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Meet our Team
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.
One of the fresher faces to this industry and the Apothecary team, 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 hopes to one day officially call herself an aromatherapist; her confidence and knowledge is ever-growing.
She hails from Red Deer, and like her co-worker and best friend Katherine, she also went to the Alberta College of Art and Design where she too 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.
Laura is currently a student at The Alberta College of Art + Design who has a strong interest in the world of scent. Fascinated by the way scents affect the emotional state, she furthered herself in learning what more they can do for the body and mind. Finding her interests immersed in essential oils, Laura is currently an Aromatherapist-in-training.
When at home, Laura is often dabbling with perfumes and experimenting with aromatherapy products for both herself and friends. She also incorporates scent into her artwork as a way to manipulate space and alter the way the viewer feels. Just as Katherine and Katie, she too indulges in the luxury of pizza cat time.
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. Ten years 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 at the curling rink, working as a part-time canine obedience instructor, or working with her pup (and resident shoppe-dogger), Django.