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Sereno Staff

TARA, Management/Advanced Laser Specialist

Tara’s passion for this industry has spanned over 18+ years of in which she has worked closely with many estheticians, physicians, and surgeons as an laser and skincare educator. She has worked with various different technologies which helped her expand her vast knowledge to better aid her clients. 

Most recently in 2015, Tara attended Coolsculpting University where she was certified Coolsculpting specialist. 

Tara is looking forward to meeting you to help with your laser, Coolsculpting and skin needs. 

ALLYSON, Advanced clinical skin therapist/oncology

Allyson has been with Sereno for 5 years as one of the Advanced Skin Therapists. She has an extensive background in Aesthetics, Skincare Education & Spa Management. She has been a Certified Medical Esthetician for almost 15 years; specializing in Oncology Esthetics®, caring for our loved ones with Cancer is her main goal. Her next step in her health & wellness career will be obtaining her Nutrition Degree early 2018 where she will become our resident Nutritionist, helping our patients with meal planning, nutritional counselling, weight loss goals and much more. She is excited to be able to meet all of you and help you achieve that path of glowing skin, new lifestyle and making you feel beautiful inside and out.

SAHAR, Advanced Laser Specialist/Paramedical Tattooist

Sahar is a medical laser technician with over 7 years of experience. She has an amazingly keen eye for detail, a passion for knowledge and an intuitive ability of knowing you are in loving, capable and responsible hands. She is passionate about continuing education in the laser field and working with different technologies. She is always able to meet the high demands of this industry.

Her philosophy is that proper skin care is essential to overall mind, body wellness as healthy skin enhances self esteem. She believes that taking care of your skin is one of the best investments you can do for yourself. Sahar prides herself on keeping up with the latest advancements in skin care technology and methods. Sahar possesses the up most knowledge and understanding of all medical and aesthetic technologies to provide her clients with the best, long lasting results.

As if the medical laser treatments weren’t enough to add to her long list of skills, she has expanded in the paramedical, cosmetic tattoo and microblading world. Her clients trust her artistic skills and her education from BioTouch Canada (a renown cosmetic tattooing institute). With an overwhelming amount of love and appreciation from her happy clients, she is continuing to make women and men feel complete again.

AMANDA, Laser Specialist/Phlebotomist 

Amanda has just recently moved back to Canada from San Antonio, Texas. She is so happy to be home and very excited to be a part of the Sereno team! While in Texas, Amanda graduated from the National Laser Institute in Dallas Texas, where she received her certifications in all Cosmetic Lasers as well obtained her Laser Safety Officer license. Her specialties include, Laser Hair Reduction, IPL Photo facials (sun damage, age spots), Radiofrequency; Skin Tightening, Tattoo Removal, Stretch-mark removal, Cellulite Reduction and many more including certifications in Micro-needling using PRP (Vampire Facial); she is a certified Phlebotomist! Amanda is also a strong believer in feeling your best so your natural beauty can shine which is why she is passionate about Vitamin Injections, she loves giving vitamin injections and specializes in IV Therapy. Amanda is also a Coolsculpting Specialist which is the hottest fat reduction therapy today; known as the “Lunch-Time Lipo.”

Book with Amanda today! She is excited to meet new people and no matter what your concern, she will ensure the best plan forward for the best results. She prides herself in being honest, professional and safe; she is very empathic to client needs and wants her clients to feel safe and comfortable after all the greatest enjoyment is having happy clients that feel and look fabulous!  

ELIZABETH, Medical Esthetician/Lash Stylist

Elizabeth began in the Cosmetics industry as a Makeup Artist training at Vancouver's Blanche MacDonald in 2002, and started working in the Spa industry as well as doing freelance Makeup for weddings and events.   She went on to enhance her career by going into the Medical Aesthetics field in 2005 at Stenberg College, and returned to the college as a Makeup Instructor in 2006.  Over the years she has continued her Medical Aesthetics education by involving herself in many training seminars and certification courses.  She has advanced knowledge in both skincare and lasers and spent time training with Dr. Shihab at the Laser and CosMedic Academy in Burnaby, BC. Working in the Cosmetic and Aesthetics field for over 15+ years she has met many clients with challenging skin issues and loves to educate them onto a great skincare regime and seeing positive results.  She has been with Sereno Wellness for over 6 years and is our Facility Manager and Medical Aesthetician.

LYSSA, Certified Nail Technician/Lash Stylist 

Graduate of Blanche McDonald, Lyssa has been a Nail Tech; Specializing in sculpture gel nail enhancements for over 10 years. Her specialties include bling nail art, advanced pedicuring, natural nail care and gel polish applications.  To further her career as an artist, in 2014, she began her journey to become a Lash Stylist. Taking a very holistic approach to lash extensions and lash care. She loves to keep up to date with the always advancing, latest trends and continued education. 

CHARLY, Patient Care Coordinator

Currently Charly represents Sereno as a Patient Care Coordinator, assisting injectors and taking care of our Botox and Filler patients.

In the past, Charly worked with one of the leading agencies (Smith's Distributions, Namibia) representing various pharmaceutical & surgical companies (Allergan, Genop Skincare and Pharmaco SA), promoting and assisting in the training of products such as Botox, Juvederm, Lycogel, Heliocare, Neostrata and many more.  She also has an extensive background as a Professional Freelance Make-up Artist since 2004 and had her own Backstage Production Business hosting fashion shows and events in Namibia.

Heather, Front Desk Coordinator

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KATHLEEN, Front Desk Coordinator

Kathleen is a graduate of The Blanche Macdonald Centre  in Vancouver and has been a certified Esthetician for over 12 years. She has always been interested in skincare and personal wellness, and was particularly drawn to the esthetics industry because of the unique opportunity to help others take time out for self care and making them feel beautiful from the inside out.

Kathleen is also one of our Weightloss Advisors and the Western Canada Trainer for the Universal Contour Wrap. She spends part of her time at Sereno coaching clients and helping them on their weight loss and detoxification journey.

As one of Serenos front desk coordinators, it's Kathleen's goal to do her best to do what she can to assure that each guest has a wonderful experience each time they visit Sereno Wellness and Spa.

VANESSA, Front Desk Coordinator

Vanessa originated from Johannesburg, South Africa. She has a background as an Esthetician and Nail Technician, which she further studied to master all artificial nail systems and became a Chemical Technologist and Educator in her field. She was a business owner of 2 companies’ prior to moving to Seattle, in 1997 where she worked as a clinical administrator moving forward to certify as an Advanced Endomologist for pre and post Op Surgical Liposuction. After further schooling in America, Vanessa was certified as a stage 1 Iridologist which allowed her to finally making her move to Canada in 2004. Taking time to raise her son and Canada’s past time; Hockey (managing to be a hockey mom, and full time career woman) and after all of that, she finds herself at Sereno Wellness as one of our Front End Coordinator.

TRACY, Front Desk Coordinator

My name is Tracy and I am the smiling frontend coordinator welcoming you to Sereno Wellness & Spa! I have been involved in the esthetic industry since 2008 working in various roles including frontend coordination, skin care specialist and management. Practicing Yoga for 15 years, and teaching for almost a decade, is also a huge part of my life. I am deeply moved by the offerings of this practice as a teacher as well a student.  When I am not applying my incredible customer service skills at Sereno you will find me mentoring, teaching public classes, workshops and teacher trainings in the astoundingly beautiful South Surrey White Rock community. MUSIC, travelling, nature, Ayurveda, Veganism, reading and a good laugh out loud session are my SOUL food. My approach to life is soulful and fun and I adore working directly with people everyday!

BEA, Front Desk Coordinator

Bea is a part of our front desk team. She is currently a student with degrees in the sciences working towards completing her PhD in clinical psychology. She has been a long term client prior to joining our staff and is interested in skin care. By being a part of our team her goal is to further her knowledge in regards to products and treatments that can aid other’s in achieving healthy and happy skin. She strongly believes this contributes to boost one’s self-esteem and in turn improve one’s overall health physically and mentally.