Owners & Management Staff

Bernard Michlin, MD & Medical Director

Dr. Michlin focuses on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases and is prepared to deal with whatever problem a patient brings, be it common or rare, simple or complex. Dr. Michlin is a specially trained diagnostician who cares for those who have severe, chronic illnesses and situations where several different illnesses may be present at the same time. They provide patients with an understanding of wellness (disease prevention and the promotion of health), women’s health, substance abuse, mental health, and those with disabilities, as well as treatment of common problems of the eyes, ears, skin, nervous system, and reproductive organs.


Allysen Kelly, DNP, FNP-BC & Clinical Director

Allysen Kelly is a board-certified family nurse practitioner (FNP-BC) who specializes in a variety of noninvasive injectable products, laser treatments and aesthetics procedures. Allysen is passionate about helping patients regain their self-confidence by rejuvenating, tightening, and toning their skin. She is constantly expanding her knowledge and skills in the industry and has been trained by many experts both nationally and internationally. Allysen takes pride creating unique customized treatments with the latest technology that is both corrective and preventative. She believes in taking time to educate patients as investing in your skin is a decision that lasts a lifetime.

She earned her degree as a Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Arizona and holds several certificates in other medical related fields of eHealth/Telemedicine technology and Rural Health. She is a member of the California Association for Nurse Practitioners and gained board certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Outside of work, Allysen has several interests including, software development for eHealth/Telemedicine applications, spending time outdoors with her two young sons, hiking, writing and is a former NFL Cheerleader for the Arizona Cardinals.

Mary Halls, AE & Aesthetic Clinical Director

Mary’s main passion is giving back to what has been so good to her…life. Working on such an intimate level with patients is such an irreplaceable experience. She acknowledges what a privilege it is to be able to touch and heal in so many ways. It is such an honor for her to assist someone in transforming their skin. Mary has trained in the medical esthetics industry since 1996 and still retains her passion for skin care. When setting up the clinic, her main intention was to create an environment that was both nurturing and sophisticated; a place that would be a true reflection of all of us who have chosen to make this their work environment; a place where the true love and compassion we all feel for our patients washes over you the moment you walk through the door; and most importantly a place where you can transform your skin and celebrate your journey.

Carrie Weaver, Manager & AE

Carrie has been practicing in the field of medical aesthetics since 2002.  Her personal passion for living a healthy and balanced lifestyle shine through in every interaction with her. Carrie’s professional achievements include maintaining unique relationships with her patient base of over 1500 people, a positive reputation in the medical aesthetic field, and continued procurement of new treatments & ingredients to improve her patients’ results. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Modern Political Theory, her researching skills are constantly applied to seeking out advanced technologies to procure for Alvarado Institute of Skin Care’s advanced skincare programs. When Carrie is not at the Medical Spa, you will find her working out, going to live concerts, or indulging in one of the many boutique restaurants in San Diego. Her sense of vintage & urban style adds to the comfortable and relaxed feeling at Alvarado Institute of Skin Care. She will always greet you & send you on your way with a warm hug and bright smile. Her passion for nurturing patients will continue to drive her to provide the best service possible to all who walk through Alvarado’s door. Carrie invites you to join Alvarado Institute of Skin Care for a new approach to healthy skin… Be the best version of yourself every day!

Shelby Murton, Marketing Manager

Shelby is passionate about relationship building and empowering people to look and feel their best. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from California State University Long Beach where she served as President of her campus chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta: The International Sociological Honor Society. Her professional background is in luxury guest services. She received Forbes 5 Diamond Training at The Spa at The Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Shelby began working at Alvarado in 2017 as Patient Care Coordinator and has since become Marketing Manager. In her spare time she enjoys traveling with her fiance, reading, working out, cooking and spending time with her fur babies.

Medical Staff

Charmaine Soriano, RN

Charmaine is a registered nurse and cosmetic specialist, graduated with a Bachelor of Science from SDSU in 2007. She worked as a medical assistant for a plastic surgery clinic for 4 years, which is where her love for aesthetics started. She has been working in the medical aesthetic industry since 2008 with more than 8 years experience in anti-aging treatments and laser corrective procedures. Her profession is truly her passion. She specializes in providing cosmetic treatments such as laser hair removal, skin rejuvenation and resurfacing, and is an Allergan Platinum Certified Expert in Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, Volbella, and Kybella. She is also certified for other injectable fillers of Galderma and Merz products. Charmaine uses her talent and skills to help her patients look and feel their best.

Vanessa Solano, MA

Vanessa was born and raised in San Diego. She has been a Medical Assistant for over 5 years, previously working in Dermatology before switching over to the Aesthetic field. She is enthusiastic about helping our patients along with providing them with excellent customer service. Outside of work she enjoys shopping and cooking and is a mother to two boys.

Aesthetic Staff

Krystle McCabe, AE

Krystle joined Alvarado Institute of Skin Care in 2016. As a lifelong learner and passionate teacher, she took a 10-year career and Master’s Degree in Education and married it with her passion for skin care and beauty. She loves to have found a career dedicated to service and education that also allows her to bring out her clients’ inner confidence through healthy, radiant skin. Her focus is on creating customized skin care programs and routines and educating her clients on skin health and nutrition, both inside and out.

Nicole Rothrock, AE

Nicole believes caring for your skin opens the door to a balanced lifestyle.  It is her greatest desire to share her knowledge of a healthful way of life.  In 2006 she received her Aesthetician License from Yvonne de Vilar Scientific Skin Care Academy in Vienna, Virginia.  After years of practical experience she returned to Yvonne de Vilar for her Masters in Medical Aesthetics in 2009.  Furthering her education allowed her to apply advanced skin care techniques and laser treatments to improve skin texture, pigmentation, and redness. Through out her work in the medical field she has acquired experience though the use of different modalities including Coolsculpting, Radio Frequency and Ultra Sound Technologies to target fat cells, improve collagen production and elasticity.   She is also skilled at facial treatments such as deep pore cleansing facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and other techniques such as lymphatic drainage.  Nicole believes healthy radiant skin is a reflection of inner health, in office treatments, and a skillfully selected skin care regimen. She looks forward to designing customized treatment plans to meet each patient’s specific needs.

Madison Alden, AE

Madison was born and raised in New England. She went to a vocational high school where she studied Cosmetology and Accounting before moving here in 2016 to study Esthetics at Bellus Academy. She received her license in 2017 and began practicing at a holistic spa in San Diego. Her focus is to help patients feel confident in their skin and educate them on health and wellness.

Patient Coordinators

Ashley Cochrane, AE

Ashley was born and raised in Irvine, California. While attending University of California Santa Barbara for her undergrad, she worked in a local cheese and gourmet food shop. It was here she developed a passion for food (especially cheese!). After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Theory she returned to Orange County to work as a chef and fromager at the Montage Laguna Beach. Here she developed her love of customer service and being ingratiated with treating guests from around the world. She then decided to take her customer service skills into the world of beauty and skin care. She received her California Board of Estheticians License in 2018 and decided to go back to nursing school in San Diego the same year. Today she’s working towards becoming an aesthetic nurse, she enjoys managing patient care and developing as an Esthetician here at Alvarado!

Sara Azabo

Sara Azabo is a pre-nursing student who has a passion for helping and interacting with patients. Sara has worked in Customer Service for over two years now, which has taught her everything and anything she needs to know when it comes to making patients feel welcomed. She aspires to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology to become an Aesthetic nurse specializing in lasers and injectables. Making patients feel confident is what is motivating her to earn her degree.

Diana Isho

Diana was born and raised in San Diego and joined Alvarado Institute of Skin Care in 2018 as a Patient Coordinator. Diana has 5+ years of customer service, and strives to make patients feel happy, welcomed, and beautiful! Outside of work she enjoys shopping and spending time with her family.