Allison Wagstaff Bio

ACNP/FNP, Owner and Medical Director of Elite Medical & Aesthetics

Ali is a Colorado native and has over 12 years of health care experience in various settings and roles as well as a background in Sports Medicine and personal training. She first graduated from Colorado State University (CSU) with a bachelor’s of Science in Health and Exercise Science: Sports Medicine, where she was “pre-med”. She worked as a personal trainer and a nurse’s aid to help pay her way through college.

After being exposed to nursing and Nurse Practitioners (NPs), and seeing their holistic approach to patient care, she decided to go right back to nursing school after she graduated from CSU. She completed an accelerated bachelor’s to BSN (bachelor’s in nursing) program at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh and completed her nurse training at The Mayo Clinic in Arizona. After working several part-time jobs as a new graduate nurse she found her niche in critical care nursing full time.

Ali later moved back to Colorado where she continued to work in critical care as a bedside nurse, charge nurse and also a PRN house supervisor. Feeling like she was ready for the next challenge, and knowing she wanted to own her own practice some day, she went back to school to obtain a dual Masters of Nursing for Nurse Practitioner at CSU-Pueblo.

She completed the double masters and became board certified as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner. She got a job working as a Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner and then over a year and half later decided to take a Critical Care NP position to work at a level 1 trauma hospital in Denver, CO.

Ali has always been interested in Aesthetics and in helping people feel confident and beautiful. Her mother and sister are both cosmetologists and she grew up working in salons. She always liked watching the transformations in people, physically and emotionally, when they walked out of the salon.

Ali is also an artist and always loved doing portrait drawings and paintings. Through her artistic skills she has a special talent for balancing and harmonizing to enhance unique facial features.

She always knew that she wanted to combine her love for medicine, art and beauty into a Medical Aesthetics business someday. She also wanted it to be more than just a medical spa. A place that met her Critical Care standards but also allowed her to perform artistic procedures safely. She designed EMA with that in mind.

Ali is always doing advanced trainings and education to stay up to date in the industry and she completed a Fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine in May of 2021.

In her spare time Ali enjoys reading, staying active and creating art or other DIY projects around the house. She also spends a lot of time with her husband, step-daughter and 2 dogs.

She grew up on a ranch in Western slope Colorado and still loves riding horses and being around all types of animals. She has a passion for animals and animal welfare and dreams of opening an animal rescue someday.