MY TRUSTED BEAUTY EXPERTS

Stacy Grissen, MSN, AGNP-C, BSN
Director/Nurse Practitioner/National Trainer for ENDO & Allergan

Stacy Grissen, MSN, AGNP-C, BSN
Director/Nurse Practitioner

In 2003, Stacy became business partners with Dr. Diana Hoppe by founding Aesthetically Pleasing Medical Spa, Inc.  As Clinical Director, Stacy has built a robust aesthetic practice where she, and an incredible team of professionals, provide an array of aesthetic and non-surgical approaches to anti-aging.
With over two decades practicing aesthetic medicine, Stacy’s reputation is established upon her artistic acumen for delivering natural-looking results and has afforded her the blessing of becoming one of the most highly sought-after practitioners in the industry.  Patients of all ages, ethnicity, and genders travel long distances to receive her services.
Stacy loves to train other practitioners in aesthetics.  She has been a national trainer & faculty for Allergan Aesthetic Pharmaceuticals since 2016.  She has also trained for companies such as Suneva and Obagi and offers independent training in her clinic.  She has trained thousands of experienced and novice practitioners in her career.
Recently, her passion for wellness & integrative medicine has helped extend Aesthetically Pleasing Medical Spa, Inc. into a wellness center.  Stacy has now added, to her role as Clinical Director, the management over the integrative extension of the practice.  Collaboration with a naturopathic physician allows IV infusions and naturopathic medicine to be safely added to our menu of services.

Anne started with AP MedSpa as our Clinic Manager in November of 2017.  She wears many hats and has been an integral part of why we have continued to maintain double digit growth over the last few years.  She is very dedicated to patient care while leading the business on the path of growth and expansion.  You will often find her as your first point of contact manning the front desk because she is a team player.

Her background includes possessing a bachelors’ degree in Business Administration from CSUF.   Shortly after graduating she  landed a pharmaceutical rep job for Johnson & Johnson.  She worked her way up the ranks & eventually afforded her a prestigious role as District Manager.  After 8 years @ J & J she decided to leave the corporate world to stay home and raise two beautiful daughters.

Once her girls were old enough Anne re-entered the work force, pursuing what she ultimately loves, in the fitness and beauty industry.  Her re-entry job was as a personal trainer for a local gym.  After a year of personal training Anne realized her real love was to ultimately manage a medical spa.  Shortly after, Anne was introduced to Stacy, co-owner at Aesthetically Pleasing Medical Spa, Inc. where her skills and experience have proven to be greatly valued.

Anne enjoys spending her personal time with her family and participating in multiple outdoor activities.  She also has a deep appreciation for traveling & has traveled extensively, throughout the world.

ANNE CHAVEZ
SPA MANAGER

ANNE CHAVEZ
SPA MANAGER

Anne started with AP MedSpa as our Clinic Manager in November of 2017.  She wears many hats and has been an integral part of why we have continued to maintain double digit growth over the last few years.  She is very dedicated to patient care while leading the business on the path of growth and expansion.  You will often find her as your first point of contact manning the front desk because she is a team player.

Her background includes possessing a bachelors’ degree in Business Administration from CSUF.   Shortly after graduating she  landed a pharmaceutical rep job for Johnson & Johnson.  She worked her way up the ranks & eventually afforded her a prestigious role as District Manager.  After 8 years @ J & J she decided to leave the corporate world to stay home and raise two beautiful daughters.

Once her girls were old enough Anne re-entered the work force, pursuing what she ultimately loves, in the fitness and beauty industry.  Her re-entry job was as a personal trainer for a local gym.  After a year of personal training Anne realized her real love was to ultimately manage a medical spa.  Shortly after, Anne was introduced to Stacy, co-owner at Aesthetically Pleasing Medical Spa, Inc. where her skills and experience have proven to be greatly valued.

Anne enjoys spending her personal time with her family and participating in multiple outdoor activities.  She also has a deep appreciation for traveling & has traveled extensively, throughout the world.

TOBI FELL
SPA COORDINATOR

TOBI FELL,
SPA COORDINATOR

Tobi is our front desk liaison & comes to us with a long history in the aesthetics industry. Her passion for this industry began with a cosmetology degree from Washington State, in 1995. Tobi spent years refining her art while paying close attention to her customer service skills as a hairdresser. Tobi still maintains her license and keeps up her skills with long-term customers.

Growing an interest in medical aesthetics she sought a job in a busy medical spa.  Since 2009, she has found her customer service talents to be ideal for the front desk role. When she joined our team, in 2020, we found a talented, artistic, patient, & deeply caring addition to our team.  Tobi is passionate about helping others and helping us grow, at Aesthetically Pleasing Medical Spa, Inc.

She loves everything about the job and has such a sense of what a patient needs, when they walk through our door (for the first time and the 100th time)!  She completes our team with her style, witty sense of humor, soothing demeanor, while being passionate about helping our patients through the entire process of the medical aesthetics journey.

Tobi is very knowledgeable about our services and is a great resource to answer client questions.  Tobi is always anxious to learn and to expand her knowledge & duties.  She is the first to offer help for back office assistance, provides extensive knowledge for our social media platforms, and is eager to help with any task available.

In her personal life Tobi has many interests but mostly enjoys spending time with her three children and other family.  Her ideal day is to take a morning hike with her sister and then head to the beach with her dogs.  She also loves to shop, decorate, learn new ways to design and anything related to aesthetics.

Krystina comes to us from 4 years of medical dermatology and aesthetics. After maternity leave she wanted to focus solely on aesthetics which is her true passion.

Her favorite services are Botox, filler, micro needling, and everything skin care.

Krystina enjoys cooking, yoga, going to the beach, lounging by the pool, and gardening (in order to eat the food she grows. Ha!) she is a lover of “all food” and will try anything twice!

She is a new mommy with a 8 month old boy.

She was born and raised in San Diego. Recently moved back to SD from Riverside county where she resided for 4 years due to her husbands job.

She is so happy to be back in SD with her family and friends and working in aesthetics!

KRYSTINA CARCONE
PA-C

KRYSTINA CARCONE
PA-C

Krystina comes to us from 4 years of medical dermatology and aesthetics. After maternity leave she wanted to focus solely on aesthetics which is her true passion.Her favorite services are Botox, filler, micro needling, and everything skin care.

Krystina enjoys cooking, yoga, going to the beach, lounging by the pool, and gardening (in order to eat the food she grows. Ha!) she is a lover of “all food” and will try anything twice!

She is a new mommy with a 8 month old boy.

She was born and raised in San Diego. Recently moved back to SD from Riverside county where she resided for 4 years due to her husbands job.

She is so happy to be back in SD with her family and friends and working in aesthetics!

JULIE
MEDICAL ASSISTANT

JULIE
MEDICAL ASSISTANT

Julie is a graduate student with a growing interest in medical aesthetics. She is our Medical Assistant and Licensed Phlebotomist which gives her the chance to care for patients in the treatment rooms, as well as, at the front desk.

She received her bachelor’s degree in Human Development from Arizona State University before returning to San Diego where she worked at the Marine Corps Recruitment Depot before finding her path towards Aesthetics and Wellness.

She is passionate and caring and is always looking for opportunities to learn and grow in aesthetics. Along with her training, Julie loves to see the uniqueness that each patient brings and enjoys every opportunity to be a part of each patient and their journey in our clinic.

True to her San Diego roots, Julie loves the ocean and spending her free time at the beach. She enjoys cooking, working out, and spending time with family and friends. A healthy lifestyle is a top priority for Julie and she is eager to help others feel beautiful inside and out!

Selena is a Registered Nurse who is originally from Maryland and moved to California in 2021. She received her BSN at Towson University. Her nursing career began in surgery, allowing her to become familiar with various types of procedures including plastics.

This is how she realized her passion for aesthetics and decided to pursue this career. Working in aesthetics has made her understand how much she enjoys helping others feel beautiful and confident in their own skin.

She wants to make an impact on each patient’s life by helping them achieve their desired looks while making them feel comfortable during the process.

She loves to educate and create treatment plans that suit each individual. Selena is eager to continuously learn and stay up to date with new treatments, technology, and products to give the safest and best outcomes for her patients.

In her free time she loves to spend time with her dogs, hike, gym, go to the beach, try new food places, and spend time with friends and family.

SELENA LAM
RN, BSN

SELENA LAM
RN, BSN

Selena is a Registered Nurse who is originally from Maryland and moved to California in 2021. She received her BSN at Towson University. Her nursing career began in surgery, allowing her to become familiar with various types of procedures including plastics.

This is how she realized her passion for aesthetics and decided to pursue this career. Working in aesthetics has made her understand how much she enjoys helping others feel beautiful and confident in their own skin.

She wants to make an impact on each patient’s life by helping them achieve their desired looks while making them feel comfortable during the process.

She loves to educate and create treatment plans that suit each individual. Selena is eager to continuously learn and stay up to date with new treatments, technology, and products to give the safest and best outcomes for her patients.

In her free time she loves to spend time with her dogs, hike, gym, go to the beach, try new food places, and spend time with friends and family.

DR. MORGAN MONSANTO, ND
WELLNESS DOCTOR

DR. MORGAN MONSANTO, ND
WELLNESS DOCTOR

From the age of seven, Dr Monsanto knew she would become a doctor. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biology, at the University of Texas – Austin. During her pre-med studies, she discovered the profoundly positive effects naturopathic medicine had on the energy and quality of life for a close family member during the fight against cancer. Fascinated by her new found knowledge (that health and healing were more than just the science of pills and medicines) she realized that she had found her calling.

Dr. Monsanto passionately began investigating the wide realm of holistic medicine. This led her to complete a Naturopathic Medical degree from the prestigious Bastyr University. In addition to this coveted degree, she took steps to further prepare herself by completing an optional residency program in general practice, deepening her expertise in alternative medicine.

Dr. Monsanto specializes in thyroid disease, adrenal dysfunction, gut health, hormone balancing, and preventative medicine. She utilizes functional lab testing and modern diagnostic methods to determine individualized treatment plans for each patient. Along with lifestyle and nutrition, she employs medicinal herbs, supplements, vitamins, and sometimes pharmaceuticals (when appropriate) to help her patients heal. Additionally, she uses nutrient IV therapy for its impressive impact on recovery and healing. Her goal for you is optimal health with longevity. You may use Dr Monsanto as your primary provider, or she will work alongside your healthcare team to provide an integrative and functional perspective.

Samantha was raised in San Diego. Although she had a few stops outside of San Diego while attending the University of Arizona (go Wildcats!) and practicing esthetics for the last 12 years in Newport Beach, CA, she knew she had to get back home to sunny San Diego!

Samantha believes her biggest asset is the fact that many of her clients have told her she has “great hands”. But to Samantha, she just wants to be known as their aesthetician that listens to their concerns, educates, and then uses her “great hands” to return their skin back to being even more beautiful.

In her free time, she loves chasing around her two little ones, Rocky and Dino, as well as her English Mastiff, Bronx. She loves being back in San Diego and tries to get out to enjoy the sun as much as possible.

With all that being said, Samantha is extremely excited to work for Aesthetically Pleasing Medical Spa and to apply all her training to the community of San Diego. One of her favorite things, along with facials, of course, is to give skin consultations. She loves to study every face and then looks at that face as a canvas to apply her techniques and touch to create a masterpiece. So don’t hesitate to stop by and say hi!

SAMANTHA GALLEGO
MEDICAL AESTHETICIAN

SAMANTHA GALLEGO
MEDICAL AESTHETICIAN

Samantha was raised in San Diego. Although she had a few stops outside of San Diego while attending the University of Arizona (go Wildcats!) and practicing esthetics for the last 12 years in Newport Beach, CA, she knew she had to get back home to sunny San Diego!

Samantha believes her biggest asset is the fact that many of her clients have told her she has “great hands”. But to Samantha, she just wants to be known as their aesthetician that listens to their concerns, educates, and then uses her “great hands” to return their skin back to being even more beautiful.

In her free time, she loves chasing around her two little ones, Rocky and Dino, as well as her English Mastiff, Bronx. She loves being back in San Diego and tries to get out to enjoy the sun as much as possible.

With all that being said, Samantha is extremely excited to work for Aesthetically Pleasing Medical Spa and to apply all her training to the community of San Diego. One of her favorite things, along with facials, of course, is to give skin consultations. She loves to study every face and then looks at that face as a canvas to apply her techniques and touch to create a masterpiece. So don’t hesitate to stop by and say hi!

DIANA HOPPE, MD, FACOG,
MEDICAL DIRECTOR

DIANA HOPPE, MD, FACOG,
MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Dr. Diana Hoppe is a distinguished Obstetrics/Gynecology physician, highly respected international clinical researcher and public speaker. Dr. Hoppe earned her medical degree at the University of California, San Diego, where she also completed her internship and residency, in 1994.

Co-founder of Pacific Coast Women’s Health (1998), Spa Pacifica (2000), and Aesthetically Pleasing Medical Spa (2005) are just a few of Dr. Hoppe’s clinical accomplishments. She has appeared on numerous local (multiple news stations) and national television (Dr. Oz Show) and radio shows (Dr. Christiane Northrupon Hay House radio). She is a frequent medical expert for women’s health magazines, including Vogue, Women’s Health Magazine, Fit Pregnancy and Brides Magazine.

Dr. Hoppe is currently a solo practitioner with a thriving Wellness and Gynecology practice, here in Encinitas, just steps away from our Medical Spa.