Skip to main content


Home/About Us/Meet Our Team

In the Operating Room, our experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Wesley Schooler, is assisted by a knowledgeable and skillful team that has performed thousands of plastic surgery procedures.

Your safety and comfort during our plastic surgery procedures are made possible by board-certified anesthesia providers from the Anesthesia Medical Group of Santa Barbara, Inc. or Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists.

“Thank you for everything. You made my decision to choose your office very easy due to the friendly and knowledgeable staff. Thank you, thank you!” ~ 40 Year Old Female Liposuction Patient

Laurel – Nurse Anesthesiologist

Laurel Schooler, CRNA, MS is a board-certified nurse anesthetist, and the spouse of Dr. Schooler. She completed her anesthesiology training at the USC Keck School of Medicine. She provides anesthesia services, and is always available to answer questions about anesthesia. Laurel also offers a warm smile and soothing hand to ensure you have the best operative experience possible.

Giana – Registered Nurse and Aesthetician

Giana has worked in our office for over 12 years, in both the front office as a certified Aesthetician providing high-quality BOTOX®, Jeuveau®, and Dysport® injections, skin resurfacing with SkinPen, Morpheus microneedling, radiofrequency stimulation, microdermabrasion treatments, and chemical peels, as well as the back office as our nurse. She has an extensive background in plastic surgery and is an exceptional nurse. Her gentle touch and warm smile will be the first thing you see after surgery.

Brianna – Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery Coordinator

Brianna is our Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery Coordinator. She will greet you cheerfully and will schedule your cosmetic and reconstructive consultation. Brianna acts as the primary liaison between our wonderful patients and Dr. Schooler, ensuring that their consultation goes smoothly, and that they feel at ease. Her compassionate and engaging personality is the perfect fit for our office. She loves being a part of every patient’s journey in achieving the confidence and fulfillment they’ve always wanted!

Alyssa – Aesthetician

Alyssa is a licensed esthetician who specializes in skin care and eyelash extensions. She was born and raised in beautiful Santa Barbara and is a third generation native. She also works part time in our front office while studying to become a registered nurse.

Lupe – Surgical Technician

Lupe works closely in the operating room with Dr. Schooler, our registered nurses and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. Lupe has experience as a surgical technician in many aspects of the medical field and has been a surgical technician for 20 years. Lupe’s knowledge and skills are only surpassed by her strong desire to make every patient’s experience a positive one. She is always going above and beyond expectations in creating a safe surgical environment.

Alejandra – Medical Assistant

Warmly known to us as “Ali”, our medical assistant will guide you through your appointment with soft hands and a kind heart. She has many years of experience and is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Mari – Receptionist

Mari is a Santa Barbara Native and has many years of experience in the medical field. She will help you navigate scheduling and appointments with a smile. She is also bilingual in English and Spanish.

Cagne – Physician Assistant

Cagne assists Dr. Schooler is all aspects of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Prior to becoming a Physician Assistant, Cagne worked as a paramedic and is a fire academy graduate. She has a Master’s Degree in Medical Science.

During the period leading up to your surgery and afterwards, the office staff will furnish advice and information to make your Santa Barbara treatment experience comfortable and successful. For more information, or to schedule a consultation here at Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery, please contact us today.