Meet Our Team

Owners, Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Laser Technicians, Aestheticians & Staff


YMS has been in business since 2005, serving Jacksonville and the beaches for the last 15 years with the latest, cutting-edge technology in procedures, aesthetics and injectables. Touted to have the best, most thorough staff.


We Pride ourselves on being one of the leading medical spas in the greater Jacksonville area. We are also an accredited training center for Solta Medical, offering Thermage treatments and training nationwide.


Our staff undergoes extensive training in every service offered prior to performing services on our clientele. We have the utmost confidence in providing exceptional services and expertise.


Youthful Medical Spa’s mission is to continue to provide the best services available today in the field of medical aesthetics and non-invasive anti-aging treatments while making our clientele our fore-most priority.

Pamela Caplan-Mahan


Pamela is an aesthetic trained physician assistant who received her education from the University of Florida and her Masters degree from the University of Nebraska. Pamela has been practicing medicine for over 20 years with experience in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Gynecology, Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy/Holistic Medicine, and most recently Plastic Surgery.

Pamela has personally performed all the procedures provided in our Medical Spa on hundreds of patients through the years and seen incredible results. Pamela has also worked with skin care patients for more than fifteen years making skin care Consults one of her areas of expertise. Pamela is the Founder of Youthful Medical Spa. Helping patients achieve their ultimate goals through the latest medical and holistic anti-aging approaches is her first priority.

Dr. Leonard Spillert

Plastic Surgeon, Medical Director

Professional Experience:

Coastal Cosmetic Center, Reconstructive Surgeon Leonard Spillert, M.D.P.A., Reconstructive Surgeon Emergency Medical Group, Emergency Physician


University of Louvain, Louvain, Belgium
University of Florida-Shands, Jacksonville, FL
Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
Additional Skills:
Member of Florida Medical Society
Member of Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member of Duval County Medical Society
Certified Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Guardian Ad Litum-State of Florida
Physician at Jacksonville Beach Homeless clinic-Mission House
Associate Big Brothers-Big Sisters
Active Medical Mission work

Julie Duke

Spa Director

Julie was raised in Atlanta, Georgia where she resided for 26 years. She moved to Ponte Vedra Beach after getting married and has raised 3 beautiful daughters. After attending college at West Georgia College in Carrollton, Georgia, Julie was employed with a popular skincare and cosmetic line where she developed a deep understanding and passion for the importance of caring for your skin by being proactive rather than reactive to combating the natural process of aging. Her knowledge of this importance has been instilled in her daughters, famiy and close friends. Julie enjoys friendly and informative conversations with clients speaking of her expertise in the many ways to enhance their skin care regimen that will best suits their needs.

Karen Cross

Front Desk Supervisor

Karen Cross has over 25 years of working in the salon and medical spa industry. She’s held her cosmetology license since 1995, along with extensive training and certifications with some of the top leading companies in the aesthetic field like Allergan, Repechage’ and Aveda. With her background in management and hospitality, she’s a great fit as the Front Desk Supervisor to help the spa run efficiently while providing stellar customer service.

Karen is a mom of 3 now-adult children (Lauren, Haley, and Harrison) and 1 dog (Chloe). She lives in Ponte Vedra Beach and enjoys tennis, the beach, traveling, and wine tasting with her friends and family.

Christine Mason

Membership Coordinator

Christine is the Welcome & friendly face you will see upon entering Youthful Medical Spa or when you call to make an appointment. Christine has a love for aesthetics and you will instantly feel her passion as well.

Christine has been in the medical spa industry since 2008, She has worked for some of the top cosmetic surgeons in Jacksonville.

Christine is a native of Jacksonville she studied at Florida community college specialized is floral design. She has 20 years of management and design experience, she was Director of product development for an national candy company. She also has many years in retail sales experiences and owned her own flower shop for 5 years. Her aesthetics experience and knowledge of cosmetic procedures enables her to be able to give our clients accurate information on all our products are services.

Kristin Skipper

Aesthetic Trained Nurse Practitioner

Kristin is an advanced practice registered nurse and board-certified family nurse practitioner. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of North Florida. She is dedicated to continued learning and eager to help her clients achieve their aesthetic goals. Kristin is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society, American Nurses Association, and International Society of Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Nurses.

Kristin has been in the nursing profession since 2012 and has experience working in obstetrics, telemetry, and education. What she enjoys most about aesthetics is the relationships she is able to develop with her clients. Kristin’s professional goal is to help others remain happy and confident by enhancing their natural beauty.

In her time away from work, Kristin enjoys traveling, spending time with her husband and son, exercising, and boating.

Scarlett Renuart

Aesthetic Trained Nurse Practitioner

Scarlett is a doctorate-prepared and board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of North Florida. She is dedicated to lifelong learning and prioritizes safety and satisfaction. Scalett is passionate about medical aesthetics and helping clients enhance their confidence and achieve their goals with natural results. One of her favorite aspects of her job is getting to know each client and making each encounter feel special.

She has been in the nursing profession since 2013 with the majority of my experience working in the intensive care unit. Her ICU experience has honed my assessment skills and made attention to detail my top priority for each individual client.
In her spare time, Scarlett loves traveling, cycling, spending time with friends and family, and practicing her green thumb in the garden.

Jeri Francis

Licensed Medical Aesthetician

The science behind skincare is what initially drew her to this field and happy clients are what kept her pursuing the latest techniques in the industry. Jeri has had problems with hyper-pigmentation and melasma herself, which led her to learn more about the causes and treatments for it. She believes that continuing education plays a huge role in keeping up with the constantly changing trends in skincare. She has extensive knowledge and certifications in a variety of different chemical peels. She loves to provide personalized skin care for each client her table. Jeri was previously an Instructor and Program Manager for Aesthetics at an Allied Health College. Her passion is educating every patient on how the treatments work will benefit them and how using specific products at home can enhance their results. At youthful she specializes in chemical peels as well as the more advanced treatments such as Collagen Induction therapy and Clear+Brilliant.

Sarah Nicole Piedlow

Patient Care Consultant

Certified CoolSculpting Technician

Sarah has three years of experience in customer service and sales, and most recently as marketing assistant for a nationally known fitness organization. Currently Sarah is pursuing a degree in Physical Therapy. While here at the Spa, she provides the ever-popular CoolSculpting procedures, working with each candidate from consultation to jubilation. She also continues to enhance the client visit as one of our proficient patient care coordinators.

Her personal understanding of self-improvement and its correlation with improved self-esteem and confidence drives her to bring that feeling of beauty and radiance to all of our clients. Sarah’s vibrant personality is contagious so be ready to leave feeling pampered and looking forward to your next Youthful Medical Spa experience!

Acsa Colombo

Patient Care Coordinator | Licensed Medical Esthetician

Asca is from Venezuela and moved to Jacksonville Florida when she was 3 years old. She loves Florida’s warm sunny weather and is grateful where God has placed her to be. Acsa has always had a passion and love for everything involved with beauty.

Acsa is pursuing a degree of Bachelor’s of science in Public Health at the University of North Florida and has also pursued her love of Aesthetics by obtaining her Esthetician’s License.

Acsa is also a permanent makeup artist that masters in Microblading and Microshading eyebrows. After performing permanent makeup, Acsa grew a greater passion for the world of beauty.


Acsa loves to learn and is determined to learn each day with new technology and procedures that will help her succeed the happiness of seeing people’s love for themselves when they look at their own beauty. 

Acsa experience with customers for over five years has helped her be the person she is today. Acsa is grateful for all her experience she has gained from being a optometry technician to a beauty advisor for Estée Lauder and her position at Youthful Medical Spa. Everywhere she goes she is filled with gratefulness to be serving people with kindness always and helping them in every way she’s able to do so.

Morgan Brillon

Licensed Medical Aesthetician

Morgan is a true Florida native who grew up in St. John’s County with a passion for skin care and science. Graduating from First Cost Technical College in St. Augustine, Morgan is always continuing her education and wanting to try new procedures as the beauty industry grows each day.

From a young age, Morgan has had a love for the health and beauty industry but wasn’t quite sure what field she was going to go into. When she had her own issues with her skin it gave her the drive to learn more about her skin and the science behind it all. Her goal is to make people feel the best they can in their own skin and give them their confidence back. She will always welcome you to a safe and warm environment.

Troy Mahan

NBC-HIS Chief Operating Officer/Co-Owner

Troy is the Chief Operating Officer of Youthful Medical Spa and co-owner. His experience includes the ownership and business development of 47 diagnostic centers in five different states.

Troys’ extensive business background helps Youthful Medical Spa stay on the cutting edge with all the latest in cosmetic procedures while maintaining the highest level of customer service.

He has built all of his businesses under one idea, (Service above self) Troy understands that our Medical Spa is all about the patient and their experiences. Troy is also the owner of several hearing aid practices… including Clear Ear, Medical Hearing in Jacksonville Beach, Arlington Expressway & Orange Park.

Keri Vahey

Practice Administrator

Keri grew up in chilly Connecticut, wanting to warm up and enjoy palm trees she headed to school in South Carolina and Florida. She got her Esthetics license 18 years ago in both states and began pursuing a nursing degree. A few years later she decided Esthetics was her passion and continued down that path as her career. Keri has worked for luxurious resorts that include The Ritz Carlton & the Breakers. She soon transferred from an Esthetician to management positions.

Keri met her husband in Orlando, where they soon realized they were from the same small town and even shared mutual friends, yet had never met prior. They moved to West Palm Beach where she resided as a Spa Manager/Director. After a few years, her husband received a transfer opportunity and Keri found her new home at Youthful Medical Spa. Keri has a passion for skincare and loves learning about ingredients in products, paired with Youthful Medical Spa’s cutting edge machines, to see fantastic real results!

Leighton Baruch

Spa Manager 

Leighton is a Jacksonville native. She attended Stanton College Prep and Jacksonville University, where she double majored in Communications and Musical Theater. After attending school, Leighton ventured into the corporate world – over the years, she has gained experience in many fields, from supply chain management and logistics to human resources and management. Leighton found her true passion was working with others and helping people become their best self. She dove headfirst into the world of medical aesthetics and has loved every second of it. Since shifting gears in her career, Leighton has become a provider and trainer for services such as TempSure and Hydrafacial. She is happy to have found a home and rewarding career at Youthful Medical Spa.

Outside of the office, Leighton is a seasoned pageant competitor. She has earned several titles over the years and represented Daytona Beach at Miss Florida USA. Nowadays, you can find her at home with her loving pets and boyfriend – cuddled up with a warm cup of coffee.

Casey Kennedy

Business Operations Coordinator

Casey Kennedy comes to us with a very diverse background in the large-scale event planning, fundraising and beauty industries in New York City, Seattle and Washington, DC.  Most recently she joins us from her hometown, the Washington, DC area, where she helped plan, start, and run an award winning high-end luxury salon, Salon Bisoux, which she managed for almost 4 years before relocating to the Jacksonville Beach area with her family in the summer of 2016.

Casey is passionate about customer service and prides herself in treating every Youthful Medical Spa client as a cherished old friend. She always strives for 5-star, white glove service and looks forward to tending to all of their beauty needs.

When she’s not at Youthful Medical Spa helping our guests she can be found cheering on her teenage son in competitions or spending time on the beach with her husband searching for treasures.

Sarah McLaughlin

Design & Marketing

Sarah has been working with Youthful Medical Spa for the past 10 years now. Her experience as a practitioner and manager over 20 years in the hospitality and spa industries makes her a treasured asset not only with clients and treatment knowledge but with her sales and marketing expertise as well. Sarah continues to be our resident graphic artist and advertising specialist, overseeing our creative efforts with design, web, marketing and sales.

Sarah enjoys pursuing her talents in graphic design, layout & advertising, website design, photography, videography and fine arts as well as being a yoga instructor and intuitive health practitioner.

Pamela Montano

Aesthetic Trained Physician Assistant

Pamela is an aesthetic trained physician assistant who graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. She has been practicing in North Florida for over 20 years with experience in Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Pediatrics and Aesthetic Medicine.

Pamela’s professional goal is to work closely with her patients and help them each find the best methods to reveal their natural beauty. She offers solutions including dermal fillers, neuromodulators such as Botox, IPL Photofacial Treatment, and Lasers, which allows her to accommodate the individual needs of her patients through a variety of non-surgical, aesthetic treatments.

Pamela will welcome you with her warm and sincere smile, and leave you feeling confident and well taken care of!

Kristin Cruz Smith

Licensed Medical Aesthetician, Laser Technician

Kristen Cruz was born in Long Island, New York. In 1990 moved to Palm Coast, Florida, where she graduated from Flagler Palm Coast High School. Having a natural talent and great love for applying makeup since childhood, she recieved further education at Flagler Technical Institute becoming a liscesned Aesthetician and Makeup Artist. Continuing on to Orlando Institute specializing in Electrology and Laser hair removal becoming a Certified Clinical and Medical Electrologist. Reverting back to her love of makup artistry she then attended Permanent Makeup International and is now a highly experienced permanent makup artist. As well as her aesthetic medical experience, Kristen has been working with and applying Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup for over 8 years at events, weddings, and full makeup make overs. She is currently a certified makeup artist for Jane Iredale cosmetics. Her main objective is to help women maximize their natural beauty with the best options avaliable today. She is now a member of our Youthful Medical Spa staff offering Thermage, Facials, Peels, Permanent Makeup, Lash Extensions, Jane Iredale expertise, and full makeup applications.

Anna Gwaltney

Licensed Medical Aesthetician

Patient Care Coordinator

Anna Gwaltney is a true Jacksonville native. She was born and raised here in St. Johns County. Upon graduation from Bartram Trail High School, she then attended the University of Central Florida in Orlando where she pursued a career in Hospitality. She danced at Sea World and Disney World. And was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority.

Aside from dancing, Anna has always had a passion for makeup and all things beautiful ever since she can remember. In 2015 she decided to pursue a career in Esthetics at Heritage Institute. Anna is a licensed Esthetician and absolutely loves working with people – helping them to achieve their beauty and skincare goals while boosting self-confidence.

She finds the beauty industry to be a very exciting field as it is always advancing and constantly evolving.

Wanda Aills

Patient Care Coordinator

Wanda was born and raised in Ohio. After attending Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, she spent 25 years as a flight attendant Eastern Airlines, Piedmont Airlines, and USAirways. After moving to Charleston, South Carolina she worked as a freelance makeup artist between trips and has continued a love of all things in the cosmetic and beauty industry. Once retired from the airline industry, she worked for Chanel, Bobby Brown, Clinique, and Bluemercury. Her vast experience in the retail beauty industry allows her to provide patients with detailed and precise information concerning aesthetics and products.

In her spare time, Wanda likes to shop flea markets and estate sales, read, and refurbish furniture. 

Caroline Fiorentino

Patient Care Coordinator

Caroline grew up in Jacksonville, Florida and attended school for hospitality and Business. After traveling and living all over the country working in hospitality and event planning, she returned to her hometown and began her newest adventure at Youthful Medical Spa. She loves working, learning new aesthetic modalities, and ensuring our clients have the best experience possible.  Caroline feels thankful that God has blessed her with the lovely people surrounding her. 

When not at work, Caroline enjoys working locally with Dreams Come True helping children with terminal illness and also raise awareness for Autism, which she has done for several years. She also loves working out, spending time with her puppy Lucy, and traveling to the mountains and other beautiful places.

Elizabeth Das

Licensed Medical Aesthetician

Elizabeth was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. After graduating from the University of South Florida, she attended Charleston Cosmetology Institute for Esthetics. Elizabeth has been practicing aesthetics for over 5 years now and loves it more with each day. She loves how there is always something new to learn and is constantly pursuing continuing education in the realms of skincare, esthetics technology, and cosmetic chemistry.

Utilizing a holistic approach, Elizabeth loves helping people look and feel their best, which she truly believes comes from the inside out. She especially loves helping clients heal from skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, and scarring.

When she is not at work, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her husband, friends, and 3 pets. She loves going to the beach, spending time in nature, and seeing live music. 

  • Offerings Compared to other Medical Spas 85% 85%
  • Percentage of Staff Requests 75% 75%
  • Clients who have Memberships 60% 60%
  • Customer Happiness 90% 90%

150 Professional Drive, Suite 700

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

Ph: 904-273-6286