Meet the Staff at Bella Lei!
Diane Rigdon, Nurse Practitioner/Owner:
Diane Rigdon, APRN, is a native of Orange Park, Florida and a graduate of St. Johns Country Day School. She completed her undergraduate studies at Liberty University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2000. She worked as a pediatric nurse at Wolfson Children’s Hospital and then transitioned to Labor and Delivery/Post-Partum and Newborn Nursery in 2005 until 2011 when she decided to further her education as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She graduated from the University of Florida’s Family Nurse Practitioner program in 2014 and has her FNP certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She has worked as a Nurse Practitioner in the field of perinatology, palliative care and plastic surgery. Before opening Bella Lei, her last two years were spent in the field of plastic surgery, where she developed her love and passion for the art of aesthetics and wellness. When she is not working, she loves spending time with her two children and husband. She also enjoys camping with her family, Disney trips and exercising at Orangetheory!
Erica Luong, Nurse Practitioner
Erica has been a nurse for twelve years in intensive care. With a passion for health, wellness, and aesthetics she decided to become a nurse practitioner and dedicate her time to establishing a career as an aesthetic nurse practitioner. She enjoys helping patients to discover their inner and outer beauty. When she is not working hard in the office, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, My, and Pomeranian, Mia.
Ashley O’Neal, Office Administrator
Ashley O’Neal is a wife and mother of four children. She enjoys spending time with her family, website designing, and traveling. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, a Master’s Degree in Special Education, and a Specialist’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Florida (Go Gators!). She served in the field of education for sixteen years, six of those as an administrator, before transitioning to the field of medical aesthetics. Ashley began her journey at Bella Lei as the part-time Marketing Director several years ago and she loves the mission and vision of the organization.
Tayler Lewis, Medical Assistant
Tayler is a former Veterinarian Technician, turned Medical Assistant. She is married to her high school sweetheart and has had 3 children; 2 of her own and 1 she carried as a gestational surrogate. She is passionate about adventure, and as a military brat & spouse, has lived in 12 different states. She became a skydiver in 2016, while living in Hawaii, and has more jumps than she can count on 2 hands. She was an extra in 3 different movies while studying in New Orleans and that’s where she rescued her cat, Drake. Her newest addition is a Blue Heeler puppy named Dot, because her babies are obsessed with the kid’s show, “Bluey”! She has settled down here in Florida, near family, and loves getting to make our patients feel like the most beautiful versions of themselves.
Marissa Matheny, Medical Aesthetician
Marissa has been an aesthetician since 2019, and has been at Bella Lei since April 2022. Her work is her passion and she truly believes it is a privilege to treat all skin types and conditions. She firmly believes the skin is always changing, so she continues to learn and improve to bring her patients the best treatments and results possible. Originally from Connecticut, Marissa moved to Florida in 2018. In her spare time, she enjoys the beautiful Florida scenery, traveling with her husband, Johnny, and spending time with family, including their two dogs.