Leigh’s, ADVANCED AESTHETIC INJECTOR, LMA, SLT, CPT, CHHC
The beauty business is in Leigh’s blood. She spent her formative years in and around her Grandma Lila’s salon, and that passion for making others feel beautiful never left her!
Leigh began her career managing law practices; after being involved in a head-on collision with a drunk driver and starting the first MADD CAT in Nueces County, Leigh split her time advocating in a legal practice and advocating for those affected by drinking and driving. Leigh has appeared in numerous PSA’s, published articles, routinely spoke to the media, and lobbied the legislature on ways to prevent drinking and driving. In 2004, after reading A Purpose Driven Life, Leigh embarked on a journey to help others feel beautiful inside and out; she went back to school to study aesthetics. She completed her aesthetic apprenticeship at one of the top two hundred fastest growing spas in America, then completed her medical aesthetics training as one of only two aestheticians accepted into a program among R.N.s and M.D.s. While continuing her medical aesthetics training and becoming certified in many areas, Leigh gained hands-on experience working in dermatology. Leigh continued her education and became an Aesthetics Instructor, taught the DSHS Laser Course and Injectable training courses for neuromodulators and fillers in Texas; she traveled the U.S. as a Clinical Trainer with Candela Medical and is a Certified Integrative Health Coach, she is studying Holistic Nutrition, Ayurvedic Nutrition and works with her patients to understand that nutrition and wellness are very integral to an aesthetic and beauty regimen. Leigh continues to sharpen her skills by attending as many continuing education classes and medical aesthetic seminars as possible to advance her knowledge.
Leigh enjoys hanging out with her family, and their four-legged babies. Leigh’s first love is horses, and her dream is to one day to open an equine therapy center. She is excited to be a part of the L-Aesthetics team and looks forward to seeing you soon!
Amber Larsen, Owner
Amber Larsen, Owner: Mrs. Larsen is an expert in the skincare and cosmetic industry. She has a strong design and management background. Before having her first child, she worked in Commercial Medical Real Estate in Dallas, Texas. She is an expert in dealing with medical compliance and creating a unified experience for customers who are going to use our service. Amber received her degree and studied Biology at Brigham Young University. She is a perfect mix of aesthetic expertise mixed with business experience. Outside of the office, she loves to travel internationally and spend time with her family.
Jenna Bartholomew, PA Injector
Jenna Bartholomew received a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2016 from Idaho State University in Boise. Prior to her Master’s program, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health. Since graduating, Jenna has worked in ENT, Internal Medicine and Aesthetics. Her passion for cosmetic injecting grew over the last 5 years and now she is happy to make Aesthetics her full time career with Eden Medspa. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and painting. She recently got engaged in August 2021 and her and her fiancé plan to get married in México in late 2022.
Steffani Mortensen, Nurse Injector
Hi there! I have been in the medical field for well over 10 years, starting as a nursing assistant in an elite surgical center in Utah. After receiving my nursing degree in 2015, I have found that my passion lies in building confidence through the art that is medical aesthetics. I love connecting with others and am dedicated to brightening others’ journeys in whatever way I can! I have three boys at home and understand the need for some true rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. I’m excited to work hand in hand with you here at Eden to bring you the R&R you need coupled with the results you’re seeking!
Matt Larsen, Operations Director
Matt is an expert in data analytics and strategy and will use his skills to manage complex organizations to improve the marketing, operations and customer success of Eden. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance at Brigham Young University and his Master’s in Business Administration at Texas A&M University. Matt’s previous experience was in commercial banking for 5 years. He gained invaluable experience understanding what types of companies and leaders were successful and who was not. Outside of the office, he loves to play pickleball and spend time with his family.
Stephanie Alaniz, MA Laser Technician
Stephanie was born and raised in a small town in Taylor, TX. She attended Virginia College in Austin, TX and graduated with her Associates in Science. She was educated in medical office management, billing and coding, and some clinical training. She comes to us from a chiropractic background. She has been working for Chiropractors in the Austin area for the past 7 years. She has worn many hats such as chiropractic assistant, x-ray technician, and office manager. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys cooking, hiking the Greenbelt, spending time with her husband and two dogs, and continuing to develop aesthetic knowledge.
Dr. Baluch, Medical Director
Dr. Baluch is a physician and medical director. Dr. Baluch got his MD from Texas Tech in 2006 and did his Anesthesia at University of Miami between 2006 – 2010. He has over 10 years of experience in the Medical Spa industry owning his own spa as well as being the Director of National Laser Institute.