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.
Aesthetic Center Team
The Aesthetic Center staff offers the most advanced non-surgical products and procedures for your individual facial rejuvenation.
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 and continues to be an integral part of building our skincare division, which involves bringing on new procedures and products to the Larrabee Center.
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.
Svitlahna Kasko, R.N., B.S.N.
Specialized Aesthetic Nurse
Svitlahna Kasko has always known she wanted to help people. Her desire to become a nurse pushed her to graduate with her bachelors in nursing from Seattle University at the young age of 20. She began her career in the emergency room at Swedish medical center. She then sought out more opportunities and began working with the Larrabee Center August 2019 as a recovery nurse.
Her love for aesthetic nursing has always stemmed from making people feel good in their own skin. She sees what people strive for, so she dove into training with injectables and skincare. With her passion growing in this field, Svitlahna decided to further her knowledge and education and is pursuing her doctorate degree at Washington State University. Svitlahna is a snow fanatic and enjoys snowboarding on her days off as well as traveling the world!
Jeffrey Teixeira, MD, MBA
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Jeffrey Teixeira, M.D., MBA, is a passionate, creative and solutions oriented facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who practices all aspects of the field with a specific interest in rhinoplasty, facial trauma reconstruction, transgender care, and minimally invasive facial rejuvenation. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY in 2009.Upon graduation he commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army and completed his Doctor of Medicine from the Uniformed Service University of the Health Sciences in 2013.He went on to complete internship and residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Teixeira completed a fellowship in Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare and Strategic Leadership from the University of Delaware.
Dr. Teixeira is a certified diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He has published in leading international medical journals including The Journal of Craniofacial Medicine, Laryngoscope, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and Military Medicine. His scientific research has also been presented at national meetings with a specific focus on rhinoplasty research. He has published podcasts on laser resurfacing and minimally invasive treatments. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Alpha Omega Alpha and Association of Military Surgeons of the United States. He currently serves as a consultant on the trauma committee for the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery with a special interest in facial plastic surgery education. Dr. Teixeira is currently commissioned as a Major in the United States Army and his awards include National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Army Achievement Medal, Combat Action Badge and Joint Service Commendation Medal.
Dr. Teixeira is married to his husband, Tim, an active-duty officer, and they have two rescue dogs named Blitzen and Jolene (we both happen to like Christmas and Dolly Parton).He was raised in a small town in Portugal and is fluent in Portuguese. In his free time, he is an avid traveler with 40+ countries under his belt and a self-proclaimed champagne connoisseur.
Dayna Morgan, ARNP
Specialized Aesthetic Nurse
Dayna has been passionate about medicine all her life. She worked in nursing homes in high school, was a parish nurse in Chicago, and a missionary in Thailand in the late 90’s. She was a traveling nurse and worked at Harborview for 15 years and was a nursing Professor at Seattle University.
Dayna also works with the General and Plastic Surgery team at Swedish Hospital, assisting in surgery and performing procedures in her clinic.
She developed her interest in plastics and aesthetics while working with plastic surgeon Jourdan Gottlieb. She brings a great aesthetic eye and technical ability to our patients.
Dayna is married to one of our anesthesiologists, Doug Morgan, and is the mother of two children. She loves running, yoga biking, and travel.
Surgery Center Team
Our surgical center staff are experienced and dedicated to providing a safe, confidential, and supportive environment for your surgical procedure.
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.
Cristal graduated from Seattle Central College with an associate degree in Surgical Technology and completed her internship at Harborview Medical Center. She takes pride in providing the best patient care possible and is excited to be joining our team. In 2015, Cristal was given the opportunity to go on a medical mission trip with the Seattle Alliance Outreach in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Her interests include drawing, reading, and (more recently) hiking!
Shana McKenzie, R.N.
Perioperative Nurse, Aesthetic Injector
Shana has over 20 years of nursing experience working in the greater Seattle area. Her career started at Harborview Medical Center where she specialized in Emergency Medicine and Trauma Intensive Care. She then went on to become a perioperative nurse working for Evergreen Health and other local area surgery centers gaining experience in the field of Plastic Surgery. Shana discovered her passion for Aesthetic Medicine and furthered her education with training in Neurotoxins and dermal fillers. She is a skilled RN with a strong attention to detail and focus on patient safety. Outside of work, Shana is the mom to three very active boys, has a supportive husband Chris and their labradoodle Beau. She enjoys cooking, yoga and gathering with friends and family