Meet Our Staff
Amanda Jackson, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Founder - The Science of Beauty. Injector. Medical Provider. healthandbeautynp
Amanda Jackson is a board certified advanced practice nurse, licensed hairstylist and make-up artist with over 24 years in the industries. Her career first developed in the beauty industry at the age of 18 where she emerged as a talented makeup artist and skin care consultant. While working in the trade, she furthered her education to obtain a Bachelor of Business Administration and soon after obtained her state licensure in cosmetology. She then worked as a licensed hairstylist and make-up artist for 8 years. After 8 years in the beauty industry, she transitioned her craft to medicine where she practiced as a Certified Nurse Assistant then Registered Nurse and later an Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner. Amanda has 14 years experience in medicine, nine of that practicing in emergency medicine/urgent care as a Nurse Practitioner. She has trained extensively and directly under some of the best medical and aesthetic providers from around the country.
Favorite Service and Product: Botox, is hands down my favorite service, I love how it has removed lines that were beginning to develop on my face! I describe myself as a product junkie. I love to try new products and test them before I place them on my shelves. If I had to pick one product, I would say it is TNS Advanced Plus...at the same time, I cant live without SkinCeuticals C.E. Ferulic...can I please name a few more.
About me: I was born and raised in Church Hill, Tennessee. My husband and I attended High School together and still live in Church Hill. We have been together for 16 years and married for 11. We are proud parents of a 24 year old son Mason, who is married with a family of his own . Our daughter-in-law Hope is also a nurse and I am so proud of her. We have one precious grandson and a newborn baby granddaughter. Can you believe that?!! Being a grandmommy is the absolute best gift ever. We are also the parents of a kitty cat LaToya Jackson and a Cane Corso puppy dog named Crixus.
Hobbies: In my spare time, I love to travel. I love to experience and learn about different cultures while seeing what the world has to offer. I also love babysitting my littles and spending time with my family and friends.
Something you may not know about me: Although I am the girliest of girls, I like shooting guns and I'm good at it, I enjoy the outdoors, and I was in martial arts for YEARS...so I'm kind of a tomboy...and I can hold my own.
Dr Anastasia Brown, MD
Dr Anastasia Brown holds a B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of Notre Dame and received her Medical Doctorate from the University of Virginia. She is board certified in Family Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She has more than 16 years of experience intreating patients of all ages, specializing in family and acute care medicine.
Favorite Service and Product: My favorite service has to be Botox because not only does it make patients look younger and "fresher" by reducing muscle movement , but it has many other functions such as skin tightening, pore reduction, reduction of excess sweating, chronic headaches and muscle spasms. My favorite product is anything with retinol. This one ingredient clears acne, improves skin tone, and fights aging by increasing levels of collagen and elastin.
About me: I am originally from Wytheville, VA but have lived in the Tri-Cities since 2005. I have two lovely daughters and a son who keep me busy when I am not working!
Hobbies: I try to live a healthy lifestyle and enjoy running, biking, hiking, and weight lifting. I love to travel with my family and have recently started dabbling in some DIY home improvement projects. I also enjoy reading for pleasure as well as for keeping up to date on the latest medical advances to be the best physician I can be.
Something you may not know about me: I don't have a high school diploma! I never graduated from high school. I was homeschooled and started attending classes at the local community college when I was 14. Instead of a high school diploma, I graduated summa cum laude with an Associates Degree in Science from Wytheville Community College when I was 16.
Kelly Fields, Certified Medical Assistant
Patient Care Coordinator
Kelly is a Certified Medical Assistant with over 20 years experience. She has worked in numerous paths of healthcare including: primary care, urgent care, oncology, home health, hospice and addiction management. Kelly has a genuine love and passion for the field of medicine and is known for her empathy and kindness to her patients as well as her amazing health care skills.
Favorite Service and Product: I love Austin's facials...all of them. She knows how to really relax you and take care of your skin. My favorite product has to be the ZO Skin Health Exfoliating Polish, I love how it sloughs away the dead skin cells..it also has a great texture and smell.
About me: I am originally from Big Stone Gap, VA but now live in Rogersville, TN with my husband Jeff. I am a proud mom of one handsome son Jaron who will soon be married.
Hobbies: I love cleaning, organizing and the outdoors but my favorite hobby is 4-wheeling in the mountains.
Something you may not know about me: I can work on a car, make house repairs, mow the yard and bargain with the best of bargainers. I was a single mother so I learned how to be both mom and dad.
Heather Wilhelm, Permanent Makeup Artist
Beauty Mark Permanent Makeup Studio Owner, Permanent Makeup Artist
After spending nearly 15 years as a medical laboratory technologist for Holston Medical Group, Heather boldly made the decision to leave her career in healthcare and devote herself entirely to her artistic passion in 2018. She spent that year in a tattoo apprenticeship full-time to become a licensed permanent makeup artist. Due to her own natural artistic ability, eye for detail, hard work and dedication, Heather quickly caught the attention of what would become a large and loyal clientele. In 2019, Heather's commitment to knowledge led her to Las Vegas to advance her study under world-renowned permanent makeup artists at Girlz Ink. She spent the next 3 years earning the respect and referrals of plastic surgeons, estheticians, hairstylists, makeup artists, as well as others in the health and beauty industry and of course, her much appreciated clients. In 2021, professional growth limitations led Heather to further branch out on her own. She gained the title owner/artist when she opened The BeautyMark Permanent Makeup Studio in July. Her dream of giving clients the very best experience in permanent makeup, spreading confidence and most importantly teaching the value of self care was made a reality by a wonderful collaboration with Amanda Jackson's The Science of Beauty.
Heather believes yearly continuing education requirements should be mandatory for all permanent makeup artists. Due to COVID traveling restrictions, she currently continues her training through the Girls Ink online academy. The Beauty Mark Permanent Makeup Studio, located within the The Science of Beauty Medical Spa, proudly upholds the highest standards in the industry.
Favorite Service and Product: Permanent Lashliner is easily Heather's favorite and one of her most popular PMU services, because it works for literally everyone. She believes every single lash line can be improved by tattooing that area darker...eyes are more defined, lashes look fuller and our most beautiful feature is enhanced. That's why it is no surprise that Heather's "cant-live-without" product at the Science of Beauty is Latisse. Latisse is a FDA-approved prescription medication to grow the eyelashes longer, fuller and darker. She also recommends consistent use of a neuromodulator of choice to keep eyes looking fresh and well-rested. "Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes." - Sophia Loren
Interesting fact and hobbies: My obsession with makeup started at a very young age when I was caught in front of my aunt's lighted makeup mirror applying Secret Solid Deodorant to my face...I wasn't too far off on shade matching lol. Over time, some say my colorful makeup "collection" could supply a small beauty counter. But, most current days, you will find me wearing only Colorescience Face Shield Glow Sunscreen and my own permanent makeup. Absolute musts for a busy entrepreneur who only breaks to run a few miles or play with my fur baby outdoors!
How did you end up at The Science of Beauty: I first met Amanda (then) Davis in the early 1980s...in elementary school. Over the years we would randomly share zip codes, schools, jobs and most recently the excitement of first time entrepreneurship. We are both insanely passionate about our fields of expertise and equally equipped with an unstoppable work ethic, a dream of building something bigger (and fate) brought us back together once again. Amanda was looking to possibly bring a PMU to her upcoming Med Spa and reached out to me on some advice about the industry. As fate would have it, I later found myself forced to make a choice of further growth myself...which led me to reach out to Amanda about joining her beautiful vision, and so the best in beauty collaboration began...
Austin Payne, Esthetician
Austin is a licensed Esthetician and Laser Technician from Kingsport, Tennessee. She obtained her Esthetician License from Bella Donna's Academy and her Laser Technician License from National Laser Institute. In addition, Austin is a graduate from St. Andrews University where she majored in Biology and minored in Psychology. Austin's professional background is in medical aesthetics where she has trained along side plastic surgeons and medical estheticians throughout the U.S. We describe Austin as "a go-get'er" as she is also in an apprenticeship program for permanent makeup artistry where performs services within her own studio, Payneless Beauty and she is a Dobyns Bennett High School Volleyball Coach.
Favorite Service and Product: My favorite service is the Diamond Glow with Dermaplane. After removing the facial "peach fuzz" and light exfoliating with the dermaplane, the Diamond Glow will exfoliate, extract and infuse medication that is based on your needs. This service is sure to leave you skin clean and glowing. My favorite product is SkinMedica HA5. I do not use a daily moisturizer, instead I use a rejuvenating hydrator and thats exactly what this serum does. It stimulates my body's ability to retain its own moisture while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, it also makes my skin feel taught and soft which I love.
Hobbies: I am passionate about fitness and bodybuilding. In my spare time, you may find me at the gym. I also love traveling, finding a tropical location is my favorite.
Something you may not know about me: I was Festus for the Kingsport Fun Fest for the past 4 years up until this year
How did you end up at The Science of Beauty: I applied on indeed then met with Amanda.
Lisa Mann, Patient Care Coordinator
Lisa is originally from Church Hill, Tennessee and has worked in management and customer service for over 20 years. Lisa describes herself as a "people person", she loves self care and enjoys making people feel great about themselves. Her most important role is a mother of two lovely girls with her High School Sweetheart, Shane.
Favorite Service and Product: Botox and TNS Advanced Plus
Hobbies: I am passionate about Interior Design, love to travel and read a good book
Something you may not know about me: I am a Halloween fanatic and love all things scary. I am also fascinated with learning about serial killers.
How did you end up at The Science of Beauty: Amanda and I went to high school together, we came to know one another more in college and she was my hairstylist. We never lost touch, she knew my love for making people feel great about themself and she asked me to come on board with her. I was delighted.
Kira Jones, Patient Care Coordinator
Kira is from Church Hill, Tennessee. She is a senior at Volunteer High School where she is an honor student and is involved with dual enrollment at East Tennessee State University. Kira is an extremely driven young lady, as she also participates on her school's softball team and works a second job.
Favorite service and product: I love the Purifying Teen Facial and the ZO Skin Health Oil Control Pads because they really help with my oily acne prone skin. They have made such a difference.
Something you may not know about me: I love going on adventures even if it's just to the mall.
How did you end up at The Science of Beauty: I have known Amanda for years and we have became very close over time. She has done my hair and make up for special events over the years and every year we get together for a special girls day to make Christmas desserts.