Meet Our Team
Marta Gamboa is Dr. Yamamoto’s practice administrator. She comes to Sierra Nevada Cosmetic and Laser Surgery with over thirty years of experience, across a number of specialties within the medical field—from radiology to obstetrics/gynecology to facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.
As practice administrator, Marta wears a number of hats, attending to all aspects of office management: scheduling surgery; provider credentialing; health and welfare benefit plans; office contracts; HR and personnel; event coordination and communications; community outreach; and more. Working closely with Dr. Yamamoto, she ensures that the practice runs smoothly and efficiently.
Additionally, it is Marta’s goal to see to it that all patients are treated with courtesy and respect and that, in a family-like atmosphere, each of them feels special and cared for. This dedication reflects Marta’s wider-reaching motivation and purpose. She takes great pride and satisfaction in utilizing her accumulated knowledge and expertise. With empathy and understanding, she helps patients achieve their desired objectives while also effectively guiding them through the more technical aspects of the medical world.
Jamila Joseph is the Medical Receptionist and resident skincare expert at Sierra Nevada Cosmetic and Laser Surgery. Her radiant smile is the first thing that you see when you walk through our doors. She loves interacting with and helping patients and learning new things.
Prior to living in Reno, Jamila spent 10 years as a makeup artist and skincare expert for one of the largest cosmetic companies in the industry. Jamila learned the importance of proper makeup and skincare techniques at a very young age. By day, Jamila is a Medical Receptionist, by night Jamila is a traveling professional makeup artist. To add an additional skill to her resume, Jamila attended a private Microblading course in 2018 where she was certified as a PHI Microblading Artist.
When Jamila isn’t answering phones, assisting patients, or creating beauty, she enjoys cooking healthy food and spending time with her family. Jamila is the smiling face that will greet you at the front desk, the helpful voice on the phone to answer any of your questions and she ensures everyone has the information they need to make the experience a smooth process.
Jackie is a bilingual, creative, and diligent medical assistant born in Southern California and raised most of her life in Nevada. She holds a Bachelor’s in biology from the University of Nevada, Reno. Afterward, she earned her medical assistant license at Truckee Meadows Community College and has enjoyed working in the field since. At Sierra Nevada Cosmetic Surgery, she is responsible for back-office and tending to her patient’s needs. When she isn’t busy assisting her office andpatients, she enjoys spending time snowboarding, hiking, and spending time with her friends and family.
Mary Jo Chadey
With over 20 years of experience in the aesthetic and plastic surgery industry, Mary Jo has helped thousands of men and women in their journey of becoming the best version of themselves. The cosmetic surgery industry has seen extensive changes and increases in options in just the last decade. Being a part of this firsthand has given Mary Jo intrinsic knowledge about all options available to every patient including small procedures, lasers, and surgeries. Her professionalism, knowledge of the industry, and passion for patient advocacy make her a valuable source for anyone wanting to feel more confident about their decision.
Mary Jo will be with you every step of the way, from consult to procedure, and is dedicated to providing you with the best personal experience you should expect. After all, this is an exciting time for you! Her warm and caring, personality will make it feel as though you have a friend throughout the entire process.
When she is not in the office helping patients through the decision-making process at the office, she enjoys spending time up at Lake Tahoe. She says, it’s “Adult Disneyland” and loves taking advantage of all it has to offer.
Medical Assistant and Media Manager
Since Sierra Nevada Cosmetic and Laser Surgery opened its doors, Tori has been Dr. Yamamoto’s Medical Assistant and Media Manager. Tori manages and develops the office website, health review sites, Facebook and Instagram pages. Due to Tori’s background as the Business Manager of a major cosmetic line for many years, she brings to Sierra Nevada Cosmetic and Laser Surgery her excellent customer service, social media, marketing and event coordinating expertise.
After growing up and attending college in Northern California, Tori and her husband relocated to Reno so she could pursue her dream of continuing her medical education by attending University of Nevada, School of Medicine. In her words, Tori’s biggest accomplishment is being a mom. Spending time with her son Bruce, photographing the beauty around her, cooking extravagant meals and outdoor activities with her family are some of her favorite hobbies.
From your first interactions with Sierra Nevada Cosmetic and Laser Surgery, during your procedures and throughout your post-op care, Tori is there to answer questions and provide patient care. She loves the opportunity to help women look and feel as beautiful as they deserve to be. Tori understands how important customer satisfaction is and she looks forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals.
Kristen completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her specialty areas have included maternal/child health and public health. With a passion and interest for skincare, she attended the International School of Esthetics in Denver, CO and received her esthetician license allowing her to combine her medical knowledge and experience with the exciting world of esthetics.
Kristen offers advanced esthetic services using the latest technology to help clients reach their skin care goals. Her primary focus is anti-aging treatments to assist with diminishing fine lines and wrinkles and reducing early signs of aging.
When Kristen is not with clients, she is spending time with her husband and two children. She enjoys traveling, spending time at Lake Tahoe, and can often be found at the baseball field cheering on her children.