Let Me Introduce You to the Team

To some of you we are like family, you have been our clients since we opened in 2003.  For others, we are brand new to you and you haven't got to know us quite as well yet.  Here's a little introduction to who we are and what we do when we are here.  


Ashlee Williamson

Administrative Assistant and Inventory Control

She's the gal who keeps things under control behind the scenes and can answer all our questions about everything that happens here.  She is a delight to be around and looks forward to helping clients and staff any way she can.  She is a definite gem!  We are all happy and grateful that she joined our team.


Wendy Ellingwood

Make-Up Consultant

Sales Associate


Wendy has been with us for 11 years and has worked several years in another MN studio before joining us here in Rothesay.  She is very much family to us here at Boutique Zekara and loved by her clients she has worked with over the years.  She has extensive knowledge of Merle Norman Products and is an expert in makeup application.  Her love of fashion and great eye for detail and style have made her a favourite with many of our clients.  She extends her great flair and talent into the merchandising side of the business and does an excellent job creating enticing displays within the shop every week.


Elaine Wilkie

Sales Associate

Personal Assistant

A true loyal and dedicated employee who looks after all of us.  She's the "mom" of the shop.  Always willing to go the extra mile making sure nothing is forgotten and everything gets done.  To her clients, she will make sure you get the best possible service and throw in a few tips about travel as that is one of her favourite things when she's not here with us.  Her love of people and eye for what her clients like make her a wonderful asset to our team.  We are lucky to have her here at Boutique Zekara and Merle Norman.  Elaine's clients appreciate her expertise and look for her when they visit our shop.  She's also been known to sew on a button or two, and fix and mend when necessary.  Not sure how we would get on without her.  


Donna McCue

PT Sales Associate

She's the gal that you will have a few laughs with.  She is the friendliest person I have had the privilege to know.  She will give you great service and chat up a storm.  You are in great hands with Donna and she will certainly make you feel welcome.  Normally Saturday is her day at the shop as this is her "play job" as she likes to call it.   Those who love her will wait to visit the boutique until Saturday just to be able to shop with her.  


Lindsay Atherton


Lash Tech

Make Up Artist

Lindsay is one in a million and we are so lucky to have her.  She is such a special part of our Merle Norman family and has been with us for 11 years. She's a perfectionist in her field and also known as the best in the city for Lash Extensions.  Once you have had an appointment with Lindsay you are hooked. She is caring, compassionate and extremely accommodating to all her clients.  Book your appointments in advance with Lindsay as she is in very high demand. Thankfully she has brought someone on board who is her protégé and is following in her footsteps.  Born and raised in the same community, they grew up together and are now working side by side.  


Lexie White


Lexie joined our esthetics team and was immediately accepted and welcomed by our clients  It feels like she has been with us forever.  With such a warm and delightful personality clients look forward to spending time with her.  She is a pleasure to be around.  When the opportunity presents itself, I sneak in to have a pedicure or manicure with her and come out feeling totally pampered.  


Donna Williamson


I am your host of this blog, as well as owner of Boutique Zekara and Merle Norman.  A background in retail management and my love of all things fashion related lead me to fill a need of a missing niche for woman here in the Valley.  



Posted on October 21, 2016 .