Mary Nielson

Executive Director

Mary has a unique perspective in providing laser and aesthetic service training. In the healthcare industry since 1978, Mary has an in-depth history of the evolution and changes in the aesthetic market. As former owner of Flourish Skin and Laser, a thriving skin and laser clinic, Mary has worked as a technician and nurse, providing services to aesthetic clients. She was instrumental in the introduction of lasers and aesthetics beyond cosmetic surgery to that practice and helped in its expansion to two locations.

Since 2006, Mary has worked as a clinical trainer for Cutera lasers, providing education and training confidence to new laser operators in the Pacific Northwest and Canada. Her point of view and experience as a business owner has built successful management and marketing tools that she can share to help you prosper. She is the owner and a primary educator at Spectrum. She is a licensed esthetician in Oregon, Master Esthetician in Washington, Licensed Esthetic Instructor in Oregon and a Licensed Practical Nurse. Mary was selected to the Oregon Board of Cosmetology Rules Advisory Committee for Esthetics. She serves on the Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians.

She is the author of A Compendium for Advanced Esthetics, A Guide for the Master or Advanced Esthetician, as well as several policies and procedure manuals for medical spas, and a contributing author to Milady Pro, Day Spa magazine and Skin Inc. She is also the founder and Executive Director of Fearless Beauties and Cascade Aesthetic Alliance.

In her spare time, she enjoys being a grandma, hiking, fishing, and camping with her hubby and family.