Laurie Ke rn, bsn, faam
Laurie is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts School of Nursing and holds a Bachelors degree in Science. She was the recipient of the Clinical Excellence Award and is a member of the Nursing High Honor Society. Laurie adheres to strict CDC (Center for Disease Control) guidelines and is a trainer for OSHA (Occupational Health & Safety Administration) to educate other medical & non-medical professionals.
Prior to her nursing career, Laurie had extensive training in Fine Arts, with a particular interest in watercolor and oil painting. Micropigmentation is merely an extension of her first true love. Laurie is board certified by The American Academy of Micropigmentation and The Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals. She has also had advanced education in Corrective and Camouflage procedures, and continues to attend the industry's latest trainings, lectures, and seminars. Laurie started Advanced Image Artistry, Inc. in 2003 and her client base continues to expand throughout the U.S. She is also the 1st Place Winner of the Eyebrow Competition held by The American Academy of Micropigmentation and The International Academy of Micropigmentation.
Laurie also has extensive knowledge in medical weight loss and disease prevention through nutrition. For the last 15 years she has had tremendous success with patients losing weight (20-60lbs on average), as well as helping them to decrease and/or discontinue medications for diabetes, hyperlipidemia, high blood pressure, etc. She is certified through Cornell University in Plant Based Nutrition and specializes in assessing lipid and glycemic profiles to formulate personalized diets based on specific goals set by the patient and/or their pertinent medical conditions and needs.