four beautiful young women
Conveniently located to serve Kelowna, BC.


Meet The Staff

DermMedica reception area

Staff Bios


The supporting staff at DermMedica is renowned for their mature, service-oriented, and patient-friendly care. As a whole, we operate on a strong culture of mutual respect for knowledge and professional excellence, and we are known for producing quality results for the people of Kelowna and the BC Interior.

Director Operations

Director Operations


Charlene is our Director of Operations, working diligently behind the scenes to make sure everything is running smoothly.

Born and raised in Kamloops, Charlene attended the University of Lethbridge for a degree in Kinesiology before pursuing her MBA at the University of Victoria.

Charlene spends most of her time these days with her husband Craig, and young daughter and son.

Favourite Treatment: CoolSculpting of course!

Favourite Skin Care Product: SkinMedica Total Defense & Repair

What Inspires Me: Watching my daughter and son grow and change and seeing life through their eyes.

My Ideal Day Outside Work?: Spending a relaxing day with my husband, daughter and son.




Born and raised in Southern Ontario, Allison travelled to BC when she was in highschool, and made it her goal to end up in the Okanagan. She recently moved here with her husband and pets to settle down and build a life. 

Favourite Treatment: DermaGlow

Favourite Skin Care Product: Colorescience Face Shield Flex

What Inspires Me: What Inspires Me: Looking toward the future and envisioning the life that my family will one day have in the beautiful city, and the personal growth that will come because of it. 

My Ideal Day Outside Work: My Ideal Day Outside Work: Waking up and enjoying the view of the mountains from my balcony with a cup of tea, walking my dog along the beach, and playing Sims into the evening. 

Laser Technician & Skin Care

Laser Technician & Skin Care


Lucie moved to Canada in 2016 from a small town called Chevreuse just outside Paris, joining her brother and sister-in-law in Kelowna. She seized this new opportunity with a grateful heart, enjoying not only the beautiful surroundings, but all the outdoor activities that the Okanagan offers, hiking, biking, snowboarding and camping. Outside of work, Lucie loves spending as much time as possible with her 2 year old nephew, building puzzles and baking cookies.

Favourite Treatment: Botox Cosmetic, Juvederm Fillers and Laser Hair Removal

Favourite Skin Care Product: TNS Advanced + Serum and Retinol

What Inspires Me: My one true goal in life is to help others be the best version of themselves.

My Ideal Day Outside Work: Snowboarding during the winter months and hiking or biking in the summer, and ending a perfect day with a glass of wine that the Okanagan has to offer.

LPN/Physician Assistant

LPN/Physician Assistant


Born and raised in Kelowna, Krystal has been an LPN since her graduation from Okanagan College in 2011. She loves to cook and spend time with her loving husband and son. Outside of work, Krystal enjoys not performing yoga and is not all that into a holistic lifestyle. She also loves rock music and wishes Dr. Crippen would play more of it on a Friday afternoon. (Thanks Krystal, we’ll look into that for you!)

Favourite Treatment: Botox Cosmetic or Q-Switch laser for pigmentation.

Favourite Skin Care Product: SkinMedica Retinol 0.5%.

What Inspires Me: Making people laugh and smile.

My Ideal Day Outside Work: Mountain biking or hiking with my two dogs. Enjoying a nice local red wine in the evening after a long day or week and visiting a local winery.

LPN/Physician Assistant

LPN/Physician Assistant


Jennifer grew up in the states most of her life, but is happy to be back living with her husband and 3 sons in the sunny Okanagan. After graduating nursing school in 2013 she has settled down and enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends. She loves to travel and explore the world.

Favourite Treatment: Chemical peel, V-Beam for redness.

Favourite Skin Care Product: SkinMedica Exfoliating cleanser

What Inspires Me: Raising my sons, helping others and making people happy.

My Ideal Day Outside Work: Spending time outdoors with my husband and sons.

LPN/Physician Assistant

LPN/Physician Assistant


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Skin Care Specialist

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“Fantastic Job!”

"I have had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Crippen for awhile now, he does botox injections for me every 3 months. I was very nervous at first, but the staff and Dr. Crippen made me feel at ease right away. He is a wonderful Doctor, very caring and does a fantastic job. I highly recommend Dr. Crippen. Staff is also excellent!!! Thank you." – Harold Elliot

“Surprised How Easy It Was!”

"I had excellent results with a Coolsculpting operation at this clinic. Dr. Crippen took me through everything I wanted to know before we started, and I was still surprised at how easy it was. It took a little longer than I would have liked for the results to kick in, but I didn’t change anything and I lost weight." – Ami Hamann

“Highly Recommend”

"I have had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Crippen for a while now, he does botox injections for me every 3 months. I was very nervous at first, but the staff and Dr. Crippen made me feel at ease right away. He is a wonderful Doctor, very caring, and does a fantastic job. I highly recommend Dr. Crippen. The staff is also excellent!!! Thank you." – LK

Doctor Crippen Family Photo

Fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery

Meet Dr. Craig Crippen

Born and raised in Ottawa Ontario, Dr. Crippen has attended three Canadian universities and obtained four educational titles including his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.). Since graduating in 2001, Dr. Crippen has continued to expand his knowledge, focusing his practice in the fields of Medical Dermatology, Vein, Laser & Cosmetic Medicine.

After receiving his M.D. from the University of Western Ontario in 2001, Dr. Crippen then completed his specialty training in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba over the next two years. He has worked extensively in public and private medicine since 2003, but in response to rising demand, Dr. Crippen has devoted his practice exclusively to both medical & cosmetic skin care procedures/treatments at his clinic.