BOARD-CERTIFIED NURSE PRACTITIONER
Ashley is a Family Nurse Practitioner, board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 1999 from Sonoma State University, California, and quickly returned to school to study nursing. She was a Registered Nurse for 15 years before returning to school for her Master of Nursing, Family Medicine at Walden University, graduating with honors.
She has done additional training in bio-identical hormones through A4M and Worldlink Medical, IV vitamin therapy training, weight management, and nutrient therapy for brain health. She is passionate about helping patients reach their weight goals in a healthy and safe way. She is dedicated to working collaboratively with patients to find the best health management program for them.
In addition to her faithful work with her patients, she has taught in the nursing department at Santa Rosa Junior College in California and Austin Community College in their MA program.
Ashley moved to Austin 8 years ago with her husband, 3 children, and several fur babies. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, water skiing, and time with her horse.
Leigh Walters Olufs
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 and has appeared in many 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 and went back to school to study aesthetics. She completed her Aesthetic Apprenticeship at one of the top 20 fastest growing spas in America, then completed her medical aesthetics training as one of only two aestheticians accepted into a program among PA’s and MD’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 Laser company. Leigh is a Certified Integrative Health Coach, is a student of Holistic and Ayurvedic Nutrition, and works with her patients since nutrition and wellness are integral to every individual’s aesthetic and beauty regimen. Leigh continues to stay on the cutting edge by attending as many continuing education classes and medical aesthetic seminars as possible to advance her knowledge.
Leigh enjoys hanging out with her family, dogs and horses. 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 Dr. Walden’s team and looks forward to seeing you soon! Leigh performs injectable treatments such as Botox, Dysport, and Dermal Fillers, and also performs Laser Resurfacing, Microneedling, and an array of other cosmetic facial and body treatments.
Lauren is a veteran of Dr. Walden’s offices and medical spa. She has done it all from surgery scheduling to front desk coordinating, and has always done so with utmost respect and courtesy to other staff and patients. Lauren is extremely organized, and is an aesthetician by trade herself so is knowledgeable about all the procedures we do. She can be found running the front desk at our Westlake office (Suite D200), where she also assists both physicians and their day-to-day medical spa functions. In fact, Lauren is the only one that can “dismiss” Dr. Walden for the day.
Kimberly Chase has over 18 years experience in the medical administrative field. She resides in Kyle, Texas and enjoys the country life Kyle, Tx gives. Kim is the front office coordinator at Dr. Walden’s office and will assist you with scheduling and any questions that may arise.
Kim is passionate about her career at Jennifer Walden Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center and loves helping people every single day. In Kim’s spare time, she enjoys bike riding, and any other outdoor activities.
Kim also is Dr. Walden’s assistant and ensures all locations are in communication. She’s our glue that holds it all together!
Elizabeth is a Registered Nurse who began her second career in nursing 8 years ago. Her extensive experience has been in hormone therapy, wellness and medical aesthetics. After earning her BA from The University of North Texas and working in the corporate world for several years, she decided to follow her heart and pursue her interests in making people feel better about themselves both internally and externally. She obtained her BSN from The University of Texas at Arlington and began her path towards helping her clients feel and look their best. She enjoys continually learning and gaining new skills and using that knowledge to help her patients for the better.
In her free time, she enjoys being with her family and friends and especially her 17-year-old dogs Mika, a Shiba Inu and Kuma, a small Pomeranian. Since moving to Austin in 2015, Elizabeth and her husband enjoy hiking, wine tastings and exploring all of what Austin and the surrounding areas have to offer. She can’t say NO to dance classes and wishes she had more time to do so.
Brooke has been an the active member of the industry
since 2012 and has been with Dr.Walden’s office since 2015. She obtained her Aesthetics training and licensure from Aveda Beauty School.
Brooke was raised in the Austin area and loved the eccentricity that it offers. A large contributing factor as to why Brooke pursed this career path is because she herself has suffered from bad skin as a teenager and young adult. She has the ability to empathize with her clients and understands the desire for quick and long lasting results.
As a member of the aesthetics team at Dr.Walden’s office, Brooke strives not only to treat but also educate our Medspa patients before, during and after treatments so that the patient is well informed and results are maximized. Dedicated to her craft, Brooke is an advocate of continuing education and seizes any opportunity to learn about new products and services to better serve and educate our patients. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time quality time with her family and friends.
Brooke has been awarded certifications by Sciton, PiQo4 Tattoo Removal, PiQo4 for Melasma, Sculpsure, Dermaplaning, ThermiSmooth Body and Thermismooth Face, SkinPen Microneedling, Hydrafacial MD, and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma.)
Brooke is also a member of our Vaginal Health Team and performs all five modalities of Vaginal Rejuvenation: Viveve, DiVa, ThermiVa, Femtouch, Votiva & EmSella
Courtney was born and raised in Austin, Texas and has 20 years of laser and medical aesthetic experience. Previously working at our Westlake location, Courtney rejoins the Walden team as Medspa Manager and Advanced Laser Specialist at The Medspa Northwest Hills. Throughout the years she has quickly gained a reputation for having extensive knowledge in all things laser and providing compassionate, results driven care to patients. Outside of work she enjoys music, practicing martial arts and spending time with her husband and two French Bulldogs.
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Portia attended Austin’s Avenue Five Institute for her aesthetics training, and has been an esthetician for 4 years.
After working in the industry for a year Portia wanted to further her professional skill set to more corrective, results driven skin care treatments. She returned to school and obtained a laser technician license, as well as certifications in Chemical Peels, IPL-Photofacial and Microneedling.
Portia was drawn to the industry by a desire to help clients meet their skin care and aesthetic goals. Portia enjoys educating clients and has a talent for making people feel comfortable and relaxed, while making sure they get the best results.
Born and raised in Austin, Portia enjoys outdoor activities as well as the music scene Austin has to offer and spending time with her family and her Shar Pei Rachel.
Erin has been a licensed esthetician and certified laser tech for the past four years. She attended Avenue Five Institute for esthetics, and National Laser Institute in Dallas for her laser and microneedling certification. With a background in diagnostic ultrasound, she always knew she wanted to be on the medical side of aesthetics.
She has a passion for learning new techniques and treatments! Erin is meticulous with every treatment she gives, and loves to help patients reach their skin care goals through educating them on treatments in the office and at home care. She is very excited to be a part of the medspa team and growing her skills in the field.
Erin is a proud native Austinite and loves everything the city has to offer. Especially if her cocker spaniel, Winston, can tag along! When not in the office, she enjoys being on the water, live music, eating out, hiking, and traveling with friends and family.