Our Team

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Mark Petroff, MD

Medical Director/Owner
Since 1989

Mark is a very artistically talented surgeon and wonderful employer. Dr. Petroff is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS) and is a fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

“Facial Plastic Surgery is an incredible, life-changing experience for patients … both physically, and more importantly emotionally. Through these transformations and positive life changes, my staff and I are continually rewarded and reminded of the important role we play when patients select The Petroff Center to pursue self-improvement through cosmetic surgery.” -Mark Petroff.

Proudest sports moment: When my oldest son won the high school state golf championship.

TV show you never miss: “The Masters”

Do you have children: I have 3 amazing children and 2 adorable labradoodles.

How long have you been married: I have been married for 27 years to my wife, Karen.

Hobbies: Golf, tennis and wine.

office-karen-1Karen Petroff

Marketing Coordinator
Since 1989

Karen started the practice with her husband in 1989 and then took some time off to raise their 3 children. She rejoined the practice in 2003. She has incredible knowledge and background in sales and marketing, and is responsible for all aspects of advertising for the practice.

“I love watching how our entire staff works to provide the best care for all of our patients. We are very fortunate to have such a talented and caring staff.” -Karen Petroff.

A Hobby? Running, snow skiing, and working out with friends.

A Song? Anything by Michele Bublé or Karen Carpenter

Proud Accomplishment? My three children and running the Portland marathon.

Favorite sport to watch? Our son’s high school football games.

Favorite coffee drink? Peet’s triple shot, nonfat latte with extra foam.

Dream profession? A backup singer for Michele Bublé. A girl can dream!

KristaKrista Donahue

Since 1998

Krista began working with Dr. Petroff back at his 1200 square foot office at St. Vincent Hospital, and has assisted him throughout the transition and growth of his practice. Krista is responsible for the coordination and management of the clinic, medspa and surgery center.

“I thoroughly enjoy this field of medicine. Our patients are typically healthy individuals and I enjoy seeing the transformations from the inside out.” -Krista Donahue.

What is your best achievement? I have successfully raised an amazing young man who is extremely ambitious and well-rounded. Despite the many challenges in our lives, he is currently attending college at the University of Montana and pursuing his dreams. The best part is that he shares everything with me and he is a great communicator. One day he will make a wonderful husband to someone very special.

My favorite sports memory? Brandon Roy game winner vs. Houston Rockets 11/6/08.

What is your motto? You can do anything at least once, but you might die in the process of trying.

Craziest thing you have ever done? I ran Hood to Coast with several co-workers from the Petroff Center. I wouldn’t necessarily call myself a runner so I volunteered to take the first leg which had the least amount of miles to run. However, the first 6 miles downhill from Timberline did a sweet number on my legs! Hence, this is where I came up with the motto listed above!

Where did you meet your spouse? We technically met on MySpace in 2006.

Are you a Native Oregonian? No, I was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and moved to Oregon in 1986.

Mallory Melius

Patient Coordinator
Since 2017

Mallory greets everyone with a smile serving as our Patient Coordinator.  A native Oregonian, she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Science at the University of Oregon, with a minor in Human Physiology. While working on her degree, Mallory was also in charge of new member education for her Alpha Phi sorority. Mallory’s bright personality and desire to learn makes her a perfect fit for our team!  We are confident that her warm demeanor will make everyone feel welcome!

Favorite sport to watch: Football – Go Ducks!

What is your motto: Everything happens for a reason

A dream vacation: Fiji or Bora Bora

What book are you currently reading: Wired to Eat by Robb Wolf

Your best beauty secret: Always take your makeup off before bed and of course use sunscreen!

What is one thing you cannot do without: Food!

If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be? Mexican

Brianne Laws

Surgical Coordinator
Since 2005

Brianne is a very professional and outgoing individual. She meets with all prospective patients, providing them a detailed quote following their consultation with Dr. Petroff. Brianne works directly with our patients to coordinate and schedule all aspects of their surgery.

“I love being able to get to know patients on a personal level, and seeing them from their first consultation through their recovery period.” -Brianne Laws.

A dream vacation: An all-inclusive trip to the Maldives—I’d lay on the beach with a cocktail for days on end.

Children: I have one son named Barrett

Favorite TV shows? Definitely “This is Us” and “Designated Survivor”

What is one thing you cannot do without: I’ll be dramatic and say coffee. Of course I can go without it but why in the world would I want to do that?!?

What’s playing in your car right now? Probably a Top 40 station but I go back to my roots a lot and listen to country too!

What do you do for fun? I’m a homebody!  I love spending time with my son, friends and family, going boating in the summer, playing Yahtzee and I love wine tasting!

kelseyKelsey Wells, RN

ASC Nurse Manager
Since 2013

Kelsey began her employment as a Medical Assistant with the Petroff Center in 2007. She left in 2010 to complete her education, returning to the Petroff Center as a Registered Nurse in 2013. Kelsey provides a deep sense of compassion and attentiveness to all of our patients. She coordinates all aspects of the patients’ surgical care, pre and post operatively.

“Being a nurse in the field of cosmetic surgery requires an elevated level of customer service and emotional support. I love being able to meet so many wonderful patients and customize my nursing practice to each of my patients’ needs.” –Kelsey Wells

What character trait do you most admire? Kindness

What book are you currently reading? Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg.

What drives you to achieve great results in your department and how did you get it right? People. Even though I do this every day, my patients don’t go through this surgical experience everyday. I am constantly inspired to make each patient’s experience a good one, and that desire to connect with each person is what drives me. I know what a difference strong emotional support can make and I want people to reflect on their experience with us, and feel prepared and supported every step of the way.

Your best beauty secret? Working for a facial plastic surgeon, using our products and spa services as often as possible!

What is the one thing you cannot do without? My family. I’m thankful to be married to an amazing man, and we have twin toddlers – a boy and a girl, Sam and Emmy. The three of them are the absolute light of my life! We also have a family dog, a big black lab mix who loves the kids almost as much as we do!

What do you most like to do to unwind? Relax at home with my family, play with my kids, enjoy a glass of wine or good book (or both!), or sit outside and soak in the sunshine with my friends and family.

JackieJackie MacDonald, CST

Certified Surgical Technologist
Since 2014

Jackie is a very thorough, meticulous and efficient employee. She is employed as a Surgical Technologist and provides direct support for Dr. Petroff in all aspects of surgical care. Jackie comes to the Petroff Center with 6 years of experience in multiple surgical specialties including general surgery, plastics, gynecology and orthopedics.

What is your dream vacation? A luxury beach holiday in Bali staying in a fully-serviced water bungalow where I have a private chef, masseuse and an endless supply of clean white towels to dry me off after jumping in and out of the water all day.

What is the one thing you cannot do without? My son Nathaniel.

Craziest thing you’ve ever done? I bought myself a skydiving jump for Mother’s Day 2013. It was both terrifying and exhilarating and I can’t wait to do it again.

What is your dream job? To work as a nurse for Life Flight, the non-profit air medical service. It’d be so AWESOME to both fly and save lives!

Best advice anyone has ever given you? My mom told me to follow my heart and move to Oregon from Chicago in 1996. That particular memory of her telling me to “go-for-it” is one of the most vivid memories I have of her.

If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be? Tacos!

HeidiHeidi Strickland

Medical Assistant
Since 2011

Heidi joined the Petroff Center in September of 2011, contributing her professionalism and creativity. Heidi has ambitiously taken on her role as our Medical Assistant, excelling in all areas of her job. She assists with the pre and post-operative care of our patients. She is a versatile employee and a strong asset to the Petroff Center.

“I love my job because it provides me the opportunity to interact with customers and watch people’s lives change for the better.” -Heidi Ter Har.

What’s playing in your car right now? Country music or 60’s (I love the oldies it always makes me feel happy)

Where did you go to school? Seaside High School and The University of Oregon! GO DUCKS!!

What is your best achievement so far? Finally, getting married after we have dated for 5 ½ years.

What do you do for fun/hobbies? I enjoy cooking, quilting, traveling and going wine tasting with my husband.

Favorite TV shows? I am a TV junkie. I love detective shows such as “Castle” and “Law & Order.” I also like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Downton Abby.”

Siblings? I have older twin sisters.

Karli Annett

Esthetician / Medical Assistant
Since 2016

Karli is a professional, educated and cheerful employee.   As a 15-year resident of Lake Oswego, she graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Merchandising Management.   She went on to further her education and pursue her true passion of esthetics with the Aveda Institute of Portland.  Karli radiates positive energy as she thoroughly assesses and creates treatment plans for her patients.  She is an asset to our team, and we are so thankful to have her!

“My favorite part of the industry is getting to help patients boost their self-confidence. I truly believe that healthy skin is the best accessory a person can have.” –Karli Annett

What is your biggest achievement so far?  Marrying my wonderful husband in August 2016.

Your best beauty secret? I make sure to drink a lot of water and ALWAYS wear sunscreen (yes, even when it’s raining)!!

Where did you go to school? I went to Lake Oswego High School, Oregon State University, and finished at Aveda Institute of Portland.

What is your favorite saying? “Find out who you are and do it on purpose” –Dolly Parton

A Dream Vacation: I eventually want to travel Europe but I would be pretty happy anywhere on a beach, in the sun, with a drink in my hand!

What is playing in your car right now? Country! New or old I love it all

JennaJenna Foster

Esthetician / Medical Assistant
Since June 2012

Jenna is a highly qualified and successful esthetic professional offering vast knowledge of skin care and a profound passion for her work. She graduated from the Euro Institute of Skincare in 2006, specializing in the anatomy, physiology and care of the skin using a blend of both holistic and medical, results-oriented approach.

“I enjoy the time I get to know my clients personally and the chance I get to help them address their skin concerns. It is rewarding to witness the transformation of their skin and to see them become educated about its functions.” -Jenna Foster.

What’s playing in your car right now? D’angelo! I love R&B/Soul and I’m a crazed fan of his music.

Where did you go to school? I went to the University of Oregon and then to the Euro Institute of Skincare.

Your best beauty secret? I do PCA chemical peels once a month and have a daily maintenance routine with active skincare.

What is the best advice you have ever been given? When making major decisions you should always use your head, and then listen to your heart to confirm. Be practical and don’t overdramatize anything. It will keep you happy and life simple.

Do you have any children? Yes. My son Finn. He is just as sweet as can be! He has completely changed my life and I am so in love!

Where did you meet your spouse? I met my husband Ross in high school originally, but lost track of him until college when a friend reconnected us. We have been married since 2006.

Petroff_Whitney_Web%20File_7440Whitney Zimmer

Esthetician / Medical Assistant
Since 2015

Whitney joins our practice as an esthetician with 4 years of experience and a bachelor’s degree from Portland State University in Liberal Arts. Whitney completed additional training from the International Dermal Institute to further her knowledge in international skincare techniques, diseases and disorders of the skin.

Whitney’s love for the art of brow shaping began while with working with Anastasia Sakar of Anastasia Beverly Hills, and she has also worked as a freelance make-up artist. We are very excited about her additional skills and background that will strengthen our team.

What’s playing in your car right now? Romeo Santos. I have a (not so secret) love for Spanish music! Five years in Los Angeles will do that; you can even catch me singing along.

What is your favorite food? Salad! Seriously.

What do you do for fun? I spend most of my free time either at the gym taking one of my favorite work out classes or drinking wine with friends! I find it to be the perfect healthy balance.

What book are you currently reading? Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg. It’s about encouraging women to pursue their ambitions and changing the conversation of what we can’t do to what we can do.

TV show you never miss? “Property Brothers,” “Love it or List it,” “Rehab” addict! I have a passion for interior design and find myself watching episode after episode of practically anything on HGTV.

Your best beauty secret? TAKE THE DAY OFF! Never hit the sack without taking off your makeup. I keep an emergency supply of face wipes in my nightstand, just in case I have an extra late night.