About Ambrosia and Our Staff
Our staff has a combined total of nearly 90 years of experience treating patients of all ages with all types of skin conditions. We use only medical grade products appropriate for all skin types, in a relaxed, luxurious spa setting.
Our mission is to empower you with proven strategies that promote healthy skin and reverse the damage caused by environmental toxins and the aging process. Ambrosia’s comprehensive approach to skin care recognizes that you and your skin are unique. During your complimentary private consultation, our highly trained and experienced staff will work with you to design a treatment plan customized to fit your unique goals and address your specific skin care needs.
The combination of all this experience and the staff’s dedication to our clients’ goals and needs has resulted in Ambrosia being voted Best Spa, Skin Care, Laser Hair Reduction, Best Facial and Best Weight Loss program by CitySearch Users in 2010. The only Medical Spa in Washington State to earn honors in all five categories. Ambrosia was also voted Best Laser Hair Reduction and Skin Care on the Eastside by City Search users in 2009. Demand Force users have posted over 100 reviews and given us an average score of 98.9% satisfaction.
Stacie is a lifelong native of the Seattle area where she has spent the last 14 years working in the field of Human Resources, most recently as the Director of HR for a fortune 500 company. She has always had a passion for people but also for for the skin care, anti-aging and overall health and wellness industry. Stacie decided to pursue her passion for skin care this past year and found herself with the exciting opportunity with Ambrosia. It is important to her that she continue to maintain the reputation and high level of client care and satisfaction that has been established over the past 5 years by Bridget and her staff. She feels fortunate to be able to maintain the partnership with the staff so that clients continue to see great results and impeccable customer service from Ambrosia. She encourages feedback and welcomes you to contact her directly.
Vern Cherewatenko, MD, MEd
Medical Director / Certified Aesthetic Injector
Vern S. Cherewatenko, MD, MEd is Founder, Chairman and CEO of HealthMax Incorporated. Dr. Cherewatenko is in full-time private clinical practice in Bellevue, Washington. Dr Vern specializes in Preventive and Diagnostic Family Medicine and seeks to restore optimal levels of brain neurotransmitters, hormones and over-all health of every patient. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine and his Family Medicine Residency from the U of W and was Board Certified. He also holds a Masters Degree of Education in Counseling Psychology from Montana State University.
Dr. Cherewatenko is a national icon for both cash-based medicine and innovative wellness medical programs having appeared on numerous media outlets including national programs such as ABC Nightly News, NBC World News, CNN National News, FOX National News, Trinity Broadcast Network. In addition to his TV appearances Dr. Cherewatenko was the lead feature on the cover of US News and World Report and has been highlighted on multiple national radio and TV programs and several national magazines. His patients pride him on his ability to listen to them and to think, and treat, outside the box.
“My last botox was the best one. It was not even painful!"
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Spa Director and Medical Aesthetician
Bridget received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Texas before starting her career as a Medical Aesthetician. She then graduated from the Cosmetology Career Center, a Paul Mitchell Partner School in Dallas, Texas. The CCC was named as a Five-Star Esthetic School by the AAEA and Bridget graduated at the top of her class. A gentle and nurturing touch, a commitment to client education and a hyper focus on results all combined to quickly establish Bridget as one of the very best skin care experts in Dallas. She has been extremely successful using a combination of lasers and aggressive peels to treat patients with darker skin types (Type III and higher).
“Bridget is a stickler for the detail-which is what you need when treating age spots and blemishes. I can't wait for my next treatment!” Cynthia V.
Spa Coordinator and Medical Aesthetician
Marcy is a graduate of the Gary Manuel Aveda Institute and a former instructor from the GP Institute of Cosmetology. She’s spent over 2,000 hours providing her clients with Laser Hair Reduction, FotoFacial, Matrix and Refirme treatments. They love her gentle touch and her focus on skin care education.
“I love Marcy. I shouldn’t tell you to ask for Marcy because then she’ll have less time for me. But ask for Marcy. I trust her and appreciate her personal, caring and conscientious service.” Teri B.
Maren studied at the renowned Dominelli International College of Esthetics in Burnaby, British Columbia. After completing the intensive program, Maren went on to receive her CIDESCO diploma, the world's most prestigious qualification in the field of beauty therapy. Her career and international credentials have literally taken Maren around the World; she spent several years working in some of the most exclusive spas at sea on various cruise ships. A passion for result-based treatments led Maren to the Medical Aesthetics field where she has amassed years of experience in Laser Hair Reduction, Fraxel, Intense Pulsed Light, Chemical Peels, and Microdermabrasion. She has experienced great success in treating and managing persistent and difficult conditions, in particular Acne, Melasma, and Rosacea. Maren places an emphasis on client education and developing partnerships with her clients to maximize their results.
“I've tried laser hair removal in the past, but Maren at Ambrosia MedSpa in Kirkland has by far done the best job! She makes sure her clients are well informed and feel comfortable, and she performs the procedures with great care and precision. As an added bonus, she is so fun to be around that one forgets to pay attention to any of the discomforts!“
“I saw Maren for a microderm facial and she educated me about possible causes to my current skin problems. It was my first time seeing her, but I was extremely pleased. I would definitely see her again! My skin looks amazing.“
With over 20 years of experience as an internationally trained Aesthetician and Instructor, Lucy trained at the University of Victoria as an Advanced Beauty Therapist. She then went onto graduate from the University of Melbourne, with degrees in Health Sciences and Education, Lucy went onto further her education with advanced training in Aromatherapy, Permanent Hair Reduction, Chemical Peels and Microdermabrasion.
Her current role at Ambrosia allows Lucy to leverage her years of experience and offer her clients the very best in skin care services.