Med Spa Staff

Marissa Russo
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Marlee Matlock
Physician Assistant – Aesthetic Specialist

Marlee grew up in the Lake Norman community, graduating from South Iredell High School. She then attended Hendrix College in Arkansas where she played Volleyball on the Warriors 2015 NCAA Division III Final Four team, and earned three Conference Championships. While competing, she also completed a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences while frequently appearing on the Dean’s List.  Graduating from St. Ambrose University’s Physician Assistant program completes her post graduate training during which she completed an Plastics rotation with Dr. G. and the CAMI family–it was a perfect fit!  Delighted to return home, she is excited to join CAMI’s practice as a full-service Plastics PA and looks forward to helping CAMI’s clients be the best version of themselves.

Marlee and her Bernedoodle, Bernice, enjoy the lake life and hiking all of the wonderful nature North Carolina provides. Marlee intends to expand her wine tasting expertise in her spare time!

Alyssa Lee
Licensed Aesthetician

Alyssa graduated from Dermalogica Skin Institute in 2015. Soon after, she began working in New York City as a permanent makeup artist. To further her education, she became certified in microdermabrasion, medical grade chemical peels, and lip blushing.

Alyssa serves as a very dynamic member of our team- practicing as a Licensed Esthetician while serving as a Cosmetic Tattoo Artist- doing both lip blushing and microblading treatments. Because she has also been a makeup artist since she was just 15 years old, her eye for enhancing natural beauty through skincare and other methodologies is impeccable.

Alyssa keeps her skin bright by using Skinmedica® Lumivive System and Instant Bright. Monthly, she has a Dermaplane along with a Hydrafacial treatment. This keeps her skin exfoliated, glowing, and hydrated at all times.

Alyssa resides in Steele Creek with her two cats, Ziggy and Poppy. She is passionate about staying healthy by working out daily, and loves the gym! She loves reading and her favorite book is The Glass Castle.

    •    Dermalogica Institute, 2015
    •    Licensed Esthetician in North Carolina
    •    Alastin® Post Treatment Skincare Expert
    •    Skinmedica® University Expert
    •    Sciton® Laser Advanced Trained
    •    Cosmetic Tattoo Licensed Provider

Meredith Rhoney
Licensed Aesthetician

Originally from the Hickory area and graduating from Fred T Foard in 2011, Meredith attended Appalachian State in 2014 where she focused on polishing her business etiquette and making lasting connections. She completed a Bachelor’s degree in Communications where she graduated with honors.

“I knew immediately that I had a passion for making people feel good about themselves. Seeing my patients smile after a dramatic transformation is so rewarding.”

For the next 7 years, Meredith focused on helping clients look and feel their best, but chose to take it to the next level by completing Esthetics School. Soon after she graduated, she became a key team member at The Spa at Rock Barn, and soon joined the Carolina Age Management Institute Team to expand her patient base.

“I love my patients and feel so honored to help them feel beautiful inside and out.”

Meredith maintains her glow by using Skinmedica Retinol nightly and keeps her skin protected and glowing by using Alastin Hydratint.

“Nothing looks better in your 50s than sunscreen in your 20s.”

Meredith and her Labradoodle, Harvey, enjoys cooking and keeping up with a regular fitness routine including Pilates. She loves the beach, but always makes sure she wears her sunscreen!

  • Appalachian State, 2019
  • BSBA Communications and Advertising
  • Paul Mitchell The School of Cosmetology, 2012
  • A New Vision Academy, 2020
  • Licensed Master Esthetician in North Carolina
  • Laser Hair Removal Expert
  • Alastin® Post Treatment Skincare Expert
  • Skinmedica® University Expert
  • Sciton® Laser Advanced Trained

Kelly Culicerto
Licensed Medical Aesthetician

Originally from Charlotte, Kelly joined Carolina Age Management after training to be a licensed Medical Aesthetician in Columbia, South Carolina. Prior, she was a collegiate soccer player at Marshall University where she got a Bachelor’s in Business Management.

She was hired by Carolina Age Management Institute and has consistently proved over the past year that she has true talent caring for her patient’s skin.  Kelly specializes in facial rejuvenation treatments such as Hydrafacial, dermaplanning, medical-grade chemical peels, microneedling, and laser procedures.

Kelly’s enthusiasm for Aesthetics, continuing education, as well as her kind, caring, and accommodating nature is what makes clients feel at ease during their treatments. Her motivation to get the best results for clients is what drives her passion.

Kelly keeps her skin glowing with SkinMedica Advanced+ serum and Lytera 2.0. However, she will never let you leave without an SPF or Retinol!
    •    Marshall University, 2016
    •    Licensed Esthetician in North Carolina
    •    Laser Hair Removal Expert
    •    Alastin® Post Treatment Skincare Expert
    •    Skinmedica® University Expert
    •    Sciton® Laser Advanced Trained

Elizabeth Reilly
Certified Medical Assistant

Leanny Bowen
Certified Medical Assistant

Leanny Bowen is a Certified Medical Assistant with 5 years of experience and is continuing her education in healthcare to one day become a nurse.  She comes from a background of management and patient care experience in numerous different settings that range from Orthopedic, Pulmonology, and Internal Medicine, to Urology and Dermatology. She began her career in healthcare at Onslow Memorial Hospital and has worked alongside highly reputable physicians and surgeons.

You will see Leanny during your preoperative visits as well as assisting Dr. Stephen Giordano with follow-up appointments and in-office procedures. She is always available to our patients to help answer any questions and strives to provide the best care possible. Leanny is fluent in Spanish and when needed works closely with our Spanish speaking patients.

Leanny is dedicated to creating unforgettable experiences with every visit, and long-lasting relationships with our patients. Every patient is a priority, and she considers it her personal responsibility to provide individualized care for each person. Outside of the practice, Leanny enjoys spending time with her husband, a former Marine Raider and Special Operations veteran, and their three children. She has a strong passion for health and fitness, and you can often find her promoting this lifestyle online or at the gym, as well as assisting others who feel the same.

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