Hi there! I’m Jayla Whitinger. I’m an esthetician, originally from Nashua, and currently living in Cedar Falls. I am passionate about making people feel good about themselves and giving people time in their day to relax and unwind. I recently graduated from Capri College in 2023, and I am excited to continue learning and growing my skills. When I’m not at work I typically spend my time with friends or family, going for walks, cooking, or watching a good tv show. I enjoy being active with my family such as boating in the summer, kayaking, snow skiing, traveling to new places, and trying different hiking trails.
Hello! My name is Karie Benson and I am a Registered Nurse and Clinic Manager. I have been in my profession for 30 years. I graduated from Hawkeye Technical School with my Associate Degree in Nursing. I then furthered my education at Allen College of Nursing and graduated with my Bachelors of Science in Nursing.
I am passionate about the field of nursing and aesthetics. I enjoy working with people and helping them feel good about themselves. I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to reach their full potential and I strive to help them do just that.
In my free time, I enjoy playing golf and spending time with my family and friends. I am excited to continue my work in my field and make a difference in people’s lives.
Hi There! My name is Mya Gjerde. I am a part of the wonderful front desk team we have at Evolve. I am originally from Estherville, Iowa, and currently live in Primghar, Iowa. You might say WOW, that is far from Waterloo. That is correct. I am currently going to Northwest Iowa Community College to attain my Registered Nursing degree. While I am not studying or working, I like to spend my time shopping, spending time with friends and family along with finding new places to eat. One of the things I strive for at Evolve would be providing a welcoming and stress-free environment, for each one of our patients.
Hi there! I’m Presley. I’m a Licensed Aesthetician, originally from Fort Atkinson, IA. I’m passionate about making my clients feel and look their very best. I specialize in lash and brow services and have been involved in the beauty industry for 2 years. When I’m not working, I enjoy being around dogs and spending time with family and friends. I look forward to helping you achieve your beauty goals and hope to see you at Evolve soon!
Hey there! My name is Aubrey, and I am the Medical Spa Coordinator/Marketing and I have been in my profession for 13 years. I graduated from Hawkeye with my Associate Arts degree in Business Administration. I continued my education at the University of Northern Iowa and obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing with an emphasis in Advertising.
I am passionate about the aesthetics field along with the ever-growing technology and I enjoy helping our amazing patients. I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to reach their full potential and I strive to help them do just that.
In my free time, I enjoy being outside, home improvement projects, and spending time with my family. I am excited to continue my work in my field and make a difference in people’s lives.
Maryjane Cose is a Nurse Practitioner with over 14 years of experience in women’s health care.
She is a nurse practitioner known for making women feel validated and heard when it comes to their personal health.
Maryjane graduated from Allen College in 2009 with a Master’s in Science of Nursing degree.
After graduating she Worked as a family nurse practitioner at Allen Women’s Health, and currently at Cedar Valley Family Medicine.
Maryjane has a way of making women feel comfortable with their most intimate concerns.
Maryjane explains everything in a way that is personal and easy to understand to help patients to feel that they are in control of their sexual health care.
Maryjane currently lives in Cedar Falls with her husband and two daughters. Maryjane loves Iowa football and any outdoor activities with her family.
Hello! My name is Denise Weil and I am a Registered Nurse, originally from southwest Iowa (Clarinda) and I currently live in Waterloo. I have been in the healthcare profession for 44 years. I am passionate about quality care and enjoy making people feel better about themselves and helping to make their lives better. In my free time I enjoy camping, downhill skiing, travelling and spending time with my family and friends. I am excited to continue to work in my career field and make a difference in people’s lives.
Ms. Schrader is a nurse practitioner with over 15 years of experience in family, internal and hospital medicine. She has more recently specialized in aesthetic and regenerative medicine for over 5 years. She is a graduate from Allen College in Waterloo, Iowa. Crystal and her award-winning team pride themselves on providing top notch care in the Cedar Valley. Crystal received her aesthetic training in Beverly Hills through The American Association of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery and received mentorship from Dr. Matthew Kettman locally after certification.
Crystal is married to her wonderful husband, Keith, and has two sons. In her free time, she loves to be outdoors with her chickens and sip wine. Crystal also enjoys traveling with family to go boating, surfing and skiing.
I’m Dr. Matthew Kettman
I was born in Waterloo, and raised in Gilbertville Iowa, attended Don Bosco high school, Mary crest, college, and then University of Iowa school of medicine. I did my residency here in town and family practice. I became interested in aesthetics in 2017 and started Kettman aesthetics in the same clinic as my family practice office. Three years ago, Crystal Schrader, one of the best nurse practitioner students I ever had many years ago, approached me about joining forces, and the result was Evolve!
I have a wonderful family with two daughters and our beautiful wife. My daughters are still at home and attend high school and Cedar Falls. My parents still live in Gilbertville.
I am a musician and vocalist, and have been in several bands, and still play once in a while. Most of my vans have been rock or heavy metal, but my current one has 11 people including a horn section and five physicians. We are called “Boogie Rx,” and we dress up and play 70s disco music. I also enjoy writing and recording music and I have a couple albums on Spotify and Apple Music, including a self-titled album that I wrote, and recorded with several local musicians called “Matthew Kettman and the Southpaws”
I am still a family physician and have a wonderful clinic across the street from Evolve.
I enjoy working out and spending time with my family. I also founded it school for elementary children in Cap Haitian, Haiti, and continue to support it monthly. I have not been able to visit it in the last couple of years due to the political chaos still present.
My main interest professionally at Evolve is regenerative medicine. I love people with painful joints, hair regrowth, and especially men sexual wellness, using the body’s own healing powers with modalities, such as PRP and Stem Cells.
I would love to meet with you and help you!
Thank you for your interest in Evolve, and a very heartfelt thanks to all of our amazing customers who have made us so successful over these last several years!
Tawnie Lavallee is a Medical Aesthetician with over 30 years of experience in the Aesthetic arena. She is known for her expertise in antiaging and skin resurfacing treatments from head to toe.
Tawnie has had extensive training in laser and radiofrequency modalities.
She has worked as a Medical Aesthetician and Aesthetic Educator training Aesthetic Professionals, Medical Professionals, and students throughout the United States. In addition, she has been an intricate part of creating medical-grade skin care products and marketing them worldwide.
Tawnie has a way of making people feel comfortable through her knowledge, confidence, and compassion. Tawnie explains everything in a way that is down to earth and always makes people feel like they are special, and their concerns matter. She believes that everyone should have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Raising a client’s self-confidence is one of her favorite parts of what she does.
Tawnie currently lives in Cedar Falls with her family. She loves spending time with her children, granddaughter, and her dogs Lilly, and Tucker. Her favorite thing to do during her free time is cycling throughout the trails of the Cedar Valley.