Jennifer is a Colorado native who has worked in a customer-service role since 1998. She first started working for a medical office for skin care as a front desk assistant in 2001. This is where she found her love of skin care and the desire to continue helping people in this environment. Jennifer has also been a stay-at-home mom and has raised four daughters with her husband. She is a very family-oriented individual and loves to spend time with her family and friends in the mountains.
Chauncy Petro – Patient Coordinator
Chauncy is one of the first friendly faces you will meet at Atagi Aesthetics. As our Patient Coordinator, Chauncy will be your guide throughout your entire cosmetic surgery journey, beginning with educating you on procedures over the phone or via email. During your consultation, she will explain your plan in detail and present financing options if needed. Once you decide to move forward with surgery, she will guide you through your procedure and all pre and post-op appointments. Originally from Oshkosh, Nebraska, Chauncy has worked in the aesthetic industry since 2009. Having worked as a director for cosmetology colleges in both Nebraska and Colorado, she enjoys coaching and guiding people in order to help them achieve their goals. When she’s not at work, Chauncy enjoys spending time with her husband Creighton, daughter Remington, and son Lincoln. They enjoy traveling back home to her family ranch and visiting Lake McConaughy.
Kaitlin Moomaw – Patient Services Coordinator
Kaitlin is a Colorado native who knows the value of what this great state has to offer. She attended Metro State University so she could stay local and continue to enjoy her outdoor hobbies, particularly hiking and fishing. At an early age, beginning with her involvement in the Ronald McDonald House Charities, Kaitlin found her passion for helping others in need. After college, she focused her energy on the mental health industry, and spent years helping teenage girls during one of the most challenging times in their lives. Her empathy, strong work ethic and pride is what she brings to the table with our patients every day.
Kylee Butts – Certified Nursing Assistant & EMT
Kylee was born in California and moved to Colorado when she was 11 months old. She has always had an interest in the medical field, ever since she can remember. “I love helping and interacting with people!” she says. “I attended University of Greeley for one year, but decided I needed something different … so I completed a CNA program and an EMT program.” Kylee is planning to go back to school to finish her bachelor’s degree at Metropolitan State University. In her free time, some of Kylee’s favorite things to do are photography, traveling, spending time outside with her family and puppy, and cleaning and organizing her house.
Ashlee Perkins – Certified Nursing Assistant
Ashlee is originally from Memphis, TN. She moved to Colorado in 2013 and is now an alumn of Colorado State University with a degree in Health and Exercise Science-Health Promotion. Before continuing her education at CSU, she attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she was a collegiate gymnast. Alongside her degree, she has also received her certification in boxing and personal training. With health and fitness in her background, aesthetics is something she has always had a passion for. This unique combination of skills and interests is what makes her such a valuable addition to our staff! In her free time, Ashlee loves taking her dog anywhere there is sun and water, riding horses, and being surrounded by friends and family with good food.
Jordyn Eppard – CNA
Jordyn is a pre-nursing graduate from CU Denver. She graduated from CU in 2012 and has always had a passion for wellness and aesthetics. She obtained her CNA when she was just 17, and in the next couple of years, she hopes to become an injector. Jordyn is an outgoing person who loves meeting new people. She is also a mother of two and loves every minute spent with her children. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family and fur babies, traveling and taking sculpting classes.
Kristen Wessel – Registered Nurse
Kristen has a bachelor’s degree in human biology from the University of Kansas and BSN from the University of Colorado. She has been a registered nurse in acute care for 14 years. Originally from Kansas and big KU Jayhawk fan, Kristen has lived in Colorado since 2009. She lives in Lakewood with her husband, Owen. Together they enjoy skiing, camping, flying and live music, especially if it can be enjoyed under the Colorado sky at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.
Melissa “Missy” Doty – Registered Nurse
Missy holds nearly 20 years of experience in laser and medical aesthetics, ranging from dermatology to plastic surgery & everything in between. She started in the medical world as an aesthetician and then went back to school for her nursing degree. She completed an 18 month injectable internship at a 5 star medical/surgical aesthetic practice. She has also worked as a first assist, and providing pre/post op care. She has spent the last 2 years honing her injectable skills. She is currently working towards becoming a nurse practitioner.
Clarrissa Bodinsky – Registered Nurse
Clarrissa has a bachelor’s degree in biology and minor in chemistry from University of Northern Colorado (UNC) Greeley. She started her career working in the lab and as an EMT in a busy emergency department. She went on to do clinical research trials in the areas of diabetes, gastroenterology and hypertension. In 2003, she was accepted into a rapid-paced bachelor’s degree program for nursing at UNC, and has worked in the areas of critical care and emergency medicine for most of her nursing career. Clarrissa has worked as a clinician but also in education, training and leadership. She has two wonderful children and enjoys running, reading and spending time with her family.
Melissa Amador – RN
Melissa was born in Florida but has called Colorado home since 1991. She has been a registered nurse for 15 years, specializing in Women’s Health. Prior to becoming an RN, she worked in a day spa and enjoyed helping people look and feel their best. She started exploring a way to combine both professions when she discovered her passion for aesthetics. Melissa joins the Atagi team as a surgical nurse. She lives in Lone Tree with her husband, two teenage boys, an adorable cat and a Great Dane named Bruno. Traveling is her favorite hobby and she is always planning her next adventure.
Caitlin Bickler – Aesthetician, Laser Technician, Ultherapist, and Medical Assistant
Caitlin is a New Jersey native but has been a Colorado-lover since 2015. She is a graduate of Jersey Shore Beauty Academy, Make-Up Designery in New York City, School of Botanical and Medical Aesthetics, and Clear Skin Laser Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. She has always been keenly interested in skin care techniques and esthetics. Caitlin has been with Dr. Atagi’s team since 2015 and is a certified aesthetician and laser technician who provides a broad range of age-defying services including laser skin treatments, microneedling and Ultherapy® skin tightening. She takes a personal interest in each of her patients and carefully walks them through each step of the process to achieve the best possible outcomes. To provide the latest and best for her patients, Caitlin went back to school to receive her Medical Assisting Certificate. When she is not making people look younger, Caitlin enjoys snowboarding, mountain biking, camping and traveling with her husband and Australian Shepherd.
As a Colorado native, Samantha knows how important it is to go the extra mile in skincare with this dry climate. Samantha attended the College of International Esthetics in 2019, where she received her medical esthetician license, her laser certification and many others. She really enjoys getting to know her clients and educating them about their skin so they can feel their absolute best. Honesty is important for Samantha, and building a trusting relationship is always her top priority. Her philosophy is that to achieve healthy, glowing skin, you must start with your overall lifestyle, so she tries to incorporate that into the treatment room as well. Samantha always takes the extra time, if needed, to answer questions or customize regimens and treatments to her clients’ needs. Outside of work, you can usually find her hiking all over Colorado with her boyfriend and their Siberian husky, or catching a concert at Red Rocks. She also enjoys traveling, interior design, cooking for her family, gardening and organizing.
Kayla Ayers – Aesthetician, Laser Technician, and Ultherapist
Kayla is from Lafayette, Louisiana and moved to Colorado in the summer of 2021 with her husband, 3 kids and 2 dogs. She graduated from D’Jay’s Institute of Cosmetology & Esthiology in 2015. Kayla is a licensed Esthetician and certified laser technician. She has a passion for making her patients feel confident in their own skin by educating them on proper home care regimens as well as in office procedures. Her motto is “Everyone is capable of having beautiful & healthy skin. It just takes time, patience and the proper guidance!”. Kayla enjoys traveling, going to concerts and spending quality time with her family & friends.
Karen Fox – Nurse Practitioner and Certified Registered Nurse First Assistant
Karen has worked in the Department of Surgery and the Emergency Department for over 11 years, joining the Atagi Plastic Surgery team in 2006 with advanced training in Botox, laser skin rejuvenation, and skincare. As a certified registered nurse first assistant, Karen helps with pre-operative preparations, assists Dr. Atagi during the surgical procedure, and provides post-operative care. Needless to say Karen’s commitment to aesthetic beauty and a comfortable patient experience make her an integral part of our team. When she is away from the office, she enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with her dogs.
Pam Peppard, CMT – Lymphatic and Therapeutic Massage
After graduating from Wichita State University with a degree in fine arts and spending twenty years as a graphic designer, Pam decided to go in a different direction. Pam chose to merge her love of working with her hands and helping people to become a truly incredible masseuse. She has performed pain-releiving therapeutic Lymphatic treatments with the Atagi Plastic Surgery and Skin Aesthetics team since 2007. Pam enjoys gardening, reading, home renovations, and spending time with her family.
Laura Oliver – Practice Manager
Laura has been working with Dr. Atagi since 2001, and can often be found performing multiple jobs simultaneously within our office. Laura has a degree in Organizational Development and has extensive experience in almost all aspects of the practice, including patient services, billing, scheduling, and now, office management. Her lighthearted personality, problem-solving expertise, and commitment to cultivating an environment of compassion and professionalism is truly the backbone of Atagi Plastic Surgery and Skin Aesthetics. In her spare time, Laura enjoys outdoor activities with her husband, as well as traveling and gardening.