Kristine Taylor, R.N.
Medical Aesthetic Nurse Specialist
Kristine takes her title as Medical Aesthetic Nurse Specialist with pride. She graduated with honors with her BSN from the California State University of Sacramento in 1991 and comes to us from the Northern California with over 20 years of acute clinical nursing experience where she specialized in Cardiac, Critical care and PACU (post anesthesia care unit). Simultaneously, Kristine started perfecting her skills in aesthetics and laser medicine in 2002 at a well-accredited medical spa for a plastic surgeon. She transferred her accomplishments and passion for medical aesthetic nursing to Southern Cal in 2010 and continued to perfect her traits.
Kristine has trained extensively in advanced aesthetic techniques and is certified in Botox, dermal fillers, state-of-the-art lasers and overall skin rejuvenation . With her high level of expertise in anti-aging techniques combined with her extreme artistic eye for detail, Kristine is able to transcend her clients into a more youthful appearance. Due to her absolute passion and dedication in making her clients feel beautiful, Kristine brings her gifts of warmth, compassion and respect to each and every client she encounters. Her utmost priority is building a nurse-client relationship based on trust and confidence.
Kristine has now found her permanent residence in Newport Beach and is happily married. She and her husband live a healthy lifestyle. They have a passion for cycling, weightlifting, walking, skiing, interior design, fashion, cooking and adoring their chihuahua, Bella.
Diane Magdaleno, R.N.
Medical Aesthetic Nurse Specialist
Diane has been a licensed Registered Nurse for over 20 years. She began her nursing career as a Labor & Delivery Nurse at the prestigious Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she worked for 10 years before transferring to the Labor & Delivery Department at Mission Hospital for an additional 9 years. She is currently ACLS and CLE certified.
Diane then decided to follow her passion for Aesthetics and 8 years ago made a career change. She trained with a well-known aesthetics instructor, working with him side by side perfecting her skills to eventually become an Aesthetic Nurse Specialist, certified in Botox and dermal filler injectables. She is also a certified Laser Specialist in the latest Laser technologies. Diane is a gifted nurse injector with a superior eye for detail which allows her to customize the perfect combination of products to achieve her client’s goals. She prides herself on coupling her passion for perfection with her warm and compassionate personality which builds trust and confidence with her clients.
To maintain a healthy mind and body she combines CrossFit, Hot YOGA and cycling on a weekly basis. She enjoys cooking, baking and spending time with her husband and children.
Front Office Coordinator
A fourteen-year practice veteran, Ashley has recently transitioned into a part-time role to spend more time with her two young children. She is still integrally involved in managing the front office operations. After so many years of building relationships with our patients, it’s rare for Ashley not to be on a first name basis with each patient that comes through our door. An Orange County native, Ashley attended Cal State Fullerton where she studied Exercise Science. She lives with her husband and two children in Newport Beach where between work and kids she still manages to pursue her passions for fitness, family, and travel.
Alicia has been working at Dr. Ackerman’s office for well over a decade. In that time she has mastered multiple duties and performed many roles. Currently, she functions as our bookkeeper, as well as helping out with some general administrative duties. She also helps train our new staff. She is a busy mom of two beautiful boys who enjoys spending time with family and keeping up with a daily fitness regimen.
Patient Care Coordinator
Zetta joined Dr. Ackerman’s staff in 2018, and brings a wealth of experience in patient relations and the aesthetics field. She is a graduate from The University of Las Vegas with a Business Communications degree and lives in Orange County where she raised her two daughters who are competitive soccer players. All the years spent on soccer fields have paid off as both daughters are now playing in Division 1 programs at UCLA and Duke University. Originally from the South, Zetta loves to cook and bake traditional comfort foods. With years of aesthetic experience and her enthusiastic and caring personality she is the perfect addition to Dr. Ackerman’s practice!