Aesthetic Team

The Aesthetic Center staff offers the most advanced non-surgical products and procedures for your individual facial rejuvenation.

Meet Our Aesthetic Team

Darlene O’Farrell

Patient Liaison

As Patient Liaison, Darlene is responsible for consulting with you and answering any questions or concerns you may have. Darlene believes “information is powerful in helping us make the best decision for ourselves.”

Darlene joined the Larrabee Center in 1997 and worked as a makeup artist, helping women apply makeup after laser treatments. She was also an integral part of building our skincare division, which involved bringing on new procedures and products to the Larrabee Center.

Lisa Machak R.N.

Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist

A proud native West Seattleite, Lisa spent most of her childhood as a competitive figure skater. On the ice, she learned many lessons–one of which was that you have to love what you do. Having that passion allows you to pursue excellence with a singular focus and unwavering dedication. She has carried this lesson with her into adulthood when sitting for the inaugural national examination to obtain the distinguished certification as an aesthetic nurse specialist provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgery. She is one of only three nurses in Washington State to hold this designation.

As a nurse injector with over 16 years of experience in plastic surgery, Lisa offers her patients a personalized plan to look and feel their best. Her repertoire of products includes: Botox, Dysport, Belotero, Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, Voluma, and Sculptra. Lisa was recruited for her excellent injection skills, which she combines with a warm personality, and patient-centered approach.

Outside of work she enjoys tending to her koi pond and gardening. She also loves hiking, travel, and yoga, but is most proud of her role as a grandma. Lisa has been a part of the Larrabee Aesthetic Team since June 2012.

Lauren Jackson-Gross

Director of Skincare – Master Aesthetician / Certified Laser Technician & Trainer

Lauren Jackson-Gross has been with the Larrabee Center since August 2003 and brings over eighteen years of aesthetics experience to your skincare treatment. Lauren graduated from the Euro Institute of Skin Care and has advanced training from the Laser Training Institute and the Dermal Institute in California. Her advanced training and experience include extensive laser treatments, product training, and treatments for sun-damaged, maturing, and acneic skin. She stays on the cutting edge of skincare through continuing education.

Lauren possesses a passion for proper skincare and the dramatic changes it provides. She tries each and every skincare treatment offered at the Larrabee Center, as well as each product that the Larrabee Aesthetic Center may offer you. Her hands-on approach gives her the ability to describe to you the effects of each treatment and every product she recommends.

As with Dr. Larrabee and the other members of our aesthetics team, Lauren is an educator. She not only shares her knowledge and expertise by educating other aestheticians, she has a passion for educating her patients in regards to overall good skin health.

As an aesthetician, Lauren sees skin as a canvas. She looks past the pigment, acne, and other imperfections and visualizes what is really possible – clear, luminous skin. She analyzes skin texture, epidermal thickness, vascular condition, and overall skin health. Lauren believes that surgery takes care of many of the concerns with the aging face, but only proper skin care can correct the texture and condition of the skin.

Lauren’s repertoire of treatments includes: Ultherapy, Fraxel, IPL (fotofacial), chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and laser hair reduction. She always looks forward to meeting with you and discussing your individual skincare needs.

Maryln J. Wilson, R.N., B.S.N.

Aesthetic Injection Specialist

Whenever Maryln Wilson was asked as a young girl, “What do you want to be when you grow up,” she responded, without hesitation, “A nurse!” Maryln is a Seattleite—born and raised in the Emerald City and a graduate of Roosevelt High School.

To begin her lifelong dream, she travelled east of the mountains to wheat and wine country and attended Walla Walla College (now University) where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. Following her collegiate experience, she attended Loma Linda University to pursue graduate studies in Nursing Education and also worked in the Loma Linda University Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

With her return to the Pacific Northwest, she began her association with multiple plastic/reconstructive surgeons’ practices which provided her with a fundamental knowledge of aesthetic medicine, surgery, and patient care. In addition to her almost thirty years of clinical and surgical work, she had the opportunity in 1980 to develop her knowledge and skill as an aesthetic nurse injector.

Over the last thirty-plus years, Maryln has been involved with the evolution of injectables, including Botox, Xeomin, Dysport, Restylane, Perlane, Juvéderm, Radiesse, and Sculptra.

Maryln has been a part of the Larrabee Aesthetic Team since October 2010.

Natasha Hardin

Master Aesthetician

After a decade as a regional makeup artist, Natasha decided to seek a more comprehensive education in beauty. She attended the prestigious Euro Institute of Skincare and became a licensed aesthetician in 2012. She was recruited to the Larrabee Center for her cutting edge beauty knowledge, which is paired with an infectious enthusiasm and cheerful personality.

After becoming a licensed aesthetician, Natasha sought out additional expert training in microneedling from world expert Dr. Lance Setterfield. She provides individualized skincare including everything from customized facials to chemical peels and laser treatments.

She is an expert in pharmaceutical grade skincare products including Zo Medical, Obagi, SkinMedica, isClinical, and SkinCeuticals. Natasha will develop a skincare regimen and treatment plan that will have your skin glowing so that you look and feel your most beautiful.

Her service menu includes medical grade facials, laser hair removal, IPL (fotofacial), microneedling, chemical peels, hydra-facials, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, and Sciton Forever Young BBL laser.

Her warm demeanor and bubbly personality make her treatments a much-needed respite for her patients from the hustle and bustle of city life. A Pacific Northwest native, Natasha is a devoted Seahawks fan who embraces her role as the 12th “man.” Natasha has been a part of the Larrabee Aesthetic Team since January 2010.

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Pacific Northwest Facial Plastic Surgery is a fully-accredited Medicare, freestanding ambulatory surgical center within the Larrabee Center. Our 3,200-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility features its own surgical unit and recovery room. Our knowledge and experience — in combination with our most advanced, cutting edge equipment — allows us to provide the highest quality care available.

Surgery Center

Anesthesia is provided by board certified, hand selected anesthesiologists from U.S. Anesthesia Partners. Dr. Larrabee has worked with this highly talented group of physicians for years, and their safety record is outstanding. Their attention to detail and genuine concern for patient comfort ensures that our patients receive only the most exceptional anesthesia care.

Aesthetics Center

Allergan Black Diamond Status

We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to our many loyal patients.  It is because of all of you that the Larrabee Center has been selected to receive one of Allergan’s most prestigious and elite awards, Black Diamond Status.  This award honors distinguished leaders in cosmetic surgery for demonstrating excellence and expertise through a high volume of aesthetic product procedures.

Surgical Team

To provide you with the best options and optimal outcomes requires a talented team with broad skills. From the front office staff, to our nurses, aestheticians and operating room staff, to our committed manager, we are proud of our Larrabee Center community.

Our surgical center staff are experienced and dedicated to providing a safe, confidential, and supportive environment for your surgical procedure. Our front office and management team provide essential services for our patients in a confidential, friendly, and efficient manner.

Surgical Center Team

Erin Vernon, R.N.

Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Nurse

Erin graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. While at SPU, she was given the opportunity to complete her Senior Internship in the Intensive Care Unit.

After graduation and with the help of the internship, Erin was accepted into an RN position in Critical Care—rare for a new graduate! She has since worked in the ICU/CCU setting for more than seven years and gained a CCRN (Critical Care RN) certification along with valuable skills caring for the sickest patients and supporting their families.

With a growing family of her own, Erin recently made the change to join the team at Larrabee Center in order to work part-time and continue to use her critical thinking skills (that’s a nursing joke) to make the recovery process a smooth one for surgical patients.

Kendi Locknane, R.N.

Clinical Nurse Manager

Kendi Locknane graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1993. Kendi has a wealth of experience which includes working in the operating room, intensive care unit, and in the post-anesthesia care unit.

Kendi has been a part of the Larrabee Center team since 2001 and has had the privilege of traveling to China with Dr. Larrabee for a Smile China cleft lip and palate medical mission. Kendi and her husband Tim live in Bothell and are raising four beautiful children.

Joy Gilmore, R.N.

Circulating Surgical Nurse

After teaching elementary school and then raising her two daughters, Joy returned to school to fulfill her little girl dream of being a nurse. She has experience in women’s health, GI endoscopic procedures and most recently as an OR nurse. In 2013 she retired to spend more time with her loves-family and friends, her home and garden, fly fishing, being outdoors and travel near and far. Joy came to us in 2014 saying “I am missing my patients.” We see her on Mondays and she says “I have the best of both worlds…I am lucky.”

Lori Ruiz, R.N.

Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Nurse

Lori Ruiz graduated from University of Portland Oregon with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1984. Lori has extensive experience in Intensive Care Units and Post Anesthesia Care Units.

Lori has been a part of The Larrabee Center team since 2013. She and her husband Tony have raised three beautiful daughters. Lori’s interests include cooking, traveling, and volunteers in many areas of her community.

Rachel Boswell, R.N.,BSN

Circulating Surgical Nurse

Rachel graduated from Gonzaga University with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Nursing. While at Gonzaga, she was the director and choreographer of the Gonzaga University Dance Team performing at the nationally ranked Bulldog basketball games, athletic events and community appearances. Go Zags!

After graduation, Rachel moved back home and was accepted into the Perioperative program at Harborview Medical Center- a rare opportunity for a new graduate at a Level 1 trauma center. The past few years, Rachel has specialized mainly in Neurosurgery, becoming the assistant to the manager of the service and a lead preceptor for new trainees. With the vast trauma that Harborview comes in to contact with, Rachel has become comfortable functioning in chaos and seeing the “worst of the worst”.

Rachel joined the Larrabee Center in order to tackle a change of pace. Instead of surgery being an emergent or experience from trauma, it’s an elective and exciting experience for everyone- especially the patient!