Meet Our Team

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    Kurtis Waters, MD
    —Medical Director

    Dr. Waters is a facial plastic/reconstructive surgeon who performs all types of head and neck surgery.  Dr. Waters truly believes in helping people feel good about themselves both on the inside and out.

    Kurtis Waters MD, PA is located in the same building as the Cascade Medspa which allows him and his staff to offer an array of services from non-invasive skin care products to full facelifts all in one convenient location.

  • Marla DeRosier
    —CMS General Manager

    Marla graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in Hospitality Management and a minor in Business Administration. After spending 30 years in the hospitality industry Marla joined the Cascade team in May 2015. She thoroughly enjoyed her transition from taking care of guests in the restaurant and catering industry to taking care of clients in the Med Spa industry. To learn the industry, she experienced all of what Cascade Med Spa offers so she can personally describe each service to potential clients. Her favorite service is PRP where plasma rich platelets are micro needled into the face and neck. Offering superior client service in a relaxed and professional environment is her main goal. Marla transitioned from Ivory soap to using professional skin care products and has not gone a week without being asked, “Your skin looks amazing, what have you changed?” With a simple daily regimen of cleansing, moisturizing, retinol, and sun screen, Marla shows how it is never too late to start taking care of your skin properly.

    Marla enjoys spending her free time with her family, husband Pat, and Son Hunter and dogs on the family farm or on the lake. She loves to vacation and visits her son Cole (who is in the Navy) whenever she gets a chance.



    Diane Scearcy
    —Front Desk Coordinator

    Diane graduated from Concordia College with a degree in Organizational Management. She retired in May 2010 from Central Lakes College after 21 years of service. The last 11 years as Executive Director of the CLC Foundation.  Diane had the opportunity to join Cascade as a part-time employee in July 2011 and enjoys the positive, relaxing atmosphere of the Spa and more importantly, working with the clients and the great staff.  She uses Jane Iredale Mineral Make-Up, IS Clinical and has SkinMedica peels which gives her skin a brighter more radiant look. Dr. Waters provides Diane with periodic Botox around the eyes and brow. Diane is involved with several non-profit organizations and is an avid walker. She and her family enjoy spending time at their cabin on Madeline Island.


  • Catharine Funk

    —Medical Aesthetician
    Massage Therarpist, Permanent Cosmetic Specialist

    Well known throughout the beauty industry, Catharine is a licensed Cosmetologist, Massage Therapist, Medical Aesthetician, and Makeup Artist. She received her training at Northwest Technical Collage, and Conservatory of Esthetics in Chicago. Catharine attended Glymed Institute in Provo Utah, where she studied in post laser treatments, advanced acne and aging of adult skin.  Catharine became the first medical aesthetician to work with Dr. Waters in the Brainerd lakes area.  With 11 years of permanent makeup artistry, she became the first Brainerd Lakes area certified technician through the SPCP.  When not busy at work, or developing skills for the next best thing, she enjoys biking, yoga, spending time with her six children and searching for new trends and clothes for her boutique.


  • Maggie Thurlow
    Medical Esthetician

    Maggie is a graduate of Central Lakes College in Brainerd, MN completing her Associate in Arts degree.  She is also a graduate of Park Avenue School of Cosmetology in Brainerd, MN completing her education in Esthetics.  Maggie was born and raised in the Brainerd Lakes Area.  She truly loves the people of this community and looks forward to many more years here.   Maggie’s primary goal is to educate her clients.  She wants them to feel comfortable and confident when it comes to their skin care routine.   Microderms and SkinMedica’s Illuminize Peels are her go to skin care treatments.  She is also a huge fan of Laser Hair Reduction, just ask her!

  • Jennifer (JD) Droher
    —Medical Esthetician

    JD graduated from Minnesota School of Massage and the Park Avenue School of Cosmetology where she completed her education in Esthetics. JD is a Minnesota native born in St Paul then moving to the Brainerd Lakes area in 2006. After graduating from the Park Avenue School of Cosmetology, JD joined the Cascade team in 2013. JD takes the time to get to know her clients personally so she can truly understand what they are looking for in a skin care regimen. She thrives in making her clients feel better about themselves. JD can’t decide on a favorite service but lists PRP, BBL, and Laser Acne Treatments as her top three.
    JD loves spending time outdoors with her four amazing children and her four year old granddaughter. She stays busy shuttling her kids to and from practices for football, basketball, and track and enjoys attending their games.