Meet Our Mount Pleasant Med Spa Team

Lynda Avera, MSN, AGPCNP-BC

Lynda Avera

Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner

Born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, Lynda has been a registered nurse since 1992. She spent the first ten years of her career in surgery, and in 2004, she joined one of the first true medical spas in Jacksonville. While there, she discovered her passion for aesthetics. Diving right in, Lynda received extensive training and developed her skills specializing in laser, skincare, and injectable services. In 2018, she earned her Master's Degree in Nursing.

Lynda views the relationships with her patients as the foundation for excellent care. She ensures each patient is provided with the needed education and treatment options, empowering them to make confident, informed decisions. Her ultimate goal is to provide patients with services that refresh their appearance and positive self-image, while at the same time, honoring their natural beauty.

Relocating to the Charleston area in 2016, Lynda and her family now call South Carolina home. She is married to her high school sweetheart, and they are proud parents of an amazing son and daughter. When she's not making her patients beautiful, you can find Lynda running, doing yoga, and listening to music.

Dana Brinson, CMA

Dana Brinson

Medical Assistant

Dana came to Charleston via the Air Force. Her father was stationed in Charleston and eventually retired here. She considers herself a native since she's been here since she was eight years old! After high school, Dana did local and promotional modeling, and became a modeling instructor and makeup artist. This was where she discovered her passion for skin care and wellness.

She made the leap into the medical field as a front office supervisor for a large Orthopedic Group in Charleston. While there, she studied and received her CMA in 1998.

Staying home for several years raising three children, Dana returned to the Orthopedic Group and worked with a prominent local hand surgeon as a clinical lead medical assistant for 23 years. Her experience during this time defined her as the compassionate, caring and knowledgeable medical assistant she is today.

Dana and her husband, Monty, are proud parents of three beautiful adult children (who are all natives!) and a sweet Goldador named Huck!

When not working, Dana loves family time, dining out, walking Huck, going to Folly beach, traveling and watching the Clemson Tigers play!

Kimberly Bunch, LCE

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Licensed Esthetician

With deep ancestral roots in Charleston, Kimberly is proud to call it home. Studying Business Management at Towson University and receiving her aesthetics training at the Academy of Cosmetology in 2007, Kimberly is trained and certified in many areas of aesthetic skin care including Microblading, Micropigmentation, Permanent Makeup, Scar Rejuvenation and Areola Replacement.

Passionate about helping others achieve their skin and beauty goals, she has an intimate understanding for the necessity of skin rejuvenation after personally suffering and overcoming scarring with successful treatment. She enjoys spending time with her beautiful daughter, boating and remodeling houses.

Jennifer Cianci, MSN, FNP-BC

Jennifer Cianci

Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner

Originally from the Chicago area, Jennifer has been injecting neuromodulators and dermal fillers for almost a decade. Graduating with her masters as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2013, she is board certified through the ANCC and is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Before receiving her degree and certification as a nurse practitioner, Jennifer practiced nursing for 23 years in cardiac, transplant, and trauma ICU; home health care, general medicine, plastic surgery, and aesthetics.

Her credo for maintaining a youthful appearance incorporates treatments using many modalities, including a good skin care regimen, the use of neuromodulators, dermal fillers, and laser treatments. Jennifer believes that for an optimal aesthetic outcome, it’s imperative to understand that transformation is a process and consistency is the key. Jennifer is married to a wonderful, supportive husband with whom she has three amazing children, two dogs, and one grand-dog! Her favorite things include Pilates, Barre, hiking with her husband and dogs, and hugging her kids!

Trivette Curtis, LCE, CMA

Trivette Curtis

Licensed Esthetician

A licensed aesthetician since 2008, Trivette developed her love for skincare shortly after graduating from the College of Charleston. Combining her passion for aesthetics and helping others, she decided to pursue a career in Aesthetics at Trident Technical College. Her years of experience with skin care and lasers help patients achieve great results. Trivette is a South Carolina native and has called the Charleston area home since 1998. In her spare time, Trivette enjoys spending time with her husband and their rescue dog, Lucy.

Katrina Harris

Katrina Harris

Practice Manager

Born and raised in Atlanta, Katrina graduated from Abilene Christian University in Texas with a BS in Marketing. Her marketing background opened the door for her, landing her in the fashion and radio industries. That was all fine, but what honestly fired her up was her passion for medical aesthetics. After a few years, she jumped the fence (with her set of marketing tools!) and began her second career managing patient care for a plastic surgery practice.

Finally feeling at home, she found her true calling working with and helping patients realize their best selves. While there, she quickly learned the ins and outs of running a medical practice, while navigating and enhancing patient care and staff management. Beyond ecstatic to join the team at AesthetiSpa, Katrina looks forward to keeping the practice on the aesthetic forefront. A Lowcounty resident since 2004, Katrina gives back to the community through her service and involvement with several Charleston area non-profits. In her spare time, Katrina enjoys seeing the world with her husband and spending time with her dogs, Kodi Bear and Riggs.

Monika Hooi

Monika Hooi

Front Office Coordinator

With over 30 years providing exceptional customer service, Monika has extensive experience working in many business arenas. She was born and raised in Germany until the age of 12 and has called the Lowcountry home since 2004. Monika’s favorites are relaxing on the beach, riding bikes and walking. She is married and blessed with three beautiful granddaughters.

Kelly Hunt, BSN, RN

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Aesthetic Nurse And Laser Specialist

Kelly is an aesthetic laser specialist with 31 years of experience in the medical field, 22 of which were devoted to skincare. With extensive training in IPL Photorejuvenation, Thermage, laser services, and advanced skincare, she is a certified IPL trainer for health care providers and was awarded Black Diamond status as one of the leading providers of Thermage in the entire southeastern United States.

Part of the AesthetiSpa team since 2006, Kelly’s enthusiasm for providing clients with excellent services has garnered her a loyal clientele. Kelly lives on James Island with her beautiful daughter.

Abby Kopald, LCE

Abby Kopald

Licensed Esthetician

Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Abby found her home in Charleston over two decades ago and fully embraces the charm of Lowcountry living every day.

A Licensed Medical Aesthetician who is passionate about skin health, Abby is dedicated to helping patients achieve their skin goals. With her thorough knowledge of skincare and corrective treatments, Abby creates and works to establish a custom plan for her patients that, while addressing their beauty needs, yields effective, and successful results.

Abby's unwavering passion for skincare stems from her personal experience battling acne during her youth. She knows what it’s like to want radiant skin, and has committed her professional career to making this a reality for others. Helping others achieve their “glow” is what drives her daily.

Outside of AesthetiSpa, Abby enjoys leisurely days on the beach or at the lake, traveling, exploring new culinary experiences with her husband, and giving lots of attention to her beloved dog, Maya.

Carla Lewis

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Front Office Concierge

A South Carolina native and College of Charleston graduate with a BA in Business Administration, Carla joined AesthetiSpa in March 2020. Along with her “wow” customer/patient skills, Carla brings many years of sales, customer service and cosmetic surgery experience to AesthetiSpa. A team player who’s always willing to go the extra mile and build lasting relationships along the way, Carla is responsible for helping to manage the front desk and strives every day to make each patient feel special.

Whether welcoming patients, scheduling appointments, or assisting other team members, Carla’s commitment to the patients and staff of AesthetiSpa ensures a positive experience for all. Carla lives in Mt. Pleasant and loves to be outdoors, travel, and spend quality time with her family.

Lisa Montgomery, BSN, RN

Lisa Montgomery

Aesthetic Nurse Specialist

A Registered Nurse and Aesthetic Nurse Injector, Lisa boasts over 17 years of aesthetics experience. As a result of her experience, plus her passion for promoting health and wellness, Lisa firmly believes that feeling confident about the way you look is essential for achieving and maintaining overall vitality. She recognizes the value of patient education and advocacy and provides superior service to empower patients to make informed decisions about their aesthetic care. A Charleston native, Lisa enjoys spending time with her boys and dogs on Folly Beach.

Amy O’Shea, LCE

Amy OShea

Licensed Esthetician

As both a licensed cosmetologist and aesthetician, Amy’s passion for skin health derives from her personal struggle with acne which began at an early age. After many years perfecting her skincare routine, she loves to help others perfect theirs, and achieve optimal results through proper education and a personalized treatment plan. Confidence, and being content in your skin, she believes, is the key to an overall healthy and fulfilling life. A South Carolina native, Amy has lived in Charleston since 2014.

She loves the salt life: sun, sand and waves, all topped off with a good SPF! In her free time, she can be found at the beach, in the yoga studio, having fun with her husband, loving their precious pets and visiting family in the Upstate.

Pattie Lynn Pumphrey

Pattie Lynn

Medical Assistant

Fresh from the Nation's Capitol, Pattie Lynn relocated to Charleston, bringing her 11+ years of aesthetics experience. An extraordinarily dedicated Medical Assistant, Pattie Lynn loves interacting with each patient and providing a concierge and quality level of service.

Not only is she a dedicated Medical Assistant, Pattie Lynn is also a cheerful spirit, infusing AesthetiSpa with her positive attitude and energy every day. She is a delight to be around.

Pattie Lynn has a daughter, Lilly, who will soon graduate from the College of Charleston. She intends to go to PA school after graduation.

When she's not smiling away at AesthetiSpa, Pattie Lynn enjoys power walking, tennis, dining out, and wine tastings with friends. You can also find her on the beach enjoying a good book. With SPF, of course.

Christi Sanford

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Office Coordinator

As Office Coordinator, Christi supports the entire AesthetiSpa and keeps things running smoothly from day to day. In her free time, Christi can be found at local schools reading her children’s book series, Legare the Lowcountry Lizard or hand-crafting turkey and pheasant feather bow ties for the small business she started with her son. Christi enjoys spending time with her family, exercising, needlepointing, and traveling.

Kristina Wilmot

Kristina Wilmot

Medical Receptionist

Originally from small-town Connecticut, Kristina moved to Charleston in 2016. Her early career in restaurant ownership and management honed her hospitality and customer service skills and made for an easy transition to the world of aesthetics. Before joining Aesthetispa, Kristina worked as a surgical coordinator for a plastic surgeon. While there, her passion for skincare and helping others with their needs and goals blossomed. And now, she brings that passion to AesthetiSpa!

Kristina lives on Daniel Island with her wonderful daughter, boyfriend, and beloved dogs. In her free time, she loves to beach it on Sullivan's Island, take to the water on the boat, or dine out at one of Charleston's outstanding restaurants.

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