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 three 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.
Kristin Lee is a Registered Nurse originally from Michigan, but has called Juneau home since 2015. She graduated in 2009 from California State University San Bernardino with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and Spanish minor. Upon graduation, she worked for several years on a surgical floor in Southern California. She loves acquiring new skills and meeting new people. She is also passionate regarding all things aesthetic and is very excited to become part of the Blue Mussel team! Additionally, she is a busy mom of four kids and helps manage her husband’s local dental practice. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching exercise classes, practicing her Spanish, and traveling with her family.
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.
Cassie joined Blue Mussel Aesthetics in early 2022. She is originally from Montana and has also lived in Arizona and Colorado before settling down in Juneau in 2017. She is a true outdoor enthusiast – hiking the Juneau trails or spending time on the water with her husband, kids, and their dog. She also loves reading and all things health and wellness!
With nearly two decades of experience in household management, donating her time and efforts to her children’s programs, community and church events, Cassie has unequivocally grown to be a vital asset in Spa operations! We are reminded daily of Cassie’s kind and helpful nature as she prides herself in making sure that everyone around her has the most successful Spa experience!
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 and sports activities, she volunteers her time to various organizations in the community. 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.