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Meet Our Staff
Fort Collins Med Spa Staff
Mark is a visionary leader, bringing more 25 years of experience in establishing operational optimization across diverse organizations. He has been nationally recognized for both strategy development and providing corporate vision. Mark is distinguished for an entrepreneurial mindset with creative problem-solving ability combined with operational effectiveness. He especially enjoys converting strategic plans into tactical reality. His background comes in the form of running multiple businesses. Through the unpredictable journey that life provides, he found his way to the Medical Aesthetic industry. It didn’t take long to determine that he has a real love of everything it has to offer!
Educationally, he brings an undergraduate degree in Public Relations and Organizational Communications from Carroll University and a Masters Degree in Psychology and Counseling from Eastern Illinois University. On this most recent journey, he has picked up certifications in spa operations and marketing. He consistently continues to expand his knowledge of the aesthetic and spa industry through ongoing education and training, always seeking new opportunities to add to his knowledge foundation. He has two teenage daughters who he loves deeply and is finally embracing the reality that they are both in college!
Assistant Spa Manager
Patti comes to us from a diverse professional background with the common thread of outstanding customer service. Educated in design at Illinois State University and (after a stint as a ski bum in Crested Butte) acquired her master’s degree at Colorado State University. Moving to Chicago, Patti worked in marketing and advertising for a dental association for 5 years. Missing the mountains, she returned to Colorado and worked in grant writing, fundraising, donor relations, event planning, and volunteer coordinating before settling into management and client relations at Xanadu.
Patti lives in Fort Collins with her husband, 2 children and energetic dog. On her days off she enjoys anything in the mountains or on the water.
Front Desk / Reception
Katie has spent the past few years working in the Functional Medicine and MedSpa industries. She loves helping people to look and feel their best. Currently, you will find her at the Front Desk and is thrilled to be working alongside Mark and the amazingly talented staff and wonderful clients at Xanadu.
Katie’s passion for helping others has been evident throughout her working career. From working with people who have disabilities, to becoming a Children’s Director at her church, to launching a non-profit organization that helps rescue children around the world from Human Trafficking, Katie truly loves using her gifts to help others.
In her spare time, Katie is found snuggling on her couch with her Australian Cattle Dog, Trina or is out on Horsetooth paddle boarding and kayaking with her husband and daughter. Her son attends college in Arizona. Katie has decided to further her career and has gone back to school to become certified and licensed in Aesthetic Laser & Light Based Procedures.
MS, APN, NP-C
Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner Injector/Provider
Melanie Zimmermann received a Bachelor of Science in Human Development from Colorado State University. After working as a Social Case Worker for five years, she then began her nursing education attending Front Range Community College, and soon after received her BSN at the University of Texas. While working as a Registered Nurse, Melanie gained experience working in outpatient surgery centers in perioperative areas, in the emergency room, and infusion nursing. Her interest in the aesthetics field prompted her to attend The National Laser Institute in Dallas, Texas where she received certifications in neurotoxin injectables as well as dermal fillers. Upon completing graduate school and receiving her Masters in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Melanie continued broadening her interest in aesthetics, adding hormone replacement therapies, weight loss treatments, and vitamin infusions to her repertoire. Her knowledge and experience make her a valuable asset to our Fort Collins med spa.
Melanie is a Fort Collins native and after living for several years in Houston, Texas, her husband and their many pets moved back home. She is excited to start her career in her hometown and pursue her passion in the beauty and skincare industry while applying her medical background. She worked shortly at Beauty Bar / Luxe Aesthetic before joining the Xanadu Med Spa Family. Her attention to detail and conservative, yet effective, approach allows her to tailor treatment plans that fit a patient’s needs and desires, yielding in aesthetically pleasing outcomes.
Theresa Rayner, BSN, RN
Aesthetic Nurse Provider / Laser Technician
Theresa is a registered nurse with nearly a decade of experience. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Michigan State University and is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Nursing Practice at Regis University. Theresa is a certified neurotoxin and dermal filler injector through the National Laser Institute. She has also received certification in the following courses: cannula technique for advanced facial enhancement with filler, anatomical context of facial aesthetics, and the artistry and technique of facial rejuvenation. Theresa is a laser hair removal expert coming to Xanadu with over 400 hours of laser hair removal experience. Prior to working in aesthetic medicine, Theresa dedicated her life to oncology nursing, and she attributes her gentle touch as an injector to her years of managing the pain of cancer patients.
It is Theresa’s strong belief that your appearance matters because it affects how you feel about yourself, and how you feel about yourself is directly connected to how you show up for yourself. She wants every one of her clients to feel amazing and translate that energy into living a full, whole-hearted, no apologies kind of life!
When Theresa isn’t at the spa having fun with clients, you can find her in her pajamas drinking coffee, throwing fabulous dinner parties for friends, and cuddling with her black Labrador retriever Bailey. Although generally not all at once.
For Rhonda, the beauty industry has not only been her focus through work, it is also her passion. She is pleased to help others make the best beauty choices to suit their needs as she has been doing for the past 20 years. Rhonda is a patient educator and she specializes in the following skin rejuvenation treatments:
- Facial resurfacing treatments
- Revitalizing overall skin care health
- Chemical peels
- Intense Pulse Light therapy
- Collagen Induction Therapy
- Oncology replenishing skin care treatments
- Post-procedure protocol
Additionally, Rhonda is certified in Oncology Esthetics delivering specialized oncology treatments with clinically appropriate products for Xanadu’s oncology clients.
Licensed Aesthetician and Massage Therapist
With a constant desire to work with people and help others to feel good and look good, Tonya was lead to a career in massage therapy and later in esthetics following a career in dentistry. She’s been working in the massage industry since January 2009. Her experience and specialties include injury rehab, deep tissue work, neuromuscular therapy and even has taken master certification courses in trigger point therapy. She’s also quite proficient in Swedish massage, hot rock therapy, hydrotherapy, prenatal massage and spa technique.
For years Tonya had a passion for skin care, beauty, and makeup, which led to her training and license in eshtetics. She specializes in facials, high frequency treatments, dermaplaning, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, body scrubs and detox wraps as well as waxing services, which includes Brazilian waxing and her favorite, brow waxing
Always learning new things and exhibiting an eagerness to continue learning for her clients, Tonya will not only customize and provide a service to suit you individually, but will also educate you on home care and which products may be beneficial for you to stay on the right track to your overall health and well-being!
Tonya has two boys and a beautiful grandaughter as well as a ShiTzu doggie. A Colorado native (born and raised in Loveland/Fort Collins), her hobbies include hiking, trail walking, playing in the river, camping and loves a good movie and board games with family.
Licensed Aesthetician and Massage Therapist
Antonia is a licensed massage therapist and aesthetician who has been working in the med spa industry since 2000. For the last five years, she has worked as a skin educator teaching people about the health benefits and the art of skin care. Antonia specializes in treating a variety of different skin conditions including prematurely aging skin, sun damaged skin, and acneic skin by providing anti-aging, skin-brightening, and purifying treatments. She creates custom treatment protocols for each individual as our needs are unique and continually changing. Additionally, Antonia specializes in brow shape design and provides waxing services.
Antonia believes healthy skin is a reflection of a healthy body, mind, and lifestyle. She uses natural, biogenic skin-care products that are both nourishing and effective for the whole body. She advocates, “I love being an aesthetician because of the impact it has on people, helping to mitigate embarrassing or painful skin issues, teaching people how to take better care of their largest and visible organ, or making a connection with people by providing touch therapy in order to promote relaxation and reduce stress.”
When she is not learning new techniques in the industry, teaching, or working, Antonia enjoys dancing, yoga, gardening, knitting, hiking, rafting, and spending time with her daughters, her husband, and all their wonderful friends in beautiful Colorado.
Traditional Manual Therapist & Registered Massage Therapist
Helen’s passion and unique manual therapy approach provide a gentle, caring, holistic restoration of the inherent self-healing and regulation mechanism of your body. Over time, your body lessens this ability due to the process of aging, illness, trauma, repetitive injury, surgical scarring, postural imbalances, emotion, and mental and spiritual stresses.
The goal of each session is to precisely assess and address the root cause instead of the symptoms. The session includes a full assessment, manual manipulation and integration. Modalities such as muscle energy, cranio-sacral, fascial normalization, organic manipulation, and active stretching combine to restore the balance of fluids and tissues.
Helen’s 25 years of experience and education in Manual Osteopathy (Canadian College of Osteopathy), Massage Therapy (2200 hour Canadian training), Acupuncture, Personal Fitness Training (NASM), and Reflexology are beneficial for those who have tried “everything” and still have pain or dysfunction that prevents living life to the fullest.
Licensed Aesthetician and Massage Therapist
Hello there! My name is Griffy (GRIF-fee) Lové (LUV-ay)!
From a young age, I have had a drive to help others and a dream of becoming a healer. Over the last few years, those passionate desires were achieved! With ambitions to always continue learning, I aspire to help as many people as I can relax and help manage the effects of daily stress upon the body. I have interests in several eastern modalities in the therapeutic world of healing as well as western modalities I’d like to add to my certifications to be the best healer I can be. Albeit green to the world of massage and esthetics, this never stops me from giving 1000%.
– “I love what I do, so I don’t see this as work. Best part of my day is taking someone who is stressed from their day to day responsibilities or maybe they just haven’t had a good day in a while – and I help them to finally relax and unwind. It’s a truly beautiful thing.”
Unicorns, Nature and Crystals are a few of my likes along with an enjoyment of the grand outdoors while photography, gardening, writing, hiking (and a plethora of geeky interests like anime and gaming) are just a few of the ways I like to spend my free time. With a calling to heal, I strive to help others sparkle on the inside and out; because everyone deserves to feel like a pampered unicorn. 🙂
Licensed Massage Therapist
My appreciation of how incredible the human body is, started almost 30 years ago (January 1991) when I began a lifetime journey in Martial Arts. That appreciation has grown over the course of my life but no other experience has had more of an impact than when I went through a Below Knee Amputation (BKA – Right Side) September 2014. It was through my physical therapy that I truly began understanding how amazing the human body is and what it does to try to stay in balance. While putting in 1,000+ hours of physical therapy/rehab I was also afforded weekly massage therapy sessions to aid in my recovery. Those sessions fueled my desire to “give back”, to help others in any way that I could. For the majority of my life I’ve enjoyed helping or serving others but the area I’m most proud of is my time in uniform serving in the US Military (Air Force and Army).
Through the amazing instructors at my Therapeutic Massage Therapy school, my love of and appreciation for the human body grew even more. I wasted no time finding a mentor(s) and work with at least one of them twice a month to keep learning, growing and striving to elevate my ability to help my clients. While I do enjoy offering clients a relaxing massage experience I also enjoy the challenges of therapeutic work where I can find and address issues that weigh on the minds of my clients or they feel are holding them back from feeling their best. Stress can be melted away in most all modalities and there’s something very satisfying about providing such a relaxing experience that a client falls asleep on the table. No matter the type of massage I’m providing, I always bring 100% of my abilities to each session.
When I’m not helping clients I enjoy many different activities such as, but not limited to: photography, martial arts, hiking, motocross (where I’m the only regular Amputee racer in the state of CO), yoga, snow skiing, boxing or just relaxing with friends. I feel that my active lifestyle helps me in my work as a Licensed Massage Therapist because I can understand the demands some people put on their bodies and how to address those individual concerns they have & strive to help them get the most out of their bodies. Thank you for checking-in, I look forward to helping you however I can.
Licensed Massage Therapist
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As you can no doubt tell from reading the profiles of our experienced staff members above, we care a great deal about the culture of our Fort Collins med spa. Our training is as detailed as it is cutting-edge, which means our clients are able to receive only the highest-quality of innovative day and med spa services. If you are interested in finding a local day spa you can trust to find the right treatment options for you, come see us at Xanadu soon.a