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 Reflexologist / 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.” Bailey Maxwell BC Registered Massage Therapist Practicing as a RMT in Ontario since August 2016, Bailey holds a 2200-hour diploma from the D’Arcy Land Institute of Massage Therapy. Her treatments are tailored to the individual needs of her clients with styles ranging from traditional swedish, to deep tissue and myofascial trigger point release. In 2019, Bailey completed the process to become a BC RMT. "I strive to help each client better their health and wellness, and continue to expand my knowledge and grow as an RMT everyday!” Alicia LeClair Esthetician Alicia is a graduate of Blanche Macdonald College, completing both the makeup artistry and esthetics programs. “I feel very blessed to work in an industry that allows me to continually grow and educate myself. I love being able to help my clients through my work and to see them improve and heal. I feel very blessed to watch a client’s confidence improve and to see them grow. The power of touch is such a profound thing and being able to give that to others fuels my passion for this industry.” Ruth Jellicoe Spa Therapist Ruth completed a 2200 hour massage therapy diploma course in May 2004 and has been practicing for many years. Her specializations include swedish & deep tissue massage, myofascial and trigger point release. Ruth has been a member of the Spa 901 team since September 2014. “I am passionate about people. As a therapist, my goal is to serve my clients, working with them toward a restored sense of self and body, mind well-being; partnering with them to fully realize their passions through this restored balance" Nichola Quarin Esthetician Nichola completed a comprehensive esthetics diploma in Calgary, AB and has been working at Spa 901 since August, 2018. “Working in the wellness industry is incredibly rewarding because you get to spend your days making a positive impact on every guest’s day. I love making my clients feel comfortable, confident and relaxed. This industry is constantly changing, which gives us a unique opportunity to learn and grow every year” Malory Sinclair 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" Martina Zborilova Spa Therapist Travelling from the Czech Republic, Martina graduated with a bachelor in physiotherapy in 2016. Since beginning her studies, trigger point release, deep tissue massage and correcting body imbalances have been her focus. “I am a big enthusiast of the whole body approach that includes spa, massages, sports and proper nutrition to prevent injury, improve recovery and make us feel better in our own bodies" Margaret Farmer Spa Therapist Margaret completed a 2200 certification program in 2010 through the Foothills College of Massage Therapy and has been practicing in Fernie ever since. Specializing in deep tissue massage, Margaret has been a part of our team at Spa 901 since November 2017. “I love having the opportunity to help individuals feel good and to help bring them body awareness so that they can help themselves feel and function at their best.” Victoria Miles Spa Coordinator Victoria was born & raised in the East Kootenays and although her interest in esthetics came later in life, she is excited to experience and learn everything there is to know about the wellness industry. “I’m excited to join this amazing team and look forward to contributing to our guest’s experience.” Paula Lambert Spa Therapist 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" Rebecca Hols Hair Stylist - Weddings Rebecca is a hairstylist for our wedding services team. “I was inspired to get creative with wedding styles after being asked by all my friends to style for them on their big days. My talents grew along with the evolving trends & styles. Up-do’s, down-styles or an elegant ponytail united with extensions- I love creating a unique look for anyone’s special occasion.” Amy Wright Esthetician Being born and raised in Fernie, Amy is a local to our community. After studying esthetics and cosmetology at Purley Inspired Academy of Beauty in 2013, and moving around a bit, Amy has come back to Fernie once again to continue her career as an esthetician in her home town. "Beauty is my passion and I pride myself on providing exceptional customer service."