MEET OUR STAFF

Denise Searle

Founder, Owner/Operator

Denise has had a passion for fitness since she was a young girl. She is a certified fitness trainer, Pilates, Gyrotonic ® and Gyrokinesis ® instructor, laser therapist, cryoskin therapist & cryotherapist.

After starting the Art of Fitness, Aspen's longest running Pilates studio, over 20 years ago, Denise  decided to expand her practice in order to help people on a deeper level. She explored many different therapies and treatments to arrive at the collection of offerings now provided by The Fix. Denise continues to explore the innovative and evolving world of body therapy and will continue to discover new opportunities to bring to The Fix as workshops, special guests and new services. Her mission is to help people feel better and heal faster naturally.

Dr. Giora Hahn, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Giora Hahn, MD is a board certified anesthesiologist specializing in Pain Management in Aspen, Colorado. He graduated with honors from University of Missouri/ Kansas City Campus, School of Medicine in 1991. Having more than 27 years of diverse experience, Dr. Giora Hahn is affiliated with Aspen Valley Hospital, Valley View Hospital, and Grand River Hospital District.

Phyllis Starensier, CRNA

IV Specialist, Cryotherapist, Laser Therapist, Hydrafacialist, Cryoskin Therapist

Phyllis is an Aspen native and graduated from Columbia University. She is currently a board certified Nurse Anesthetist at Aspen Valley Hospital. With over three decades of experience, Phyllis is a well known and trusted professional in the Roaring Fork Valley.  While working at AVH, Phyllis has continued to educate and expand her knowledge, keeping pace with the dynamic and ever changing world of medical technology. She has grown and expanded her skills into a thriving business, becoming a certified Botox and Juvederm injector. Phyllis is in a unique position where she can combine her excellent medical knowledge and unparalleled depth and breath of expertise to all the procedures offered at The Fix. She is excited to share her love of Aspen and aesthetics with her clients.

Jessica Workman, RN

IV Specialist, Cryotherapist, Laser Therapist, Hydrafacialist, Cryoskin Therapist

Jessica Workman is a southern girl raised in South Carolina for the majority of her life. She moved to Aspen in early 2017 after visiting and falling in love with the mountains. She has two Bachelor Degrees, one in Psychology, Minor in Sociology and the other in Nursing. She has been a nurse for 13 years advancing her experience into critical care and the electrophysiology lab. She has always had an enthusiasm for preventive care. Preventing disease before it happens in order to live your optimal life is what everyone deserves. She also has a passion for athletics. Growing up she was active in gymnastics, horseback riding, and playing Division I Soccer at the University of South Carolina and post collegiate soccer with the Carolina Elite Cobras.

Maxine McCowan, RN

IV Specialist, Cryotherapist, Laser Therapist, Hydrafacialist, Cryoskin Therapist

Maxine moved to Aspen the winter of 1986, two years after completing her undergraduate degree at Tulane University.  After getting a taste for the medical field while ski patrolling, Maxine went on to obtain a nursing degree from Colorado Mountain College.  She has spent the last 25 years working as an RN in a multitude of areas in the Roaring Fork Valley.  Maxine loves taking on new pursuits and has a passion for sharing her enthusiasm and expertise with her clients.  She is thrilled to be joining the health and wellness team at The Fix and is eager to share her knowledge and healing therapies with her clients.

Bill Fabrocini, PT, CSCS

Personal Training, Physical Therapy

Bill Fabrocini is a clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy and sports performance training coach. He has worked at the Aspen Club Sports Medicine Institute in various capacities since 1989 along with running his own training and consulting business, Bill Fabrocini LLC.

Bill specializes in chronic injuries such as back and hip pathology that are the result of repetitive movement dysfunctions. He has focused much of his work on the integrative concepts of posture, stability, and mobility and how they influence human movement. He has published numerous articles and lectured extensively with regards to these concepts and their correlation to loads and stresses on biological tissues as well how they influence the durability of the human body.

Claudia Stiles

Client Services, Cryotherapist

Claudia is a Virginia native who moved to the valley in 2017.  She studied Communications at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has always had a strong interest in natural health and wellness and is excited to gain more knowledge in the field. Claudia will be assisting at the front desk and performing some of the treatments we offer.  She is certified in Cryotherapy and NovoThor.

Susan Hershey

Client Services, Cryotherapist, Laser Therapist

Susan is a 22 year Aspen resident originally from New York City. She is a real estate broker with a passion for fitness, hiking and the Aspen lifestyle. When one of her clients first told her about cryotherapy it definitely sounded interesting but after just one series of treatments she realized that the vast menu of therapies offered at The Fix were the perfect complement to life in Aspen. She believes the wealth of options from cryo and light therapies to esthetic treatments and many more are exactly what not only local residents, but those who call Aspen their second home and those who may just be visiting, need to rejuvenate, recover, repair, renew and optimize while enjoying all that the “Aspen Life” has to offer. To that end, she has made the leap from client to staff member with the goal of furthering her knowledge of the benefits, breakthroughs and technologies offered at The Fix and sharing that knowledge and passion for personal and physical well being with you.

Anita Rayburn

Anita Rayburn

Massage Therapist, Cryotherapist, Laser Therapist, Cryoskin Therapist

Anita, an Aspen native, is an accomplished massage therapist with almost 20 years of experience in deep tissue and therapeutic massage.  Anita uses various techniques like the Theragun, cupping, and multiple massage modalities to restore your body to full function.  She offers most services provided by The Fix which include CryoSkin for toning, facials and fat reduction, Thor Laser for healing at the cellular level, and Cryotherapy for rapid inflammation reduction.  Anita has been at The Fix since it’s inception and looks forward to helping you find the therapy that will be most beneficial for you.

Jeanne Ruggles

Jeanne Ruggles

Massage Therapist 

Jeanne has been practicing massage full time since 1994, starting her career in her forties after a major career change. A graduate of the Rolf Institute in Boulder, Jeanne is passionate about the benefits of touch and movement. She studied at the Massage Institute of Colorado and later trained in Pilates, Gyrotonic™ (with Julio Horvath, its creator), and Feldenkrais, which was pivotal in Jeanne's perspective of the benefits of touch and movement therapy.

Though Jeanne does not practice Feldenkrais in a conventional manner, her massage practice is heavily influenced by the Feldenkrais method.

Nick Goranov

Massage Therapist 

Born and raised in Bulgaria, Nic has been an athlete all his life.  Nic matriculated in various sports disciplines which paved the way for his chosen direction in Physical Sciences throughout high school and college.

As an athlete he was immersed in varied and diverse recovery cultures which simultaneously drove his educational focus in anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and kinesiology. No one knows bodies better than athletes, and as an athlete, Nic has a deep understanding of massage and recovery!

European recovery cultures are steeped in scientific approaches to therapies that track the “before, during and after” of every athletic endeavor, and Nic brings that kind of thoroughness to his craft. Because he was an athlete himself he understands the “chronology of recovery”.

David Berkson

Massage Therapist

David is most concerned with an individuals structure and their inherent balance. he has developed and incorporated many techniques in his style of bodywork/massage. Intuitively flowing and releasing the bodies different layers of fascial tissue he can realign a person body and thus increasing more flexibility and range of motion. Most everyone has had numerous injuries, sprains and accidents, these all can accumulate into tightness, decreased movement and aches and pains. Through a series of sessions David can help elevate many of these current issues and than release these deeper and older wounds. The whole precess lead to a more flowing and homeostasis life.

Frankie Garcia

Massage Therapist

Frankie is an amazing Massage Therapist, with his California style and sway he brings to the table, it's guaranteed to induce relaxation. He has put tremendous work and dedication to take healthily as a lifestyle. He's an avid runner, so muscle function is of an essence to him. Also, being a Pharmacy Technician has seen athletes get severely hurt and be on strong prescription medications. His belief is to do what compels you to feel great, but why not do it the intuitive way that does not have the adverse side-effects.

Frankie commits to offering an effective treatment bringing each client to most muscle function the shortest time possible. Always striving to enhance and restore your vitality through manipulation of body tissue. Relieving you of your aches, pains, or plain tension. Assigning you with more whole circulation, a more substantial body, but most important a better mind.

Ferris Nickerson

Medical Aesthetician, Cryotherapist, Laser Therapist, Hydrafacialist, Cryoskin Therapist,

Ferris Nickerson originally from Jensen Beach, Florida is bringing "The Fix" a decade of experience in Aesthetics. Ferris started her career at The St. Regis Aspen as their Inventory Lead and Head Aesthetician and then moved onto RENU Medical Aesthetics where she worked under Doctor Valerie Barrett as her Medical Assistant | Aesthetician. She then became the spa director at O2 Aspen SPA helping them rebrand and relaunch. She is trained and certified in the following in both Florida and Colorado: Full body waxing, facials, tinting, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, derma planing, micro needling, dido lasers, radio frequency skin tightening, and Xtreme lash extensions. Ferris looks forward to helping you with all your recovery and esthetic needs.

Lisa Miller

Aesthetician, Cryoskin Therapist

Lisa is a results driven esthetician with more than 30 years of successful experience and expertise in skin health. Committed that every client’s individual experience is customized & tailored to their skin’s needs and concerns.

As an aesthetician I have lived and practiced in Denver, Santa Barbara and mostly in Aspen. At 8000 feet, this climate poses extreme environment exposure for all skin types, which requires the “most high” maintenance we can provide!

So, being proactive means having regular facial treatments, and a morning & evening, at-home skin care regimen which is essential for keeping your skin healthy, youthful and fabulous. And don’t forget your sun protection when enjoying all the outdoor activities you love doing!

Greer Mexic

Aesthetician specializing in Lash Extensions, Cryoskin Therapist

Greer Mexic raises the skill of skin care to the level of art.

After moving to Aspen, where elegance and beauty are paramount for women from around the globe, she realized that revealing and enhancing the natural beauty of a woman’s face is the most rewarding art.

Greer combines mastery of aesthetician skills and skin science with qualities that can’t be taught—instinct, vision, perception, and a deft and delicate touch.

Greer has travelled worldwide, always observing how beauty is defined across various cultures. Regardless of her client’s age, history of skin care, or personal style, Greer’s experience and talent ensure results that transcend expectations.