Meet Our Spa Team
“He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.” – Confucius
At Kalola Spa, we pride ourselves in providing the highest level of amenities, equipment, and surroundings.
Our greatest strength is in our people and their commitment to fulfilling our promise to our clients of providing the ultimate spa experience with every visit.
All the personal care professionals at Kalola are carefully chosen to ensure their skills are at the highest levels of their particular service specialty. Even more important is that they all embrace the vision, culture, and mission of Kalola to meet our clients’ needs on every level. To ensure we deliver on our promise, we provide our team with regular, in-house learning sessions so they can further update their skills and keep pace with the latest trends and advancements in our industry to keep the Kalola Spa on the leading edge of the spa experience.
Carol Young-Petten is the founder and CEO of Kalola Boutique and Spa Inc., one of the leading transformational spa’s “Kalola Life In Balance Spa” and Natural Skin Care and aromatherapy store “The Body Bar by Kalola Botanicals” in Collingwood, Ontario. Carol thrives on; building relationships, and identifying opportunities, weighing the facts, and always considering how we can make our treatments even more cutting-edge and our products even more effective. Before entering into this world of all things healthy, she was a Senior Vice President for The Better Businesses Bureau and Senior Executive of several Chamber of Commerce. A health crisis brought Carol to a change in lifestyle, and being the person, she is she decided she needed to turn lemons into lemonade. Her belief is all things happen for a reason and passion led her to an amazing husband and wife team of chemists, and that was the beginning of Kalola Botanicals. When not at work, Carol is spending time with her husband Alvard, their five children, extended family and four dogs. Alvard and Carol love to travel the world coming up with new and creative ideas to share with their Kalola family.
Alvard’s thoughts on Kalola Life and Balance Spa are humble yet passionate and guest driven. Before anchoring in The Blue Mountains Alvard has lived and worked all over the world. A Kalola founder Alvard was born in The Far East, raised in Holland and studied at Cornell. His expansive career in global four-star hospitality management took him to Europe, Africa, Montreal, and Whistler. In life and career, Alvard knows the integral value of being connected to a community wherever you are. He believes everyone needs their place. He proudly sees Kalola as a vital place of personal wellness where world class therapies are uniquely incorporated into a connected community of growth and inclusion within a rich four-season resort culture. Alvard commands an uncompromising standard of authentic guest service at Kalola. He knows the reward of serving others with genuine intent and insists a superior guest experience relies on attention to the little details. He professes, if you deliver a phenomenal guest experience they will come back and when they come back they will want to belong. Alvard works tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure Kalola’s details are delivered and the guest feels a part of something exceptional.
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Balance and renewal resonate with McKinna when describing Kalola Botanicals and Kalola Spa. The brand culture and progressive community of growth excite McKinna. While she has her degree in Fine Art, she has also completed training in Reiki, Reflexology, Relaxation Massage, Master Blending and she is continuing her education Herbalism, McKinna’s primary role is leading the creation and custom blending team for Kalola Botanicals and Kalola Life In Balance Spa. A passionate ambassador, she proudly insists on using only the finest ingredients to achieve the optimal outcome. McKinna genuinely connects with everyone that crosses her path. This cherished connection is her catalyst for creativity and customized natural botanicals. When not at work, you may find McKinna wondering the aisles of Winners with one of her creative coffees in hand, spending time with her partner Tom and their beloved puppy Frankie. Visit The Body Bar and share your story with McKinna.
Georgia isn’t just talented; she is hardworking, disciplined, and passionate. She is known to be an ear to ideas by consuming, analyzing and bringing our thoughts to fruition. While she’s dialed into her work and our team, we come up with a concept and before we know it surprise, she has it created. When Georgia is not dreaming up a new design, she is spending her time with her family and also exploring all things beautiful in nature.
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Registered Massage Therapist
Alisha became a Registered Massage Therapist after deciding to transition from a career in professional development, She is a honors graduate of Georgian College in Barrie, a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario. Alisha lives in Collingwood and loves spending time with her children and her four beautiful Jack Russell Terriers.
Registered Massage Therapist
Currently on maternity leave.
Registered Massage Therapist
Bio coming soon.
Holistic Therapist – Reflexologist
Holistic Practitioner – Yoga Instructor
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Certified Medical Esthetician – Professional Makeup Artist – Master Stylist – Reiki Master
Wendy is a beautiful soul of passion and purpose. She is devoted to reaching a level of mastery in all of her rituals and treatments. A career esthetician and reiki master, Wendy was drawn to Kalola’s rare combination of cutting-edge methods and uncompromising guest service in a resort atmosphere. It’s exciting for Wendy to be part of her guest’s memories. Wendy is a grounding energy who assures her guest they are in the most capable and caring of hands. Trained in medical esthetics Wendy knows aging is inevitable and endeavors to ease its issues by embracing her guest’s beauty within and helping them shine. In The culture of continual growth and development at Kalola Wendy developed a muscle toning massage that uses Kalola Botanical blends, her signature technique, and yields visible results. Wendy loves what she does and embraces Kalola’s movement towards being a holistic wellness center with customized wellness opportunities. Come and visit Wendy, she’ll earn a special spot in your stay.
Alison personifies passion for the people she touches and strives to make your Kalola experience a great escape that is drenched in positivity and serenity. A spa mainstay Alison is proud of Kalola’s uncompromising mission towards cutting edge therapies. She absorbs any learning she is able and shares her authentic intention and relevant knowledge as a highly skilled trainer. It’s Alison’s philosophy that every guest deserves extra effort, comfort, and solace the Kalola Spa rituals bestow them. No matter what the treatment, Alison listens to and learns from each guest and enjoys several long-term clients as well as very happy blue mountain guests.
Certified Esthetician – Professional Makeup Artist
Kim joined our team in 2009 after graduating with honors from the Barrie college of Hair and Esthetics. Kim loves all things esthetics she loves massage. She specializes in Relaxation Swedish Massage, Hotstone Massage, Reiki, Waxing, Facials, Body Treatments. When not at work, you will likely find Kim chilling with her grandchildren or her Boxer Otto.
Kim strives to find the best products to ensure your spa experience is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. She is excited to welcome her existing clients to Kalola Spa and looks forward to meeting many more! Book with Kim today!
Jayne is an enthusiastic individual who thrives when helping others. Her fantastic knowledge, passion, enthusiasm, and a wonderful sense of humor make her a perfect fit within our Kalola Team. She believes that
maintaining a positive attitude, both in her personal and professional career will serve her well. Jayne is a professional cosmetician with years of experience we consider ourselves fortunate she chose to continue her career with us. When not at work, Jayne spends her time with her family or travelling to her beloved Cuba.
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Dr. Norman Goldberg
Currently on staff at the William Osler Health Centre, Brampton, in family practice and obstetrics, Dr. Goldberg has been a family physician for the past 30 years. In 2002 he developed a keen interest in medical esthetics and began extensive training in this diverse field, including laser technology, peels, Botox, various fillers, and laser hair removal. He has successfully achieved a standard of care in this field as recognized by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, through the voluntary audit. Goldberg Medical Esthetics has esthetic practices in Brampton, Georgetown, Woodbridge, and Collingwood.
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Guest Experience Coordinator – Stylist
Janice is in constant motion on the frontline and behind the scenes assuring your spa experience is pleasurable. Kalola allows Janice the excitement and sheer joy of sharing in her guest’s spa rejuvenation. An avid boater Janice fell in love with The Blue Mountains and takes genuine pride in customizing guest experiences blending your requests with her recommendations, maximizing your spa and blue mountain experience. A career stay at home mom and former hairstylist Janice channels her passion for pleasing and nurturing into each guest. The biggest payoff for Janice is when a guest leaves the spa feeling brand new.
Guest Experience Coordinator – Photographer
From the first phone call to her fond farewell, Kim helps guide her guest to a defining experience. A former hair stylist and nail tech Kim holds dearly the therapeutic value and wonder of touch. An instinctual advocate and blue mountain ambassador Kim naturally matches your spa needs and local must sees. Kim’s passion for Kalola and the Blue Mountains is expressed beautifully in her spa and nature photography. Kim aspires for her guest to experience the spa to the fullest the same as she feels that oneness that moment when she captures the perfect photo behind the lens. In all cases, Kim puts herself in her guest’s shoes and goes above and beyond.