Meet Katie, our Clinical Director and Nurse Practitioner!
Katie's passion for aesthetics began in 2017 and has only grown stronger since then. She has had the privilege of training with renowned experts such as Raj Acquilla, MD, Steven Yoelin, MD, Leslie Fletcher, RN, MEP-C, Marty Raymond, RN, BSN, CANS, Connie Brennan, APRN, AGNP-C, and Dr. Jonathan Sykes, MD in Beverly Hills, and continues to seek out the latest techniques and research in the rapidly evolving aesthetics industry.
As Contour Collection’s Clinical Director, Katie is dedicated to bringing the latest and most innovative techniques to her clients, with a focus on improving skin health and overall longevity. Her compassionate approach to client care ensures that every client feels informed and comfortable throughout their journey.
Originally from Upstate New York, Katie moved to Colorado in 2008 to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder, and later earned her Bachelor's in Nursing from Denver College of Nursing in 2015. She spent five years as a Registered Nurse in intensive care, urgent care, chemotherapy infusion, and aesthetics before pursuing a Master's in Nursing at Regis University, which she completed in May of 2021. Prior to co-founding Contour Collection with partners Ainsley and Max, Katie also gained experience as a Clinic Manager at The Little Clinic, where she practiced Primary Care. Her commitment to evidence-based practices and scientific principles ensures that her aesthetic techniques are grounded in solid medical knowledge.
Q&A WITH KATIE
What made you want to open Contour Collection?
"Meeting with Ainsley and dreaming up our ideal aesthetic practice… and then we created it. I could not be more proud, fulfilled and excited for where we are headed."
What does beauty mean to you?
"To me, beauty is all about having a strong foundation of confidence that empowers us to take on life's challenges and pursue our passions. Just like getting enough sleep, eating well, maintaining healthy relationships, and staying active, feeling beautiful plays a crucial role in our overall sense of happiness and well-being.
When it comes to achieving clear, radiant skin, I believe that it all starts in the gut. Proper nutrition, sufficient rest, and stress reduction are all key factors in promoting healthy, glowing skin. That's why I've included some of my favorite gut health products below, which can help support your body's natural processes and contribute to a more vibrant, beautiful you.
Gut Health: Terra Origin Healthy Gut L-Glutamine
I love beauty but I do not take it too seriously. You may disagree when you read my answer to the next question… or the blog post on my wedding prep…"
What is your favorite treatment and why?
"You cannot expect me to pick just one! My favorite treatment to inject is lip filler. I love the intricacy, focus and precision required. It also has one of the most satisfying ‘before and afters’. My favorite treatments personally are microneedling + topical Sculptra, microneedling + Exosomes, and PRP/PRF in the under eyes and for hair restoration because they are natural, science-driven and safe!"
What is your favorite skincare product of all time?
"The Feelist - Most Wanted. Click to read the list of ingredients. You will recognize every single one. There is CBD to decrease inflammation, lots of skin loving ingredients such as jojoba, marula (antioxidant), rosehip, primrose and grapeseed oil! So moisturizing for the Colorado climate. Beautiful branding and packaging."
And others 😇:
Colorado Clinical Grade SkinCare:
Affordable Clinical Grade SkinCare:
SPF friendly SkinCare:
What do you like to do in your free time?
"Just like every other Coloradan, I enjoy hiking, Fierce45, live music, eating out with friends and just like any other Introvert, I enjoy cooking or baking at home, reading and going to bed early. 🙂"
What is your morning & evening skincare routine?
Biocellular Water on a cotton pad, Allies of Skin 20% Vitamin C first thing in the morning followed by SPF (right now I am using SkinMedica Mineral Shield and/or SuperGoop! Glowscreen). Then I use Ilia’s Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40, Colorescience Total 3-in-1 and BareMinerals Well Rested on my eyelids which each have SPF in them.
Biocellular Water to remove makeup. Cleanse with SkinMedica’s AHA/BHA Cleanser and exfoliating pad 3 days a week, a hyaluronic acid serum every night, Colorescience Total Eye Concentrate, SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Eye Complex and I seal everything in with a thick layer of Avene Moisturizer or The Feelist - Most Wanted.
Tell us something fun about yourself
"Hmm, let’s see. My two favorite artists are Beyonce and the Grateful Dead. I have 2 cats who are absolutely hilarious - their names are Luca and Giacomo (“Jiggy”). I am fun-sized at just barely 5” tall. I am 50% Italian and have a code word for spicy red sauce tattooed on my ribs…"
If you have any questions about Katie or about any of our treatments, we are here to help! You can reach us at (720) 629-8921, or book a New Client Consultation to learn more. We're happy to answer any questions you may have and guide you through the process.