Director Anne Hayden didn’t have to look far to find Kalon’s First Impressions Supervisor, Johanna Spaans.
Formerly an ophthalmologic assistant at Vance Thompson Vision, Johanna literally worked next door, graciously volunteering to lend a hand when the Kalon team needed extra help. That was last summer and fall, but as Kalon grew busier and busier and Johanna’s expertise more and more necessary, it was a natural switch when, at the end of January, she came on board full-time.
“I loved the vision side, but working with a smaller team on a more project basis has been a great fit. This new clientele has also provided some great variety for me,” says Johanna.
Johanna handles all the scheduling and ordering for the retail boutique and oversees April and Laura, the other members of her first impressions team.
New to the skincare space, Johanna expected a learning curve; however, she didn’t expect how transformative a trip to Kalon could be for clients. “Results come quickly and so does the confidence that comes with it. Because that’s what we really give: confidence,” she says, having tried a few services herself.
An Iowa native, Johanna and her husband make their home in Sioux Falls with their cat, Nugget. When she isn’t logging miles in preparation for her next half marathon, she’s whipping up her latest baking project — a pair of hobbies she fully admits can either be seen in opposition to one another or as counterbalancing one another.
“I want people to feel comfortable when they come in and to know they’re wanted and valued. Their days might be filled with tasks and rushing, but in here I want them to find respite.”
She chooses balance and brings it into her work at Kalon. “I want people to feel comfortable when they come in and to know they’re wanted and valued,” Johanna explains. “Their days might be filled with tasks and rushing, but in here I want them to find respite.”
The Kalon team is thankful to have Johanna on board! Take a moment to introduce yourself the next time you come in.