Over the past 30 years, Mrs. Karen Nichols Hoppe has built a reputation for being committed to the health and well being of others. A member of esteemed organizations, such as the Society of Dermatology Skincare Specialists, the American Nurses Association, and the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, Karen Nichols Hoppe has committed both her professional and personal life to helping others. Throughout her career, Karen Nichols Hoppe has demonstrated leadership qualities and compassion for others that has led to her current position as President and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) at Splendid Faces, where she leverages her considerable expertise toward helping people recapture their youth through cosmetic treatments like Botox and dermal fillers (e.g. Juvederm). Karen Nichols Hoppe also serves as the Vice President and ARNP at Counseling Services, Inc., a private practice she runs in conjunction with her husband, Clinical Psychologist Ken Nichols Hoppe. At Counseling Services, Mrs. Nichols-Hoppe, who has prescriptive authority, provides medication evaluation and management for a variety of patients. Possessing two degrees (a Bachelor’s and a Master’s) from the University of Washington, Karen Nichols Hoppe constantly seeks new ways to broaden and improve her skills and services. Mrs. Nichols Hoppe earned her Esthetician’s license in 2006 from the Euro Institute of Skin Care in 2006. A year later, Karen Nichols Hoppe earned her National Certification in Cosmetic Injectables, specifically Botox and Restylane, from the Medical Anti-Aging Training Institute. Karen Nichols Hoppe enjoys variety of hobbies. Among her favorite activities Karen lists baking, playing board games, and practicing Chi Quong. Karen Nichols Hoppe values an active, healthy lifestyle and keeps in shape through aerobics, weight training, and walking. An enthusiastic reader, Karen Nichols Hoppe enjoys the works of authors Jane Austen, Alexander McCall Smith, James Thurber, and Orson Scott Card, among many others.

Professional Organizations

Society of Dermatology Skincare Specialists; Phi Beta Lambda Society; Society for the Study of Dissociation Disorder, now the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation; American Nurses Association; Washington State Nurses Association

Community Service

Volunteer in the schools, Maintain CPR training throughout the years, Guardian Ad Litem in King County for 10 years.

Work History

Work History
2008 - Present

President, ARNP

Splendid Faces

Splendid Faces provides Cosmetic Injections (Botox and dermal fillers) for clients of spas and salons.

2005 - 2008

President, LE, RN, ARNP

About Face SkinCare, LLC

Provide clinical services, ranging from facials, cosmetic injections, LED treatments, medical-level peel within a holistic wellness clinic.

1983 - 1985

Vice-President, ARNP with Prescriptive Authority

Counseling Services, Inc (CSI)

Psychiatric counseling for individuals, groups, marriages, & families.

1981 - 1983

Aerobics Instructor, Aerobics Program Manager

Edmonds Community College

Taught aerobics, free weight training, managed and grew aerobics program.

1978 - 1982

Staff Registered Nurse

Children’s Hospital

Initially a “float nurse”, then an Infant Intensive Care Unit (Infant ICU) staff nurse.

1972 - 1977

Staff Registered Nurse

Swedish Hospital

Initially staff nurse on eye, ENT, and cosmetic surgical unit.


2007 - 2007

Certified National Injection Specialist

Medical Anti-Aging Training Institute
2006 - 2006

Licensed Esthetician

Euro Institute of Skin Care
1979 - 1983


University of Washington