THE VITA TEAM

SHELLY SLAUGHTER

Director of Aesthetics

GINA VANDERVELDT

Founder & Owner

GARIG VANDERVELDT

Medical Director

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ERIN VANDERVELDT

Director of Marketing

 
 

SHELLY SLAUGHTER 

Director of Aesthetics

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ERIN VANDERVELDT

Director of Marketing

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Gina Vanderveldt, Founder and Nurse Practitioner 

Gina attended Thomas Jefferson University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 2005. While attending nursing school she held leadership roles with the Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP). During her junior year she was Vice President of the local chapter and her senior year she was elected President of SNAP. Immediately after graduating she began working in the Emergency department at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital until she married Garig Vanderveldt in 2007.  She moved to California with her husband for a year while he completed his fellowship. During that time she worked in the ER at Stanford University Hospital.  

 

After the year long fellowship was completed, Gina and Garig decided to put down roots in Gallatin, Tennessee. Gina began working in the ER at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. While there she decided to pursue her dream of becoming a Nurse Practitioner. She was accepted into an elite dual program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (of approximately 350 universities and colleges with NP programs, Vanderbilt is top 10) where she studied both the acute care and family nurse practitioner curriculums. She was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing for academic excellence. She graduated in 2013 with a Masters of Science in Nursing. She is both a Board Certified Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner.  

Since then Gina has been working as a Nurse Practitioner in the ER. She serves as adjunct faculty at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, assisting with skills and simulation labs for NP students.  

 

She is certified by Empire Medical Training in Botox, Dermal Fillers, Facial Aesthetics, PRP. 

Member of:  American Med Spa Association; Tennessee Society of Laser and Medical Surgery; American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 

SHELLY SLAUGHTER 

Director of Aesthetics

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ERIN VANDERVELDT

Director of Marketing

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Shelly Slaughter, Director of Aesthetics

Shelly has 21 years of experience as an aesthetician.  Shelly graduated from the Jon Nave University of Cosmetology in Nashville in 1998, and passed the Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology in Aesthetics that same year.  She furthered her education in advanced aesthetics at The Conservatory of Aesthetics in Chicago.  She has extended education through Allergan in Atlanta in glycolic and chemical peels as well as microdermabrasion.  Shelly also attended Institut’ DERMed College of Advanced Aesthetics in Atlanta, GA for Dermaplaning & Advanced Chemical Peel training, and attended the Cosmedical Aesthetic Training course where she earned her certification for Microneedling at the same institution.  Shelly regularly updates her skillset such as through a Dermalogica product knowledge and training course that she took this year. 

 

Shelly has lived in the Hendersonville/Gallatin area her entire life.  She became business owner in 1998 and began to work for herself.  She is thankful for her two sons and three stepchildren, and wonderful husband.  Being an aesthetician is truly her passion. She loves helping clients overcome their skincare issues to achieve beautiful, glowing skin. It truly thrills her to help clients feel confident about themselves.

 
 

Erin Vanderveldt, Director of Marketing & Finance Consultant 

Most recently as Chief Marketing Officer for Empowering a Billion by 2020 (EBW2020), Erin spearheaded marketing efforts of a global community spanning chapters around the world. Erin has 10 years of marketing experience, working on brands ranging from start-ups to well-established brands. Erin has managed marketing budgets ranging from $400K to $120MM, to within less than 1% of target, for brands ranging from start-ups up to $2Bn in size. Erin also has spearheaded multiple successful product launches. For instance, Erin spent several years at Bacardi, the largest privately held spirits company in the world. While there, she was asked to launch a new luxury tier of rum for the Chairman, and Great-Great Grandson of the Founder, of Bacardi. The brand sold out in its two launch markets within one month and had a waitlist. In addition, Erin launched Deep Eddy Vodka in Austin, Texas. The brand attained #1 in South Texas and #2 in North Texas (en route to the #1 position) within 6 months of launch. It sold for $400MM in 2015. 

Erin obtained her MBA in Marketing from Wharton and was awarded the Koenigsberger/Wharton Fellowship for her outstanding accomplishments, exceptional character, and leadership. She received her BA in Economics and Spanish from Emory University. Post Emory, Erin became a self-taught Corporate & Investment Banker, and spent 4 years in the industry in Atlanta (at SunTrust) and New York (at Wells Fargo) before attending Wharton. 

Garig Vanderveldt, M.D., Medical Director  

 

Garig Vanderveldt is Attending Emergency Medical Physician at both the Tennova Medical Center in Clarksville (since 2008) as well as at the Hendersonville Medical Center and Portland Medical Center (since 2018).  He has been practicing medicine since receiving his Doctorate in Medicine from Jefferson Medical College (Level 1 Trauma Center) in 2004, where he also completed his Residency.  From 2007 to 2008 Garig was a Clinical Instructor and Cardiovascular Emergencies Fellow at Stanford.         

 

Garig has served as Committee Member at Tennova on the Critical Care Committee (20122016), Chest Pain Center Committee (2010-2016), and Door to Balloon Committee (2008-2016).  In 2018 Garig was voted Physician of the Year at Tennova Medical Center.  He was also asked, and accepted, to be Assistant Medical Director of the ER at Tennova beginning in December 2019.   Finally, Garig will be complementing his on the job work with studying to obtain his Physician Executive MBA in 2020.  

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