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Leanna Stevenot

Certified Esthetician / Certified Reflexologist / Certified Skin Care Specialist / Owner

 

Leanna Stevenot grew up in the Okanagan, where she developed her green thumb and lifelong passion for plant life. Her love of organic skin care, and its ability to make people feel and look good, has enabled her to combine her work as an esthetician with her appreciation of the natural world, leading her to open a spa that focuses on farm-to-table treatments that harness the power of plants.

After completing an Esthetics program at Spa Utopia Academy in Vancouver, Leanna worked at Sonora Desert Spa in Osoyoos as an esthetician for three years. She then moved on to Athina’s Desert Day Spa in Oliver to take on the role of front desk manager and therapist.. Since 2009 Leanna has also taken part in annual Eminence Organic Skin Care Training and in 2015 she received her diploma in foot Reflexology from the Canadian School of Reflexology.

Leanna brings her love of organic life to the spa with initiatives such as plant-infused spa treatments and a Japanese composting system to minimize waste. Education is an important part of Leanna’s life, and she plans to build on her extensive experience over the last decade with additional certifications and a focus on oncology esthetics to help clients undergoing cancer treatments.

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Nicole Pacheco

Spa Coordinator 

Nicole grew up in her teenage years in Osoyoos, BC. After graduating from Osoyoos Secondary School, Nicole moved to Vancouver BC where she attended John Casablancas Institute of Applied Arts and received her diploma in Makeup Artistry.

Nicole has always enjoyed art and being a “girly-girl” and making people feel good, which led her to the world of Makeup Artisty. Her career has evolved from being a cosmetician at Shoppers Drug Mart as well as Beyond Wrapture Day Spa, to a team leader at The Body Shop. 19 yrs experience in the freelance makeup world, working with bridal parties to photo shoots and everyone in between. 

Nicole moved back to Osoyoos with her family of 4 which includes her loving husband and 2 children. She is now taking some time off from Makeup Artistry. Nicole’s future goal is to learn as much as possible about the beauty industry.

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Jen Titanich

Certified Spa Therapist / Certified Reiki Master & Certified Natural Nail Technician 

 

Jen became a Holistic Bodywork Practitioner in June 2011 at the Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage. Her interest in alternative therapies led her to study various forms of bodywork and massage.

She is a Certified Shiatsu Practitioner, Spa Therapist and a Level 1 Reiki Practitioner. Jen has further trained to include Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Swedish Massage, Hot Stone Massage and Hydrotherapy. Recently Jen has completed new certificates in Skin Care Therapy, and is also now a Certified Natural Nail Technician.

She is passionate about bodywork and feels it is important to focus on mind, body and spirit. Her goal is to always work towards bringing the elements into harmony.

As a local to the Similkameen, Jen likes spending her free time enjoying the beauty of the valley.

She loves to travel and explore new places near and far, from the Similkameen Valley, to the Kootneys, north of BC and the west coast.  

Whether she’s camping in the mountains, or spending a sunny day on the Similkameen River, Jen loves taking time to be in natures beauty.

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Dawn Myrthue

NHPC Registered Reflexologist & Reiki Master 

Dawn grew up in St. Albert and moved to Edmonton upon graduating High School. Dawn is happy to be back in a small town setting and is looking forward to this next journey in Osoyoos. 

Dawn earned her Professional Foot Reflexology Certificate in June 2008 from the Universal Collage of Reflexology. In 2009 Dawn also became  a Reiki Master. Dawns passion for holistic health continued to grow and grow leading her towards furthering her education with multiple upgrades in advanced Reflexology.

Before moving to Osoyoos Dawn practiced in her  home business for 13 successful years.  Prior to finding her calling in the world of holistic health Dawn wore many hats, a bank teller, school bus driver, waitress, human resource consultant, sales person, just to name a few. Dawn was exposed to alternative healing when she worked in a chiropractic office and then decided to pursue a new career for herself in the world of healing. 

In Dawns spare time you can find her enjoying time with family,  gardening, reading, golfing, and relaxing in the great outdoors. 

Dawn is excited to meet new clients and looks forward to continuing her passion for health and healing in Osoyoos.

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April Borgnetta
Certified Esthetician & Wax Specialist

 

April was born and raised in Rock Creek, before moving to Victoria where she worked on perfecting her Esthetics career for 13 years. April has had a spa career that spans over a decade specializing in waxing and skin care with a special love for Eminence Organic Skin Care. Having grown up on an organic farm with interest in holistic nutrition, April appreciates the farm-to-table philosophy and its overall benefits. April is also a certified yoga teacher who shares a passion for dance and the performance arts (ask her about her appearance on The Bachelor Canada). 

April is happy to be back in her home town, being able to share her skills and knowledge to the community and future guests. April enjoys spending her time hiking with dogs and making memories with her family as an auntie. 

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Jadee Dixon
Certified Esthetician

Say hello to Jadee, our certified esthetician with a heart as radiant as her skincare expertise. Born and raised amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the Okanagan, Jadee's journey into the world of esthetics has been nothing short of remarkable.

After spending six adventurous years in Alberta, Jadee returned to her roots in Cawston, where her love for the outdoors and her passion for holistic wellness blossomed. Whether she's hiking through the majestic mountains, jetting off on a new travel adventure, or soaking up the energy of live music, Jadee finds joy in every moment spent exploring the wonders of the world.

But it's her love for skincare and holistic wellness that truly sets Jadee apart. With a commitment to nurturing the skin and nourishing the soul, she completed her esthetics certification in Edmonton, honing her skills and deepening her understanding of the art of skincare.

Now, Jadee is thrilled to bring her expertise and enthusiasm to Levia Wellness Spa, where she's excited to expand her experience and build lasting connections with her clientele. Whether you're seeking a rejuvenating facial, a relaxing massage, or simply some expert skincare advice, Jadee is here to guide you on your journey to radiant beauty and holistic well-being.

When she's not pampering her clients or delving into the latest skincare trends, you'll find Jadee cherishing moments with her friends and family, savoring the simple pleasures of life, and spreading positivity wherever she goes.

Ready to experience the transformative power of holistic esthetics? Come meet Jadee at Levia Wellness Spa and embark on a journey to radiant skin and inner harmony. Your skin will thank you, and so will your soul.

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Lacy Barkman
Nail Technician

Welcoming Lacy Barkman to our Levia Wellness Spa Team!

Lacy is a certified Nail Technician who just recently transplanted herself in Osoyoos from the Coast!

When it comes to nails Lacy is not just your average nail technician – she's a powerhouse of passion and precision. With a love for the precision and a knack for nail artistry, she's the perfect fit for our spa family.

Originally drawn to drag racing and building her Camaro project, Lacy discovered her love for nail care in 2017 when she began doing her own gel nail extensions. Fast forward to 2021, and she's now a certified pro after completing her training at Blanche Macdonald.

At Levia Wellness Spa, Lacy is all about making your nails shine. Whether she's crafting flawless gel extensions, giving meticulous manicures, or adding her artistic touch to hand-painted nail art, she does it all with precision and flair.

And let's not forget about pedicures – Lacy's got you covered from head to toe, ensuring your nails look fabulous from every angle.

When she's not pampering our clients, you'll find Lacy soaking up the sun and mastering the waves while learning to wake surfing. Her zest for life and love for adventure make her a valued member of our team.

So if you're ready to treat yourself to a fabulous manicure or pedicure, come meet Lacy at Levia Wellness Spa and let her work her magic. Your nails will thank you later!

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Simi Kaur

Certified Esthetician

Simi hails from the vibrant region of Punjab, India, where she grew up in a large, loving joint family of 17 members—a common and cherished tradition in India. Her childhood was filled with warmth, peace, and wonderful memories that have shaped her into the caring and dedicated professional she is today.

Simi's educational journey began in a private school in Punjab, followed by her graduation from Guru Nanak Dev University. She further specialized by completing a diploma in the Beauty and Wellness program, equipping her with a robust foundation in esthetic services.

In April 2023, Simi embarked on a new adventure, moving to Canada and bringing her expertise and passion for wellness with her.

Among the many services she offers, Simi has a particular fondness for providing pedicures and facials. She takes immense joy in helping clients relax and feel rejuvenated, ensuring each experience is both soothing and revitalizing.

Looking ahead, Simi has exciting future goals, including traveling to explore new places and cultures, and eventually buying her own house. In her spare time, she enjoys catching up on sleep and indulging in her favorite TV shows, finding balance and relaxation in her personal life.

We are thrilled to have Simi join our team and are confident that her exceptional skills, combined with her warm and personable nature, will greatly enhance your experience at our wellness spa. Please join us in giving Simi a warm welcome!

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Receptionist 

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Kelly Mckeage 

Certified Hairstylist 

 

Originally from Calgary, Kelly has always had a deep love for the Rockies, though she wasn't quite as fond of the long Alberta winters. Moving to a warmer climate, she ventured to the Middle Eastern desert, where she lived for an impressive ten years before finding her perfect home here in Osoyoos five years ago.

With a remarkable 25 years of experience in the hair industry, Kelly has honed her skills to perfection. She specializes in precision cutting, ensuring that every snip is purposeful and enhances the client's natural beauty. Her expertise extends to the latest techniques in color application, promising modern and stylish results.

Kelly's believes in the importance of listening attentively to understand her clients unique needs and desires, delivering personalized and outstanding service every time.

Committed to continuous learning, Kelly has pursued further education from Calgary to Los Angeles, staying at the forefront of hair trends and innovations. This dedication ensures that our clients receive the most current and high-quality services available.

When she's not creating stunning hairstyles, Kelly enjoys spending her free time with her two children, exploring and appreciating the breathtaking beauty of BC and the picturesque Okanagan Valley.

We are excited to have Kelly on board and confident that her exceptional skills and warm personality will enhance your experience at Levia Wellness Spa.

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