveling. You can always catch me at the academy where i’m teaching and spreading my passion and artistry for hair.