meet the staff

Patrice vonMetzger

Owner

Patrice is the driving force behind Sunflower Spa. “My passion is to bring the best of wellness, self-care and anti-aging treatments and services to the Longmont community,” says Patrice. To support this passion, Patrice has hired an amazing team of vibrant, talented and committed professionals that bring the best welcoming and rejuvenating experiences to every guest.

Patrice is also dedicated to supporting local nonprofits to improve the community. Sunflower Spa is proud to be a supporter of A Woman’s Work, Longmont Humane Society, and TLC Learning Center (formerly Tiny Tim).

 

    staff by specialty

      Julie Meyer

      Spa Experience Manager

      Julie has a background in customer service working with Starbucks and Motorola. She joined Sunflower Spa in 2011. Julie creates a welcoming spa experience for every client when they first walk through the door. She loves music, skiing, and spending time with her family.

      “My favorite treatments are Hydrafacials and Shellac® manicures!”

       

          Miriam Wagoner

          Business Manager

          Miriam is currently a senior at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins where she is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration with a concentration in finance. She has worked at the spa since 2012 and was recently promoted to Business Manager. Miriam loves living in Colorado where hiking, biking, camping, running, white-water rafting and skydiving are all so enjoyable.

          “My favorite treatment is the Shellac® Manicure! I love how put together it makes me feel. The Hydrafacial is a close second. It does wonders to hydrate & cleanse my face.”

              Danny Craig

              MediSpa Nurse & Esthetician

              Danny is a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University and has been a practicing esthetician in the Denver/Boulder metro area since 1996. She also attended the Front Range Practical Nursing program and graduated in 2013. Danny is a Licensed Practical Nurse by the State of Colorado and provides advanced medical spa services. Her passion for skin care stems from her own love of the natural beauty of Colorado.

              What is your specialty?
              “I specialize in working with clients on results-oriented skin care that focuses on their individual areas of concern including acne, hyperpigmentation, sun damage and also the normal aging process of skin.”

                  Samantha Gonzalez

                  Massage Therapist

                  Samantha graduated from Heritage College in 2009 where she earned an Associate’s degree in occupational studies through a 1200 hour massage therapy program. She’s been a massage therapist at Sunflower Spa since 2010. In her spare time, Sam enjoys exploring the outdoors with her husband and dogs.

                  What is your specialty?
                  “I like to think I’m a well-rounded therapist, however, deep tissue is the modality I enjoy the most.”

                      Larissa Kay

                      Massage Therapist

                      Larissa graduated from Boulder College of Massage Therapy in 1999, and she has been at Sunflower Spa since 2006. Larissa loves dogs, crossfit, and running marathons!

                      What is your specialty?
                      “I specialize in Thai Yoga, Swedish, and Hot Stone massage. My favorite treatment to give is a Thai Yoga massage.”

                          Katherine Maxwell

                          Massage Therapist

                          Katherine graduated from the Muscular Therapy Institute in Boston, MA. She’s been in the spa industry since 1998 and joined Sunflower Spa in September 2016. Katherine is also a fashion designer and textile artist.

                          What is your specialty?
                          “I specialize in deep tissue, sports or injury recovery, pre/post-natal and hot stone massage.”

                              Lyris Brady

                              Nail Technician

                              Lyris graduated from the Cosmetology Montage Academy in Longmont. She’s been with Sunflower Spa since March 2016. Lyris is married with 2 sweet and energetic dogs.

                              What is your specialty?
                              “Pedicures. I have strong hands and love to give a good foot massage!”

                                  Rose Cardella

                                  Nail Technician

                                  Rose graduated from the Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy in Santa Monica, California. She joined Sunflower Spa in 2017 and has been providing nail and hair services since 2011. She also works at Ciao Bella Hair Studio as a hairstylist.

                                  What is your specialty?
                                  “Giving a strong foot massage as well as callus removal is what I’m best at, and I also do excellent french manicures.”

                                      Cassie Cilli

                                      Nail Technician

                                      Cassie graduated from Hair Dynamics in Ft. Collins. She has been with Sunflower Spa since 2016 and in the industry since 2009. Prior to working at Sunflower, she worked at Ten20 in Boulder for over 6 years.

                                      What is your specialty?
                                      “My true specialty is being a great listener and I have a gentle touch.”

                                          Kait Harper

                                          Nail Technician

                                          Kait graduated from Longs Peak Academy with a certificate in Cosmetology. She has been providing nail care for 7 years and joined Sunflower Spa in 2017. Kait has one kiddo and another one on the way!

                                          What is your specialty?
                                          “I love doing Shellac manicures, it suits my perfectionist nature.”

                                              Sung Hilaire

                                              Esthetician & Nail Technician

                                              Sung graduated from the Inner State Beauty School in Lyndhurst, Ohio, and is a Shellac® certified pro. She has been at Sunflower Spa since 2007 and prior to that worked for 10 years at Tanglewood Hairdressers in Ohio. In her free time, Sung likes to go hiking and snowshoeing with her husband and their dog.

                                              What is your specialty?
                                              “I like everything, but my focus is on facials, waxing, and nails.”

                                                  Alli Martinez

                                                  Nail Technician

                                                  Alli graduated from Longs Peak Academy in 2012 and has been at Sunflower Spa since graduating. She is a Shellac® certified pro. Alli is happily married with two little dogs. She and her husband enjoy family time and are very involved in their church community.

                                                  What is your specialty?
                                                  “I enjoy giving Shellac­® manicures, nail art, and French polish”

                                                      Amber Reisbeck

                                                      Nail Technician

                                                      Amber graduated from the Montage Academy in Longmont. She joined Sunflower Spa in 2016. Amber likes spending time with her family, especially her husband and 2 1/2 year old son.

                                                      What is your specialty?
                                                      “Pedicures…I love giving a good massage.”

                                                          Brenda Willoughby

                                                          Nail Technician

                                                          Brenda graduated with a manicurist license from Sharon Duran’s Beauty Academy and is a Shellac® certified pro. She’s been at Sunflower Spa since 2009 and has been helping clients for over 20 years. Brenda loves her family and enjoys working with her daughter, Ashton, at the Spa.

                                                          What is your specialty?
                                                          “I love helping people improve their nails. I am a very detailed person and have my years of experience to troubleshoot any nail concerns.”

                                                              Vivian Wong

                                                              Nail Technician

                                                              Vivan graduated from the Beauty Institute and Spa and is a Shellac® certified pro. She’s been at Sunflower Spa since 2013. Vivan’s lived in Longmont for 4 years and has 3 Miniature Schnauzers. She loves to shop and enjoys cooking.

                                                              What is your specialty?
                                                              “Nail care…from pedicures and Shellac® manicures to nail art…I enjoy providing each and every nail treatment”

                                                                  Danny Craig

                                                                  MediSpa Nurse & Esthetician

                                                                  Danny is a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University and has been a practicing esthetician in the Denver/Boulder metro area since 1996. She also attended the Front Range Practical Nursing program and graduated in 2013. Danny is a Licensed Practical Nurse by the State of Colorado and provides advanced medical spa services. Her passion for skin care stems from her own love of the natural beauty of Colorado.

                                                                  What is your specialty?
                                                                  “I specialize in working with clients on results-oriented skin care that focuses on their individual areas of concern including acne, hyperpigmentation, sun damage and also the normal aging process of skin.”

                                                                      Heather Derksen

                                                                      Esthetician

                                                                      Heather attended CSU and received her esthetics training from IBMC. She’s been a professional make-up artist for 15 years and joined the Sunflower Spa team in 2016. Other than being a self-proclaimed beauty junky, Heather loves to dance and would do it every day.

                                                                      What is your specialty?
                                                                      “Any treatment that helps the overall health of the skin. My background with make-up has led me to understand how important taking care of one’s skin truly is.”

                                                                          Chelsea DoDero

                                                                          Esthetician

                                                                          Chelsea graduated from Hair Dynamics in Ft. Collins, CO. She has been at Sunflower since November 2016. In her free time, Chelsea loves doing DIY crafts.

                                                                          What is your specialty?
                                                                          “I love making clients look and feel beautiful. My favorite treatment is a chemical peel. They are very effective treatments and leave your skin looking so fresh.”

                                                                              Melanie Fehler

                                                                              Esthetician

                                                                              Melanie graduated from Sharon Doran’s Academy with a Cosmetology license in 1999. She also has a Paramedical Esthetics license, and is certified for chemical resurfacing, Microdermabrasion, and Hydrafacials. Melanie has worked at Sunflower Spa since 2014. In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband, three children and their pug.

                                                                              What is your specialty?
                                                                              “My favorite treatment to perform is the Hydrafacial. I love seeing the changes in the skin with each session and watching the confidence clients feel after completing a series.”

                                                                                  Sung Hilaire

                                                                                  Esthetician & Nail Technician

                                                                                  Sung graduated from the Inner State Beauty School in Lyndhurst, Ohio, and is a Shellac® certified pro. She has been at Sunflower Spa since 2007 and prior to that worked for 10 years at Tanglewood Hairdressers in Ohio. In her free time, Sung likes to go hiking and snowshoeing with her husband and their dog.

                                                                                  What is your specialty?
                                                                                  “I like everything, but my focus is on facials, waxing, and nails.”

                                                                                      Carla Longmeyer

                                                                                      Esthetician

                                                                                      Carla graduated from Hair Dynamics in Ft. Collins for Esthetics. She has been at Sunflower since 2011. Carla loves working with women to achieve their beauty goals.

                                                                                      What is your specialty?
                                                                                      “HydraFacials and Bombshell Brows. My favorite treatment is the HyrdaFacial, because it brightens,  lightens,  and tightens like no other. It’s addictive.”