Meet our Team

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Our exceptional staff of caring, skilled spa therapists are dedicated to offering guests a refuge of complete relaxation and rejuvenation. We are committed to helping our guests restore their natural harmony of wellness and beauty. We believe that taking the time to refresh one’s sense of balance and beauty is not a frivolous activity, but rather an essential key to sustain and flourish in today’s fast-paced world.

At The Parkside Spa, we’ve specially chosen a fantastic group of individuals to offer our guests the absolute best services possible. The Parkside Spa team is made up of a full range of talent. We are so proud to have distinguished experts in Registered Massage Therapy, Reflexology, Pre Natal Massage, and Esthetics. We invite you to come and meet our team!

<p style="text-align: center;">Katherine Joslin</p>

Katherine Joslin

Spa Manager

Katherine has been with The Parkside Hotel & Spa since 2013, working in several departments of the hotel before joining the spa. She recently completed a diploma in Hospitality Management and was thrilled to take on the role of Spa Manager. She feels privileged to be working with such a wonderful team of individuals who are passionate about creating relaxing and restorative experiences for their guests.

Katherine’s favorite way to relax is by enjoying one of The Parkside Spa’s customized Éminence Organic Facials.

<p style="text-align: center;">Brittany Cunningham</p>

Brittany Cunningham

Spa Sales Supervisor

Brittany has nearly six years experience in the spa industry, and feels fortunate to have spent the past two and half years with The Parkside Spa. She has a passion for providing exceptional customer service and strives to make your experience fantastic from start to finish. Come visit Brittany to start planning your spa day!

<p style="text-align: center";>Kelin Sheedy</p>

Kelin Sheedy

Spa Coordinator

Kelin moved to Victoria recently to pursue her passion for health, beauty and guest experience. She is a Certified Nail Technician and is focused on providing exceptional service to our clients, making each visit to our spa a memorable one.

Kelin loves that we use Éminence Organic Skin Care and Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics, and her favorite product is Éminence’s Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant.

<p style="text-align: center";>Karen Dawson</p>

Karen Dawson

Registered Massage Therapist, Currently on Maternity Leave

Karen is a Registered Massage Therapist in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMTBC) and a graduate of Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic in Toronto, ON.

Karen endeavours to relieve pain and discomfort and decrease stress and tension through taking the time to assess the needs, objectives and specific concerns of her clients. She integrates traditional Swedish Massage with trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage, joint mobilizations and myofascial release to treat the origin of her clients’ problems, not just their symptoms.

In addition to relaxation massage, Karen has experience working with sports injuries, pregnancy related discomforts, breast cancer, post-surgical scar tissue, overuse injuries, anxiety and stress related conditions and a variety of other musculoskeletal disorders.

<p style="text-align: center";>Ian Mason</p>

Ian Mason

Registered Massage Therapist

Ian graduated from Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic, Toronto, in the summer of 2006 and has happily been practicing massage ever since. After recently moving to Victoria, Ian had the good fortune of joining the team at The Parkside Spa, where he is excited to continue practicing.

Eight years of clinical practice has afforded Ian a great amount of experience in treating all sorts of injuries on all types of people, including prenatal and perinatal women, dancers, yoga and pilates enthusiasts, athletes of all types, and individuals who have developed chronic pain as a result of no specific injury.

Seven years of spa experience has helped Ian refine and perfect his skill in the art of relaxation massage and stress reduction, something useful for everyone.

<p style="text-align: center";>Devin Singleton</p>

Devin Singleton

Lead Spa Therapist

With five years in the industry, Devin enjoys performing tranquil facial and rejuvenating body treatments. Speed waxing and the detailed craft of brow threading is her main expertise. Her artistic eye and friendly personality ensures her clients are well taken care of and leave with the best brow shape for their features.
Her favorite product is Éminence’s Hungarian Herbal Mud.

<p style="text-align: center";>Nicole Trudeau</p>

Nicole Trudeau

Spa Therapist

Nicole has a passion for rest and relaxation. Providing others with this kind of experience is very rewarding for her. She has been a practicing Spa Therapist for sixteen years. Her career has taken her many places, and she is so happy to have found The Parkside Spa. She loves working with Éminence Organic Skincare and loves performing facials and body treatments. With a passion for holistic healing, she is always learning. Come and make an appointment with Nicole, she looks forward to treating you soon!

<p style="text-align: center";>Sabrina Zezza</p>

Sabrina Zezza

Spa Therapist, soon-to-be Practitioner of Holistic Nutrition

Sabrina was born and raised in Victoria and absolutely loves the west coast. Outside of work you’ll find her hiking, camping, or exploring the coast line from her paddleboard. Her love of nature and being outdoors sparked her passion for natural health and wellness. After studying esthetics at the Aveda Institute she began practicing spa therapy in Ucluelet where she could enjoy the rugged landscape while refining her esthetic skills. After returning to Victoria she developed an interest in the use of essential oils and learned more about them by working at a local aromatherapy shop. She now uses them in her treatments to promote relaxation and rejuvenation.
Sabrina has studied traditional methods of healing such as Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has earned her Certificate of Holistic Nutrition at Pacific Rim College and is currently in the process of getting her Diploma, the most comprehensive program of Holistic Nutrition in Canada. In addition to gaining knowledge about whole food nutrition, she is also learning the medicinal uses of food according to various cultures and the use of foods to maintain health and restore wellness. Sabrina will receive her Diploma of Holistic Nutrition in April 2018 and looks forward to adding nutrition consultations to the services she offers.
Delighted to be working with Éminence Organic Skincare, Sabrina shares the values and outlooks of the company on natural beauty, environmental sustainability, and global outreach. She considers the unique constitution of each individual in regards to skincare and bodywork and can provide valuable insight to many concerns that may be challenging you. She takes a full body approach to her treatments and is sure to give you a truly unique experience that will be personalized to meet your specific wants and needs.

<p style="text-align: center";>Satomi Yoneda</p>

Satomi Yoneda

Spa Therapist

Satomi finds the most fulfillment in her ability to help others, which is why she was so happy to find a career in massage therapy. She is a graduate from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy and is well-versed in Swedish relaxation treatments, deep tissue massage, trigger point release, myofascial release, and prenatal massage. Relaxation is a very important component of Satomi’s treatments, and achieving a state of mental tranquility is something she believes is the key to physical healing. Most people deal with so many stressors in their daily lives, and taking the time to receive a massage in a peaceful space and let those stressors fall away, even for an hour, is something she believes is inherently therapeutic.

Satomi is so excited to join the amazing team at The Parkside Spa, and looks forward to continuing her work there when she becomes a Registered Massage Therapist in the fall.

<p style="text-align: center";>Jess Hobbs</p>

Jess Hobbs

Spa Therapist

Jess originally began her career in the child and youth care industry, but soon realized something was missing. Her passion has always been to help people disassociate themselves from the stresses of everyday life, and she found an opportunity to do that with a career in Spa Therapy. When she provides a treatment and witnesses her clients let go of everything happening in their life to just be present in that moment, her joy is indescribable. Making people happy and seeing them smile is what drives Jess - it’s her way of making a difference.

She finds the most excitement in performing body treatments such as scrubs, wraps, and massage treatments. Carefully focusing her attention on each area of the body, she strives to maximize relaxation with her attention to detail. Being able to use Eminence Organic Skin Care enhances her enjoyment of performing these treatments; especially their Blueberry Soy Sugar Scrub. The smell is so beautiful and revitalizing, it always leaves you wanting more!

<p style="text-align: center";>Laura Young</p>

Laura Young

Spa Therapist

Photos courtesy of Kim Kalyn Photography.