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Stephanie Hopkins – Spa Manager, Nurse Injector

Originally from a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, Stephanie Hopkins has been in the Aesthetics industry since 2016. She attended Knoedler and Kent State University to obtain her nursing degree in 2011. Married to her husband Nick since 2007, Stephanie has three sons––Austin, Jack, and Ben––and three fur babies Honey, Bella, and Franklin. 

Stephanie’s experience, energy and attitude provide excellent leadership for the spa.

Jaclyn Christensen – RN, Ass’t Spa Manager

Jaclyn has been a Registered Nurse since her 2009 graduation from Kent State University. She moved to Wilmington, NC in 2011 to work as a cardiac nurse at NHRMC. Now she is pursuing her dream of helping patients with a more holistic approach here at Gracious Glow.

When she’s not working, Jaclyn also loves spending time with her new husband, family, friends and her fur-babies. She enjoys boating with family and spending time at the beach.

Leia House – Licensed Esthetician

Leia obtained her Business Marketing degree from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 2021. Through the journey to improve her own skin, she discovered her true passion and purpose for becoming a Licensed Esthetician.

Her goal is to use her caring spirit for people to help generate a sense of health and wellness from within. 

Beth Panoff – NP

Beth Panoff earned her Master’s Degree from Columbia University in 2003 with honors as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Originally from New York, she moved to Wilmington with her wonderful husband and 11-year-old son in 2015.

Beth’s journey began in the busy NYC Emergency Departments, then extended to working with the renowned Dr Oz and team caring for end-stage heart failure patients with artificial heart pumps as a bridge to transplantation at the prestigious Columbia University Medical Center. Witnessing the profound impact of lifestyle choices on overall health, Beth recognized the limitations of conventional medicine and ignited a passion for functional medicine.

During this journey Beth became fascinated by the way we could transform our health and body through proper nutrition and exercise, which led her to compete in figure and physique competitions in 2009-2015.

In 2000 Beth found the Seed Scientific Research and Performance group and began learning more about cellular health at the same time I started my practice Arcadia Insititute For Health and Longevity PLLC where I focus on identifying imbalances and underlying dysfunction with an individualized approach  to correct those imbalances.

She is currently a Fellow with Seeds Scientific Research and Performance (SSRP) and completing the Anti-aging Fellowship with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M).

Beth’s goal is to improve longevity while preventing chronic disease through and individualized program of lifestyle, hormone balancing, along with peptide and cellular therapies.

Kristen Yarborough – RN

Kristen has been practicing as an RN for over 13 years. She spent the majority of her career in the hospital setting where her specialties included caring for Cardiac, Neonatal and Postpartum patients. Her longtime passion for preventative care, overall wellness and beauty is what has led her to pursue a career at Gracious Glow. Kristen is excited to utilize her talents to help others enhance their true beauty and health from the inside out.

Rhiannon Langan – RN

Rhiannon has been practicing nursing since 2004. She started in pediatric care and has worked in the Emergency Department for the past 11 years. Originally from Thomasville, NC, Rhiannon has lived in Wilmington/Hampstead, NC for the last 13 years. Rhiannon is passionate about nursing and providing compassionate client/patient care, pouring her heart into everyone she meets with a desire for others to understand their bodies as well as what’s needed for a happy, healthy life.

Rhiannon‘s career started as a pediatric nurse at UNC Children’s Hospital, as well as Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital taking care of our young population. In 2012, Rhiannon pivoted and joined the emergency department. She likes the fast-paced ever-changing scenario of the emergency room and continuing to make a difference in people’s lives. Her passion for skincare, wellness and preventative treatment led her to Gracious Glow, and she feels grateful to have found a career that not only helps people achieve beautiful and healthy skin and bodies, but also the gift of knowledge on continual self-care.

Kristen Ludwig – RN

Kristen is a UNC Chapel Hill graduate and nurse with 22 years of experience. She has specialized in emergency care for 15 years. During that time she had three kids, became a certified yoga instructor and started a skincare business. Her experience in the ER opened her eyes to the broken healthcare system, made her UNlearn a lot and helped her shift focus to natural health, wellness and prevention. She, along with two of her best friends, ultimately began a podcast to empower people with the information they have learned. Her passion is to educate others to become the best version of themselves—inside and out—and most importantly to help keep people out of doctors’ offices and hospitals.