The Wingate Team

Tom & Claire McDermott
The Owners


The Skin & Nails Team

Caryn
Licensed Esthetician & Make-Up Artist

Congrats Caryn! She just got promoted to Skin Team Lead! 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 multiple 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.

Caitlin
Licensed Nail Technician

Congrats Caitlin! She just got promoted to Nail Team Lead! 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.

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.  

Rachel
Licensed Esthetician, Make-Up Artist & Nail Tech

Welcome Rachel! Rachel has completed her degree from Laird Institute of Spa Therapy and studied in Advanced Esthetics. She has special training with Reiki and is now a certified Reiki Practicioner! Rachel's strong attention to detail and calming nature leaves her clients soothed, renewed and relaxed. Her other specialties include makeup, nails, waxing, lash extentions, facials, chemical peels and microdermabrasions. On her free time she enjoys reading, yoga, painting, jewlery making and cooking! The calming, inviting and positive atmosphere are just some of things she enjoys about the Wingate!

Paige
Licensed Esthetician, Make-Up Artist & Nail Tech

Welcome Paige! Paige has completed her degree from Empire Beauty School and studied in Advanced Exfoliates. She has had special training in lashes, glymed advanced peels and bridal makeup. Her specialties include facials, waxing and lashes! The one thing she loves about the Wingate Salon & Spa is how we offer a little bit of everything! On Paige's free time she loves being with her dog and visiting the beach!

Joanne
Licensed Esthetician & Nail Tech

Welcome Joanne! Joanne has completed numerous classes and is certified in Holistic Nutrition, Reiki 1 & 2, is a Licensed Esthetician, spray tanning expert and is a MVD Makeup artist. Her specialties include amazing facial massages and takes pride in her client education! On her free time she loves spending time with friends & family, meditating, long walks and educating herself!

Kaitlyn
Licensed Esthetician

Welcome to the team, Kaitlyn! Kaitlyn has completed her degree from Empire Beauty School. She has special training in Dermalogica Loft and specalizes in Wingate facials & peels. The warm welcomes and nice atmosphere are just some of things Kaitlyn loves about the Wingate! On her free time she enjoys reading and spending time with her husband and two dogs!

Katelyn
Licensed Esthetician, Make-Up Artist & Nail Tech

Welcome to the team, Katelyn! Katelyn has her degree from the Institute of Skin Science and has special training in facials, product knowledge & skin care ingredients. She loves how the Wingate offers extra specialized training for all employees. On her free time she enjoys listening to music, spending time with her boyfriend & his daughter, her friends and playing with makeup!

Lauren
Licensed Esthetician, Make-Up Artist & Nail Tech

Welcome to the Team, Lauren! Lauren has completed her degree from the Institute of Skin Science. She has special training with product knowledge, facials, spray taning and dermaplaning. Lauren's specialties include: Chemical Peels, Facials & Add-ons and product sales! The ambiance, building, location, parking, team & opportunites are just some of the things she loves about the Wingate. On her free time she loves skiing, brushing up on product knowledge, going to concerts, long walks on the beach/nature and spending time with close friends!

Jessie
Licensed Esthetician, Make-Up Artist & Nail Tech

Welcome to the Team, Jessie! Jessie has completed her degree at a 900 hour Advanced Esthetics School. She takes pride in helping her clients relax, unwind & feel/look their best! The friendly and relaxing environment are just some of the things she loves about the Wingate. On her free time she loves spending time with her family & friends!

The Massage Team

Talisha
Licensed Massage Therapist/Team Leader

Talisha has been a member of the Wingate team since 2013.  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.

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. 

Ariel
Licensed Massage Therapist

Ariel completed her degree from Great Bay Community College and is currently enrolled in Nursing school. She has special training with hot stones and deep tissue and is very eager to learn about Aroma Therapy. Ariels specialties include relieving tired legs, gluteal/hip work to alleviate low back pain, deep tissue/pressure and enjoys making her clients feel their best. The atmosphere and architecture are just some of things she loves about the Wingate. On her free time she loves learning new recipes and spending time with the elderly.

The Salon Team

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.

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.

Rachael
Senior Hair Stylist

Welcome Rachael! Rachael completed her cosmetology degree from Dover and has special training with styling, cutting and color - Wella Color Certified. Her specialties include color, foiling, blow outs, updos and special occasion styling. Rachael takes pride in her clients through the consultation process listening to their hair needs, solving hair struggles and teaching the client how to manage their own hair! The pure professionalism, elegance and relaxation are just a few things she admires about the Wingate! On her free time she loves being with her son who is her world, animals, camping, being by the water, BBQ's, music and spending time with family & friends!

Emma
Stylist Level

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. 

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.

Marissa
Stylist Level

Congrats Marissa on being promoted to 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 and traveling to experiance new techniques. 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.

Mary
Apprentice/Assistant

Sarah
Apprentice/ Academy Stylist

Welcome to the team, Sarah! Sarah has completed her degree from Cosmetology School and specializes in hair color and updos. She has had special training with hair color and styling. On her free time sarah loves to watch new and trending videos on the coloring process and special occassion hair styling!

Hannah
Hair Apprentice

Welcome to the team, Hannah! Hannah is currently enrolled in cosmetology school and is set to graduate in June! She has had special training through her school with clients and has even volunteered at middle schools and nursing homes. While attending many conventions and classes outside of school, Hannah is very eager to learn more and work along side our professional stylists! Her specialties include nails, hair coloring and makeup! The peaceful enviornent and hard work team members are just some of the things she loves about the Wingte. On her free time Hannah enjoys making music and painting!

The Support Team

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 beach.

Brandy
Bridal & Events Coordinator

Brandy joined our support team in 2012 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.

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.

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".

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.

Laurie
Hospitality Team

Laurie graduated from Boyd Career School and USAirways-Inflight which range from travel, tourism and hospitality degrees. Her specialties include her love for people and this industry has allowed her to excel in cutomer relations. She has attended many seminars during her years in the travel/hospitality business training and was awarded the NHLRA Hospitality Award. Some of the things Laurie enjoys about the Wingate is the charming and tranquil historic space. On her free time she loves spending time with family, sports games, gardening and her newest hobby of cooking with Fermentation for super foods.

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!

Marley
Hospitality Team

Welcome to the team, Marley! Marley has completed her degree in esthetics from the Laird Institute of Spa Therapy and has special training in Dermalogica & Clarity Rx. Her specialties include her amazing customer service skills and makeup! Marley likes the calm, organized and put together atmosphere here at the Wingate. On her free time she works hard on her school work!

Anna
Hospitality Team

Welcome to the team, Anna! Anna is currently studying Recreation & Hospitality Management at UNH! She has special training in CPR, First Aid and child care. Her specialties include being hospitable and creating environments everyone can enjoy! Anna enjoys being able to be a part of a place where people can unplug for a bit. She loves the idea of someone walking out of the Wingate feeling good about themselves! On her free time she loves hiking mountains & trails and spending time with family & friends!

Kelly
Hospitality Team

Welcome to the team, Kelly! Kelly has completed her degree with a Bachelors in Science. She has special training in the hospitality industry and personal training. Her favorite part of the Wingate are the amazing massages and the benefits they have! On her free time she enjoys reading and hiking!

Lauren
Hospitality Team

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