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 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 in aesthetic medicine as he has seen the rapid development of non-operative techniques for aesthetic enhancement.

Kristi Russ
Clinic Manager

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Kristi Russ is a hard-working and caring individual with quite a unique story. From the West Coast to the East Coast, then back again, Kristi has pursued health and wellness in ways that few others have and is enjoying it every step of the way.

“After battling severe acne throughout my adolescent years, even undergoing Accutane, I was given the surprising opportunity to receive medical grade chemical peels to fight my problematic skin while serving in the United States Coast Guard, where I had the pleasure of serving as the Units Health & Wellness Coordinator. Once I completed my four-year service commitment, I didn’t waste any time and quickly enrolled in a beauty college and received my Esthetics License.”

Kristi is now the Clinic Manager at W Aesthetics and Wellness with 14 years worth of experience in the day spa, resort spa and medical spa industry. Prior to W Aesthetics and Wellness, Kristi re-opened a resort spa in Central Oregon and jump-started not only their spa, but their health and wellness departments. Her previous experience working at resort spas on the West & East Coast had set her up for success! Prior to her resort spa life, she opened and ran a beauty college in town, which still uses her curriculum to this day. Kristi’s passion for skin care, combined with advocating for continued education transposed to her being offered a seat on the Oregon Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians while working as the Admissions Director at a cosmetic laser training facility, all while completing her studies to attain her Certified Nursing Assistant License. 

 However, the “cherry on top” is her love and devotion to her son, whom she makes time for above everything else in the world. Kristi is ecstatic to be working alongside such knowledgeable individuals at W Aesthetics and Wellness and is committed to ensuring top-notch patient care & service quality for the practice.

Michele Higgins
Assistant Clinic Manager

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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.

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.”

Christi Cole
Advanced Esthetician

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Christi, our advanced esthetician and laser technician looks forward to sharing her 15+ years of esthetic expertise with you! Christi started her esthetic journey in 2005 after years of suffering with hormonal acne.

“I started “breaking out” at 11 years old. Those minor breakouts turned to cystic acne that left me with unpleasant tone and texture issues along with pock/ice-pick scarring. I remember first walking into my aestheticians office in my early 20s and leaving wishing | had sought out help earlier! Who knew that acne and other skin issues aren’t ours to suffer through alone?!”

After becoming an advanced esthetician and laser technician, Christi has dedicated herself to the beautiful people in her native home, Bend Oregon. Christi’s goal is to let her patients’ beauty shine with a custom skincare routine and treatment plan. “Helping my clients find confidence and feel beautiful in their skin, is the greatest gift I can give! And it is absolutely possible.”

Toma Danley
Aesthetic Care Coordinator

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Toma is a social science/comedy writer who serves as a warm and welcoming presence at W Aesthetic’s front desk. A lifelong observer of people, she enjoys each and every connection and conversation she makes; people simply fascinate her. She began her study of people in 1992 when she was given the opportunity to travel abroad as a teenage model. She enjoyed a successful career for ten years then moved back to her native city of Bend, Oregon in 2003. She has two children.

Toma loves serving our patients; her calm demeanor can soothe even the most anxious person. It is her mission at W Aesthetics and Wellness to make sure each and every patient feels beautiful, connected, and cared for.

Jackie Jones
Aesthetic 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 20 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.