Pure Dermatology is Southwest Montana’s premiere dermatology practice, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and aesthetic care of the skin. At Pure, we believe that skin health and skin care go hand in hand. Our practice of dermatology is comprehensive and innovative – including implementation of the latest equipment and technology available today.
We are committed to the practice of serious medicine with serious results, all within a warm, personal, patient-focused environment. Our experienced, committed professionals provide expert skincare to our patients with a focus on health, results, and a comfortable patient experience.
The Pure team brings close to 50 years of combined experience, and a reputation for excellence, to their practice of dermatology and skincare. In addition, our skincare specialists have been trained by and work closely with Dr. Mann. Because of this training and experience, they are particularly aware of any skin lesion that may be suspicious. In such cases, they may request that you have a thorough skin exam by Dr. Mann before your aesthetic treatment.
Poppy Gard, Practice Administrator, L.E., M.Ed
Poppy is Pure Dermatology’s Practice Administrator, bringing 15 years of valuable experience as a licensed aesthetician- working independently and in conjunction with a Board Certified plastic surgeon. She has also served as the business manager and head of new business development for a local medical laboratory. Along with her role as Pure Dermatology’s Practice Manager, Poppy provides consultation on aesthetic treatment plans for new patients.
Kristen Nelson, MSN, BSN, APRN, CANS
Kristen completed her undergraduate degree at South Dakota State University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2006 and began practicing in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Rapid City Regional Hospital. In 2012, she completed her Masters of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner from South Dakota State University. She is a Certified Nurse Practitioner that specializes in aesthetic treatments, including; Broad Band Light laser treatment of pigmented and vascular lesions, acne, and skin tightening, non-invasive fat reduction with Coolsculpting, neurotoxin injections, Ultherapy, Microneedling and some general dermatology. Kristen is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Dermatology Nurses Association, the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, and the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, Inc.® Kristen has always had a heart for helping and this shows in all areas of her life. She loves being able to connect to her patients and support the beauty that lies within all of us.
Pamela Burrows, RN, BSN, CANS
Pamela grew up in Spokane WA and graduated from the University of Washington in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She moved to Portland, OR in 1993 and worked at Oregon Health & Science University in the Pediatric ICU and oncology unit until 1996. From 1997 to 2015 she worked in the OHSU Dotter Interventional Institute where she started the Interventional Vein Specialists Clinic with Dr. John Kaufman and specialized in sclerotherapy. Pam also worked at Bridgeport Vein Center and Facial Aesthetics in Portland, OR from 2008 to 2015, where she specialized in aesthetic treatments, including; sclerotherapy, neurotoxin injections, fillers and laser skin treatments. Pam enjoys working closely with her clients in order to meet their individual needs and expectations. She describes her work as very artistic and likes to take into account the individuality of each of her clients. Pam is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, Inc.®
Erin Vaughn, Registered Medical Assistant
After spending several important years at home with her young children, Erin followed her desire to become a Registered Medical Assistant at Gallatin College – MSU Bozeman. She completed her Medical Assistant Internship with Pure Dermatology. During that time, it quickly became apparent that she belonged by Dr. Mann’s side helping patients. When not at the office, she loves to spend time with her family enjoying everything that Bozeman offers.
Wendy Peters, L.E., Skincare and Laser Specialist
Wendy Peters, L.E. brings 13 years of skincare experience to Pure Dermatology. A Certified Laser Technician and member of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, Inc., Wendy was trained in Los Angeles, California with SCITON and completed the Elevation Laser Mastery course with LUMENIS for the Splendor X. Under the direct direction of Teresa Mann, M.D., she specializes in the treatment of acne prone skin (with acne surgery and Forever Clear BBL laser treatments), photo-damaged and rosacea-prone skin, and permanent hair reduction with the best-in-class Lumenis Splendor X technology. Her treatments include state-of-the-art protocols that include microneedling, Ultherapy, SCITON Broadband Light Laser therapy and laser hair reduction with the Splendor X technology.
Marianne Williams, Medical Assistant
Marianne moved to Bozeman in 2002. She started working with Dr. Mann in 2008. When Dr. Mann opened Pure Dermatology, Marianne was excited to join the team as a part-time patient liaison. Since that time, Marianne has grown into the role of Medical Assistant.
Jessie Stern, Registered Medical Assistant
Jessie started her medical journey in 2005, when she worked at a sports chiropractic clinic doing rehab and x-ray technician work. Graduating from Gallatin College-MSU Bozeman’s Medical Assistant program in 2016, Pure Dermatology was excited to have her join the team shortly thereafter. Jessie loves working with people, and enjoys anything that involves physical activity and being outdoors.
Nicol Jenkins, Medical Assistant
Nicol started her medical career 15 years ago and has spent 9 of those years in dermatology. She earned a B.S. degree in Community Health Education from Montana State University, which sparked her interest in the medical field. She is excited to be a part of the Pure Dermatology Team. In her spare time, Nicol enjoys the outdoors, traveling, baking and volunteering at Eagle Mount.
Samantha Kautzman, Certified Medical Assistant
Samantha is part of the amazing medical assistant team at Pure Dermatology. She has worked as a medical assistant since 2012 and has specialized in dermatology since 2014. Samantha moved to the Gallatin Valley from Missoula, MT and joined the Pure Dermatology team. Outside of the office, Samantha loves to spend time with her family and loves all outdoor recreation, including camping, boating, and hiking. She is also a huge animal-lover, enjoys a good workout at the gym, and loves to cook nutritious food to stay healthy.
Barb Conwell, Patient Liaison
Barb and her husband, Kevin, moved to Bozeman a year ago from Hamilton where they raised their three daughters. Barb has worked in the medical field for over 10 years. She enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her family.
Jessica Fenimore, Patient Liaison
Jessica was born and raised western Washington. She moved to Bozeman in 2014 after working in customer service at a local resort for two summers and falling in love with Montana’s beautiful scenery. She was attending Montana State University with a major in animal science when she decided to take a year off to re-focus on what she wanted to do. Pure Dermatology found her in February of 2016 and offered her a wonderful opportunity to join an amazing team. Jessica looks forward to learning and growing within Pure Dermatology.
Morgan Eliason, Patient Liaison | Cosmetic Medical Assistant
Morgan is very excited to have joined the Pure Dermatology team. She has had an interest in dermatology since she was high school. She loves learning about products and cosmetic procedures. When not at work, you can find Morgan exploring the great outdoors with her husband and two dogs. She particularly enjoys backpack hunting and horseback riding.
Arianne Schiller, Administrative Assistant
Arianne Schiller was born and raised in Klamath Falls, Oregon and moved to Bozeman in 1998 to pursue her interest in veterinary medicine. She graduated from Montana State University with a B.S . in Animal Science, Pre-Veterinary with an emphasis in chemistry and sciences. She furthered her education with a Master’s program in Equine Nutrition. Arianne’s love of science and interest in the field of medicine made her a perfect for the Pure Dermatology team.
Emily Wahl, Patient Liaison
Emily is a patient liaison and administrative/billing assistant offering a cheerful, warm welcome to all Pure Dermatology patients. Emily brings a meticulous attention to detail garnered from her previous work in local law firms. A Montana native, Emily loves her dogs and participating in all things fitness. When not at Pure Dermatology, Emily can be found training for and participating in Spartan races in and around Montana.
Stephanie Berumen, Patient Liaison
Stephanie is a native Montanan with 15 years of prior experience working as a paralegal, making her a perfect addition to our front desk team with her focus on client/patient experience. When she is not at Pure Dermatology making our patients feel welcome, she spends her time traveling to her son’s bowling and baseball tournaments. She also loves to camp, fish, watch movies, and spend time with friends and family.
Yessica Hernandez, Patient Liaison
Yessica is part of the fantastic front desk team at Pure Dermatology. She moved to the Gallatin Valley over a year ago with her family and has several years of administrative and front desk experience with dermatology practices. Outside of the Pure Dermatology office, Yessica loves to study psychology and enjoys the challenge of cycling and Cross Fit Training.