Shelby Lemson

NOW: Business Development Manager, IMAGE Skincare
WAS: Account Executive, Northern California HydroPeptide

Todd Shaw

NOW: National Manager- Private Clubs / Country Clubs, Technogym

WAS: Spa Director, The Peaks Resort & Spa

Kris Wolfert-Hiskey

NOW: Spa Director, Ritz-Carlton Sarasota
WAS: Call Massage Therapist, Gaylord Palms

Jennifer Thompson

NOW: Vice President and General Manager, COSMEDIX
WAS: Director of Business Development, US and Caribbean, Iredale Mineral Cosmetics

Katie Mearns

NOW: Director of Spa & Wellness, LIV unLtd, New York City
WAS: Principal Consultant, 5 Spa Consulting, LLC.

Ava Hennessey

NOW: Spa Treatment Manager, Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, Miami Beach, Florida
WAS: Operating Partner, Village Spa & Beauty Bar

Caitlin Novak

NOW: Assistant Spa Director, The Post Oak Hotel, Uptown Houston
WAS: Spa Reception Manager, Faena Hotel, Tierra Santa

Patrick Huey

NOW: Corporate Spa Director, Montage International
WAS: Corporate Director of Spa, Sandals Resort International

Theresia Kelly

NOW: Spa Director, Sheraton Bay Point Resort Serenity Spa, Panama
City Beach, Florida
WAS: Spa Director, Westin Spa, Jackson Mississippi

Amanda Vassar

NOW: Regional General Manager, Woodhouse, Washington D.C.
WAS: Spa Director, Destination Hotels – Two Roads Hospitality, Landsdowne

Dana Murray

NOW: Director Of Education, Kopari
WAS: Esthetician, The Lodge, Torrey Pines

Taylor O. Fields

NOW: Corporate Director of Spa, PCH Hotels & Resorts Montgomery,
WAS: Director of Spa, Salon & Pool Operations, MGM Resorts International, Beau Rivage Biloxi, MS

Shawna Dahl

NOW: Director of Key Accounts USA, Babor Cosmetics
WAS: Director of Business Development, Sothys

Jamie Bowden

NOW: Spa Director, The Relâche Spa, Gaylord Palms
WAS: Associate Spa Director, Ritz-Carlton, Orlando, Grande Lakes

Hillary (Flaim) Georges

NOW: President, Monarch Cypress
WAS: VP Sales Manager, Monarch Cypress

Tanya Killeen

NOW: Director of Business Development, Kopari
WAS: Director of Merchandising and Purchasing, Hexx Chocolate and Confections

Dean Langdon

NOW: Executive Vice President, Corporate Accounts, LightStim, Inc.
WAS: Director of Spa Accounts, Edge Systems Corp

Jenny Farrand Stafford

NOW: Spa Director, Spa Minérale, Lansdowne Resort and Spa, Leesburg, Virginia
WAS: Vice President of Content and Course Development, Spa Standard

William Wesley Myers

NOW: Regional Director of Spa, North America, Langham Hospitality Group
WAS: Director of Spa, Langham Hospitality Group

Rylee McCormick

NOW: Spa Supervisor, The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, Savannah, Georgia
WAS: Spa Coordinator, The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa

Stephanie Brennan

NOW: Senior Brand Manager, Kopari
WAS: Regional Sales Manager, Spa Division, Natura Bisse International

Jenna Laramee

NOW: Spa Director, Stillwater Spa, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Bonita
Springs, Florida
WAS: Spa Director, Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Greg Stickly

NOW: Executive Vice President, Corporate Accounts, LightStim, Inc.
WAS: Vice President of Sales, The Hydrafacial Company

Katrina Kalkowski

NOW: Spa Operations Director, Iconbrickell Spa
WAS: Director of Spa & Fitness, JW Marriott

Tracie Ridder Wertz

NOW: Corporate Accounts Director, The HydraFacial Company
WAS: Vice President Retail Sales, à la mode,
a Division of Universal Companies at Universal Companies

Sharon Ogawa

NOW: Wellness Director, Civana Wellness Resort & Spa
WAS: Director of Spa, Grand Wailea

Cristy Monteiro

NOW: Director, Strategic Account Development, jane iredale (Iredale Mineral Cosmetics)
WAS: Senior Regional Director of Southwest, jane iredale (Iredale Mineral Cosmetics)

Future Movers & Shakers 

Check out these amazing Spa Professionals who are looking to shake things up and move into a new position. Are they the missing piece to completing your team? Click on their names to connect with them on LinkedIn.

Ziba Jahangir

Business Development Manager
Newport Beach, CA

Cross-functional professional who has aided in establishing strong brands while aligning creative vision with profitable results. Experience in consistently leveraging strategic business partnerships to positively impact a company’s bottom line allowing to make a real contribution to the continued growth and success of the right company.

Jennifer Jinco

Product Development
Miami, FL

Highly skilled in all cosmetic beauty product development (skincare, body care, hair care, natural, organic). Comprehensive concept-to-launch oversight experience, including sourcing, identifying, establishing, maintaining and managing relationships with raw material suppliers, product and package manufacturers and fragrance houses. Jennifer can also assist with claim substantiation, compliance, and registrations for certifying bodies.

Gina Meeker

Account Executive/Business Development Manager
Newport Beach, CA

Markets and sells new and existing brands in to the Southern California territory.  With a proven track record for opening new doors, training, selling through and coordinating events, she is a seasoned professional.  Contacts in hotel spa & day spa as well as plastics, derms and medispas gives her a unique diversity.

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