Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Erica Parrish-Valdez FNP-C

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.

Angela Carter, President, CEO, LE, CLT

Angela Carter, President, CEO, 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.

Cassie Martin, LE Spa Director

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, LE Inside Sales

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, LE – Lead Esthetician

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, LE – Lead Esthetician

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, LE, Spa Director

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!”

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Korie Bixler, RN BSN – Aesthetic Injector

Korie Bixler, RN BSN – Aesthetic Injector

Korie lives in Ankeny with her Fiancé, Ryan, and her adorable puppy, Athena. As a nurse for 5 years, Korie has worked in different areas and brings her infectious personality and deep care for her patients to SkinBodySoul. Korie LOVES the aesthetic world of nursing & the feeling she gets when she can help others look and feel their best! She has the perfect gentle injectors touch and you’ll love sitting in her chair!

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Kendal Kunzman, LE

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.

Kim Sanders, RN, LE

Kim Sanders, RN, LE

Kim is a  Registered Nurse and Esthetician. In 2011 she started her aesthetic journey and loved absolutely everything about the beauty and wellness industry. Through the years she has gained a lot of valuable experience and skills working in luxury spas as well as medical practices. While working with a physician she was afforded the opportunity to assist with medical cosmetic treatments and procedures and completely fell in love with the idea of helping transform the way others see themselves. She says, the very best part of her job as an aesthetic nurse is helping to build her clients confidence and witnessing the joy the treatments bring. She also adds, “It really is such a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together and I could not be happier to be a part of the team at Skin Body Soul!”

Kylie Norton, RN Aesthetic Nurse Injector

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.

Gina Luegering, LE

Gina Luegering, LE

Gina has lived in the Iowa City area for the last 23 years and she absolutely loves living here with an amazing husband Keith, 2 amazing daughters Kayla and Maddy, and a handsome goldendoodle Harry. In her free time she spends time with friends and family, adores reading, attempting new “healthy” recipes, and being active. “My passion is to make people feel and look their absolute best! I’m am so excited to get myclients on their skincare path to the results they’ve always wanted to achieve! I am beyond excited to be apart of the Skin Body Soul team!🧡”

Miranda Zuck, RN- Spa Director Aesthetic Nurse Injector

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

Jamie Bowman, RN BSN Aesthetic Nurse Injector

Jamie Bowman, RN BSN Aesthetic Nurse Injector

Jamie is so excited to be bringing her 7 incredible years of patient care to her SkinBodySoul Spa. Her passion for skin care and all things beauty run deep and her favorite treatments are PRP, Botox and Chemical peels.

Jamie lives in North liberty with her husband Brandon, their 2 kids Lauryn and Tay and a cute little fur baby named Skye. As a Huge Hawkeye fan, she loves making crafts and coaching cheerleading! She strives to make every client #Fierceforever!

Rachel Spurgin, LE

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 Patient Coordinator

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.

Jess Steeples, LE

Jess Steeples, LE

Jess graduated from the Aveda Institute in West Des Moines and continued her education studying Advanced Aesthetics through the Institute of Advanced Aesthetics and Health Sciences along with achieving multiple certifications. Jess says, “I love working as an aesthetician because I feel I can truly impact someone’s life by educating them on personalized skincare routines and creating a treatment plan to help each client feel beautiful inside out!” When she’s not helping her patients find their  Fierce Forever in the treatment room,  she enjoys spending time with her son and traveling!

Lindsey Thie, LE

Lindsey Thie, LE

Chloe Eulberg, LE

Chloe Eulberg, LE

Chloe Meyer RN, BSN Spa Director/Aesthetic Nurse

Chloe Meyer RN, BSN Spa Director/Aesthetic Nurse

Chloe is a certified registered nurse injector with previous experience in dermatology as a Mohs Surgical Nurse, plastic surgery as the lead RN for a center of a national company, and the regional trainer and manager for an aesthetics company.
Chloe is passionate about creating individual skin care routines during personalized skin consultations. She is also trained in Hydrafacial, chemical peels, micro-needling with PRP, and a variety of lasers.
Chloe has a passion for aligning people with their inner beauty. She believes that there is a direct link with how you feel about your appearance and the choices you make to support a more fulfilling life. Chloe believes that there is no better invest than yourself.
Chloe believes that beauty is for everyone despite their race, gender identity, sexual orientation, or spiritual beliefs.
Come and be a part of our beauty movement and stay #fierceforever.

Chelsea Martin RN, BSN, Aesthetic Nurse

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

Diana Wasilowski AP, LE, Advanced Practice Esthetician

Diana Wasilowski AP, LE, Advanced Practice Esthetician

Diana has been an Esthetician since 2020 and currently holds an Advanced Practice and Managers license. She attended school at the Aveda institute Minneapolis, and furthered her education at The Institute of Advanced Esthetics in Minnetonka.
Her favorite services to perform are microneedling and chemical peels. Diana became an esthetician with the intention of making every patient she sees feel beautiful, inside and out. She truly believes in limitless beauty for everyone.
In her free time she loves boating, hanging out with friends and family, and going for walks with her 3 dogs.

Jennifer Edge AP, LE, Advanced Practice Esthetician

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!