Meet Our Team
“He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.” – Confucius
At The Body Bar Apothecary & Wellness Shop we pride ourselves in providing the highest level of care
Our greatest strength is in our people and their commitment to fulfilling our promise to our clients of providing the ultimate experience and expertise with every visit.
All of our personal care professionals 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 our vision, culture, and mission 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 that keeps us on the leading edge of your wellness experience.
Carol Young-Petten is the founder and CEO of leading transformational spa’s “Kalola Life In Balance Spa” and Natural Skin Care and aromatherapy store “The Body Bar Apothecary & Wellness Shop” 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, 2 grandchildren, extended family and three dogs. Alvard and Carol love to travel the world coming up with new and creative ideas to share with their wellness family.
Alvard’s thoughts on The Body Bar are humble yet passionate and guest driven. Before anchoring in The Blue Mountains Alvard has lived and worked all over the world. Co- 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 The Body Bar 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 culture. Alvard commands an uncompromising standard of authentic guest service,. 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 details are delivered and the guest feels a part of something exceptional.
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Balance and renewal resonate with McKinna when describing The Body Bar Apothecary and Wellness.. 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 The Body Bar. . 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.
Holistic Therapist – Reflexologist – Master Aromatherapist
Holistic Practitioner – Yoga Instructor
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Offering relaxation massage, facials, waxing, threading, and signature treatments. See what our clients say about Leila’s treatments. “I had a facial by Leila a few weeks ago and it was the best facial I have had. Everything she did was purposeful. The products she used on me gave me an amazing glow. Her neck treatment put me to sleep. I recommend her for facials!”
Alison personifies passion for the people she touches and strives to make your experience a great escape that is drenched in positivity and serenity. A spa mainstay Alison is proud of our 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 Body Bar Wellness Studio rituals bestow them. No matter what the treatment, Alison listens to and learns from each guest and enjoys numerous long-term clients.
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 experience is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. She is excited to welcome her existing clients to The Body Bar and looks forward to meeting many more! Book with Kim today!
Offering relaxation massage, hot stone massage, cupping, facials, waxing, brow and lash enhancements, and signature treatments.
I love Amanda’s treatments she is friendly, and attentive and has even taught me about specific stretches and maneuvers I could do to help reduce body tension. She is my go-to for all my waxing.”
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. The Body Bar 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 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 feeling brand new.