Martin Watts: FACEM
I am originally from the UK, where I was educated and did my basic medical training. After becoming a doctor I initially trained in general practice before moving to New Zealand permanently in 1995, with my wife Michelle. I retrained in New Zealand as an emergency medicine specialist, and I have worked in Invercargill since 2006.
In between times, Michelle and I have travelled extensively and raised a family and quite a number of animals. I am now excited to be involved in appearance medicine and love the fantastic results and happy customers!
Michelle Watts: RN, ITEC NaSA
I was born and raised in England where I qualified as a nurse in 1989. In 2004 I qualified as an aesthetician through the National School of Aesthetics in Christchurch where I was awarded the certificate for Student of the Year and gained distinctions in my international exams. I have worked in a variety of environments: hospitals, nursing homes and appearance medicine.
I have moved around a lot and loved all the new challenges that new places and new jobs have given me during this time. I love spending time with my growing children as they are continually teaching me to have an open mind to go along with my open heart. I also have many animals that I enjoy spending time with.
I am very excited to be implementing a passion of mine, which is empowering people to feel good about themselves.
Rachel Brown: Nurse
I was born and raised in Georgia, USA where I attended the University of Georgia and received my undergraduate degree in nursing in 1996. I then qualified as a registered nurse and have maintained my practicing licence there up to the present day.
I am passionate about providing excellent outcomes for NeoDerma clients and I am committed to continuous education and training. I have always been an ardent supporter of the role that aesthetics/skin care and rejuvenation can play in a person’s sense of wellbeing. I am very proud to call Invercargill home for myself, her husband and our two boys.
Sheila Kerr: Tooth Whitening Practitioner
I was born in Scotland living mostly in Glasgow, where in 1977 I qualified as a DentalSurgery Assistant at the Glasgow Dental Hospital & School. From 1979-1990 I lived in the middle East being a stay at home Mum to my two Daughters. In 1994 I qualified as a Dental Hygienist from Glasgow Dental Hospital working in 3 different practices, until my Husband “surprised” me whith getting a job here in New Zealand. We have lived happily here with our Son for the last 12 years.
I recently retired from Dental Hygiene but didn’t feel quite ready to give up working with the friendly Southlanders I have come to love. I decided to train as a Teeth Whitening Practitioner and I am a member of the NZCTWA (New Zealand Cosmetic Tooth Whitening Association). I am excited about my new role and look forward to brightening smiles and being part of the lovely NeoDerma Team.
Veronica Kapene: Senior Beauty Therapist NaSA, ITEC, CIDESCO
I have relocated to Invercargill from Queenstown to continue working as a Beauty Therapy Tutor at SIT. I qualified in 2005 from the National School of Aesthetics in Christchurch where I was awarded Student of the Year. I am also internationally qualified, holding ITEC and CIDESCO diplomas. I have worked in the Beauty/Spa industry now for almost 14 years. I worked at the Spa at Millbrook then managed the Spa at The Hills Golf Club in Queenstown. My clients have ranged from New Zealand TV and Sports personalities to the likes of Sir Michael Hill, Olivia Newton John and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. My experience and passion for skin health is strong and continually developing so I am very excited to be part of the NeoDerma Medical team and look forward to meeting you.