ABOUT ORGANIC GLOW MEDICAL AESTHETICS
Medical Professionals Passionate About Your Skin Health
In 2018 Erika and Kayla were working as nurses, and feeling ready for a change. They shared a love of aesthetics and dermatology but that dream job, and the path to it, were unclear.
Despite this, the “what-ifs” texted back and forth between long days at the hospital didn’t stop, and that pivotal leap of faith was taken in 2019 when they started Organic Glow Medical Aesthetics from a small rented room in the South Pandosy area of Kelowna. They quickly earned clients' trust with medical knowledge, and sponged in every bit of aesthetics education they could.
GROWING THROUGH CHALLENING TIMES
As a new business ready to take on 2020, the pandemic hit the Organic Glow team full force as they felt called to returned full time to pandemic efforts and scaled back their business and even closed their doors temporarily. With a move into a new rented space, and reopening their doors amid the pandemic, they were scared it was the end of their dream.
To their surprise, new and returning clients filled the books looking for ways to relax and find self care amid the chaos, and Organic Glow was back. Since then Erika and Kayla have continued their education, grown their team, and are continually adding new services at the clinic.
In 2021 they opened up their own location in the North End of downtown Kelowna, a space that reflects their purpose and passion in the field, designed to make clients feel immediately at home. While they still keep a foot in the medical door working in acute and community care, their dream job has come to full fruition and they can confidently say they love what they do every day.
MEET THE ORGANIC GLOW TEAM
Medical expertise, artful results
Owner, Registered Nurse
Kayla graduated with a BScN from Ryerson University in Toronto, and since then has gained experience working in both acute care and medical aesthetics. She is certified by the Canadian Association of Medical Aesthetics and is a member of the Dermatology Nurses Association. Kayla's passion lies within creating tailored treatment plans for her clients through combining medical-grade skincare, facial treatments, and injectables. She has put her heart and soul into creating a space where people can leave feeling better than they did walking in. Kayla loves hiking and being outdoors in her spare time, or finding new recipes to try!
Her Favourite Treatment: Microneedling
Her Favourite Product: AlumierMD AHA Serum
Owner, Registered Nurse
Erika is a registered nurse from Kelowna, and graduated with a BScN from UBCO. She a member of the Dermatology Nurses Association, and is certified through the Canadian Association of Medical Aesthetics. She spent several years working in acute and primary care nursing. She has a passion for education and keeping the client's needs her top priority. Creating caring relationships and healing unhappy skin are her favourite parts of aesthetics. The Organic Glow clinic is her happy place, but when she's not working she loves reading, gardening, and being out at her family's farm.
Her Favourite Treatment: Platinum HydraFacial
Her Favourite Product: AlumierMD Microderm Polish
Licensed Practical Nurse
Madison has been a licensed practical nurse for over three years, mainly working on surgical units at Kelowna General Hospital. Her passion to become a nurse sparked at a very young age and continues to grow each day when working with clients. Madison's favorite part about nursing is creating strong and trusting relationships with clients. Madison has completed certificates in chemical peels, and advanced skin practices. Her personal experience with acne sparked a passion for skin health, and she hopes to help her clients heal their skin and become confident in their own. Outside of work Madison loves being active at the gym and outdoors. As well as spending time with her family, friends, and frenchies.
Her Favourite Treatment: AlumierMD Glow Peel
Her Favourite Product: AlumierMD Ultimate Boost Serum
Abbey completed her BScN in 2020 at UBCO and has since specialized in Mental Health & Substance Use nursing. Her passion for skin originated from her experience with acne at a young age, and now she hopes to help others heal their skin. She is looking forward to creating trusting relationships and to make every client look and feel their absolute best! Boosting client’s confidence and wellbeing is her top priority at OGMA. By helping clients develop a comprehensive approach to their skin goals, she strives to provide the right solution for any client. Abbey enjoys spending all 4 seasons outside, being active and exploring the Okanagan region. She loves time with family, friends, and her puppy Ralph.
Her Favourite Treatment: Platinum HydraFacial
Her Favourite Product: Everactive C&E Peptide
Emma Roberts is a medical aesthetician with over 6 years of expertise in the beauty industry. After leaving her hometown, Squamish, just over a year ago Emma has seamlessly integrated her passion for skincare into her professional journey in the Okanagan. Certified in a range of advanced techniques, including medical facials, HydraFacial, dermaplaning, chemical peels, relaxation massage, and RF microneedling, she is dedicated to helping you feel beautiful and confident in your own skin. Bringing her wealth of knowledge and a warm, personalized loving touch to every client interaction.
Living amidst the stunning landscapes of the Okanagan, she enjoys exploring nature and spending quality time with her two beloved Bernese Mountain Dogs, Gibsons and Mr. Burns. Emma's dedication to skincare is not only professional but also a reflection of her genuine love for helping others feel beautiful, wellness, self love, and the natural world.
Kristy is a Registered Dietitian with 12 years of nutrition experience working in a variety of areas, including acute care in hospital, diabetes, weight management, disordered eating, gastrointestinal health, oncology, and general healthy eating. After having completed a BSc in Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan, an 8-month internship, and a nationally accredited licensing exam, her career took her across Canada before setting down in Kelowna in 2016. Kristy is passionate about plant-based nutrition, gastrointestinal health, and how nutrition impacts our skin. Hint: these all go together! Skin has always been a passion, so learning how nutrition plays a role in prevention of skin aging, damage, and overall promoting healthy glowing skin from the inside became a priority, especially in the Kelowna sun! I strive to provide you with individualized nutritional counselling, answer your questions and make nutrition easy for you! In her spare time, Kristy enjoys the outdoors, trying new restaurants and wines, or staying in and cooking!
DR. MICHAEL ZWARDON
Dr. Zwardon has been practicing medicine since 2010. He has always had an artistic side and decided to branch out and add cosmetic medicine to his portfolio.
He started injecting in Ontario in 2014 and has since moved back with his family to Kelowna.
He is happy to be back in the Okanagan where he gets to both enjoy practicing a wide variety of Medicine as well as all the amazing outdoor activities that can be found here. If you ask him, he will openly tell you that cosmetic medicine is his favourite area of practice as he loves to see his clients react to their individual results.
Dr. Zwardon is all about enhancing your natural beauty and making you look refreshed.
In his spare time, you will find him together with his family either skiing, hiking, or puttering around his farm.
DR. RICHARD VAN DER ROSS
Dr. Richard van der Ross has been a practicing physician for 23 yrs having worked in the UK, Namibia, South Africa and Canada.
He has his specialist designation in family practice and anesthesia.
He continues to practice as a general practitioner and hospitalist in Kelowna.
His special interests are mastery of medicine, functional medicine and medical aesthetics.
For fun, he loves backcountry running and any water sport.
DR. HANNAH GIBSON
Dr. Hannah Gibson is a family doctor specializing in medical aesthetics.
She loves the artistry in cosmetic medicine, and will work with you to enhance your natural beauty.
Her favourite part of aesthetic medicine is creating relationships based on trust and delivering stunning individualized results.
Outside of clinic, you'll find Dr Gibson skiing, biking or on the lake with her dogs!
Free consultations are available with one of our nurses to review your skin care needs.
Tuesday: 9 am-5 pm
Wednesday 9 am-5 pm
Thursday 9 am-7 pm
Friday 9 am- 5 pm
Saturday: By appointment only
Sunday + Monday: Closed
#4 - 740 Clement Ave, Kelowna BC V1Y 0H7