MEET OUR TEAM

CHRISTINA JARA

Owner, Master Aesthetician

Christina was inspired to become an aesthetician when she found herself struggling with acne as an adult and went to a dermatologist at a med spa. She received skin care treatments by a medical aesthetician and was hooked after that. Christina's service provider played such an important role in the healing of her acne, not only physically but mentally and emotionally as well.


Christina's background was health care and special education. She decided to take the leap of faith and go to school to become an aesthetician, and within two years of being an aesthetician Isella Day Spa was born! Throughout the many years Isella has been operating, her heart kept bringing her back to the reason she got into this business in the first place. She decided to obtain her master aesthetic license, brought on a medical director and started changing the course of her business. Sixteen years later–– that dream has evolved into Isella Aesthetics!

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SONJA MIDDENDORF

Master Aesthetician

Sonja has been an Aesthetician since 2014, after studying at the Salon Professional Academy. She obtained her Master Aesthetics license from Washington Laser Institute, working alongside dermatologists and improving her expansive knowledge of skincare practices, procedures, and products.


Sonja chose a career as a Master Aesthetician because she derives joy from helping people feel beautiful in their skin. Her favorite service at Isella is Microneedling, and her favorite product is Jan Marini's Age Intervention Retinol Plus. 

Sonja is from the PNW, spending her childhood in Port Orchard, Wa. When she's not in the treatment room, she can be found enjoying live music, a Seahawks game, reading, cooking, and spending time with friends and family. 

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KRISTA BRUNEAU

Aesthetician

                    

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TORREYA SIMON

Aesthetician | Marketing Director

Torreya is an Artist and Aesthetician who fell in love with skincare and wellness through her own self-love journey. She loves being capable of helping people improve their self-love through caring for their skin in result-oriented facial treatments. Tranquility is often hard to find in our increasingly busy lives and Torreya takes pride in helping her guests find this balance. Her skincare philosophy: improving skin-health, through which natural beauty is able to shine brighter. 

When she's not at Isella, she is likely oil-painting or otherwise engaged with her art practice. She is currently studying at Cornish College of the Arts pursuing her Bachelors in Fine Arts and finds that her artistic inclinations translate beautifully into her skincare practice. 

Torreya is also the director of marketing at Isella and handles all content creation and media outreach, with a special interest in client education. 

Torreya's favorite service at Isella Aesthetics is our Dermaplane facial, and her favorite product is Glymed's AHA Accelerator.

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CHRISTINE DAVIS

Massage Therapist

Christine moved to Seattle from the East Coast in 1992 to attend massage school. She earned her license to practice massage in 1993 and has been loving massage therapy and the PNW ever since. 


Christine likes to problem solve and be of service–– and massage therapy allows her to combine both of these. She believes that a massage therapist is like being a chef. Chefs learn about food, then specialize in one type or create a fusion of multiple types. Christine has learned many types of massage techniques over the years and loves creating her own massage fusion of these!

Christine's favorite service to do is the customized massage - fusion at its best. She loves receiving Microneedling because it’s transformative and surprisingly relaxing. 

Christine has lived in Bremerton for over 20 years and is a proud dog mom to a rambunctious, loving terrier mix.

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CYNTHIA LAND

Thai Yoga Therapist

Cynthia fell in love with Thai massage during a yoga retreat with Ram Dass  in 2002.  Shortly after becoming certified to teach yoga in 2003 she went on to become a massage therapist in 2004. The goal was always to become a Thai massage specialist. Cynthia studied with Eric Spivack of Soaring Crane massage in Seattle and completed his five level certification program.  She has since gone on to attend continuing education with Eric and assisted with his level one and advanced level courses. Cynthia teaches physiology and anatomy refresher classes to area massage therapists.

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MICHELLE SIMON

Receptionist

Michelle has been a licensed professional in the salon and spa industry for 34 years, specializing in hair and makeup artistry. She has extensive training and pursues continued education on current services and product knowledge. She enjoys all aspects of hospitality and the generous reception of Isella’s guests, striving to ensure complete guest satisfaction.
Her favorite service at Isella is the Dermapeel facial and her favorite product is Jan Marini’s C-Esta Serum. Originally from Northeast Ohio, Michelle has lived around the globe but has come to settle in the PNW where she enjoys the mountains, ocean, and year-round gardening.

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CHRISTINE CHAN

Receptionist

Chris is a creative, professional Makeup Artist, and a natural wellness lover. She enjoys the diversity of people, and loves transforming their natural beauty into something unexpectedly amazing. 

When not working at Isella, she is often spending time with her family. At home, she loves crafting her own beauty products, & conjuring home remedies. Although Christine is a city girl, nature is her meditation. She loves the outdoors which always rejuvenates her soul.

Chris chose to continue to work in this industry because she has spent most of her career working in customer service and enjoys the daily interactions with people. Cultivating positivity, and beauty from within and out has become a daily ritual for Chris, especially at Isella. 

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