Team

Sara Conway, MN RN

Founder 

Sara grew up on a farm in Southern Alberta.  She developed a love for helping and caring as a young child.  As a teenager, she spent hours volunteering and sharing her time at the small town Hospital and Care Centre in Milk River, AB. It was here she was inspired to pursue a career in nursing.

Sara graduated from the University of Alberta Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in 2004. With a passion for advanced education, Sara pursued graduate studies and obtained her Master of Nursing degree in 2012. She was the recipient of the Registered Nurses Educational Trust Scholarship in 2010.  She became a certified RN prescriber in 2020. Sara has also presented at conferences disseminating work she has done in nursing education. 

Sara’s career has been devoted to health promotion and disease prevention. Early days of Sara’s career were spent working with high-risk pregnant women, where she provided prenatal education and support to vulnerable families. Sara carried her passion for education into her role as a nursing instructor at Red Deer College.  She taught in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program for 8 years; teaching primarily in 1st year, where health promotion and illness prevention are core learning concepts.

After countless hours of studying and learning from industry leaders, Sara opened Central Alberta’s first nurse-founded clinic in 2018. Formerly, SJ Medical Aesthetics, Sara rebranded the clinic to Cecilia Skin Co.  This rebrand captures & emulates the essence of the clinic’s mission -to prevent skin health decline & promote skin health restoration.  Sara is passionate about skin health and its pivotal role in our overall sense of well-being. Recently, Sara had the honour of completing world-renowned board certified dermatologist & founder of ZO Skin Health- Dr.Zein Obagi’s Master Training Seminar. She is always striving to integrate current evidence-based knowledge into the clinic practices and protocols. 

Sara is a mom of three young children and a proud wife to a City of Red Deer Firefighter. Sara enjoys running, travelling, horseback riding and boating. Any time spent outside with her family, is time well spent.

Notable certifications:

• Pacific Training Institute for Facial Aesthetics, Vancouver BC: Advanced Facial Anatomy, Botulinum Toxin, Dermal Filler & Microneedling Certifications

•Eger Skin Clinic, Oslo Norway: Julie Horne Lips Master Class

•Dermamedical, UK: Dr. Zack Ally Facial Aesthetics Online Courses

  • Jenelle Thiessen

    Aesthetician

    Jenelle was born and raised in Red Deer, Ab. Upon completing high school she pursued her desire to attend the College of Esthetics.   Jenelle brings 14 years of experience as an esthetician to the clinic and truly is a master of her craft.  She has worked for a few of the most well-respected spas in central Alberta and continually pursues new career goals.  She is certified in all skin treatments she performs at the clinic including courses in blood borne pathogen and infection control.  Jenelle served our community for several years as a doula   She is passionate about women’s health and feels so privileged to work alongside strong women in her numerous roles over the years.  Jenelle’s clients truly mean the world to her, and you quickly know this after only moments of being in her presence.  

    Jenelle is a mother to 3 vibrant young girls and a wonderful role model to them.  Her and her husband love trips to the mountains as a family.  Recently they surprised their girls with a puppy named Oliver, who has turned out to be the best dog ever!  Jenelle loves laughs with her girlfriends, has exceptional style and has recently joined the Peloton spin community. 

  • Carli Fraser

    Client Care Coordinator & Product Specialist

    Carli was born and raised in Sylvan Lake, Ab.  Following high school Carli pursued several aesthetic courses from Marvel College in Red Deer.  She was soon employed by one of Red Deer’s most comprehensive spas, where she performed aesthetic services and fell into her natural role as client concierge. She brings the most friendly, genuine presence to Cecilia Skin Co.  She truly wants your experience to be nothing short of amazing when you visit us. Carli also has extensive knowledge in skin care products.  She loves seeing & sharing in your excitement of the skin transformations you are making and the confidence that is boosted.

    Carli is a mom to 3 young children and she has great joy in watching them grow and experiencing life through their eyes.  Her and her husband enjoy taking their family on weekend getaways but also love the bustle of everyday life.  She loves making new recipes, yoga, a peloton burn and a night of watching the Bachelor.

  • Allison Scheunert

    Client Care Coordinator & Product Specialist

    Allison brings a blend of medical & aesthetics background to the clinic.  She has worked in numerous fast paced hospital environments as a Unit Clerk, and in her spare time she also works as a make up artist. Allison is the smiling face you see when you enter our space and the gentle voice you hear on the phone when you call.  She is efficient and has an amazing attention to detail, which helps our team and the clinic operate smoothly.  We consider her the young innovator on our team as she always has a more modern method of operating and managing tasks.  She is passionate about the industry and ensuring all our patients’ experiences are exceptional.

    Aside from working at Cecilia Skin Co, Allison enjoys her days off with her boyfriend and their sweet golden retriever, Finley.  She loves to return to her family farm near Huxley where she grew up with her 3 brothers.  Allison often helps with her family’s on-site wedding venue and has a special interest in wedding planning.