Meet Our Staff

Amanda Bradshaw

Lead Aesthetician At St. Augustine Office

Amanda - Lead Aesthetician At St. Augustine OfficeAmanda Bradshaw, owner of Spa Life Skin & Laser, has been working in the skin care industry for over 8 years, during which time she has gained knowledge and experience in all aspects of skin.

Since graduating with her Master in Esthetics, she continues her education with postgraduate courses and seminars to ensure that her clients are getting the latest in products and services. Her ongoing studies and specialties include: Laser Technologies, Advanced Concept in Medical Skincare & Electrolysis, Advanced Treatments of Sun Damaged, Acne Scarred and Aging Skin, plus many other skin related conditions.

Amanda enjoys continuously enhancing and expanding her knowledge as well as extending her education to clients in helping them to understand what is going on with their skin in order to correct it. So, whether it is acne, pigmentation, hair removal, vein treatments, skin tightening, photo rejuvenation or even preventative care, she aims in supporting and assisting her clients to achieve their greatest desired results. In addition, she has received extensive training in massage techniques, which when combined with her skin care proficiency, make for superior facial treatments. Amanda is dedicated to providing the most comfortable and pleasant experience; greeting clients in joy and designing the atmosphere in a way that enhances peace, wellbeing, healing and relaxation. Learn more.

 

Destin Brown

Lead Medical Aesthetician and Ultherapy Specialist At Ponte Vedra Office

Destin - Lead Medical Aesthetician At Ponte Vedra OfficeBeing a true Florida native, I was born and raised in Palm Bay, where I earned licenses in both aesthetics and massage therapy from Space Coast Health Institute in 2007 and 2010, respectively. Prior to my arrival to the Jacksonville area, I travelled abroad, taking my passion and talents to Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica. Throughout my tenure in Central America, I gained notoriety in the local surfing community, providing cutting edge techniques in massage therapy to locals, expatriates, and international travelers. I worked at some of the most highly regarded and prestigious hotels and surf camps.

Before joining Dr. Garcia’s team, I received numerous accolades for my high level of client care and comfort, working for a nationally recognized, Conde Nast Top 100 oceanfront spa. Specializing in comprehensive anti-aging techniques, I continued to garner recognition in cutting edge procedures, most notably solution to enhance eyebrows called Microblading. Working alongside Jacksonville’s premier double board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Roberto Garcia, I now have the opportunity to push the boundaries of my profession all the while remaining focused on the care and well-being of my patients.

I am a certified in medical grade treatments such as Collagen Induction Therapy (microneedling), Ultherapy, Microblading (3D Brows), IPL, and Fractional Laser, Dermaplaning, Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peels, specifically TCA Medium Depth Peels. I am also excited to specialize in post-operative lymphatic massage; an excellent service for post surgical patients. My goal is to offer my patients a well-rounded and holistic approach by serving all of their skincare needs.



Lori Dowdrick

Front Desk Patient Concierge at Ponte Vedra office

Lori - Front Desk Patient Concierge At Ponte Vedra OfficeI have been fortunate enough to have worked with Dr. Roberto Garcia and his staff for the last five years. Dr. Roberto is the most caring physician I’ve ever met! Not only does he look after the needs of each and every one of his patients, he gladly takes an immense interest in the personal and professional growth of all his employees. I am very fortunate to be a part of the Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery team. There is nowhere else I would rather spend my days than with Dr. Roberto Garcia, my coworkers, and our amazing patients!


Vivian Garcia, MBA

Community Relations Liaison

Vivian - Community Relations LiaisonI was born and raised in Miami, Florida. I attended the University of Miami, as I felt it would give me the opportunity to expand my business perspective and global view. After graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Business, I pursued a Masters in Business Administration with concentration in Marketing. Without a doubt, living and studying in a culturally diverse community such as Miami, it gave me the opportunity to understand the global effects of marketing.

I was fortunate to accept a position with Parke-Davis, a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company. Being fluent in English and Spanish proved to be extremely beneficial and opened many doors for me. Being well trained in cardiovascular and neurological drugs, I received numerous awards and accolades for exemplary performance.

When Pfizer purchased Parke-Davis in 2000, I accepted a position in Syracuse, NY. During my 4 years there, I was consistently recognized for my performance.

After taking time off to raise a family, I recently returned to the workforce as the Community Relations Liaison for the practice.

I truly enjoy working for Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery because I recognize that I am part of an organization that truly cares for its patients. Every patient is treated with a unique and individualized approach, designed to address that patient’s specific needs and concerns. It is a blessing to work at an institution that strives to do things better and differently.

My personal interests include reading, running, traveling, and spending time with my family.


Jessica Giddens, ST

Medical/Surgical Assistant

Jessica - Medical/Surgical AssistantI have worked closely with Dr. Garcia for the last 7 seven years. I consider him my mentor and friend! He never ceases to amaze me with his skills in the operating room! Outside of the operating room, he is equally as wonderful; the thoughtful way he treats patients after surgery and the extra steps he takes for them. Dr. Garcia is very diligent and always makes sure each patient is comfortable and happy. I could not imagine a life, professionally or personally, without Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery.


Cynthia Lankry

Operations Manager

Cynthia - Operations ManagerI have been blessed to work with Dr. Roberto Garcia since 2005. I absolutely love my job! My position at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery is to facilitate the daily operations of the office. I am involved in many of the key functions of the practice to ensure that our patients have the best experience possible. Professionally, Dr. Garcia has always believed in my abilities, continually encouraging me (and all of our staff) to expand my knowledge and skills. Dr. Garcia is the most talented and skilled surgeon that I have ever worked for. Not only is his work beautiful, he treats our patients with incredible care and compassion. It is always evident that he loves what he does and it shows in all aspects of the practice! His aftercare is exceptional; in fact, he personally sees his patients at our private recovery cottages the day after surgery. Once you are a patient of his, it’s like becoming part of the Contoura family. I am forever grateful to be a part of this dedicated team of highly skilled and professional individuals!


Diane Ledbetter

Patient Care Coordinator

Diane - Patient Care CoordinatorAs a competitive ice skater for over 6 years as a young adult, I was fortunate to be part of the Olympic Training Camp in Lake Placid, NY. Those formative years helped me develop a strong work ethic and dedication to pursue my dreams. After graduating from Jacksonville University with a Bachelor of Science Degree, majoring in Business Administration, I have focused my career for the last 30 years in the aesthetics industry, in particular, cosmetic surgery and enhancement.

After living in the Atlanta area for many years, I had the opportunity to return to Jacksonville 8 years ago. It is here that I began my most personally gratifying career as the patient coordinator for Dr. Roberto Garcia. Working with Dr. Garcia has allowed me to utilize my background and experience to support and compliment his highly successful facial cosmetic practice. Dr. Garcia is truly an amazing and gifted cosmetic surgeon who has dedicated his professional life to using highly gentle and sensitive techniques to compliment and transform his patient’s appearance in a very natural manner. In my view, he is not only able to enhance a patient’s appearance, he contributes to the enormous changes in the quality of their lives too. I look forward to many years of working with Dr. Garcia with great anticipation and optimism.


Carmen Sardinas JD, MBA

Practice Administrator

Carmen - Practice AdministratorI am overjoyed and honored to work with the team at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery. I have been with the practice since 2010 and have had the privilege of participating in its tremendous growth throughout the years. I am passionate about what I do and feel blessed I have the opportunity to work with the incredibly talented Dr. Garcia and our amazing team of professionals. It is very rewarding to see the positive impact Dr. Garcia, our Nurse Practitioners, and our Aestheticians have on people’s lives. It is also wonderful to Dr. Garcia’s impact in our community. Locally, Dr. Garcia has worked tirelessly with many charitable foundations, in particular the FACE Foundation, which provides free reconstructive facial surgeries to children in need. The lives of these precious children are forever changed because of Dr. Garcia’s generosity and that of our dedicated donors.

As Practice Administrator, I serve many functions on a daily basis but ultimately, my goal is to provide our patients the very best experience in every way. Our philosophy at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery is simple: we strive to be the premier center for facial aesthetic excellence. Furthermore, my commitment to you is to work tirelessly to achieve that end.

My educational background includes a Bachelors Degree from the University of Florida, a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Miami and a Law Degree from St. Thomas University School of Law. I am a member of the Florida Bar and locally I am also a member of Toastmasters International. I am fully bi lingual.

I have been married for 23 years to my my wonderful husband Jorge and we have 4 beautiful children. When I am away from the Practice, I enjoy spending time with family, being active in my church, exercising outdoors, and reading.

My responsibility is to make your experience at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery top notch in every way. If there is ever a question or concern you may have, please contact me anytime.

 

Judy Welch

Lead Medical Aesthetician at Ponte Vedra office

Judy - Medical Aesthetician At Palencia OfficeAfter years in the corporate world, Judy changed career paths by becoming a licensed aesthetician and massage therapist upon moving to Florida in 2001. Since that time, the majority of her work has been in dermatology offices and spas. In total, Judy brings with her 16 years of experience working in medical aesthetic settings. She has advanced training in micro needling, chemical peels, and derma planing. Her knowledge of medical grade skincare products is expansive. Transforming the look of someone’s skin is something in which she takes great pride in. Her focus is on helping her patients achieve their aesthetic goals with state of the art services and medical grade products.

She is excited to be part of the Contoura team and in particular being part of such a highly respected team of professionals. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Judy enjoys travel, reading and outdoor activities.

 

Brookes Pittman

Nurse Practitioner

brookes contouraI am an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) with a Board Certification in Family Practice (FNP-BC). I earned my Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and graduated with honors from the University of North Florida with a Master of Science in Nursing. I practiced pediatric nursing for over ten years in Jacksonville, FL with a concentration in intensive care. Throughout my graduate studies, I took special interest in plastic surgery and aesthetic medicine where I have since spent my career as an ARNP. As a nurse practitioner, I enjoy helping my patients enhance their outward appearance in order to build inner self-confidence and an overall sense of personal fulfillment.

On my off time I enjoy spending time with my daughter and husband. Together we love being anywhere outdoors, especially the beach.

In my practice, I enjoy providing my patients procedures that deliver aesthetic rejuvenation for optimum results. I am so thrilled to be part of Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery Dr. Garcia and his team truly care for each individual patient who walks through the door, a standard that I value immensely as a provider.

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