We know that you have many considerations to make when it comes to selecting a plastic surgeon to perform your procedure. Your surgeon and team must inspire confidence, address your needs and concerns, and keep you informed. Going beyond these basics, the highly experienced staff at McCormack Plastic Surgery and M Spa are supportive, responsive, and respectful of your needs. Our professional team combines the technology you need and the care you deserve to form a personalized surgical treatment plan created just for you. We invite you to read on and meet each member of our staff.

Chris Farringer

Chris Farringer_007Since receiving her surgical first assist certification from UCLA in 1998, Chris has dedicated herself entirely to serving patients on and off the operating table. She has been working in the field of plastic surgery as a R.N. surgical first assist for 20 years. She is the Nursing Director of our on-site AAAASF outpatient facility, assisting Dr. McCormack in managing the rigorous standards of excellence our accreditation requires. On clinic days, Chris brings her compassionate and dedicated personality to the office caring for patients post-operatively.

Chris is happily married with two beautiful, grown children. Her passions include being a mom and cooking really good food for her family.

Erika Jolley

erika-4Erika’s qualifications help run both the surgery and clinic side of McCormack Plastic Surgery. After graduating from the University of Nevada, Reno with a B.S. in Nursing, she spent six years in a hospital environment honing her Operating Room skills. As a highly skilled professional and a member of the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses, Erika’s expertise enables optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and invasive procedures. Equally important is a patient’s recovery and — when not in the Operating Room — you will find Erika engaged in seeing patients post-operatively during our clinic days.

In her off hours, Erika’s love of music has her traveling to see her favorite artists, along with her two children who also share her love of music.

Kathleen “Kat” Crandall

Kathleen-katKat is your go-to guide and support here at M Spa. She will introduce you to our Medical Spa services, discuss financing options, and instruct you on how our providers will assist you in your aesthetic goals. Whether it’s lasers, CoolSculpting® or microneedling, she can’t wait to show you what M Spa’s state-of-the-art facility has to offer.

Whether camping, crystal hunting, or exploring all that Northern Nevada has to offer on her side-by-side, Kat has a strong love for Reno — her hometown. When not enjoying the great outdoors, she is busy coaching patients through the world of advanced aesthetics.

“Being in the med spa world for over 10 years, I have learned that beauty is in all of us, yet it can be easily forgotten in our busy digital lives. I love assisting everyone trying to find their way back to confidence and self-love.”

Ericka Redondo

Ericka-RedondoEricka received her Bachelor of Nursing from Nevada State College. After spending four years as a Registered Nurse in surgery and recovery, she was ready to expand her profession to the aesthetic side of nursing. For the past six years she has honed her education and skills in lasers, Injectables, and CoolSculpting®. Due to her versatility, Ericka has been a notable asset to the Medical Spa side of our practice as well as offering direct patient care to our post-operative patients in the clinic.

Married with two young children in her home, life is equally fulfilling. To maintain a rewarding work-life balance, Ericka spends three days a week at the office and four days a week as a devoted mom and wife.

Angee Gray

Angee comes to us with over eighteen years of experience in the medical field. She transitioned into nursing after receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UNR in 2013. Spending years in the field of Dermatology gives Angee a notable understanding of your skin and its many layers. With over six years as an Advanced Injectables nurse, she performs a wide variety of aesthetic treatments including BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, Restylane®, Juvéderm®, Sculptra®, Voluma®, Radiesse®, and KYBELLA®. Let her customize a plan for you!

Angee is our resident athlete: She was an avid snowboarder, recently skydived, and hasn’t met a gym she didn’t like. When at home Angee loves tending to her garden and spending time with her husband and three “fur” babies.

Cassandra “Cassie” Arnold

Cassie started in the medical field at a very busy dermatology office, where she has learned to handle many tasks at one time. She has extensive knowledge when it comes to patient care, from the time a patient calls the office to the time they check out. Working as a medical assistant, she sets up the room, takes the patients back, gets them ready for their procedure, and assists throughout the treatment as needed. Many patients find her to have a caring and calm demeanor, which can help ease nerves that come along with having treatments done. She also loves talking about skincare and would love to answer any of your questions!

When Cassie is not at work, she enjoys playing with her three dogs, camping, and going to the lake. She is currently learning yoga as well.

Jen James

Along with advanced chemical peel courses, Jen is a Licensed Medical Esthetician with extensive training from the gold standards in skincare: the Dermal Institute and Obagi, to name a few. Her expertise in customized facials, peels, dermaplaning, and microdermabrasion helps illuminate her patients’ skin. She also prides herself on product knowledge in our practice.

Jen routinely spends time consulting with our patients to ensure that educated treatment decisions are made as a means of ensuring advantageous and natural-looking patient results. When not in the office, Jen can be found outdoors, traveling, or spending time with family and friends.

Precious Loya

Precious came highly recommended to our office by Johvanna, her colleague from a previous employer. We are very fortunate to have made the choice to add her to our team. After graduating as a Registered Medical Assistant, Precious had the honor of being asked to stay on as a Teacher’s Assistant for two additional years. Twelve years in the medical field has since passed and her commitment to patient care has not wavered — her compassion, kindness, and dedication to helping patients all speak for themselves.

This same dedication follows her when she is at home tending to her six children, two of which she homeschools. When she can find time for herself, Precious enjoys music, sports, and solitude.

Nicki Deville

Nicki Deville has been an esthetician for 18 years. While earning her degree in Psychology as well as a Doctrine in Naturopathic Medicine, she began working in the beauty industry and became passionate about pursuing her career in esthetics. Nicki believes that investing in your skin is a benefit that lasts a lifetime, and she is fascinated by the psychology of beauty. When she is not at work you’ll find her enjoying time with her family and enjoying the outdoors. “I feel fortunate to have a profession that I truly enjoy, making people look good also makes them feel good: which in turn makes me feel good. It’s happiness for all.”

Simone Jensen

Simone Jensen is a board-certified nurse practitioner. She graduated with honors from the University of Nevada Reno in 2001 with her Bachelor’s in Nursing. She went on to get her Master’s in Nursing from Graceland University, graduating at the top of her class in 2015. For the last 13 years, she has been expanding her knowledge of skin within the scope of dermatology. As a dermatology provider, she performed both cosmetic and medical skin care evaluations and treatments with a strong emphasis on patient education. Simone is excited to join the team at McCormack Plastic Surgery and M Spa with her years of experience providing cosmetic injections as well as laser and skin rejuvenation treatments. Simone enjoys educating her clients about skincare and collaborating with them to establish an individualized treatment plan addressing their concerns. As an experienced cosmetic injector, her goal with her clients is to help them achieve a more youthful appearance by providing treatments that emphasize a softening of fine lines and wrinkles and natural enhancement of their beauty. In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, pets, and friends.

Andrew Wells

AndrewAndrew is our practice’s COO and the newest addition to the McCormack Plastic Surgery and M Spa team. With a strong background in business and healthcare management, Andrew is committed to ensuring operations at our practice run smoothly.

“My name is Andrew Wells and I am from a tiny town called Quincy, CA. I have lived in the Reno area for about 11 years. I attended the University of Nevada, Reno for my undergrad degree and SNHU to complete my Master’s in Business. I have been in healthcare management for going on 10 years, and have truly found my calling. When I am not at work, I enjoy playing golf, camping, and hanging out with my amazing wife, who has a baby on the way!”

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Jessica Wilkinson

Jess is one of our board-certified nurse practitioners here at M Spa. Having benefited from years of experience as a nurse, she is excited to now have a career where her passion for both nursing and aesthetics can be utilized and valued. Jess graduated with her Bachelor’s in Nursing from Ramapo College in New Jersey, where she was born and lived most of her life. After years of working in numerous specialties as a nurse, she returned to school for her Master’s degree, graduating in 2021 from Maryville University in St. Louis. Jess loves to challenge herself and is always excited to learn more and expand her knowledge and skill set. She truly enjoys educating people on skincare products and treatments/procedures that are best suited for them and their specific needs. She loves to work closely with individuals to develop personalized treatment plans that will help them reach their goals. Jess’s mission is to reinforce and strengthen her patients’ confidence by enhancing their natural beauty and helping them age as gracefully as possible.

When she’s not working, you can usually find Jess working out at the gym, possibly browsing the aisles at Target or Sephora, baking or cooking something yummy, or taking a drive up to Tahoe with her husband and two dogs.

Kerita Akhtar

Kerita is a licensed Medical Assistant and Aesthetician who has been in the skincare industry since 2014. With a background in Dermatology, Kerita found her passion in patient education, including proper skin care, prevention, and treatment of skin conditions. She believes skin is your best investment, as it is your largest organ and it’s going to represent you for a very long time.

At M Spa, Kerita specializes in body contouring with CoolSculpting® and aesthetician services, including facials, peels, and microneedling.

Outside of work, Kerita loves to spend time with her dog Gracie Mae, her friends, or one of her eight nieces and nephews. She also loves spending time outdoors, camping, and traveling.



Amanda was born and raised in Truckee, California. She moved to Reno after high school and received three Bachelor’s degrees from The University of Nevada, Reno. She is currently working on her doctorate in nursing practice. Amanda has over five years of experience in skin care and dermatology. She loves working in an environment that inspires both men and women to feel more positive and beautiful — all by helping each patient boost their confidence and achieve their goals. She enjoys working closely with her clients to create an individualized plan to enhance their natural beauty.

In her free time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband, her daughter, and her two dogs in the beautiful Reno and Lake Tahoe outdoors.