Salon Team Members
Christine WilsonDesignation: Licensed Cosmetologist
Christine is a master stylist who’s been in the industry over 30 years. Originating form Windsor, Canada, she received advanced training in Toronto. She’s been training in Aveda salons for the last 20 years and has worked with Shwarzkopf, Redken, and Aveda product and color lines as well.
She moved to Michigan in 2005 and recently to Boyne City when her husband received a job as a mental health therapist in Petoskey. Together they share six grown children and eight grandchildren. They enjoy motorcycling, the outdoors, and helping people make the best of their lives through healing, growth, and development.
Hair design and helping people discover their best potential are a great combination for me. I love what I do and I am so happy to work with a great team here at Trillium!
Katie MartinDesignation: Hair Designer and Colorist
After earning a bachelor’s degree from Western State Colorado University in Outdoor Environmental Education, Katie found that being an outdoor educator was not conducive to her lifestyle. Someday she wanted to have a family and kids as well as a career. She developed a deep passion for cutting hair because it was a creative outlet. Choosing cosmetology as a career will allow her to have a family and devote time to her kids, as well as satisfy her desire to be creative.
When she’s not performing her hair color and design magic you can find Katie and her pup, Nalu, playing outside. She enjoys hiking, running, and walking the shores of Lake Michigan. She also enjoys getting “craftastic” and making jewelry. Katie loves to travel the world and has been to several countries including Chile, Argentina, Mexico, England, Italy, France, Switzerland, Australia, and Tasmania.
I knew the moment that I walked into Trillium that I wanted to work there! The energy in the salon radiates happiness and positivity. The ladies at Trillium are always smiling and upbeat, something I feel the world needs more of. Everyone at the salon has made me feel welcome, and it is just the inspiration I need to launch my career.
Katie says she chose Aveda because of their stance on environmentalism. She likes that Aveda products are naturally derived and non-petroleum based. She’s a firm believer in supporting eco-friendly farmers and giving back to the community. Aveda ingredients are primarily sourced from small communities around the world, allowing them to form partnerships in which they are able to give back to the community. Whether it is building wells in Africa for clean drinking water or raising money to support the Alliance for the Great Lakes, Aveda strives to make the world a better place.
Favorite service to perform: color
“I really enjoy doing designer color. I like that you start with a blank canvas and are able to use your imagination and creativity to create a masterpiece. I especially like Aveda color because you are able to customize it to your client’s needs.”
Favorite Aveda product: Volumizing Tonic
“I like that it builds volume and creates shine, all while using organic aloe and wheat amino acids. I also really like the aroma, as it is enhanced with a Pure-Fume containing essential oils.”
Lisa LouisignauDesignation: Licensed Cosmetologist
Lisa worked in a local school system for 15 years. After raising three daughters, she wanted a new career to occupy her time. Cosmetology sounded like fun and looked like a good fit, so she attended the Up North School of Cosmetology. She joined Trillium as a stylist immediately after graduation.
Lisa performs haircutting, natural hair color, hair design, manicures & pedicures and specializes in both Aveda color and Aveda cutting. She loves helping people look and feel their best.
Over the years, I’ve noticed that guests sometimes hesitate to ask questions because they worry about looking silly or “stupid.” I can assure you, NO question is stupid. I will take time to talk about your needs.
Born in raised in Cheboygan, Lisa enjoys flea markets, antiquing, and decorating her home. She has three grown daughters and lives with her three favorite pooches, Jakson, Nikki, and Lucca.
Favorite products: Foot Relief and Hand Relief, because they are both highly moisturizing and exfoliating without being oily on your skin. She also likes using the Aveda color and personally uses Aveda Botanical Shampoo because it leaves her hair shiny and full.
Sasha RosenthalDesignation: Hair Designer & Colorist and Natural Nail Technician
Sasha Rosenthal is a licensed cosmetologist specializing in highlights, up-dos and makeup. She is also a Natural Nail Technician performing manicure and pedicure services.
She started her career in nursing, but lost interest and decided she wanted to pursue a more creative field. She enrolled in Douglas J. Aveda in Grand Rapids in fall 2013 and graduated the fall of 2014. Her favorite thing about Trillium is the Aveda Concept Salon. She loves working with the team here and the supporting environment she’s felt since she arrived.
She and her boyfriend moved from Traverse City when he received a managerial position in Petoskey. She loves to bike, kayak and go to concerts in the summer, and snowshoe and travel in the winter.
Sasha’s favorite Aveda product is smoothing fluid serum because it makes hair so shiny and tames the frizz! She also loves beatifying and blue oil composition because it can be added to lotion, or used on the temples for headache relief.
Spa Team Members
Amanda WarnerDesignation: Licensed Cosmetologist (Esthetician and Nail Technician)
Amanda is a licensed cosmetologist specializing in Aveda’s customized tulasāra™ facials, lash lifting, lash and brow tinting, natural nail manicures and pedicures, and waxing. She also enjoys up-dos and makeup artistry.
She has always had a passion for cosmetology, so she chose Alpena Hollywood School of Cosmetology. After receiving her license she began her career in Alpena. She then married the love of her life and moved to Petoskey where she joined the staff at Trillium.
When I came to Trillium, I appreciated working with all the talented ladies and love growing and learning from them.
Amanda also recently completed an additional 100 hours of continuing education at the Grayling Hollywood School of Beauty.
Her favorite service to provide is facials. She likes being able to help her clients relax and feel beautiful.
Amanda and her husband like to go on adventures together and enjoy being outside. She also likes to read and write.
Her favorite Aveda Product is the dry shampoo – hello up-dos!
Brenda HellerDesignation: Esthetician and Nail Specialist
Brenda joined Trillium Salon & Spa in 2009, where she specializes in Aveda’s customized tulasāra™ facials, lash lifting, lash & brow tinting, dry room body wrapping, manicures, pedicures, acrylics, and full-body waxing. She attended the Petoskey Beauty Academy and the Douglas J. Aveda Institute, where her training included shellac, OPI Axxium Gel nails, European and Brazilian bikini wax, Aveda make-up, Skinwise I & II, customized tulasāra™ facial treatment processes, and stress-free body massage.
For Brenda, it’s a privilege to pamper her guests, allowing them to relax, enjoy their stay, and feel wonderfully refreshed. All her guests are special to her, and she enjoys making them look even more beautiful by enhancing and nourishing their natural beauty. She particularly enjoys giving facials. Each visit with Brenda includes Aveda’s signature Moment of Wellness.
It’s my desire that each guest receives sanctuary at the salon, feeling as though their services exceeded their expectations. I welcome suggestions on what I can do to make your experience at Trillium “All That and More!”
Raised in Petoskey, she lives in the area with her husband, Mac. They have one daughter, Melissa, one granddaughter, Juliet Grace. She enjoys spending time with her family and going to the beach.
Favorite Aveda product: Beautifying Composition, because it’s a multipurpose beauty oil. Her favorite was to use it is to add a few drops to her body cream.
Jessica BjorkmanDesignation: Licensed Esthetician and Lash Specialist
Jessica is specializes in facials, lash extensions, lash lifting, lash and brow tinting, and waxing. She is a Petoskey native but just recently moved back home from Florida, and she is dual licensed in Michigan and Florida in Esthetics.
She loves working with a fun group of women at Trillium, and all of the amazing scents of the salon. Her favorite Aveda product is the dry shampoo because it smells amazing and gives some extra body to her straight hair.
Jessica has a few hobbies including children’s photography and a personal organizing business called Room to Breathe.
Marge MarkerDesignation: Licensed Massage Therapist & Bodyworks Practitioner, Licensed Esthetician, and Certified Natural Health Professional
Marge started her career as a Managerial Accountant. She holds a Bachelor of Science in both Accounting and Business Administration and has nearly two decades of experience in Business and Finance.
Marge then spent 16 years in the beauty industry as an independent contractor performing and training on skin care application, makeup artistry, time management, money management, goal setting, dressing for success, color analysis, and facilitating spiritual gifts and DISC personality workshops. She felt limited though, by the fact that she couldn’t apply makeup and skin care to her customers, so she enrolled in the Houghton Lake Institute of Cosmetology, LLC.
Shortly thereafter, Marge became seriously ill and, with the encouragement of her husband, decided to close her business and focus on her health. After several years of unsuccessful results with traditional medicine, Marge began to explore natural healing. Within two years Marge began to see vast improvements in her health and decided to turn her disaster into a new career and has recently earned a degree in naturopathy and is a Certified Natural Health Professional.
In 2011 Marge merged her vision with Trillium founder, Ruthi Hanna and became a Co-owner January 1, 2012. She specializes in relaxation & therapeutic massage, Aveda’s customized tulasāra™ facials, lash lifting, lash & brow tinting, dry room body wrapping, full-body waxing, and holistic assessment & education based on blood-type protocol.
My favorite thing about my job at Trillium is how satisfying it is to help people. Whether I’m educating guests in areas like natural health care, skin care, or makeup artistry; or delivering a healing touch through massage or doTERRA therapeutic oils, I know I’m making a real difference in people’s lives. That means a lot to me.
In her free time, Marge enjoys reading. She and her husband are Northern Michigan natives who have lived here all of their lives. They love spending time with their three children and five grandchildren, and recently welcomed a great-grandchild to the family.
Marty ParksDesignation: Massage Therapist
Biography Coming Soon
Thomas JakubiakDesignation: Licensed Massage Therapist
Thomas has always had an interest in health and wellness, so being a massage therapist is a perfect fit for him. The woods brought him to Petoskey, and Trillium’s role as a community-based wellness center brought him to us!
His hobbies include dreaming, arts & crafts, “building it better!”, fantasy video games, and sharing ideas and good energy. His favorite service to perform is a return-request Swedish massage, and his favorite Aveda product is Leave-in Condition for his “frizzy, ginger hair.”
Guest Services & Administration
Madison (Madi) PetersonDesignation: Guest Services
Biography Coming Soon
Samantha MakarewiczDesignation: Guest Services
Samantha was asked to help out Trillium Wellness and Day Spa when she was still in high school. There was an opening position for administration work and guest services. She immediately thought that this position would fit her personality since she is a people person. She has been working in guest services ever since. When asked what she likes about this career, she said, “The people I work with everyday. We like to laugh and have fun together.”
Samantha lives outside of Petoskey with her daughter, Chenadi. She loves doing outdoor activities and spending time with her family.
My favorite thing about Trillium is the people-both our clients and employees. I work with some of the most hard working, intelligent, and loving people. They are like family to me.
Samantha favorite product is Aveda Phomollient. This product works fabulously and she says it is the best product she has ever used for her curly locks.