Wendy Rivera, AGAC NP-BC – Nurse Practitioner
Wendy Rivera, AGAC NP-BC, is a board certified Nurse Practitioner with over 16 years experience. She has worked in many areas of medicine, including intensive care (ICU) , oncology, general surgery, plastic surgery, (PACU) surgical recovery, and of course aesthetics., and has also served as Director of Nursing for a surgery center. She attended Baylor University, obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She realized that she loved direct patient care, acute care, surgery, aesthetics, and other areas of anti-aging and integrative medicine. In order to further pursue her interests, she obtained her Master of Science in Nursing as an Adult and Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from the University of Texas. She is now pursuing her doctorate degree. Wendy continuously attends advanced training courses to keep abreast of the latest information, technology, products, and techniques to offer the best skills, training, and evidence based medicine to patients. She is a member of the America Association of Nurse Practitioners, Dermatology Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau – National Honor Society of Nursing. Her eye & skill in aesthetic beauty, attention to detail, and especially her ability to listen to patients, is what has kept Sage Aesthetics & Wellness patients coming back for more!
Shannon Zamora, MA – Medical Assistant & Patient Care Coordinator
Shannon is a new member of the Las Cruces community. She is a proud third generation military spouse who moved from Colorado Springs, CO. She began her education at the University of Colorado, Boulder obtaining a Bachelors degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. During her clinical rotations in the Boulder area hospitals, she realized that she wanted a more hands-on, patient-centered career. She began her career as a medical scribe at Baptist Hospital Emergency Room in Pensacola, Florida. After a few military moves, she and her husband were stationed back home in Colorado Springs. She attended PIMA Medical Institute, graduating with high honors in 2015. She is a certified and registered medical assistant as well as a registered phlebotomy technician. She has extensive experience in dermatology, reconstructive surgery, aesthetics, obstetrics, and gynecology. Working as a surgical technician and medical assistant at a large Dermatology office and Medi Spa, she not only gained knowledge in the field, but also a high level of compassion for her patients. Shannon also has experience in OBGYN, helping women of all ages live their best life. Shannon is currently enrolled at New Mexico State University and is pursuing a second Bachelors degree in Nursing. Shannon’s dedication to patient care and attention to detail enhance patient outcomes. She is a true asset to Sage and its patients.