JASON OLANDESCA, RN, GLOW Founder & Owner
Jason Olandesca graduated from the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary in 1998. He has previously held clinical positions in Emergency, Medical, Occupational Health, Dermatology, Oral, Maxillofacial and Plastic Surgical Units.
In 2007, he became responsible for developing and facilitating the advanced injection practice training program for one of the world’s leading manufacturers of hyaluronic acid fillers. As such, he has had the very unique experience of training and working with some of North America’s leading injectors and pioneers in the cosmetic injectable industry and has been invited to participate and present in a number of conferences, training programs and courses offered for both beginner and advanced injectors.
In 2009, he founded GMI Practice Solutions to support and assist the growth and development of new and existing medical, dental and health practices with a focus on integrating “Business into Practice.”
He has trained hundreds of injectors from various fields of practice including plastic surgeons, dermatologists, dentists, cosmetic physicians and nurses on the science and art of neuromodulators and dermal filler injections.
In his continuous pursuit to be at the leading edge of the art and science of injectables, Jason was thrilled to find the Pacific Training Institute of Facial Aesthetics (PTIFA) program a perfect balance of academic evidence and clinically-based practice experience that aims to train all levels of injectors to provide them with a high level of competence and a high degree of skill. He was also excited to see that the PTIFA is building a strong community of injectors that actively network to learn from each other to advance techniques and raise the bar on clients’ expectations of the “qualified injector” in the industry. He was invited to become a member of the faculty at the PTIFA in 2015.
Jason is an active member of the Canadian Society of Aesthetic Specialty Nurses, The Dermatology Nurses Association, and the Alberta Society of Aesthetic Nurses.
TARA SKINNER, RN, GLOW Nurse Aesthetician
Tara Skinner graduated from Douglas College in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She began her career in Nursing at Vancouver General Hospital on the Acute Spinal Cord Unit and quickly discovered that her passion was in medical aesthetics. In 2014, she began working for a large medical aesthetics clinic in Vancouver, where she provided education and treatments to patients that suited their individual goals. Tara has made the transition from Vancouver to Calgary and is excited to continue building on her current medical aesthetics knowledge at Glow MD. Her passion lies in supporting people to feel comfortable and confident.
When Tara is not at Glow MD, she enjoys travelling, cooking, and if you keep your eyes peeled you may see her as a background nurse on medical TV dramas.
SHANELL WHEELER, GLOW Experience Specialist
Born and raised in Calgary, Shanell completed her Esthetic education and began her career working in the fitness industry with a Calgary based women's only fitness club. From reception to fitness consultant to General Manager, Shanell made an impact on clients lives towards a healthier lifestyle.
Following her interest in health and beauty, she joined a national full service spa where she was responsible for providing unique personalized skin care treatment for clients. Her clients touted her for her knowledge and her ability to listen to their unique needs. Her belief in creativity have helped her introduce new ways to personalize and elevate others skincare experience!
She is known for being outgoing, being creative and for her ability to make clients feel at ease when they walk in and are greeted by her. When Shanell is not greeting our clients and helping them with their skincare needs, you will find her at the gym, exploring, writing or painting!