Meet our team
in Fargo, north dakota
Our mission is to provide the highest-quality patient care by offering the best in medical and surgical dermatological care. We strive to act with regards to the highest level of professionalism and practice in an environment that is beneficial to patients, providers, and staff.
Dr. Ness, MD
Owner & Founder | Board-Certified Dermatologist
Dr. Ness is the owner of Fargo Center for Dermatology and has proudly provided care to her dermatology patients at the same practice since 2008. Dr. Ness is a board certified dermatologist through the American Board of Dermatology and serves as a fellow for the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Ness graduated from the University of North Dakota and the UND: School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Although she is a UND graduate, Dr. Ness and her family are active NDSU supporters and devoted Bison fans!LEARN MORE
Nikki Welk, PA-C
Nikki is a board certified physician assistant and has her license from the North Dakota Board of Medical Practice. Nikki earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from the University of North Dakota: School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The National Commission certifies her with her Certification of Physician Assistants. Nikki provides comprehensive dermatological care for men and women of all ages as well as children. Her interests are in medical, procedural and cosmetic dermatology. Nikki lives in West Fargo with her husband, two daughters, and son.LEARN MORE
Megan Boose, PA-C
Megan graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in Biobehavioral Health and a minor in Neuroscience. She earned her master’s degree in Health Science from the Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania where she was inducted into the Pi Alpha National Honor Society for Physician Assistants. Megan is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and holds an active, non- prohibitory license in the state of North Dakota to practice medicine. Megan holds the prestigious title of “Diplomate Fellow” for the completion of an all-encompassing dermatology fellowship training program through the Society of Dermatology for Physician Assistants (SDPA).LEARN MORE
Stephanie Hinkle, PA-C
Stephanie has a Masters Degree in Physician Assistant studies from Missouri State University in 2009 and has been practicing for the last 13 years. She also holds the prestigious title of “Diplomate Fellow” for the completion of an all-encompassing dermatology fellowship training program through the Society of Dermatology for Physician Assistants (SDPA). She is passionate about helping patients find resolutions in their overall wellness, self-esteem, and health. She enjoys treating patients of all ages and is excited to be a part of a wonderful healthcare team that takes pride in providing superior patient care." She lives in Hillsboro, ND with her husband, son and daughter. Some of Stephanie’s hobbies include watching her kids at their gymnastics events, being active, and going to the lake.LEARN MORE
Laura Christianson, RN
Aesthetic Nurse Injector
Laura is a graduate of the NDSU School of Nursing and earned her RN, BSN in 2017. After four years of experience in the NICU and pediatric oncology, Laura transitioned her career to the aesthetic industry. Her favorite product is the ZO® Illuminating AOX serum and her favorite service is SkinPen® with PRP.
Karis Maxwell, RN
Karis has worked in dermatology in Fargo since obtaining her RN and BSN from North Dakota State University. Karis’s favorite part of dermatology is the opportunity to work with both medical and cosmetic procedures in patients of all ages. Karis performs Skin Pen® microneedling treatments, chemical peels and excimer laser treatment for psoriasis and vitiligo. Karis also performs a variety of cosmetic laser procedures for pigmentary concerns, acne scarring, resurfacing and collagen production, and hair removal. In her spare time, Karis enjoys hunting, baking, cake decorating and helping on her family’s farm.
Kristin Toay, RN
Aesthetic Nurse Injector
Kristin is a graduate of and earned her RN from the UND School of Nursing program in 2002. After thirteen years of experience in women’s health specializing in reproductive medicine, Kristin transitioned her career to the aesthetic industry. She joins our team with extensive experience injecting dermal fillers and neurotoxins as well as performing CoolSculpting® treatments, PRP facials, laser hair removal, and various other aesthetic services.
Tana Shereck, RN
Aesthetic Nurse Injector
Tana has worked as a registered nurse in the medical aesthetics field for 12 years and she is excited to be a part of the FCD team! She has extensive experience in a variety of injectable treatments, including neurotoxins, fillers, biostimulators, PRF/PRP, and PDO threads. Before starting a career in the medical aesthetics field, Tana worked in adult and pediatric oncology and oncology pharmaceuticals. Her compassion and dedication to her patients inspire her to help bring out their best or keep the best versions of themselves. Tana, her husband and two daughters enjoy living in the beautiful countryside along with their two fur babies. Away from work, Tana enjoys family time, beach vacations and photography.
Jennifer Anderson, LPN
Licensed Aesthetic Nurse
Jenn started her skincare journey in 2011 with a focus in aesthetics and earned her nursing degree in 2016. Jenn specializes in Laser treatments, Microneedling, and Body Sculpting. Her favorite product is the ZO® Bright Alive and her favorite service is the IPL! Jenn lives in Fargo with her husband, son, and dog. In her spare time, Jenn loves to travel, spend time with friends and family, and practice yoga and pilates.
Lindsy graduated from the Salon Professional Academy in 2012 and has been perfecting her skills as a Master Aesthetician ever since. Lindsy enjoys helping her patients with their skincare needs including product evaluations, dermaplaning, facials and much more. Her favorite service to provide is Hydrafacial because her patients can see instant results. Lindsy finds it very rewarding when her patients look and feel their absolute best!
Kate graduated from the Aveda Institute of Las Vegas in 2011 and began her career in cosmetology. As her passion for the industry grew, she then moved to Minneapolis to pursue teaching and become an educator at the Aveda Institute of Minneapolis. It was at this point in her career where she fully discovered her true love and passion for skin care. Kate joined the Fargo Center for Dermatology team in 2020 as a part of the Patient Relations team. Fast and exciting growth at Fargo Center for Dermatology allowed Kate the opportunity to join the aesthetic team and fully utilize her knowledge and skills in aesthetics. Kate is the proud mom of her little boy Jett, and loves spending her free time at the lake with her husband and family.
Madison is our Aesthetic Coordinator, and she is certified as a ZO Product Expert, she uses that expertise to help our patients with their skincare routines and find the right products for them. As someone who struggles with acne, some of her favorite treatments are chemical peels and SkinPen microneedling. Madison grew up in the Fargo/Moorhead area and finds joy in being active in the community she is always looking for ways to get the Fargo Derm team involved in giving back. In her free time Madison teaches hot yoga sculpt and loves to be outdoors in the spring and summer spending time with her family and dogs- wearing SPF of course!
Christy Jenks, RN
Christy is a registered nurse with certifications in SkinPen, HydraFacial, neurotoxins, and fillers. She has been with our practice since March 2023 and loves helping patients develop custom skincare routines and treatments to correct their specific skin concerns. One of her main focuses is patient education since there are many skincare options that can seem overwhelming. Christy's favorite treatment is SkinPen microneedling since it can correct many skin conditions with little downtime. When Christy is not providing expert patient care, she enjoys biking, working out, and spending time with her family. She and her fiancé John live in Moorhead with their cat, Gary and they often enjoy visits from her two sons who live in downtown Fargo. Christy and John also love traveling and hope to get to as many different places as they can.
Jeanne Steiner, RN
Phone Triage Nurse
Jeanne is a registered nurse with a B.S. in Nursing who has 10 years of experience as an oncology nurse. She loves learning new specialties and has enjoyed building relationships with our patients since starting as our phone triage RN in May 2022. Jeanne lives in Fargo with her husband, two daughters, and their family dog. She loves spending time with her family at the pool and reading in her free time.
Karly Prien, LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse
Karly started at FCD in 2022 as a licensed practical nurse and has since also taken on a role as the Biologic Coordinator. She has also been trained on the Xtrac laser and PDT treatments. Karly has extensive experience in the medical field, including IV certification, work in the ICU and pediatric oncology units, and roles as a unit clerk and administrative assistant. She lives with her husband and two sons in Horace. She enjoys spending lots of time with them outdoors
Alyssa Tjosaas, LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse
Alyssa has been assisting our patients since 2017 as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) with extensive experience working in dermatology. She believes that proper education is the key to maintaining skin health and always loves teaching her patients about their medications and how to properly use them. She is equally passionate about helping patients with cosmetic procedures. Alyssa lives just outside of Barnesville, MN, with her husband and is dedicated to showing horses across the country. She has won three world titles at the Pinto World Show!
Victoria Halland, ST
Vicky has been a surgical technician at Fargo Dermatology since 2009. She enjoys doing surgeries and suturing when she gets the chance so it's no surprise that her favorite procedure is the non-surgical thread lift. Vicky spends her free time planting, maintaining, and photographing her beautiful flower gardens. She also enjoys playing bingo during the winter or on bad weather days.
Sam Dougherty, CMA
Certified Medical Assistant
Sam has been assisting our patients as a certified medical assistant at FCD since 2018. She has an Associate's Degree in Health Sciences with a certification in Medical Assisting. Sam loves getting to know her patients and helping them with their skin care needs. She currently lives in Fargo where she is raising her two kids and enjoys spending time at their family farm in Mayville.
Stephanie Mynatt, CMA
Certified Medical Assistant
Nikolina Dogan, MA
Nikolina started at FCD as a medical assistant (MA) in February 2021 and transitioned to Dr. Ness’ lead MA later that year. She has a B.S. in Exercise Science and Wellness. Nikolina enjoys all aspects of dermatology and learning about various treatment options and new aesthetic services. Nikolina was born in Bosnia and she now enjoys spending time volunteering with refugee families. She also enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and fiancé.
Emily Smith, MA
Emily has been assisting our patients to achieve healthy skin since she started as a medical assistant in April 2022. She has a degree in Health Science and Biology and graduated with a Chemistry minor. One of Emily’s favorite treatments is acne care because she loves seeing patient transformations. In her free time, Emily helps coach softball.
Camryn Hagen, CNA
Certified Nursing Assistant
Camryn is a certified nursing assistant (CNA) with a B.S. in Biology. She loves everything about medical and aesthetic dermatology and is a strong advocate for annual skin exams, sunscreen, and skincare. She is continuing toward her goal of working in dermatology by applying to PA schools next cycle. Camryn has been part of our skincare team since 2022. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and hanging out with her 1-year-old puppy Maple.
Jessica Lanoue, MA
Gap Year Intern / MA
Allison Roiger, MA
Gap Year Intern / MA
Allison started her dermatology career at FCD as a gap year intern and transitioned to full-time in March 2023. She holds a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences. As someone who struggled with acne in the past, Allison enjoys working with acne patients and is always excited to join them in the process of seeing their skin clear up. In her free time, Allison enjoys cooking, listening to podcasts, and trying to keep house plants alive.
Nicole Zalas-Brown, RTT
Nicole is a radiation therapist who specializes in non-melanoma skin cancer with superficial radiation therapy. This treatment might sound scary but Nicole works with compassion and is always happy to show her patients how simple this treatment actually is. She has received a B.S. in Health Sciences and A.S. in Radiological Imaging. Originally from the Chicago area, Nicole is very much enjoying the fresh air and kind people of North Dakota!
Sara Gjevre, RN, BSN
Clinical Care Manager
Sara is a registered nurse with a B.S. in Nursing from the University of North Dakota. Out of her seventeen years as a nurse, she has spent six of them in a formal leadership role and she has brought her experience to FCD as our RN Clinical Care Manager. When she is not busy providing supportive and compassionate patient care, her and her husband are kept busy running their two children to all their practices and sporting events. Sara also enjoys golfing, biking, shopping, and spending time at the lake with her family.
Ashley Huschka, RN, BSN
Ashley joined the Fargo Center for Dermatology in January 2023 as our practice director. She has a background in cosmetology and a Bachelors in Nursing from Mayville State University. She has many years of leadership experience and is passionate about leading others. When she is not at the office, Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and close friends. She also enjoys shopping and vacationing.
Cassandra has been our office coordinator since January of 2022. Her goal is to help the office run smoothly with all the tools that the team needs. One of her favorite tasks is troubleshooting to maintain the office workflow. Outside of the office, Cassandra has a passion for running and she is always challenging herself to hit a new personal record. She volunteers with BIO Girls where she can incorporate her love of running alongside her daughter.
Sarah Overland, CPC
As our Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Sarah has over 25 years of experience in insurance billing and coding, she is our go-to person for answering patient questions about insurance. Sarah has been working with our practice since 2015. In her previous career, Sarah was a licensed cosmetologist, graduating from Aveda Institute of Minneapolis. Outside of the office, Sarah is married to her husband of 25+ years and has three daughters. In her free time, she loves traveling, shopping, and spending time with her family on the lake.
Patient Relations Lead
Amanda wears many hats at our office as a part-time P.R. and billing/insurance coordinator. She originally started as a Patients Relations Lead in 2017. She loves assisting people with claims and helping them navigate the complexities of insurance. Amanda is married to her high school sweetheart and has two daughters currently working toward degrees in occupational therapy and nursing. Together, they love to travel and attend hockey games.
Katie has been our Patient Relations Representative since 2022 and has experience in customer service and financing. One of her favorite parts of her job at FCD is creating memorable customer service experiences and building relationships with patients. Katie lives in West Fargo with her husband, two children, and two dogs. She enjoys traveling, meeting new people, and spending time with her family and friends.
Naomi is our scheduling coordinator and patients can rely on her friendly and welcoming nature when scheduling their appointments. She sincerely cares for our patients and especially enjoys being able to fill wait list openings for emergent patients. Outside of the office, Naomi has four children who keep her busy but she loves spending time with them and her friends. Her hobbies also include gardening, golfing, and playing piano.
Lexi is a licensed cosmetologist who started at FCD in 2022, working in patient relations and marketing. She has a strong passion for the beauty and aesthetic industry but is equally passionate about customer service. Lexi is originally from the Fargo/Moorhead area and continues to enjoy her summers at the lake with family, friends, and her Goldendoodle Scout. She also enjoys nannying, shopping, traveling and quality time with loved ones.
Hayley has been working in the medical community for over 10 years and joined the FCD Patient Relations team in May 2022. She is both a licensed cosmetologist with medication knowledge and a certified Epic builder who is a go-to for troubleshooting in the office. She also loves helping patients develop personalized skincare routines. Outside of the office, Hayley is an animal lover and lives with her husband, two children, and their pets: a Cat, a Boston Terrier, and a Lab. She also has a passion for gardening, hiking, and traveling.
Anna came to FCD in 2020 as a patient relations coordinator. She holds a Master's in Organizational Leadership from Creighton University and utilizes her organizational skills by coordinating the jigsaw puzzling of the schedules. Anna loves to spend her free time with her nephew Carter, her best fur buddy Harper, coaching girls volleyball, as well as time at the lake with family and friends. Some of her favorite FCD services are the SkinPen with PRP, neurotoxins, and the FD signature facial.