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Meet the team Kara Montminy, PA-C

Kara Montminy, PA-C

Kara’s medical career began in 1993 when she became a certified nurse’s assistant at her local nursing home in Crosby, North Dakota. She attended the University of North Dakota on a Nursing scholarship. Kara earned a Bachelor’s in Cardiopulmonary Science and became a Respiratory Therapist in 1998. After working as an RT for several years, she continued following her passion for people, health, and wellness and obtained her Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant studies from Nova Southeastern University, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Kara has now been a Board-Certified Physician Assistant since 2008. 

Although Kara always knew she wanted to focus her career on plastic and reconstructive surgery and aesthetics, finding a position within the plastic surgery specialty is notoriously difficult right out of school. So, she started working as an Internal Medicine Hospitalist Physician Assistant and worked at the University of Minnesota Medical Center.  After several years, she transitioned to the Lung Transplant team until leaving UMMC when an opportunity presented itself for Kara to join the staff of a prominent plastic surgery group in the Twin Cities area. During her years with this practice, she was able to continue her medical education and learn the best and latest aesthetic practices.  

When Kara isn’t making someone feel confident and beautiful, you may find her volunteering at her kids schools, training for a marathon, or camping with her family and friends.

Meet the team Jen McBeain

Jen McBeain, Certified Cosmetic Injector.

Jen McBeain is a certified cosmetic injector who has been in the medical industry for 18 years and has always had a passion for helping people both medically and aesthetically. She worked for Galderma Aesthetics and for skinbetter science over the past 7 years and fell in love with the industry. For several years, she trained aesthetic injectors on Galderma’s product portfolio, facial anatomy and injectable complications. She has attended injection trainings with some of the best injectors in the industry. Her wealth of knowledge in both cosmetic injectables and skincare is an asset to her her aesthetic practice.
On a more personal note, she is married to Chuck with two children, Jimmy (14) and Bridget (12). She grew up in St. Paul, MN and met her husband in Fargo, ND while working for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. She has a BBA from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame and has always had a passion to help others. Jen loves spending time with her family, attending their various sports, especially hockey and traveling.

Meet the team Karen Buendorf RN

Karen Buendorf, RN

Karen Buendorf grew up in Michigan and earned her nursing degree from Central Michigan University. After graduation, Karen began her nursing career in Chicago Ill and worked for 5 years before she met her husband and moved to Eagan, MN. She worked as a home care nurse for 18 years until she joined Dr. Kodama at BioAge Health in January 2022. Her and her husband Randy have three boys but are newly empty nesters and enjoy traveling, hiking, and being on the water. Karen has become well-versed in all things aesthetic at BioAge Health and will be looking forward to seeing you for your skin and body contouring treatments!

Meet the team Emily Poe

Emily Poe

Emily joined Bioage Health as an Office Administrator. She grew up in Minnesota and graduated from MSU, Mankato with a Bachelor’s Degree in Community Health Education. She has always known that she wants to help people and make connections with them on their journey towards improving their health and wellness. She joins the team with 7 years of experience in the field of healthcare administration and over 10 years of customer service experience. In her spare time, Emily enjoys reading, being outdoors, and exploring all of the fun activities Minnesota has to offer, with her husband and young daughter.

Meet the team Kara Montminy, PA-C

Kara Montminy, PA-C

Kara’s medical career began in 1993 when she became a certified nurse’s assistant at her local nursing home in Crosby, North Dakota. She attended the University of North Dakota on a Nursing scholarship. Kara earned a Bachelor’s in Cardiopulmonary Science and became a Respiratory Therapist in 1998. After working as an RT for several years, she continued following her passion for people, health, and wellness and obtained her Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant studies from Nova Southeastern University, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Kara has now been a Board-Certified Physician Assistant since 2008. 

Although Kara always knew she wanted to focus her career on plastic and reconstructive surgery and aesthetics, finding a position within the plastic surgery specialty is notoriously difficult right out of school. So, she started working as an Internal Medicine Hospitalist Physician Assistant and worked at the University of Minnesota Medical Center.  After several years, she transitioned to the Lung Transplant team until leaving UMMC when an opportunity presented itself for Kara to join the staff of a prominent plastic surgery group in the Twin Cities area. During her years with this practice, she was able to continue her medical education and learn the best and latest aesthetic practices.  

When Kara isn’t making someone feel confident and beautiful, you may find her volunteering at her kids schools, training for a marathon, or camping with her family and friends.

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