About Us

Say Hello to Our Staff

Get to know the physicians, nurses, and other members of our staff at Essence Skin Clinic. In business for over 30 years, we’re pioneers in the industry with our clinic in the Rochester area. Our team stays up to date with cutting-edge technologies, including laser and RF devices. We also do beta clinic testing to get FDA approval for new procedures and can provide referrals to Mayo Clinic if needed.

Call us today to schedule a consultation with a member of our team. You’ll love our a classy, modern and relaxing environment. It’s not sterile like a doctor’s office. We have free reserved parking right outside our door.

Jennifer Sanneman, Aesthetics Specialist

With over three decades serving in the skincare industry, Jennifer Sanneman is known for her experience and meticulous attention to detail. As the founder and CEO of Essence Skin Clinic, Jennifer welcomes new and existing clients to this state-of-the-art Rochester, Minnesota, clinic.

Throughout her career, Jennifer has worked extensively in para-dermal science, aesthetics, emergency medical technician services, permanent cosmetics, and makeup arts. With a strong education in biochemistry and specialized certification as a laser practitioner, Jennifer maintains her place at the forefront of aesthetic solutions. She’s even rated in the top 2% in the nation for injection services by Allergan, the leading pharmaceutical company behind Botox® and Juvéderm®.

Jennifer helps clients achieve their optimal skin health and beauty goals by providing cutting-edge services that are tailored to each individual client. With her strong desire to elevate the standard for high-quality skincare products, Jennifer designed a line of premium products made from scientifically proven, all-natural ingredients. This allows her to personalize skincare packages for each client and counsel them on how to care for their skin between professional services.

In 2004, Jennifer was crowned Mrs. Minnesota United States, and then went on to be crowned Mrs. Minnesota International the following year. Because of her dedication to staying involved in her community, Jennifer served on the board of Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota. She was instrumental in working with the governor to officially declare the month of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Outside of the clinic and community service opportunities, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband, David, and their six children and twelve grandchildren. Jennifer and her husband also serve as foster parents.

Brooke Sanneman, Aesthetic Nurse &
Certified Laser Specialist

Brooke, our esthetic nurse, believes that no one ages overnight and, thus, the journey back to youth is a process. There is not a one-size-fits-all equation, as each patient’s journey is unique unto themselves. Brooke will meet with you during your complimentary consultation to understand your goals. She will utilize her expertise as to how best to achieve those goals.
Brooke lives in Byron, with her children, Drake and Nash and she enjoys sporting events, outdoors, gardening, traveling, and family time.
Many patients may recognize the last name Sanneman, as Brooke’s mother is Jennifer Sanneman, the founder of Essence Skin Clinic and Essence Skin Care. Brooke is a master injector with a soft touch. She considers it a blessing and privilege to work with people, to educate them and help them achieve their skin care goals for healthy, beautiful skin.

Dr. Houserman, Medical Director

Dr. Houserman’s medical specialization is Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine with more than 31 years of experience. She graduated from University of Minnesota Medical School in 1992. 

Being meticulous, caring, and having an eye for aesthetics, Dr. Houserman and her husband ran a successful private esthetic practice in northern Minnesota. Dr. Houserman’s first love is emergency medicine. With her artistic talent and passion for emergency medicine, she is able fulfill both her passion of medicine. 

Destinee Ramirez, Advanced Esthetician

Destinee is a licensed Advanced Esthetician skilled professional who is passionate about medical grade skincare products and treatments. Destinee is an expert in customizing advanced skin care treatment options to meet the needs of each individual patient. She enjoys staying current with the latest innovations and techniques in the skincare and beauty industry by furthering her education whenever possible.


Kim Napolitano, Advanced Esthetician

Kimberly is a licensed Advanced Esthetician. She is a skilled professional who continues to train on the newest technologies and advanced classes. Her goal is to establish a personal relationship and trust with each client, so she can deliver an individualized treatment plan. Kimberly believes investing in your skin is a benefit that will last a lifetime. Client commitment and trust is her favorite part of being an esthetician and always has the best outcome for results.

Kaylee Evans, Advanced Esthetician

Kaylee is a licensed Advanced Esthetician believes a natural youthfulness and glow begins on the inside with a healthy body, mind, and spirit. She was easily drawn to the esthetics world of helping others achieve their most beautiful self-inside and out, so was eager to add medical esthetician to her skillset to make that happen. She will be offering a range of esthetic services, including customized facials, chemical and body contouring. 


Kelly Dockter, Lead Office Manager & Patient Coordinator

Kelly’s love of people is obvious the moment you walk through the doors of Essence Skin Clinic & Med Spa. As our Lead Patient Coordinator, her warm, inviting smile may be one of the first things you see at our practice. Kelly loves making our clients feel comfortable and welcome. She appreciates that pursuing your options with your skin care needs can feel a bit intimating and overwhelming at first, and she loves being a part of making you feel at ease and excited about your journey!

She can often be found helping several team members at once from various departments. This flexibility and her willingness to learn new things have made her an invaluable asset to Essence Skin Clinic.

David Sanneman, Director of Finance & Accounting

David Sanneman has been the director of finance and accounting at Essence Skin Clinic for over 28 years. His duties also include the application of computer and technical modalities to daily business practices. David is recognized as an expert in business management and has successfully consulted numerous businesses on improving their profitability and technology systems placements.

Ashley Sanneman, Part-Time & On-Call Office Manager

Ashley is our part-time and on-call office manager. She joined our team as a senior in high school, helping out the family business in the evenings and weekends. She graduated as a Dean’s Scholar, with a biology major and minor in health psychology. Ashley’s undergraduate research was in X-linked X-ist and its role in cancer prevention.

Ashley will continue her studies towards a doctorate degree as an anesthesiologist in pediatric cardiology. Away from work Ashley enjoys traveling, music, shopping, and being with friends and family.