OUR TEAM

“If you want to go fast, go alone.

If you want to go far, go together.”

-African Proverb

From our Injection Specialists, to our Management team, to our Aesthetic Consultants- we know that we’re better together.

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MEET OUR INJECTION SPECIALISTS

LOVELY C. LABAN GNP-C MSN

LOVELY C. LABAN GNP-C MSN

Santa Monica & Portland Injection Specialist

Lovely C. Laban GNP-C MSN is Co-Founder and Clinical Director of Skin by Lovely, a Top 20 Allergan APP account with offices in Portland, OR and Santa Monica, CA.

Mrs. Laban received her Masters of Nursing degree at the University of California, Los Angeles. Nationally Certified in Gerontology; she studied the aging process in depth, and applies this knowledge to treat the effects that aging has on the skin. Her Nursing Degree is from Seattle Pacific University.

Raised on a commune outside of Seattle, Mrs. Laban grew up in a typical Pacific Northwest family that believed that ‘natural’ is always more beautiful. It is this idea that guides both her and Skin by Lovely’s aesthetic principles; centered on getting natural-looking results that don’t leave patients looking ‘done’.

A dedicated educator, with a focus on only facial aesthetic injectables and topical skin care; Mrs. Laban is proud to have served on Allergan’s ACE training team for the past five years, and thrilled to have been invited to be a member of the elite ACE meeting faculty. She has presented at conferences such as the American Society of Plastic Surgery Nursing, the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgery Nursing, as well as a number of regional scientific meetings. The co-author of an educational course entitled ‘Foundations of Clinical Skin Care’, Mrs. Laban is also a trainer for Galderma Laboratories, L.P.

She is the creator of a natural, organic, and environmentally-friendly line of skin care products called ‘Refinement’, which is sold through her clinics, her online distribution center in Nevada, and via her network of professional and consumer affiliates throughout the United States.

Mrs. Laban has been featured as an expert source for investigative news stories about aesthetic injectable patient safety on NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX affiliates. She has been featured in Town and Country Magazine, USA Today, The Oregonian, and is a contributing author for beauty websites such as ‘In With Skin’ and ‘Radar Online’.

A nature lover, avid traveler and self-described foodie; in her personal time Lovely can be found enjoying the sights, sounds, and tastes of the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Jake, and their daughter, Ondine and son, Orson.

MARISSA B. ABDO MS RN CANS

MARISSA B. ABDO MS RN CANS

Santa Monica Sr. Injection Specialist and Clinical Administrator

Mrs. Abdo is a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist who completed her nursing degree at Arizona State University, where she attended on academic scholarship & graduated Cum Laude. Marissa continued her formal studies in Europe; earning a Master of Science degree at prestigious City University in London. Marissa is a national trainer for Galderma, training clinicians from around the U.S. on the use of Restylane, Perlane, and Dysport.

Marissa held acute care positions at renowned hospitals in New York and Arizona where she developed a wide-ranging and diverse clinical background. During this time, facial aesthetics and skin care became a special area of fascination for her; later developing into a passion. She acted on this passion and joined the practice of one of Arizona’s most distinguished plastic surgeons. During this time, she gained exposure to a range of aesthetic procedures, which she provides here at Skin by Lovely™.

Marissa’s passion is discovering her patients’ unique aesthetic goals, and working with them to develop a plan to make these goals a reality. Beyond her clinical expertise, Marissa’s greatest talent is her ability to recognize each patient’s natural beauty and help them develop a plan to restore the youthful and refreshed look that we all desire. Marissa is loved by her patients for her aesthetic philosophy, combined with her warm and friendly personal style.

STACEY PHELPS MPA PA-C

STACEY PHELPS MPA PA-C

Santa Monica Injection Specialist and Training Manager

Stacey is known by her patients as a compassionate health care provider. She received her undergraduate degree from UCLA in 2004 and graduated from the Master’s Level Physician Assistant program at Samuel Merritt University in 2008. During her professional career prior to joining Skin by Lovely she specialized in facial rejuvenation, dermatology, and general medicine in the San Francisco area with a recent focus on “wholistic” dermatology after returning to Los Angeles in early 2012. Stacey is a national trainer for Galderma, training clinicians from around the U.S. on the use of Restylane, Perlane, and Dysport.

With extensive education and training to match her artistic judgment, she strategically administers cosmetic injectables. In fact, Stacey honed her clinical skills with facial fillers and anti-wrinkle treatments at one of the busiest & most reputable aesthetic practices in San Francisco: under the advanced training of major manufacturers such as Allergan, Medicis, and Merz.

Board certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Physician Assistants, Stacey also maintains membership with the American Association of Physician Assistants, California Academy of Physicians Assistants, and Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, through which she continues her education learning and applying the newest advancements in skin health and aesthetics. Stacey is committed to enhancing her patients’ natural, unique appearances through cosmetic skin treatments, as well as facilitating a graceful and natural aging process.

MORGAN RENFRO RN

MORGAN RENFRO RN

Santa Monica Injection Specialist

Morgan was born and raised in Arizona where she grew up loving gymnastics and cheerleading. This led her to the beautiful island of Hawaii where she spent close to five years as a competitive cheerleader. While in Hawaii, Morgan learned to appreciate natural beauty all around her- both in nature and in each and every individual.
Morgan graduated with her nursing degree from Carrington College in Arizona. She has been working in the field of aesthetics for over two years mastering injectables as well as skincare. She is certified through American Aesthetics Association of Medicine & Surgery and has completed multiple trainings with Allergan Inc., Galderma S.A., as well as CosmoFrance Inc..

KRISTY CHARLIER RN

KRISTY CHARLIER RN

Santa Monica Injection Specialist

A native Australian, Kristy Charlier, RN began her career as an esthetician in top international spas with a primary focus on health and wellness. An honors graduate of the nursing program at Santa Monica College, Kristy uses her 15 years of aesthetics experience to deliver natural-looking, beautiful results to her patients.
Kristy is passionate about providing each of her patients with a comprehensive skin care and injectables treatment plan that restores not only physical beauty, but also confidence.

ALANA WILSON, FNP-C MSN

ALANA WILSON, FNP-C MSN

Santa Monica Injection Specialist

Alana is originally from Michigan, where she graduated with her BSN in 2008. An opportunity in the emergency department at UCLA brought Alana to California in early 2009. In addition to her work as a bedside nurse, she has also been an RN at two medical aesthetics offices in the Los Angeles area. Here, she developed a passion for building patient confidence and helping her patients feel their best. She graduated from the family nurse practitioner program at UCLA in 2016.
Alana has a warm and gentle personality, which she mainly contributes to her Midwestern roots. She values subtle facial enhancement and enjoys working with her patients to achieve the anti-aging results they desire. She has undergone extensive training with our training managers as well as trainings with Allergan and Galderma.

MARY "TITA" COMEAUX-FORTIER FNP-C MSN

MARY "TITA" COMEAUX-FORTIER FNP-C MSN

Portland Senior Injection Specialist

Tita is a nationally board certified nurse practitioner with a decade of experience in aesthetic medicine and over thirty years in the field of medicine. Tita earned her Masters and Bachelors degrees in Nursing at the University of Louisiana, where she graduated with honors. Her graduate studies focused on Health Promotion and Art, which she uses to create beautiful and natural-looking results for her patients.

TEREASA NORTH-SWEENEY RN

TEREASA NORTH-SWEENEY RN

Portland Injection Specialist

Tereasa is a Registered Nurse who has been working in the medical field for over 7 years. She is truly passionate about the field of medical aesthetics and calls her home with Skin by Lovely, ‘her dream job’. With her surgery and injection specialty background, Tereasa delivers beautiful aesthetic results with her steady hand and expert technique.

RACHELLE MICHELON, RN

RACHELLE MICHELON, RN

Portland Injection Specialist

Rachelle graduated from John Hopkins University, Dean’s Honor list, with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She also has her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Women Studies from the University Oregon.
A Registered Nurse with 20 years of Hospital Emergency Department experience, Rachelle loves making her patients feel welcome and safe in her steady hands. In 2006, Rachelle was introduced to the field of aesthetics while working in Seattle at the Pacific Dermatology and Cosmetic Center, where she knew she had found a field she truly wanted to invest herself in. After relocating to Portland, Rachelle continued to pursue her passion for medical facial aesthetics and found her home here at Skin by Lovely.
Her passion for world travel, yoga and the outdoors has led her to fully appreciate the mind-body connection. She truly believes in finding and bringing out the natural beauty in each and every person. With her calming and positive energy, Rachelle loves working together with her patients to create beautiful, patient-centered treatment plans.

AMANDA SQUIERS DNP, ANP-BC

AMANDA SQUIERS DNP, ANP-BC

Portland Injection Specialist

Amanda is a Nurse Practitioner with a Master’s and Doctorate in Nursing from Vanderbilt University. She is dual board certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner and has over a decade of experience in the medical field. She is a passionate international educator and regularly teaches doctoral level courses on evaluating evidence at Oregon Health Science University. She loves working in medical aesthetics and the positive impact it can have on patient’s self-image.

In her free time, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her husband and 2 dogs.

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MEET OUR AESTHETIC CONSULTANTS

JOLENE KINTZ

JOLENE KINTZ

Santa Monica Aesthetic Consultant Lead

JESSICA BARRON

JESSICA BARRON

Portland Aesthetic Consultant

JORDAN MANZANO

JORDAN MANZANO

Portland Aesthetic Consultant

MEGAN MURNIN

MEGAN MURNIN

Portand Lead Medical Assistant

LESLIE THOMAS

LESLIE THOMAS

Santa Monica Aesthetic Consultant and Marketing Coordinator

BREANNA HOWARD

BREANNA HOWARD

Portland Sr. Aesthetic Consultant and Marketing Coordinator

BREANNE PUDDIFOOT

BREANNE PUDDIFOOT

Portland Aesthetic Consultant

SASHA MARTINEZ

SASHA MARTINEZ

Portland Aesthetic Consultant

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MEET OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

JAKE LABAN

JAKE LABAN

General Manager

Mr. Laban leads all functions of finance, marketing and operations for Skin by Lovely’s practices in Santa Monica and Portland, Oregon. The former U.S. head of professional marketing for BOTOX Cosmetic; Jake has delivered over 50 presentations at international aesthetic conferences, developed 9 skincare products, and is a frequent contributing author to various medical journals. He also co-wrote a best-selling book on effective digital marketing of medical aesthetic practices. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut, an MBA in Finance from Pepperdine, and has done postgraduate work at the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.

AMANDA DOWNS

AMANDA DOWNS

Administrator

Ms. Downs has over 10 years of experience in the leadership and management of medical aesthetic practices in the Los Angeles area. A native of the Chicagoland area, she completed her Bachelors Degree in Business Marketing at Arizona State University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. As Skin by Lovely’s first employee, she has played a central role in making SBL the well-respected market leader that it is today. Amanda is responsible for setting staffing, customer service, and operations policies at our Santa Monica and Portland locations.

SHAUNA BILICIC

SHAUNA BILICIC

Marketing Manager

Shauna leads all marketing initiatives for both Skin by Lovely locations. She is Portland, Oregon native who received her Bachelor of Science in Management and Leadership from the Portland State University School of Business.
A few of her favorite things are rock climbing, film photography and hiking with her dog, Ava.

LISA ST. JOHN

LISA ST. JOHN

Portland Front Office Manager

An experienced and local beauty industry professional with a passion for customer service, Lisa serves as the Front Office Manager for Skin by Lovely’s office in Portland, Oregon. Also a licensed esthetician, Lisa is passionate about skin care and enjoys helping our patients find the best products for their individual needs.  In her spare time, she can be found enjoying the city of Portland with her daughter, Evelin.

DANIELLE BUGAYONG

DANIELLE BUGAYONG

Santa Monica Front Office Manager

Danielle is our Front Office Manager for our Santa Monica location. She is originally from Northern California but has spent the last 7 years building her life in Los Angeles. Danielle graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in San Diego where she studied Marketing. She later developed a strong passion for the beauty industry which ultimately led her to Skin by Lovely.
Danielle has many years of leadership experience and a strong sales background where she led her previous teams to several victories, one of which being top store in the country for Verizon Wireless. Danielle takes pride in being an extremely hard worker and loves her Skin by Lovely family.

VICTORIA DICKSON

VICTORIA DICKSON

Santa Monica Back Office Manager

Mrs. Dickson attended the University of South Carolina on an academic scholarship where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Cognate in Nursing. Her passion for exploration led her to Denmark for 6 months where she learned more about her Viking heritage while studying Positive Psychology at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad. Her enthusiasm for helping people in conjunction with her operations background led her to Skin By Lovely, where she works behind the scenes to help ensure every patient who comes through our door leaves with a smile on their face!

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MEET OUR MEDIA RELATIONS TEAM

LESLIE TORRES-BRYANT

Public Relations

Leslie handles Public Relations initiatives for Skin by Lovely and is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Journalism & Mass Communication at California State University, Long Beach. Leslie has more than 16 years of experience in the public relations industry – both in corporate and agency settings. A veteran of the aesthetics industry, Leslie also led the overall strategic direction and brand management programs for Allergan’s facial aesthetics portfolio, including BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM™, VIVITÉ and PREVAGE MD.

For all Press, Media, and Public Relations initiatives for Skin by Lovely, please contact media@skinbylovely.com.

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MEET OUR ADVISORY BOARD

DR. BEHROOZ TORKIAN

Skin by Lovely Santa Monica Medical Director

Dr. Behrooz A. Torkian is a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon dual board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS), and American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (ABO), one of only two boards qualified by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) to perform plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face. He is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS).

http://www.drtorkian.com/

DR. RAMI BATNIJI

Advisor

Dr. Rami K. Batniji is a dual board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon based in Newport Beach and Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Batniji limits his practice exclusively to facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He currently serves as CME Chairman of the professional society the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery(AAFPRS). Dr. Batniji is a Program Director for the prestigious AAFPRS’ Facial Rejuvenation meeting, as well as other scientific conferences; and has two California practices, located in Beverly Hills and Newport Beach.

http://www.drbatniji.com/