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About Us

At Westhaven Aesthetics & Wellness, our goal is to cherish and nurture the whole person.  We want our clients to feel refreshed, beautiful and confident.  Our priority is to help you look your best and feel even better.

Our services and amazing practitioners will leave you feeling like a new person and energized for all that life has to offer.  

We look forward to you becoming a part of our Westhaven family!

Our Providers

Sarah McNeil, APRN, CRNA - Provider/Injector

Sarah is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse who specializes in non-surgical facial and body rejuvenation.  She is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia and Old Dominion University, and is board certified in anesthesiology.  Sarah has trained under some of the best injectors in the country and has a passion for aesthetics, patient safety, and teaching.  She brings a unique quality to Westhaven, offering comfortable face and body injections with her extensive anatomy, anesthesia, and pain management knowledge.  

If you are looking for a youthful and natural look, book an appointment for a full consultation to help you feel like the most refreshed version of yourself!  Sarah uses a combination of injections alongside the most cutting-edge equipment available to achieve your goals.  She believes strongly in educating her patients so they feel confident and empowered in the decisions they make regarding their treatments.  You will leave her chair feeling proud and excited about your choices!

Kimberly McNeil, Pharm. D. - Pharmacist/Associate

 

Kimberly has over 10 years of pharmaceutical experience and provides Westhaven Aesthetics & Wellness with a wealth of knowledge related to the products and services we offer.  She received her Doctorate in Pharmacy from Campbell University in 2016.  Kimberly also specializes in laser services, facials, and non-surgical lift procedures. 

 

Kimberly has a passion for aesthetics, skin & body rejuvenation, and complete wellness.  

If you are interested in learning more about our laser hair removal, IPL Photofacial, Salt Facial, Ultherapy, or have questions about the other products and services we offer, Kimberly will be happy to assist you!   

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Lorna Vega- Licensed Esthetician

 

Lorna is a Licensed Esthetician with over 8 years of experience.  Lorna brings highly skilled and specialized services to Westhaven such as lip blushing, scalp micropigmentation, microblading, and microshading.  Her advanced certifications for mega lashes, microblading, and scalp micropigmentation were obtained in California and in Las Vegas.  

Lorna is an Ashe County native and is passionate about the beauty industry.  In her free time, Lorna enjoys spending time with her two children, Cristian and Kora.  She also enjoys working out.   

Silvia Durango- Massage Therapist

 

Silvia graduated from the Body Therapy Institute as a Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist and brings over 8 years of massage therapy experience to Westhaven.  She chose a career in massage therapy because she has always enjoyed helping others.  As part of the massage therapy Silvia provides, clients will be educated on exercises & modalities they can do at home that will benefit them & bring awareness to their bodies as part of their therapy.  Swedish, Deep Tissue, Geriatric, & Prenatal are all massage modalities offered by Silvia.

 

Silvia enjoys spending time with family & friends, being outdoors, and finding creative outlets in her free time.    

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Kattie Krips- Office Assistant

 

Kattie brings several years of medical office experience to our Westhaven crew.  She thrives on being a part of a progressive medspa and enjoys interacting with all of our clients.  Kattie will help schedule your appointments, educate you on our services & products, and can help with just about any other questions you may have!

In her free time, Kattie enjoys photography, traveling, and spending time with her family.  

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Tara Burgher- Medical Director

 

Dr. Tara Burgher is a Board Certified Family Physician who has been practicing in Ashe County for several years.  She completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Disorders at Appalachian State University.  She then went on to complete her Doctor of Audiology at the University of Louisville.  Dr. Burgher then earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Des Moines University and completed a Rural Obstetric Rural Expanded Surgical Skills Track fellowship to further enhance her surgical and procedural skills.  

 

From her training and experience, Dr. Burgher believes health and wellness is not just a medication for a health issue, but can be a combination of self-care activities such as acupuncture, massage and body work therapy, intravenous hydration, and medical grade infrared sauna.  Dr. Burgher thoroughly enjoys taking time with her patients to ensure that they are taking care of their mind, body, and spirit, as well as their medical conditions.  She even focuses on nutrition and exercise with her patients and strives to always nurture the whole person.  These passions led Dr. Burgher to join the Westhaven team in January 2023 where she serves as our Medical Director.  

 

When she is not taking care of her patients you can find Dr. Burgher outside hiking and exploring the outdoors in beautiful Ashe County with her two children, Hank and Etta.   

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