The Wingate Staff

Tom & Claire McDermott
The Owners


The Spa Staff

Talisha
Licensed Massage Therapist/Team Leader

Talisha has been a member of the Wingate team since 2013 and was promoted to the Massage Team Leader in 2016.  She is a graduate of the Seacoast Career School in Maine and continued her education in hospice massage. Talisha likes to incorporate stretching into her massages and specializes in working with clients experiencing neck and back issues. During her free time, Talisha enjoys traveling and hiking with her husband and dog. 

Lisa
Licensed Massage Therapist

Lisa has been an employee of the Wingate for ten years and specializes in massage therapy. She graduated from Seacoast Career in Manchester, New Hampshire. Lisa's laid back personality, flexibility and kind spirit make her a valuable member of the team. She strives to encourage balance in each client by providing massage therapy that not only decreases pain and muscle tension, but also results in increased balance and relaxation.

Mallory
Licensed Massage Therapist

Mallory joined the Wingate staff in 2008 and has been a licensed massage therapist since 2007. She received her education at Hesser College in New Hampshire. She is continuing her education in various areas of massage including aromatherapy and reflexology. While in school Mallory was told she had a natural ability for massage therapy, and our clients agree. Her firm yet relaxing touch and combination of techniques cater to each client's individual needs. Mallory loves to help her clients maintain a healthy body and sound mind especially during stressful times.

Karyl
Licensed Massage Therapist

Karyl has been a licensed massage therapist since 1996 and joined The Wingate in June 2009. Since the early 90's Karyl taught various modalities at the Dovestar Institute in Hookset, NH, with her specialty being Kriya Massage, Neuromuscular and Reiki. Karyl is proud to introduce Kriya Massage to The Wingate. Kriya is a fluid, flowing and intuitive massage that allows the therapist to connect with the client on a deep physical and energetic level. In Kriya Massage the therapist keeps continuous contact which allows the body to communicate it's needs to the therapist in a quiet atmosphere. This allows true healing to occur on all levels. The effects of this massage are long lasting and deeply calming. Besides being a co-director for several years at the Dovestar InstitueKaryl also taught Reiki to the nurses at the Wentworth-Douglass Hospital and later implemented a massage program for the staff.

Molley
Licensed Massage Therapist & Esthetician

Molley is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Esthetician that joined the Wingate staff in 2015.  She enjoys providing a comforting and relaxed environment for her clients.  Molley specializes in many types of massage therapies and will work with your individual needs.

Katie
Licensed Massage Therapist

Katie is a graduate of Emmanuel College in Boston and the Nevada School of Massage Therapy in 2010.  She has spent several years in Nevada practicing as a licensed Massage Therapist.  We welcome her back to New England! Katie has specialized training in Hot Stone Massage, aromatherapy, raindrop techniques and deep tissue treatments. Katie was well known in her previous position for curing aches and pains earning her the nicknames - The Fixer and The Headache Queen. Katie enjoys spending her free time with her four year old son. 

Shawna
Licensed Massage Therapist

Welcome to the Wingate Shawna!

Shawna has a degree in Massage Therapy from Great Bay College in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She also obtained specialized training in prenatal massage, deep tissue and migrane therapy. She considers Deep Tissue to be one of her specialities. Shawna is really looking forward to working within the spa environment with her Wingate colleagues. 

Amanda
Licensed Esthetician & Make-Up Artist

Amanda graduated from The Institute of Skin Science in Rye,, New Hampshire in 2005 and has been with the Wingate since 2007. She has received specialized training in several professional skin care lines such as Jan Marini skin care, PCA skin systems and Mirabella Professional Make-Up. She also completed the instructor program in Rye and was formerly a licensed esthetics instructor. Amanda specializes in eyebrow sculpting as well as advanced skin care treatments. She focuses on educating her clients and meeting their individual skin care goals. She loves being part of the peaceful atmosphere and friendly staff at the Wingate. In her free time Amanda loves to spend time with her family and friends.

Caryn
Licensed Eshetician & Make-Up Artist

Caryn is a licensed esthetician and make-up artist with a real passion for skin care. She has advanced training in advanced skin care, anti-aging treatments, peels and make-up. She has also attended multipule cosmedical education courses. With her knowledge on the up to date skin care trends, Caryn created the Power Facial here at the Wingate. She takes pride in working closely with other employees as an educator and has been at the Wingate Spa for 9 years.  Previously she owned her own spa in the Manchester, NH area. Caryn has a great ability to form lasting relationships with her clients whom all appreciate her special care. The professional work environment and being surrounded by other professionals with the passion for this industry are just a couple things she loves about the Wingate Salon & Spa. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, cooking and wellness.

Kayla
Licensed Esthetician & Make-Up Artist

Kayla has a degree in Advertising Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology and completed the Master Esthestics Program at the Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics in Massachusetts. She has been an esthetician at the Wingate since 2011. Kayla has received advanced training in hair reduction, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and specialized facial treatments. Kayla worked for several years in Massachusetts in a medical based spa setting. She considers her specialty to be providing dramatic results for her clients through innovative skin care services. While not at the Wingate she enjoys running, yoga, hiking and paddle boarding.

Alexis
Licensed Esthetician

Welcome Alexis to our Esthetics Team!  Alexis attended the University of West Florida, the Institute for Skin Science and is also trained as an EMT.  During her training she attended specialized classes for brow shaping,  waxing, special event make-up, hydrating skin care and chemical peels. Alexis loves the cozy feel of the Wingate and enjoys providing a pampering experience for clients during their facials. Her knowledge of skin care will assist you in tackling any specific needs for your skin. During her free time she spends time with her husband and family. 

Jennifer
Licensed Nail Technician

Jennifer is a graduate of the Dover High School Cosmetology Program and the Laird Institute of Spa Therapy.  She joined our Nail Technician team in 2012.  Jennifer considers her specialty to be her attention to detail during manicures and pedicures.  She enjoys helping clients love their hands and feet.  During her free time she spends time with her daughters, family and friends.  

Caitlin
Licensed Nail Technician

Caitlin is one of our Senior Nail Technicians.  Caitlin is a graduate of the Laird Institute of Spa Therapy and also has and Associate's Degree in Hospitality from Great Bay Community College. She has earned educational certificates in event planning and hospitality.  Caitlin loves working at the Wingate where people can relax and feel pampered.  Her favorite nail services to perform are shellac manicures and any kind of pedicure. During her free time she enjoys exercising and hanging out with family and friends.

Kelly
Licensed Nail Technician

Kelly graduated from the Portsmouth Beauty School and the Laird Institute of Spa Therapy. She came to the Wingate in 2012 and completed our Hair Academy Program.  Currently she works with the nail department.  Kelly enjoys the educational environment of the Wingate and growing as a nail technician.  During her free time she spends time with her husband,children, extended family, friends and dog.  

Ariel
Licensed Massage Therapist

Coming Soon!

The Salon Staff

Adriana
Master Hair Stylist and Hair Team Leader

Adriana is the leader of the Hair Stylist team and has been with the Wingate for 14 years. She has been a stylist in the region for over twenty five years. After years of specialized training.  Adriana brings her skills to each and every client consultation. Her extremely loyal clientele appreciate her warm personality and ability to create the best look for them. Adriana's education includes a degree in Business Administration from UNH and training at the American College of Cosmetology in New Jersey. She has received specialized training from RG Shakour, Jane Iredale, and attended the prominent Maximus Salon training in SoHo, NY. Her work was featured in a music video for music artist Katherine Schell. Adriana's specialties include her customer consultations, cut and color treatments, bridal upstyles and working in a teaching environment with other stylists. In her free time she enjoys dancing, reading, cooking and spending time with friends.

Kari Jo
Master Hair Stylist/Education Coordinator

Jo is a master stylist and has been at the Wingate for over twelve years. She previously worked in Boston for 18 years. Her hair expertise has been sought out by magazines and she was published in Modern Salon and Stuff. Jo's down to earth style and approach to formulating unique hair colors makes her a dynamic member of our staff. Jo graduated from the Horst Cosmetology School in Minnesota and attended education with the prestigious Toney & Guy in Dallas and Los Angeles. She has received specialized training with Bumble & Bumble of New York and the Maxim Salon in SoHo. Jo's extensive platform work includes partnerships with Fudge and Redken hair products. Her personal goal is to climb the mountains in Nepal.

Brieanne
Master Hair Stylist

Brieanne is one of the most sought after editorial hair stylists on the seacoast. Her work has appeared on the covers and inside numerous local bridal magazines. She also often works with '47, a lifestyle sports brand based out of Boston. Brieanne graduated from the Continental Hair Academy in Hudson, New Hampshire and joined the Wingate staff in 2006 as part of our Wingate apprentice program.  After completing the program, Brieanne joined the hair stylist team and through the years has received several promotions.  Now serving as a Master Stylist, she has also completed specialized training in upstyles, L’Oréal hair color, hair straightening and hair cutting and design. Brieanne has attended the prestigious SoHo Hair Academy in New York for several consecutive years.  Most recently she studied under Odile Gilbert, a hairstylist of international renown, learning more about couture styling for special events. Brieanne loves to create the perfect look for all her clients. In her free time she enjoys singing, dancing and relaxing with family and friends.

Christine
Senior Hair Stylist

Christine began her cosmetology training 14 years ago at the Keene Beauty Academy and continued with additional training working with platform artists in color and cutting. She joined the Wingate staff in 2011. Christine has completed advanced training in balyiage, color and foil techniques, hair extensions and numerous cutting classes. She has enjoyed working with fashion photographers completing hair and make-up styles. She loves to work with brides - especially on their big day. Christine considers herself to be a well rounded stylist and enjoys working with all types of clients. She always loves a challenge - too curly, too thin, too thick - come to her for help. In her free time she loves music, art, dancing and spending time with family and friends. The best part of her life is being a mom.

Carissa
Senior Hair Stylist

Carissa attended the Laird Institute of Spa Therapy and The Continental Academie of Hair Design. She went on to complete the Wingate Salon Apprentice Program. Carissa also has specialized training in INOA & L'Oreal Professional Color, seasonal trend haircutting and upstyle & special occasion hair. She enjoys working in the positive environment of the Wingate and learning from her fellow team members. Along with her cosmetologist license, Carissa is a licensed Nail Technician. During her free time she loves oil painting and hiking.

Cali
Stylist Level

Cali completed her degree from Empire Beauty School in Portsmouth, NH. She has attended many Balayage Color classes, Up-Do & Texture classes and was just promoted to Stylist! Cali's specialties include balayage, foiling, color, bobs, and long layers. She looks forward to learning from her fellow stylists and enjoys the relaxing environment at the Wingate. On her free time, Cali enjoys being at the beach and strolling through downtown Portsmouth.

Emma
Academy Stylist

Emma attended Great Bay Community College and the Paul Mitchell School for Hair.  She joined the Wingate Team in 2016 as an Assistant to our Master Stylists while attending school.  Emma was a full time Academy Stylist and was just promoted to Stylist. Emma looks forward to learning from her fellow stylists and enjoys the friendly environment at the Wingate. During her free time, Emma enjoys shopping, hiking and spending time with family and friends. 

Colleen
Stylist

Colleen joined the Wingate Salon and Spa in 2016 as an assistant on our Hair Team while attending Empire Beauty School.  Colleen continued on as an Academy Stylist and was just promoted to Stylist.  Colleen is very passionate about her hair and nails career.  She enjoys talking to her clients about their specific needs and learning more about their every day life.  She loves the professionalism that the Wingate offers.  She spends her free time with friends, relaxing at the beach and taking road trips. 

Marissa
Academy Stylist

Marissa completed her degree at Empire Beauty in Portsmouth, NH and joins the Hair Academy as an apprentice and assistant for the Wingate Master & Senior Stylists. She has attended many hair shows at Mohegan Sun as well as up do, texture and color/cut classes. Her specialties include color and fashion coloring and making her clients feel their best! Some of her personal goals consist of buliding her clientele, traveling to experiance new techniques and owning her own salon. The educational classes, the beauty, and history of the building itself are just some of the things she enjoys about the Wingate. On her free time she loves the beach, hiking, drawing and finding new adventures.

Madison
Academy Stylist

Coming Soon!

Kim
Academy Stylist

Coming Soon!

The Support Staff

Michele
Spa Director

Michele has been at the Wingate since 2005. She started at the Wingate as a Retail Manager, moved to Operations Manager and is now Spa Director. Michele oversees the overall operations of the spa and the staff management.  Michele has a strong background in buying and retail management and served as a buyer for several large stores in the seacoast area. While not at work, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

Amy
Hospitality Manager

Amy has been a loyal member of the Wingate family since its origin. She has over 30 years experience in customer service, with over 25 years being in managerial positions. Her experience, combined with her business education at Keene State College, allowed Amy to quickly capture the Wingate vision - that every client leave feeling better than when they arrived. Over the years, Amy has built many close relationships with clients, who still ask for her personal assistance today. As Hospitality Manager, Amy's responsibility is to ensure client satisfaction and smooth operation of the front desk, including technology, staffing and client care. Her advanced course studies on "The Essentials of Running the Front Desk" and "Front Desk Doctor" have allowed her to develop an organized and efficient front desk and an ease of doing business with The Wingate. She and her team of Client Experience Specialists all want to ensure that your experience with us is an exceptional journey during which you receive personalized care and warm-hearted service with a smile.  In her free time, Amy enjoys spending time with family and at the ocean.

Brandy
Bridal & Events Coordinator

Brandy joined our support team in 2013 and comes to us after several years working in the Rye, New Hampshire school system.  She served an an important member of our Hospitality Team and was promoted last year to the Bridal & Events Coordinator position.  Recently she also took on a retail management role within the spa. Brandy works to make sure that every bride is happy on their big day!  She also coordinates all types of spa parties including birthdays, bridal and baby showers, girl's day, work related events and reunions.  In her free time she enjoys being with her children, family and friends.

Jen S.
Hospitality Team/Shift Leader

Jen has been a loyal employee of the Wingate and valuable member of the hospitality team for 11 years. She attended Plymouth State where she obtained her degree in Business Management. Jen says the Wingate is a great place to work because everyone cares about the client experience and how they can make it the best possible for each individual. Jen is known for going the "extra mile" for the client and making each guest's Wingate experience top notch. Jen is busy during her free time raising three beautiful children. She likes to spend her free time going to the beach, gym and reading a good book.

Jodie
Hospitality Team/Shift Leader

Jodie has been a very important member of our front desk team since 2006. She brings excellent people skills to the position and understands the importance of creating a positive impression for each client both on the phone and in person. She has a great attention to detail and a focus on the client experience. What Jodie enjoys most about working at the Wingate is meeting and learning more about both the staff and guests. She likes to spend her free time with her husband and son.

Hannah
Hospitality Team/Shift Leader

Hannah came to the Wingate in 2010 with many years of retail sales experience.  She has a Associates Degree and is currently working on a Bachelors in Public Service. Her favorite thing about the Wingate is the great atmosphere and welcoming staff. Her greatest strength is connecting with clients on a personal level to make them feel comfortable and to create an exceptional experience. In her free time Hannah enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.

Marie
Hospitality Team

Marie has worked at the front desk of the Wingate since 2004. She has a Business Management degree from the University of Southern Maine. Marie enjoys working with the friendly staff and clientele at the Wingate. She finds it truly rewarding to make Wingate guests happy. Her approach to client care and customer service makes her a valuable front desk employee. During her time off Marie spends time with friends and family, playing with her animals, going to the beach and watching "Chick Flicks".

Carmen
Hospitality Team

Carmen is a valued member of our housekeeping team.  She joined the Wingate staff in 2009. Carmen's attention to detail keeps the Wingate clean and the clients happy. While not at work, Carmen spends time with her fiance and son.

Christine
Hospitality Team

Christine has served as a valued member of our Housekeeping team since 2011. She enjoys working with the Wingate staff and clients while providing excellent customer service.

Kim
Hospitality Team

Kim’s positive attitude and organizational abilities are well reflected in both the staff and clientele’s warm regard for her presence in our spa. Her dependability and proficiency are strong characteristics of her work ethic, and are highly valued and respected. She joined our Hospitality Team in 2014 after working for several years as a childcare provider.

Laurie
Hospitality Team

Coming Soon...

Tahlia
Marketing Coordinator

Tahlia has her Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design and Marketing. She has attended many art shows, Networking classes and even started her own business to help other companies grow. Her specialties include creating graphics and marketing stratagies to make ideas come to life! On her free time she loves fishing & hanging with her dog Winnie. The warm welcomes and relaxing environment are just a few things she enjoys about the Wingate Salon & Spa!

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