Belinda is originally from Houston,TX and where she started her nursing career as a labor and delivery nurse for 8 years. Belinda joined the Emerge team in February of 2009 and became an owner in 2012! Belinda performs everything from Botox, Facial Fillers, Laser Treatments, etc. She loves enhancing lips as well as using the advanced ArqueDerma technique. When asked about her favorite part of her job Belinda responds with, “I love the teaching aspect of my job and informing clients of a program that works for them. I am also inspired and fascinated about new upcoming advanced treatments.” Her go to products include TNS Essential Serum from SkinMedica and the Stone Crop Facial Cream from Eminence. “My new favorite obsession is the Coconut Hydrating Body Treatment. I love the way my skin is hydrated leaving my skin smooth and soft for days.”"Always an amazing experience. I leave feeling valued as a customer. I appreciate Belinda offering specials that make feeling younger, affordable." - Amy
Taryn Schell, joined the Emerge Medical & Well Spa team in March 2012 and became co-owner with Belinda Stewart in September 2014. Taryn has over 13 years of experience in medical management. She previously worked as a Spa Director and Certified Laser Hair Technician for WellSpring Medical Spa until boldly deciding to open her own spa, peaceful escape. When asked why she wanted to become an owner of Emerge she said “Emerge has become my home away from home. I have been blessed by the people that I work with and have formed lifelong friendships. Emerge has become a part of me and I am just so thrilled to now have ownership in it.” Taryn, along with Belinda & Dr. Ladd Atkins, opened our second location, Emerge Spa & Salon at River Spirit Casino Resort in February 2017. Taryn loves to spend time with her husband and two beautiful daughters. She & her husband also enjoy going to concerts and trying new restaurants.
Kaylin is originally from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. She has been with the Emerge Family since April of 2013 and loves her job helping clients and doing makeup applications with the Jane Iredale cosmetics. Kaylin has a love for this industry and goes above and beyond to make sure our clients get the best experience possible. Since joining the Emerge team, her skills credited her with a promotion to Spa Manager where she continues to learn and thrive. “My favorite procedure is the Eyelash extensions because they make me feel beautiful and I love all the compliments I get on them. My Second favorite procedure hands down is our facials. They help me relax, destress and my skin feels amazing afterwards. Our Aestheticians are so knowledgeable and informative, they know exactly what my skin needs.” Kaylin married her loving husband in 2010 and they had a handsome boy two years later. Kaylin loves spending her free time with her family and friends.
Originally from Chicago, Denice and her husband have made Tulsa their home for the past 25 years. They have a 12 year old daughter that keeps them very busy. Denice joined the Emerge team in 2009. Her expertise include office supply, inventory, and data management and special projects. Denice’s favorite products include the Neroli Age Corrective Hydrating Mist and the Lip Trio. Her favorite procedures include the Micropeel and Pixel Perfect.
Cassi joined us in November 2014 after relocating to Tulsa from Austin, Texas. She has worked for more than 5 years in day and medical spas as an aesthetician, spa coordinator and marketing/social media manager. “My passion is customer service. I want each client that walks through the door to know how much we appreciate them and I want their visit at the spa to be relaxing and enjoyable.” In her free time, Cassi enjoys spending time with her friends & family. She, along with her husband and son, currently reside in Springfield, MO.
It’s easy to see why Meagan has been a part of the Emerge Medical & Well Spa staff since 2011. Being one of 3 girls in her family, working at a spa was in her DNA. After graduating from Broken Arrow High School, Meagan attended The University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond and earned a Bachelor’s in Marketing. After college, where she met her husband, she moved back to Broken Arrow and gave up a fruitful career to work part time and become a mom. She is now one of our most valuable concierges. Meagan is helpful, attentive and loves discussing skin care with our clients. “I love helping our clients with their skin care needs because I’ve been there. I share the same concerns as a lot of them and I know these products work! I use them myself, daily.” Meagan is a proud mother of two beautiful girls and enjoys spending time with them and the rest of her family in her spare time.
Carrie is a part of our team at Emerge. She has been in the industry seven years and absolutely loves her clients and what she does best; which are facials and lasers. Her clients have dubbed her facials as #minivacations. Carrie’s experience is vast. She has attended several advanced medical esthetic trainings and has been trained under dermatologists, plastic surgeons and a functional medical doctor. This is the trifecta of skin education. Carrie wishes to continue her education and pursue esthetic nursing. When Carrie is not at the spa, she enjoys traveling, working-out and spending time with friends and family. She is a mother of two college age children and one 4lb black maltipoo named, Cork. Carrie is also a volunteer for “Look Good Feel Better”, which is an organization that is aimed at uplifting, educating and inspiring women and men fighting cancer."What a wonderful experience! Carrie was so sweet & personable and my facial was the best I have had. Highly recommend the dermaplaning, too! Will definitely be back!" - Heather
Amy Oden is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She graduated from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College with an Associate of Applied Science (ADN) degree in 2007 and a Bachelor of Science degree of Nursing (BSN) in 2010 from University of Missouri-Kansas City. Upon graduation, she began working at St. Johns Hospital in the cardiac care unit. While working at St. Johns Hospital she completed her Masters degree at Graceland University in Kansas City. She graduated with her Masters in Nursing Practice in May 2015 and is now a Family Nurse Practitioner certified through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). She continued her education in bio-identical hormone therapy through BioTE where she became a certified BioTE practitioner in 2018. She was selected as Top Family Nurse Practitioner by the International Nurses Association in 2017. Amy Oden is passionate about helping others and holistic health care. She feels strongly about providing education and options to her patients so that they can be involved in making informed decisions regarding their health care. In 2015, Amy Oden was introduced to bio-identical hormone therapy using pellet implants. The powerful benefits, the prolonged effectiveness, and the ease of administration made estrogen and testosterone pellet therapy an instant hit, and before long, hundreds of patients throughout the region were receiving hormone pellet therapy by her. Amy Oden has a special interest in combining wellness, vitamin therapy, weight loss, platelet rich plasma, Sermorelin therapy and hormone optimization to improve quality of life, sexual function and health. She is constantly focused on her mission to help patients ‘look better, feel better, and live better’.
Tish Bryan, RN, BSN joined the Emerge team in October 2011 and now has over 17 years of nursing experience including nurse management, university teaching and emergency room nursing as a specialty. She earned her B.S. in nursing from the University of San Francisco in 1998. She arrived to Tulsa from California in 2002 where she began work at Saint Francis Hospital in their Trauma Emergency Center. In, 2008 she received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the National Institute for staff and organizational development. Since coming to Emerge 5 years ago, she has had extensive training and application in Botox techniques, Dermal Fillers with ArqueDerma, and Laser Treatments. Her favorite procedure is the Fotofacial. “Being able to get rid of the sun damage through a series of these does wonders for the skin’s appearance. The results are fabulous! I love working at Emerge for many reasons. I enjoy watching client’s confidence grow as their skin starts to look better and better. The atmosphere at Emerge lends itself to feeling like a family. It’s like being with your girlfriends all day!” Tish has four children who keep her very busy. She is involved in all their school activities and she enjoys watching all sports! We are excited to have her as part of the Emerge Medical & Well Spa family!!"As usual Tish was spectacular!!! She is always so professional with great advice for future efforts including daily skin care products and advice on other treatments." - Amanda
Melissa Roberts, RN is originally from Waco, Texas and moved to Oklahoma as a child. She joined the Emerge team in April 2013. Melissa has been a nurse for over 20 years starting in the newborn nursery and now has 11 years of Medspa experience. Melissa has been awarded advanced recognition with Botox and Facial Fillers through Allergan as well as the Injectability Institute. Her favorite procedure is working with Facial Fillers. “Fillers require a creative hand and my artistic side pairs perfectly. Instant results are seen and clients leave Emerge happy. I enjoy seeing my clients satisfied as a result of our plan to enhance their skincare and overall well being. Melissa has two adult children that she raised in Claremore. She is now the proud grandmother of three! In addition to Melissa’s talents as a nurse, she enjoys painting, embroidering, and watching her grandchildren flourish."Great service. Melissa is very professional and personable, and I always feel like I got what I came for!" - Julie
Say hello to Sheryl! She's originally from Oklahoma and prior to joining Emerge, she owned her own medical boutique in downtown Tulsa for more than 4 years called SkinRN of Tulsa. She is an RN, BSN and received her degree from Baker University in Kansas City. She worked in a medical spa in KC that was also a national training center where she performed Botox, fillers and laser treatments. She was also a national trainer for Injectables and has been in the medical spa industry for over 10 years. Sheryl is passionate about educating her clients on aesthetic procedures and understands the vulnerability associated with trusting a provider. If you haven't met Sheryl already you will quickly learn you can trust her to create a natural look that leaves you feeling confident and not "overdone". While she's not working, Sheryl enjoys hot yoga, cycling, and weight lifting but nothing makes her as happy as spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren.
Tara is originally from Claremore, Oklahoma. She joined the Emerge team in 2009. She received her education at Northeastern State University, Tulsa Community College, and Broken Arrow Beauty College. Her previous years include experience at several spas, but feels like she found her home at Emerge. Tara loves her career and continues to expand her extensive knowledge and passion skincare. She has quite the following. In fact, Tara has been voted “Best Aesthetician” in the Oklahoma Magazine for several years. Tara specializes in Alexandria Body Sugaring, Hungarian Massage, Eminence Organic Facials, Eyelash extensions, and waxing."Tara is amazing, so good at what she does. If you haven't experienced her facials you're missing out. Emerge is the best, can't recommend them enough!" - Kasey
Say hello to Savannah! She is one of our aestheticians and started with us at our 2nd location at Emerge Spa at River Spirit Casino Resort in February before transferring to our medical spa. As a native Tulsan, she attended school at Holland Hall and Tulsa Glassblowing School before heading to Clary Sage where she earned her license in aesthetics. Savannah also took a continuing education class extension course at UCLA in cosmetic chemistry. When asked why she chose a career path in aesthetics she says, "I was spending all my extra time learning about skin care and makeup so I decided to make a career out of my obsession." Her favorite service to perform is facials and she loves the Eminence Organic Skin Care line. "I want my clients to enjoy delicious, luxurious, result driven products." When she's not busy doing facials you can find her at home snuggling with her boyfriend and two cats watching How I Met Your Mother."I had a facial with Savannah and she was so knowledgeable and amazing!!" - Ashley
Katie is an aesthetician as well as a certified Lash Technician. Her passion for results driven facials and peels makes her a great addition to Emerge. Her favorite things about joining the Emerge family are becoming part of a growing positive team and being able to teach good skin care while using her favorite skin care line Eminence Organics.
Say hello to our lash specialists, Jayden! She started with us in February and has quickly gained a following! After earning her license in cosmetology, Jayden went on to work as a hair stylist before discovering her passion for lash extensions. She has since completed several continuing education courses in lash extensions and continues to call it her specialty. “I love doing lashes because it can really change a person’s life! I’ve had clients come in with little to no lashes and I was able to help them feel pretty again!” In her free time, she enjoys using her green thumb to garden & she also loves spending time with her boyfriend.
Meet a new member of our team, Tasha! She joins us with years of experience in massage therapy. She discovered this passion after her mother suffered a stroke years ago and Tasha began massaging her legs and feet. She was able to witness, first hand, the remarkable progress it made in her mother's healing and how thankful she was for her help. Tasha decided then that she would pursue a career in massage therapy to help others just as she did her mom and she continues daily to perfect her craft by researching new massage techniques. "It's amazing to see some of my clients limping when they walk in the door but leave my session upright and practically running! I love making people feel better!" When she's not busy helping clients feel better and heal, she enjoys spending time with her 3 year old, Caidence.
Stacie is originally from the Tulsa, Oklahoma area. She is the proud mother of three boys and she has spent the past 11 years as a very busy make-up artist. Stacie has done make-up for many of the popular companies we have all heard of, including Chanel, Lancome, and Laura Mercier. Stacie has also spent time beautifying our local news station anchors. Stacie joined the Emerge team in 2011 and when asked what her favorite thing about her job is, she response, “I love to see how fabulous our clients feel and look after time spent at Emerge.”
Meet Cassidy! She started with us in October of 2016 as a concierge at our front desk. Before joining our team, she worked as a manager for Envy Hair Extension salon. She recently relocated to Tulsa to be near family. She joined Emerge to work with people and to be a part of the beauty industry and she has quickly become one of the friendliest concierges we’ve ever had/ In her spare time, Cassidy enjoys game nights and singing!
With more than 20 years’ experience working in retail, Lori joined our team in May 2015. Lori oversees all facilities and maintenance for the spa and her outgoing personality and attention to detail has made her an incredible asset here. She says the best aspect of her position has been the friendships she’s made. “I enjoy coming to work every day because everyone here is so sweet and have made me feel welcome.” And she says the perks aren’t too bad either. “I recently had my first facial ever and it was like heaven. I also love the Jane Iredale line. I use the BB Cream, mixed with the Smooth Affair Primer and finish with the PurePressed Powder.” When she’s not at work, Lori enjoys spending time with her 2 children, grandson and her sister as well as taking weekend getaway trips.
If you've called or visited either of our 2 locations in the last year, chances are you've met Audrey! She is one of the sweetest, most kind and caring concierges we've ever had work our front desks & now she's been promoted to our Assistant Spa Manager as of Spring 2018! Audrey's mission as a new manager is to ensure excellent customer service and quality services with every visit to the spa! She is originally from Houston, TX and moved to Tulsa to be near her grandparents. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and her cat as well as baking and going to the park! So the next time you stop by the spa, say hello to Audrey!
Meet Jamie! She's one of our Master Stylists! Jamie was born in Bixby, Oklahoma and continues to call Bixby her home. After high school, she attended Clary Sage College, where she graduated top in her class. Jamie loves blonding and her favorite go-to product is Kevin Murphy's Young.Again. Young.Again is a treatment oil that intensely conditions, smooths and restores elasticity in the hair, leaving it silky and shiny. Jamie's clients often comment on what a great listener she is and that she is always a joy to be around. When away from the salon, she enjoys spending time with her husband, her family and their two dogs, Hank and Daisy.
Olivia joins our salon staff with years of experience and a passion for hair & makeup artistry. Originally from Owasso, Olivia attended Tulsa Tech Cosmetology where she earned her license. When asked why she chose a career in cosmetology, she says, “I have such a love for the art of beautification and the people I meet along the journey.” Outside of makeup applications and cut, coloring and styling men’s and women’s hair, Olivia enjoys watching live music and spending time at church.
Meredith loves working with people! She joins us with more than 12 years of experience in massage therapy. Her love for massage began when working for a chiropractor and seeing patients so frequently with back pain, it was then that she decided to get licensed. Since making the switch to work with us here at Emerge, she's been busy taking new clients and making herself at home. When she's not at the spa, she enjoys watching her kids play sports.
Meet Brion! He’s one of our massage therapists that started with us after serving in the US Army at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. He’s originally from Cleveland, OK and is currently working toward an Associate's Degree in occupational science. Massage therapy has always been a passion of his. “Massage therapy is something I have wanted to do for the last 15 years. After I got out of the military, I decided that it was time for me to do something for myself.” Services he most enjoys performing are prenatal, hot stone, deep tissue and swedish massages. When he’s not busy with work or school, he spends his extra time woodworking and visiting with his family.
Say hello to Jennifer! As a native Tulsan, she’s been working as a massage therapist for over 8 years in the Tulsa area. She enjoys massage therapy because she’s able to make her clients feel their best and take away some of their stress. We’re excited to have her & the feeling is mutual “I love Emerge because it’s more of a resort type spa that you can just come in and pamper yourself.” She enjoys performing relaxation massages, body wraps and scrubs. When she’s not busy at the spa, she enjoys anything outdoors from fishing and hiking to walking and working out and she also likes to do girly things and pamper herself as well!
We are so excited to add Nicole to our massage therapy team! After living in Florida for a short time, she relocated back home, to Tulsa where she continued her work in massage therapy. "I love what I do because I can have a huge impact on people's lives in just one hour." While she loves any form of massage, her favorite to perform is deep tissue and clinical massage, focusing on fixing a specific problem or area of concern. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys doing crafts, baking, cooking, learning about history and reading. She's also an actor and loves community theater!
Say hello to Tasha! She joins us with years of experience in massage therapy. She discovered this passion after her mother suffered a stroke years ago and Tasha began massaging her legs and feet. She was able to witness, first hand, the remarkable progress it made in her mother's healing and how thankful she was for her help. Tasha decided then that she would pursue a career in massage therapy to help others just as she did her mom and she continues daily to perfect her craft by researching new massage techniques. "It's amazing to see some of my clients limping when they walk in the door but leave my session upright and practically running! I love making people feel better!" When she's not busy helping clients feel better and heal, she enjoys spending time with her 3 year old, Caidence.
Meet Elena! She and her husband relocated to Tulsa from Troy, Michigan in December 2014 and they decided to raise their three children here. In college, Elena studied Art and Design (Interior) before becoming a self-taught nail technician with experience in acrylic and earning her license after owning and managing a nail salon. Nail art is a passion for Elena because she can relate. “I love a beautiful manicure! As a nail biter at a young age, I struggled to get my nails to grow and look pretty. I was determined to cut the habit and have healthy nails.” She has been such an asset to our team because she takes customer satisfaction seriously! When it comes to her home life, she says, “I’m blessed with an amazing husband and three extraordinary children. I encourage them daily to become people that can make positive changes in this world. Find your place, love what you do and make a difference.” And that’s all we need to know.
We would like to introduce you to Madison Hensley! She is one of our concierges and she has a beautiful and kind personality! Originally from Jacksonville, North Carolina, Madison relocated to Tulsa to be closer to her friends and family. She attended school at Tulsa Community College, has over two years experience in customer service and now calls Emerge Spa her home. "I love Emerge because it's a fun and relaxing environment to work in. I love seeing how relaxed the clients are after a service and getting to see all the different hair styles from the salon is what makes my job fun!" In addition to being a part of our team at Emerge, she's also a local photographer and she enjoys going to concerts. Stop in sometime and say hi to Madison!