Meet the Team

Dr. Jeffrey A. Ayers

Medical Director and CEO

Jeffrey Ayers is excited to share his passion for non-surgical cosmetic services that maintain a natural yet youthful appearance. The field of aesthetics changes often and Dr. Ayers is a perpetual learner who also enjoys sharing what he learns with newer practitioners.

Dr. Ayers has practiced medicine in Utah for 26 years. While working for Intermountain Healthcare, he realized medicine would evolve, requiring professional diversity. As a result, he sought additional training and discovered medical aesthetics.

After joining the National Institute of Medical Aesthetics, he spent 12+ years as their medical director. While there, he continued developing his artistic skill for aesthetics and contributed to the professional training programs they offered.

Dr. Ayers has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Westmont College and completed his medical degree at Des Moines University. He then completed his family medicine residency at Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital and served as a staff family doctor in Sasebo, Japan as a commissioned naval officer for three years.

Jeffrey Ayers is excited to share his passion for non-surgical cosmetic services that maintain a natural yet youthful appearance. The field of aesthetics changes often and Dr. Ayers is a perpetual learner who also enjoys sharing what he learns with.
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Julie Ayers

Executive Director

Julie Ayers is an owner and co-founder of Gallery of Aesthetics. As a long-time student of health and wellness, she has a strong desire to help others uncover their inner beauty. Julie’s unique whole-person care approach of combining skin care with emotional and spiritual well-being promotes a welcoming, comforting environment at Gallery of Aesthetics.

Within her own family, Julie has watched many suffer from skin cancer over the years and is aware of the constant need for education in this area.

Julie is an Iowa girl, but before moving to Utah, she lived in Sasebo, Japan, where Jeff Ayers served as a staff family doctor and a commissioned naval officer. This is where Julie learned the true meaning of community. On the small base, everyone needed each other and the outreach to the Japanese people was a crucial responsibility.

When Julie and Jeff returned to the US, they moved to Utah. Julie played a pivotal role in their community as she led worship and organized events and retreats, connecting people emotionally and spiritually.

Julie Ayers is an owner and co-founder of Gallery of Aesthetics. As a long-time student of health and wellness, she has a strong desire to help others uncover their inner beauty. Julie’s unique whole-person care approach of combining skin care.
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Gretchen Figge

Executive Business Partner

Gretchen Figge is most known for her entrepreneurial spirit. Continually working toward growth both as a professional and individual, she is excited to work with the Gallery of Aesthetics.

After a few years working in the corporate world, Gretchen started her first company in 2002, Elf Works, Inc., which specializes in helping other companies grow. After her first two years of success, she hired her husband, and they are now business partners in many ventures. Over the years, she has had the opportunity to not only start several more businesses, but become an investor in others. She has also consulted with many entrepreneurs and given them guidance in starting their own companies. Most recently she became a general contractor, which will likely lead to many more new and exciting business ventures.

Gretchen has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Utah. She is also an ICF graduate and has graduated from the Goldman Sachs small business program, where she is still an active alumna.

Gretchen Figge is most known for her entrepreneurial spirit. Continually working toward growth both as a professional and individual, she is excited to work with the Gallery of Aesthetics. After a few years working in the corporate world, Gretchen started.
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Kara Ripplinger, RN, BSN

Aesthetic Nurse Injector

Kara is an experienced labor and delivery nurse since 2014. She attended the University of Utah and obtained her bachelor’s of science in nursing as well as her bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies (child life specialist emphasis) and a minor in modern dance. Kara has always been artistic. Missing that outlet as a labor and delivery nurse, she started to dive into cosmetic injections, learning all she could. Kara quickly fell in love with the delicate balance of medicine and art that is inherent in cosmetic injections. Kara's objective is not to change how you look but to enhance, balance and rejuvenate your natural beauty. Kara has three wonderful boys she spends her spare time with, and she loves a fresh, homemade chocolate chip cookie.
Kara is an experienced labor and delivery nurse since 2014. She attended the University of Utah and obtained her bachelor’s of science in nursing as well as her bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies (child life specialist emphasis).
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Beata Teich, PA-C

Medical Supervisor and Aesthetic Injector

Beata completed her undergraduate education at the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences. She went on to earn a Master of Medical Science degree as a Physician Assistant from Nova Southeastern University. Beata is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and is certified by the National Commission of Certified Physician Assistants. She worked as a family practice Physician Assistant in Florida for four years.

Beata now lives in Sandy with her husband and son and enjoys all aspects of Utah life from hiking and skiing to recently trying out mountain biking. Since moving to Utah, she has completed training in the use of dermal fillers and neurotoxins and is looking forward to working with our team.

Beata completed her undergraduate education at the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences. She went on to earn a Master of Medical Science degree as a Physician Assistant from Nova Southeastern University. Beata is.
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Minji Park, DNP

Medical Supervisor and Aesthetic Injector

Minji is an experienced nurse practitioner since 2013. Previously, she was a registered nurse for seven years. Minji has lived in Salt Lake City for 20 years and loves the outdoor activities Utah offers. She and her husband love rock climbing, mountain biking and traveling in their camper van with their cat, Luna.

Minji loves what she does for others and cannot imagine having a different career. Minji’s career has offered her a better understanding of how childhood trauma impacts mental health.

Some fun facts about Minji are that she loves cooking, baking and sharing food with others. Her secret talent is speed walking and she would like to be in a race some day. She is currently reading “In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts” by Gabor Maté.

Minji is an experienced nurse practitioner since 2013. Previously, she was a registered nurse for seven years. Minji has lived in Salt Lake City for 20 years and loves the outdoor activities Utah offers. She and her husband love rock.
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Dr. Jeffrey Ayers gallery of aesthetic medical spa

Dr. Jeffrey A. Ayers

Medical Director and CEO

Jeffrey Ayers is excited to share his passion for non-surgical cosmetic services that maintain a natural yet youthful appearance. The field of aesthetics changes often and Dr. Ayers is a perpetual learner who also enjoys sharing what he learns with newer practitioners.

Dr. Ayers has practiced medicine in Utah for 26 years. While working for Intermountain Healthcare, he realized medicine would evolve, requiring professional diversity. As a result, he sought additional training and discovered medical aesthetics.

After joining the National Institute of Medical Aesthetics, he spent 12+ years as their medical director. While there, he continued developing his artistic skill for aesthetics and contributed to the professional training programs they offered.

Dr. Ayers has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Westmont College and completed his medical degree at Des Moines University. He then completed his family medicine residency at Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital and served as a staff family doctor in Sasebo, Japan as a commissioned naval officer for three years.

Jeffrey Ayers is excited to share his passion for non-surgical cosmetic services that maintain a natural yet youthful appearance. The field of aesthetics changes often and Dr. Ayers is a perpetual learner who also enjoys sharing what he learns with.
Read More>
Julie Ayers gallery of aesthetic medical spa

Julie Ayers

Executive Director

Julie Ayers is an owner and co-founder of Gallery of Aesthetics. As a long-time student of health and wellness, she has a strong desire to help others uncover their inner beauty. Julie’s unique whole-person care approach of combining skin care with emotional and spiritual well-being promotes a welcoming, comforting environment at Gallery of Aesthetics.

Within her own family, Julie has watched many suffer from skin cancer over the years and is aware of the constant need for education in this area.

Julie is an Iowa girl, but before moving to Utah, she lived in Sasebo, Japan, where Jeff Ayers served as a staff family doctor and a commissioned naval officer. This is where Julie learned the true meaning of community. On the small base, everyone needed each other and the outreach to the Japanese people was a crucial responsibility.

When Julie and Jeff returned to the US, they moved to Utah. Julie played a pivotal role in their community as she led worship and organized events and retreats, connecting people emotionally and spiritually.

Julie Ayers is an owner and co-founder of Gallery of Aesthetics. As a long-time student of health and wellness, she has a strong desire to help others uncover their inner beauty. Julie’s unique whole-person care approach of combining skin care.
Read More>
Gretchen Figge gallery of aesthetic medical spa

Gretchen Figge

Executive Business Partner

Gretchen Figge is most known for her entrepreneurial spirit. Continually working toward growth both as a professional and individual, she is excited to work with the Gallery of Aesthetics.

After a few years working in the corporate world, Gretchen started her first company in 2002, Elf Works, Inc., which specializes in helping other companies grow. After her first two years of success, she hired her husband, and they are now business partners in many ventures. Over the years, she has had the opportunity to not only start several more businesses, but become an investor in others. She has also consulted with many entrepreneurs and given them guidance in starting their own companies. Most recently she became a general contractor, which will likely lead to many more new and exciting business ventures.

Gretchen has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Utah. She is also an ICF graduate and has graduated from the Goldman Sachs small business program, where she is still an active alumna.

Gretchen Figge is most known for her entrepreneurial spirit. Continually working toward growth both as a professional and individual, she is excited to work with the Gallery of Aesthetics. After a few years working in the corporate world, Gretchen started.
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Kayelon Brems, LME

Master Aesthetician

Kayelon is a licensed master aesthetician who has been practicing for three years. She also has an aesthetic instructor license and has assisted many people seeking to gain their own licensure in the field.

She absolutely loves working in the industry and has a passion for helping her clients become the best version of themselves. Her favorite treatments are chemical peels and microneedling.

In her spare time, you can find Kayelon outdoors enjoying all of the many things Utah has to offer, or on the football field with her husband and three boys. They are her why!

Some of Kayelon’s favorite pieces of art are those from Banksy, Van Gogh and Warhol.

Kayelon is a licensed master aesthetician who has been practicing for three years. She also has an aesthetic instructor license and has assisted many people seeking to gain their own licensure in the field. She absolutely loves working in the.
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Kara Ripinger gallery of aesthetic medical spa

Kara Ripplinger, RN, BSN

Aesthetic Nurse Injector

Kara is an experienced labor and delivery nurse since 2014. She attended the University of Utah and obtained her bachelor’s of science in nursing as well as her bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies (child life specialist emphasis) and a minor in modern dance. Kara has always been artistic. Missing that outlet as a labor and delivery nurse, she started to dive into cosmetic injections, learning all she could. Kara quickly fell in love with the delicate balance of medicine and art that is inherent in cosmetic injections. Kara's objective is not to change how you look but to enhance, balance and rejuvenate your natural beauty. Kara has three wonderful boys she spends her spare time with, and she loves a fresh, homemade chocolate chip cookie.
Kara is an experienced labor and delivery nurse since 2014. She attended the University of Utah and obtained her bachelor’s of science in nursing as well as her bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies (child life specialist emphasis).
Read More>
Beata Teich gallery of aesthetic medical spa

Beata Teich, PA-C

Medical Supervisor and Aesthetic Injector

Beata completed her undergraduate education at the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences. She went on to earn a Master of Medical Science degree as a Physician Assistant from Nova Southeastern University. Beata is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and is certified by the National Commission of Certified Physician Assistants. She worked as a family practice Physician Assistant in Florida for four years.

Beata now lives in Sandy with her husband and son and enjoys all aspects of Utah life from hiking and skiing to recently trying out mountain biking. Since moving to Utah, she has completed training in the use of dermal fillers and neurotoxins and is looking forward to working with our team.

Beata completed her undergraduate education at the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences. She went on to earn a Master of Medical Science degree as a Physician Assistant from Nova Southeastern University. Beata is.
Read More>
Minji Park gallery of aesthetic medical spa

Minji Park, DNP

Medical Supervisor and Aesthetic Injector

Minji is an experienced nurse practitioner since 2013. Previously, she was a registered nurse for seven years. Minji has lived in Salt Lake City for 20 years and loves the outdoor activities Utah offers. She and her husband love rock climbing, mountain biking and traveling in their camper van with their cat, Luna.

Minji loves what she does for others and cannot imagine having a different career. Minji’s career has offered her a better understanding of how childhood trauma impacts mental health.

Some fun facts about Minji are that she loves cooking, baking and sharing food with others. Her secret talent is speed walking and she would like to be in a race some day. She is currently reading “In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts” by Gabor Maté.

Minji is an experienced nurse practitioner since 2013. Previously, she was a registered nurse for seven years. Minji has lived in Salt Lake City for 20 years and loves the outdoor activities Utah offers. She and her husband love rock.
Read More>

The best way to reach your goals?

Schedule a consultation with one of our master aesthetics artists to learn more about our services. We offer a high-end medical spa experience and curate a unique, custom treatment plan suited to reach your goals. We offer both in-person and virtual consultations for convenience and with your safety in mind.

The best way to reach your goals?

Schedule a consultation with one of our master aesthetics artists to learn more about our services. We offer a high-end medical spa experience and curate a unique, custom treatment plan suited to reach your goals. We offer both in-person and virtual consultations for convenience and with your safety in mind.

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