Our Team

The vision of Dr. Sarah Kennea

Whistler Medical Aesthetics®, is the vision of Dr. Sarah Kennea. She wanted to create a space that embraces the amazing natural environment that is Whistler. Dr. Kennea wanted a clinic that lets any person, from any walk of life feel comfortable from the moment they walk in. Our clinic is beautiful, drinking in the natural surroundings of the coastal mountains, while remaining unpretentious and welcoming, with a sleek, but modest sophistication. It is unlike any other medical clinic you will have visited.  A space that feels instantly safe, warm and friendly.

Dr. Kennea’s vision is to destigmatize the aesthetics industry, focusing as much on how one feels a to how one looks. Medical Aesthetics should be accessible, holistic and natural, and as far from the glitzy glam of Hollywood as possible. Our comprehensive focus on balance and harmony has been shaped by the natural beauty that surrounds our Whistler practice. 

Our team is forged from individuals who embrace this vision. Individuals who have made the Sea to Sky corridor their home. Individuals who have a passion for people. They are mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, wives and husbands whom we are so very proud to call our family. 

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Dr. Sarah Kennea

Medical Director

A note from Dr Kennea: 

“People are as unique as their motivation to seek treatment. Our approach focuses on how patients want to feel as a whole, instead of chasing individual imperfections. 

This comprehensive focus on balance and harmony has been shaped by the natural beauty that surrounds our Whistler practice, and the needs of our patients and their stories, 

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Paul Kennea

Business Manager | Director

Paul & Sarah made Whistler their home in 2013. They live just outside the main village with their two boys and three dogs! Both are keen Skiers, and like many Whistlerites, enjoy Whistler for it’s incredible natural beauty and diversity.  

Paul enjoyed a 30 year career in Government Service in the UK. Paul has a passion for IT and technology, and has used these skills to help organize and build the practice, taking Sarah’s vision and helping her to make it a reality. Paul is responsible for Business Development, Marketing strategy and the overall management of team Whistler.

Lauren Hetherington

Clinic Manager

Lauren joined us in 2020 from a highly successful background administrating season long children’s programs at Whistler Blackcomb. 

Lauren is a visionary when it comes to administration, it was clear to us that we needed a ‘Lauren’ in our lives. It’s hard to imagine how we managed before her!

Lauren is a keen mountain biker, skier, adventurer and a big personality in the local community. 

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Deanna Starr

Registered Nurse

Deanna Starr RN, BSN earned her bachelor degree at Langara College in 2008. Deanna specialized in Women’s and Family health, working in perinatal, public health (0-5 year old program), a private fertility clinic and in recent years her passion has grown to embrace the future of Medical Aesthetics. 

Deanna returned to Langara College in 2019 and completed their Medical Aesthetics program. She has a passion for health and wellness, and has been instrumental in changing the health and wellness programs offered at Whistler Medical Aesthetics. 

Deanna offers a broad range of skills, notably as an injector in her own right. She has been taught and mentored by Dr. Kennea, offering Botox, Belykra and Dermal Fillers. 

Linsey Powell

General Aesthetics Consultant

Linsey was born and raised in California. She made her home in Whistler, after falling in love with the mountains and lifestyle. Linsey is a devoted Mom to Liam, and enjoys running, hiking and mountain life. 

Linsey’s knowledge of the MD Codes & Injectables is second only to Dr Kennea. She lives and breathes aesthetics and her passion for getting it right for her patients is clear in everything she does. 

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Emily Witham

Lead Laser Specialist & Medical AestheticTechnician

Emily worked in Australia as an esthetician for 7 years. Emily holds a Graduate Diploma in Dermal Therapies from the Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science.

She is our expert Laser Technician and has travelled to Kansas City to study at Mint Aesthetics under Dr Matt Taronto, one of North America’s leading laser physicians. Emily has also studied with John E. Hoopman,, who is nationally and internationally recognized as a leader in patient advocacy, a laser consultant and travelling professor for the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS).

Emily brings a wealth of experience and skill to Whistler Medical Aesthetics and we are absolutely delighted to have her as part of the team. Emily Is passionate about the mountains and snowboarding, and when not at work, the mountain is where you’ll probably find her.

Marni Langtry

Bodysculpting

Marni is a long time Whistlerite and is the glue that helps to hold our team at Whistler Medical Aesthetics together. Marni has incredible links within the community and is valued and loved by all that come to know her.

Marni brings with her years of experience in customer care, and a wealth of experience specifically in the Health Care industry. Marni has developed a passion of leading our Bodysculpting area of business, and is now among the highest accredited Coolsculpting practitioners in the industry, holding the coveted Coolsculpting Masters accreditation from Coolsculpting University in California.  Marni has also attended the Coolsculpting scholars program, and has helped Whistler Medical Aesthetics become one of the top 12 busiest practices in the whole of Canada.

Megan Eastwood

Nutritional Coach

Megan was born and raised in Whistler, BC, and we are absolutely delighted to welcome this young local to our team. 

Megan is a Bachelor of Nutrition, majoring in biomedical science and Public Health Nutrition from the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. She also holds a Holistic Nutrition Diploma from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, and a Holistic Culinary Certification. 

Megan is also an accomplished Health Content Writer, and will be adding another layer to the holistic approach Whistler Medical Aesthetics offers to Aesthetics, health & wellness.  

Krista Stephens

Body Sculpting Consultant & Coolsculpting Practitioner

Krista is our newest team member and comes to us from Kitchener/Waterloo, Ontario.  She made the permanent move to Whistler in July 2020 with her husband and two beautiful daughters.

Krista graduated with a Diploma in Business Administration from Conestoga College and has held management and administration positions at the Waterloo District School Board, a Medical Aesthetics clinic and a Plastic Surgeons practise.  

Krista has joined The Body Studio team and continues her education and hands on training with Coolsculpting and the multiple other technologies deployed in the body studio. Krista will bringing her knowledge and experience to develop a new consultant role within The Body Studio. 

Krista’s love for skin care, health and wellness and helping people look and feel their best is a lifelong passion. She met the team at Whistler Medical Aesthetics and jumped at the opportunity to be a part of the WMA family with Dr. Sarah Kennea.  

 

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Jaime Watkins

Medical Office Assistant & Aesthetic Specialist

Jaime lives in Squamish with her husband Chris, a former pro-snowboarder and entrepreneur in his own right. They have a beautiful little girl and a passion for the coast and mountains. 

Jaime is Dr. Kennea’s right hand. She has been with us since the beginning, and has an incredible knowledge of injectables and the MD Codes, where she supports Dr. Kennea with planning and implantation of treatment plans.  

Jaime  understands, lives and breathes the ethos of Whistler Medical Aesthetics. Her personality is present everywhere. Jaime has travelled with Dr Kennea to a number of MD Codes training symposiums. In 2018 Jaime attended the Coolsculpting University in California, and is an accredited Coolsculpting practitioner.

 
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