Dr. Ashley Clerk, NP/PhD
BARDÖT Beauty was founded by our medical director Dr. Ashley Clerk.
Even as a young girl Ashley was always intrigued by the arts. Studying to be a classical ballet dancer with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, traveling the world with print modelling and photography, and taking every opportunity to enjoy dance and the theatre. She has always had an eye for creating or finding beauty amongst the chaos or complex, a passion which is evident in the work she does today.
After receiving her undergraduate degrees at University of Manitoba and Lakehead University, Ashley went on to complete her graduate and post graduate work at the University of Calgary with a NP residency in Critical Care Medicine. She continued to practice as a clinician, researcher and educator within the Intensive Care unit for almost 20 years.
Ashley is a lifelong learner and expert in her field. Her training in aesthetic medicine includes attending over 52 credited advanced injectables courses, attending monthly conferences in aesthetic medicine and constantly seeking new research and methodologies in her field. When you sit in her chair you can rest assured that you will be safely looked after, treated with the utmost kindness and respect, and receive the best care.
Laura Hampton, NP
Laura completed her undergraduate degree as registered nurse in 2005 from Mount Royal College. She worked in transplant oncology for over 8 years before pursuing her graduate studies at the University of Calgary to become an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She has since worked for over ten years in lung cancer diagnostics. Laura integrates health and wellness into her everyday lifestyle and believes that investing and looking after oneself is multifaceted. Laura has had the opportunity to train in medical aesthetics under the mentorship of Dr. Ashley Clerk after completing her certification through the Canadian Association of Medical Aesthetics. After many years in cancer care delivery Laura has realized that one of her passions is providing patient centered and focused care. She is looking forward to supporting clients achieve their aesthetic goals. While not working Laura enjoys spending time with her children and husband and weightlifting.
Megan Starke, LPN
Aesthetic Injector & Medical Aesthetician
Megan Starke is an experienced skin specialist and Licensed Practical Nurse. Driven by natural, healthy, and balanced results; Megan takes pride in providing personable and compassionate patient care. After completing her training at the Institute of Skin Science in 2008, Megan has been working in the medical aesthetic field and continues to accomplish advanced specialty courses to enhance her practice. She prides herself in being an acne specialist, successfully treating all grades of acne with varying and successful tactics. She takes a holistic approach when treating the skin, looking at internal and external sources to the skin concern.
After 10 years of mastering the aesthetics industry, Megan continued to enhance her career through her pursuit and passion for nursing, becoming an injector under the valued mentorship of Medical Director, Dr. Ashley Clerk.
She has taken numerous injection certifications, Foundations of Advanced Injections, Facial Injections Masterclass, and MD Codes Immersion. Megan continuously enrols herself in continuing education to keep up with the dynamic aesthetic industry.
When Megan isn't at the clinic, she is chasing around 3 children and a husband on her acreage. She is certified personal trainer and enjoys teaching and promoting active living.
Meg believes in creating long lasting patient relationships and healthy self-investments that produces positive outcomes in all aspects of one's life through a minimalistic natural approach.
Nadia graduated from the University of Calgary in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in International Development and continued her education in Human Resources Management.
Her professional journey began with the United Nations' UNICEF division and extended into corporate management before transitioning into the world of medical aesthetics to follow her true passion.
Nadia's career path then led her to the Esthetic Institution, where she completed her certification in medical aesthetics and pursued various advanced courses with the aim of positively impacting people's confidence and self-image.
With several years of experience in the aesthetic field, Nadia proudly established herself as a skin specialist, adept at treating a range of skin concerns through both at-home and in-clinic approaches. She firmly believes in a collaborative approach with her patients to achieve the best possible result.
Her dedication to professional growth is ongoing as she is currently pursuing her nursing degree to complete the missing piece of becoming a nurse injector, leading her to providing her patients with a wider range of services. In addition, Nadia continues to participate in procedures alongside Medical Director, Dr. Ashley Clerk, combining Dr. Clerk’s medical expertise with her medical aesthetic approach, delivering well-rounded results and comprehensive patient care.
Christy Dwyer, RN
Christy is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Distinction of Honors from the University of Alberta in 2002.
With over 20 years of nursing experience, Christy practiced as a Registered Nurse in multiple Intensive Care Units throughout Calgary before transitioning to medical aesthetics and cosmetic surgery in 2019. She is fully certified in Advanced Skin Facial Therapy graduating with honours from the Esthetics Institute where she found her passion for achieving healthy skin with an integrated, multifocal approach. Christy is fully certified and highly specialized as a cosmetic laser nurse, focusing on ablative and non-ablative laser treatments with the Sciton Laser, and is nationally certified as an Aesthetic Laser Safety Officer. Christy continued to enhance her career in aesthetics by becoming a nurse injector under the valued mentorship of Medical Director, Dr. Ashley Clerk. She prides herself on enhancing beauty through combination therapies including injectables and laser treatments to help create youthful, healthy skin.
This busy mom of two children is passionate about living a healthy and active lifestyle. She is an active volunteer in the community and believes strongly in giving to children and youth in sport. When not in the clinic, you will find her in the mountains, training for marathons, or travelling the world. You will love Christy’s positive energy, enthusiasm, and exceptional service during your experience.
Derian has worked in the customer service industry for 10 years and counting. With his roots in the hospitality industry, he has grown into a friendly and social personality type that allows him to truly enjoy his work in developing long lasting client relationships!
Before entering the beauty industry, Derian opened two restaurants with his family as well as pursuing his hobbies in multiple dance genres and acquiring his National Lifeguard certification.
Patient Care Navigator
Kim is a born and raised Calgarian. She has a love for camping, exploring the mountains and riding her Harley around town.
Having spent nearly 10 years in the medical cosmetic industry, Kim has gained experience and love for everything cosmetic. She has spent her career wearing many different hats and has a knack for all things administrative, customer service and skin care.
Whoever meets Kim notices an immediate genuine personality and someone that will go above and beyond to make your experience at BARDÖT exceptional.
Kim has joined our team in 2021 and is the first face you see at BARDÖT.