meet the skin ritual team
matthew woods, MD, FAAD
Dr. Woods attended the University of Arizona, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Biochemistry as an Honors student. He then attended medical school and performed an Internal Medicine internship at the University of Arizona. He graduated from medical school in the top tier of his class, being inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.
He was also awarded the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. His scores on the United States Medical Licensing Exam placed him in the top 1% of all physicians! Dr. Woods then went on to complete his Dermatology residency training at Oregon Health & Sciences University and subsequently was accepted into a coveted fellowship in Dermatopathology at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.
Dr. Woods has practiced in the Southeast since 2009 and was excited to return home to Gilbert, Arizona in 2012, to continue offering his patients the best care possible in a new, state of the art facility at Desert Sky Dermatology in Gilbert AZ.
ashley conway , pa-c
Ashley Conway, PA-C, was born in Wisconsin and moved to Tucson, Arizona with her family as a child. She moved from Wildcat country to become a Sun Devil and attend Arizona State University. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with her bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and completed her master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies at A.T. Still University in 2013.
She has been practicing dermatology since August 2013 and is trained in general, surgical, pediatric and cosmetic dermatology. She is an active member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. She is Board Certified by the NCCPA and licensed to practice in the State of Arizona. She lives in Gilbert with her husband and daughter.
carlie fox , pa-c
Carlie Fox, PA-C is a native of Arizona. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Wellness from Arizona State University, Suma Cum Laude, and completed her master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies at A.T. Still University in 2012.
She has been practicing dermatology since September 2012 and is trained in general, surgical, pediatric and cosmetic dermatology. She is an active member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. She is Board Certified by the NCCPA and licensed to practice in the State of Arizona.
rachel valverde, LA, CLT
Rachel graduated from National Aesthetics Institute of Scottsdale in 2005 and has been practicing skincare and aesthetics in the valley ever since. She spent 4 years serving as the lead aesthetician for one of the largest spas in the Southwest, and has spent the rest of her career specializing in aesthetic dermatology.
Rachel loves all things skin and beauty and enjoys treating everything from wrinkles and sun damage to acne. She has advanced training in chemical peels, microneedling, photofacials, laser resurfacing, laser hair reduction and more.
Rachel’s extensive knowledge in laser treatments, skin wellness and medical grade skincare products help her find effective skincare solutions no matter what your unique concern, skin type and budget.
jenna youNt, la, clT
Jenna graduated from IMAj Institute of Medical Aesthetics & Laser in 2011, and spent the first 7 years of her career working for a top medical & cosmetic dermatologist in Scottsdale. Jenna has a passion for helping her patients achieve results and educating them along the way. She has advanced training in procedures like microneedling, chemical peels, photo rejuvenation, laser hair reduction, and skin rejuvenation.
Prior to her aesthetics training, Jenna graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in Psychology. She tries to make it up to the Rocky Mountains when possible to ski and enjoy all that the mountains have to offer. She also has a passion for overall wellness of the mind + body, pilates, and yoga.
Britt Del Toro, LA
Brittany graduated from Avalon school of cosmetology and aesthetics, and has a passion for all things skincare. Brittany is known for result driven treatments and educating her clients on proper home care and product knowledge. She treats everyone with love and compassion, and loves to help others feel their very best. She also has advanced training in microneedling, chemical peels, and dermaplaning.
Outside of the treatment room, Brittany is a wife and mother to 4 sons, and loves to spend time with her family. She does a lot of guest appearances and speaks at many aesthetic schools in the valley on how to be the most successful after graduation and on social media branding. Brittany also is co-founder of The Scin Seminar, a Seminar created for medical aesthetics professionals wanting to elevate their brand and treatments for their business.
makaila peterson, LA
Makaila has been in the aesthetics industry for over 5 years. She received her aesthetics license in 2013 and has since worked for spas and medical offices as a receptionist and customer service specialist. She has continued her education in advanced treatments as well as physician grade products to better help our patients with scheduling the right procedures for their skin. She believes your experience starts when you first walk through the door and loves creating relationships with our patients.