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Our Team

Gordon Ashdown


Gordon is the founder of Can-West. He began the business in 1993 and it was grown exponentially ever since. He has created a firm foundation and stability that a company needs to grow and expand at a steady pace. His wealth of business knowledge gives Can-West the edge it needs to be on the cutting edge of the spa and esthetic industry.

Customer Service Manager



Customer Service


Customer Service


Book Keeper


Education Team

Beverly Ashdown

Director Of Education

Beverly Ashdown began her career as a Nail Technician over 25 years ago. Through her commitment to excellence in esthetic services and continuing education, she has grown her business from a one-woman operation into Beverly Ashdown Day Spa and Laser Centre, Saskatoon’s premier day spa.

Under her leadership, Can-West’s education division has helped to educate and train hundreds of beauty professionals to her high standard. Through her commitment to continuing education, Beverly has raised the bar for esthetics services throughout the Prairies and beyond. Her reputation for quality education has taken her to the U.S. and the U.K., as she has been contracted by peer salon owners to offer advanced training to their staff. Beverly continues to enrich her own skills and those of her staff and is proud to add the latest services and technologies as the esthetics industry advances.



Christine has been an esthetician for 15 years, and comes to Canada from England with a wealth of education and experience. Christine has been a educator for many years and we are proud to have her as part of our team. Christine has completed her Skin Care Journeyman and currently works at our sister company, Beverly Ashdown Day Spa.



Amanda is new to the CanWest team and is an amazing Nail Tech and instructor! With over 7 years of teaching experience, she was a great fit for CanWest.