In 2011, Michelle saw the need for continued education and founded Skindipity.com, an online training platform for aesthetic professionals worldwide. After spending three years in beautiful Bend, Oregon where she was the trainer and Aesthetic Supervisor of the largest Med Spa in Central Oregon, she returned to Phoenix. Upon her return, she successfully managed a prominent medical spa chain in the valley while also overseeing aesthetic and laser training for all of their five other facilities.
Since, she has evolved Skindipity.com into the SAA Institute and gone on to train and consult with numerous physicians, nurses, and aestheticians all around the country. Michelle has a deep passion and unique approach to training and educating others with the safe and proper use of lasers and advanced aesthetic application.
With her unique experience, Michelle is passionate about training all who enter her doors in the art of sales and patient consultation to ensure a successful future for both you and your patients.
SAA is accredited by the state of Arizona to train and certify physicians, nurses, and aestheticians.
Katie was born and raised in Ohio, and decided to chase her long time dream of living in the sunshine. She has always had a passion to care for others, which is why she went to nursing school and graduated with her bachelors in nursing in 2013. To strive for more, she decided to go back to school to receive her Masters in Nursing with a Family Nurse Practitioner degree in May, 2020. During her years in her Masters program (2017-2020), Katie had received the opportunity to shadow and work alongside highly trained and certified healthcare professionals in the medical aesthetic world, where she then found her calling! Her passion is to not only help people feel good, but look good as well! Outside of receiving her masters degree, Katie has had multiple advanced aesthetic trainings and courses to allow her to be as knowledgeable and well trained as possible to help her clients receive the results they are looking for.
Outside of her job as an Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner, Katie enjoys spending time with friends and family, working out, hiking, and traveling! With her education, training and over 8+ years of experience, Katie strives to help others feel good about themselves, as well as achieve and maintain the results they desire!
Erin Lavelle is a Native New Yorker that moved to the desert a little over 10 years ago. She started her aesthetic career back in 2005, because of her passion for skin and beauty. She graduated aesthetics school in New York and then moved to Orlando to start working for Walt Disney World as an aesthetician to perform facials and body treatments. In 2011, she decided it was time for a change, and landed in Scottsdale, AZ!
There she attended laser school and got hired as a technician to gain hands-on experience to become a Certified Cosmetic Laser Instructor. Traveling all over the US to teach doctors, nurses, aestheticians, and career changers the amazing world of medical aesthetics.
Erin specializes in C02 Laser, chemical peels, RF Microneedling, Microneeding, laser hair reduction, IPL, non ablative skin resurfacing, tattoo removal, dermaplaning, and DiamondGlow facials for all skin types. She provides medical-grade services, not fluffy spa services. Her one and only goal is to help everyone feel more confident and beautiful in their own skin.
When she isn’t training or working at the med spa, Erin loves to spend time outside with her husband and playing with her two bulldogs, Rosie and Steve.
A native of Arizona, Elizabeth Qorri entered into the aesthetic field in 2010. Her family originates from Eastern Europe. Elly is bilingual, speaking both English and Albanian. As a national Laser Trainer, Elly holds her certification as a Laser Supervisor and Laser Safety Officer. Elly has a passion for helping others enhance their natural beauty by combining medical knowledge with artistic talent. She has extensive training and education with some of the top educators and providers. She comes most recently from a medical aesthetic & laser institute, where she trained medical professionals and aestheticians. Being in the industry for many years, she knows what treatments and products will be the right fit for every skin type. Elly’s goal is to help her clients achieve their skincare desires and needs.
Her hobbies include traveling, hanging out with her dog Ollie, spending time with family and friends, playing basketball and exploring new restaurants and art festivals.
Desiree De La Fuente is a California native, but was raised here in the valley of the sun. She started her Cosmetic Laser career in 2016. Upon starting her career, Desiree was determined to work at the best physician only practice; where she became their first hired laser technician, which led the way for future laser technicians.
Desiree has worked alongside Naturopathic Doctors her entire career. She is a true believer in looking at the body as a whole. Working with doctors, ignited a new passion within Desiree, which led her to continue her education, graduating as a medical assistant. Her medical background has been successful in laser tattoo removal and scar revision, enabling her to advance in her career.She currently holds certifications in Medical Assisting, Laser Technician, and Laser Safety Officer. She holds an extensive background knowledge in different types of tattoo ink and how ink has developed over the decades. This has allowed Desiree the opportunity to become a true laser artist, customizing each of her successful removals.
Desiree comes from one of the top laser tattoo removal salons in the valley; where she was a lead laser provider and trainer. There she developed innovative, successful advancements, by combining laser tattoo removal and scar revision. Desiree has been featured on the news, and within news articles for giving others a second chance and fresh start with tattoo removal.
Outside of training and helping her patients achieve successful results, Desiree enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 boys and 3 dogs. They all enjoy outdoor adventures!