The Wingate Team

Tom & Claire McDermott
The Owners

The Skin & Nails Team

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.

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.

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.  

Licensed Esthetician

Welcome Diane! Diane has completed her degrees in Public Relations and Esthetics from the University of Florida and Jolie Health & Beauty Academy, PA. She has special training in Anti-Aging Treatments & facial massage and she loves making clients feel both relaxed and rejuvinated while helping improve their skin! The elegance, professionalism and friendliness are just some of things Diane loves about the Wingate! On her free time she enjoys time with her husband and children, playing games and going on adventures!

Licensed Esthetician, Make-Up Artist & Nail Tech

Welcome Julianna! Julianna has completed her degree from Laird Institute of Spa Therapy. Her specialties include lash extentions, makeup, waxing, facials and pedicures. Julianna loves the atmosphere, cleanliness and organization of the Wingate Salon & Spa. On her free time she enjoys playtime with her daughter, reading, TV shows, painting and going to the gym! 

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!

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!

Licensed Esthetician, Make-Up Artist & Nail Tech

Welcome Hannah! Hannah has completed her degree from Empire Beauty School in Esthetics. Some of her specialties include facials that have an amazing aroma therapy lumphatic drainage face massage and back facials! The clean, warm and comfortable atmosphere are just a few things she loves about the Wingate! On Hannah's free time she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend & friends, taking long walks, hikes, biking, going on adventures, playing video games, watching Planet Earth or reading!

The Massage Team

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. 

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.

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.

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.

Licensed Massage Therapist & Esthetician

Molley is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Esthetician that joined the Wingate staff in 2015. She has practiced massage therapy since 2003 and esthetics since 2009. Her advanced training and certifications from Aveda Massage & Colorado Institute of Massage include Preimposed Prenatal Massage, Aroma Therapy, and Peels. She also specializes in many types of massage therapies and will work with your individual needs which can include deep tissue, sports massage, hot stones, Reiki & Reflexology. One aspect she enjoys providing is a comforting and relaxed environment for her clients. On her free time she loves to bake cookies for local shops, practice power yoga and go running with her dog!

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. 

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. 

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.

Licensed Massage Therapist

Welcome Sherri! Sherri completed her Massage Therapy degree from Seacoast Careers. She has special training with prenatal massage and stabilizing the core and SI joint. Her specialties also include working with clients who are involved with sports to help eleviate strain. The peaceful and calming atmosphere and the friendly staff are just some of the qualities she loves about the Wingate! On her free time she enjoys being at the beach!

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 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.

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.

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.

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!

Stylist Level

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

Apprentice/ Academy Stylist

Welcome Brittany! Brittany completed her degree from Empire Beauty School. She has had special training classes in balayage, long hair design, color melting, skin cancer detection, fade techniques and has attended the Conneticut Barbor Expo. Brittany's specialties include coloring and pedicures. The peaceful and friendly atmosphere are what drew her the Wingate! On her free time she loves crafting with her two daughters and watching them flourish in dance class! 

The Support Team

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

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.

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.

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.

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!

Hospitality Team

Coming Soon!

Hospitality Team

Welcome Lori! Lori has her Bachelor of Science Degree from Emanuel College, Information Processing Certtificate from Katharine Gibbs School and a Real Estate licence. Her specialties include information processing, typing and shorthand. Lori is personable, easy going and loves the positive energy and kind staff here at the Wingate! On her free time she enjoys working Real Estate, running, walking on the beach with her pug, being a mom and just enjoying life!

Hospitality Team

Welcome Jen! Coming soon!

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