Shelby Escosa born and raised in small town Redding, California moved to Florida to pursue her dreams as a Dancer. Being surrounded by people who felt embarrassed and less empowered due to issues with their skin, she then found her true passion for esthetics. Wanting to help others feel healthy and beautiful both during and after treatments pushed her to achieve her License from Boca Beauty Academy and be able to do just that.
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Candace enjoyed a 35 year as a Health Care Administrator and Consultant. After retiring still
wanting to stay involved in the health care field she decided to explore the aesthetic industry
Happily landing at Venus Med Spa in 2019. Becoming Manager on 2022. And reports “the best
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Makayla is a licensed esthetician at Venus Med Spa at our Elmhurst IL location. She received her education at Naperville Skin Institute after a lifetime of wanting to work in the beauty industry. Makayla’s goal is to emphasize everyone’s true beauty and bring confidence back. She believes in good vibes and making comfort a priority. When Makayla is out of the office, she’s most likely snuggling up with her fur babies and enjoying the sunshine.
Patrycja graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a master’s degree in nursing and is an ANCC board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She also holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois at Chicago.
Patrycja has over 8 years of experience working as a nurse practitioner at the Level 1 trauma center emergency department. She has completed hundreds of skin procedures, laceration repairs, wound and burn treatments throughout her career.
Patrycja performed numerous facial procedures at the emergency department which ultimately made her want to transition into aesthetic medicine.
Patrycja is dedicated to making a difference in patient care management and achieving patients’ goals in aesthetics. She believes that working together on a skincare regimen and building a customized plan for each client will bring her patients desired outcomes.
Her goal is to make her clients feel comfortable by communicating effectively and implementing the best care plan to achieve natural-looking results.
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Kirsten obtained her doctorate degree as a family nurse practitioner from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She has experience working in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit as well as the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and most recently works as a Family Nurse Practitioner in primary care. Kirsten developed a passion for aesthetics and dermatology in 2020. She then decided to further her education and is now trained in neuromodulators and dermal fillers. Kirsten has a passion for enhancing natural beauty. Kirsten believes aesthetic medicine is an art and that communication and close attention to detail are both key components to achieving optimal results. In Kirsten’s free time she enjoys spending time with her daughter. She also loves nature, traveling, photography and music.
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Deena is a Nurse Practitioner who grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Marquette University followed by her Master of Science degree in Nursing from Lewis University. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Deena has over 5 years of nursing experience after working on a pediatric medical/surgical unit where she cared for children and their families.
Deena has always had a passion for aesthetics. Having received aesthetic treatments herself, she can connect with her clients through personal experience. Deena believes it is important to build trusting and positive relationships with her clients in order to help them feel confident and comfortable in their own skin. Her goal is to help clients enhance their natural beauty with the utmost quality and safety.
During her time off, Deena enjoys playing tennis, binge watching reality TV shows, trying out new restaurants, and spending time with family and friends.
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Originally from Buffalo, NY, Kelly moved to the Sarasota area in 2021 to be closer to family. Her undergraduate education was completed at Daemen College in Amherst, NY with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and then obtaining a Master of Science in Nursing at Daemen college and post Master’s in Family Medicine at D’Youville University in Buffalo, NY. She am board certified through the ANCC and my experience stems from the emergency department where I practiced for over 20 years.
Kelly is excited to be part of the Venus family to help clients achieve their goals. Knowing that feeling confident on the outside gives people an overall sense of well-being.
Kelly is married with 4 grown children who live in NY, Chicago, and Honolulu.
His career started in Illinois and extended for 18 years in the fitness industry. Subsequent to that he moved to Cape Coral and built waterfront homes. He started Venus Med Spa in June 2009.
With a strong background in management , sales, and marketing, his goal is to continue to make Venus an industry leader which has been the case since 2012. His emphasize on staff development and client relationships set Venus apart from the rest. He prides himself on being able to give clients the best experience, price, and quality while still making it convenient.
Cierra Phillips is a board certified Physician Assistant who completed her bachelor’s degree at Indiana University, and then received her Master of Medical Science degree from Yale University’s PA program. She re-located to Sarasota in 2020 and is now proud to call Sarasota home! Outside of work, you can find her spending time with her husband and their baby girl. They love to travel, drink good coffee, and be outside as much as possible.
Cierra was drawn to the field of aesthetic medicine because it allows her to incorporate her knowledge of medicine and anatomy into a practice that helps clients gain confidence in their own skin. She also has an artistic and detailed eye, which helps make her a skilled injector. She makes it a point to build an individualized relationship with each client and looks forward to helping you reach your cosmetic injection goals!
Alexis is from a small town in North Dakota, but has called Florida home for the last 5 years. She is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner with over 6 years of nursing experience ranging from surgery, critical care, and trauma. Alexis received her Master’s Degree from the University of South Alabama. She has a passion for all things beauty, health, and wellness. Her passion for aesthetics has been present since she was young and has grown into a career. Alexis’s goal as an injector is to help clients achieve their desired beauty goals with natural results. When Alexis is not at work you can find her walking her dogs, riding her horse, and spending time with her husband.
Emma is a Licensed Esthetician and native Floridian who has received formal training at the Aveda Institute in Clearwater, Florida. Her approach is one that encompasses all of the technical knowledge, with a relaxing and calming touch. She offers preventative maintenance and corrective care for your skin using a combination of high-performance modalities and medical grade, restorative skincare. “Continuing Education” in this exciting field is a top priority for her continued learning, growth, and most importantly, client satisfaction. Using safe and effective products for facials and other luxury treatments such as microneedling (Collagen Induction Therapy), chemical peels, and Venus Legacy body tightening while taking a detailed approach to ensure that every single client leaves feeling refreshed, revitalized and beautiful.
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She has strong leadership experience and works effectively across organizations, building strong relationships with peers, senior leaders, and clients.
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