Meet the team Interested in joining our team? Click here for a current list of opportunities. Laura 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 the 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 Malory completed the a 2200 hr massage therapy diploma program from Mount Royal University in 2014. She moved to Fernie in December 2018 and after receiving a massage at Spa 901, she knew immediately that she wanted to join our team! “To be able to help people feel good, while loving what I do is extremely gratifying. Visiting a spa can remind people about the importance of self-care, which can cause them to make healthy choices in their lives" 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. “I’m excited to join a company that promotes quality living and provides me with opportunities to expand my knowledge in a growing community”. 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 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!" Erin Pillsworth Spa Therapist Join our team! Visit the link at the top of the page for current opportunities!