Our Facial Plastic Surgery Team
Conveniently located to serve Reno, Carson City & Gardnerville
Nurse Practitioner + Injector
Noelle is a Native Nevadan and a proud graduate of Bishop Manogue High School. Since a child, Noelle always knew that medicine was her calling. Noelle started working in the medical field in 2002. Noelle worked for Renown Regional Medical center for five years prior to continuing her education at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Noelle graduated with the highest honor, Summa Cum Laude from Creighton University in 2010. In 2016, Noelle recognized her internal desire for learning decided to complete her nursing education at Indiana State University. Noelle graduated with high honors in 2019 with her master’s degree in family practice nursing.
Noelle is proud to call Nevada home, and shares many of Reno’s attributes and traditions with her husband and three beautiful children. Noelle enjoys sharing her love for summer watersports and her love for baseball/softball with her son and daughters. Noelle is gratified to share the beauties of Reno-Tahoe with her family. Most weekends are on the ballfields with her kids, and there is nowhere else she’d rather be!
If you know Noelle, you know that her contagious smile and welcoming personality often comforts patients. Noelle practices with honesty and ethics, these values are the foundation to the care that she provides. Noelle treats every patient encounter with principles and morals that make patients feel respected.
“I treat every patient encounter as though they are my friends or family, I care deeply for every patient that I meet.”
Registered Nurse Injector
Amanda was born and raised in Truckee, California. She moved to Reno after high school and received three bachelor’s degrees from the University of Nevada, Reno. She is currently working on her doctorate in nursing practice. Amanda began her career in nursing at Renown Regional Medical Center and then went on to pursue her passion for skin and aesthetics by working in dermatology and plastics for the past 5 years. Amanda loves working in an environment that inspires both men and women to be more positive and feel beautiful about themselves, by helping them boost their confidence and achieve their goals. She enjoys working closely with her patients to create individualized plans to help clients enhance their natural beauty. In her free time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband, two kids, and dogs in the beautiful Reno/Tahoe outdoors. She has a passion for health and wellness and enjoys all things sports and fitness.
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.
If you are coming in to see Dr. Yamamoto then chances are, you will also get to see his Medical Assistant, Cristina. She has been in the cosmetic surgery field for over 13 years and assisted in a wide range of surgical procedures. With a friendly and caring demeanor, Cristina is always willing to assist in any aspect of the office. Being bilingual, she helps immensely with consultations and various appointments for all our Spanish-speaking patients. Cristina has grown up here locally and loves spending time with her husband, daughter and son, and family.
Mary has worked as a Patient Care Coordinator for over 10 years and has been in the medical field for 20 plus years. She has an extensive background with cosmetic enhancements, laser treatments and, product knowledge to enhance your cosmetic goals. Mary has created strong relationships with our patients and, is dedicated to providing the most positive experience. She strives to ensure every patient she meets feels welcomed and comfortable. Mary’s goal is to help you to feel confident and educated about the procedures offered and, will be by your side at your initial consultation with Dr. Yamamoto to assist you through your facial cosmetic treatments.
Mary grew up in the Reno and Carson City and loves taking advantage of everything the area has to offer. Outside of work she enjoys skiing, hiking, paddle boarding and most of all spending time with family and friend.
Front Desk Coordinator
FAs a lifelong Reno native, Jeri has been an esthetician for over 23 years. After owning her own spa, she started working in the cosmetic surgery field over 15 years ago and became certified as a laser technician. In addition to being our most amazing Front Desk Coordinator, Jeri can confidently help you pick out the best skincare for your skin type, get you booked for an appointment with any of our providers and also knows a thing or two about all kinds of kitchen accessories (if you know, you know). Jeri loves to surround herself with all the girls in her life – two daughters and four granddaughters.
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.
Originally from Sonoma County, Susie has called Reno home since her days at the University of Nevada. She comes to us with over 18 years in the hospitality industry where she ran a very busy executive office. She is known for keeping a cool under pressure, wearing a multitude of different hats and treating anyone walking through the door like family. As the Practice Manager, she is taking her experience in customer service as well as office management and combining that with the excitement of learning all there is to know about the world of medical aesthetics. Outside of the office, she loves any opportunity to adventure with her husband and two sons.