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.
Faith Rhein – Patient Services Coordinator
Faith was born in a small town in North Dakota. In the summer of 2007, she moved to Colorado with her mom. Faith is fairly new to the plastic surgery world as she worked in a law firm for almost four years before coming to Atagi Plastic Surgery and Skin Aesthetics. Faith currently lives in Parker, Colorado with her husband, two children and her dog. Outside of work, her hobbies include four-wheeling and snowmobiling, but most importantly, she loves spending time with her family.
Leila Martin – Patient Services Coordinator
Leila is a Colorado native who’s been in healthcare for 18 years. She has spent the past 16 years working in Sleep Medicine, helping her patients get a better night’s rest. After being diagnosed with a scary medical condition at a young age and receiving the best care from her nursing team, Leila’s passion for helping others through their healthcare journey developed. She is an enthusiastic person who loves being a mom and reading a good book when her busy life allows her to.
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.
Rachel Flowers – RMA
Rachel is a Colorado native and has been working in the medical field for 15 years. She has always had a passion for helping others, and knew in the medical setting she could do just that. She is excited and eager to help others work towards the same goal; living a healthier, more fulfilled life. She understands this is accomplished through an individualized treatment plan for each and every person and is committed to helping each patient throughout their healthcare journey. When Rachel is not in the office she spends her time with her husband and 3 children doing anything outside or exploring somewhere/something new together!
Kristen Genzlinger – 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 and joined Atagi as an aesthetic nurse injector and surgical nurse. She has two wonderful children and enjoys running, reading and spending time with her family.
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.
ABBY LEONARD – AESTHETICIAN
Abby is originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Health and Wellness has always been a priority to her lifestyle, being active in sports and having a plant-based diet. After college, Abby spent 7 amazing years in Taiwan teaching English. While being immersed into Far Eastern Culture, she was inspired by many aspects of their lifestyle; protecting their skin from the strong tropical sun and being introduced to Asian skin care. Abby took her background in Education and applied it to the World of Aesthetics. Graduating in 2020, she has been on the medical side of working with patient- focused, results- driven technologies. Connecting and educating her patients is the most rewarding aspect of her work. Balancing the Art and Science of aesthetics for the mind and body is gratifying work for a purposeful life. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the Rockies with her dog, Quixote.
Karen Fox – Nurse Practitioner and Certified Registered Nurse First Assistant
Karen has 27 years of experience in the medical field, with 17 of them being in plastic surgery and aesthetics. She first earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1996 and made her dream of getting a Jeep and a dog and moving to Colorado come true. Karen has worked in various areas of nursing but spent most of her early years in the emergency department and operating room. In the operating room she fell in love with surgery and had a strong desire to assist in surgery, so she returned to school for an additional four years. During those years she earned a master’s degree, National Nurse Practitioner Certification and Certified Registered Nurse First Assistant Certification. Karen has been assisting Dr. Atagi with all surgeries and managing the surgical aspects of the practice for the past 17 years.
Karen has a special interest in hair restoration. She holds multiple hair restoration certifications including being a Certified Hair Loss Practitioner. She was accepted to and is currently participating in a hair loss fellowship program with the world-famous hair loss practitioner, Dr. Jefferey Donovan. Karen is also trained in multiple regenerative medicine therapies including platelet-rich plasma (PRP), platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) and peptide therapies.
In her free time, Karen enjoys any outdoor activity (especially mountain biking) and spending time with her husband, daughter and two adorable rescue pups.
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.