Our Staff

Our StaffOur Staff

Nice to meet you!

We’ve got a terrific team at Vis-a-Vis! Our staff offers a wealth of knowledge, talent, and experience within the industry. We have amazing estheticians, magnificent massage therapists, a super salon staff, and incredible concierge crew who are all dedicated to insuring you have an excellent experience with us. Thank so much for being our valued guest. We look forward to working with you!

Meet our talented team!

Below you’ll find staff portraits and fun bios. We’re super proud of each and every one of our Vis-a-Vis team members. Thanks for taking the time to check out the employees who make us great :)

Melissa - Owner

Melissa MuellerMelissa Purple 

Esthetician, Massage Therapist, & Owner


Melissa conceived Vis-a-Vis out of a desire to make spa services affordable and convenient, without sacrificing a drop of luxury. From there, she founded Vis-a-Vis’ in-house skincare line, V2, and the Vis-a-Vis Acne Clinic. 

She is a nationally certified Massage Therapist and licensed Esthetician. Melissa served on the Michigan Board of Massage Therapy. A graduate of both the Douglas J. Aveda Institute and the Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy, Melissa is strongly committed to learning everything there is to know about her fields. She has attended workshops with Ryder Makeup Labs, LaStone Therapy, Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, PCA Skin, Sacred Lomi and more. 

Andy - CFO

Andy MuellerAndy_Scallop

Chief Fix-It Officer


Our Chief Fix-It Officer, Andy, is truly a Renaissance man! Whether our wifi wavers or our finances need filing, he’s our guy. When he’s not doing his darndest to make sure Vis-a-Vis is running like a well-oiled machine, Andy is full-time caregiver to 8 animals: 2 dogs, 4 cats, and 2 daughters. On top of that, he’s a skilled botanist. You’re sure to see his green thumb at work around the spa, as we love to feature his vibrant vegetation!


Marissa - Director of Operations

Marissa Sherousemarissa

Director of Operations


Marissa is our in-house bookworm and Administrator. Her passion for the written word is displayed through her nerdy excitement when managing paperwork and proofing copies. As a Distinguished Scholar award recipient, Marissa hopes to continue her adventures in writing by one day writing novels. With a clever wit and dry sense of humor like hers, we cannot wait to read!


Sam WilsonSAM_WEB
Lead Concierge


Sam began working at Vis-a-Vis in July 2016 and is probably the happiest person you will come across in the service industry. He studied Hospitality and Event management in college and is excited to put his knowledge to use at Vis-a-Vis. As Lead Concierge, he’s committed leading the concierge team in ensuring that they do everything within their power to make our guests happy, be it a large or small task. He wants guests to leave 100% satisfied with their experience.


Bri ThomasBRI_WEB


Bri started working at Vis-a-Vis in June 2016. She stands behind Vis-a-Vis’s amazing quality of services. She is willing to assist anyone, and is ready to go above and beyond to make sure our guests are taken care of!


Julie Eckertjulie_web


Julie’s been with Vis-a-Vis since May 2016 and has been a rock star ever since. She has twenty years of customer service under her belt and uses that to help her give the quality one-on-one experience that makes Vis-a-Vis different from other spas.


Winston Quiney

Executive Concierge & Administrative Assitant 


Winston has been with Vis-a-Vis in July 2017. His empathetic nature pushes him to give our guests the level of service he’d like to receive and views it as the most important thing he does here. Winston finds this an easy task though because, in his own words, “Vis-a-Vis is a rare place where everyone genuinely loves what they do.”


Ilana Soumekhian


Ilana was familiar with Vis-a-Vis’s customer service long before coming to work for us in June 2017. She’s been a long time guest and knows the standard we perform at. Ilana brings a wonderful enthusiasm and passion to her position as concierge and is always happy to help.


Lisa Koch


Lisa has been with Vis-a-vis since July 2017. Lisa has an abundance of positive energy that she channels into taking care of our guests, assisting them so that their interactions with Vis-a-Vis goes smoothly. She wants each guest to feel like they are treated well and taken care of whenever working with us.


Amber Zander


Amber joined the Vis-a-Vis team in August 2017. She has a bright upbeat personality. While she works at refining her skills to become part of our salon staff, she’s utilizing her already natural ability to make people comfortable and taken care of as a concierge member. She knows that whether as a stylist or a concierge member, providing the guest with solutions, compassion, and positivity is key to great customer service.


Paige Thompson


Paige started at Vis-a-Vis in September 2017. Paige has a passion for making people happy, which makes her a great addition to our concierge team. Paige loves talking with our guests and making sure that their needs are truly being met.




Shelby came to Vis-a-Vis in October 2017. She loves the Vis-a-Vis atmosphere and how we strive to completely transform someone’s day/week/etc through our high standard services. Shelby is willing to go the extra mile for our guests. No request is too small to accommodate when it comes to making sure guests are 100% satisfied with their Vis-a-Vis experience.


Leigh SellLeigh_Scallop

Lead Esthetician


Leigh has been with Vis-a-Vis since September 2014 and has been a practicing esthetician for over ten years.  Her calming personality and extensive skincare knowledge make her a great choice for anyone looking to get into our skincare services, especially our Scientifique facials. She loves to help people find a good regimen that will work with their skin.


Schedule with Leigh!


Kelly SmithKelly Green



Kelly started working at Vis-a-Vis in March 2012 and has been licensed since 2011. Kelly cares about all of her guests and wants the time she spends with them to be relaxing if not a little therapeutic. Kelly loves to build great rapport with her guest, and she is known by them (and greatly loved) for her speedy and efficient waxing.

Schedule with Kelly!



Dani Parkerdanielle-parker

Lead Esthetician


Dani came to Vis-a-Vis in April 2015 and has been a licensed esthetician for over fifteen years. She knows esthetics like a fish knows how to swim. Whether waxing or skincare, you’re in good hands, so lie back and enjoy Dani’s skill and NY personality.

Schedule with Dani!


Bonnie Stuartbonniescallop

Cosmetologist & Acne Specialist


Bonnie started at Vis-a-Vis in August 2013. She’s been licensed for 14 years. Overall, she loves getting to know her guests, talking with them as well as helping them. Lately, she’s been focused on waxing services, especially brows, but she’s also a makeup queen. Bonnie’s a legit beauty badass.

Schedule with Bonnie!


Pamela GreenerPAM

Esthetician & Acne Specialist


Pam joined the Vis-a-Vis team in December 2015, not long after she was licensed. Pam is our current Acne Specialist. She’s great in the room, working hands-on with her guests, but she’s also amazing at keeping up with them outside of the treatment room making sure their regimen is working for their skin in every season and being a resource for their skincare.

Schedule with Pamela!


Kimmie Longsworthkimmie



Kimmie was hired as a concierge in December 2014, and she could not be stopped. She jumped into an apprenticeship with Melissa (of the ownership variety) and quickly became licensed in February 2016.  She’s an artist. She’s a nerd. But most of all she’s the girl that will help you find a skincare regimen that’s going to change your life. She doesn’t use anything on her face that she didn’t buy here. And her skin is hella flawless.

Schedule with Kimmie!


Abbee Taeffabbee_scallop


Abbee started as a concierge in December 2015. She worked hard under the tutelage of our very owner Dani Parker, eventually getting licensed as an esthetician in February 2017. She has a passion for skincare, furthering her education so that she’ll perform bomb Acne Services for guests. In the meantime, she’s our Lash Lift guru, doing more of them than just about anyone at Vis-a-Vis.

Schedule with Abbee!


Emily Smith



Emily started at Vis-a-Vis in June 2017 and has been licensed since 2012. Emily is super sweet and works hard to exceed the expectations of her guests. She loves skincare and is excited to be able to offer her skincare skills to Vis-a-Vis guests. In addition, she’s really getting fab feedback with her brow wax and tint services. Schedule with her if you want on point brow defining.

Schedule with Emily!


Amy Savercool
V2 Portrait_Amy



Amy started working at Vis-a-Vis in September 2017. She obtained her license in 2014. Amy understands that many guests may not be naturally comfortable in the waxing services she provides, so she makes an extra effort to ensure that her guests’ nerves are calmed and that they are educated in how to care for and maintain the results of the services. Amy is available to perform both waxing and skincare services. Schedule a Brazilian or a facial with her.

Schedule with Amy!
Massage Therapists

Allie SchmierAllie_Web
Lead Massage Therapist


Allie joined the Vis-a-Vis team in May of 2016 and has been licensed since 2013. Allie is great at working with guests to give them the type of service they need that day. She’s trained in ashiatsu bar therapy along with a number of modalities such as a holistic approach to massage that allows her to give her guests the maximum amount of relief and relaxation.

Schedule with Allie!


Millie WebsterMillie Green

Massage Therapist


Millie has essentially been here from the start of both her career as a massage therapist and Vis-a-Vis as a business. Millie sees massage as one step in self-care. She hopes to aid her guests in achieving balance in mind, body, and spirit. She’s trained in oncology massage, so she’s skilled in light, calming touch while still relieving the aches and ailments that brought you in for a massage.  

Schedule with Millie!

Noelle DonaldsonNoelle-Web

Massage Therapist


Noelle joined the Vis-a-Vis team in June 2016, which is the same time she was licensed as a massage therapist. Noelle has a calm presence, but she’s great at helping reduce and relieve stress and tension in the body. Noelle creates a soothing environment in which guests can relax and heal.

Schedule with Noelle!


Samantha TuckerSam_Web
Massage Therapist


Samantha has been with Vis-a-Vis since June 2017 but has been licensed since 2014. Since starting work here, Samantha loves performing our prenatal massages on guests. She’s a good fit for those looking to relax and refresh.

Schedule with Samantha!


Jenny Fenchel

V2_JenniferPortaitMassage Therapist


Jenny started working at Vis-a-Vis in June 2017. She’s been a licensed massage therapist since 2014. Jenny connects well with her guests which makes her a great choice if you’re new to the massage world or if you have specific ailments you are looking to find relief for over a course of time. Jenny is versatile. She has specialized in sports massage and also gives a great relaxation massage.

Schedule with Jenny!


Ida McFarland


Massage Therapist


Ida joined the Vis-a-Vis Team in June 2017 and has been a licensed massage therapist since 2006. Ida has many techniques in her repertoire but is complimented the most on her deep tissue work. Our body oils are some of her favorite products because they allow for superior muscle engagement.

Schedule with Ida!


Kirstin Gremban


Massage Therapist


Kirstin has been with Vis-a-Vis since July 2017 and licensed since October 2015. Kirstin works with her guests to assess where they are holding their stress in their bodies, then creates a plan with them to address those areas so that her guests find relief from their tension.

Schedule with Kirstin!
Salon Staff



Samantha Latta

Salon Coordinator


Samantha came to Vis-a-Vis in October of 2016, and she’s been licensed since 2008. Samantha has been in love with the salon atmosphere since second grade. Now that she’s a practitioner, she not only loves coloring hair, but making sure the hair remains healthy and strong as it goes through the coloring process. Samantha also has a strong background in men’s haircuts.

Schedule with Samantha!


Emmarie NormanEmmarie_Web



Emmarie began work with Vis-a-Vis August 2016, and has been licensed since 2014. Emmarie is a rock star at haircuts (both curly and straight hair) and scalp massages. She also enjoys a good balyage hair coloring service. Schedule with her for your next cut and color!
Schedule with Emmarie!


Autumn JennessAutumn_Web



Autumn began working at Vis-a-Vis in November of 2016. Autumn has been licensed since 2015, and has been doing updos on her sisters and their friends since middles school! She uses her creative eye to make updos that are fun and fit the individual style and needs of each of her guests.

Schedule with Autumn!

Melina Gelardi

Nail Technician 


Melina has been with Vis-a-Vis since June 2017 and has been licensed since 2014. She has a knack for nails and is the go-to girl if you are looking for any sort of nail art. Melina would like her guests to see their nails as jewels, not tools, and after a manicure or pedicure with her, you really can start to believe her on that.

Schedule with Melina!