Meet the Team


Louise Wilson

I have owned Coastal Sanctuary for nearly 20 years now! How time flies.

I am a registered nurse and qualified as a beauty therapist/ electrologist in 1999 from the Joyce Blok School in Auckland-with Honours. I enjoy all aspects of beauty and love the social contact I have with clients.

My specialities are Electrolysis, facials and skin care, skin analysis and treating skin conditions.

Gemma Minor

Gemma qualified from MIT 14 years ago and had a home clinic in Coromandel for a couple of years.

She came to work at Coastal Sanctuary in 2008. Gemma specialises in natural skin care, facials, skin analysis and helping clients with skin conditions. Gemma also is a very experienced electrologist


Sarah Rye

Sarah is our newest therapist and has been working at Coastal Sanctuary for a year.

Sarah qualified from The Elite School of Beauty Therapy in Hamilton. Sarah enjoys all aspects of beauty therapy and particularly enjoys massage.

Joanie Botaish- Delelis

Joanie Botaish-Delelis is our hairdresser. Joanie is from California and has a wealth of hairdressing experience both in the US and in NZ. Joanie is a great cut and colourist and gets amazing results without damaging natural hair using Goldwell Colour products.


Jo Kirkland

Jo is returning from Australia and will be helping us out over the summer she is a qualified Beauty Therapist who has worked at Coastal Sanctuary on and off since we opened.

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