Leawood, KS

11100 Ash Street
Suite 210

Leawood, KS 66211

(913) 338-5476

Lawrence, KS

3510 Clinton Place
Suite 120

Lawrence, KS 66047

(785) 856-8880

Kathy Gaumer, MD

Kathy Gaumer, MD


Dr. Gaumer received her undergraduate diploma from the University of Kansas in Liberal Arts and Sciences with a degree in Cellular Biology in 1987. She then went on to attend Medical School at the Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City and did her Ob/Gyn Residency at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, completing her training in 1995.  She is Board Certified with the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a member of the Kansas Medical Society.

Dr. Gaumer began her career in Lawrence in 1995 and had a very busy OB/Gyn practice. She has always been interested in ALL aspects of woman's health and wellness, and therefore, introduced aesthetics into her practice in 2008.  With limited time to devote to aesthetics in a busy practice, she decided to change to a position that would allow her more flexibility in her schedule and more time to devote to aesthetics.  She is currently an Ob/Gyn Hospitalist at Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Kansas City.

Dr. Gaumer is experienced in the use of Botox as well as other injectables such as Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane and Perlane.

She continues to strive to advance her aesthetic skills and to stay on top of the ever changing world of aesthetic procedures.

She has completed training courses for:

  • Sciton BBL laser training-  treatment of Acne, red and brown pigmentation on face and body, laser hair removal and skin tightening
  • Merz Aesthetic- Radiesse Injectable Training
  • Allergan-Botox and Juvederm Injectable Training
  • Multiple Continuing Medical Education coures to maintain her Board Certification in OB/GYN

Dr. Gaumer continues to live in Lawrence with her husband and two children and is a die-hard KU fan!  She loves to be involved in the community and looks forward to many years of providing health and beauty to the women of Lawrence.

Back to top


Shea Pritchard, LE


Shea received her license to practice esthetics from Johnson County Community College in May 2011, graduating with honors.  She stayed at home raising her two children for 17 years before deciding to pursue a career in the esthetics industry.  She is also co-owner of AesthetiCare of Lawrence. 

She enjoys educating and providing a wide range of esthetic and anti-aging services for both men and women in this exciting, ever-changing and growing industry.  Everyone wants to feel and look healthier. Shea enjoys helping people achieve their skincare goals by exploring their many different options in a medical spa setting!

Shea has completed the following training courses for:

  • Sciton BBL laser training -  treatment of Acne, red and brown pigmentation on face and body, laser hair removal and skin tightening
  • Tattoo Removal/MedLite C-6 laser
  • Dermaplaning
  • CoolSculpting
  • Exilis
  • Medical MIcrodermabrasian
  • PCA Chemical Peels
    In her free time, Shea enjoys being at home and spending time with her family and friends travelling, boating, and exercising.
Back to top‚Äč

Ardeth Arman, RN, BSN, MS


Ardeth started her nursing career as a Neonatal Intensive Care nurse working five years with fragile infants and their families. In 2006 Ardeth transitioned from the hospital setting to an independent clinical setting at which she underwent extensive training learning how to perform the very technical and meticulous art of sclerotherapy.  She has additionally trained at the prestigious Vascular and Vein Center in Birmingham Alabama which is nationally and internationally considered one of the premier vein centers in the world.

In addition to sclerotherapy, Ardeth is trained in injectable agents.  She has completed the following trainings:

  • PALETTE Facial Aesthetic Training for Injectable Agents
  • Allergan Medical Injector Training
  • Restylane and Perlane Injector Training
  • Juvederm Injector Training
  • Radiesse Injector Training
  • Botox Injector Training
  • Dysport Injector Training 

Ardeth’s patients value her honesty, compassion and attention to detail as well as her ability to relate to them individually offering understanding and comfort. Ardeth has a passion for excellence and a genuine heart for her clients. The sole focus of Ardeth’s nursing career has been articulated and expressed with the belief that even small positive changes can often dramatically improve your quality of life. 

Back to top


Amber Tierney, BSN


Amber loves doing injections and educating clients on all things related to the skin. Amber was born and raised in Nebraska. After college, she worked for an aesthetic office as a patient care coordinator where she developed her love for learning all she can about skincare. She graduated in the top 10% of nursing school at UMKC and now calls the KC area home, as she met her fiance here and is looking forward to getting married in May.

Amber's advanced training includes:

  • Allergan Voluma Injector Training
  • Restylane and Perlane Injector Training
  • ACG Dermal Filler Injector Training
  • ACG Botox Injector Training
  • Dysport and Botox Injector Training
  • Edge Systems Hydrafacial Training
  • Radiesse Injector Training

Back to top

Stephanie Cross, LE


Stephanie is a true Lawrence native. Stephanie attended Academy of Aesthetic Arts and graduated in 2011. After a few years of working at a day spa Stephanie found her true calling combining skincare with the medical services Aestheticare offers. She has always had a passion for meeting new people and assisting them in achieving their skin goals by creating a customized program for each client.

            Stephanie’s advanced training and experience includes:

  • Scition Laser Certified- Laser Hair Removal, BBL, Forever Young BBL , and BBL SkinTyte Treatments
  • Trained in Microdermabrasion/Medical Microdermabrasion
  • Trained in Dermaplanning
  • CBI Product Knowledge
  • SkinMedica Product Knowledge and Procedures
  • Vanquish Certified
  • Facial and Body Waxing

Stephanie loves spending her time with her family and friends.  In her spare time you can find her baking, gardening, or spending time outside with her husband and two dogs.  Stephanie is always looking for new and fun ways to advance her knowledge in the aesthetics industry.

Back to top



Competitive ej Massage, Erica Garcia - Owner

Competitive ej Massage has earned and sustained a reputation by delivering quality massage and an exceptional working relationship with our clients.  We foster a challenging and fun work environment for our therapists and give the comfort of knowledge to those we work on.  Knowledge and professionalism is a point of pride at Competitive ej and we go above and beyond to ensure every client, team, therapist and those affiliated with us are treated with care and respect. 

We are grateful for the opportunity to work with you, and we will demonstrate that gratitude by practicing what we preach in the world of health and wellness.  All therapists working with Competitive ej Massage will be of the best that each location has to offer and will seek to align their personal values with the company's values and agenda. 

The sole purpose of Competitive ej (pronounced edge, for those of you confused) is to promote health and wellness for all.  Just so happens we are VERY good at MASSAGE! Many of our clients are understanding more and more how to integrate massage as part of the health/wellness package, and how it all comes together to make a happier healthier you!  It's not just your massage therapist that makes this happen it's your trainers, doctors, chiropractors, coaches, and estheticians that believe in building a team for you to live life on the Competitive ej.

We are excited to be working with the AesthetiCare of Lawrence and look forward to meeting each and every one of you!

To book an appointment:

AesthetiCare Office:  785-856-8880 or
Erica Garcia:  785-248-1352 (cell)

LIKE us on Facebook: Competitive ej Massage
FOLLOW us on

Twitter:  @competitiveej
Instagram:  competitiveej
Google+:  Competitive ej Massage

CHECK US OUT at www.competitiveej.com

Back to top