Iris Hernandez, Medical Aesthetician
Born and raised in Tampa Bay, Iris graduated from Florida Career College and obtained certification in Clinical Skin Care. With over six years of experience in the skin care community, Iris is considered an expert in the use of medical-grade chemical peels. Her enthusiasm for beauty began many years ago, and she takes pride in seeing confidence levels improve in patients as a result of an aesthetic treatment. Iris also continues her education at the Dermal Institute of Orlando to remain up-to-date with the aesthetic industry. In her free time, Iris enjoys being with family and friends. Come in the office today to give her a visit and receive a complimentary skin analysis this month.
Kathy Walters, Weight Loss Counselor
Kathy is a Weight Loss Counselor at The Aesthetic and Wellness Center. Kathy came to us with a lifelong interest and study in the mind/body connection to health and wellness. Having relocated to our sunshine state 3 years ago from New York, she has specialized in working closely with people to help them incorporate changes that achieve their goals in health and vitality.
Kathy celebrates extensive studies and experience in different modalities such as cognitive-behavioral coaching, health and wellness lifestyle coaching, nutrition and nutritional supplementation, and exercise and physicality. She pursued an international certification as a Certified Professional Coach and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology.
Kathy’s passion lies in supporting and motivating others in adopting new behavioral changes in nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle for improved well-being. Kathy works closely with our clients to help develop positive changes and perspectives. Her goal is to help assist our clients in uncovering and modifying any obstacles or barriers and to create a life of overall health and wellness going forward.
Deanna Castro, Personal Trainer B.S., N.A.S.M.
Deanna is a resident of Bradenton who joins The Aesthetic & Wellness Center after personal training and managing the fitness department in a hospital affiliated health club for 18 years. She earned her degree in Exercise Science and Wellness from Ball State University and is certified through National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Deanna’s training specialties are weight loss, rehabilitation and sports performance. Over the years she states that her clients regularly find success with her philosophy based on consistency, encouragement, and structure. Deanna says, “Consistency is the key to reaching any goal. She envisions a staircase they climb, building upon each previous accomplishment. It is the momentum needed to keep moving up to the goal!” On a personal note, her hobbies include a love for animals, playing tennis, painting and mosaic crafts, and being outdoors.
Pam Crawford, RN - Weight Loss Counselor
Pam joined The Aesthetic & Wellness Center team in 2018 as Weight Loss Counselor after being a successful client for four years. Pam, who is a Registered Nurse, has a diverse background in the medical field and we are lucky to have her with us. Previously working in a plastic surgery center, her love for Aesthetics continued to grow as she became a Licensed Aesthetician in May of 2018. Pam is a proud Manatee County native who graduated from Manatee Community College in 1990 (now State College of Florida) with her Associate Degree in Nursing, specializing in Obstetrics and Maternal Infant. Pam is clearly passionate about her love of family and has been married 39 years with 3 grown children and together also raised a niece and two nephews. It is heartwarming to know that fourteen children call her “Nanny”.