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


We’re psyched to have Sam as our Lead Concierge! This customer service whiz takes pride in his ability to wear a smile 24/7. Sam consistently works to ensure our guest’s needs aren’t just met, but exceeded. His passion for the hospitality industry as a whole is as apparent as his dedication to making those around him feel warm and welcome. On weekends, you may find this former cheerleader exploring downtown Ann Arbor with his roommates or visiting his mom and baby sister.


Bri ThomasBRI_WEB


Our capable concierge, Bri, grew up in the land of strange weather patterns and the last of the dinosaurs: Ohio! Her fun personality, passion for teamwork, and penchant for customer service make her a serious asset to our guests. This Jane-of-all-trades adores art, literature, science, fashion, and more. With a love of sharing her knowledge with those around her, we sure are glad she brought her skills (and herself) to the mitten! 


Julie Eckertjulie_web


With a passion for going above and beyond to help guests and coworkers alike, Julie seriously strengthens our concierge squad. A people-person at heart, Julie is approachable, adores making new friends, and loves to laugh. When she’s not taking care of the spa, this self-proclaimed “non-girlie-girl” loves watching college football and spending as much time as she can enjoying the outdoors.



Leigh SellLeigh_Scallop

Lead Esthetician


In need of a fantastic facial? Leigh is a our skincare expert and Lead Esthetician. With an astonishing understanding of anti-aging practices, Leigh will help you achieve your youngest, healthiest skin. When she’s not helping our clients find the Fountain of Youth Leigh loves spending time with her daughters, hiking, and doing hot yoga. 

Schedule with Leigh!


Kelly SmithKelly Green



For high velocity waxing services, book with Kelly! She’ll make your wax as quick and painless as can be. An Esthetician with us for over four years, Kelly is an expert at putting first-time wax-ers at ease. Outside of work, Kelly loves spending time with friends and family (including her adorable son, Leo). Her ideal night is spent relaxing around a bonfire with loved-ones.

Schedule with Kelly!



Dani Parkerdanielle-parker

Lead Beauty Specialist & Esthetician


Dani is our Esthetician extraordinaire! This former New Yorker’s knack for delivering on client needs make her almost fifteen years of experience apparent. Dani is a “Jane” of all trades when it comes to her work as an esthetician. From her dynamic, award-winning facials to her ability to create the perfect brow arch, she’s constantly achieving. When she’s not hard at work making sure her clients have an amazing experience, Dani loves spending time with her family and their puppy, Maize!

Schedule with Dani!


Bonnie Stuartbonniescallop

Cosmetologist & Acne Specialist


Make-Up magician or Waxing Wizard? With Bonnie you get both. Versed in a variety of services, she proves that sometimes you really can do it all! From blushing brides to savvy singles, Bonnie will help you look and feel your best! Outside of work, Bonnie loves spending time with her daughter/partner in crime, Emma. 

Schedule with Bonnie!

Pamela GreenerPAM

Esthetician & Acne Specialist


Pamela’s healing capabilities and relaxed demeanor make her a great esthetician. She’s beyond passionate about her guests and their wellbeing. Pamela has a holistic approach to health and wellness that permeates her life. On weekends you may find her rollerblading (weather permitting), caring for her herb garden, or working on her cookbook of nutritious, organic recipes!

Schedule with Pamela!


Kimmie Longsworthkimmie



This hardworking lady studied and trained to be an esthetician right here at Vis-a-Vis! Kimmie’s attention to detail and passion for her work have made her an instant fave among our guests (her snappy whit and sweet disposition don’t hurt either)! Drop your concerns at the door. Kimmie’s got you covered. Your relaxation starts here. 

Schedule with Kimmie!


Abbee Taeffabbee_scallop


Miss Abbee started out as a concierge at Vis-a-Vis. Through hard work, determination, incredible talent (and an apprenticeship with Dani) we’re proud to announce she’s now an esthetician! Her passion for creating strong customer relationships make her an instant guest favorite. When she’s not busy at the spa, Abbee loves writing, quoting movies, and binge watching HGTV. On weekends you’ll find her hanging out with either her cat (Phoebe) or her boyfriend (if Phoebe has a prior engagement.)

Schedule with Abbee!
Massage Therapists

Allie SchmierAllie_Web
Lead Massage Therapist


We adore having Allie as a part of our massage squad! Her attention to detail and caring demeanor make her a pro when it comes to helping our guests relax.  Allie’s passion for meditation and stress management are a perfect fit for Vis-a-Vis. When she’s not exercising her expert massage technique, Allie loves spending time with her fiancé, their sweet baby girl, and their cats, Lucille and Klaus.

Schedule with Allie!


Millie WebsterMillie Green

Massage Therapist


Millie met our founder, Melissa, in massage school and has been with us from the beginning! Millie uses her talent for providing maximum tranquility in her famous revolutionary relaxation massage. Her yogic tendencies come through in her passion for helping her clients find a balance between mind, health, and wellness.  

Schedule with Millie!

Noelle DonaldsonNoelle-Web

Massage Therapist


This multi-talented lady specializes in BOTH massage and cosmetology. Noelle is passionate about promoting natural healing in her guests. Whether she’s executing an amazing deep tissue massage or providing the perfect mani/pedi, Noelle prides herself on helping people achieve calm and confidence. When she’s not making V-a-V a better place, Noelle loves to travel, practice yoga, and hang with her pets!

Schedule with Noelle!





Salon Staff



Colby Smithcolby-scallop

Salon Coordinator


Classy and sassy, Colby absolutely oozes suave style. He keeps our salon services cutting-edge and has a genuine passion for getting you gorgeous! 

Schedule with Colby!


Emmarie NormanEmmarie_Web



We’re positively over-the-moon to have Emmarie as part of our amazing salon team! Her passion for a thorough consult is matched only by her ability to instruct guests on at-home styling. Whether she’s delivering a dazzling do or an expert mani/pedi, Emmarie loves making her guests feel confident and cared for. On weekends, you may find this Michigan native camping Up North, cooking, or relaxing with her pug puppy, Willow.
Schedule with Emmarie!


Autumn JennessAutumn_Web



With a passion for making guests look and feel their most beautiful, Autumn is a favorite among guests and staff alike! Formerly a stylist at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, she decided to bring her talents downstate and we couldn’t be more pleased. When it comes to fun color and amazing up-dos, Autumn is an expert. When she’s not expressing her creativity at Vis-a-Vis, you may find Autumn practicing guitar or spending time at the lake with friends and family.

Schedule with Autumn!

Samantha LattaSamantha_Web



Samantha’s honesty and ability to connect with her guests make her an essential asset to our team of stylists. Samantha loves promoting relaxation and helping others feel beautiful and confident. Her knack for creating the perfect highlight and specialization in bridal up-dos and vintage-inspired styles never cease to impress! When she’s not helping her guests achieve the ultimate cut and color, you may find Samantha practicing yoga, hanging out with family and friends or spending time outdoors!

Schedule with Samantha!