Wendy Jacobson, BS, RN
Owner, Expert Aesthetic Provider

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Wendy takes the time to consult with her patients on the latest and most beneficial methods of non-surgical cosmetic enhancements available, enabling them to make informed choices.

“I want my patients to have the best possible outcomes based on their aesthetic desires, social constraints, and budget. We are all in different phases of life and it is my mission to help everyone feel as confident as they possibly can. Simply put, I help make one’s outer beauty match their inner beauty.”

Wendy prides herself in addressing the individual concerns of her patients. She has an array of talents and expertise that benefit both men and women. Her keen eye matched by her artistic ability provides all of her patients with comfort and ease. “At W Aesthetics, we want every patient to be ecstatic with their results and comfortable during their experience.”

Wendy began her undergraduate studies at Portland State University with a B.S., in Biology. Her love for the human body, anatomy, and biochemical make-up has driven her passion in the aesthetic industry. She received her Nursing degree with honors (Magna Cum Laude) from Breckinridge School of Nursing and was nominated into the Alpha Beta Kappa honor society. She entered into nursing with the intent to become an expert Aesthetic Nurse.

She has attended countless advanced workshops in aesthetic medicine across the United States and is a National GAIN Trainer for Galderma Pharmaceuticals, a National Trainer for MINT PDO threads, and a Lead Certified Aesthetic Instructor at Pacific Northwest Aesthetics Academy.

Scott Jacobson, M.D. FAAOS
Medical Director

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Dr. Jacobson is a native of Santa Barbara, CA and received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychobiology from UC Santa Barbara with Highest Honors. He completed his M.D. degree at UCLA as a Regent’s Scholar and was elected into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society his junior year. After graduation from UCLA, he completed six years of general, plastic, cardiothoracic, and orthopedic surgical training at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. Further specialty training in sports medicine and shoulder surgery was completed in Los Angeles, CA before he started his orthopedic surgery practice in Bend, OR in 1995. He is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and has been elected into the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. He has authored numerous peer reviewed scientific publications and book chapters. He developed a keen interest and love for aesthetic and regenerative medicine after his plastics rotation at Duke, and is excited by the rapid development of non-operative techniques for aesthetic enhancement. Dr Jacobson has been a health and fitness enthusiast his entire adult life. Over the last two decades he has trained for and competed in bodybuilding competitions and has developed a keen interest in health, nutrition and wellness. He is passionate about educating his patients on this topic.

Marcus Valdez
Director of Operations

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Marcus grew up in Northeast Oregon and began his career in the Specialty Retail world working as a manager for companies like Sephora and Bare Escentuals after attending Beau Monde College of Cosmetology in 2007-2008. In 2015, Marcus began working in the healthcare field at Zoom+Care in Portland, where he managed several urgent care facilities prior to working to develop specialty care lines and strategic growth initiatives for the organization. In 2017 Marcus relocated to Southern California where he ran a region of fitness clubs and later transitioned into a VP role at a solar company in Orange County. In 2021 Marcus relocated back to Oregon to be closer to friends and family, and to work in a field that combined his two passions (healthcare and beauty), and in 2022 he joined the team at W Aesthetics and Wellness. 

“I love this industry as it is always changing, and it is with great pleasure that I get to work with the best of the best… We strive to always be at the forefront of the most modern and proven methods to help patients achieve the results they desire, and this job is never boring.” 

In his free time, Marcus can be found playing Monopoly Deal with friends, exploring Central Oregon’s rivers and mountains, and binge watching his favorite tv shows.

Michele Higgins
Operations Assistant

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As a lead impression when arriving at W Aesthetics, Michele sets the tone to your luxury patient experience. With her years of involvement at W, Michele has acquired substantial knowledge surrounding our provided treatments and skincare line, allowing her to facilitate your questions and help guide you to beginning your aesthetic journey with our nurses. Additionally, Michele’s background as a Licensed Neuromuscular Massage Therapist, has equipped her with a thorough understanding of the medical industry and its business practices.
With over 20 years of memories built here in Bend, she continues to enjoy its endless hiking opportunities and outdoor activities with her husband and 3 grown children and when at all possible, seek adventures of the most coveted travel destinations.

Teylor Wiese, BSN, RN
Aesthetic Nurse

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Born and raised in Central Oregon, Teylor graduated from the local nursing program in 2019, after which she dove into a career in acute care and care coordination at St. Charles. The pandemic brought about the opportunity for Teylor to follow her passion for aesthetics and begin her degree in Master of Science, Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner at the University of St. Augustine.

“I have always been passionate about the beauty industry and health science. Taking time with my patients to explore their concerns and educate them on differing treatment pathways to achieve natural results that heighten their confidence is where my passion is sparked. My goal with every patient interaction is for you to leave feeling educated and confident in yourself, treatment of choice, and beauty.” 

As an advocate for continued education, Teylor is in constant pursuit of learning the safest administration and up-and-coming treatments. Teylor has received extensive hands-on training through accredited educational programs and the W aesthetics team to continue to expand her aesthetic education.

Maci Blancon, RN
Aesthetic Nurse

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Maci has been in practice as an Advanced Aesthetic Injector since 2017, recently joining the W Aesthetics Team. After attending Azusa Pacific University, Maci returned to Bend to complete her RN degree and pursue becoming an Aesthetic Injector.
Maci began her career in plastic surgery as a surgical nurse and simultaneously began developing an aesthetic injections practice. Her experience in the operating room has helped her develop a depth of expertise in the field.
Maci is committed to helping patients enhance their unique beauty as well as facilitating a graceful and natural aging process. As part of her ongoing skill refinement, she regularly attends aesthetic conferences and training to help ensure optimal patient outcomes and safety.
In her free time, Maci enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. She also enjoys hiking around central Oregon and traveling.

Catia Luporini

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Catia has been in the beauty industry for the past 8 years. She began her career as a makeup artist at Sephora back in Sonoma County, California where she took on a role for educating and developing her team members on products and services that would provide optimal results for the clients. Catia continued moving within the industry and became a salon and spa manager for multiple Aveda concept salons. After moving to Central Oregon, she gained her license in Esthetics. Throughout her experiences in the industry, she has continued to grow her passion for creating results with her patients in a comfortable and inviting environment.

In addition to using her expertise as a skincare professional to assist patients in achieving their skincare goals, Catia loves helping patients feel their absolute best, not only on the outside but internally as well. She enjoys staying current with skincare knowledge and techniques to always continue growing within the esthetic industry.

When she is not at work, Catia will most likely be on an adventure outside with her fiancé and two dogs, hosting dinner parties for her friends, or bringing home a new houseplant.

Marissa Westcott
Patient Care Coordinator

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Marissa brings many years of customer service and business management skills to our practice. She graduated from Portland State University’s School of Business with an emphasis in leadership. Her time in finance as well as her time managing retail locations brings a unique perspective to our practice and care coordinator team. 

She enjoys getting to know all of our patients and wants every person to have the best experience possible. She loves getting to see each individual journey and results from our treatments. Marissa has a keen eye for documenting the patient journey as well as the memorable moments at W Aesthetics and Wellness and has been utilizing her skills to aid in creating content for social media and our W Aesthetics newsletter. Marissa is passionate about learning and is currently taking advanced marketing courses from Google so that she can continue to support W Aesthetics and her personal brand in a meaningful way. 

When she is not working she is busy chasing her puppy around, spending time with her fiancé and working on her own website and creative endeavors.

Jackie Jones
Patient Care Coordinator

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Jackie Jones is our kind, gentle-spirited Aesthetic care coordinator. She loves art and beautiful surroundings, so it’s no surprise that she loves living in Bend with her husband of 21 years and their three children. Witnessing and capturing beautiful moments on camera is her passion. She has been a local photographer for 10 years. 

Jackie finds joy in greeting our patients. She loves seeing the results of our treatments and witnessing the confidence and empowerment those treatments give to our patients. 
When Jackie is not working, she enjoys attending the sports events of her two sons, working out with her daughter, or connecting with friends and enjoying the many culinary delights that Bend has to offer.

Kala Dipasquale, MSN, RN
Nurse Injector

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Kala is ecstatic to be joining our team at W Aesthetic and Wellness. She graduated Valedictorian of her Registered Nursing class and shortly after completed her Master of Science of Nursing Degree with a focus in Clinical Nurse Leadership from University of San Francisco. Kala comes to us with over 9 years of Emergency Room nursing experience between California and Oregon.

“I have always been drawn to the aesthetic industry and am excited to be nurturing my passion for beauty and wellness. Creating a strong rapport with my patients allows us to develop a plan together that best suits their beauty goals is crucial to my practice. I love being able to assist a large spectrum of clientele from a new mom looking for a refresh to someone who is wanting to blur the lines of aging.”

Kala has undergone extensive hands-on training with the W Aesthetics and Wellness team and enjoys all opportunities for continuing education. She prides herself on staying informed on new trends and seeks to use safe, quality products that create a beautiful natural enhancement, leaving her patients feeling comfortable and renewed.

“The entire experience you have at W Aesthetics and Wellness from the moment you enter the door is fabulous. The welcoming and knowledgeable team is what drew me to this establishment and I intend to bring the same experience to my patients.”