Meet the Team
Ashley has worked in the medical field for over 14 years and with our office since May 2017. As office manager she loves helping patients, co-workers, & Dr. McLaughlin achieve short and long term goals. She says the most rewarding part of her job is being surrounded by so many special people and working in a field she loves. Outside of the office, Ashley enjoys spending time with her 4 children and local sporting events.
Favorite EMd product: Liquid Sunshine.
Patty Thompson, Patient Coordinator
Patty has 28 years in the industry. Her role is vital to the excellent care we strive to provide to our patients as she preps patients for surgery by reviewing procedures, consents, do’s and don’ts prior to and following surgery among her many other duties. Outside of the office she stays busy scrap-booking, running, riding motorcycles and paddle boarding.
Melissa Nolte-Enos, LVN/ Cosmetic injector
Melissa is an experienced LVN, licensed for 16 years. She assists Dr. McLaughlin with patients on clinic days and in-office procedures. Along with assisting patients, Melissa also performs the cosmetic injections for the practice. Her favorite part of her job here at West Magnolia Plastic Surgery is being a part of each patient’s transformation journey. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, her husband and 2 children.
Emilie Bownds, Medical Aesthetician & Laser TECHNICIAN
Emilie started with The Retreat On West Magnolia, onsite medical spa at West Magnolia Plastic Surgery since the opening in June 2017. With over 7 years in the aesthetics industry, she educates patients on proper skin care and facilitates their journey to more youthful and healthy skin. Emilie says the most rewarding part of her job is the opportunity to help someone achieve beautiful skin and build their self-confidence. Outside of work, Emilie loves to travel, sing, and spend time with her Husband.
Favorite EMd product: Plump.
Amber Lowe, Medical Aesthetician & Laser TECHNICIAN
Amber started with The Retreat On West Magnolia, onsite medical spa at West Magnolia Plastic Surgery since the opening in March 2019. The most rewarding part of her job is being able to help people be able to feel comfortable in their own skin, as well as educating them on how to maintain it. Outside of the office, Amber enjoys hunting, fishing, dancing with friends and spending time with her husband and daughter.
Favorite EMd product: Sunbrella.
Carina Castaneda, OR Coordinator
Carina has been in the medical field for over 20 years and a valued team member of our office since 2014. She oversees operations in the operating room including surgery scheduling, surgical inventory & equipment. Her hobbies include gardening, baking and spending her free time with her family.
Mioshi Johnson, Med Spa Front Desk & Surgical Technician
Mioshi is the surgery center’s certified surgical technologist, assisting Dr. McLaughlin with surgical procedures and helps with The Retreat med spa’s front desk duties outside of the operating room. She says the most rewarding part of her job is making patients happy and helping them achieve their desired outcome. In her free time, Mioshi mentors teen girls as part of the Pretty smart Girls teen mentoring program. She also loves reading, traveling and shopping.
Favorite EMd product: Liquid Sunshine
Reyna Gay, Front Desk
Reyna has been with our team since May 2017 as our valued front desk receptionist. She greets patients, answers the phones, schedules appointments and maintains patient documents. Her favorite part of her job is interacting with patients and learning about all aspects of plastic surgery. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her son.
Favorite EMd product: Sunbrella. “Sunbrella is light and goes a long way + provides amazing coverage and sun protection. I love knowing my skin is protected.“
Tiffany Premo, Marketing Coordinator
Tiffany started with West Magnolia Plastic Surgery as front desk receptionist in February 2012 and now serves as Dr. McLaughlin’s Marketing coordinator. Outside of work, Tiffany enjoys spending time with her daughter and anything outdoors.
Favorite EMd product: Calm Balm.