Owners

Donna Jacobsen

Donna Jacobsen

Owner

Over 35 years in the business Donna has seen many changes. A hairstylist by trade and a background in Aromatherapy; has set the tone for developing a top notch Salon & Day Spa. Most of her day is taken up in the management of Spa Rivier. Donna has a passion for business and continually striving to bring fresh ideas from around the continent back home to Quesnel. Donna believes in Quesnel and is actively involved in several community organizations. She has been continually amazed at the amount of support for her business from the people of Quesnel. She has been honoured with the Chamber of Commerce “Business Person of the Year” and the Northern B.C. Women’s “Entrepreneurial Growth Award”. Donna is proud of the entire team and was delighted to accept on behalf of them the “Retailer of the Year” award in 2009 from the Chamber of Commerce. Her goal is to show Spa Rivier’s clients how much she appreciates their loyalty and support.

As a stylist Donna believes that all women should celebrate their beauty their way. Being comfortable in yourself is the key to looking and feeling beautiful.

Deanna McCulloch

Deanna McCulloch

Owner / Spa Technician

Deanna is a certified Micha Eyelash & Micha Lash Glaze Technician, she is a Certified Micro Pigmentation Specialist (cosmetic tattoo), and as well she offers waxing, piercing, makeup, Facial rejuvenation and laser hair removal. Currently Deanna is taking her nail enhancement training and is totally enjoying the experience and is looking forward to adding these services to her arsenal.

Deanna proudly became co-owner with her mother of Spa Rivier in 2015, as well she is our Operations Manager, and has completed her Spa Management training in Toronto and with her extensive training and knowledge in tanning, cosmetics, skincare, hair care, she is a true expert for all your needs. Her years of experience allow her to excel in product recommendations and customer service, Deanna has completed the Inspiring Champions Champ Camp where she developed new skills to help manage and serve our guests to the best of her ability. She is continuously striving to ensure you have an excellent spa/salon experience at Spa Rivier.

Estheticians

Kristina Dougherty

Kristina Dougherty

Esthetician

Kristina has been an esthetician for 18 years and has had extensive advanced training. She excels in Nail Extensions and Nail Art, as well as Diabetic foot care. Kristina has worked at Spa Rivier her entire career. In her early years she was an educator for Repêchage skincare and Too Much Fun nail art & airbrushing. Kristina’s passion now is for Nails
Kristina has a background in Aromatherapy and extensive training in Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetic, Eminence Organic skin care, and Comfort Zone skincare. Kristina is delighted to have attended classes with Hungarian Herbalist & Master Trainer of European esthetics & massage Boldijarre Koronczay. Kristina has enjoyed attending many trade shows and has trained in Toronto, Vancouver, and New York City. She enjoys working with clients and looks forward to meeting you.

Kristina holds the following diplomas and certificates:
• Authorization to use the distinction of C.POD.(I) from the Canadian Examining Board of Healthcare Practitioners
• Podology Level 1: use of professional implements and Equipment,
• Level 2: Bio Mechanics and Gait
• Level 3: Recognition of Skin Conditions completed
• Advanced Techniques in Nail Art
• Air brushing 101
• Various Nail Certifications in both Natural and Artificial Nails
• Eminence Skincare Training Program
• Comfort Zone Training
• Allpresan Knowledge of Product Certificate
• Various Nail Art

Kandis Arno

Kandis Arno

Esthetician

Kandis has over 15 years’ experience and her passion is diabetic foot care, a level 3 Podologist and a member of the International Pedicure Association ensures Kandis is one of the best trained estheticians in the country. Kandis loves skincare and relaxation massage as well. She takes training in the most up to date anti-aging facial treatments twice a year and is an expert in both Comfort Zone and Eminence skincare along with Facial rejuvenation and laser hair removal. Kandis is one of a few Canadian aesthetics to enjoy an invitation to a Comfort Zone Experience Tour and training in Italy. This experience has ignited a strong passion for Comfort Zone, our Italian skin and body care brand. Kandis is more than willing and able to assist you with your skincare regime and ensure all your concerns are met.

Davina Tennant

Davina Tennant

Esthetician

Davina is full of potential and passion and she came to Spa Rivier right after graduation from School in 2016 and is busy honing her skills and building her clientele. Davina enjoys all aspects of her career and continues to learn daily. She has completed classes in Comfort Zone, Eminence and Jane Iredale .Davina has recently completed her Eyelash Extension Training and is excited to add this service to her menu.

Alyssa McGregor

Alyssa McGregor

Spa Technician

Alyssa is a local girl, who graduated, in 2014 from the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy.
With an effective combination of massage and at home stretching, it is Alyssa's goal to keep her clients moving pain free, and doing the things that they love. Alyssa is passionate and caring about body and foot work and views both services as part of a holistic approach to health and wellness.
Trained and experienced in Relaxation, Deep Tissue and Pregnancy Relaxation Massage. Certified Master Pedicurist with the North American School of Podolgy.

Stylists

Thea Inglis - (click to see my work)

Thea Inglis - (click to see my work)

Stylist

With over 30 years’ experience Thea enjoys all aspects of the trade and excels in hair cutting & styling. Thea is committed to our professional Wella Colour and has completed her Masters Of Color, Law of Colour & Color Correction Training, and completes our seasonal training twice each year, she is more than capable of giving you the complete look that you want. As well she has completed many advanced classes in all aspects of cutting, colouring, Diva Curl Cuts and product knowledge and most recently completed the Inspiring Champions Champ Camp!! Truly a professional; Thea looks forward to performing lots of new and exciting styles on her clients, while still keeping them in their comfort zone.

Amber Dagneau - (click to see my work)

Amber Dagneau - (click to see my work)

Stylist

Amber says, ``If your hair looks good, you can deal with anything.`` Ive been in the industry for over 13 years and I still love it. I specialize in hair colour and styling but I enjoy every aspect of the industry. I would love to sit and discuss what changes you are wanting to make.
I am available:
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 to 5:30
Thursdays 12 till 8 PM
Saturdays 9-5
Amber is very passionate and enjoys helping people look and feel their best. A master colorist, and extensive training with Wella, Sebastian, and Nioxin.

Teri Thomson

Teri Thomson

Stylist

Teri joins our team with 11 years’ experience; she completed her cosmetology at Marvel Collage of Hair Beauty in 2006. Teri’s passion lies with Wella, and she has spent most of her career working with the brand, she has completed her Masters Of Color with Wella. Terry enjoys all aspects of the industry and also offers waxing services and ear/nose piercing.

Brandy Blum - currently on leave

Brandy Blum - currently on leave

Stylist

Brandy is a very passionate hairstylist with 20 years of experience; her mission is to give her clients the looks that they want. Brandy has spent most of her adult life in the north and she loves the connection you get with people from smaller centers. Brandy prides herself in keeping current in the industry and is as comfortable doing trend styling as she is with the classics. Brandy welcomes you to book with her; and her promise is to have a great one on one consultation that will ensure that you get the cut and colour you are looking for.

Prab Aujla - (click to see my work)

Prab Aujla - (click to see my work)

Stylist

Prab is the newest member of our styling team, she comes with over 5 years of experience and she specializes in all sorts of colour services for men and women. She is well rounded in all services she has mastered the fade for men’s cuts and has taken part in our latest, in- salon seasonal training. Prab has moved from the lower mainland to Quesnel and is enjoying Quesnel’s small town feel.

Reception

Becca

Becca

Customer Service

Becca is the head of our service team, she is Smart Tan certified, and has worked at Spa Rivier over two years. Becca loves her job at the front desk and enjoys getting to know all of our clients. She is fast becoming an expert on all our brands and she can help you with all your personal care needs, questions, or concerns, and you will enjoy her up beat personality along with her honest and open approach to customer service.

Sarina

Sarina

Customer Service

Sarina has recently joined Spa Rivier, and is an important part of our service team. Sarina is enjoying the new experience and is busy learning all of our systems and brands. Sarina’s goals are to ensure you have the best spa or salon experience. It’s hard to be unhappy around Sarina, without her sharing her candy stash with you.