Our team of licensed, experienced professionals are here to assist you with all your skincare and wellness needs. We look forward to meeting you at your next visit to the spa.
Belinda Stewart: Owner/Registered Nurse/Clinical Director
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: Owner/Spa Director
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 Bergeron: Spa Manager
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.
Denice Vrana: Inventory/Administrative Specialist
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.
Sarah Horton: Nurse Practitioner
Sarah Horton, Nurse Practitioner, is the newest addition to the Emerge team. She began her nursing career in 2004 where she was a school nurse after graduating from Tulsa Tech. Her love of learning continued and she received her BSN from NSU in 2007. She then received the Indian Health Service full ride scholarship and attended Vanderbilt University where she graduated cum laude with her Nurse Practitioner credentials in 2010. Sarah has been a clinician in many different specialties including cardiology and aesthetics. Sarah is our BioTE practitioner and is well versed in bioidentical hormones. She has a passion for health and wellness and is excited to help patients achieve their optimal state of living. Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, riding her bike and playing with her Goldendoodle Sebastian.
Tish Bryan: Registered Nurse
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: Registered Nurse / Medical Supervisor
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
Tara Bunney: Licensed Aesthetician/Lead Aesthetician/Eminence Skin Care Specialist
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
Emily Freeman: Licensed Aesthetician
Emily loves working with people. This native Tulsan originally planned for a career in social work and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Physiology from ORU. She decided to pursue a career path that would allow her to work with people in a different capacity and received her aesthetics license in 2015. Emily joined the Emerge team in September 2015 and says her favorite services to perform are eyelash extensions and facials. She loves her job because she’s able to provide stress relief and confidence to her clients and says there’s no greater feeling than seeing a client leave feeling relaxed and good about themselves. What does Emily love most about working at Emerge? “I love that Emerge is focused on the whole person. It’s not just about skincare. We focus on what’s going on internally with our clients and their overall wellness. You don’t get that at a lot of other spas.” When she’s not at Emerge, Emily enjoys spending time with her friends and family, especially her two dogs, Maggie and Duncan."Emily was wonderful. My facial was amazing. I looked fabulous for my son's wedding!!" - Kim
Misty Belt: Licensed Aesthetician
Misty joined our team in 2015 after moving back to Tulsa from Fort Smith, Arkansas. She’s been a licensed aesthetician since 2013 and specializes in Alexandria sugaring, waxing, micro needling, chemical peels, facials, dermaplanning and her favorite, eyelash extensions. Misty’s ultimate goal is to give the gift of confidence and self-worth to all and her favorite part of her job is seeing her clients experience a procedure for the first time. “To see the client’s expression after their first set of lashes or to see their results after a facial is so rewarding,” she said. When she’s not helping our clients look their best, Misty enjoys spending her time with her husband and two children. She’s actively involved in the community and gives back to Tulsa through volunteering."Love Misty. She is very well trained and personable. I trust her opinion always." - Becky
Carrie Winn: Licensed Aesthetician and Laser Hair Removal Specialist
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
Naomi Pichardo: Licensed Cosmetologist & Lash Specialist
Say hello to one of our lash specialists, Naomi! She started with us in January this year and has quickly gained a following, in fact, once a week she travels to our second location at Emerge Spa at River Spirit Casino Resort to service her clients there. After earning her license in cosmetology, Naomi 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 how lashes can make such a big difference in the way we feel every day.” Naomi loves being a part of our family here at Emerge and enjoys helping make women feel beautiful. When she’s not at work she loves spending time with her family and younger siblings and dancing salsa, bachata and merengue every weekend."I went in for eyelash extensions and had a great time talking to Naomi, didn't even feel like I was there for long because we had such a great time talking!!! Everyone should visit her she's AWESOME!" - Kourtni
Savannah Montgomery: Licensed Aesthetician
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
Amanda Tharp: Massage Therapist
Amanda personalizes each treatment to the individual’s needs and strives to facilitate an opportunity for positive physical, mental, and emotional healing with each massage. She believes in the body’s ability to heal itself and utilizes her expertise to assist in this process. Amanda applies a mixture of Swedish massage, Stretching and Forearm techniques to release muscle tension. One of her favorite modalities is Cupping, that she is starting to introduce into her practice here at Emerge. Amanda has lived in Tulsa for 2 years now and loves that she has finally found a Spa to call home."I've been a customer of Amanda's for a long time now, I have many many massages in my time, and hands down she is the best. Always has a smile, friendly and always has just the right amount of pressure. The atmosphere of the spa is perfect. Clean and respectful." - Jason
Wendi Gwartney: Massage Therapist
Wendi has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2016 , but brings with her years of medical field experience. She understands that every person has unique challenges and preferences, and prides herself in being able to hone into the needs of each individual. She applies a mixture Deep Tissue and Trigger Point Therapy to release muscle tension. Wendi prides herself on her ability to listen to the body, soften stubborn muscles and promote healing through a careful use of precision pressure. In her free time, Wendi enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, their young son, and the family Great Dane."Great service all around! If you are a man and needing a deep tissue massage, Ask for Wendi!" - Preston
Stacie Castillo: Concierge
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.”
Meagan Carpenter: Concierge
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.
Audrey Sikes: Concierge
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 desk(s). Audrey started with us in March of 2016 and after a brief hiatus last fall, she's back and we couldn't be happier! 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!
Cassidy Jones: Conceirge
Meet Cassidy! She started with us in October 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!
Lori Parish: Facilities Manager
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.
Cassi Dowden: Marketing & Social Media Manager
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.