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Meet the Team

Our Team

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Dr. Josh Lockert

Doctor of Acupuncture

Registered Massage Therapist

Shockwave Therapist

Welcome to Josh's practice. He is a dedicated Doctor of Acupuncture with a passion for holistic healing. He proudly earned his diploma from MacEwan University in 2023, and his journey into the world of alternative medicine has been nothing short of fulfilling. With over a decade of experience as a Registered Massage Therapist, his commitment to well-being has evolved to encompass a diverse range of specialties. He is a certified radial shockwave therapist with over 8 years of experience treating with this revolutionary regenerative technology.  Additionally, he specializes in musculoskeletal treatments, women's health, mental health, and alleviating various forms of body pain. His unique background allows him to approach healthcare with a comprehensive and integrative perspective.

Acupuncture, in particular, holds a special place in Josh's heart. Its profound impact on overall health and its ability to address a multitude of concerns has never ceased to amaze him. He is dedicated to harnessing the power of acupuncture to promote balance, harmony, and healing in the lives of his patients.

At Utopia MediSpa, you can expect personalized and compassionate care. Josh is highly approachable and is happy to treat all clients from babies to seniors. His goal is not only to treat symptoms but to address the root causes of health issues, fostering lasting well-being. Whether you're seeking relief from physical discomfort, support for women's health concerns, assistance with mental health challenges, or a holistic approach to pain management, Josh is here to guide you on your journey to optimal health.  He considers himself your healthcare partner and works alongside you based on your needs and abilities.  He thanks you for considering him for this vital role and looks forward to helping you achieve a state of wellness and vitality.

In his free time, Josh plays Super Dad to his children, Max & Maddie. He is also an avid athlete and skilled handyman. If he's not on the field, undertaking his next great DIY project or in the kitchen whipping up decadent baked goods, he is most certainly making his amazing clients feel that much more awesome. Book with Josh today for a better tomorrow. 

Kati Luknowsky, BKin

Kinesiologist

Kati is the Director of Operations and part owner of Utopia MediSpa.  She is also the Chief Editor of Utopia Wellness Magazine. She has a passion for skin care, fitness, and the epidemiology of chronic disease.  She has worked between the medical and spa field for 13 years, performing in an executive role for over a decade until she opened Utopia.  She is passionate about her clinic days, offering aesthetics services at this time.  She is also happy to help clients with any light nutrition, stretching, or strength programs needed to relieve pain, improve mobility, or just to feel better.

Kati has a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Alberta in addition to extensive skin care training.  She has always had a passion for serving the community in which she lives. Originally from Nova Scotia, she now resides in Summerside, Edmonton, with her husband, 2 sons, and 3 cats. She is a foodie at heart and loves to cook.  She also enjoys golfing, paddleboarding and gardening; in her minimal spare time, she enjoys a good movie with family.

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Chanelle Lowery

Aesthetician

Chanelle is the Spa Director and part owner of Utopia MediSpa.  She oversees hiring, training, and management of all spa team members.  She has been an aesthetician for over 13 years, receiving her certification in Vancouver in 2010. She is a master aesthetician, skillfully performing all advanced spa and medispa treatments offered at Utopia. She is an experienced facial specialist, a Brazilian waxing extraordinaire, a whiz at all nail services, and a microneedling expert (coming October 2023); she thrives on making each client’s experience the very best. Chanelle is always looking for learning opportunities and advancing her skills to enhance client experience. She has recently added VCarbon Peels, MESOtherapy, Universkin S.tep treatments, and dermaplaning to her service offerings, with hopes to incorporate Microcurrent Therapy into her treatment regime by 2024.  Her expert-level knowledge of Eminence Organics Skin Care (coming November 2023) puts most of us to shame and her facials are arguably some of the best in Edmonton.  She has been an extremely popular therapist at every spa in which she has worked, booking weeks out during certain seasons.  Trust us when we tell you, she is 100% worth the wait!

Chanelle is inspired by her children and plays the role of Supermom to her two beautiful daughters, a dog, and a cat, rather expertly. She secretly enjoys singing and dancing around the house when she has it all to herself.  She loves camping and outdoor time with her family, frequently jetting off on spontaneous road trips to find a new swimming hole or simply to escape from the city grind.   She works as hard for her business as she does for her family, always taking the time to listen and to make her clients and friends feel important and cared for.  

Meley Drar, LPN

Medical Aesthetics

Meley has a passion for health, beauty, skin care, fitness, and caring for her clients and colleagues.  She has worked between the medical and beauty field for....longer than you'd ever believe... ;).  She offers Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRP/PRF) injections (coming in 2024), IV therapy, MESOtherapy, VCarbon Peel Treatments, and SkinPen Microneedling (coming October 2023) at this time, with plans to add neuromodulator and filler injections to her treatment offerings by 2025.  Say goodbye to laxity, wrinkles, and fine lines!

In her time away from Utopia, Meley works full time as a med-surge nurse for Alberta Health Services.  Originally from Eritrea, she now lives in South Edmonton with her husband, son, and daughter.  She has a passion for health & fitness, skin care, and cosmetics.  Come meet this sweet, fun soul, and leave looking and feeling awesome. 

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Megan Koch

Registered Nurse

Nurse Injector

Megan received her Bachelor of Nursing through the University of Calgary and has been a practicing Registered Nurse for over 13 years.  Before having her children, she worked in management as an MDS coordinator.  Since then, she has been working predominantly in long-term care, working with and caring for our senior population.  

Megan is also certified in Neuromodulators (Botox/Dysport/etc), Fillers, and Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections and will be offering these treatments at our clinic, along with FARSK IV drips and Mesotherapy.  With her infectious smile, warm personality and years of experience, she will have every single patient feeling at ease before, during, and after their treatments.

Megan has a passion for fitness and health (especially step aerobics! ;)...).  In her personal time,   she enjoys being outdoors with her husband and 2 girls, camping, skiing, or going on a river valley adventure searching for owls and birdwatching. 

Kaitlyn Baier

Reiki & Yoga

Kaitlyn is leaving a successful teaching career to pursue her passion for holistic health, fitness, and energy healing.  Kaitlyn adds an additional dimension of health services to Utopia, using treatment techniques based on ancient principles to help facilitate the balance and flow of energy in the body.  Reiki treatment can help individuals feel lighter, more fulfilled, more focused, more relaxed, and many clients experience a physical stress reduction in addition to a spiritual one.  Some clients will experience an emotional release during or shortly after treatment.

Kaitlyn is a Level 2 Reiki Practitioner and is in the process of finishing her yoga certifications.  She is a wonderful source of positive energy on our team and has one of the purest personalities you will ever come across.  She is well-suited to the career path she has chosen.  We are certain the children will miss her dearly as she has the innate ability to connect and whisper to each individual's unique personality, as we have personally witnessed.  We are so fortunate that she has chosen Utopia to call home. In her spare time, Kaitlyn loves to travel the globe and explore new cultures.

Kaitlyn will be offering Reiki treatments over the summer months, adding yoga classes and 1-on-1 yoga sessions in September of 2023.  How exciting!  Stay tuned for updates and class information.

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Yerin Youn

Eye Lash Technician

Brow Lamination

Meet Yerin.  She is passionate about the beauty industry, particularly in the artistry of lash extensions. She is certified in Classic, Hybrid, and Volume lashes, as well as Lash Lifts and Brow Lamination.  Yerin's journey in the beauty industry led her to thrive at one of Calgary's most prestigious eye lash establishments, where she not only gained expertise but also consistently welcomed a large volume of clients each year. Known for her friendly and positive personality, she takes delight in listening to people's stories.

Outside of work, Yerin is completing her Masters in Chemical Engineering (you go, girl!!).  She finds joy in reading books, and is an especially big fan of the Harry Potter series. During her free time, you'll likely find her hiking, camping, taking strolls, or working out at the gym. She loves to travel and is always seeking new adventures.

Yerin is a welcome addition to the Utopia team and is eager to contribute her skills to our aesthetic practice.  She looks forward to meeting customers and fostering connections by providing them with both beautiful lashes and a positive experience. 

Bilikis Adelaja

Registered Massage Therapist

Pain Management Specialist

Meet Bilikis.  She is a Registered Massage Therapist with a post-graduate certificate in pain management from the University of Alberta.  She received her advanced Diploma in Massage Therapy right here in Edmonton.

In addition to her massage therapy training, Bilikis has a Master of Physical Therapy from Nigeria, where she worked as a Senior Physiotherapist at the Lagos teaching hospital.  Since moving to Canada, she has worked predominantly in leadership roles in rehabilitation for Alberta Health Services.  She is currently in the process of completing her Manual Osteopathy diploma.

Bilikis has a drive to improve the quality of life of her clients using a natural and holistic approach to help them heal their bodies. She specializes in pain management, health, and wellness massage. In her free time she enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

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Malvina Grelecka

Registered Massage Therapist

Malvina has always had a heart for helping and healing others. Her most enjoyable classes were biology and English, so finding a career had to land upon these interests. Coming out of high school, Malvina worked with the elderly and individuals with mental and physical disabilities. She imagined becoming a nurse, but her aversion to blood and needles made her second guess the idea. That’s when she enrolled into the MaKami College 3000 Hour Massage Therapy program in Edmonton, Alberta. 

There are some things that secondary schooling can’t teach you and that’s definitely true for RMT's.  The experience and confidence Malvina has gained over her 15 year massage therapy career has lead her to cultivate a variety of specialties.  She excels in deep tissue, pregnancy massage, and even cupping treatment. Malvina's goal is to heal you as quickly and comfortably as possible.  It’s all about customizing your treatment plan to suit the specific needs of your body. It’s about a pain release, not a pain infliction. Balance is the key. 

 

In her spare time, Malvina enjoys travelling, singing, cooking, hiking , and spending time with her family and friends. 
 

Sarah Duckett

Registered Massage Therapist

Sarah is driven by a genuine desire to help people and make a positive impact on others' lives.  With first-hand knowledge of  how debilitating pain can be and how much it impacts your life, Sarah knew her empathy, compassion, and dedication to supporting others would make massage therapy the right fit for her. 

 

Sarah graduated from the Alberta College of Massage Therapy with honors and distinction, and she brings enthusiasm and passion for helping others through the healing power of massage. She is dedicated to creating a relaxing and rejuvenating experience for all of her clients, tailoring each treatment with her well-rounded skillset to ensure the best care. Sarah continues to be committed to continuous learning and growth in the field of massage therapy so she can always offer top-notch service. 

When Sarah isn't honing her skills, you will find her exploring nature, creating memories, and enjoying quality time with her furry friend and loved ones. Sarah truly values the joy and happiness that comes from experiencing the beauty of the great outdoors and brings that appreciation into all aspects of her life.

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Ryan Luknowsky

Part Owner

Ryan does not actively offer treatments at Utopia MediSpa; however, he has been crucial to its inception and growth since before Day 1.  He is a part-owner of Utopia, along with his wife, Kati, and colleague, Chanelle. 

 

 Ryan is an avid athlete and maintains a regular gym routine.  He believes that staying active and physically fit is particularly important as we age and has a keen interest in nutrition and supplementation.  Ryan currently works full time in the trades to help fund the Utopia dream; however, you may find him offering some fitness training and nutrition coaching with the team in the future. 

Ryan has family all over Canada, particularly on each coast; however, he considers Alberta home.    In his limited free time, he enjoys golfing and paddleboarding with his family, watching a good movie, or hanging out with his family (including his beloved cats). :-)​

Mia Bierman

Clinic Administration

Mia is our administrative and skin care consultant.  She is the friendly and knowledgeable face behind the counter at Utopia.  Currently completing a Business Administration diploma at NAIT, her long term goals are to work in the Human Resources field.   

Over the last several years, Mia has worked in a diverse range of health care clinics, from optical to rehab to spa.  She has a keen interest in skin care education and is passionate about the science and chemistry behind the product.  She is determined to help Utopia clients find the best possible product for their skin and/or the best possible treatment based on their concerns.  Most deeply appreciate her matchmaking prowess. ;-)

In her limited spare time, Mia enjoys playing board games, learning about history (particularly the obscure areas), immersing herself in nature, and cuddling her 2 awesome cats.

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