Staff Bios | DermMedica
Learn a bit more about our wonderful staff at DermMedica. We are here to make your visit with us comfortable and rewarding.
Charlene Crippen – Director of Operations
Charlene is our Director of Operations, working diligently behind the scenes to make sure everything is running smoothly.
Born and raised in Kamloops, Charlene attended the University of Lethbridge for a degree in Kinesiology before pursuing her MBA at the University of Victoria.
Charlene spends most of her time these days with her husband and new daughter Amelie, who is starting swimming lessons shortly. Very exciting!
Favourite Treatment: Botox Cosmetic
Favourite Skin Care Product: SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum
What Inspires Me: Watching my daughter grow and change and seeing life through her eyes.
My Ideal Day Outside Work?: Spending a day with my husband and daughter doing something fun and relaxing.
Nairi has been living in Kelowna for over 10 years, and is thrilled to call the Okanagan home. She enjoys all of the local activities the area has to offer, including hiking, biking, snowboarding and wine-tasting! She’s always on the hunt for a good book to read, especially if it’s geared towards history or historical-fiction.
With an extensive background in customer service, Nairi is thrilled to join the DermMedica team as our Patient Care Concierge. She’ll be the happy face greeting you as you enter the clinic! She loves getting to know our patients, and making them feel at ease during their visit.
Favorite Treatment: Microdermabrasion.
Favorite Skincare product: Cellex-C Advanced C Serum and Hydra-5 B Complex serums. Also, the ColoreScience Natural Finish Pressed Foundation with SPF20.
What inspires me: I’m a very visual person. Things which are aesthetically intricate inspire me most; anything from art, nature, fashion and beauty to architecture!
My Ideal Day Outside Work: Camping! Waking up in a new environment, with adventures awaiting you as soon as you step out the (tent) door is always amazing. Breakfast and coffee made over the camp stove, with a full day of hiking, swimming, and fishing… that’s my idea of heaven!
Dana – Physician Assistant
Dana, born and raised in Edmonton, brings her keen interest in dermatology and skin care to the clinic each day. She is dedicated to providing a professional but personalized treatment experience to each and every patient in a caring and relaxing way.
Dana has a passion for fitness and sports in general. This includes daily workouts and a “fanatical” interest in hockey, particularly the Edmonton Oilers and more recently her adoptive Kelowna Rockets as well as the NFL.
Favourite Treatment: DermaPeel (fractional CO2)
Favourite Skin Care Product: SkinMedica AHA/BHA Cream, Lytera and Scar Recovery Gel
What Inspires Me: Accepting opportunites for challenges and successfully overcoming obstacles with a sense of humour and adventure along the way.
My Ideal Day Outside Work: Walking, biking, or roller-blading along the lake and spending quality time with family and friends.
Coralee is our Manitoba born country girl. After moving to BC, her boyfriend and now husband decided to leave for a year long trip to Australia. One year led to 8 amazing years of traveling and experiencing different cultures and countries. During her 8 years abroad, she had a daughter and son who loved the ocean and now love the Okanagan snow and sunshine! Coralee and her family are happy to be settled into their new house and enjoy calling Kelowna home.
Coming from a customer service background, Coralee brings a happy and cheery vibe to DermMedica. She started out as a Client Care specialist at the clinic and has since been trained as a Coolsculpting Expert at the Coolsculpting University in California and as a Laser Hair Removal Technician. She has a way of making all of her patients feel very comfortable and at ease.
Favourite Treatment: Laser Hair Removal
Favourite Skin Care Product: SkinMedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator
What Inspires Me: Seeing my children growing and learning.
My Ideal Day Outside Work: When not working, I love spending time with my family, making memories and bringing new experiences to my children’s lives.
Courtney is a lover of travel and all things adventurous. Courtney has a passion to see the world, and she has circumnavigated the globe once already! She brings her adventurous spirit and kind-hearted nature to her role at DermMedica.
Courtney was born in Vancouver and raised in Vernon, BC. She moved back to Vancouver after graduation to pursue her interests in the beauty industry, this is where she discovered one of her passions, healthy beautiful skin. Courtney is also a health and fitness enthusiast, and there is nothing she enjoys more than a great workout and a healthy home cooked meal!
Courtney is one of our CoolSculpting experts as she completed CoolSculpting University in California for advanced training. When she is not working with patients to achieve their health and beauty goals, you can find her assisting our Admin team to help things run smoothly throughout the clinic.
Favourite Treatment: MiraDry(for underarm sweating)
Favourite Skin Care Product: Skin Medica Retinol. “This is something that every woman should have in her beauty arsenal.”
What inspires Me: Either going for a walk in my own city, or exploring somewhere new around the world. It’s a breath of fresh air. Inspiration is everywhere, you just need to open your eyes and your mind to see it all around you.
My Ideal Day Outside Work: Going for a hike or bike ride with friends, exploring a new city, a good coffee and a great book!
Calista enjoys all seasons in the Okanagan. Whether it’s snowboarding in the winter, or hiking in the summer, she is always up for an adventure. She always makes time to enjoy new music while practicing yoga which can take her away to an exotic location like Hawaii.
She has always been interested in beauty and self-care so naturally she pursued a career as a makeup artist. She believes beauty starts with healthy skin and she loves creating personalized skincare and makeup applications for each and every patient.
Favourite Treatment: Botox Cosmetic.
Favourite Skin Care Product: Cellex-C Advanced C Serum.
What Inspires Me: Music and travelling.
My Ideal Day Outside Work: A morning workout at New Wave Fitness, an afternoon spent chasing the sun, going for dinner at Raudz and ending the evening watching an episode of Chef’s Table.
Patricia – Bookkeeping & Office Administration
You probably won’t ever see or meet Patricia, but she is always working tirelessly behind the scenes to keep us all organized. She is also working towards obtaining her CPA.
Outside of the office, Patricia enjoys many cultural and athletic activities with her husband.