Founder, Jessica Tetu holds 15 years spa industry experience & is the owner of two day spas including the largest independent day spa in the province of Saskatchewan. After years as an Esthetics judge for Skills Canada and owning successful day spas, she became the founder and CEO of Lia Reese Botanical Skin Care & the founder of Lia Reese Academy. (LRA). Tetu founded LRA to provide quality training and experience to students & meet the high demand of spa service professionals required in the ever growing, fast paced industry. She holds several international spa training certificates and diplomas and has traveled the globe to receive advanced education and learn the most current spa trends. Jessica was named Young Entrepreneur of the Year, 2014, ABEX awards, sponsored by Cameco. She is a member of the International Women's Leadership Association, was a 2013, 2014 & 2015 finalist for Young Entrepreneur of the year with the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce Paragon AND ABEX Awards, and has been named a finalist for the Women of Distinction Awards for the category of Entrepreneurship, 2015.
Kaylee Smisko is LRA's Executive Director and handles all registering for courses. She leads the Saskatchewan LRA education curriculum for our Cosmetic & Makeup department.
She is extremely active in the ever growing spa industry and remains a highly sought after professional makeup artist, with much focus on photography, bridal, fashion and runway makeup. Her passion for the art of makeup is evident, and with her extensive industry experience and knowledge, she brings a fresh, vibrant energy to the LRA program.
Gisele Sieben is the Education Director & Senior Esthetics Instructor with LRA & holds almost two decades of hands on industry experience, with many of those years as Head Esthetics Director within the spas.
She brings top notch industry know how to the curriculum and to the LRA students. Gisele has won several industry awards in her career including those for professional nail design. Her drive to excel in this fast paced industry makes her not only a fantastic educator but also a respected mentor to young professionals.
Brittany Chyz is a highly sought after professional Registered Massage Therapist, who remains active in the spa industry & specializes in trigger point therapy, sports therapy and Cranial Sacral. She is the Regional Massage Therapy Director for Just For You Day Spa in Saskatoon & Regina. Her extensive experience and education, both local & international, are evident in her technical skill and quality, and she brings these talents along with her great passion for teaching, to the LRA program. She leads the Body Therapies course with great knowledge and exciting hands on training.
Lia Reese Academy of Esthetics is backed with a combined 36 years of experience in the esthetics & spa industry. The esthetics and spa industry is at an all time high demand for qualified professionals & at LRA we are committed to providing our students exceptional training and experience to begin their fulfilling career in this exciting industry, without the long term commitment of a full class schedule. We provide course specific training, with intense theory and practical experience in a real spa setting giving our students the knowledge & confidence to excel in their career.
LRA is passionate about the esthetics & spa industry and continuously attend education courses and training both locally and internationally to provide our students with the highest level of theory and practical training available.
Over the years, Just For You Day Spa has set the bar in the Saskatchewan spa industry, garnering great recognition for its world-class standards and quality service, and along with Lia Reese Botanicals, their partner in professional Skin care, they have continued to set the bar high in Saskatchewan for Spa, Esthetics & Skin Care excellence. Lia Reese Academy of Esthetics, aims to share both JFY & Lia Reese Botanical’s expertise, industry experience and pass on this excellence and success to all aspirants in the industry.
As a division of the JFY brand, Lia Reese Academy provides outstanding Esthetics & Spa wellness training programs for qualified students.
The LR Academy diploma program provides students with complete knowledge, training and support to become professionally respected spa therapists. Students will be trained extensively in the art and science of spa therapies, in a real spa setting.
Upon completion of the course, LRA will provide its alumni with career support and job posting opportunities within Saskatchewan in this exciting and ever growing spa industry. LRA also will occasionally offer opportunities for selected students, to receive placement within the JFY/LRB/LRA empire!