Meet the team

Interested in joining our team?  Click here for a current list of opportunities.

Laura Frost (Oleksow)

Owner / Marketing
Laura started her career at Spa 901 in 2013, when she was hired as the Spa Director. Previously, Laura spent five years living in Toronto where she built up her management and marketing experience. Laura was honoured to take on the role of co-owner at Spa 901 in 2015, seeking to take the experience to new levels. “The wellness industry is incredible because we can make a positive difference in a client’s day and see the results instantly. My favourite part is the constant learning curve "

Jessica Riley

Owner / Educator
Jessica moved to Fernie from Australia in 2013. With a background working in world-class spas, Jessica was quickly promoted to the lead esthetician at 901, then proudly worked toward the role of co-owner in 2015. Focused on the education and development of the team, Jessica is passionate about fostering individual growth. “It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together. At Spa 901 we’re experienced creators fostering that special connection between a person’s inner & outer self.”

Averil Morris

Spa Director
Averil relocated to Canada from Australia in 2013 for a personal and career change with the goal to live, work and travel in an environment different to the one she had known. After embracing the mountain lifestyle, she decided to settle in Fernie in 2015. “I love being a part of an industry that promotes self-care. We sometimes neglect to take the time out of our busy lives to restore our health and well-being. Seeing our clients leave the spa feeling relaxed with big smiles on their faces is the most satisfying part of my role.”

Sally Lochhead

Spa Therapist
With over 25 years of practice, Sally is an exceptionally talented Spa Therapist. Sally specializes in deep tissue massage, myofascial cupping, pregnancy, hot stone massage, and most recently reflexology. “I love to meet people and have a real passion about wellness, so this is my perfect environment. I get to work in a beautiful location, with positive people whose aim is to improve the health and wellness of others. The smile when someone has enjoyed their treatment…priceless :)”

Krista Desjardins

Nail Technician
Born and raised in Fernie, Krista is a true local. She completed the Nail Technology Couse at Marvel College in Kelowna, BC and has been a member of the Spa 901 team since September 2013. “I love the art in beauty and nails, and making clients feel pampered and beautiful.”

Paula Lambert

Spa Therapist Supervisor & Skin Specialist
In March 2016, Paula started the two year 2200 hour program at MaKami College in Calgary, where she learned swedish relaxation, hot stone therapy and deep tissue massage. "I love creating a comfortable space for people to come in and allow themselves to slow down and enjoy the present moment. Everyone in the wellness industry has a common goal and that is to help people feel good. Touch and human connection is so important to our overall well-being of mind, body, soul and I’m very happy that I can provide that with massage"

Margaret Farmer

Spa Therapist

Kennedy Klein

Esthetician
Kennedy moved to Sparwood in 2014. She completed her schooling for esthetics in 2019 at One Beauty Academy in Lethbridge and is certified in manicures, pedicures, hair, make-up, waxing and facials. "I love making people look good and feel good about themselves, when you look good it portrays back into confidence and who doesn't love that feeling!"

Lucy Tennant

Spa Coordinator
As a member of the Lil'wat Nation, Lucy grew up in part in Mount Currie, BC. Her family moved to Sparwood in 1994, then to Fernie in 2002. "With more than 15 years experience in a fast paced customer service role it is refreshing to be part an environment that promotes self care/love, relaxation and pampering. It reminds me that everyone needs to take the time for self care/love

Heidi Farmer

BC Registered Massage Therapist
Practicing as a BC RMT, Heidi has joine our team for the winter season. She loves supporting clients through work/sports related injuries, providing relaxation for well-being, as well as deep tissue, sports and pregnancy massage, and is looking forward to meeting new clients at the spa.

Erin Pillsworth

Spa Therapist
Erin is qualified as a 1500hr spa therapist. Originally from small town Ontario, Erin has been visiting different ski towns since she was 19, and has settled into Fernie after visiting and falling in love with it! "I'm a huge advocate for self-care and I love that I get to be a part of helping people take care of themselves."

Carlee Bishop

Spa Therapist

Stephanie Sherdahl

Nail Technician
Born and raised in Elkford, Stephanie graduated from the fully qualified nail technician course from Mirage Spa Education in August 2021. "I love meeting new people and helping them feel good about themselves. Self-care is very important. You only have one pair of feet, and they need attention too!"

Vanessa Schiller

Spa Coordinator

Haylee Palmer-Dreher

Spa Therapist
Haylee graduated from Advance Clinical massage therapy program in Calgary, in 2018. "What I love most about my job is that I'm constantly learning. I enjoy working with my clients to assist in breaking through any blockages and challenges we come across in the body, together as a team :)"

Haley Guttin

BC Registered Massage Therapist
Practicing as a RMT in Ontario since 2019, Haley holds a 2318-hour diploma from the International Academy of Massage Therapy. In 2021, Haley successfully completed the process to become a BC RMT. She works at the spa on a casual/part-time basis. “I’m excited to join a company that promotes quality living and provides me with opportunities to expand my knowledge in a growing community”.

Marie-Ange Dion

Spa Therapist

Jenna White

Spa Attendant

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Haylee graduated from Advance Clinical massage therapy program in Calgary, in 2018. "What I love most about my job is that I'm constantly learning. I enjoy working with my clients to assist in breaking through any blockages and challenges we come across in the body, together as a team :)"
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