Nakita Williams was trained at the Aveda Institute in Philly in both cosmetology and esthetics. She has gained some impressive experience in high end Aveda Salons in State College, PA and in Corning, NY. Nakita has strengthened her skills studying with Tigi, Tony & Guy, and Aveda. Her love for cut and styling, balayage, updo's, braids, and unique color formulation brings a unique and exciting talent for our Emerge customers. From gray coverage to edgy fashion cuts and colors, Nakita has a wonderful skill set, a passionate personality, and extensive knowledge. She is a go getter, a passionate advocate of life and has acquired some great wisdom with her journey with lymes disease. Nakita is ready to give Wellsboro a new salon experience!
Meet Kerri Shughart! With her sweet disposition and obvious devotion to customer satisfaction and strong work ethics, we hired Kerri right on the spot! Kerri recently completed cosmetology school in Feb 2017 from Barone Beauty Academy and Empire Beauty School and has salon experience working for her family.
She strives for greatness and it shows. Kerri will start as our nail tech at Emerge and will also be doing waxing. Going forward, we have a few more ideas for new services we hope to implement. I am confident that in her care you will get a top notch, pampered experience!
Stacey Judge has already become one of our "everythings". Her playful sense of humor, magic touch, and willingness to jump in whenever she is needed keeps us counting our blessing for such a great "find".
Stacey is trained as both a massage therapist and esthetician and has 10 years of experience from Medi Spas to Hershey Hotel Resort Spa. Her relaxing massages are like a wonderful trance taking you to another world of renewal and her facials are exquisite. We can't wait to see all the ways her expertise and experience expand as we grow here at Emerge.
Mary Love Seymour
Mary Love Seymour began her career as a massage therapist in 2007 in Ithaca, NY at the Finger Lakes School of Massage. After graduating, she returned to her hometown of Mansfield, PA to begin her massage practice. She enjoys integrating different massage techniques that include Swedish, deep tissue, hot stones, stretches and working trigger points. When not at work, she enjoys frolicking with her dogs, enjoying the outdoors, catching the sunset, and stargazing.
Jesse’s path towards becoming a massage therapist was an unlikely one. Jesse graduated from Mansfield University in 2009 with a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science. After having spent a few years as a computer programmer in the IT and Web worlds, he took time off to cast his sails towards his own endeavors and joined his wife and daughter for six months in India. Jesse was drawn to the world of healing arts and excited for a new challenge. He decided to pursue his education at the Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca in 2013 and has joined the family business at Emerge. Blessed to work from his home and have a diversified and still challenging career he has artfully blended his love for problem solving and computer science while still growing and nurturing others with his gentle presence and evolving massage skills.
Jesse is most at home in the woods with his dog, riding his motorcycle and cooking beautiful and nutritious meals for his family.
Walk into Emerge and you'll be greeted with a smile! Micki joined the Emerge team full time in May of 2016 and, as Laura Lee says, "is our everything!" From booking appointments and other administrative work, to greeting clients, to manning the boutique & gallery, to laundry, etc. she's does a bit of everything. Micki loves to help and is so delighted to be working with the Emerge crew! Her entire career has been in the service industry including her dream job - owning and running her own B&B in Williamsburg, VA.
Micki is also a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. What is a health coach? A health coach supports people in achieving their self determined wellness goals. Micki's passion for health coaching didn't come early. After years of yo-yo dieting, losing weight over and over again only to put it back on plus more, she has learned that health and wellness doesn't come with a "diet" and a number on the scale but with a committed lifestyle change through healthy living.
When not at work, Micki can be found happily at home with her husband of 44 years, and her Afghan Hound Porter. Her hobbies include gardening, needlework, and staying on top of the health scene.
Laura Lee Robinson
Laura Lee Robinson artist, yogi, massage therapist, esthetician, birth doula, and lover of life opened Emerge Healing Arts & Spa in April of 2012. Driven by her desire to make a difference and create a space for people to be empowered with tools for holistic health, Laura Lee's long time dream she feels has come to a beautiful stage of fruition. Stating, "I am grateful everyday that I am able to do what I love". She finds great joy gardening, dancing, being a momma, throwing pots, striving as a yogi, and savoring life’s sweet moments. Her creative, integration of her skills and passions has culminated as Emerge Healing Arts and Spa where a vast scope of services influenced by her various walks of life are offered.
Licensed Skin Therapist, Metro Beauty Academy, Allentown, PA, 2015
Isha Hata Yoga Teacher, (6 months residential program) Isha Foundation, Coimbatore, India, 2012
Birth Doula with DONA International, PA
Licensed Massage Therapist (775 Hours), Mt. Nittany Institute of Natural Health, State
College, PA, 2007
B.S.E. Art Education, Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA, 2006 Minor: Creative Writing
Laura Lee finds enormous satisfaction in the creation and continued evolution of Emerge Healing Arts and Spa and hopes that it touches your life in some nourishing, transformational way. "Thank you for your interest and support in exploring and sharing all that we offer.”