Team Cavana


Our team has spent the past decade being formally educated & trained in the art of aesthetics, hair services & massage services and more from some of the world’s best educators & industry leaders. We have applied & implemented the best of what we know into our services & are excited for you to experience them. Our talented team has a great passion for helping others achieve both outer beauty & inner calm & has been our team’s mantra throughout our developing careers.



Lee Johnston – Owner & Business Manager

Orillia born and a self-starting entrepreneur since he was 13 years old, Lee always knew he wanted to own his own business and work in the customer service. Lee graduated from Georgian College in Barrie from the Hotel, Resort and Restaurant Administration program. He has managed hotels including the Fairmont Royal York, Toronto; including the role of Service Plus President for over 1300 employees. Meeting his wife Joanne in college, Lee eventually moved home to Orillia, where his heart lied, and closer to his beautiful wife. While managing hotels in Orillia and eventually marrying Joanne, the couple decided to finally take the jump and purchase, create, renovate and open the Cavana Spa & Salon in July 2007. Lee truly believes that the success of his business is many things, but feels the hospitality approach of taking care of clients is an absolute must. Daily there is a 110 percent effort to ensure that the Cavana experience is the best it can possibly be for its visiting clients, and is so proud to share all of Cavana’s accomplishments in customer service, beautiful services and award winning products.


Joanne Johnston – Owner, Spa Director, & Certified Aesthetician

A graduate of the Rinaldi College of Aesthetics, Joanne always knew she would open a premier spa facility.  Joanne has worked in the spa industry since 2001 and like Lee, prior to that, comes from a hospitality background.  When it comes to hard work and passion, Joanne is your girl. She absolutely loves the spa and salon industry and receives authentic joy from helping both her team and visiting clients everyday.  Joanne offers such a positive energy and approach to her business and life in general, and has many personal accomplishments in her professional career.  She has been part of three national award winning hair competitions through her make-up artistry which has taken her all over the world. Joanne has elevated and led the Cavana business into an award winning property including “Entrepreneurial Initiative Award 2008” – Orillia, “Customer Service Award” – Orillia, “Best Spa” –Orillia every year in a row since 2009.  Joanne’s true passion is making clients feel beautiful not only physically but inside as well.  Joanne ensures that all clients who visit her property are treated like royalty and like Lee, believes it’s the key to operating a successful business. Joanne looks forward to meeting you and is excited to share the Cavana experience with you.


Liz Vanlint, Guest Care & Make Up Artist

Beginning her career in the world of hair styling as a licensed stylist, Liz travelled to London, England and educated at the Sassoon Academy and trained at Daniel Galvin Salon. Liz became a master colourist and worked at Suki’s in Vancouver. Eventually re-locating to Ontario, identifying her love for both hair and aesthetics, Liz attended Ryerson University for professional make-up in Film, Theatre and T.V. as well as graduated from Rinaldi School of Aesthetics as a certified aesthetician. Liz is a warm, caring personality and is here to ensure your experience with us at Cavana is as wonderful as you hoped it would be. Liz looks forward to assisting you with any of your needs or concerns.


Janice Reid, Certified Aesthetician

Janice was the first employee to join the Cavana Spa& Salon team in 2009 and graduated at the top of her class in aesthetics. She currently is a lead hand to owner and spa director Joanne Johnston and has since taken on more of a management role at Cavana. She was honoured when voted “Orillia’s Favourite Aesthetician” in the Packet and Times “People’s Choice Awards.” Janice strives to give the best customer service and relaxing spa treatments to each and every client of Cavana, as it has become her home and her co-workers and clients have become her family.


Leanna Furman, Certified Aesthetician

Leanna graduated Niagara College from a two year study in aesthetics, and has been a full time aesthetician with Cavana since June 2011. She is a fun, caring, and optimistic professional, who has received advanced training in skin care & peel treatments. In addition to her full aesthetics training and experience, she is compassionate, caring and extremely attentive to every client and their individual needs. Leanna looks forward to meeting you and will ensure you are well taken care of. In her free time she loves to play baseball and watch NHL hockey! Go Pittsburgh!


Pam Elford, Certified Aesthetician

When you are greeted by Pam in the spa you will immediately be consumed by her friendly warm personality that will make you feel calm and comfortable and ready to relax. Pam’s passion for natural health and wellness, as well as being a yoga enthusiast is an excellent complement to her 9 years of experience as an aesthetician. Pam also holds a hotel management diploma, working in various hotels in British Columbia which has given her a strong focus on the customer’s experience. Let Pam pamper you with a variety of treatments you will fall in love with.


Addi Kenwell, Certified Aesthetician

Addi graduated from Rinaldi College of Aesthetics in 2005, and has been a member of the Cavana Team since 2013. She is passionate about providing an exceptional treatment and experience for every client, and believes that ongoing education is the key to being a success in the aesthetics industry. Addi takes pride in every service she performs, and strives to educate clients about the importance of maintaining a proper home care regime. She is thrilled to be taking her career to the next level at Cavana, and looks forward to providing you with a luxurious experience.


Nancy Furnish, Registered Massage Therapist

Nancy Furnish RMT is a Registered Massage Therapist and a graduate of Centennial College in Toronto. She has been practicing massage therapy since 2002. Nancy offers a combination of both therapeutic and relaxation focused treatments suited to each client’s individual need. She incorporates Swedish techniques, deep-tissue massage, trigger point therapy, stretching and hot stone treatment; all covered by most extended health care plans. This approach allows Nancy to offer her clients the opportunity to enhance their overall health and well-being by relieving both physical and emotional stress. In her spare time, Nancy enjoys many outdoor activities and travel.


Geri Prues, Registered Massage Therapist

Geri Prues, RMT graduated from D’Arcy Lane Institute in London and comes to us as a former member of an award winning team of massage therapists in Waterloo. She has been practicing for over 11 years and has extensive experience in both the clinical and spa atmosphere. Continuing her education has been an ongoing passion both in and out of the massage field as evident by her current enrolment at Georgian College. Geri is very excited to be a part of the team and is eager to establish a new and wonderful clientele within the Orillia community.


Catherine Bebb, Certified Reflexologist

Catherine attended The School of Natural Healing in Bolton, Ontario where she completed over 80 hours of training and practice of 26 different techniques of reflex stimulation. Catherine completed over 50 case studies before acing her exam, becoming certified in June 2012. Catherine was lead (Or maybe forced) into the natural healing way, starting with a car accident many years ago. She will admit now that she was blessed that it all happened. Imagine!  Catherine describes herself as an energy of love and healing.  This comes through in her reflexology treatments. She loves meeting new souls (people) and enjoys making a difference in our client’s health and wellbeing. Come in and allow Catherine the privilege of pampering you in love, positive energy and healing through your body’s reflexes and meridians.


Christin Corwin, Master Hair Artist

From the age of 5, Christin Corwin knew she would do great things with hair. She has been in the industry since 1999, receiving extensive training from world renowned Vidal Sassoon, Redken New York, and Great Lengths hair extensions. Known as the “Go to Girl” for great lengths extensions, she is extremely eager to transform clients and give them a look that they never dreamed possible.
Having a strong understanding of colour, Christin is able to enhance skin tone and eye color, with that “perfect shade” best suited for each individual client. Although she has been fortunate enough to receive awards from the competing side of the industry, her true passion comes from her everyday work behind the chair. “It gives me so much satisfaction not only making someone look beautiful, but making them FEEL beautiful. The connections I make with clients in my day to day, make me extremely grateful. I really am living my dream”


Emily Baker – Master Hair Artist

Emily developed at a young age the aspiration of styling hair and knew her true calling was always to make people feel beautiful. She has been in the hair styling industry since 2002 and has been on the Wella Professional design team since 2007. She is the recipient of the Wella Young Protégé for Fantasy Award 2004. In 2014 Emily won first place in a Wella colour competition for all of Canada. This opportunity took her to Monaco to compete for Canada in the internationals and has blessed her with amazing opportunities such as educating all over Canada and styling for New York Fashion week. Emily also joined the Nioxin Design Team as a platform artist, bringing along her passion for colour and solutions to added body and volume to fine hair. She is constantly upgrading her skills and has been educated at the Sassoon Academy for multiple courses and has learned from the best. Even after many years, her passion for the industry has grown each year. She loves to transform her clients into stars!

She quotes “Everyone is beautiful and I get a chance to enhance their beauty every day. Cavana Spa and Salon has become my home and I’m proud to service my loyal and new clientele here. I look forward to meeting you! “


Lucy Zemba – Senior Hair Artist

Lucy decided to try out a career in hairstyling which began in 2007 and quickly discovered this was her true artistic and professional passion, and loved all the hair industry had to offer. Not only is she well rounded and certified in all aspects of hair services, including custom cutting, creative colouring, beautiful “up dos” and Great Lengths Hair extensions, she has trained at the Vidal Sassoon Academy. She is confident to learn anything new and is constantly seeking education on today’s current trends.

She was the 2014 Canadian Young Talent Gold Winner for Wella P&G Salon Professionals and competed in Las Vegas and Germany. This win provided her with the opportunity to style models for the Lady Gaga Art Pop album release party In New York City in 2014, and secured an educator position with Wella Corporation. Get excited and let Lucy transform you!


Stephanie Windrem, Senior Hair Artist

Stephanie was initially educated and trained at the AVEDA Institute in Victoria B.C, and received her colour training at the AVEDA Advanced Academy of Toronto. As a stylist and colourist since 2006 ,Stephanie’s passion for hair continues to grow with each client she serves! With a caring and bubbly personality, Stephanie makes a special connection with everyone who sits in her chair. She loves highlighting and low lighting hair, and bringing out natural tones and colours for beautiful everyday looks. She has a true passion for hair cutting and enjoys the transformation utilizing brilliant cutting and shaping techniques.   To follow ever changing trends Stephanie keeps her education up to date with yearly courses and classes both in salon and out. Stephanie looks forward to taking care of you!


Jessica Perigoe, Hairstylist & Make up artist

Jessica Perigoe is a licensed Hairstylist and certified make up artist. She attended the School of Makeup Art for Makeup and Fashion Image in Toronto, and Marvel Beauty School for hairstyling.

Jessica is a true creative spirit and who enjoys color work and haircutting transformations. Jessica specializes in bridal makeup and natural skin care. Customer satisfaction is of the upmost importance for Jessica and she will ensure you experience is truly wonderful.

Jessica is trilled to use her knowledge and education to assist you with your overall beauty regimen. She looks forward to helping you look and feel your best!