Our Staff | Surgical Arts Centre

Meet our Physicians

Our nationally-recognized doctors and surgeons are at the heart of our practice – they are the experts behind our mission, the minds behind our innovative procedures, and the people who fully dedicate themselves to the care and needs of our patients.

Each of our physicians is a specialized member of their field, whose care and curiosity have followed them through long and successful careers in their areas of practice. We encourage you to learn more about their education, their qualifications, and their passions:

• Clark O. Taylor, M.D., D.D.S.: Facial Cosmetic Surgery, Sleep Apnea Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Corrective Jaw Surgery, Dental Implants, TMJ Surgery, Facial Trauma

• R.F. John Holtzen, D.M.D.: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Corrective Jaw Surgery, Dental Implants, TMJ Surgery

• Lisa Pacheco, D.O.: Medical Spa Director, Non-Surgical Skin Solutions, Osteopathic Manual Medicine (OMM) Treatments, Preventative Medicine

Meet Our Staff

Receiving stellar medical care doesn’t begin and end with having an excellent doctor. At the Surgical Arts Centre, we understand that every person that our patient interacts with – from their receptionist to their nurse – has an affect on their overall experience, their comfort level, and their wellbeing.

Our staff is experienced, skilled, and accommodating. But more than that, they truly believe in our mission to help our patients look better, feel better, and improve the quality of their lives. You will feel the difference this makes as soon as you walk in our door.


Working at SAC has given me the chance to be in an environment where every day I know that we are making a positive difference in our patient’s lives.

- Kendra Kessen, Treatment Coordinator -

Kendra Kessen, Treatment Coordinator

Kendra Kessen has worked in healthcare since 2008. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego, with a double major in Political Science and Psychology.

In 2006, she relocated from Los Angeles to Missoula, where she now resides in the Bitterroot Valley and enjoys all that Big Sky Country has to offer. She lives with her boyfriend and their two dogs.


The Surgical Arts Centre provides Missoula with surgical procedures and a continuum of care the is unprecedented in any other healthcare facility in the area. It is amazing to be able to provide consistent care for patients from consult to after surgery care!

- Ashley Brewer, RN -

Ashley Brewer, RN

Ashley Brewer has worked as a RN at the Surgical Arts Center since 2008. In 2012, Ashley graduated from the University of Montana with an ASN in Registered Nursing.

Ashley and her husband David have enjoyed living in the Missoula valley for over 15 years. In her free time, Ashley enjoys Montana’s natural hot springs, river activities, hiking, gardening, and snowboarding.


Surgical Arts Centre is a wonderful place to work do in part to our talented surgeons, kind and experienced staff, state of the art facility and all around goal to deliver the best in patient care and satisfaction.

- Chris Cherubini, CST -

Chris Cherubini, CST

Chris has been a certified surgical technologist for five years. Graduating from the University of Montana in 1999 with a BA in Sociology and associates degree in surgical technology in 2010. A Chicago native, Chris moved to Missoula in 1994 to attend the U of M.  Chris is married to a native Missoulian and has a five year old little girl. Chris is an avid hockey player and enjoys skiing, canoeing, pilates, paddleboarding, hunting and camping with his friends and family.


The most rewarding thing about my job is seeing the change in a patient’s life when surgery corrects a structural defect that the patient has been living with.

- Pam Cleaves, Insurance Coordinator -

Pam Cleaves, Insurance Coordinator

Pam Cleaves has been in healthcare for 35 years. Her hobbies include riding her motorcycle, knitting, sewing, gardening. She also enjoys caring for her assortment of farm critters. She has three children and two granddaughters.


I love being able to take part in help transform patient’s lives.

- Jessie Osmanson, Surgical Technologist -

Jessie Osmanson, Surgical Technologist

Jessie was born and raised in Butte, MT and moved to Missoula, MT in 1994. She attended the University of Montana College of Technology and graduated with a degree in Surgical Technology in 2011. She started working at the Surgical Arts Centre in 2013 as a Surgical Technologist.

In Jessie’s spare time she enjoys hanging out with her 2 1/2 year old son Camden. They both enjoy camping, boating, kayaking and riding bikes.


Working here for the past 10 years has been gratifying. From the people I work with, to the community I live in, and the patients we help every day, it makes me proud to be part of such a wonderful team.

- Karl Williams, Surgical Tech -

Karl Williams, Surgical Tech

Karl Wiliams has been a Surgical Tech for 91/2 years. Karl graduated from the University of Montana in 2005. He has worked for the Surgical Arts Centre since graduating. he enjoys muscle cards and is a drag racer. Karl is married with two children.