Meet The Providers
Nurse Practitioner, Medical Director
I still can’t believe that I’m here; I’ve made it! It’s been a long road to get here, but I’m finally in the industry that I love, executing the treatments that fuel me.
I worked as a critical care Registered Nurse (RN) for 5 years before receiving my Master’s Degree in Nursing and becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). I chose to go down that strenuous path in the hopes that larger, more significant doors would open for my future… since becoming an FNP meant I’d be able to prescribe, diagnose, and just overall, make a bigger difference in people’s lives. However, in my first NP position, I found myself still feeling very unfulfilled. Primary care was exhausting, while other specialties felt like plain “work.” Fast forward to 2018, a life-altering event put me in the arms of medical aesthetics, a career I’d never even thought of before. I started working at Skin by Lovely in Portland, where I received invaluable training from a leader in the industry. Six months later, I started my own business, operating within Rustic Roots Day Spa, and I’ve NEVER been happier!
Born and raised in “The Couve,” I spend most of my free time with my family and goofy pups, fishing on the Columbia River!
Registered Nurse, Anti-Aging Specialist
Why aesthetic nursing?
My passion for skincare stems from long before Faces in Bloom’s operations began. When I met Sarah, my now wife and business partner, I had severe cystic acne on my face, chest, and back. I tried numerous treatments and gave up, leaving myself with the thought that I would live with that skin condition for the rest of my life. Sarah showed me treatments that I never know existed, which changed my skin and my confidence!
How I got here:
After completing my nursing degree at Clark College, I accepted a residency position at a local hospital where I learned that nursing is much more than taking care of sick people, but rather helping people through their lowest of lows. During this time, I learned that connection and showing compassion is the key to making someone feel more comfortable with your care. My knowledge of human anatomy, precision technique, and meticulous attention to detail are stemmed from my 3 years of hospital nursing experience and I would not change a thing about how I got to where I am now.
The career change:
I never thought that my heart would draw me into becoming an aesthetic nurse specialist, but after watching my wife make so many positive impacts on others lives, I knew it would be a rewarding career. I will do everything that I can to help you achieve your skincare goals!