Kathy Kartchner, APRN, FNP-c
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 critical care/ flight nurse. Currently Kathy works in a busy emergency room in Juneau. After 25 years of healthcare experience, Kathy combined her medical expertise with her passion for creativity in the field of Aesthetic Medicine.
Rebecca Young, APRN, FNP-c
Rebecca Young 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 23 years of critical care experience and currently works as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Juneau. She is now expanding her extensive healthcare talents into Aesthetic Medicine. Rebecca is the co-founder of Blue Mussel Aesthetics, the premiere medical spa located in Juneau Alaska.
Tiona Conger, Practice Manager
Tiona grew up in a musical family, both of her parents are opera singers in Russia. She held her first acting job at the Theater of Opera and Ballet at age 6. She studied linguistics at the University of Russia and accounting at Holyoke Community and Elms College in Massachusetts. She has an Associates Degree in Accounting. Tiona moved to Juneau Alaska in October of 2012. Her musical household and exposure to multiple cultures during her youth gives her a deep appreciation for art and beauty.
Lindsey Leder, APRN, FNP-c
Lindsey Leder is a lifelong Alaskan who graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2015 with her masters degree in nursing specializing in family medicine. Lindsey has 5 years of surgical experience and currently works as an advanced nurse practitioner at a busy family practice clinic in Juneau. Lindsey is excited to bring her experience and expand her knowledge into the world of aesthetic medicine.
Lynn Hirschi, Aesthetic Medicine Technician
Lynn 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 20 plus years of experience in the health care industry. Currently Lynn works at a very busy Family Practice Clinic. She is certified in laser therapy, has a passion for aesthetics, and is wonderful addition to our skin care team.
Beverly Anne Deal Cruz, Administrative Assistant
Beverly Anne joined the Blue Mussel Aesthetics team early November of last year as an Administrative Assistant. She is currently attending University of Alaska Southeast and also works at a fast pace family medical facility. She’s been a Juneau resident for the past 16 years and looks forward to many more. With her upbeat attuide and organizational skills she makes an exceptional addition to the Blue Mussel team.
Brett Parker, Front Office Manager
Brett was welcomed to the team in 2017. She is homegrown southeast Alaskan who loves adventuring and exploring in the great outdoors. She began studying business management at New Mexico State University and has recently continued these studies at UAS. She is a health and wellness enthusiast whose passion for aesthetics makes her a great addition to the team.