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Meet the Team

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Rick Schue, MS, FNP-C

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Why did you choose to work at Altaire?

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.

What is your favorite cosmetic procedure and why?

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.

What is your favorite product?

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.

What do you like to do when you are not working?

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

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Dr. Tamra Schue, DNP, DCNP, FNP-C

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Why did you choose to work at Altaire?

Rick (my dad) and I worked together for a summer in dermatology, about 18 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.

What is your favorite cosmetic procedure and why?

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.

What is your favorite product?

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.

What do you like to do when you are not working?

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.

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Tiffany Swenson PA-C

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Why did you choose to work at Altaire?

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!

What is your favorite cosmetic procedure and why?

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!

What is your favorite product?

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!

What do you like to do when you are not working?

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.

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Misty Ibach LPCC, LAC

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Why did you choose to work at Altaire?

Tami’s daughter and my daughter are best friends! I have gotten to know Tami and her family throughout the years and my husband always says it best, “they are just really great people!” I have been inside Altaire on many occasions, and the staff have always made such a lasting impression on me. The culture they have built inside of their clinic is what excited me most about joining their team! I look forward to serving along side the entire Altaire team.

Why Did You Go Into Counseling?

I have enjoyed all aspects of counseling, but have really developed a passion for building confidence and self-esteem in children and young adults. I recently started as a volunteer, with Bio Girls, as a mentor. This program is geared towards building foundational structure, in young minds, to help them grow into confident young women. I really feel driven to help the youth of our community.

What do you like to do when you are not working?

When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter. We love traveling, golfing, staying active, and cheering on our beloved NDSU Bison! I was also named Mrs. North Dakota 2022. Through pageantry, I have been able to make connections throughout the US and touch so many lives in our community.

Heidi Olson-Fitzgerald PA-C

Heidi Olson-Fitzgerald PA-C

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Why did you choose to work at Altaire?

What Tami and Rick have created at Altaire Clinic transforms lives! The opportunity to be part of this amazing team and provide Family Medicine care in an environment that keeps patients at the center is what we do every day. Altaire focuses on access to care when you need/want it with individualized care care for your family. This is why I joined The Altaire team. Providing great care, in an amazing environment, with an top notch team ….Patients and families are going to love this!

What Do You Love About Medicine?

In Family Medicine, I love that I have the opportunity to help people to live better lives, improve their health, prevent illness, help patients and families through the exciting and the difficult times in life. I love the relationships that are built and the privilege to be involved in peoples lives while caring for them. It has been a mission of my life to make a difference in peoples lives and family medicine gives me the chance to do that.

What do you like to do when you are not working?

When I’m not spending time at this amazing place, I love the outdoors, hiking, skiing, kayaking, playing sports, and fast cars. Time at the lake and spending time with family and friends is a priority.  Involvement in the community, church, with BioGirls, and the YWCA, groups such as PEO, Daughters of Norway are some of my passions.

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Dr. Angela Dolalie Kelsch, DNP, FNP-C

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Why did you choose to work at Altaire?

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.

What is your favorite cosmetic procedure and why?

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.

What is your favorite product?

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.

What do you like to do when you are not working?

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.

Nurses

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Abby Michels, LPN

Why did you choose to work at Altaire?

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!

What is your favorite product?

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!

What do you like to do when you are not working?

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.

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Angie Hansen, LPN

Why did you choose to work at Altaire?

I love being a family practice nurse. When the opportunity arose to join the Altaire team, I didn’t need to think twice about it. Working in a patient focused clinic is ideal for family practice.

What is your favorite product?

I love getting to know the patients and families. They truly become like a second family. Also, I enjoy the variety of care that is provided. It is easy to come to work when you get to work with the best providers around!

What do you like to do when you are not working?

I love spending time with my family and friends. My husband and I have three kids that keep us busy with their activities. We love camping and making memories with activities such as doing puzzles and board games. I also enjoy being outdoors, fishing, gardening, and going to the lake.

Heather Rotar, LPN

Heather Rotar, LPN

Why did you choose to work at Altaire?

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!

What is your favorite cosmetic procedure and why?

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

What is your favorite product?

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

What do you like to do when you are not working?

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!

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Sarah Filippello, LPN

Why did you choose to work at Altaire?

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.

What is your favorite cosmetic procedure and why?

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

What is your favorite product?

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

What do you like to do when you are not working?

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.

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Mathia Olds, LPN

Why did you start at Altaire?

Coincidentally, my mom works here and she told me about the job opening! I was really excited when I found out about it and could join such a fun, close knit team!  I think dermatology is really interesting and I love seeing the progress in patient care.

What do you love about family medicine?

I love building relationships with the patients and their families! It’s rewarding getting to know your patients like family and providing the best possible care for them. Family medicine has such a variety of individualized care, that every day there is something different.

What do you like to do when you are not working?

I love to spend time with my friends and family, the outdoors and traveling!  A few of the things I enjoy include hunting, fishing, kayaking, camping, boating and DIY projects.

Administration

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Angie

Why did you choose to work at Altaire?

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!

What is your favorite cosmetic procedure and why?

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!!

What is your favorite product?

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.

What do you like to do when you are not working?

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

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Carol

Why did you choose to work at Altaire?

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.

What is your favorite cosmetic procedure and why?

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.

What is your favorite product?

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.

What do you like to do when you are not working?

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.

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Jodie

Why did you choose to work at Altaire?

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!

What is your favorite cosmetic procedure and why?

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.

What is your favorite product?

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.

What do you like to do when you are not working?

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.

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Kristine

Why did you choose to work at Altaire?

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.

What is your favorite cosmetic procedure and why?

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!

What is your favorite product?

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.

What do you like to do when you are not working?

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!

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Susan

Why did you choose to work at Altaire?

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.

What is your favorite cosmetic procedure and why?

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.

What is your favorite product?

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.

What do you like to do when you are not working?

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!

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