meet our team

Our team at The Skin Apothecary consists of medically trained clinicians and advanced laser technicians as well as professional office personnel. As one of our patients put it in her review, our “friendly and uplifting” staff will make you feel like “you’re hanging out with a bunch of your best lady friends!”

Learn more about our team and their qualifications by viewing their bios below!

Shawna Biava – Owner

Shawna Biava is owner of The Skin Apothecary. She and her family are avid outdoor enthusiasts! In her spare time, you can find Shawna boating, hiking, paddle boarding, skiing, or biking along the green belt. She is also a Crossfit athlete and has competed in numerous competitions over the last 12 years. Shawna has called Star her home for the last 3 years and loves meeting new people and sharing her love of esthetics with clients of all ages.

Jenni Kohl - Registered Nurse, BSN

Jenni Kohl has been a Registered Nurse, BSN for 27 years.  In those 27 years, she have done a little bit of everything in the hospital setting.  Starting in Geriatrics, she then moved to labor and delivery, management, and even the operating room setting.  She has had an amazing experience; however, nurse burn out is a real thing, and so she has made the switch to aesthetics. She started this journey last year and has fallen in love with it!  Jenni has had so much fun learning how to make women look as young as they feel.  We all get older, but so many people don’t realize what technology is out there that can help us age gracefully. 

Jenni's hobbies outside of work are her animals, friends, family, and travel.  She has been happily married for 25 years, has raised 5 children, and has one grand-baby.  She still has one teenage boy at home and so as you can imagine, she is tired! Having lived in the same town she grew up in for thirty-seven years, Jenni has always wanted to move and try something different.  Her whole family took a leap of faith and moved to Idaho two years ago and haven’t looked back since.  She is a compassionate, loving person, and looks forward to meeting and helping you.

Allie Layton – Laser Specialist

Allie Layton is an advanced certified laser specialist who has worked in the industry since 2014. She loves all things laser and loves helping men and women look and feel rejuvenated. With each client, her goal is always to offer the best possible results. 
Allie is a mother to five children and grandmother to three. Outside of work, you can find Allie on her ranch riding tractors and feeding horses or at barrel races watching her kids compete.

Nicole Knott - Esthetician

Nicole Knott is a Master Aesthetician at The Skin Apothecary. She enjoys assisting her clients elevate their natural beauty. She holds over 20 years of experience in the Dermatology and Plastic Surgery industry. She believes with her experience and knowledge that she can provide professional services to you with exceptional results. My services include non-invasive Skin Rejuvenation treatments for all skin types and ages, Brow Shaping, Tint & Lamination, Dermaplaning and more!
In her spare time you’ll find her out on their property chasing around chickens and children.
She love Jesus, country life, and her family and friends. She considers her life to be blessed beyond measure.

Dayna Linderman – Office Manager

Dayna Linderman is returning to our office again as our office manager after ten years of raising her three children. Previously, she was a commissioned bank examiner for the FDIC. Dayna moved to Idaho in 2020 with her husband of over 20 years, and they are thrilled to be a part of the Star, ID community. 
In her free time, Dayna enjoys cooking and baking sourdough bread, taking her dogs for long walks while she listens to audiobooks, and exploring her new state, especially through camping! She has 16 chickens and 4 sheep in addition her children and dogs.
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