Meet the Team
Andrew D. McAllister, D.O.
Dr. McAllister is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in the art of aesthetic plastic surgery. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology at the Florida State University and went on to complete medical school at the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. After an internship in the SUMMA Health System at Western Reserve Hospital, Dr. McAllister completed a general surgery residency in the SUMMA Health System in the Akron/Cleveland, Ohio area.
During Dr. McAllister’s surgical residency training, he was honored with several awards. The Ohio University Outstanding Resident Award, Chief General Surgery Resident of Western Reserve Hospital, and the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Research and Education Scientific Paper Award to name a few.
Shannon Younger, M.H.S., PA-C
Shannon Younger is a board-certified physician assistant that began her career in aesthetics in 2017. After receiving her Masters of Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies in 2016, she immediately began her aesthetic career training under multiple dermatologists and plastic surgeons. She continues to make education a top priority, attending advanced trainings regularly.
Prior to joining Dr. McAllister at 30A Medical Spa in 2021, Shannon had previously worked in dermatology and as a national Clinical Laser Trainer for Lumenis, a leading laser device company. She focuses on delivering natural results, creating an individualized plan for each client.
Shannon specializes in injectables, facial balancing, and aesthetic laser treatments. She treats multiple skin concerns and prioritizes a medical grade skincare regimen to keep a healthy, radiant complexion. She believes the journey to anti-aging or maintaining a refreshed look requires education, consistency, and commitment.
Shannon lives in Panama City Beach with her husband and daughter.
Karen Tayes, A.P.R.N.
Karen Tayes is a board certified nurse practitioner that specializes in aesthetic medicine. After spending several decades in emergency medicine and pre-hospital care, Karen transitioned into aesthetics joining Dr. McAllister in May 2021.
Karen started in the medical industry as an EMT then continued her education by receiving her paramedic certification from Gulf Coast State College as well as a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Services from the University South Alabama. In 2000, Karen became an RN and went on to obtain her BSN and MSN – FNP from Walden University. She is also currently a National Registered Paramedic and Certified Emergency Nurse. As an RN, Karen worked in the Emergency Department and for the last 19 years, she has been an educator and a flight RN doing clinical care transport with the University of Florida Shandscair program.
The last few years, Karen has worked hard to become knowledgeable in aesthetics and has been trained by some of the best in the field. She feels collaboration is paramount in this industry; therefore, she has traveled all over the US to learn from some of the most elite professionals. Karen is constantly learning and prides herself on continuing education to learn the latest techniques to grow her aesthetic skills. She is passionate in helping others on their beauty journey to become their best selves using the art of natural results with the safest techniques.
Karen’s proudest accomplishment is becoming a mother to her two kids that are following in her footsteps. Her son is a firefighter and daughter is pursuing her nursing degree. In her spare time, Karen enjoys fishing, camping, diving, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Kacie has been an integral part of 30A Medical Spa since 2018 after she graduated from the Soothing Arts School of Massage and Skin Care in Miramar, Florida. She will immediately set you at ease with her warm smile and calm personality.
Kacie will spend ample time with her clients to discuss what treatment options would be effective based on their skin concerns. She will also make recommendations for continued skin care regimens at home, which she encourages for all of her patients.
Kacie specializes in customized facials, HydraFacials, chemical peels, microneedling, and clinical skincare. She’s also passionate about nonsurgical body contouring and skin tightening treatments. In her spare time, Kacie enjoys family time, horseback riding, and all things outdoors.
Licensed Aesthetician & Certified Permanent Makeup Artist
Jennifer has been with 30A Medical Spa since January of 2022. She is a certified Permanent Makeup Artist specializing in brows microblading, powder brows, lip blushing and eyeliner. Jennifer also performs areola tattoo restoration and scar camouflage.
Jennifer is also a graduate of the Facial Esthetics program at Soothing Arts School in Miramar, Florida and the Laser Hair Removal and Electrolysis Program at Cindy Cassady School. She also specializes in HydraFacials, chemical peels, microneedling, and laser hair reduction.
Balancing Jennifer’s natural qualities of being very detailed oriented and her soft personal touch, she prides herself on taking the time to understand her clients aesthetic goals and creating the right personalized plan to achieve their desired results. Jennifer resides in Panama City Beach Florida with her husband and three children.
Daphne Lewis, L.M.T.
Alexa Cuiska, L.M.T.
Alexa’s passion for massage therapy started at a young age, wanting to help loved ones who suffered from chronic pain and muscle injuries. She graduated Massage Therapy School in Texas in 2002 and later earned her National Massage Certification in 2012.
Alexa has studied several modalities through the years, including Swedish, sports massage, prenatal, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, and lymphatic drainage. While in Texas, her practice also included labor massage for pain management and postpartum massage for recovery after birth. Alexa moved to Florida in 2022 with her husband and son. She is excited to bring her love of massage therapy to Inlet Beach and the surrounding areas.
When not massaging, Alexa loves going to the beach and soaking up the sun with family and friends.
Tiffany Dauphin, L.M.T.
Front Desk Coordinator
With strong organizational and communication skills, Ali keeps the office running smoothly and is the friendly face you see when you walk in our spa.
Ali’s experience in this field allows her to be creative in problem-solving and help maintain client expectations while also prioritizing excellent customer service. Ali’s multitasking skills, efficiency and attention to detail help to ensure that our practice consistently provides the highest level of patient care and service.