Meet the team

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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"

Bailey Maxwell

BC Registered Massage Therapist
Bailey holds a 2200-hour diploma from the D’Arcy Lane Institute of Massage Therapy. She has completed multiple continuing education credits through ProHealth System seminars and online courses. Bailey practiced as an RMT in Ontario for three years. She then transitioned to become a BC RMT and was part of the Spa901 team for two years. She has spent the past year living the coastal life and practicing in Powell River. Bailey has now found her way back “home” to Fernie!

Vanessa Schiller

Spa Coordinator

Hailey Maxwell

Esthetician
Relocating from Saskatchewan, Hailey has been practicing as a full time Esthetician since graduating in 2019. She is available for pedicures, waxing and facial services.

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

Sabrina Bouchard

BC Registered Massage Therapist
I am thrilled to offer you assistance with your musculoskeletal issues! I like to offer a blend of Swedish relaxation and Deep Tissue as an individualized treatment to help you reclaim a pain-free active living in our great outdoors! I truly think that movement is health. In 2014, I came to realize the power of manual therapy when I broke my back following a snowboarding accident. I know way too well the bumps and twisty turns of the recovery process and it became clear to me that I wanted to help people in that way. I therefore completed my massage diploma with honours out of Alberta in June 2021.

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."

Kelsey Martin

Esthetician
Originally from small town Saskatchewan, Kelsey graduated with an esthetics diploma in 2004 and from there continued to expand her knowledge in the industry through advanced courses and training. Kelsey has more than 15 years experience in the industry working as an esthetician, educator and business owner. "After taking a few years off to focus on raising my young daughters, I am excited to be back to work in the career I am so passionate about."

Felicity Prochnau

Spa Therapist
Felicity is a Fernie local that, who after living in Alberta and Northern BC, has come back to make Fernie home once again. She brings over 6 years experience working in the massage field. While she is passionate about massage treatments to address physical ailments, she also strongly believes in the value of intentional relaxation for mental health. She looks forward to offering blissful spa treatments and bringing healing energy to each client in her care. "To know I have genuinely helped someone is the most rewarding part of my career"

Robin Regular

Spa Therapist

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