The Faces behind Shades By Shan Cosmetics!
Erika K. Clark - Chief Operations Officer
Erika spent 12 years living and working throughout Europe, Latin America, Asia and the East coast, and in 2018 returned to her hometown of San Francisco to help launch Shades By Shan Cosmetics & The Mamaberries Nonprofit Foundation together with her sister, Shan.
For 10 years she worked in Education Management as a Regional Director, leading top global teams in sales, operations and marketing.
Erika has a passion for traveling, having visited nearly 65 countries and speaks several languages. She is a proud of alum of Les Roches International School of Hospitality Management in Switzerland and received her MBA from Glion Institute of Higher Education.
She is our stats queen and manages all parts of Shades By Shan, you can often find her behind the computer, running around town or on the phone ensuring operations are running smoothly. She is the dynamic force that keeps us together and on track! On her free time you will find her either at the gym, having a glass of wine with friends, or at Wholefoods looking for the newest Gluten-free & Dairy-free products to try!
Juan Luna - Creative Director
Juan is a beauty enthusiast-turned-creative director. Juan is passionate about all things beauty and is huge on bringing communities together.
As the Creative Director, he is responsible for implementing photoshoots, social media campaigns, Influencer relations and work on inbound marketing strategies that help bring brand awareness. He is the ultimate visionary go-getter!
When he isn’t working, you’ll find Juan at Verve or Coffee Bean, sipping on a hazelnut latte, scrolling through the gram!
Jessica Alvarez - Head of Retail Stores & Lead Makeup Artist
Jessica is our So Cal Brand Rep who supports all our retail locations there. She is a licensed cosmetologist, makeup artist and lash technician who has been in the beauty industry for over 7 years. She has worked for leading companies such as M.A.C, Gorgeous Cosmetics, Macy’s Impulse Beauty Counter & has been a freelance Makeup Artist for 3 years. She loves being in the cosmetics field because it allows her the opportunity to express her feelings and individuality. It also allows her to help others feel good about themselves and introduce them to products that can simplify their daily life by adding just a bit of glam. You will often times find her at one of the Planet Beauty locations glamming up customers, so pass by and say hi! On her free time you will find her spending quality time with her family & kids at the beach as well as attending music concerts!
Gabriella Davis - Logistics Manager
The free spirit child & organization queen of the team, Gabby, is responsible for all our logistics & inventory needs. So if you have received your order its most likely that she has overseen the packing of it. Gabby received her Bachelors in Environmental Management & Protection from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, thus she works to ensure that we are being as eco-friendly as possible! You can often times find Gabby strapped to her backpack traveling to the next exciting & exotic destination to play with animals & scrolling the local Tinder pool #HowYouDoin!?
Renee Rivera - Event Designer
Renee loves to style spaces through unforgettable events and experiences. With 16 years industry experience, she is always striving for perfection, making events a true success. A busy wife, and mother of twin teen boys, balancing creative careers - She is fueled by happiness, creativity, designing & styling (with Rosé All Day!), and catching dreams.
Neiza Hernandez - Graphic Designer
Our design extrodiare, Neiza is constantly reading our minds and bringing to life all our brand new products through her exceptional design talents! Neiza has worked on projects for many companies thus has an amazing eye for details and design. She is art & food aficionado so she's always on the look out for the coolest new spots around!