Founder & Owner
Camilla has been working in the spa industry since 1996. She moved home to Washington State in 2000 and started working with natural skin care ingredients. This education taught her how to treat her own cystic acne. The transition to esthetics, in 2002, was an organic one, allowing her to combine her massage skills and love of holistic skin care. Camilla was named “Top Waxer in Seattle” by Allure in April 2005. Later that same year, she learned the art of Sugaring. Camilla used her years of thorough quick hair removal services to create Sugar Plum's proprietary speed sugaring techniques.
Director of Education
April loves being a sugar technician educator. Her favorite moment is when the light bulb goes on and her students realize that they can do this! Before starting with Sugar Plum in the summer of 2013, she had already spent twenty years in the beauty industry, and sixteen of those were as an educator. She was one of the first recognized master estheticians in the state of Washington and helped teach the first class accredited for master estheticians. What inspires her most about Sugar Plum, is the focus on changing women’s lives and empowering women to make decisions for their futures. In her opinion, this is best company she has ever worked for, exemplifying respect, integrity, and trust. What she enjoys most about sugaring is that it's clean and green. It’s kind to the skin and takes some talent to pull off. When not at Sugar Plum, she likes to grow things in her garden, create art, and be in the wilderness.
Chief Operating Officer
Justin was drawn to Sugar Plum by its social and environmental mission to transform the spa industry through innovation in business structure, sustainability and vision. What he enjoys most about sugaring is how gentle it is on his skin, leaving no irritation or feelings of harshness. Utilizing his background with various sustainability organizations, Justin supports the business side of making Sugar Plum more sustainable. He has lived in a few areas of the country, growing up in D.C. and Virginia before making Seattle his new home, where nearly all of his free time is spent with his three-year-old twin daughters.
Director of Human Resources
Jessica spent the past decade helping students fall in love with the beauty industry as the Director of Admissions at Paroba College and prior to that, The Greenwood Academy may it rest in peace--it’s now a bar, woohoo! Licensed since 2006 as a Cosmetologist and Cosmetology Educator at a college that taught Sugaring, she saw first hand the many benefits and how friendly it is to the planet. Jessica was drawn to Sugar Plum by the rave reviews of their employees, many that were graduates of hers. Jessica has always called the PNW her home. She spent many years in the local art scene as the co-founder and performer of a burlesque troupe. She now spends most of her time geeking out with her husband and two small minions. She finds zen in late night lap swimming and her underwater iPod, which has changed her life!
After many years in the skincare and spa industry, Tina has most recently fallen totally in love with sugaring! What she absolutely adores most about sugaring is its natural properties and the eco-consciousness of Sugar Plum’s company philosophy. She prides herself in creating a warm, welcoming, and comfortable atmosphere for all who come near. The other half of Tina’s life is spent as a certified yoga teacher, teaching as a local studio. She believes that each of us have the power to manifest our deepest desires and that through the practice of yoga, we can heighten our abilities to receive our dreams. A thriving life for her is one in perfect balance of body, mind, and spirit. Yoga is that balance for her.
Director of Franchise Sales & Studio Operations
Starting out with an education in business and law has led C.J. to many exciting careers. She has over 33 years of sales and sales management experience in many fields, including advertising, marketing and salon product sales. She has mentored several hundred sales reps as well as managed retail locations in many cities in the United States. She was a client of Sugar Plum for a year when she was hired as the Director of Sales at Sugar Plum in 2014 to market our FDA Certified Organic Fair Trade products to sugaring spas throughout the U.S. and Canada. After one year of sales C.J. had garnered 40% of all of the sugaring business.
12 years in the beauty industry led to her desire to pursue her esthetics license in 2016. She has been working as a sugaring technician in the studios and this has given her the experience of providing the service as well as seeing how the studios work on a day to day basis. As Sugar Plum has grown, C.J. has become more convinced that sugaring is the safest and most professional process to remove body and facial hair. As the Director of Franchise Sales, she is looking forward to seeing Sugar Plum locations throughout the United States and the rest of the world.
Executive Assistant to Chief Operating Officer
Cris is a multilingual professional who grew up in Seattle. He speaks English, Japanese and Tagalog. He graduated with a Business degree from the University of Washington. He is also an Accredited Jewelry Professional (AJP) from the Gemological Institute of America. In 2017, Cris started his own Organizing business, he is a Certified Professional Organizer through the National Association of Productivity and Organizing (NAPO). Career wise he has spent over a decade managing multiple stores in the Luxury Retail Sales Industry. His prime skill sets revolve around; Store Operations, Business Development and Market Visual Merchandising.
Sugar Plum’s Social Mission attracted Cris. He is a heavy advocate for LGTBQ equality. For over five years Cris was a member of the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) working to bring equality in and out of the workplace. Using his computer knowledge, organizing ability, graphic design eye and digital marketing skills Cris helps the operations of Sugar Plum. He now works closely with Sugar Plum’s COO to promote sustainability and equality.