At VIDA, we’re here to help you to be the best that you can be. If that means eliminating something that you’re self conscious about, providing you with the freedom to spend your time on something other than hair removal, or rejuvenating your skin to reveal its hidden beauty—then we’ve done our job. The renewed self-confidence that healthy, radiant skin brings can have you glowing on the inside too. Simply put, we want you to feel great in your own skin!
Dr. Thompson joins us from the east coast and midwest where she has almost a decade of experience, exclusively in the non-surgical aesthetic field. She is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, as well as being a member of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. With extensive knowledge and experience Dr. Thompson’s expertise lies in her ability to provide customized evaluations and combine treatments for maximum results with minimal downtime.
Dr. Thompson resides in Salem with her physician husband, two young boys, and their pug. She and her family enjoy time together, outdoor activities, and traveling.
Licenses & Memberships
- Board-Certified Family Physician
- Licensed by the Oregon Medical Board
- Member of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine
- Member of the American Medical Association
- Georgetown University – Family Medicine Program, 2005
- Touro University – Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, 2002
- University of California at Santa Barbara – B.S., Biology, 1998
Katie Porter, BS, RN
Katie received her nursing degree in 2004 from the prestigious Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, OR. Through her experiences working with women of all ages and backgrounds, Katie came to the realization that optimal health means feeling good on the outside as well as on the inside. She brings this passion for wellness into her aesthetic practice, and her clients appreciate her enthusiastic and holistic approach to skincare. Katie is a member of the American Association of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery, and attends ongoing trainings to keep up with the latest technology and approaches to skincare. An Oregon native, Katie lives in Salem with her husband and son.
Tiffany received her esthetician license from the NW Institute of Esthetics in Eugene. She also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in merchandising management from Oregon State University. Tiffany is committed to helping each individual obtain their healthy skincare goals. She is dedicated to making her clients look and feel beautiful from the outside in while providing a relaxing, renewing experience. Tiffany was born and raised in Salem lives here with her husband and baby girl.
Rebekah Saint-Cascisa, LE
Rebekah Saint-Cascisa is our specialist with almost a decade of experience in aesthetics in both Argentina and the US. Rebekah earned her Associate’s degree in Applied Science in Cosmetology from Mt. Hood Community College in 2008 after attending School of Esthetics in Cordoba, Argentina. She is fluent in Spanish and English which adds a valuable dimension to VIDA Aesthetic Medicine. With both her loyalty, passion for life and Cosmetology we are proud to have her on-board.
Anita Wilbur comes to us from Emerge Medical Spa in Bridgeport, and is our newest licensed aesthetician. She is a certified laser specialist who graduated from the National Laser Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona and has over 25 years of experience in the field of cosmetology. She enjoys connecting with her patients and is dedicated to making sure they experience the highest level of service and the best possible results. Anita, a native to Salem, has two daughters attending college.
Brandee Emerson, LE
Brandee Emerson is our newest licensed esthetician. She received her esthetician license from the Academy of Cosmetology Careers and recently graduated from cosmetology tattoo schooling. Brandee has worked several years in the medical field and is passionate about helping others.She is a native to Salem and has lived here all her life. She has two children and loves being a mom.