1904 Eastwood Rd # 105, Wilmington, NC 28403
Meet the team

Meet the Team

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Dr. James Hoffman, DO FAAEM Medical Director

Dr. James

Dr. Hoffman is a board-certified emergency medicine physician since 2015.  He has a special interest in advanced laser resurfacing, ultrasound-guided treatments, risk management, and education. He has completed preceptorships in advanced deep laser resurfacing for skin rejuvenation. He is certified in injectables as well.

Dr. Hoffman enjoys snowboarding, being outdoors, and spending time with his family.

Theresa Hoffman, PA-C Owner & Advanced Injectables

Theresa Hoffman

Theresa Hoffman is a certified Physician Assistant and founder of Coastal Aesthetics.  She completed her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA in 2014 and entered the Aesthetic field in 2017 with a focus on injectables and various skin treatments.  She worked in both Medspas and Plastic Surgery until 2021 when she decided to open her own clinic with a focus on natural results and preventative aging through injectables and advanced laser treatments.  During her time as an owner, she has grown in her skill set, attended national trainings with some of the top injectors and aesthetic specialists in the country, and even offers trainings to newer injectors entering the field of aesthetic medicine.  She is a KOL (Key Opinion Leader) and Luminary with Sciton technology.  Her treatment goals are to provide a comprehensive care plan to provide natural results and youthful aging.  She is married with 3 young daughters and loves living in this coastal community.

Halyn Blackburn, RN – Advanced Injectables


Halyn Blackburn is a licensed registered nurse with over 2 years of experience in aesthetic medicine. Halyn is currently in the family nurse practitioner program at Walden University and is expected to graduate in 2025. After completing her initial training and certification in advanced injectables and mesotherapy, she maintains her commitment to ongoing education. Her primary objective is to master the most effective techniques, prioritizing patient safety and the achievement of natural results. What truly sets Halyn apart from other injectors is her love for attending workshops, seminars, and private training with some of the industry’s best injectors. In an industry where trends and techniques are ever-changing, Halyn stands out as a true innovator and a provider who sets the highest standards for herself. Her passion for commitment to ongoing education makes her a trusted partner in helping clients look and feel their best, reflecting the very essence of beauty and self-confidence. 

She is a devoted mom of two, who enjoys spending time at the beach with her family. 

Alex Engberg,  Licensed Aesthetician


Alex is a licensed aesthetician. She is originally from Nebraska and moved to Wilmington in 2021. Skincare has been her passion since before she could even drive a car. Alex is also a bridal makeup artist and believes that the perfect base for good makeup is healthy skin. she is dedicated to helping her clients feel the most confident and healthy versions of themselves. she has a small dog named Ducky June who loves the beach almost as much as Alex.

Shauna Autenrieth, Clinic Coordinator

Shauna Autenrieth, Licensed Aesthetician

Shauna recently relocated from Massachusetts to North Carolina with her husband and two teenagers, and is loving the southern life. She has over 20 years of experience in the aesthetic and makeup artistry industry. She is passionate about educating clients about skincare and helping them improve the quality of their skin. When she isn’t pampering her clients, you can find her in a dance class or walking her dog Daisy on the beach.

Sealey Scott — Medical Assistant

Sealey Scott

Sealey is originally from Whiteville, NC. She has lived in coastal North Carolina her entire life. She is currently finishing her prerequisite classes for Physician Assistant school and will graduate from UNC Wilmington in the Spring of 2024 with a BS in Biology. She has three years of experience as a medical assistant and is very excited to enter the aesthetics industry. Growing up by the beach and always spending time in the sun, Sealey has a special interest in sun damage prevention and treatment. She enjoys concerts, wakeboarding, and spending time with her dog Banks.