The Wingate Team

Tom & Claire McDermott
The Owners

The Skin & Nails Team

Licensed Esthetician & Make-Up Artist

Caryn has been a member of our Wingate Skincare Team since 2011 and worked her way up 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 and most recently received education on the new Microcurrent Treatment we offer. She takes pride in working closely with other employees as an educator.  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.

Licensed Nail Technician

Caitlin is our Nail Department Leader and has been a member of the Wingate Team since 2013.  Caitlin is a graduate of the Laird Institute of Spa Therapy and also has an 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.

Licensed Nail Technician

Jennifer is a graduate of the Dover High School Cosmetology Program and the Laird Institute of Spa Therapy.  She joined our Wingate 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.  

Licensed Esthetician

Welcome to the team, Kaitlyn! Kaitlyn has completed the Empire Beauty School Esthetics Program. She specalizes in Wingate facials, peels and the Oxygen Infustion Facial.  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!


Meredith has 20 years of Esthetics experience.  She loves buliding relationships with our clients, working with them to improve and maintain their beautiful skin and our clients love her.  Meredith is passionate about all things skin.

Jennifer S

Jennifer S is an Esthetics/Make-Up Artist/Nail.  Her passion is skin and make up and loves helping clients feel beautiful in their own skin.   We are pleased to have her as part of our Wingate Team and our clients agree.


We are happy to welcome Jenni to our Esthetics Team.   Jenni is starting with up part time and will be joining us full-time in January once she completes her Esthetics Masters Program at Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics.   She is passionate about skin and makeup, and enjoys making a difference in clients skin.

The Massage Team

Licensed Massage Therapist

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. 

Licensed Massage Therapist

Lisa has been a member of the Wingate Team since 2006 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.

Licensed Massage Therapist

Mallory joined the Wingate Team in 2008 as a licensed massage therapist. 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.

Licensed Massage Therapist

Karyl has been a licensed massage therapist since 1996 and joined The Wingate Team in June 2009. 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.

Licensed Massage Therapist

Shawna has been a member of our Wingate Team since 2018.  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 enjoys working within the spa environment with her Wingate colleagues. 

Massage Therapist

Welcome to the Wingate Team, Ayla!  Ayla received her degree in Massage Therapy from Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth.   Ayla specializes in medium to deep pressure massage to meet her clients needs.  She enjoys the peaceful and relaxing atmosphere of The Wingate.  Ayla spends time with her friends and family during her time off and enjoys time outdoors with her dog.

Massage Therapist

Christa has over 15 years as a Massage Therapist.   Christa's specialies are Deep Tissue and Intuitive Massage.  Christa's passion for Massage comes form helping clients to relieve pain and destressing.   We are excited to have her as a member of our Massage Team.

Massage Therapist

The Salon Team

Master Hair Stylist and Hair Team Leader

Adriana is the leader of the Hair Stylist team and has been with the Wingate for 17 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 a member of the Wingate Team since 2004. 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.

Senior Hair Stylist

Carissa has been a member of our Wingate Hair Team since 2010.  She attended the Laird Institute of Spa Therapy and The Continental Academie of Hair Design, then went on to complete the Wingate Salon Apprentice Program. Carissa is now a Senior Stylist with  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.  During her free time she loves oil painting and hiking.

Senior Hair Stylist

Rachael has been a valued member of our Wingate Team for almost 2 years.  Rachael completed her cosmetology degree from Dover and has special training with styling, cutting and color.  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!


Sarah 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!

Academy Stylist

Congratulations Hannah!   Hannah has been promoted to Stylist Level.  She joined us while completing her Cosmetology program working with and beside our Master and Senior Stylists and moved up to Academy Stylist.   Clients love her shampoo and service.  Her specialties include nails, hair coloring and makeup!  The peaceful enviornent and hard working team members are just some of the things she loves about the Wingate. On her free time Hannah enjoys making music and painting!


Congratulations Brianna!   Brianna is a graduate of The Paul Mitchell School in Portsmouth.  She joined the Wingate team in June as an Academy Stylist and  has now been promoted to Stylist Level.   Brianna is a talented stylist that enjoys continued education so that she can continue to grow.

The Support Team

Michele - Spa Director
Spa Director

Michele has been a member of the Wingate team 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
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.

Front Desk Supervisor

The Wingate is happy to introduce Lisa as our Front Desk Supervisor.   Lisa joins the Wingate team with over 10 years of customer service and spa experience.  We are excited to have her as a member of the Wingate Hospitality Team and our clients agree.

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 team member. During her time off Marie spends time with friends and family, playing with her animals, going to the beach and watching "Chick Flicks".

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.

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