Meet the Team

Front (left to right):  Toni Lewis (CRNA), Dr. Emily B. McLaughlin, Ashley Ochoa-Youngblood  Back (left to right):  Emilie Bownds, Carina Castaneda, Melissa Nolte-Enos (LVN), Patty Thompson, Reyna Gay, Tiffany Premo  Not Pictured:  Mioshi Johnson, Amber Lowe

Front (left to right): Toni Lewis (CRNA), Dr. Emily B. McLaughlin, Ashley Ochoa-Youngblood
Back (left to right): Emilie Bownds, Carina Castaneda, Melissa Nolte-Enos (LVN), Patty Thompson, Reyna Gay, Tiffany Premo
Not Pictured: Mioshi Johnson, Amber Lowe

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Ashley Youngblood-Ochoa,
Office Manager

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.

Don’t be afraid to ask any and all your questions about your procedure, we love to edcuate.
— Ashley

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.

Favorite EMd products: One Stop Shop & Bright Idea.

My number one piece of advice for patients undergoing plastic surgery is to follow the rules for a successful recovery!
— Patty
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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.

First and foremost, don’t bargain shop! Second, have realistic expectations.
— Melissa

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.

Just do it, don’t let anyone talk you out of something you truly want! you are totally worth it!
— Emilie

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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.

Do whatever it is that makes you feel as beautiful and confident on the outside as you are on the inside!
— Amber

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.

Be prepared, plan ahead, read your pre-op paperwork, rely on your friends and family to help you during the stressful time after surgery and please STAY AWAY from Youtube.
— Carina
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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

Always consider the best options for you because ultimately you have to be 100% satisfied with the results.
— Mioshi

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.“

My advice to patients is to remain relaxed and know you are in the hands of professional staff with immense knowledge and experience.
— Reyna
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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.

The best part of my job is working with the incredible women that make up the world of west magnolia plastic surgery & the retreat med Spa.
— Tiffany