Meet the Team

Our Providers

J. Kirk Bass, MD

As a compassionate physician with an extensive background in patient care, James Kirk Bass, MD, provides personalized care in a welcoming environment. Dr. Bass serves as the medical director of Shea Aesthetic Clinic in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

After earning his Bachelor of Science with honors from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, Dr. Bass went on to attend medical school at the same institution. He completed his Doctor of Medicine, also with honors, at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

Dr. Bass then finished his pediatrics residency program at the East Virginia Medical School in Norfolk. To further his expertise, Dr. Bass completed fellowship training in neonatal-perinatal medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City.

Dr. Bass believes that “it’s what you give that makes you beautiful,” which is a quote by Cherie Anderson. His role model and hero, his younger sister Melanie, passed away from breast cancer at age 39. She was compassionate and kind. She found joy in every moment. To know her was to love her. Melanie was the epitome of beauty because she sincerely strived to make everyone feel loved. Her warmth and kindness inspire Dr. Bass to serve others with compassion every day. A phrase from John Keats fittingly frames his remembrance of Melanie, “a thing of beauty is a joy forever.”

Early on in his career, Dr. Bass served as a medical missionary in Brazil, Uganda, Namibia, and Malaysia. He spent time teaching caregivers how to resuscitate babies who can’t breathe at birth. Dr. Bass loves children and truly enjoys caring for others.

Ultimately, Dr. Bass and his family put their roots down in Knoxville, Tennessee, which they call home. Dr. Bass and his wife of more than 30 years, Shairee, love raising their four children in East Tennessee. In his free time, Dr. Bass enjoys running, gardening, eating and spending time with his family.

Stacy Swiney, RN

Stacy Swiney was born and raised in East Tennessee where she still calls North East Knoxville home. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Tennessee in 2007 where she graduated with top honors. Over the past 16 years of her nursing career, her experience has included labor and delivery, surgical care, and pediatric primary care. Her love for the aesthetic field of nursing began over 7 years ago and she has since continued to blossom as an artistic injector specializing in dermal fillers and neurotoxin.

“I love getting to help my clients feel better about themselves. Boosting their self esteem by enhancing their natural beauty is priceless”. Stacy and her husband stay busy raising their  two daughters who are both involved in travel softball. If she’s not injecting, studying injections, or at the ball field, you will most likely find her cuddled with her dogs reading a suspense thriller, or her next favorite thing… napping.

Tami Cummins, LE

Tami Cummins moved from Johnson City, TN, to Oak Ridge in 2012 with her family. She has 3 children: Christian, Austin, and Luke. Tami fell in love with skincare and makeup artistry over 28 years ago. Her passion led her to pursue her Aesthetic license, although Johnson City did not have an Aesthetics school at that time. Her desire was so great she drove to Knoxville until her requirements were fulfilled.

She graduated at the top of her class and has worked extensively in the Aesthetic field ever since. Her passion is to help people look and feel their best and it shows in the warm and friendly care she gives to her clients.

Tina Jones-Barber, LE

Tina Jones-Barber is the eldest of four children raised in Los Angeles, California. She relocated to Georgia with her twin boys, Andrew, and Aaron, following the rest of her family. Her passion for skincare led her to a 15yr career as a medical esthetician and a laser practitioner. She honed her craft working with a talented plastic surgeon in Atlanta for the last 10 years.

Tina recently moved to Knoxville with her husband, Jeffery a retired US Army Airborne Ranger. They love the area and now call East Tennessee home. They enjoy the beautiful mountains and relaxing on the lakes.

Tina’s expertise in skin tightening and resurfacing using microneedling with platelet-rich plasma, microneedling with radiofrequency, photo facial with intense pulsed light to rejuvenate and improve skin tone, and HydraFacial. Tina is very “results-oriented” and enjoys treating with body contouring devices that are customizable to your needs. Tina’s knowledge, experience, and warm bedside manner create a comfortable atmosphere and will help you reach all your aesthetic goals.

Kate Bass, MA

Kate is a Knoxville native. She has lived in many different states – Hawaii, Utah, and South Carolina – but has returned home to Tennessee to work at Shea. Kate is the middle girl of four children in her family, and is a proud daughter of Kirk and Shairee Bass. Kate grew up playing every sport, but her favorite was basketball. She loved it, and played for over 10 years.

Then Kate moved on to coaching and training 8th grade girls basketball players. During her travels, she has studied exercise science, sports medicine, nutrition, and healthcare. Kate now spends her free time weight training and laughing with her family. She loves the strength, health, and confidence she has gained from her life experiences.

She is certified as a Medical Assistant. She is also a nutrition specialist. Kate’s background in athletics and nutrition has prepared her well for her role as Shea’s weight loss and healthy lifestyle specialist.

Our Staff

Jenna Bass

Originally born in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jenna spent most of her life outside of Phoenix, Arizona where she grew up. She graduated from Perry High School and went to serve a church service mission in Raleigh, North Carolina. Afterwards, she lived in Utah for 3 years, where she met her husband. They recently got married in Arizona this past September and moved to Knoxville, where they now live.

Jenna has worked in the health/fitness industry as a group fitness instructor and gym manager, she loves all things health related. Her hobbies include reading, traveling, photography, and spending time with her loved ones.

Shairee Bass

Shairee was Born in Charlotte North Carolina and grew up in Davidson, NC on Lake Norman. She fell in love with running while in middle school and participated in the national junior Olympics for the first time in seventh grade. Every middle school and high school summer after that was spent competing at the national Junior Olympics. She ran track and cross-country at Appalachian State University and earned a degree in exercise physiology and nutrition from the University of South Carolina.

All that running paid off because she been blessed with four amazing children and her true love, a busy husband to chase! Shairee has enjoyed years of coaching high school cross country, track, and swim teams. She loves teaching, eating healthily, running, water skiing, reading, serving others, and making memories with her family.

Michelle Goad

Michelle is a mother of 3 daughters and she’s a grandmother. She also has two French Bulldogs, Buster and Louie, and one Boston Terrier, Coco. She and her husband like to travel, go antiquing, and take walks with their fur babies.

Aesthetics is Michelle’s true passion. She’s been in the aesthetic industry for over 12 years. Michelle is the Patient Care Coordinator at Shea.

Jenny Short, MA

Jenny is a proud native of Knoxville, TN. She graduated from Central High School in 2000. She received her Early Childhood Development degree from Pellissippi State Community College. Jenny had a call to become part of the Health Care Community, which took her to the University of Tennessee Certification Program. She studied and became certified to be a Medical Assistant. Her first position out of UT introduced her to the aesthetic world and she quickly realized this was her true passion. Jenny has now worked in the medical field for 7 years, with 4 of them in plastics and aesthetics. She loves combining all her previous experiences and knowledge about aesthetics to help guide clients on their own aesthetic journey.