I started my career as an esthetican in 1987 after graduating from the Catherine E. Hinds School of Esthetics – the first accredited esthetics school in the country – receiving the Merretta Gotham Hinds Award for highest achievement. I’ve continued my training and I hold many advanced training certificates including Dermatologic Skin Care, Laser Technician Certification, Medical Esthetics and Lymphatic Drainage.
I am also an Internationally Certified CIDESCO Diplomat, Esthetics America Member, NCEA member, and NY State Representative, public member for the NY State Pharmacy Board, ISpa Member, and NY State Spa Alliance member. I have worked for several Board Certified Plastic Surgeons in the Capital Region as well as several dermatologists. Additionally, I have worked with Dr. Z. Paul Lorenc, a plastic surgeon in New York City. My work includes developing pre- and post-operative skin care programs to optimize plastic surgical results and to significantly reduce patient healing time. I also developed a program for Age Management Skin Care which incorporated chemical exfoliation, micro-dermabrasion, facial treatments, injectables, and laser therapies. I feel strongly that a combination of these modalities truly provides the most beneficial results along with the appropriate home care regimen.
I have had several articles printed in professional trade journals, I have appeared on local television and radio as well as have had the opportunity to be a guest speaker at Professional Trade Conferences nationally. Complexions Spa for Beauty and Wellness has been recognized by the US Green Building Council as the first Gold LEED certified spa in the country for new construction, and we received a bronze plaque from NYSERDA for our energy efficiency, and Energy Star Small Business of the Year for 2009.
Additionally, we have been honored to have been recognized by Salon Today – Winner Salon of Distinction for 2009; Best of the Best Salon/Spa 2009 by Industry Source Magazine; Best of City Search 2009; Best of The Capital Region 2010, 2011, 2012,2013, and 2014, Metroland Magazine Best Day Spa 2012, 2013 Times Union; Small Business of Year 2010, Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber; Readers’ Poll Winner 2011, Metroland Magazine; and, Excellence in Customer Satisfaction Talk of the Town 2011, 2012, 2013 Most recently we received the Pillar Of Hope award from the American Cancer Society in August of 2014.
I serve on and support several community charity committees as I believe it’s important to give back. In my spare time I love hiking and fishing in the Adirondacks, equestrian sports and thoroughbreds, fine wine, skiing, golf, and traveling to distant locations. I also love early mornings in the gym exercising, pilates, my dog, cooking, and sharing time with my husband and two children, good friends and family.
Albany, NY 12205