Meet the Team at Beleza MedSpa!
Click on any of the staff members to view their bio.
Executive Vice President
Courtney is at Beleza, working side-by-side with Dr. Broder to develop custom treatment plans for Beleza’s body shaping patients. During Beleza’s consultations, Courtney discusses the variety of procedures Beleza offers and advises patients on which option is right for them. Beleza’s most senior employee, she joined the team in 2008 and has successfully helped more than 1000 Weight Loss Diet patients.
Courtney’s educational background makes her the resident authority on nutrition at Beleza. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition, as well as Biology from The University of Mississippi. Courtney completed her practicum in Nutrition at Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Hospital in Charleston, SC.
During her practicum she became well acquainted with the specifics of clinical nutrition and medicine. Upon completing her practicum, Courtney worked as a nutritionist and consultant for patients with metabolic and weight loss disorders in Navarre, FL.
Despite her physical distance from her family, Courtney is close with her four sisters and enjoys regular visits to see them. When she has a moment to relax (and the dogs are tired out), she does it with a good true crime novel or her friends here in Austin.
Medical Aesthetician / Injectionist
Beleza’s most senior injectionist, Nancy has three years of experience with the company, but her first career began in aviation as a flight attendant. After a serious car accident left her unable to fly, she moved into massage, crediting it for comfort during her tough recovery. Eventually she opened her own massage studio but her passion for learning promoted her to expand her skill set and she later moved into aesthetics.
When she’s not busy making others beautiful, she is a family-oriented mom who enjoys a dinner out, riding bicycles and reading suspense and crime novels. But her first love will always be running. Though she misses her jogs on the California shoreline, runs through her Austin neighborhood help to keep her centered and allow her time to jam to some of her favorite tunes.
Medical Aesthetician / Injector
Emily Stimson serves as one of Beleza’s very talented aestheticians and expert injectors. Emily started her career in the beauty industry in makeup artistry working with Mac Cosmetics for 12 years. Upon moving to Los Angeles, she expanded her expertise to the entertainment industry, working on film, fashion shows, photo shoots, and multiple movie and music award venues.
After teaching makeup artistry to aspiring students, Emily was inspired to understand what lies beneath the glitz, glamour, and illusion of makeup. Emily entered the Medical Spa Industry after studying at Avenue Five and Texas Laser Institute in Austin. Her expertise now includes the functions of skin & how it reacts to intrinsic and extrinsic influences. Emily enjoys teaching individuals how to improve the health and appearance of their skin. She is dedicated to providing a customized skin care routine to each of her clients in order achieve their long-term goals.
RN / BSN / Injector
Dusky joined the Beleza MedSpa team in February 2018 as a Surgical Nurse and Injection specialist. Dusky brings over 10+ years’ experience in nursing to Beleza.
Before joining the Beleza team, Dusky held various nursing roles with Baylor Scott & White, St. David's Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann since 2007 where she received a considerable amount of training and gained valuable experience. Throughout her tenure as a registered nurse, Dusky decided to pursue a career in facial aesthetics focusing on dermal fillers and neurotoxins.
Dusky has an exceptional eye for facial aesthetics and is a natural injector. Her ability to see a face's potential is unmatched and a true talent. She is dedicated to helping her clients meet their desired skin care and anti-aging goals and is extremely passionate about her role at Beleza.
Registered Nurse, State of Texas, 2007 - Present
In-patient Obstetric Nurse, RNC, 2010 - Present
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, ACLS Provider, 2007 - Present
Neonatal Resuscitation Program, NRP Provider, 2007 - Present
Basic Life Support, 2005 - Present
STABLE, 2016 - Present
Tehia Rice is a licensed Medical Aesthetician in the Killeen office with 15 years experience in the beauty/aesthetic industry. In 2014, she decided she had a greater passion for skin care in the constantly growing world of aesthetics. Tehia attended Nuvani Institute in Cedar Park, Texas, where she gained an extensive amount of training and obtained her TX Esthetician license. Then later attended the National Laser Institute in Dallas for her advanced medical aesthetics training including laser hair removal.
Tehia is very talented and passionate when it comes to skincare and body contouring. She is extremely knowledgeable about treating moderate to severe acne treatments through Microneedling, chemical peels and facial procedures. Tehia is also the top provider across all 4 Beleza locations for Coolsculpting! If you're in the Killeen area, ask for Tehia. She is dedicated to helping her clients meet their long term skin care and body goals, and one of the best in her field.
Krystal is an aesthetician with Beleza and has been in the beauty industry for over 6 years. Krystal is skilled and trained in many different areas of aesthetics, including laser hair removal, IPL therapy, facial treatments, and microneedling. She is dedicated helping her clients meet their desired goals and ensures every visit is fruitful and meets their expectations.
Krystal prides herself in making sure every skin treatment is customized to achieve a subtle and gradual transformation on her patients. She is very passionate about her role at Beleza and takes pride in her work. (She also is the epitome of grace, and is often seen tumbling down the stairs in dramatic fashion!)
Spa Coordinator / Se Habla Español
Jennifer has been a spa coordinator with Beleza since March 2014 and is the first person to greet you in Cedar Park. We are so blessed to have Jennifer on the Beleza team, her smile is contagious and makes you feel right at home when you arrive at the spa. Jennifer is dedicated to delivering the highest quality service to every client and is passionate about making your experience at Beleza stress-free and the most enjoyable. Having been in the aesthetics industry for 4 years, Jennifer is extremely knowledgeable about all services available at Beleza. She is always eager to help our clients find appointments to fit their schedule, or educate them on the latest products and procedures.
Originally from the coastal area of Ecuador in Bahia De Caraquez, Jennifer is fluent in Spanish and English allowing her to create a bond with our patients through her bilingual skills. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family and pets, and also exploring her creative side. Jennifer exemplifies everything Beleza stands for: beautiful inside-and-out and hardworking.
Elena - our AKA "Director of First Impressions" - has been a Spa Coordinator with Beleza MedSpa in Round Rock since 2012. Her smile is so great you can even hear it over the phone. We are so blessed to have Elena on our team, she has a genuine happy and warm disposition about her to make you feel right at home when you arrive at the spa.
Elena strives to assist every client in making their experience with Beleza MedSpa as stress free and enjoyable as possible. She is very knowledgeable of our services and our staff and she is always ready to help guests find appointments to fit their schedule.
Taylor has been a Spa Coordinator at the Killeen location of Beleza MedSpa since we opened the Killeen store in 2016. We are so blessed to have Taylor as a part of our team, she is very personable and has a warm disposition about her to make you feel right at home when you arrive at the spa.
Taylor does everything she can to make sure every client has a stress free and enjoyable experience at Beleza. She is extremely knowledgeable of all of Beleza's services and is always ready to find appointments for our guests that fit into their busy schedule.
Customer Relations Manager
Karen Carter is our Customer Relations Manager.
If you have ever called to get information on any of our Services, you have probably spoken with her. She is our lovely “Go To” employee that is knowledgeable in all our Products and Services.
Karen was honored with employee of the quarter in July. She loves to help people and is sure to put a smile on your face. After graduating from UT Austin, she has enjoyed 20 years in the medical field. Karen is an essential resource for Beleza Medical Spa. Outside of work, this native Austinite loves to spend time with her two children and dogs.
Cosmetic Nurse Practitioner
Vanessa Bennington is a Family Nurse Practitioner and a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington. Vanessa graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe with her Bachelor’s of Nursing in 2006 and then soon relocated to work in the cardiovascular intensive care unit at Arlington Memorial Hospital where she worked until we returned to school at UTA. She completed her education at UTA in 2010 and graduated from the Family
Nurse Practitioner Program.Vanessa began working in medical aesthetics in 2008 and enjoys making people feel and look their best.
Vanessa also has a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science and along with her husband own a CrossFit gym and has written for www.breakingmuscle.com on fitness and hormone related topics.
In her off time, Vanessa enjoys working out, art projects, and spending time with her husband a son.
Cosmetic Physician Assistant
Katlyn is a Physician Assistant that was born and raised in California. Katlyn holds a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from California State University, Chico and a Master’s degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology from San Francisco State University. She moved to the great state of Texas to achieve her dream of becoming a Physician Assistant. She earned a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley. Katlyn has been practicing as a Physician Assistant for over a year and has enjoyed every aspect of the job. She decided to dive head first into the Medical Aesthetic industry because of her passion for making her patients look and feel their absolute best.
Katlyn enjoys traveling, being outdoors, yoga, spin, wine tasting, and exploring all of the unique restaurants that Austin has to offer. Make your appointment to see Katlyn now!