Altaire Team

Now we may be biased, but we truly believe that we have the best staff any clinic could ask for. Take a look and get to know our wonderful Altaire team!

Dr. Tamra Schue-Garberg

Rick (my dad) and I worked together for a summer in dermatology, about 15 years ago, when I was in school. The days flew by and we had so much fun. We did not know then that Altaire would exist, but it planted the dream for both of us to work together again and we are so happy for this dream to come true.

I love the diVa™ procedure. This has personally changed my life after kids, but it is also such a great feeling to help other women through their journey of confidence again.

I have two favorites: Youth Intensive Cream and Alpharet. I typically use them both every day and love what it has done for my skin. I have struggled with acne in my adult years and both of these products help keep my skin calm and hydrated at the same time.

I spend my free time with my family and friends. We enjoy traveling or the quiet nights at home. Most of my free time typically involves running my kids to their various activities.

I started Altaire Clinic to bring together the art and science of cosmetic dermatology to help patients realize the best version of themselves. Altaire’s new educational and scientific approach to skin wellness differentiates us from our competitors throughout the region. While existing med-spas utilize nurses and aestheticians for procedures, Altaire utilizes a provider-based customized medical approach to help patients look and feel their best.

Altaire’s goal is not only to provide information that relates to a specific service, but even more importantly, information that reveals the keys to maintaining health and preventing disease.

Forever Young BBL™ laser. This procedure has a Stanford study proving the anti-aging benefits over the course of 10 years. Very few lasers can claim this level of research.

AlphaRet Cream (Retinoid) for one simple reason: It Works! Even better, unlike most other beauty products with lofty claims, there is proof that retinoids work.

I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, reading, hiking, lake time, swimming, handi-man projects, skiing, and skating.

Rick Schue
Dr. Angela Kelsch

I was fortunate enough to train with Rick in dermatology as a student many years ago. That experience made a lasting impression with me and also made me and my family his patients! When I learned that Rick and Tami’s vision for Altaire was to add family medicine, I reached out to them as I felt that working with them would be a dream come true! I am so excited to work with the Altaire team and to continue caring for families in our community. One of the great joys of my life has been developing lasting relationships with the patients I have had the opportunity to serve.

I love neurotoxins (Botox, Xeomin, Dysport, Jeuveau)! I am grateful for the calming effect that this has on my very expressive face! I am looking forward to learning about new services that will help me to improve the look and feel of my skin and help me to age gracefully.

AlphaRet by Skinbetter is the only retinoid product I have ever been able to tolerate with my sensitive skin without the drying, redness, or widespread irritation that I have noted with other products.

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling, outdoor summer adventures, cooking, gardening, fishing, board games, movies, and enjoying our many family pets.

As an aesthetic nurse I have had the chance to hear Altaire speak at Sciton Laser events. I loved their energy and passion. When presented with the opportunity to work with them, I did not hesitate to join their team. I love their philosophy that family comes first, and they have an outstanding clinic culture that is team driven, friendly and professional.

This is a tough one! I have always loved neurotoxins and fillers as they can make you look and feel refreshed relatively quickly. My true love is the Halo™ and is by far the treatment that has dramatically changed my skin. It has helped me obtain my skin goal of not needing to wear makeup.

Altaire provides so many great skincare products. Being new to the team and experimenting with what we offer, I am still looking to decide on a favorite.

I love spending time with family and friends, traveling, and making new and favorite recipes. My highlight is watching my teenage daughter play volleyball.

Michelle Mumm
Tiffany Swenson

I look at Altaire as a family instead of an employer. With quality patient care as their top priority and a great working environment a close second, it was a no-brainer for me to apply. After an interview and meeting the staff, I knew this was the perfect fit for me!

I think Laser Hair Removal is amazing! It is such a time saver for me to not have to shave all the time and in this fast-paced world we live in, every minute counts! This is well worth the investment, in my opinion!

I love the iS Clinical Cleansing Complex. It leaves my skin feeling so clean and fresh but is not drying like other over the counter products that I have tried in the past. It is the perfect start to my skin care routine all year round!

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends! My kids are getting old enough to get involved in more activities and sports, which keeps us pretty busy! I enjoy getting the opportunity to watch my husband race corvettes across the country, and sometimes the kids even come with to cheer Dad on too! We certainly stay busy all year long, but we really cherish summers and spending time at the lake. If there is any extra time for me, I do enjoy doing triathlons and running.

Abby

Altaire has been my clinic of choice for my skin care needs for a while now. I love the atmosphere and how friendly and inviting everyone is every time I’m in for an appointment. A previous coworker had started at Altaire and every time I would see her, she would tell me how great it was working there and how great the whole team was. When I was presented with the opportunity I knew I didn’t want to pass it up!

I am still learning the products at Altaire, but one that I have used and love is the IS Clinical Youth Intensive Cream. It leaves my skin feeling and looking great!

In my free time, I love spending time with my two little boys and my family at the lake cabin. I enjoy attending UND hockey games, skating, and taking my kids to activities. I love spending time with good friends and trying out new restaurants.

Abby
Angie

Angie

I have been a patient of Rick’s for over 20 years and so when he needed some help in the office I didn’t hesitate to say YES! I started in a temporary position and when I was offered to stay on permanently, I didn’t hesitate for a second. Dr. Tami and Rick are fantastic to work for and are amazing with their patients. I LOVE the relationships made with the patients. Going to work is truly FUN!

It’s hard to pick just one – but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Halo™! Being one who likes ‘immediate gratification’, I love the immediate reaction in the skin it creates and how my skin feels after it exfoliates. It has made a huge difference in my pore size and the dark spots I had have faded to almost nothing. My first love, though, was (and still is) neurotoxin (BOTOX®, XEOMIN®, Jeuveau™)! If there were only one thing I could do, I would definitely pick this!!

I will say without a doubt that our new product line, SkinBetter, has the BEST products I have ever used! The entire line is amazing, but I would easily pick AlphaRet as my #1.

I have 3 kids in year-round, competitive swimming….the pool is my second home! And I love to play Candy Crush! 😉

Carol

I have worked with Rick in various clinic settings since 2007. We have always made a great team and I love working alongside someone that is truly driven to help patients.

Restylane® Silk fillers. I have always had thin lips and as I have gotten older, my lips keep getting smaller. The Restylane® Silk has given back a more natural look and feel to my lips.

AlphaRet by SkinBetter is my favorite product. I have extremely sensitive skin where even low doses of chemicals and fragrances irritate my skin. With AlphaRet, I am able to final tolerate a retinoic acid on a daily basis.

I love my time at home working in my flowerbeds or yard, swimming in our pool, and reading a good romance novel. I also love vacationing with my family and exploring new beaches.

Carol
Heather

Heather

I wanted to work in a place that would give the best care for the patient. Every time the patient comes they know how we are excited to take care of them!

BOTOX® for mastoid injections. No more mouth guard and no more clicking in my jaw. Sleep is wonderful!

Skinbetter compact SPF sunscreen. Fits in my purse and goes with me everywhere! Totally Love!!

I enjoy spending time with my husband Jeff and all of our kids! I enjoy laughing, dancing, and concerts. I also love riding my pedal bike. It’s my favorite!

Jodie

I had been praying for a part time job. My best friend had been working at Altaire for about 9 months. I told her if Rick and Tami were ever hiring to put in a good word for me. One day, she called me and said they were looking to hire and I came for an interview!

My favorite procedure at Altaire is the Halo™. I can’t believe how much damage it can get out of my skin! It definitely helps to even out my skin tone and gives my dull skin a glow.

I love all of our products. It’s hard to choose one because they all actually work! Everyone in my house uses IS Clinical Honey Warming Cleanser and SkinBetter AlphaRet. Both products work great for acne and wrinkles. I cannot live without Latisse. I have tried other lash stimulating brands and there is no comparison.

I love to spend time with my husband and two teenagers. I have three horses that I love to ride. My kids would tell you that I like naps, coffee, playing games, and watching their activities.

Jodie
Kristine

Kristine

I was a hairstylist at Hair Additions and loved working with people and making them feel good about themselves. The moment I saw what Rick did, I loved the meaning and technology behind the procedures. When time came for Altaire to expand, I was asked to be a part of the team, and I was honored. The team already feels like family to me.

I love the Forever Young BBL. The results are amazing, and it brings back my healthy 20-year-old skin. I also appreciate a little Botox injection to quickly eliminate my wrinkles. It is instant gratification!

The IS Clinical cleanser is my favorite. My skin never felt cleaner. The product cleanses and tones at the same time. It is great to remove my makeup and safe with my eyelash extensions. Alpharet is a close 2nd favorite product.

I spend time with my husband (who happens to be my best friend)! I also enjoy time with my daughter who also made me a very proud grandma to a beautiful boy! I also spend a lot of time with my 93 year young mom…. She is an angel on earth!

Sarah

I have worked as a clinic nurse for 14 years and I love it! I have always had an interest in dermatology and am naturally drawn towards helping others with skin care and makeup techniques. It is a hobby of mine that I really enjoy. Cosmetic dermatology is very innovative and this intrigues me. I am excited to learn new skills and work with the amazing team at Altaire.

I love the ClearSilk™ laser. It is a pain free, no downtime laser with great results.

I am still learning the products at Altaire and trying to find my favorite amongst so many great choices.

First, I love being a wife and a mom. I have an amazing and very supportive husband, Greg. I have 3 boys ages 10, 8, and 5. I love fashion and makeup because this is my creative outlet. I enjoy going to the gym. It is very empowering and gives me that boost of confidence that keeps me at my best self. I also love my group of supportive friends. Making memories with them is one of my favorite things as well. My goal is to live my life to the fullest every day and focus on al things positive.

Sarah
Susan

Susan

I have always been interested in the esthetic industry and enjoy learning about the latest skin care product and laser treatments available. Altaire has been my clinic of choice for my own skincare needs for years. When the opportunity presented itself for me to become a part of their knowledgeable and dedicated team, I decided to jump on the opportunity and have been enjoying it ever since.

My favorite procedure is the Forever Young BBL™ laser that I do twice a year. I have been getting this procedure for many years and have seen first hand the improvements it can do to your skin. This laser targets four areas including brown spot, redness in the skin, it eliminated my small vessels and helps tighten my skin. I find it so satisfying to see the results from this laser treatment a couple of weeks after having this procedure done. It’s a great first-step for patients who want to visit our clinic and start taking the next step to improve their overall skin health.

I love IS Clinical’s Youth Intensive Cream. I consider this product an “all in one product” as it helps with moisturizing the skin, firming and tightening, and has anti-aging benefits. It’s a great product for those days when you want to have a more “minimal” skin routine yet know that you are covering the basics. Plus, the creamy texture and light scent are more reasons that make this my favorite product.

During my free time, I enjoy spending it with my husband and two teenage sons. Things I enjoy doing are exercising, traveling, cooking, spending as much time at the lake as possible with family and friends. Our family has a unique pet. We have a Sphynx cat named Jett who adds a lot of life to our household!