Dr. R. David Ferrera

Medical Director


Co-Owner of Destination Aesthetics

Dr. R. David Ferrera has been a Sacramento family physician since 1975 and is the current Medical Director for Destination Aesthetics. Prior to his work with Destination Aesthetics, Dr. Ferrera was the Principal Investigator in over 100 clinical trails for the pharmaceutical industry and also acted as Medical Director for Sona Med Spa from 2000 to 2005.

Shawna Chrisman



Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Co-Owner

Thank you for your interest in Destination Aesthetics! I have been working in healthcare for over 20 years, primarily in critical care medicine. I received a Masters in Nursing from the University of California, San Francisco and have worked as a nurse practitioner since 2002. I entered the field of aesthetics for one simple reason – making people feel beautiful rewards me with the utmost professional satisfaction!

My philosophy on aesthetics is to restore a natural look, to slow the normal process of aging, and enhance a person’s true beauty. We are outcome-driven and strive to prove to people that their investment with Destination Aesthetics will deliver. All new services, products, and technology we incorporate is demoed and researched to ensure results versus bringing on the latest fad. We are customer-focused with you as our priority, today and for years to come!

Outside of Destination Aesthetics, I enjoy traveling, eating good food, napping, and spending time with family and friends. My favorite interest, however, is being a wife and a mother of two children! My husband and I were high school sweethearts from El Camino High School and have been together for 25 years. I am proud to practice locally in the amazing city of Sacramento! I hope to meet you!

Amber Sessions

Registered Nurse


I am a full-time ER nurse, and have been working in aesthetics for over six years now. I love all aspects of being a nurse, from critical traumas to the finesse of cosmetic injectables. At Destination Aesthetics, I specialize in cosmetic injectables, laser and microneedling. When I am not working in the ER or at DA, I am with my incredible husband and family. I believe in living a healthy lifestyle, and that life is meant to be lived fully and respectfully.

Deirdre Greenholz

Lead Administrative Assistant


After meeting and using Shawna for various services, my interest in the industry and Destination Aesthetics was peaked. I am honored to be a part of this dynamic group of women, and am grateful for all of the beautiful experiences my job has provided. If you don’t see me at DA you will likely find me running, hiking or biking with my husband or with one of our many pets!

Betsy A. Schuh

Practice Manager, Esthetician


I am so blessed to be a part of the Destination Aesthetics team where I am able to contribute in various ways. I have never loved a job or group of girls more! When I am not working, I am enjoying life with my sweet husband. We love golfing, flying, Maui, and checking things off of our bucket list. Thankful for the gift of life! Embracing every second of it!

Allee Canalin

CoolSculpting® and Ultherapy® Technician, Esthetician


Ever since I can remember, something in this industry intrigued me. I worked at a demanding salon in North Carolina for a couple of years that opened my eyes for my passion in skin care. I think it was the endless possibilities to enhance and create solutions for client’s skin concerns and or needs. Whether it be makeup applications, skin regimens, and/or facials, I was wanting to do it all! I graduated from Federico Beauty Institute in 2013 with my Esthetician license. I am always eager to expand my knowledge in this industry and bring the best experience to the table whether giving a facial or explaining a service and its benefits. I believe in constantly staying up-to-date on today’s techniques and being intuitive with our patient’s needs. I was blessed to join Destination Aesthetics as it is a dream job with an team is amazing. I absolutely enjoy my multiple roles at DA including a CoolSculpting® specialist, Ultherapy specialist, and Esthetician. Outside of work, I am continuously trying to be the best mom I can be to my three boys and enjoying any time I have with them, from the crazy wrestling they do to the sweet snuggles with me.

Allison Clemons

HR Adminstration


I have enjoyed working with the beautiful women at Destination Aesthetics since mid 2016. Not only has this experience enhanced and enriched my life, I have enjoyed watching all of the amazing patients and clients leave their appointments with an enhanced sense of self-confidence and satisfaction. Destination Aesthetics is truly committed to offering the best care and experience in aesthetics, and I am delighted to be a part of the DA Team! In my spare time I enjoy traveling, being active, and most of all, hanging out with my family.

Janell Schroeder

Product Specialist, Esthetician


Janell joined ​our team in ​September​,​ 2016​ but has been in the aesthetic field for 17 years. As a California Licensed Esthetician, she considers it a blessing and a privilege to have found a career that not only helps people achieve healthy skin but a career that helps people feel good about themselves!​ ​She realizes​​ that the outward appearance of the skin with hyperpigmentation, acne, blemishes and other maladies seriously affects not only one’s confidence but also their self-esteem.​​As our product specialist​ and consultant​, Janell loves to educate ​patients on ​the art of ​skin care​ utilizing medical-grade products​ ​finishing off with Jane ​Iredale make-up to make you look and feel your best! She has taken to heart years ago​ that ​”people don’t care how much you know… until they know how much you care!” ​ ​She is always looking to make that difference! When she is not at Destination Aesthetics you could find her golfing, on the American River bike trail, or spending time with her family.

Jayme Douglas

Lead Reception, Botox® Party Specialist, Esthetician


With an ever-growing passion for the beauty industry, I am honored to work at Destination Aesthetics. I thrive in settings where people come together and cultivate an inspiring atmosphere where everyone leaves feeling their most beautiful.

Melonie Thompson



Melonie is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She has practiced in a variety of clinical settings. She earned a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology at the University of California in Santa Barbara in 1995, then later earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 1999 from Azusa Pacific University where she later completed her Nurse Practitioner degree in 2004.

Her background includes: trauma/surgical services, plastics, dermatology, weight loss, lasers, chemical peels, sclerotherapy, and injectables. Her background in psychology and nursing has helped her desire to optimize her patients physical, emotional and psychosocial selves. In 2006, she fell in love with the aesthetic industry and shortly later took certification courses. Since then she has become a Galderma Aesthetic Injectable Trainer, an Allergen Medical Institute Trainer and is Radiesse Hand Certified.

She has had hands on training with some of the most well renowned injectors i.e., Mauricio de Maio, M.D., Anil Rajani, M.D., Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera and others. Outside her love in the field of aesthetics she has two children whom she enjoys spending time with. She also enjoys dancing and visiting the ocean frequently.

Pamela Branchini



Pamela is a registered nurse with over 18 years experience, transitioning from critical care nursing to the medical aesthetic field 10 years ago. Having worked with world-renowned plastic surgeons enabled Pamela to understand facial anatomy and the aging process to which she is able to apply her aesthetic talents.

Her expertise includes all cosmetic injectables and anti-aging treatments including BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, Juvederm® products, Restylane®, Sculptra®, Kybella®, IPL/photofacial, microneedling, and prescription skincare products. She has received extensive advanced training in injectables and has become an expert injector.

Pamela strives to listen, assess, educate and offer a tailored treatment plan to help her clients achieve their personal goals. Her approach is honest, and is based on a deep desire to achieve a natural, more youthful look for each patient. In her spare time, Pamela enjoys spending time with her family. She stays active by participating in everything outdoors, including skiing, cycling, hiking and running.

Sydney Wylfley



Summer Dyas



Jennifer Morrissey



Jennifer served four years in the United States Air Force as a LVN and continued her nursing career in the field of plastic surgery. She worked several years as a scrub nurse for a plastic surgeon, where she was introduced to BOTOX®, fillers, and skincare. After completing her RN degree in Washington, she returned to California to pursue a career in aesthetic and cosmetic dermatology. In 2013 she was invited to be a member of the Voluma® Advisory Board with Allergan® and was one of the first providers to use Voluma® in the United States. In 2015, Jennifer became one of 118 national Allergan® injection trainers. She is considered one of the top injectors of BOTOX®, Voluma®, and Juvederm® in the nation. In 2016, Jennifer became a National Nurse Educator/Speaker for SkinMedica®, an Allergan® company. Jennifer has been a nurse for 21 years and in dermatology/aesthetics for 7 years.

Magan Traywick

Administrative, NP Assistant