Category Archives: Staff

Get to Know SCPS: Leah Thomas

What is your position at SCPS?
I am a receptionist here at Salmon Creek Plastic Surgery

What do you like most about working here?
I love the professional atmosphere here at SCPS as well as speaking and working with people, but what I like most would have to be the wonderful staff! We have the most amazing doctors and aestheticians here as well as all our nurses and medical assistants and of course, all the way to our managers and front desk staff. I feel very lucky to work in such a great environment and look forward to many years working here!

What are some hobbies/interests do you have outside of work?
I love travel, books and music. I love living in the Northwest and enjoy hiking and exploring new places to eat with my husband of 3 years.

Get to Know SCPS: Akiko Young

Your name and role here at SCPS?

Akiko Young, Master Esthetician

How long have you been employed here?

Since October 2017

What do you like best about working here?

I like to advance my knowledge in skin care and help patients achieve their best look.

First Job?

I was a school nurse in Japan and had been working in the education field.

What do you like to do when not at work/hobbies?

I enjoy hiking and spending time in the forests with my husband and two daughters on weekends.

Get to Know SCPS: Ione Janik

Name and role at SCPS:
Ione Janik, Front Desk Medical Receptionist.

How long have I been employed here:
Since December 11, 2017.

What do I like best about working here:
I love everything about my job at SCPS- from the talented, lively staff that I get to work with, interacting with and meeting new people daily, the learning opportunities that our surgeons make available to the staff, and how everyday is a new adventure!

Favorite Food/Drink:
I love food in general, from cooking to consuming it, but I’d have to say that French cuisine is my favorite! As far as beverages go, I love wine. A full bodied pinot noir and a nice buttery chardonnay are among my favorites!

Favorite Book:
I have to admit, my library is currently full of parenting and personal development books from John C Maxwell’s “Failing Forward” and “Intentional Living” to “The Whole Brain Child” by Dr. Siegel and Dr. Payne Bryson. However, some of my personal favorite reads are “Me Before You” by Jojo Moyes, Daisy Goodwin’s “The American Heiress” and “Victoria”, “The Nanny Diaries” by Emma McLaughlin, “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austin, “Brilliant” by Marne Davis Kellogg, and “My Sister’s Keeper” by Jodi Picoult.

First Job:
Technically, my first job was with the Portland Trailblazers as a Blazer Dancer and was hired shortly after at Ambrose Law Group where I started out as a Receptionist and worked my way up to an Administrative Assistant.

What do I like to do outside of work/hobbies:
I have many hobbies and interests- from traveling, cooking and exploring new restaurants, enjoying the great outdoors, ice skating, spending time with my family and friends, working with toddlers and young children, and volunteering for various organizations including the Children’s Cancer Association. But my true passion is performing! I danced professionally for the NBA for 7 years and have been singing with various local show bands for about 14 years now.

Get to Know SCPS: Vicki Husemoen

What is your role at SCPS?
My role is receptionist and assistant to Angie, our patient care coordinator.

What do you like best about working here?
What I like about working here is how friendly and helpful all my co-workers are. They have made me feel very welcome and make it a fun place to work!

What do you enjoy when you’re not at work?
I enjoy time with family, especially babysitting my 2 grandbabies! I love to read, meet girlfriends for coffee, and I am currently taking line dance lessons.

Get to Know SCPS: Alison Kohn

AlisonWe thought you’d like to get to know some of the people you see regularly at Salmon Creek Plastic Surgery and Spa and who make your experience special. Occasionally we will profile them on our blog and in our newsletter.

Your name and role here at SCPS?

Alison Kohn, medical assistant.

How long have you been employed here?

Started in May of 2015.

What do you like best about working here?

I love our staff. We as a team work great together. I also enjoy our patients and their individual stories that bring them in.

Favorite food/drink?

Favorite food is Mexican, hands down. Favorite drink is coffee with lots of half and half and I do like red wine, occasionally.

Favorite book?

“The Paris Wife” and “Glass Castle.”

First job?

I worked for my step dad at his cannery, Fishhawk Fisheries.

What do you like to do when not at work/hobbies?

When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my two little kids, Samantha and Kaden. Life is an adventure with those two. When they are in bed you’ll find me reading or surfing Pinterest for new craft ideas.

 

Get to Know SCPS: Nancy Green

We thought you’d like to get to know some of the people you see regularly at Salmon Creek Plastic Surgery and Spa and who make your experience special. Occasionally we will profile them on our blog and in our newsletter.

Your name and role here at SCPS?

Nancy Green, front desk at SCPS

How long have you been employed here?

April 2015.

What do you like best about working here?

Helping patients on the phone and working with our wonderful staff.

Favorite food/drink?

Italian food and Chicago-style deep dish pizza.

Favorite book?

Ruby Holler (a children’s book that I recommend to all new parents; I have my Master’s degree in elementary curriculum development, and I love recommending children’s books!)

First job?

This is my third career.  I have a journalism degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and I had a career as a magazine writer and editor in Chicago before starting a family.

What do you like to do when not at work/hobbies?

Pilates at Westside Pilates in Vancouver, spinning and rowing classes at Northwest Personal Training, yoga at Simply Yoga.  Also, I love to travel with my family; we recently traveled to five countries in the Alps on a hiking vacation.  We spend weekends and holidays in Central Oregon hiking, mountain biking and enjoying the beautiful scenery.  I have been a long-time volunteer with Special Olympics Oregon in Portland.