Meet Our Team

Angela Carter

Angela Carter

CEO, President, LE, CLT

Angela has been with Skin Body Soul at this location since the doors opened in 2013!

She has extensive education in PCA peels, advanced aging prevention treatments, and is certified with Cynosure SculpSure and Alma lasers. She loves combining treatments together to achieve amazing results especially Collagen Induction therapy and Photofacials.

In her free time, Angela loves musicals, and spending time with her daughter and husband. On the weekends Angela can be found helping her husband in their ice cream shop, Black Cat Ice Cream.

Angela Carter

Angela Carter

CEO, President, LE, CLT

Angela has been with Skin Body Soul at this location since the doors opened in 2013!

She has extensive education in PCA peels, advanced aging prevention treatments, and is certified with Cynosure SculpSure and Alma lasers. She loves combining treatments together to achieve amazing results especially Collagen Induction therapy and Photofacials.

In her free time, Angela loves musicals, and spending time with her daughter and husband. On the weekends Angela can be found helping her husband in their ice cream shop, Black Cat Ice Cream.

Erica Parrish-Valdez

Erica Parrish-Valdez

FNP-C

Erica Parrish-Valdez FNP-C, brings over 10 years of combined medical experience. She received her undergraduate degree from Mount Mercy University in 2007, and later graduated from the University of Iowa in 2012 obtaining a master’s degree (MSN), specializing in family practice. She began her advanced practice career in family and emergency medicine, developing a wide range and diverse clinical background. During this time, skin health became a special area of fascination for her, later developing into a passion. She has gained experience and exposure to a range of aesthetic procedures, which include botox injections, dermal fillers, platelet rich plasma treatments (PRP), Kybella, and the O-Shot.

Erica’s passion is discovering her patients’ unique aesthetic goals, recognizing each patient’s natural beauty, and working with them to develop a plan to make their goals a reality. It is this idea that guides her aesthetic principles; centered on getting natural-looking results. She is committed to enhancing her patients’ natural, unique appearances through cosmetic skin treatment, as well as facilitating a graceful and natural aging process.

Erica has special interests in holistic medicine, and innovating techniques for cosmetic enhancements. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, and husband Javier.

Erica Parrish-Valdez

Erica Parrish-Valdez

FNP-C

Erica Parrish-Valdez FNP-C, brings over 10 years of combined medical experience. She received her undergraduate degree from Mount Mercy University in 2007, and later graduated from the University of Iowa in 2012 obtaining a master’s degree (MSN), specializing in family practice. She began her advanced practice career in family and emergency medicine, developing a wide range and diverse clinical background. During this time, skin health became a special area of fascination for her, later developing into a passion. She has gained experience and exposure to a range of aesthetic procedures, which include botox injections, dermal fillers, platelet rich plasma treatments (PRP), Kybella, and the O-Shot.

Erica’s passion is discovering her patients’ unique aesthetic goals, recognizing each patient’s natural beauty, and working with them to develop a plan to make their goals a reality. It is this idea that guides her aesthetic principles; centered on getting natural-looking results. She is committed to enhancing her patients’ natural, unique appearances through cosmetic skin treatment, as well as facilitating a graceful and natural aging process.

Erica has special interests in holistic medicine, and innovating techniques for cosmetic enhancements. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, and husband Javier.

Cassie Martin

Cassie Martin

LE Spa Director

Cassie has been with Skin Body Soul since April 2014. She has her CIDESCO International Esthetics license and has been practicing for 8 years. She currently resides in Lamoni, is married and has one beautiful little boy who is 7.


Cassie is involved with horses and rodeo, and has a passion for health and wellness. Cassie loves taking care of the patients at Skin Body Soul and helping them look and feel their best.

Cassie Martin

Cassie Martin

LE Spa Director

Cassie has been with Skin Body Soul since April 2014. She has her CIDESCO International Esthetics license and has been practicing for 8 years. She currently resides in Lamoni, is married and has one beautiful little boy who is 7.


Cassie is involved with horses and rodeo, and has a passion for health and wellness. Cassie loves taking care of the patients at Skin Body Soul and helping them look and feel their best.

Kayla Sawyer

Kayla Sawyer

LE Inside Sales

Kayla joined the West Des Moines Skin Body Soul Team in 2017 and brings with her 2 years of experience in a medical spa setting. Having attended National Laser Institute in Chicago, Kayla is certified in lasers including IPL, Hair Removal, and Skin Tightening.

Kayla’s favorite treatments to perform are Microneedling and IPL photofacials! Her passion for improving skin shines through to all who meet her.

In her spare time, Kayla can be found spending time with her family, friends and beloved nieces and nephews. She loves lake living, having grown up in Storm Lake, Iowa.

Kayla Sawyer

Kayla Sawyer

LE Inside Sales

Kayla joined the West Des Moines Skin Body Soul Team in 2017 and brings with her 2 years of experience in a medical spa setting. Having attended National Laser Institute in Chicago, Kayla is certified in lasers including IPL, Hair Removal, and Skin Tightening.

Kayla’s favorite treatments to perform are Microneedling and IPL photofacials! Her passion for improving skin shines through to all who meet her.

In her spare time, Kayla can be found spending time with her family, friends and beloved nieces and nephews. She loves lake living, having grown up in Storm Lake, Iowa.

Melissa Brittain

Melissa Brittain

LE – Lead Esthetician

Melissa has been an Esthetician and Cosmetologist since 2012 and has been part of the West Des Moines Skin Body Soul Spa team since 2017. She has a great passion for helping people find their most beautiful selves. Her favorite treatment to provide is Hydrafacial, as it leaves the skin with an incredible, instant glow that is sure to make you feel amazing.

In her spare time, Melissa loves camping, boating and dance parties with her husband and little boy.

Melissa Brittain

Melissa Brittain

LE – Lead Esthetician

Melissa has been an Esthetician and Cosmetologist since 2012 and has been part of the West Des Moines Skin Body Soul Spa team since 2017. She has a great passion for helping people find their most beautiful selves. Her favorite treatment to provide is Hydrafacial, as it leaves the skin with an incredible, instant glow that is sure to make you feel amazing.

In her spare time, Melissa loves camping, boating and dance parties with her husband and little boy.

Kristina Howard

Kristina Howard

LE – Lead Esthetician

Kristina Howard, a licensed Aesthetician at the Ankeny Center, specializes in advanced facials, body treatments, and building the confidence of everyone who walks through the door.

Kristinas all time favorite treatment is Microneedling, as it targets the flaws that women often see in their skin such as pigmentation issues or scarring, even their pore size! She also loves Dermaplaning, paired with a self-neutralizing chemical peel, as the results are instant and life changing!

Prior to working with Skin Body Soul, Kristina grew up knowing she wanted to help people and to improve the way they feel about themselves. She started with nursing, changed to criminal justice, then cosmetology school in 2010. After taking a few years off to raise her daughter, Kristina went back to school and earned her Aesthetician license.

“I am so blessed to be apart of such a wonderful team and having the opportunity to go above and beyond to reach each goal for our members. I DO believe in Limitless Beauty for All!”

Kristina Howard

Kristina Howard

LE – Lead Esthetician

Kristina Howard, a licensed Aesthetician at the Ankeny Center, specializes in advanced facials, body treatments, and building the confidence of everyone who walks through the door.

Kristinas all time favorite treatment is Microneedling, as it targets the flaws that women often see in their skin such as pigmentation issues or scarring, even their pore size! She also loves Dermaplaning, paired with a self-neutralizing chemical peel, as the results are instant and life changing!

Prior to working with Skin Body Soul, Kristina grew up knowing she wanted to help people and to improve the way they feel about themselves. She started with nursing, changed to criminal justice, then cosmetology school in 2010. After taking a few years off to raise her daughter, Kristina went back to school and earned her Aesthetician license.

“I am so blessed to be apart of such a wonderful team and having the opportunity to go above and beyond to reach each goal for our members. I DO believe in Limitless Beauty for All!”

Ali Jay

Ali Jay

LE, Spa Director

Ali Jay is a licensed Esthetician at our Ankeny center. After struggling with skin issues her whole life, Ali decided she wanted to become someone who instills confidence in others with similar struggles.

Ali attended the PCI Academy for Esthetics, where she graduated at the highest level, with the highest retail/sales experience in her class. She has a true passion for skin care, and for making others feel beautiful, inside and out! When Ali isn’t working or brushing up on her skills, she likes to spend time at home with her boyfriend, family and pups.

“I absolutely love working for Skin Body Soul, it’s an honor to be part of a cutting edge team!”

Ali Jay

Ali Jay

LE, Spa Director

Ali Jay is a licensed Esthetician at our Ankeny center. After struggling with skin issues her whole life, Ali decided she wanted to become someone who instills confidence in others with similar struggles.

Ali attended the PCI Academy for Esthetics, where she graduated at the highest level, with the highest retail/sales experience in her class. She has a true passion for skin care, and for making others feel beautiful, inside and out! When Ali isn’t working or brushing up on her skills, she likes to spend time at home with her boyfriend, family and pups.

“I absolutely love working for Skin Body Soul, it’s an honor to be part of a cutting edge team!”

Kendal Kunzman

Kendal Kunzman

LE

Kendal has been licensed as an esthetician and skin care expert for 4 years. She’s no stranger to the medspa world, having worked at other clinics she brings a wealth of knowledge in microneedling, laser hair removal and creating the best skincare regimen to SkinBodySoul. A Montana transplant, Kendal lives in West Des Moines with her husband Collin and loves reading and spending her time digging into skincare education and reading. Kendal is a true gem and you’ll love being on her table, she truly cares about helping you find your #fierceforever.

Kendal Kunzman

Kendal Kunzman

LE

Kendal has been licensed as an esthetician and skin care expert for 4 years. She’s no stranger to the medspa world, having worked at other clinics she brings a wealth of knowledge in microneedling, laser hair removal and creating the best skincare regimen to SkinBodySoul. A Montana transplant, Kendal lives in West Des Moines with her husband Collin and loves reading and spending her time digging into skincare education and reading. Kendal is a true gem and you’ll love being on her table, she truly cares about helping you find your #fierceforever.

Kylie Norton

Kylie Norton

RN Aesthetic Nurse Injector

Meet Kylie, one of Skin Body Soul’s nurse injectors. She is ecstatic to bring her 7 years of versatile patient care experience to Skin Body Soul. Her passion for all things beauty and skincare has driven her to boost her patient’s confidence by enhancing their already, natural beauty. A few of her favorite treatments are microneedling with PRP, Botox, and dermal fillers – specifically lips and cheeks. When she’s not empowering those around her at the spa, Kylie enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking/baking, going to concerts, and traveling. She loves home decor, a good glass of Chardonnay, Christmas time, the Chicago Cubs, and all things fashion.

Kylie Norton

Kylie Norton

RN Aesthetic Nurse Injector

Meet Kylie, one of Skin Body Soul’s nurse injectors. She is ecstatic to bring her 7 years of versatile patient care experience to Skin Body Soul. Her passion for all things beauty and skincare has driven her to boost her patient’s confidence by enhancing their already, natural beauty. A few of her favorite treatments are microneedling with PRP, Botox, and dermal fillers – specifically lips and cheeks. When she’s not empowering those around her at the spa, Kylie enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking/baking, going to concerts, and traveling. She loves home decor, a good glass of Chardonnay, Christmas time, the Chicago Cubs, and all things fashion.

Miranda Zuck

Miranda Zuck

RN- Spa Director Aesthetic Nurse Injector

Miranda is an accredited Nurse Injector with experience within the Dermatology field as a previous Moh’s Surgical and Aesthetic Nurse. She has extensive experience personalizing patient-centered skincare consultations with a passion for each individual to feel confident within their own skin. Miranda is also trained in the use of a variety of lasers, chemical peel treatments, Hydrafacial and PRP Microneedling.

Miranda specifically chose this career as she strives for every individual to love themselves from within, which begins with being well within their soul.

Miranda knew within her heart and SOUL she had found a home with Skin Body Soul Spa when she read this, “ Come to Skin Body Soul because you are already FIERCE, stay because you want to be #Fierceforever.”

She understands that life will create barriers, yet realizes we must learn to move forward and join the dance, so why not do so while looking and feeling our best. She also believes there is no better representation of beauty, than someone who is unafraid to be themselves, and does so fiercely and confidently.

When Miranda is away from the spa, she can be found loving on her fur babies and spending time with her husband Justin, who has always motivated her to fulfill her passions in life, and makes her a better person each and every day.

They love traveling, spending time with their loved ones, and enjoying time at their own ReZort Oasis in the summer months.

Her overall goal is for others to feel a fire within their soul that radiates a confidence of warmth and wellbeing for limitless beauty. #Befierce #Stayfierce #Fierceforever

Miranda Zuck

Miranda Zuck

RN- Spa Director Aesthetic Nurse Injector

Miranda is an accredited Nurse Injector with experience within the Dermatology field as a previous Moh’s Surgical and Aesthetic Nurse. She has extensive experience personalizing patient-centered skincare consultations with a passion for each individual to feel confident within their own skin. Miranda is also trained in the use of a variety of lasers, chemical peel treatments, Hydrafacial and PRP Microneedling.

Miranda specifically chose this career as she strives for every individual to love themselves from within, which begins with being well within their soul.

Miranda knew within her heart and SOUL she had found a home with Skin Body Soul Spa when she read this, “ Come to Skin Body Soul because you are already FIERCE, stay because you want to be #Fierceforever.”

She understands that life will create barriers, yet realizes we must learn to move forward and join the dance, so why not do so while looking and feeling our best. She also believes there is no better representation of beauty, than someone who is unafraid to be themselves, and does so fiercely and confidently.

When Miranda is away from the spa, she can be found loving on her fur babies and spending time with her husband Justin, who has always motivated her to fulfill her passions in life, and makes her a better person each and every day.

They love traveling, spending time with their loved ones, and enjoying time at their own ReZort Oasis in the summer months.

Her overall goal is for others to feel a fire within their soul that radiates a confidence of warmth and wellbeing for limitless beauty. #Befierce #Stayfierce #Fierceforever

Rachel Spurgin

Rachel Spurgin

LE

Rachel loves seeing the look on her patients face when she gets them amazing results from her treatments! She also loves giving people the confidence they deserve to be themselves! As a beauty veteran, having been in the beauty industry for over a decade Rachel is an expert in skin care, laser, Hydrafacial and micro needling. “My absolute favorite treatment is microneedling for the amazing results I’ve seen! I can’t wait to be apart of our Skin Body Soul client’s lives!”

Rachel Spurgin

Rachel Spurgin

LE

Rachel loves seeing the look on her patients face when she gets them amazing results from her treatments! She also loves giving people the confidence they deserve to be themselves! As a beauty veteran, having been in the beauty industry for over a decade Rachel is an expert in skin care, laser, Hydrafacial and micro needling. “My absolute favorite treatment is microneedling for the amazing results I’ve seen! I can’t wait to be apart of our Skin Body Soul client’s lives!”

Cassidy Finley

Cassidy Finley

Patient Coordinator

Cassidy graduated from PCI with her Esthetics license in 2010. She has a passion for skincare and gets so excited when others want to learn and take the initiative to have beautiful radiant skin. She has been in the skincare industry for the last four years and has over 10 years of experience in customer service. Cassidy says, “I enjoy being able to connect with clients and make sure they are receiving the best experience possible and leave feeling better than when they arrived.”

Cassidy has 4 kids that range from 15 years to two years old so that keeps her very busy when she’s not at SKINBODYSOUL. She loves to travel and explore new places with her husband.

Cassidy Finley

Cassidy Finley

Patient Coordinator

Cassidy graduated from PCI with her Esthetics license in 2010. She has a passion for skincare and gets so excited when others want to learn and take the initiative to have beautiful radiant skin. She has been in the skincare industry for the last four years and has over 10 years of experience in customer service. Cassidy says, “I enjoy being able to connect with clients and make sure they are receiving the best experience possible and leave feeling better than when they arrived.”

Cassidy has 4 kids that range from 15 years to two years old so that keeps her very busy when she’s not at SKINBODYSOUL. She loves to travel and explore new places with her husband.

Lindsey Thie

Lindsey Thie

LE

Lindsey Thie

Lindsey Thie

LE

Chelsea Martin

Chelsea Martin

RN, BSN, Aesthetic Nurse

Chelsea has been a registered nurse for the past five years working in various roles from critical care nursing to nurse management. She has always had a passion for beauty and aesthetics from doing freelance makeup for weddings to special effects makeup (zombie crawl was a huge
hit!) With her skillsets and background, Chelsea is more than thrilled to bring that passion to her career at Skin Body Soul.
When Chelsea is not spending time uplifting others at the spa, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Donovan, 3 year old daughter, Kennedy and two fur puppies- Deuce and Kitty.
They love to travel together, be outdoors and spend quality time with friends and family

Chelsea Martin

Chelsea Martin

RN, BSN, Aesthetic Nurse

Chelsea has been a registered nurse for the past five years working in various roles from critical care nursing to nurse management. She has always had a passion for beauty and aesthetics from doing freelance makeup for weddings to special effects makeup (zombie crawl was a huge
hit!) With her skillsets and background, Chelsea is more than thrilled to bring that passion to her career at Skin Body Soul.
When Chelsea is not spending time uplifting others at the spa, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Donovan, 3 year old daughter, Kennedy and two fur puppies- Deuce and Kitty.
They love to travel together, be outdoors and spend quality time with friends and family

Jennifer Edge

Jennifer Edge

AP, LE, Advanced Practice Esthetician

Jennifer is an Advanced Practice Esthetician. She graduated from Aveda Institute in 2001. She has a passion for taking care of people and helping them find their true natural beauty! Her favorite service is Hydrafacial, because it leaves everyone with an instant beautiful glow!
In her free time she loves to read, travel, listen to live music, and spend time outdoors with her fiancé, daughter, and their two dogs. She is so proud to be a part of the SkinBodySoul team!

Jennifer Edge

Jennifer Edge

AP, LE, Advanced Practice Esthetician

Jennifer is an Advanced Practice Esthetician. She graduated from Aveda Institute in 2001. She has a passion for taking care of people and helping them find their true natural beauty! Her favorite service is Hydrafacial, because it leaves everyone with an instant beautiful glow!
In her free time she loves to read, travel, listen to live music, and spend time outdoors with her fiancé, daughter, and their two dogs. She is so proud to be a part of the SkinBodySoul team!

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