Amara Aesthetics Team

At AMARA Medical Aesthetics, we are committed to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals by providing you with top-notch professional service and a unique treatment plan that will optimize your skin’s heath. Our team combines the skillset of experienced aestheticians, trained nurses, and specialists who are passionate about the aesthetic industry and dedicated to helping clients feel their best. Our aestheticians have over 40 years of combined experience in the industry, have completed formal training, and hold advanced degrees in everything from European Skin Care and Aesthetics to healthcare. Our aestheticians and specialists have a strong commitment to sharing their expertise with clients and thoroughly educate clients on each procedure no matter how small it is. The staff at AMARA Medical Aesthetics strives to help clients feel comfortable while also introducing them to technically advanced, cutting edge equipment and sophisticated skin care products. Medical director Dr. Kristin J. Tarbet, MD, supervises each procedure done at AMARA and has curated her staff to include the best professionals in the industry.

STEVE NELSON RN / Nurse Injector


Steve brings his ample experience and artistry to the practice of Dr. Kristin J. Tarbet and AMARA Medical Aesthetics. He has worked in the field of plastic surgery for over 8 years in Beverly Hills, working as a nurse injector and a nurse anesthetist to multiple plastic surgeons. After practicing medical aesthetics in Beverly Hills, he moved to Washington state to be closer to his family.

Steve practices as a Registered Nurse and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist for over 25 years now and has been an aesthetic injector for over 12 years of his career.

Steve completed his training and education at Elgin Community College and St. Francis Medical Center School of Nursing.

Steve enjoys art and drawing. He uses his artistic skills to provide subtle and natural beauty for each face. Steve is fully dedicated to ensuring your visit is both enjoyable and memorable.

Schedule an appointment with Steve today!

EVELYN SPIEKER ARNP / Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

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Evelyn comes to Amara Medical with over 12 years of experience in aesthetic and injectable cosmetic treatments. She has extensive training and knowledge with botox and a wide variety of dermal fillers. Evelyn received her Nurse Practitioner’s Degree from the University of Washington and has practiced in a number of specialties including women’s health.

Her experience and knowledge with injectables, as well as her passion for providing clients an informed and individualized treatment are all elements in helping her clients meet their aesthetic goals. “I love what I do, being able to learn about what is important to my clients and devising a plan to assist them in appropriate choices to accomplish their personal aesthetic needs”

Evelyn has wonderfully connected the art of aesthetics with client’s individual needs to provide naturally appearing results. Her extensive experience in administering injectable neurotoxin and dermal filler treatments are a great addition to our team.

CHRIS GREAVES, COMT / Certified Ophthalmic Medical Specialist

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Chris has been in the field of ophthalmology for 5 years and specialized in the field of Ophthalmology. Chris did his Ophthalmology specialty training at Stanford University focusing on corneal diseases and dry eye syndrome. He graduated from California State University and studied nursing at UC Davis before moving to the Northwest in 2013 where he started working at Seattle Children’s Hospital, helping children with severe ophthalmic issues both in clinic and the NICU.

On a personal note, Chris enjoys weight training at the gym and participating in an intramural football team in a league located in Seattle. He consistently strives to improve his knowledge in his specialty on a daily basis.

CLAIRE / Master Aesthetician


“I love aesthetics, which is why I do this. I love helping people feel great about themselves”

Claire joined our team after working independently and running a medical spa as a master aesthetician for many years. She is skilled in lasers, skin-care, and microblading. Her vast understanding of aesthetics has enabled her to create an ideal, balanced skincare philosophy

Our patients love her warm, collaborative approach and her attention to detail. Schedule your consultation with Claire today!

CHRIS KEPLER / Licensed Practical Nurse BS

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Chris Kepler brings his expertise of skin-care and aesthetics to help patients look their best. His artistry and eye for detail will help you achieve your ideal image.

Chris is a licensed practical nurse with 10+ years of clinical experience in emergency medicine, rehabilitation, oncology, cosmetic, medical and surgical dermatology.

He received his nursing degree from the United States Army reserve where he served as a sergeant for the combat support hospital. His area of expertise is working with all different skin-types, performing chemical peels, neurotoxin, fillers, sclerotherapy, and Novathreads.

Schedule your consultation with Chris today!


Stephanie is the person responsible for keeping AMARA organized and running smoothly.

She has years of experience in anti-aging, hormonal replacement, patient care coordinating, and plastic surgery. She works with Dr. Kristin Tarbet and was ecstatic about the doctor’s vision of combining Medical Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery under one roof. Her favorite aspect of the job is seeing great results with non-surgical procedures. Being a part of the practice that truly cares about making a difference in the lives of clients is very important as well. She is proud to be a part of the team of women with an aesthetic eye for detail and continues to make sure AMARA keeps growing to the full potential.

TANYA APODACA / Aesthetician


Tanya is an accomplished aesthetician, certified Xtreme Lash practitioner, and gifted make-up artist with 17 years of experience in the industry. She began training under the guidance of skin-care professionals developing her skills and she continues to expand her knowledge in this fast-growing area. Driven by her passion to help her clients bring their inner beauty to the surface with matching treatments for their skin, Tanya specializes in luxury facials. From celebrities to working professionals, Tanya creates personalized plans for individual needs.

Schedule a complimentary consultation with Tanya today.

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