Jessica and Courtney are the co-founders of ÁME Aesthetic Institute. Both have been providers and educators within the aesthetic arena and have a combined experience of nearly 40 years. Courtney and Jessica have a passion for education: for themselves, their patients, and their peers. In an ever-evolving industry, it can be difficult to navigate the best services and treatments and know what may be needed to achieve desired outcomes. Education is one of the foundational truths ÁME stands on; we strive to provide the best treatment options for our patients. We want you to feel good about the skin you are in and understand the treatments that you are receiving. We look forward to customizing care for you.
Courtney’s path into the aesthetic field began with a desire to be a professional makeup artist, and she realized that she needed to better understand her canvas. As a native Canadian, she attended and received her training at the prestigious Blanche McDonald School of Applied Design in Vancouver, B.C. Canada. Courtney is a Master Aesthetician with over 15 years of experience with cosmetic lasers, clinical facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion for all skin types and conditions.
Courtney’s previous work experience includes being a clinical laser educator and trainer for a major Medical Spa at over 40 corporate locations around the United States. She has also been a clinical laser trainer for one of the top cosmetic laser manufacturing companies educating her fellow providers. Courtney loves a good laser treatment! Educating her patients on the latest advancements in aesthetic treatments and skincare to address their beauty needs and achieve “their own filter” is so rewarding.
Whether you are frustrated with breakouts, hyper-pigmentation, overall aging skin, or unwanted hair, she can customize the best way to help you feel and look your most confident. What truly ignites Courtney's spirit is witnessing the transformation of her patients, not just in terms of their skin health but also in the surge of self-confidence that accompanies it. For Courtney, the greatest reward lies in helping individuals look and feel their absolute best. At the core of her philosophy, Courtney sees Áme as a haven of knowledge, compassion, and boundless passion—a place where a group of remarkable women works tirelessly to help everyone embrace their best selves, inside and out.When she is not in the treatment room, Courtney is cooking away in the kitchen and spending time with her two children and husband.
Jessica was born and raised in Southern California. Years of skin care issues with acne and acne scarring are what led her into the field of aesthetic nursing. She received her Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Antelope Valley College in Southern California, close to where she was born and raised. Jessica was the only student in her nursing class whose primary interest was laser and injectable treatments. Upon completion of nursing school, Jessica worked in a hospital cardiac unit while concurrently training with a well-known dermatologist in Beverly Hills on lasers and skin care.
After relocating to Seattle, she received her Bachelor’s in Nursing from the University of Washington and then her Master’s in nursing from Gonzaga University. Jessica has a wide range of knowledge and experience in nursing, including trauma ICU, cardiology, surgical services (pre-op, intra-op, and post-op), oral maxillofacial surgery, as well as clinical nursing and skin care. She has been working as a registered nurse since 2004 and as a nurse practitioner since 2017.
Jessica trains for Allergan (the makers of Botox/Juvederm) and also trains independently on basic and advanced injection techniques. Jessica loves her career and loves helping people feel better about the skin they are in. She believes in a less-is-more approach for soft, natural results that brighten, refresh, and slow down the skin’s aging process. When she is not working, her favorite thing to do is be at home with her children and husband. She loves hiking, kayaking, and just being outdoors. She is a California girl born and raised and loves beaches, sun, and good Mexican food!