“We rise by lifting others” – Robert Ingersoll
Hi, I’m Adrienne Ortiz, Salon Manager and Master Esthetician
Three years of being an esthetician have brought wonderful people into my life, many who have helped guide me along my professional path. They have taught me that skincare is so much deeper than facials, it’s part of a lifestyle. One in which you eat better, read more, exercise, reset your mind, practice kindness and attract goodness.
As the daughter of a massage therapist, much of my childhood into adulthood focused on servicing others, listening and building relationships. I love meeting new people, hearing their stories, their day to day, their concerns and helping them find solutions. Which is why working for Cecilia Wong Skincare has been so rewarding!
What I admire most about Cecilia is her ambition, approach and passion. When the opportunity to work with her presented itself, I felt incredibly honored and blessed. Cecilia Wong Skincare is a safe haven from the quick fixes, false promises and misinformation that continues to creep into the skincare industry. Her vast knowledge on everything from ingredients to Chinese medicine is a breath of fresh air and I hang on to her every word. I hope to help Cecilia Wong Skincare on its journey of growth and reinvention. Our mission is to help our community seek natural alternatives to the quick fix solutions that have become so popular. We believe in helping you age gracefully naturally and healing acne from within with foods and supplements.
Outside of my passion for skincare, I spend my free time spoiling my English bulldog Zoë, spending hours at flea markets, thrift stores or re-purposing a good curbside find. I also love taking care of my plants, I find it to be very therapeutic especially when I care for my succulents! There is just so much to be passionate about but I must admit even on my free time, I am constantly researching new products, machines, ingredients, massage techniques and it’s because I just love what I do!
My hope is to enter each of my clients lives and for them feel that love and passion. To expand their way of addressing skincare and make it a one of a kind experience concentrating on health, relaxation and vitality. Like you, your skin is unique. Let’s find your unique balance together.
Hi, I’m Tori Marinelli, Social Media Manager and Assistant Manager
Ever since I was a little girl, beauty products fascinated me. From skincare to makeup to perfume, I found myself captivated by watching my mother’s ritual of getting ready to go out on a Saturday night. As I got older, experimenting with beauty always played a big role in my life, but it wasn’t until I made huge lifestyle changes, which resulted in a fifty-five pound weight loss, that I got serious about natural beauty. I could no longer devote so much time and energy to exercising and eating well to be healthier just to slather chemicals onto my skin afterwards.
When I began working for Cecilia, she immediately gave me some of her Cecilia Wong Skincare products to try. She knew that seeing the results right in front of my own eyes would be the best way to teach me what makes her and her brand so special. Not only are her products totally safe and cruelty- free, but also, their ingredients lists never leave me feeling confused or unsatisfied. Every ingredient in each product is there for a reason and serves a specific results-driven function to your skin, which is something that makes me feel good about what I am putting on my own skin and sharing with others across the world.
I love using social media as a way of reaching out to others and helping them discover a way to break free of traditional skincare woes. I feel truly fulfilled anytime we can help to educate a client about how your skincare routine can affect your life and how your lifestyle affects your skin.
Outside of work, I love spending time with my husband and my Boston terrier pup, Haru. I also have a passion for health and fitness and am a certified Holistic Health Coach and a certified Zumba instructor. During my free time, I enjoy taking new fitness classes, visiting farmers’ markets, and reading up on the latest beauty and wellness trends on blogs.
I see Cecilia Wong Skincare continuing to expand in the world of luxury natural beauty products, as well as educating consumers that there are safe, effective, non-toxic alternatives to injections, plastic surgery, and intensive acne medications that will leave your skin bright and glowing.
Andrea Moss, Holistic nutrition coach
Andrea is the founder of Moss Wellness, a holistic nutrition team devoted to supporting our clients learn how to finally feel confident about what to eat. The certified holistic nutrition coaches at Moss Wellness will help you make enjoyable changes based on your individual lifestyle, personal preferences, and body type.
Andrea and her team work with you to naturally deconstruct food cravings, skyrocket energy levels, balance out your digestive system, and reach an ideal weight — without torturous dieting!
Moss Wellness specializes in chronic digestive issues, natural weight loss, and building your confidence when it comes to nourishing and caring for your unique body.
The Moss Wellness team works with clients and corporations around the city and around the globe to make healthy eating and healthy living easy, pleasurable, and lots of fun!
Learn more: mosswellness.com
Hi, I’m Briana Skidmore, Paleo Coach and CWS Brand Ambassador
Since I was a little, I have always loved to help and make people happy which is one of the reasons I pursued a career in nursing. I graduated nursing school in 2010 from Yavapai College in my home state of Arizona and have been a Registered Nurse for over 5 years now. During these years I have become passionate about teaching my patients about health and healing. I truly believe knowledge is power and I love to see my patient’s come away feeling more empowered.
In 2013, I was suffering from severe hormonal acne. After much research, I decided that I needed to find the root cause of and heal my acne naturally. This led me to Cecilia Wong Skincare. Through Cecilia’s healing hands and a change in my diet, I was able to completely heal my acne. She became a friend and mentor to me. Through Cecilia’s natural products and expertise, including the knowledge I gained from the healing powers of food, I saw that I could help even more people outside my nursing realm.
My mission lies in the passion to teach people how to heal, prevent illnesses and enjoy a long, happy life. Since 2013, I’ve been coaching people with various health issues through my personalized 21-day Paleo lifestyle challenge to transform their lives into healthier ones. This includes eating wholesome foods, moving frequently, sleeping well, exercising occasionally, playing, and soaking up sunlight.
I have seen so many wonderful success stories through this challenge and it is these real life stories that bring me the most joy and fulfillment in my professional life! My own experience and the experience of others have taught me that it matters what we put on our skin and the food we put in our bodies. We are all so unique and beautiful – by healing ourselves inside out, we can look and feel this way all the time!
I now live in North Carolina with my husband, David, working as a Peritoneal Dialysis nurse and in my spare time I continue to coach my 21-day Paleo challenge. I am a mama to two chickens who give us fresh eggs daily. I also enjoy being active, decorating my home, reading, traveling, eating healthy meals and spending time with my family.
Learn more: beprimal.blogspot.com