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’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 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 ASHLEY GRENON
With over 10 years of clinical experience in critical care and emergency nursing, Ashley has always had a passion for helping others. Ashley is excited to transition that passion and expand her knowledge within the medical aesthetic industry. Ashley has received certifications in clinical laser and intense pulsed light as well as neurotoxin and dermal fillers to fully utilize her eye for symmetry, detail, and design. Ashley’s goal is to help you achieve the best version of yourself through individualized, safe, quality treatments that will leave you feeling confident and refreshed. When she is not at Empower MedSpa, Ashley enjoys spending time with family and friends, camping, and cooking up new recipes in her dream kitchen at home.
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT JESS
Jess is a physician assistant who joins the Empower MedSpa team with over 10 years of patient care experience. Having practiced as a PA in several different settings, she has seen how daily life and aging affects our mental and physical health. She is passionate about helping patients voice their struggles and concerns, and together with them develop a plan to address these issues.
Jess has training in neurotoxins and dermal fillers through the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, as well as training in non-ablative and ablative laser techniques. She is very excited to build on these skills as part of the Empower team.
Jess has always been an athlete and loves all things active, especially if it helps her stay one step ahead of her kids! She lives with her husband and children in Milton, where they are often found collecting eggs from their chickens or tending to their small herd of cows and pigs. She also loves to ride her Harley and rock her bass guitar whenever she gets the chance.
Come let Jess’s calm, confident demeanor lead you to your best self yet!
ESTHETICIAN JEN GREEN
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
ESTHETICIAN CAROLYN PERRY
As long as Carolyn can remember she has always wanted to pursue a career in the beauty industry, but it was not until her senior year of high school when she interned with Esthetician Jen Green at Empower MedSpa where she learned she had a true passion for esthetics! Carolyn attended O’Briens Aveda Institute in Willison, VT where she graduated from their esthetics program in 2021. In Carolyn’s free time you can find her enjoying a book on the beach or binge watching the vampire diaries! Carolyn looks forward to working with her patients at Empower MedSpa to help them feel beautiful and empowered. Some of Carolyn’s favorite services to provide are waxing services and lash lifts!
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.