Meet Our Staff
A highly-trained and diversified staff is dedicated to your care at The Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery. If you have any questions or concerns contact us at 503-646-0101, and we will direct you to the appropriate person.
Erin Montgomery, PA-C
Erin Montgomery, our certified physician assistant, joined our staff back in 2011. She graduated from Marquette University in 2006 with a master’s degree in physician assistant studies. Her many years of experience with a plastic and reconstructive surgical team in a Wisconsin academic institution prepared her well, and we are thankful to have her on our team. Erin cares for patients throughout the stages of their surgery. In addition, she is trained and experienced in microsurgery, laser treatments, and is a skilled cosmetic injector.
Kristina Jacobson, NP
Kristina Jacobson, our nurse practitioner, is committed to providing the highest quality, compassionate care to our patients. Kristina completed both her undergraduate and graduate degrees with honors at the University of Arizona and moved to Oregon after practicing in California for many years. While living in Southern California, Kristina practiced in one of the nation’s premier cosmetic dermatology and cosmetic surgery centers. There, she was able to participate in the research and development of many lasers and anti-aging treatments. With over a decade of experience, Kristina has helped educate many providers in laser treatments and advanced injectable filler techniques. She thoroughly enjoys tailoring treatment plans for each of her patients to help them meet and surpass their cosmetic goals.
Lesley Gretz, RN, BSN
Lesley Gretz has been with The Waldorf Center for almost 10 years. She was an ICU nurse for over 5 years prior to joining The Waldorf Team. Lesley enjoys establishing long term relationships with patients to meet their needs and to reach their aesthetic goals. She works alongside Dr. Waldorf throughout the entire consultation process to help determine the right path for the patient. “My role is to help educate the patients about all of the options out there. I feel like there have been many places that take advantage of patients and here, at The Waldorf Center, our focus is on each individual patient and what treatments are right for them. I treat patients as if they were part of my family… it’s how I’d want to be treated.”
Megan Hettwer, RN, BSN
Megan joined The Waldorf Center in 2017, and previously worked in General Surgery at Salem Hospital. Born and raised in Albany, Megan relocated to Portland in 2012. Her interest in a nursing career started after spending an extensive amount of time in a hospital while an ill family member received care. Megan enjoys all aspects of patient care and is excited to learn more about plastic surgery.
Tara Fery, LPN
Born and raised in Portland, Tara joined The Waldorf Center team in August 2016. Tara has a passion for learning all she can about plastic surgery, and loves working with patients through every step of their journey. As a 2015 graduate of Sumner College, Tara plans to continue her education by attaining her RN degree in the near future.
Susan Eldridge, Aesthetician
Susan Eldridge moved from Boston in 1990 with her husband and three boys. She has been a certified and licensed aesthetician since 1980. She joined the Waldorf Center in 1996, and has been a valued member of the staff since. “I am an advocate of continuing education, and Dr. Waldorf has always been a strong proponent, as well. It is our policy to make science-based choices for our patients, so I feel confident and proud to be of service to our patients knowing the products and treatments will make a real difference”. Susan is member of the SPSSCS, Associated Skin Care Specialists, and a volunteer for the Phoenix Society’s World Burn Congress.
Janice Cunningham, Aesthetician
Working at some of the worlds most exclusive spas with over 17 plus years’ experience, Janice now specializes in skin care for The Waldorf Center. In her corrective facials she can treat conditions ranging from sensitive rosacea to mature and acne prone skin types, while providing a comfortable and gentle approach. Her conscientious attention to detail pushes her toward her ultimate goal: complete patient satisfaction. She offers a full complement of personal esthetic services ranging from basic to advanced skin care treatments.
Janice began her career in the field of esthetics at a luxury spa in Napa, CA where she found a passion for skin care while providing services that met her customer’s need for both relaxation and functional, visible results. Due to her interest in advanced techniques and clinical care, she has continued to develop her skills over the years with a variety of certifications. Janice prides herself on delivering the best patient experience in each service; which all starts with a thorough understanding of her patients needs. Janice has relied on referrals and glowing testimonials to develop a passionate, skin savvy and loyal following.
Rebecca Bonello, Aesthetician
Rebecca began her aesthetics career nearly 20 years ago in Bend, Oregon. After relocating to Portland in 2000, Rebecca worked in several high end spas and hotel spas before joining the team at The Waldorf Center in early 2003. After nearly 4 years at The Waldorf Center, life gave Rebecca the opportunity to move abroad, to Munich, Germany, where she began a family, taught English for a couple of years, got her business level German certificate and eventually opened her own mobile spa business which she ran successfully until she and her family were once again relocated to Portland, Oregon.
With Rebecca’s passion for helping her clients dramatically improve their skin, it was only natural for her to return to The Waldorf Center where our medical grade products and treatments allow her to utilize her experience to offer our patients a comprehensive skin evaluation and treatment plan.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Kirsten Taylor, our licensed massage therapist, received her certification from the Oregon School of Massage and was licensed in 1998. Since then she has studied and refined various methods that enhance her massage techniques. Her experience and intuitive approach help her provide an excellent level of care to our patients. Kirsten has worked with The Waldorf Center for over three years. She enjoys working here because of the “high level of quality service provided for patients, as well as the warm and friendly group of individuals I feel privileged to work with.”
Patient Care Coordinator
As Patient Care Coordinator, Brittany’s top priority is patient care. You will meet Brittany during your initial consultation. Brittany is always available for questions or concerns and acts as the liaison between patients and the surgical team.
Brittany is passionate about creating a positive experience for our patients every step of their cosmetic surgery journey; she works hard to ensure that each question is answered and all expectations are addressed.
A graduate of The University of Oregon, Brittany recently joined the practice in 2016. Brittany has worked in the customer service industry for over 10 years and is excited to utilize her experiences and transition her career into the healthcare field.
Patient Relations Coordinator
Marjorie has worked in the medical field for the past 15 years. Marjorie first joined The Waldorf Center in 2001, in 2006 she branched out to the field of Dermatology. After spending 10 years in Dermatology, Marjorie returned to The Waldorf Center in June 2016.
She has worked in a wide variety of customer service industry professions, to include retail, salon, law enforcement and the 1997 & 1999 Legislative Sessions at the Oregon State Capitol. “I feel that my background in such a broad range of professions gives me a greater understanding and appreciation for the patients’ expectations and experience. Patients want and deserve exceptional customer service, and that is what all of us at The Waldorf Center aspire to provide on a daily basis.”
Patient Relations Coordinator
As a Patient Relations Coordinator, Kim Stuart assists patients and their family members in obtaining pre-authorizations from third party payers and reviewing the available options. She is one of the friendly voices on the phone, answering questions and scheduling appointments. Taking care of patients is her number one priority. Kim has worked in the medical field for over 15 years, joining The Waldorf Center in 2006. “I find that plastic surgery is where my heart is. I truly enjoy working with patients to help them achieve their goals.”
Patient Relations Coordinator
Karen has worked for the plastic surgery industry off and on for the last 25 years. She has held a variety of positions from scheduler, to customer service relations, medical billing, patient care coordination & surgical booking. In addition to her extensive experience, Karen possesses strong communication skills and takes pride in being organized, professional, and customer service oriented. Her solid experience in the aesthetic industry has given her the ability to answer all of your questions relating to The Waldorf Center’s services & products. Karen will ensure that you receive exceptional care during your check-in process.