Meet Our Team

Quintessence Health & Wellness is proud to offer alternative healing services and mental health options as well as a variety of med spa services to the entire wasatch front. Our mission and purpose is to offer options and amazing service to our clients and make total body wellness an easier to obtain goal. 

Our Professional Team

Dr. Adam L. Larson

Dr. Adam L. Larson

Medical Director & Doctor Of The Year 2021

Dr. Adam Larson is a proud, self-proclaimed workaholic. After completing med school with his specialty in anesthesiology in 2006, he was soon requested to become the chief of Anesthesiology at Del Sol Medical Center in El Paso Texas. Even though he works in Texas, he still lives in Utah and still works at the University of Utah. 

Dr. Larson took an interest in testosterone replacement therapy 10 years ago, which turned into a passion he wants to share with his patients. Being the medical director at Quintessence Health and Wellness has helped him spread his knowledge.

When he finds any spare time he likes to mountain bike, snowboard, enjoy a domestic beer, and chill with his dog, Reina.

Susan Jackson

Susan Jackson

Physician Assistant & QMP

 Susan is a Utah native who graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine with her Physician Assistant degree. She completed a Master’s Degree from the University of Nebraska School of Medicine in the field of Emergency Medicine. Susan obtained specialized credentialing in Surgery as a Physician Assistant, was elected to national office and served as a student officer for the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and was on the Dean’s List every year.  Susan was recruited and accepted her first job as a PA from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. In almost 25 years of practicing medicine, she has been fortunate enough to work in a variety of medical fields – from a ski resort clinic to Medical Officer in Charge of a chemical weapons disposal site. To stay out of trouble, Susan enjoys: Hiking, Biking, Skiing, Reading, Quilting, and travel     

Trista Loomis

Trista Loomis

Chief Marketing Director & Public Relations Manager

Trista Loomis is our marketing director and client care coordinator. She has a degree in Business Management with a Marketing specialization from UofU. She has a love and appreciation for every one of our services and is frequently found in the treatment rooms spending her paycheck one way or another. Trista is a dedicated mother of three children.  She spends her days off by the pool with family or camping when they can. She is dedicated to sharing her love for all things beauty and wellness and will tenaciously try to convert a first-timer. She treats clients like good friends and will welcome you with open arms!  

Brittany Tran

Brittany Tran

Physician Assistant & QMP

Brittany Tran grew up in Garden Grove, CA, and earned her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Irvine. Brittany, who focuses on disease prevention and promoting healthy lifestyles, completed her Master of Science: Physician Assistant at Southern California University of Health Sciences. She is certified by the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants. Brittany is also a qualified medical provider in the state of Utah to recommend medical cannabis treatment for patients. 

Yesenia Z. Huxford

Yesenia Z. Huxford

Cosmetic injector

Yesenia graduated from Weber State University with a Bachelors and has been a nurse for 5 years. She has worked and gained experience in numerous settings ranging from home health and surgical services at major hospitals in the state. She found her niche and passion in the Aesthetic industry in 2019 when she began training for injectables. One of her favorite activities is continuing to further her knowledge and skills through injection training as often as possible. She believes strongly in training with the best in the industry and always continuing to learn. Continuing to provide innovation and best results to her clients is a priority of hers. Yesenia enjoys family adventures with her husband, daughter, and little pup Charlie in Traverse mountain. Come see our newest employee at Quintessence for your injectable needs.

Amanda Vandewater

Amanda Vandewater

Chemical Peels & Microneedling

Amanda attended the National Institute of Medical Aesthetics (NIMA). Where she was determined to understand the science of skin. She is completely fascinated by DNA and how our genes determine everything about us, including how our skin behaves. She will happily discuss how DNA may have more of an impact on your skin than any product available on shelves, to anyone willing to listen. Since graduating from NIMA, she has worked in many different roles in the industry; including Aesthetician, Trainer, Injection Assistant, Consultant, and Medical Spa Manager.

Zach Hertzel

Zach Hertzel

Physician Assistant & QMP

Zach is originally from Lawrence Kansas and joined the US Army as a combat/flight medic at the age of 18. After deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, with 10 years of service, he transitioned into civilian practice. Upon completion of his undergraduate studies in exercise science with a focus on personal training, he then furthered his education as a PA at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Zach has experience in emergency medicine, surgical oncology, and internal medicine. If he’s not practicing medicine, Zach can probably be found outside, be it on the side of a mountain (climbing or skiing), freediving in the ocean, or coaching his son’s football team. A fun fact about Zach (and one that he is decidedly proud of) is that he can hold his breath for 3 minutes.