KATIE Manager, Aromatherapist
Katie is finding herself caught in complete wonder at the world of essential oils. She is learning and experimenting with these magical little vials every day and her confidence and knowledge is ever-growing.
She hails from Red Deer, and attended the Alberta College of Art and Design where she discovered her passion for weaving, primarily making baby wraps for all you beautiful mommies and daddies out there.
When she isn’t weaving or working the store front of The Apothecary, you can find her upstairs teaching some how-to classes, or at home curled up with her potato of a cat, probably a haystack drop cookie, hunk of prosciutto or slice of pizza in hand.
Katherine is our tattooed, violet-haired goddess of an Aromatherapist! Visit the store on a weekday to catch her in action; helping customers to learn and appreciate the beauty of essential oils. Curious and adventurous, she’s always researching, studying and coming up with incredible new blends for our business as our star Aromatherapist.
When she isn't working, you can find her next door at yoga, at home making perfumes, playing with her cat, eating pizza or grooving to funky music.
Randi-Lee is a bubbly, fun-loving, music, art and food fanatic with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Alberta College of Art and Design. She started in our building working at All Things Jill behind the scenes making our finished natural bath and body products, but transitioned in 2016 into the storefront, bringing with her intimate knowledge of product making, which she loves to share with curious customers!
Randi-Lee spends most of her time adventuring, climbing trees, making art, seeing shows and thinking about colour. She also practices aerial silks and dreams of joining the circus.
Bisayo is a funkadelic mother of three with a huge interest in aromatherapy and energy work. She is super chill and easy to love, and though she doesn’t say much, we can tell by her dancing that she’s far from shy and reserved. Bisayo loves the energetic implications of essential oils and aromatherapy and this is her favourite area to engage with customers. She creates her own skin and hair care products at home and dreams of developing a line of handmade, natural products for black skin and hair.
When Bisayo’s not here in the shop, she is hanging out with her kids and her cat, Marley; doing puzzles; eating cinnamon buns; and always dancing. She learned African dance as a child and danced as part of the Afrikadey! Festival for several years.
JILL HAWKER Owner
The Apothecary in Inglewood is the brainchild of Jill Hawker of All Things Jill. This well known Calgary company can be found “behind the magic curtain” at The Apothecary, where they manufacture and distribute their natural personal care products across North America.
Originally from Erin, Ontario, Jill grew up your typical entrepreneur; she was the kid with the lemonade stand in the driveway, always wanted to play “store” and at one point when she was 7 or 8 was going to build her empire via rug hooking. She also began to dabble in soaps and bath salts at a young age, fascinated by how the ingredients would come together to make a certain product. Fast forward quite a few years and Jill now holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from McMaster University, has taught students of all ages, and also worked in Marketing, Advertising and Corporate training for a large Canadian Insurance company.
She left it all behind when she came out here in November 2004 to launch All Things Jill full time. More than a decade later, her company is thriving and serving customers well. She finally realized her vision of “playing store” in real life with the opening of The Apothecary in Inglewood in 2012.
When she's not at the office you can find Jill and her new husband at the curling rink, cycling, watching a movie, hiking or working with their pups (and resident shoppe-doggers), Django & Matilda.