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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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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SARAH BOWDISH

Aesthetician | Receptionist

Sarah recently moved to the PNW from San Diego. Licensed aesthetician and one of our amazing receptionists, Sarah finds it rewarding to work in the skin care industry and loves to be able to interact with the clients. She believes that having the opportunity to work with people up close and personal helps to build lasting relationships and trust. Sarah finds it fortunate to be a part of an industry that is always growing and changing. She loves that Isella offers a wide range of chemical peels and results oriented treatments. When not at Isella, Sarah can be found crafting macrame at home or enjoying time with her two dogs, Nacho and Timber.

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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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