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: Senior Manager / Special Projects 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.
Cassi Dowden: Marketing 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.
Meagan Carpenter: Spa Coordinator
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.
Amy Oden: Nurse Practitioner
We can’t wait for you to meet Amy! She’s a nurse practitioner with over 15 years of experience. Before joining our team this spring Amy practiced at various medical facilities across Tulsa including St. Francis. Amy is such an asset to our team because she brings so much knowledge on the wellness side of our medical well spa. She has a strong desire to make sure our clients are not only feeling their best on the outside but on the inside as well. Beauty begins from within is her motto! Amy can help balance your hormones naturally with BioTe and she brings allergy testing & weight loss therapy to Emerge as well! Fun fact about Amy, she has 4 kids & 3 dogs so needless to say when she’s not busy helping people feel well, she’s got her hands full!
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
Sheryl Bridgewater: Registered Nurse
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 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
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
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
Katie Short: Licensed Aesthetician
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.
Jayden Wilson: Lash Specialist
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.
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
Tasha Anderson: Licensed Massage Therapist
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 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.”
Cassidy Inman: Conceirge
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!
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.