Meet The Staff

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Meet The Staff

Jola Cruise

Practice Director

Jola has worked alongside of Joseph T Cruise, MD as practice director for over 10 years. She holds bachelor’s degrees in marketing/management from Poland and public relations/communications from CSULB. Jola is passionate about her work and strives to continually improve all aspects of the practice to provide the best possible experience for our patients. Her entrepreneurial mindset, operational and leadership skills, along with her dedication, have contributed to the success of Cruise Plastic Surgery. Jola enjoys supporting Joseph T Cruise, MD in changing people's lives and is grateful to work with a man who is such a visionary in the field of plastic surgery and who genuinely cares for his patients and their outcomes. Managing a team of driven dedicated professionals who are selfless and caring has been extremely rewarding for her.


Outside of work - Jola is a devoted wife and mother of three beautiful children who values her time spent with family. She enjoys learning new software programs, working out, and is dedicated to leading a healthy lifestyle. She is an active member and supporter of MOPS.

Cristin has worked in the aesthetic industry for over 10 years and at Cruise Plastic Surgery for 9 years. As patient care care coordinator she is dedicated to assisting our patients by providing an experience which empowers them to achieve their cosmetic goals. Her knowledge, compassion, and commitment to each patient is present throughout the entire surgical journey. Cristin feels honored to be a part of our patient’s transformation, both physically and emotionally. She enjoys the family-like environment between the staff and patients. When she is not assisting patients, Cristin oversees daily operations to ensure the practice is operating at the highest level possible.

Outside of work - Cristin is a devoted mother to boy/girl twins. She has a passion for all things holistic; yoga, alternative medicine. She enjoys photography, traveling the world, and recently started learning to play the piano.

Cristin Stone

Office Manager
Patient Care Coordinator

Vanessa Severson

Patient Care Coordinator

As patient care coordinator, Vanessa is committed to meeting the goals of each patient. She understands each person’s situation is unique and must be addressed accordingly. Vanessa helps navigate patients through the decision-making process, scheduling, financial matters, and the pre and post-operative process. She also keeps in close contact with patients during their recovery to ensure everything goes smoothly both emotionally and physically. Vanessa has a degree in surgical technology and passed the boards needed to become a Certified Surgical Technologist. She has spent the past 8 years working in plastic surgery in a variety of positions such as surgical tech, facilities manager, office manager,  and patient care coordinator. Consulting is Vanessa's passion because she loves developing relationships with her patients and seeing them through their surgical journey.

Outside of work - Vanessa has a beautiful teenage daughter and lynx cat. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, hiking, yoga, live music, and traveling.

Jessica is a certified medical assistant who has been specializing in the field of plastic surgery for over eight years. She works closely with Joseph T Cruise, MD assisting patients with their pre/post operative care. Her extensive training and knowledge of all procedures offered at our practice, along with her bubbly personality and bright smile, give Jessica the ability to educate, inform, and guide patients through a positive surgical experience. She is grateful to work for such a well regarded plastic surgeon, as well as working in an environment which feels like a home away from home. She also enjoys the connection she makes with our patients, many of whom she stays in contact with well after their journey has concluded.

Outside of work: Jessica’s hobbies include art, painting and reading. She enjoys being active, especially outdoors where she can hike. She is an avid animal lover and spends much of her spare time with her dog.

Jessica Morris

Assistant Manager
Patient Advocate


Nichole Hartley


Originally from Arizona, Nichole moved to Southern California when she was 22 years old. She became a registered nurse in 2010 and received her bachelor's degree in nursing in 2017. She began as an emergency room nurse but when Nichole was exposed to the aesthetic industry she immediately knew she wanted to pursue a career in plastic surgery. Not too long after, she started working at Cruise Plastic Surgery. Her warm, friendly personality and passion for the industry are evident from the first time you meet her. Whether Nichole is assisting Joseph T Cruise, MD with procedures performed in the office or helping patients with their pre or post-operative care, she always remains calm and collected in the fast-paced environment at Cruise Plastic Surgery. She takes pride in helping patients realize their cosmetic goals and seeing the positive impact it makes on their lives.

Outside of work: Nichole is happily married and a mom of two. She loves the beach, traveling, and is always up for an adventure!

Kim is likely the first person you will come into contact with at Cruise Plastic Surgery whether it be by phone, email or when you visit us in person. She is passionate about patient care and customer service, which is evident when you interact with her. In our fast-paced environment, Kim remains highly organized, a wizard at multi-tasking, and efficiently handles all of our patients’ needs.  She is proud to represent such a talented and dedicated surgeon and to be a part of our patients’ surgical transformation. She has worked in the aesthetic industry for a little over two years and is a certified medical assistant. She is continuing her education to become a registered nurse.


Outside of work - Aside from going to school, Kim enjoys working out and spending time doing things that keep her healthy, happy and active.

Kim Morris

Patient Concierge

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