Wendy is a registered nurse with over twenty years of experience in the emergency department. In 2012 she entered the field of aesthetics part-time while continuing to work in the ER. In less than one year, Wendy was co-owner at a successful medical spa on the Oregon coast and was soon able to quit her job in the hospital. Now, Wendy has been able to combine her love of aesthetics, medical care, and teaching at Pacific Northwest Aesthetics Academy.
“I loved taking care of patients in the ER but have found that the aesthetics industry gives me more personal fulfillment, and doubled my income while working less hours! I’m excited to train others in this rapidly growing, fast-paced industry and pass along all the pearls that I have learned. ” In addition to teaching at PNAA , Wendy also treats patients and travels nationally for private trainings.
Mike started his career in California attending the UCLA School of Medicine before relocating to Oregon for surgical training at Oregon Health & Science University. He has spent the last two decades treating patients in an emergency setting and brings a unique, compassionate touch to every situation. He’s also trained in aesthetic – and advanced aesthetic – injections and due to his background in repairing minor and major facial trauma, has extensive knowledge in facial anatomy. Mike is also the Medical Director at a busy medical spa on the Oregon coast and works independently consulting and treating patients in the Portland area
“I’m looking forward to sharing my expertise, specifically in regard to how the human face ages, and how that process impacts the assessment portion of aesthetic treatment. Patient expectations are best met when there is a thorough assessment and effective treatment plans are established. One way this training program differs, and is better, than others is because of our emphasis on patient assessment.”
After 27 years of nursing in critical care, trauma and emergency medicine, Kathy’s interest turned towards aesthetics. In 2010, she switched careers and devoted her time to learning cosmetic injection and laser skills. In 2014, she earned her Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist Certification through the Plastic Surgical Nursing Certification Board.
After seven years in the field, working at two of the premiere facial plastic surgery clinics in the Portland area, Kathy has developed a large, loyal clientele. She is a National Trainer for Nova Threads for the face and body and continues to treat patients at PNAA.
“I love working in the facial aesthetics field because it offers patients such a broad range of options from injectables, to laser treatments, to surgery. I enjoy working with clients to help them decide what combination of treatments will give them natural looking results and helping them develop a long-range treatment plan to maintain those results. However, teaching is my passion, from basic injectables to advanced techniques, I’m committed to turning out highly skilled providers.”
In her off time, Kathy enjoys traveling with her husband Dave and is also a RYT 200 certified yoga teacher.