When it comes to services like laser hair removal, and CoolSculpting in Colorado Springs, our highly trained staff have the expertise to help you achieve the results and confidence you've always wanted.
OUR MEDICAL DIRECTOR:
Elizabeth Ann Erickson, M.D.:
Dr. Erickson is a Board-Certified Family Physician practicing in Colorado Springs since 1997. She has a B.A. degree from the University of California, Riverside, and an M.D. degree from the University of California, Irvine College of Medicine. She served a three-year residency in family medicine with the Southern California Kaiser Permanente Medical Group in Riverside, CA. where she was Chief Resident in her last year. Dr. Erickson is a member of both the El Paso County and the Colorado Medical Societies. She is also a member of the Colorado Academy and the American Academy of Family Physicians, as well as a member of the American Medical Association.
KELSEY YAKIR, CONSULTANT/SUPERVISOR
Kelsey was born and raised here in Colorado Springs. She started as a guest at Ideal Image and was so thrilled with her results that she jumped at the chance to be part of our team. Feel free to ask her about her own experience with laser hair removal. In her free time Kelsey loves hiking, snowboarding and just hanging out with her husband and four dogs.
ANGIE MILLER, CONSULTANT
Angie is a certified laser specialist from the Rocky Mountain laser College in Denver. She has worked with Ideal Image for over 8 years doing not just laser hair removal but also working in the Research and Development Department in our Corporate Tampa, Fl office doing everything from acne, cellulite, and micro-dermabrasion treatments as well as getting to test all lasers on the market, confirming that we have the most effective lasers available anywhere. A native of Boca Raton, FL, she became a licensed esthetician and medical electrologist, and then moved to Tampa to embark on a career with Ideal Image, the national leader in laser hair removal.
She takes pride in making people feel comfortable and building long lasting relationships with all of her Ideal Image guests. She jumped at the opportunity to move to Colorado Springs because she and her husband enjoy hiking and snowboarding. Outside of making guests hair-free and happy, she takes great pride and joy as a wife and mom to her beautiful son Ryden.
OUR TREATMENT PROVIDERS:
DOREEN VASQUEZ, B.S.N., R.N. / TREATMENT PROVIDER
Doreen Is a Colorado native, born and raised in Pueblo. In 2012 she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Colorado State University-Pueblo, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She started her career as an RN in Long Term Care and Rehab before pursuing her interest in aesthetics. Doreen has been with Ideal Image since 2015 and loves being able to exercise her passion for nursing and esthetics with Laser Hair Removal, injectables, and Coolsculpting. She enjoys helping individuals achieve their goals by becoming more confident and happy with their appearance. Outside of work she spends most of her time with family and friends, especially being outdoors with her two dogs and Fiancé, and playing softball. Doreen is a huge sports fan, and supporting the Colorado teams, the Broncos and Rockies, is one of her favorite activities.
ALLISON WILLIAMS, B.S.N., R.N. / TREATMENT PROVIDER
A Mississippi native, Allison earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2007 from the University of Southern Mississippi. She and her husband have lived in the Springs since 2015. Allison began her nursing career in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department. She is excited to bring her experience and passion for aesthetics to the Ideal Image team!
In her spare time, Allison enjoys spending time with her husband and “fur babies,” Peanut and Butters. She also loves to cook, read, and see all of Colorado’s beautiful scenery.
SARA MITCHELL, B.S.N., R.N. / TREATMENT PROVIDER
Sara is from Littleton Colorado. In 1998, she graduated from Beth-EL College of Nursing/UCCS, with her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
She started her career at Denver General Hospital on the Mother Baby Unit and the Admission Nursery unit for 13 years before branching out into other specialties.
Sara has always been interested and excited to pursue aesthetic nursing and Ideal Image is a perfect fit. Sara enjoys helping everyone improve and enhance their appearance or their “ideal image.”
In her free time, Sara enjoys spending her time with her family. Her favorite outdoor activities are kayaking and bike riding.
MELANIE BJORKMAN, R.N. / TREATMENT PROVIDER
Melanie is originally from New Mexico, but moved to Colorado Springs from Washington State with her husband who is in the United States Navy. Melanie received her Associate's Degree in Nursing from Olympic College in Bremerton, WA in 2015, and is currently working on her Bachelor's in Nursing degree through the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Her favorite part of nursing is connecting with others and assisting them with their goals. She is excited to be a part of the great team at Ideal Image and help guests get rid of their unwanted hair or fat. Melanie spends her free time hanging out with her husband and two Miniature Dachshunds, Frank and Vienna.
KAYLA DIONESE, R.N. / TREATMENT PROVIDER
Kayla, a Native to Colorado was born and raised in Pueblo. She graduated Magna Cum Laude at Colorado State University of Pueblo in 2012, where she received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing. Kayla's nursing career began at Parkview Medical Center allowing her to gain a wide variety of nursing skills and knowledge. Her area of expertise is in Cardiac and Intensive Care nursing, however she is eager to pursue a nursing career in aesthetics. She values every aspect of nursing, especially getting the opportunity to impact and change the lives of her patients while providing them with exceptional service. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her two dogs Trooper and Peanut. Go Broncos!!!
OUR ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM:
MELISSA GABRIEL, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Melissa is a Colorado Springs native and started her relationship with Ideal Image as a client, and after falling in love with the results she joined our revolutionary team! Melissa is also a local wedding and boudoir photographer, so when she is not at the clinic helping people change their lives she is helping them celebrate their “I Do’s”! Melissa enjoys her spare time with her husband and pooch at the dog park, don't be surprised to run into her there!
KRISTEN MONTEPAGANO, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Kristen moved here from California in September of last year. In her free time Kristen loves baking, making macramé decorations, and Fishing. She also loves taking her Dachshund Marley for long hikes. She has enjoyed what Colorado has to offer so far and can’t wait to see more. Kristen found out about us through advertisement and had to be a part of our team. She enjoys meeting new people and being a part of a team.
OUR GUEST SERVICES TEAM:
LORI RAMIREZ, NEW GUEST LIAISON
Lori is originally from Tampa, Florida where she worked for the Ideal Image corporate offices where Ideal Image began! She moved to Colorado Springs in 2011 and worked in our Colorado Springs clinic for a bit. She came back to us in April of 2017 returning to her role at New Guest Liaison and Consultant! Lori has an extensive sales and client care background and loves building relationships with people. Her interests in health and wellness and her knowledge of the industry allows her to provide a comfortable and informative experience with our valued guests, new guests and potential new guests. She has also tried all of Ideal Image's services so her first hand account of what we do is a personal testimonial to our value and results! When she isn't in her black scrubs, Lori enjoys spending time with her "favorite person in the world" her husband John and her two pup kids, Harlow and Johnny Cash. She is really thankful for Cool Sculpting because she loves to try all the local Colorado beers and do brewery tours after long hikes. Lori also enjoys traveling, cooking, and is working towards becoming a Real Estate Agent.