Name: Avani Nayak
Company: Avani Derm Spa
BigWig Fun Fact: I love playing tennis, traveling- especially to far off and unique places-(we just did the 4 day Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu last week!), eating, spending time with friends and family. I am a former corporate attorney, married to a plastic surgeon. We have a passion for helping people look and feel their best and we love seeing how happy and confident our patients and clients are. We started Nayak Plastic Surgery in 2006 and Avani Derm Spa in 2010. Our work staff are like our extended family. We started off small and have grown to a “family” of 46!
Fundraising Goal: $5,000
What is your greatest achievement? Raising 2 amazing kids. We have Dev, our son, who is 16 and our daughter Mira who is 13. They are fun and smart and most importantly kind and compassionate people. Raising these two has been my absolute joy.
Why did you commit to being a BigWig? I went to law school with Komen Missouri Board President Jennifer Kingston and I know how committed she is, and I was so happy to be able to help. Also, like almost everyone, we have friends, co-workers, patients and family members who have had breast cancer. It takes a huge toll on them as well as their families. I am so proud to help raise money for this cause.
Where might we find you with your pink wig on? I am at Avani Derm Spa almost every day, I also am at Frontenac Racquet Club a couple times a week, and often at John Burroughs School volunteering!