Meet the Team
Dr. Rebecca Weiss, D.O.
Dr. Rebecca Weiss is originally from Buffalo, New York. She is a board-certified Family Physician specializing in cosmetic dermatology and laser skin care. As an osteopathic physician, she takes a holistic approach to medicine and is dedicated to ensuring that all of her patients achieve a sense of beauty both inside and out.
Dr. Weiss graduated from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2000 and subsequently pursued her residency in Family Medicine at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Following residency, she took a position with the United States Public Health Service working on the Hopi Indian Reservation in northern Arizona. She lived and worked on the reservation for over 3 years furthering her expertise in primary care medicine. She moved to Phoenix in 2006.
Over the past several years, Dr. Weiss has pursued extensive training in skin care and the latest cosmetic procedures. In addition to routine medical dermatology, she is certified to perform SmartLipo and VASER liposuction procedures, cosmetic injectable treatments such as Botox and Dermal Fillers, photodynamic therapy for acne and anti-aging, and laser skin resurfacing treatments.
Dr. Weiss is the medical director and owner of Paradise Medspa as well as the owner and co-director of Norterra Family Medicine, both offices are located here in Phoenix, AZ.
Dr. Weiss is listed in the Worldwide Who's Who professional directory.
Dr. Kristine Sarna, M.D.
Dr. Sarna is a board-certified Family Physician specializing in wellness and anti-aging services. She is an Arizona native, having completed her medical school education at the University of Arizona in Tucson and her Family Practice Residency at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix.
Her interests in holistic medicine led Dr. Sarna to pursue extensive training in Medical Acupuncture from UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Sarna specializes in medical weight loss and lifestyle modification with First Line Therapy, treatment of chronic fatigue and pain syndromes, Bio-Identical Hormone therapies, BioMeridian Stress Analysis, and neutraceutical therapies for disease prevention and health promotion.
In addition, Dr. Sarna is certified to perform cosmetic acupuncture, laser skin care, and injectable treatments. Dr. Sarna is dedicated to providing our patients with comprehensive wellness services for total body renewal.
Lisa Robbins, FNP-C
Lisa is originally from Sarasota, Florida. She is a board-certified family nurse practitioner with over 25 years of clinical experience. Lisa practiced in areas including NICU, oncology, and peri-operative care. In 1988, she declined a scholarship to The Savannah College of Art & Design because she was passionate about pursuing a career in nursing. Little did she know that, years later, she would have the opportunity to use her artistic talent to serve her patients in the field of medical aesthetics.
Lisa regularly attends advanced trainings as part of her commitment to offer her clients the best products and services to meet their individual needs. Although Lisa spends most of her time performing cosmetic injectable procedures, she also has a great interest in nutrition and exercise.
Lisa spends her free time with her family and enjoys mountain biking, cooking, and hiking with their dogs.
Our Valuable Team Members
Charlie Queeno, LMT, LA, LC
Charlie Queeno has been in the Spa and Wellness Industry since 2002. As a Licensed Massage Therapist, Licensed Aesthetician and holding a degree in Spa Management, he has worked in many arenas within the spa Industry.
Charlie first started as an Instructor for the Arizona School of Massage Therapy teaching many massage modalities, ranging from Basics and Advanced Massage to more Eastern modalities, such as Acupressure and Shiatsu.
Charlie joined Steiner Leisure as their Corporate Lead Spa Trainer. Loving the business end of the spa industry, Charlie went onto becoming the Spa Director for two Four Diamond Resort Spas. He ran and operated Amara Resort and L’Auberge de Sedona.
Charlie later returned to Phoenix and began teaching at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA) and developed SWIHA’s Degree program in Spa Management. In 2013, Charlie was brought on board with world-famous Hylunia Skincare to spearhead their Spa Division as well as managing daily operations, marketing and new business development.
In 2015, Charlie relocated back to Arizona where he now assists in running Paradise Medspa.
Janet Fales, L.E., C.L.
Janet joined our team in April of 2008. As the Office Manager, she manages the day-to-day operations of the medspa, and is also a licensed Aesthetician and Laser Technician. Janet studied at the Academy of Aesthetics Arts & Sciences in Tempe, AZ and specialized in Clinical Aesthetics. Shortly thereafter, she received her Laser Certification from IMAj Institute in Scottsdale, AZ. Janet loves sharing her passion for skincare, and receives a deep sense of gratification from helping patients achieve their goals.
In her spare time, Janet enjoys exercise (which she recently discovered at the ripe age of 50), practicing yoga, reading and exploring culinary delights created by her husband, Tony!
Elfie is a certified Life Coach. She completed her training at the Adler School of Professional Coaching, an International Coaching Federation accredited school. She has also worked as a medical assistant in a Family Practice for over 10 years and as a certified Fitness Instructor prior to that.
She is Canadian born and a wife and mother of two here in Arizona. She writes: I’ve learned the benefits of making good choices, after years of reaping the consequences of “not so good ones”. Even today, I don’t always choose the best option when it comes to taking care of myself, or my schedule, but practice makes it easier – not perfect… That why I do what I do. I’ve been there...I understand...
But knowledge is only part of the solution to change…Having someone believe in you to help you see the great things already within you, to help you tap into those resources already resident in your life…those are the keys to lasting transformation!
After spending 10 years in the legal field as a court reporter, Natalie attended the Skin and Makeup Institute of Arizona and became a licensed aesthetician in 2004. She then attended the National Laser Institute where she pursued her interests in medical aesthetics. She enjoys keeping up with all of the latest technology and treatments to assure clients are getting the most satisfaction out of living in their own beautiful skin.
Jill is the newest member to join the Paradise team in August 2016. She's been in the spa and wellness industry since 2011 when she received her certification as a licensed aesthetician from the Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics (SWINA). Jill then worked for the school at all three of its campuses as a front desk coordinator, in the admissions department and as the front desk manager. She is a confirmed people person and enjoys a passion for providing gracious customer service.
Krissy joined the Paradise team in February 2013 as a Medical Assistant. Krissy has been a medical assistant for over 15 years, and has worked in ob/gyn, pediatrics, family practice and plastic surgery. She found her passion to be in plastic surgery, and loves the medspa industry!
Krissy assists Dr Weiss with all injectable needs, SmartSkin CO2’s, SmartLipo and Liposonix.
Krissy has a beautiful family including, her husband, 10 year son, 10 year old step son and 18 year old step daughter. When she’s not in Paradise, they enjoy camping, hiking, boating and going to the movies!
Nina joined us in Paradise in January of 2013. Nina is originally from Chicago, but feels right at home under the warm blue skies of the Arizona Desert. Nina has long held a passion for skincare, beauty and wellness and being a part of Paradise team was a perfect fit!
Meredith Morgan, joined our staff at Paradise Medspa & Wellness in November 2008. Originally from Mitchell, South Dakota, Meredith graduated from Arizona State University in 2003, with a bachelor’s degree in business communications.
After several years of a successful sales career, Meredith was drawn to her true passion in the aesthetic industry. She then attended Imaj Clinical School of Sciences and Laser Institute in Scottsdale, AZ, where she earned her clinical aesthetics license and laser certification. In addition, Meredith has since been certified in oncology aesthetics, enabling her to serve cancer patients.
She specializes in chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and customizing treatments and homecare based on each individual needs. Meredith believes that beauty is much more than skin deep, and is committed to achieving each individual's personal success from the inside out.
Candice joined the Paradise team in December 2011. She received her certification as a Permanent Cosmetic Make-up Artist in 2004, specializing in eyeliner and eyebrows. Candace is a licensed cosmetologist with 11 years experience and during the summer of 2011, she became a Master Aesthetician, advancing her knowledge and understanding of total skin care, about which she is very impassioned. Candace truly feels privileged to have the ability to carefully improve her clients' quality of life, making them look and feel better about themselves. We are excited to have Candace joining the team at Paradise Medspa & Wellness and share her comprehensive salon expertise with our clients.