Our Trainers

Sharon Quann, the President & Owner of Quannessence Skincare, is recognized as a trailblazer in the spa and aesthetics industry in Prince Edward Island, with a 34 year tenure in the field. She holds over a dozen certifications, establishing her as one of PEI’s most diverse and holistic practitioners. Sharon also trained at the prestigious WALA Heilmittel in Germany, a forerunner in the holistic pharmaceuticals field and creator of the famous Dr. Hauschka line of natural products.

Sharon brings her experience and training as a licensed Naturotherapist and a holistic, healing philosophy to the development of the Quannessence Skincare line.

She is an active member of the Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists and owns and operates and is a practicing Aesthetician at QuannSpa Holistic Beauty Therapies (formerly Mystical Touch Holistic Beauty Therapies).

Bobbie Jo MacDonald, President/Founder of Body Envy Medical Aesthetics and a Quannessence Skincare Educator and Brand Ambassador. 

In 2017, after 18 years in the financial industry, Bobbie Jo took the leap into a totally new career by enrolling and graduating with highest honours from the Medes College Medical Aesthetics program and founding Body Envy Aesthetics. She then went on to pursue more education at Biomani Medical Aesthetics and Laser Certification Institute, studying under Dr. Fathi Fam and learning advanced medical grade peels, dermaplaning & microneedling. Bobbie Jo then became a certified Laser technician certified in performing IPL, Laser Hair Removal and Sublative Rejuvenation Treatments.

Throughout Bobbie Jo’s career and training, skincare has always been her passion. She loves to share and educate people about the importance of starting a healthy skincare routine at an early age and feeling confident about themselves. Choosing the right product is key in having great skin and that is why Bobbie Jo chose Quannessence. 

Bobbie Jo has been using the Quannessence Skincare line in both her personal and professional life for years and loves Quannessence’s philosophy, holistic approach, natural ingredients and, best of all, their results. Her interest in continuing to learn, eagerness to help other feel confident in themselves, and passion about all things skincare makes Bobbie Jo a great addition to the Quannessence team.

Emma Quann Flavell, the Dermaplaning trainer with Quannessence Skincare, began her educational studies at UNB, studying Human Kinetics. Later, she followed her passion for aesthetics and yoga, living in many different countries including Bali, Philippines, and Costa Rica, studying aerial yoga and well-being therapies. She is a certified Reiki Master and teaches many styles of yoga.

She is honoured to be a part of Quannessence, watching it bloom from a dream to one of the finest professional skincare lines. She has been working as a full time aesthetician at QuannSpa Holistic Beauty Therapies for four years and has taken on an active roll as a trainer for Quannessence Skincare.


Jillian Burns, a trainer in the Cape Breton Region with Quannessence Skincare, is a holistic aesthetician and spa owner who brings 15 years experience to our team. Jillian’s passion for skincare and meaningful connections with clients has led her to excel in modalities such as CIT, advanced peels, acne, dermaplaning, oxygen facials, and radio frequency skin tightening.

Combining these with Ayurvedic techniques and helping clients feel renewed and restored is the greatest honour.

Jillian is excited to be a part of the Quannessence team and to share her knowledge and passions.

Rhonda Turnera brand ambassador in Eastern Canada with Quannessence Skincare, brings over 23 years of experience in the Aesthetic field having graduated from Jon Raymond Institute in Moncton, NB with a certification in Aesthetics. She operated her own successful business of eight years in Western PEI prior to relocating to Charlottetown to accept a position with a resort company as their spa director for three of their properties.

She was an instructor at the Private Institute of Hair Design and Aesthetics for two years and is also a certified Healing Touch Practitioner working with energy therapy to bring balance to the body and mind.

Rhonda has experience working in spas across Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island where she was trained in advanced aesthetics using IPL laser and chemical peels. She has hands on experience working with several skin care lines over the course of her career and has been working with the Quannessence Skincare line of products for many years since.

Devon Glidden, a brand ambassador in Western Canada with Quannessence Skincare, has a natural “Gift of the Gab” which is essential for her professional career in Sales, Marketing and Customer Service. She is a passionate and feisty little redhead with a real sense of humor and adventure. She always has a smile on her face and an interesting story to tell.

Her passion has always been the beauty industry. If you ask her what her favorite part of the beauty industry is, she would say “Making people look and feel beautiful!”.

She owns a beauty business in Calgary, Alberta and has always been a loyal Quannessence Ambassador. Paired with her love for our skincare products and sales experience, this makes her a natural fit to the Quannessence team. Devon conducts training in Western Canada and her overall personal product knowledge makes you feel comfortable when discussing specific features and benefits.