I’m a twenty-something woman, born and raised in Montana. After a brief hiatus to experience the big ol’ world (Nebraska… yeah… I know) I’m back in Big Sky country, navigating life and working at Billings Clinic as a consultant in the Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery department. I have degrees in Medical Anthropology and Biology. I’m a lover of lazy Sunday mornings, a connoisseur of mac and cheese and I often find myself in situations that make my mother laugh and say, “what am I going to do with you.” I previously struggled to find articles about topics I was interested in, that were fun to read, down to earth and informative. Somewhere along the fruitless journey of wandering the Internet I figured, why not just trial the things I’m interested in and write about it myself. Thus, I bring you my experiences with the aesthetic side of medicine and cosmetics. Let’s do this!
Mariah Huseth, RN, MSN
I have long been interested in the aesthetic industry and faces in general. As a child I wanted to become a dermatologist but as an adult realized that being a nurse was the perfect fit for me! During nursing school I worked as a receptionist for a plastic surgery center/spa in Bismarck, ND. I worked closely with the nurses and immediately took an interest in the surgeries and treatments they performed. I also worked part-time while I was in school for an FNP who performed many laser procedures and Botox injections. In 2011, I graduated from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND with my BSN degree and went on to work in an acute care setting. I obtained my MSN degree in 2012. In February 2013, I was ready to get back to MT, having grown up in Eastern MT, and started at Billings Clinic in the Internal Medicine department before transferring to Facial Plastics in October of 2013.
I love coming to work each day because I am very passionate about the procedures and treatments we provide. It’s very rewarding to assist a patient with recovery from an invasive reconstructive surgery or perform a treatment that will help boost a person’s self esteem and confidence. I thoroughly enjoy getting to know my patients and I am fortunate to work with the best medical team!
I had such a fun and memorable childhood growing up in Eastern Montana. I was very active in 4-H and I think I owned almost every farm animal at one point or another (and probably almost every color of Wranglers as well!). I can still remember all of my animals’ names! I liked working with my horses the most and competed in rodeo and horse shows for many years. I have many fond memories of the places I traveled and the families and friends we met along the way.
My husband and I absolutely love living in Montana! I feel very blessed to live in such an incredible state. I have been married to my Husband Aaron for almost 4 years and we are expecting our first baby in December, 2016! We enjoy spending time with our friends and family in Billings, hiking with our sweet rescue dog Penny, golfing, mountain biking, and skiing in the winter. My other hobbies include searching for unique antiques (much to my husband’s chagrin), laughing with my girlfriends over our affinity for “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette”, and participating in a book club (I’m a total book nerd!).
Christie King, MA
I’m a mom blessed with two young rambunctious kiddos, a sweet golden retriever named Gus, a die-hard love for Broncos football and a job I adore. I’m a Montana girl who enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, keeping my kids active and traveling as a family when we get a chance.
I’m a native to Billings, Montana, but I’ve hopped across the state through my life. After attending the University of Montana I decided to change directions and go to cosmetology school at Blanco Blanco. Opportunity and love took me to Bozeman Montana where I honed my skills in the aesthetic industry.
Starting a family brought me back to my family in Billings. After staying home with my kids while they were young, I wanted a change of pace and began working in the medical field as a medical assistant. I love working at Billings Clinic Facial Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa. Every day I get to combine my passion for beauty and medicine!
Erin Molyneaux, RN
I am a native Montanan, born and raised in Eastern Montana. I took the road less travelled to my career as a nurse. After receiving my bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Criminology, my first “real job” was as a police officer for the City of Laurel. As a cop, I was also a first responder, often being the first person to arrive in a medical emergency. As difficult as these calls could be, I really enjoyed helping people in their time of need. Due to this, I had interest in nursing at that time, but I put it off.
After 5 years working patrol, I went to work for a large insurance company investigating claims of negligence and defending policyholders in civil suits. After 3 years at the insurance company, there was a chance my position would move to the Seattle area. My husband is also a native Montanan, and we were not interested in moving away. I was still thinking about nursing at the time, and thought it was as good a time as any to return to school for my nursing degree.
In 2011, I started my nursing career as a LPN working in a pediatric clinic. I joined Billings Clinic in 2012 as a RN in the main hospital operating room, often working with Dr. Wolpoe during his surgical cases. In 2014, I joined the Facial Plastics team. I have always had interest in skin care, wound care and healing, and of course, surgery, so this position is truly my dream job.
I love being part of the team in Facial Plastics; it’s like a family here. And I especially love our patients. We have THE BEST patients! I enjoy providing treatments to our patients and assisting in their surgeries, and I love teaching them how to care for and protect their skin.
My husband and I love Montana and all it has to offer. We enjoy exploring our great state by car, foot, and raft. We recently became parents when our son was born in 2015. He is such a blessing to us, and certainly our greatest adventure yet. We absolutely love parenthood – the toughest and most rewarding job ever.