The team at Pace Dermatology Associates consists of some of the most talented medical professionals, nurses, administrators, and assistants. Each personally selected by Drs. Aaron and Andrew Pace, patients can feel comfortable knowing that they are being treated by the best in the industry.
Alecia joined Pace Dermatology in August 2016. Her love for working with the public and helping them feel better led her to a position in the healthcare field. Her two sons are Alecia’s greatest inspiration and have given her an entirely new outlook on life. Her biggest hero is her father, who’s been through a lot and continues to always be there for her. In her spare time Alecia enjoys going out to movies and spending time with her family. She also enjoys wearing mix-matched and crazy printed socks.
Amy joined Pace Dermatology in February 2015. She is a Washington local and currently resides in Olympia. Her passion for the medical field started when she was hired at age 15 to do filing for a Chiropractic clinic, and has since fallen in love with the healthcare field and helping patients. Seeing others show love and kindness to each other are one of Amy’s greatest inspirations. Her personal hero is her mother because she is the strongest and most caring person she knows. In her spare time Amy enjoys being with her husband and hiking the trails of the Pacific Northwest.
bq.“Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful” –Annette Funicello
Becky joined Pace Dermatology from the very beginning in July 2011. She found her way into the medical field because she previously worked as an office manager of a veterinary clinic. She enjoys serving as office manager and particularly likes to see others help one another and watch employees succeed and grow. Becky constantly keeps the office flowing smoothly, answers patient questions, and ensures we are up-to-date with all the newest rules, regulations and technologies. In her spare time, Becky enjoys quilting, baking, hanging out with her husband, watching football games, and her chihuahua, Pickle.
“In every life, there is a moment when sweat meets fate.” —Sugarland
Bri joined the Pace Dermatology team in September 2016. She has always been interested in the medical field and was a CNA before becoming a medical assistant- with the goal of going back to school for nursing. Bri’s biggest inspiration is her family, who she feels makes her the best she can be every day. Her personal hero is her mother, who taught her to always try for what she wanted and to never give up. In her spare time Bri enjoys road trips with her family, spending time with friends, and going to concerts.
Ceirra joined Pace Dermatology in February 2012. She has a passion for helping others and it was this passion that sparked her interest in the medical field. She finds her inspiration from overcoming life’s challenges. She is best known for her spontaneous personality and her ability to befriend anyone. She consistently goes the extra mile to help train new office members in order to ensure excellent patient care. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, hiking, exercising and spending time with her puppies.
“You have to dance like there’s no one watching, love like you’ll never be hurt, and sing like there’s no one listening.” —William W. Purkey
Chelsie joined Pace Dermatology in November 2015. She graduated from PIMA Medical Institute in Seattle in 2010 with honors and worked in plastic surgery prior to joining with us. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, biking, camping and sewing. She loves to help people and finds inspiration from her children.
“If you don’t have the time to do the job right the first time, how are you ever going to have time to redo the job.” —Samuel Bass
Claire joined the Pace Dermatology team in August 2017. She was fascinated with anatomy in high school, which led to her passion for working in the medical field for the last ten years. She is a Washington native but has lived in and/or traveled down the entire West Coast excluding Mexico. In her spare time Claire enjoys spending time with her husband, her pets, drawing, and is currently excited about learning to kayak.
“Winter is coming”—GOT
Corrinne joined the Pace Dermatology team in August 2017. She got interested in the medical field by her family and wanting to better understand particular health issues. Her children continue to be her inspiration in life because they help her grow as an individual. Her dad is her biggest hero and has helped her become the person she is today. In her spare time Corrinne enjoys photography and random unplanned adventures with friends and family.
“Life is about making an impact, not an income”—Elizabeth Gilbert
Gail joined Pace Dermatology in February of 2016. Her passion for helping people has led her to the healthcare field. She is inspired by others who defy odds and find success- despite their limitations or disabilities. In her spare time Gail enjoys interior design, traveling, boating, watching movies, and gardening. She also secretly enjoys looking at greeting cards. Her hero is her Dad who was a professor of entomology that rose to great heights in his field.
“When life hands you lemons, make lemonade!”
Heather joined Pace Dermatology in October 2016. She was born and raised in Colorado and has since made her way to the Pacific Northwest. During high school she pursued sports medicine programs, which led her to further her education in healthcare. The option to start each new day over and make a difference in the world is one of Heather’s biggest inspirations. One person she looks up to is her brother, who is everything she aspires to be- strong, humorous, caring, and protective. In her spare time Heather enjoys going to the gym, spending time with friends, and eating donuts. She classifies her humor as her most quirky attribute.
bq.“She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future” –Proverbs 31:25
Jazmine joined the Pace Dermatology team in December 2016. She is currently attending the University of Washington-Tacoma studying Healthcare Leadership and has a desire to help others. In her spare time Jazmine enjoys play time with her two dogs and trying new food.
“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations”
Jessica joined Pace Dermatology in 2014. She worked previously for several years as an aesthetician and returned to school to get her Master Aesthetician license. She helped open a medical spa with Pace Dermatology in January 2015. In her time away from work, she enjoys spending time with her family and playing soccer. Her daughter is her hero and has taught her to celebrate everyday.
“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” —Dalai Lama
Jessica started at Pace Dermatology in March of 2016. She was born in California but raised in Tacoma, WA. Her mother is a retired nurse and has been her continual motivator to work in the medical field, along with her natural humanitarian interests. She is inspired by forward progress and reflects this in her own work ethic. In her spare time Jessica enjoys traveling to new places.
“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try” –Gail Devers
Kameron joined Pace Dermatology in January of 2017. He was born and raised in Washington State and enjoys everything about the Pacific Northwest. He finished his bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration in 2015 and has always had an interest in the healthcare field. Kameron is inspired by people who are driven and share their methods of success with others. His biggest hero is his father who always led by example and provided for his family. In his spare time Kameron enjoys hiking, outdoor sports, and going to concerts.
Katie joined Pace Dermatology in 2014. She found her way into the medical field immediately out of high school, as she trained to become an EMT. She transitioned into veterinary medicine for about 8 years before returning to school for her medical assistant degree. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her three dogs, and her pot-bellied pig, Olive.
“I’d rather regret things I’ve done than regret things I haven’t done.” —Lucille Ball
Leta joined the Pace Dermatology team in July 2017. She was introduced into the medical field as an optician in 1996, and loves providing medical care and support to patients. In her spare time Leta enjoys baking and spending time with her three grandchildren.
“Sing like no one can hear you”
Lisa joined the Pace Dermatology team in April 2017. She is a Washington local who is excited to serve her local community. After a great experience she had with her aesthetician, she knew it was what she wanted to do for a living- help people reach their skin goals. She is inspired by challenges and overcoming what others tell her she “can’t do”. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys outdoor water sports, hiking, gardening, and spending time with her pets.
Mariesa joined the Pace Dermatology team in May 2017. She is excited to work with patients and help meet their needs. She has a son who is her world and who she loves to spend her time with. Her biggest hero is her mother, whom she says is the most strongest and independent person she knows. In her spare time Mariesa enjoys going to parks, beaches, and play dates with her son.
“Sometimes it is better to be kind than right. We do not need an intelligent mind that speaks, but a patient heart that listens”
Natalie began working for Pace Dermatology in June 2016. Her father-in-law gave her a start as a medical receptionist, where she found her passion for the medical field. She is inspired by her family and friends who have always continually supported her in all she does. In her spare time Natalie enjoys applying makeup for friends and wedding events. She has also written and illustrated her own kids’ book, “Meet Noodlianna”. Her philosophy is to always treat patients with the amount of great care that she would like to be treated with.
bq.“It may taker a year, it may take a day, but what is meant to be will always find its way” -Unknown
Nicolette joined Pace Dermatology in January 2013. She is a Washington native and was raised in the Tacoma area. She found her way into the medical field because she’s always enjoyed serving others. She finds her inspiration from faith and her father, who taught her that if you work hard success will come in many ways. In her spare time, she enjoys running, hosting family and friends at her place, and road trips with her husband.
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” —MLK
Pam joined Pace Dermatology in October 2013. Pam has always been drawn to the medical field through her desire to serve others. The challenge for her was finding the right niche within medicine. Her parents have served as anchors in her life and taught her how to serve others with love and compassion. Pam has a strong passion for good music and is always thinking of her favorite tune. She enjoys swimming, watching new Netflix shows, and spending time with her friends and family in her free time.
“I meant what I said, and I said what I meant.” —Dr. Seuss
Rosa joined the Pace Dermatology team in January 2015. She is originally from Los Angeles, CA but now calls Washington her home. Her deep passion for helping others and making a difference in the world led her to a career in healthcare. Her mother is both her hero and idol who continues to motivate her in all she does. Aside from this, seeing her family and loved ones happy are what inspires her in life. In her spare time Rosa enjoys family vacations and listening to 70’s folk music.
“Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence” –Erich Fromm
Sarah joined Pace Dermatology in August 2013. She found medicine through her desire to help others, and she began her career with a CNA degree and later completed her LPN degree. She particularly loves to hear her patients’ stories. Sarah provides light treatments, including excimer laser and nbUVB, wound checks, suture removals, and unna boot wraps for Pace Dermatology. On a more personal note, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends during her time away from work.
“Patients inspire me.”
Thadra joined the Pace Dermatology team in June 2017. She was born and raised in the Virgin Islands, and is excited to be helping clients in the Pacific Northwest. Both her mom and sister were RN’s and their efforts in helping others are what inspired her to work in the medical field. Her parents continually inspire her and she calls her two sisters as her biggest heroes for always supporting her. Thadra has a great sense of humor and always gets satisfaction in seeing others smile. In her free time, Thadra enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends.
“Embrace the glorious mess that you are”—Elizabeth Gilbert
Theresa joined Pace Dermatology in December 2016. She is a Tacoma, WA local and her love for learning and caring for others has led her to a career in the healthcare field. Her mother is her personal hero who taught her to always be caring, thoughtful, wise and strong. In her spare time Theresa enjoys spending time with her four children, fiancé, and her two dogs. She also enjoys the outdoors- including the beach and trips to Portland, OR. One interesting fact about Theresa is she was once a live-in nanny in Germany and can speak fluent German.
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