In July of 2001, AesthetiCare opened with 2 employees and 1100 SF. Today we have 24 employees and 10,000 SF. We have experienced 17 consecutive years of double-digit growth, exceeding $6.2M in annual revenue in 2018. AesthetiCare is now one of the most successful aesthetic centers in North America. Running a successful clinic has taught us the value of having a highly trained and educated staff. The majority of our Mint trainers are also providers at AesthetiCare, and are national trainers for many manufacturers, including Allergan and are A.R.R.A. Board Certified Laser Instructors.
Combined years of staff experience
Our team of experts
Kathy Metcalf-TarantoCMLI, CMLT, Managing Partner
Kathy’s love for skin began in 2000 when she started working with a French cosmeceuticalRead Bio
Matt entered the field of Aesthetics in 1996, opening Aesthetic Consulting Group as an independentRead Bio
Amy Carter, DO, is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist in private practice. Dr. Carter receivedRead Bio
Rachel FuhrmanSales Director
With 10 years of retail management experience working for Nordstrom, Rachel immersed herself in theRead Bio
Claire WolfeOffice Manager
Claire Wolfe joined the MINT team in 2018 with a background in luxury retail management,Read Bio
Ardeth ArmanRN, BSN, MS,CANS, Trainer
Ardeth started her nursing career as a Neonatal Intensive Care nurse working for five yearsRead Bio
Judy SandersRN, CLT, CANS, Trainer
Judy Sanders has over 21 years experience as a nurse in aesthetics. She worked forRead Bio
Megan LynchRN, BSN, MSE, Trainer
Megan graduated from the University of Kansas in 2001 with a Masters in Science EducationRead Bio
Jessica TapusoaLT, LMT, Trainer
Jessica is a true Midwestern girl, born and raised in the Ozarks. Growing up, her familyRead Bio
Jennifer KennedyLE, Trainer
Jennifer graduated from the University of Kansas in 1989 and worked for the University ofRead Bio
Laura MadsenLE, Trainer
Laura started her passion for her career in Aesthetics at 17 as a professional MakeupRead Bio
Noreen BollingerRN, Trainer
Noreen Bollinger graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a bachelor’s degree in nursing.Read Bio
Brett HoustonTeam Member
As a 16-year veteran of the aesthetic device industry, Brett has had the opportunity toRead Bio
Karen NaugleMarketing Director
50% graphic design - 50% marketing, but yet somehow still 100% FUN. With a Bachelors degreeRead Bio
Laurie MorrisseyMarketing Consultant
With more than 20 years in top positions in the Marketing and Public Relations industry,Read Bio
Amy SullivanProject Manager
Born and raised in Kansas City, Amy earned her undergraduate degree in Human Resources fromRead Bio
CMLI, CMLT, Managing Partner
In 2007, Kathy was certified in laser aesthetics and quickly became a laser trainer at multiple laser institutes in Arizona. In 2011 she developed laser curriculum and opened the first ARRA laser certification course in Arizona. MINT Aesthetics models Arizona's strict guidelines for laser safety and certification. Kathy has worked with several technologies from companies including; Deka, Alma, Palomar, BTL, Lutronics, Coolsculpting and Sciton. She has had the opportunity to speak at laser conferences and regularly speaks for AMSPA.
Over the last 15 years, Kathy has been fortunate enough to work in almost every position within the industry including; retail sales, front desk, laser technician, laser trainer, sales rep, event coordinator, sales consultant and manager. She has been awarded both Rep of the year and Presidents Club. Currently, Kathy is also a Partner at AesthetiCare Medical Spa in Leawood, Kansas. Kathy loves to run, travel (especially back to Arizona), and spend time with her favorites (Matt, Emmy and Jax)!
In 2005, Matt transformed Aesthetic Consulting Group to Mint Aesthetics, partnering with his wife, Kathy Taranto. Kathy has 20 years of experience in aesthetics. Mint has now worked with well over 1000 clinics in North America. Mint focuses on beginning to advanced training for virtually all med spa treatments including lasers and injectables. Matt spends the majority of his time consulting clinics in marketing, personnel, performing consultations, retail product sales, equipment evaluation and price negotiation, etc. Matt and Kathy also speak at 40+ aesthetic meetings each year throughout the country and are considered one of the country’s top authorities in the business of non-surgical aesthetics.
Dr. Carter opened Kansas City Wellness Center and Medical Spa in 2015 to serve as a comprehensive healthy aging and aesthetic center. Kansas City Wellness Center focuses on education and enhancing each client’s natural beauty in a relaxed, comfortable and private setting. Dr. Carter has had extensive training in aesthetic injectables, lasers, radio frequency and more!
Dr. Carter is a strong believer that a healthy diet and exercise are fundamental for overall wellness of mind and body. Kansas City Wellness Center offers weight loss options, body contouring technology, and noninvasive procedures that can be done to turn back time to help clients feel their absolute best.
RN, BSN, MS,CANS, Trainer
Ardeth is passionate and enthusiastic about sclerotherapy and is grateful for the opportunity to get to teach others how to perform this very specialized treatment. Ardeth is both a patient and gracious instructor happily sharing the "pearls of wisdom" she has learned in the over 13 years she has been a practicing sclerotherapist. Ardeth's passion and enthusiasm for the practice of sclerotherpy is evident as she gently guides each new trainee through the treatment process and is genuinely thrilled to see them succeed.
RN, CLT, CANS, Trainer
RN, BSN, MSE, Trainer
LT, LMT, Trainer
Jessica takes a deep interest in the well being of her clients, believing communication is vital to understanding any current limitations as well as developing long term goals. As well as massage, Jessica specializes in multiple treatments that result in skin tightening and fat reduction for the body and face.
For over three years, Jessica has taken pride in being a clinical trainer for BTL Industries and their Exilis device, covering the Midwest to help other aesthetic clinics to understand the technique and science behind being a success in treating their clients. At AesthetiCare, Jessica uses her knowledge to deliver results to those desiring to help minimize cellulite, unwanted fat, and loose skin.
In 2004 she received her esthetics license from Johnson County Community College. She began her esthetics career at an Aveda Concept Salon and Spa. In 2008 she made the leap to the medical side of esthetics and came to work at AesthetiCare. Jennifer is an educator on the MINT training team. She shares her advanced knowledge of esthetics and Broad Band Light therapy. She considers it a blessing and privilege to work with people, to educate and help them achieve their skincare goals.
Laura’s Advanced Training: Laser Physics, Safety and Tissue Interaction, MINT Laser Physics, Microlaser Peel and Profractional, SkinTyte, Halo, Exilis, Laser Hair Removal, Sciton Laser User Summit, Forever Young BBL and Skin Tyte Preceptorship with Dr. Patrick Bitter, Dermatology for Non-Derms with Dr. Chris Robb
Certifications include: CoolSculpting University, Microneedling Dermapen, Eclipse & Rejuvapen, HydrafacialMD, SaltFacial, PCA Advanced Peels, Dermaplaning, Sciton Lasers, Clarity, BBL, Forever Young BBL, SkinTyte, Halo
“I absolutely love what I do! “