Kathy Kartchner, co-owner of Blue Mussel Aesthetics, graduated from the University of Arizona in 1998 as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner with a Masters Degree in Nursing. In 2001, she relocated to Juneau Alaska to work as a flight nurse. After 30 years of healthcare experience, Kathy combined her medical expertise with her passion for creativity and opened the doors of Blue Mussel Aesthetics. Creating the first medical spa in Juneau which focused exclusively on the field of Aesthetics Medicine.
Lindsey Leder is a lifelong southeast Alaskan who graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2015 with her Masters Degree in Nursing. She has nearly a decade of medical experience and has worked in aesthetics since 2016. She also currently works as a Nurse Practitioner at a busy family practice clinic. Aesthetic Medicine is one of her passions and Lindsey loves working with clients to help them meet their personal goals enhancing their natural beauty. She is married with two children and enjoys travel, exploring the great outdoors, yoga, photography and cooking.
CLINCAL MEDICAL ASSISTANT
Alisha is a local Juneauite, born and raised right here in our State Capitol. Alisha is a certified Medical Assistant that completed her studies in Portland, Oregon.
Her versatility and expertise allows her to provide both clinical procedures and administrative skills. Alisha brings a passion for skin care and beauty to the Blue Mussel Team. Family keeps Alisha organized and busy, she and her husband are raising two young daughters in Juneau.
Rebecca Young, co-owner of Blue Mussel Aesthetics moved to Southeast Alaska in 1996 to pursue a career in flight nursing. In 2001 she attended the University of Anchorage Alaska and obtained her Masters Degree in Nursing, specializing in Family Practice. Rebecca has over 20 years of critical care experience and currently works as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Juneau. In 2012 she expanded her talents and expertise into Aesthetic Medicine.
Lynn Hirschi moved to Juneau, Alaska in 2007 looking for adventure. She graduated from the College of Southern Idaho as a Certified Medical Assistant in 1994 and has over 20 years experience in the health care industry. She also works at a busy Family Practice Clinic. She is certified in laser therapy, has a passion for aesthetics, and is and expert in medical grade skin care.
Sonia, a long time Juneau resident, has over 12 years of experience as an aesthetician. Her expertise in skincare combined with her passion for holistic wellness is the perfect balance to Blue Mussel Aesthetics. Sonia is also a yoga instructor and brings a wealth of knowledge from multiple disciplines to the Blue Mussel Aesthetics team. Her gentle and precise nature make her a natural in the aesthetics industry. She hopes to continue her studies in nursing after raising her 3 children. When she is not taking care of others, she loves exploring the outdoors, traveling, and practicing yoga.
Tiona met and married her husband in Alaska, now they raise their lovely daughter Carina in Juneau. They are adventuresome outdoorsmen who enjoy skiing, hunting, fishing, and traveling. She grew up in a musical family, with both parents being opera singers in Russia. She had her first acting job at the Theater of Opera and Ballet at age 6. Her musical household and exposure to many cultures growing up gave her a deep appreciation for art and beauty, making her a great fit in medical aesthetics. Tiona holds a Linguistics degree, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Alaska Southeast. She oversees the financial and executive aspects at Blue Mussel Aesthetics.
Camille moved to Juneau in 2005 after receiving her BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. Juneau is now home to her and her husband and their 3 children. When Camille is not shuttling her kids between school, gymnastics, dance, and soccer, she volunteers her time as co-chair of the Riverbend PTO, Site Council and as a Board Member at AWARE. She loves hiking, cooking, and going on adventures with her family. Her leadership, energy, and organizational skills, along with her passion for helping people, make a Camille a key part of the Blue Mussel Aesthetics team.
Beverly Anne Deal Cruz
Beverly Anne keeps Blue Mussel Aesthetics organized and moving forward as our Administrative Assistant. She has spent most of her life as a Juneau resident. She also works for the State of Alaska and is studying at the University of Alaska Southeast. Her upbeat attitude and impeccable style make her a fantastic member of the team.