Brenda grew up in Ohio and attended the university of Toledo/Medical College of Ohio receiving a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She left the cold and snowy climate to attend graduate school and fell in love with Arizona. Brenda graduated from Arizona State University with a Master of Science in Nursing, (1991) and Nurse Practitioner (1993). She had worked in 2 large Dermatology practices prior to establishing Arizona Premier Dermatology in 2007. Brenda is devoted to providing the most current treatment solutions and highest standards of care to patients and their families both in medical and cosmetic Dermatology.
Brenda has extensive training in cosmetic procedures including Laser skin treatments.
Credentials & Achievements
• Member of the Skin Cancer Foundation
• Founder of the AZ chapter of the Dermatology Nurses Association and severed as President for 5 years.
• Clinical preceptor for Nurse Practitioner Students for the college of Nursing at ASU
• Owner and Designer of Aqua Skin wear, Sun Protective Active wear - AquaSkinWear.com
Dr. Lorraine Kempton
Nurse Practitioner, Dermatology
Dr. Lorraine Kempton grew up in Mesa, Arizona and became a registered nurse in 2004. She has spent the majority of her nursing career in dermatology. In 2011, she decided to further her education to become a nurse practitioner to enable her to be more involved in clinical decision making for her patients. She acquired her Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) in 2012 and her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), both from Arizona State University, in 2015. Lorraine is a board certified nurse practitioner in the state of Arizona.
Lorraine has extensive training in cosmetic dermatology, including dermal fillers and laser skin therapy. She is a certified medical laser technician and certified laser safety officer. In addition to cosmetic dermatology, she has a passion for detecting and treating skin cancer, educating others on sun exposure safety, and helping patients suffering from acne.
Lorraine lives in Queen Creek with her husband, daughter, and son. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and leading an active lifestyle.
Tamara Aragon is a licensed Cosmetologist and Aestetician. She has 13 years of experience in the beauty industry with over 7 years focused on advanced aesthetic treatments. Tamara is certified in Venus Freeze and Venus Legacy non-invasive skin tightening, body contouring and cellulite reduction. Tamara has comprehensive experience in major areas of aesthetics, including: facials, chemical peels, dermaplaning, and microneedling. Tamara works in conjunction with the rest of our team, you can be sure to receive expert advice and treatments from Tamara that are customized to your unique skin care needs.
Heidi Griswold - Front Office
Heidi is originally from Minnesota and moved to sunny Arizona in 1989. She is currently a student at ASU and studying Human and Family Development. When she is not spending time with family and friends, she is keeping up to date with the latest trends in the wonderful world of beauty, as she is a licensed Cosmetologist. Heidi enjoys staying active and recently started Jiu-Jitsu training with her co-worker Lisa. She also just became the proud owner and “mommy” of Barkley, her Shih Tzu puppy.
Bridget Saylor - Medical Assist.
Bridget has lived in Arizona for 17 years. She is from Wyoming. She is happily married for 4 years and has a 2 year old daughter. She loves spending time with family and friends.
Kim Santa Cruz - Medical Assist.
Kim is a Phoenix native, wife of 23 years, mother of 3 and Grandmother to 2 girls. She has been a medical assistant for over 23 years.
Renee Kmetko - Front Office
Renee has lived in sunny Arizona for most of her life. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially her 2 grand babies.