Jennifer is a board-certified physician assistant with more than ten years of experience in dermatology. She grew up in Michigan and obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, and received her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Florida in 2003. Jennifer is an active member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, the Florida Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Jennifer resides in Sarasota with her husband Josh, who is a neurosurgical Physician Assistant. They are parents to three wonderful little girls, including a set of identical twins. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, cheering on the Florida Gators and traveling.
Originally from Fort Lauderdale, Megan obtained her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition from Florida State University. During her undergraduate studies Megan began her medical career in the specialty of Dermatology. She completed her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies with honors at Nova Southeastern University. Megan completed her clinical year with a variety of rotations in Miami Beach and St. Petersburg, specializing in all aspects of dermatology.
Megan is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants. In 2013 Megan was inducted into the Pi Alpha National Honors Society.
When not providing care for her patients, Megan enjoys volunteering in her local community, fitness and spending time with her family and friends.
Carolyn Edlund is a board-certified physician assistant. She received her Bachelors of Science in Health Sciences at the University of Miami. She attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham for her physician assistant training. UAB not only provides general physician assistant training, but also specializes in the training of surgical physician assistants. Carolyn was awarded the Outstanding Physician Assistant Graduate Student and Margaret K. Kirkland Award for Scholastic Achievement.
She found her passion for dermatology and cutaneous oncology surgery during her clinical dermatology rotation. Carolyn has practiced alongside a fellowship trained Mohs surgeon since 2013 and has a passion for surgical dermatology as well as general dermatology.
Carolyn is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants. Carolyn is originally from Ormond Beach, FL. She currently resides in Sarasota, FL and enjoys spending her free time with her family, friends, traveling and running.
Danielle is a board-certified family nurse practitioner with more than 11 years of nursing experience in both dermatology private practice and the hospital setting. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from State College of Florida and completed her Masters in Family Health Nursing with honors from University of South Florida. She has a passion for medical, laser, and aesthetic dermatology. Danielle has completed advanced training in laser and light technology as well as neurotoxins and dermal fillers.
Danielle is an active member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Florida Association of Nurse Practitioners, and the Sarasota County Nurse Practitioners group. Danielle is passionate about cat rescue, enjoys traveling, going to concerts, and spending time with her friends and family.
Alexandra “Alex” is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with over 9 years of nursing experience. She is originally from Ohio, but has called Florida home for the last 13 years. As a child she spent many spring breaks on Siesta Key and is excited to now call the Sarasota area home with her husband, Frank.
She began her nursing studies at The University of Florida where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and she continued her education to pursue her Doctorate of Nursing Practice also at The University of Florida.
She found her passion for aesthetic medicine as it married her interests in both art and medicine. After graduation with her doctorate degree, Alex began her career in aesthetic dermatology and has been working in this field for over 6 years. She specializes in lasers, wrinkle relaxers, and dermal fillers. She uses her artistic eye to create a custom treatment plan for each patient as she recognizes that there is no “one size fits all” approach to achieving her patient’s treatment goals.
Alex truly enjoys making her patients feel more confident in their own skin.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, being outdoors, fitness, arts & crafts, and gardening.
Lily is a licensed aesthetician specializing in advanced facial treatments. Originally from Miami, she began her career as a makeup artist working for cosmetic lines Prescriptives, Chanel and Bobbi Brown. In 2008, she received aesthetic training at the Florida College of Natural Health.
At Paradise Dermatology, Lily offers a wide range of targeted services from advanced treatments for different skin conditions to relaxing facials that boost skin health and radiance. Her belief is that healthy skin feels, looks and functions best, allowing a client’s true inner beauty to shine through. When she is not passionately practicing skincare, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially her two favorites, sons Jesse and Meyer.
Kim joins our team with the vision of blending medical options with aesthetics. She grew up in Pittsburgh and received her aesthetic training at the North Hills Beauty Academy. Her passion for skincare started in her twenties and has only continued to grow throughout the years. She enjoys researching aesthetic treatments, products and ingredients so that she can offer her clients the most effective and advanced protocol for their skin type. She uses a result driven approach with all of her clients and finds it crucial to educate them on the different aesthetic services as well as their at home care in order to help them maintain healthy, youthful looking skin.
Kim resides in North Port with her husband Shawn. They are the proud parents of 4 boys ranging in age from 10 to 26 years old. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and friends.
Karrie joins our team as a licensed Aesthetician, bringing with her a knowledge of holistic skin care complemented by modern methodology. Upon receiving her aesthetic certification from Manatee Technical College, where she earned the student of the year award, Karrie immediately applied her skills at a holistic skincare practice. It is here she acquired her passion for complementing modern approaches with holistic methods. While providing a wide range of services, she is passionate about educating, managing and sustaining a personalized beneficial skincare regimen specific to each of her clients.
Karrie, originally from Maryland, has resided in Florida for nearly two decades. She enjoys water activities, cheering on her teenage daughter at volleyball, and leading an active, healthy lifestyle.