Meet our Team

the parkside spa team
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 seven years experience in the spa industry, and feels fortunate to have spent the past three 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. Brittany is our dedicated spa wedding planner, she will help you book any type of wedding package for you, your soon-to-be spouse or your wedding party! 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 is currently working on her Diploma in Spa Therapy at Academy of Excellence.

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

<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";>Karen Dawson</p>

Karen Dawson

Registered Massage Therapist

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";>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";>Laura Young</p>

Laura Young

Spa Therapist

Laura has had a strong passion for the beauty and wellness industry for many years. After graduating from Fleming College’s Esthetician program, she started her Spa Therapy career in downtown Toronto in 2014. Laura’s journey in spa therapy eventually brought her to the West coast and after working as an Esthetician in Whistler for nearly a year, she then moved to Victoria in the fall of 2017 and was beyond thrilled to become apart of the Parkside Spa team.

Laura has been using Éminence Organic Skin Care for years and has a love of performing facials, body treatments, and massage. She believes in using only the best quality, natural products when providing luxurious treatments to her clientele and is dedicated to insuring each guest of The Parkside Spa feels relaxed, refreshed, and rejuvenated after every service.

<p style="text-align: center";>Laurie Wheaton</p>

Laurie Wheaton

Spa Therapist

Laurie has been in the spa industry for 14 years. She discovered her passion for Esthetics while completing her high school co-op in a small day spa in Ontario. Laurie graduated from Sheridan College in Oakville Ontario in 2009 and worked as a spa therapist until 2012 when she returned to school for her Medical Esthetics certificate. In 2015 Laurie moved to Banff Alberta to fulfill a life long dream of working in a 5 star resort spa.

Laurie’s focus is skin care and relaxation, and her favorite treatment is The Parkside Blend; a relaxing combination of a full body Swedish massage and a customized Eminence Organic facial. Laurie moved to Victoria in 2017 and she feels fortunate to have finally found a spa and skin care line that align with her values and goals; to care for the well-being of each guest while caring equally for the well-being of our planet.

Photos courtesy of Kim Kalyn Photography.