Our Team

Meet the team

Our people are our best asset. 

The Parkside Spa Team is made up of a full range of talent. We’re proud to have distinguished experts in Registered Massage Therapy, Holistic Nutrition, and Esthetics. Come and meet our team!

Carrie Rees

Carrie Rees

SPA MANAGER

The Parkside Spa - Team - Taylor McLeod - Spa Supervisor

Taylor Guthrie

SPA SUPERVISOR

The Parkside Spa - Team - Renata Malota - Spa Receptionist

RENATA MALOTA

SPA RECEPTIONIST

Sabrina Zezza

LEAD SPA THERAPIST, HOLISTIC NUTRITIONIST

The Parkside Spa - Team - Karen Dawson - Registered Massage Therapist

Karen Dawson

REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Nicole Minnes

SPA THERAPIST

Laura Young

SPA THERAPIST

Kelin Sheedy

Kelin Sheedy

SPA THERAPIST

The Parkside Spa - Team - Kim Dang - Spa Therapist

Kim Dang

SPA THERAPIST

What Our Guests Are Saying

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TayLor Guthrie

Role: Spa Supervisor
Education: being in the Salon and Spa industry for 8+ years 
Favorite thing about working in the spa industry: seeing people relaxed and happy
Favorite spa treatment to receive: facials 
Favorite form of self care: doing a face masque
Favorite product: Eminence’s Clear Skin Cleanser
Hobbies & interests: painting, hiking, reading, beach days!
Favorite food: breakfast! especially peanut butter!

 

Sabrina Zezza

Role: Lead Spa Therapist and Holistic Nutritionist
Education: Esthetics Diploma from the Aveda Institute Victoria in 2013, Holistic Nutrition Diploma from Pacific Rim College in 2018
Specialty: Facials, Relaxation Massage & Holistic Nutrition Counselling
Favorite thing about working in the spa industry: I love being a part of self care; giving others the chance to take time for themselves, let go of stress, and enter a state of full relaxation
Favorite spa treatment to give: The Parkside Blend
Favorite form of self care: taking time to prepare meals for my family and myself
Favorite product: Eminence’s Facial Recovery Oil
Hobbies & interests: Cooking, reading, health & nutrition, exploring the island, finding new hikes
Favorite food: Definitely pizza
Something else you want your clients to know about you: Born and raised in Victoria, ask me about my favourite places to eat or things to do on the island!

Karen Dawson

Role: Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)
Education: Massage Therapy Diploma (2011)
Favorite thing about working in the spa industry: The calm environment, the world around is so hectic and busy that I find the peaceful space within the Spa reminds me to stay calm and grounded
Favorite spa treatment to give: Deep Tissue Massage
Favorite spa treatment to receive: An Eminence facial
Favorite product: Eminence’s Bamboo Firming Fluid
Hobbies & interests: Throwing rocks with my son at the beach, sharing deep belly laughs with good friends, cultivating my houseplant collection, travelling
Favorite food : Anything from the vegetable family, especially if it’s the in the form of a multicolored salad
Something else you want your clients to know about you: I was drawn to this career for the flexibility but have stayed because, in a world where there is so much negativity and stress, it’s a really special thing to leave a positive impression on someone’s day.

Laura Young

Role: Spa Therapist 
Education: 2014 Graduate of the Esthetics and Spa Therapy program at Fleming College, ON. Starting Registered Massage Therapy training at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in January 2020. 
Favorite spa treatment to give: Detoxifying Back Treatment and Relaxation Massage 
Favorite spa treatment to receive: Island Glow (Body Wrap + Facial) 
Favorite form of self care: A warm bath with essential oils, and cup of herbal tea, and one of my favourite Eminence masques! 
Favorite product: Eminence’s Eight Greens Hot Masque
Hobbies & interests: Hiking, Camping, Playing Guitar, Travelling, and Astrology 
Favorite movie/band/food: Breakfast Club, Taylor Swift, and Sushi 
Something else you want your clients to know about you: I’m passionate about using high quality, organic products while providing luxurious and refreshing treatments to my clientele, and dedicated to insuring each guest has a relaxing, rejuvenating, and memorable experience when they visit us at the Parkside Spa.

Kelin Sheedy

Role: Spa Therapist
Education: Spa Therapy/Esthetics Diploma from at Academy of Excellence 2019, Body Sugaring Course 2017, Nail Technician Certification 2015 
Specialty: Pedicures
Favorite spa treatment to give: Relax Your Soles  
Favorite product: Eminence’s Stone Crop Oxygenating Fizzofoliant
Hobbies & interests: Restoring old furniture, going out to the movies, going for walks in Beacon Hill park and more recently doing yoga.
Favorite movie/book/food: After the Dark or Snowpiercer. Favorite book is, #Girlboss. Favorite food is pasta.
Something else you want your clients to know about you: I have been passionate about the spa industry since I received my first facial at age 13. I was fortunate to learn the importance of good skin care at a young age. I am always looking to further my education and recently completed my diploma in Spa Therapy/Esthetics at The Academy of Excellence.

Kim dang

Role: Spa Therapist
Education: Language Education College, Camosun College Culinary Arts Diploma, Diploma of Skin Care and Massage Therapy from Aveda Institute
Specialty:  Facials, body treatments and massage
Favorite spa treatment to give:  Facials and the R & R package 
Favorite product: Eminence Wild Plum Eye Cream, Firm Skin Acai Moisturizer
Favorite movie: Classic movies, like Gone with the Wind
Favorite books: traveling books, cooking books, love story books
Favorite food: Italian food, French cuisine, Japanese food, and authentic Asian cuisine  

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