DR. KATHRYN MONTAGNE
Katie Montagne, MD, is a Board-Certified Anesthesiologist who specializes in the practice of aesthetic medicine. Dr. Montagne obtained her Bachelor of Nursing and worked as a public health nurse for eight years with a focus on women’s health and family wellness prior to pursuing a career in medicine. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Vermont, College of Medicine and completed her residency at the University of Vermont Medical Center.
As a working mother of three daughters, Dr. Montagne is aware of the stressors of everyday life, and how this impacts how we, as a society, take care of ourselves, including our skin, health and overall wellness. This, coupled with the lack of access to trained medical professionals in the field of aesthetic medicine in Northern Vermont, led her to further her education in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures to help her patients look and feel great about themselves.
As an anesthesiologist, she was specifically trained on aseptic standards, injection techniques and the neuromuscular system, all relevant and helpful in refining her clinical skills in aesthetic medicine. At Empower MedSpa, she is focused on providing an atmosphere where patients feel comfortable conveying their concerns and are able to express their desired outcomes, so that as a provider-patient team, an individualized plan can be developed to help achieve optimal results in enhancing their natural beauty.
APRN KIM COTNOIR
Kim has a passion for health and wellness. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Central Connecticut State University while working full time in the Medical/Surgical, Cardio-Thoracic Intensive Care Units. After 9 years in the ICU she went back to school and received her Master’s in BiologicalScience/Anesthesia.
Kim has enjoyed working as a Nurse Anesthetist for the past 10 years. Her interest in Aesthetics and Wellness compelled her back to school to obtain certification in various aesthetic procedures. Kim is a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetist and the American Nurses Association.
Kim is trained and certified in cosmetic injectables, laser treatments, and advanced facial aesthetics, she believes it is possible to have aesthetic treatments while maintaining a “natural” look. She believes there is a strong correlation between emotional and physical health. When you look and feel good, both physically and mentally, you feel good about yourself. She establishes a trusting provider-patient relationship and Empowers her patients with the knowledge necessary to make healthy decisions about their treatments. Kim has raised two children that are off in the world loving what they do. She volunteers at her local church, Habitat for Humanities, Mercy Ship and her local Planning Commission. She loves to travel, meet new people, and experience different cultures. When not helping people, it is her little farm on the hill where she loves to be most.
SPA MANAGER KATIE CLEARY
Katie is an experienced Human Resources professional with a strong customer service background. She is passionate about providing patients with outstanding care and helping them achieve their beauty goals! You will often find Katie at the front end of Empower MedSpa assisting patients with appointments, billing, answering product and treatment questions as well as guest services.
Katie’s bright and friendly attitude will surely make your visit to Empower MedSpa worthwhile! She enjoys helping people and working with her team at Empower MedSpa to achieve our patients desired aesthetic wants. Katie was born and raised in Vermont; she loves being outdoors! In her free time, you can find her taking a spin class, on a run, or spending time with her family.
NURSE INJECTOR JEN BAKER
Jen is a Registered Nurse with over 15 years of nursing experience. She began her career at UVMMC in cardiology and Intensive Care nursing. Spending over 11 years in Intensive Care Jen found that she was passionate about caring for her patients and families in their time of hurt and need. Jen has a passion for helping patients find their confidence. With numerous trainings under her belt, Jen is one of the top Nurse Injectors in Northern Vermont.
Jen specializes in Neurotoxins and Dermal Fillers and enjoys empowering women to be strong and feel beautiful as a whole. Recently, Jen attended a training with well-known Nurse Injector Emily Tryon receiving advanced training in Sculptra Aesthetic and the Million Dollar Consultation. Jen currently resides in Swanton, Vermont with her husband and 2 children. Jen is very passionate about exercise. In Jens free time, she enjoys running, CrossFit, boating and snowmobiling with her family. She looks forward to working with you to begin your journey!
NURSE INJECTOR DESIREE GRATTON
Desiree is a Registered Nurse at University of Vermont Medical Center working on the Neonatal Intensive Care unit. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Florida Southern College and after spending four years down south, she decided to move home and begin her nursing career at Northwestern Medical Center. She obtained her certification in Cosmetic Injectables through the National Laser Institute. With years of experience in Neonatal Intensive Care, Desiree has mastered a delicate touch and calming presence. In caring for neonates, she demonstrates high attention to detail and precision with injections.
Desiree is passionate about helping clients look and feel their best by enhancing their natural beauty and restoring youthfulness. Desiree has attened numerous neurotoxin and Dermal Filler trainings to provide her patients with state of the art procedures. She strives to give clients a positive transformation through aesthetic care and is excited to expand her knowledge and services in the aesthetic industry.
ESTHETICIAN JEN GREEN
Jen Green is a Licensed Esthetician and comfort waxing specialist who is passionate about all things related to skin. Jen graduated from The Salon Professional Academy in 2011 and is also certified in Reiki 1 which she likes to incorporate into her facial and body services. Jen loves helping people to understand the benefits of good skin health and you can often catch her reminding people that “skin is our largest organ”. She goes out of her way to make clients feel comfortable with any service she provides and loves to answer any skin related questions.
Jen loves spending time and going on adventures with her son Connor. She has recently moved back to her hometown of St. Albans from Boulder, Colorado where she saw the potential of the Esthetic field within Vermont. She also enjoys cooking, being outdoors and spending time with friends and family.
ESTHETICIAN ALYSSA SANTAMORE
Alyssa Santamore is a newly licensed Esthetician! Alyssa studied Esthetics at the O’Briens Aveda Institute in Williston, VT and graduated in 2019. With a background in bodywork, Alyssa has always been passionate about wellness and incorporates that into her Esthetic treatments. Alyssa believes skincare is an essential part of your overall health and looks forward to helping her clients achieve and maintain their skin goals! Alyssa grew up in Berlin, Vermont, and currently resides in Waterbury. When not at work, she likes to spend time with family and enjoys reading or drawing.
MASSAGE THERAPIST HEATHER DESLAUIERS
Heather Pinette Deslauriers, CMT, specializes in the practice of therapeutic massage. Heather graduated from the wellness Massage Institute in Vermont. She began her career at a traditional spa, where she built her confidence and perfected her techniques. It was the traditional spa setting that made her realize her true passion and focus with massage was to assist in helping others in their own body ailments. For the past 6 years she has worked with a chiropractor, Dr Sean Mahoney, helping patients of all ages with pain and stress.
Heather is a native Vermonter and lives in her home of town St. Albans with her husband and daughter. She possesses a natural ability to make others feel welcomed with her trusting and nurturing demeanor. She is excited to implement her expertise at the Empower MedSpa and assist in the helping others with their overall health and wellness.
MASSAGE THERAPIST ADAM PARENT
Adam is a native Vermonter that grew up in Fairfax Vermont. Adam loves sports, enjoys playing golf and walking the beautiful courses this state has to offer. Adam is passionate about helping people transform their body to become; stronger, lighter, or recover from injury, correcting imbalances that produce strain on the body from work, life and exercise. With Adams education and experience He has helped individuals ranging from 11 years old to 83 years old transform their body and achieve their goals with exercise, stretching and massage.
Adams goal is to work with those individuals that are motivated to transform their body, recover from physical stressors and maintain a healthy body and lifestyle. He is excited to work at Empower MedSpa and interact with clients that want to utilize his skills as a massage therapist and personal trainer.