MEET THE TEAM
Deirdre Leake, MD
Dr. Leake holds dual Board Certifications with both a five-year residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery from the University of Rochester, NY, and a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the highly esteemed University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor. Her dedicated six full years of training solely to the head and neck area make her a true expert. Combine this education and experience with her passion and eye for art and she is unstoppable in flawlessly transforming or modifying any aesthetic or medical concern.
Dr Leake consults and operates primarily from her Facial Rejuvenation Centre in St Augustine, Florida. She is proud to be the Medical Director for the Premier Medical Spa team.
Alice Beard, PA-C
Mrs. Beard has over 15 years experience in General Adult and Pediatric Dermatology to bring into each complimentary consultation. As a graduate of the University of Florida, College of Medicine's Physician Assistant program, Mrs. Beard began working in Internal and Emergency Medicine prior to focusing on Dermatology. She is Nationally Board Certified and holds a Florida prescribing and DEA license. She aims to bring genuine recommendations and natural appearing improvements through safe, effective, and state-of-the-art medical aesthetics.
Mrs. Beard is the founder of Premier Medical Spa, LLC and actively sees patients. Additionally, she has participated in numerous clinical research trials to stay up-to-date on advancing medicine and aesthetics. Further, Mrs Beard guest lectures at Universities and College classes as well as trains other injectors. In her spare time, she focuses all her attention toward her husband and two boys.
Our Therapy Dog, Mr Baggins, has been with the spa since it's inception or his birth... whichever happened first those many years ago. Nonetheless, "he" is a happy, hypoallergenic yet fluffy, laid-back-love-bug ready to greet you, should you allow it. While a pure gentlemen to humans of all ages, colors and sizes, Mr B has failed to grow a liking to others of the canine variety. Thus, we must ask for a heads-up, should you decide to bring your favorite furry friend with you to an appointment.
Mr Baggins trained at the exclusive school of the Beard Family Household where he excels at loving on adults, children and 2 older dogs who have respectfully placed him last in the chain of command. He furthered his training with Basic Good Dog Obedience and community service therapy hours. In his spare time he enjoys chasing lizards & squirrels.
Marin Gourlay is a Full Specialist Medical Aesthetician, licensed in Florida. She graduated from Aveda Institute of Jacksonville in 2019 and has been rapidly advanced her skill set. She trained directly with Mrs Alice Beard PA-C.
Currently, she is a certified PCA Skincare specialist with advanced knowledge in chemical peels. Marin specializes in Medical Grade Skin Care services which demand results like Microneedling+PRP and Morpheus8.
She is committed to providing excellence through her services with the most advanced technology treatment, medical grade products, and patient care for men, women,and teens.
Jenni Pate has been in the beauty industry over 18 years. She is licensed and Florida Board Certified in skin aesthetics, massage therapy and nail care. She started her career in world class resort spas as a natural nail tech in Santa Rosa Beach, Fl. Then, advanced into medical aesthetics as massage therapist and aesthetician in Pensacola, Fl. This is where Jenni progressed her skills in providing custom massage and aesthetic treatments, such as trigger point therapy, prenatal, myofascial release, mirconeedling, chemical peels, skin analysis, and dermaplaning. Ultimately becoming a spa manager and service trainer.
Jenni moved to Jacksonville, Fl in 2018 to further her career in the medical aesthetic industry. She joined the Premier Medical Spa team where she has continued to gain experience and knowledge in medical services and skincare products such as PCA, Alastin, Obagi, Skin Medica, and Jane Iredale, Colorescience and more. She is passionate about providing first-class medical treatments and education that assist her clients in improving skincare issues such as acne, hyperpigmentation, scarring and rosacea as well as muscular pain from injuries, pregnancies, and posture.
Jenni is a Florida native, growing up on the beautiful white sandy beach of Panama City Beach, Fl. She obtained her skincare and massage therapy education from Pensacola State Collage. Additionally, she has done continuing education in her field in Portland, New Orleans, Tampa, Destin, and Ponte Vedra Beach. She enjoys spending her free time with her dog Lily, cooking and traveling.