Movers and Shakers | April 2016

Welcome to the latest edition of Movers and Shakers. We’re bringing you the full list of spa professionals that have recently changed positions and started a new chapter in their career. Please join us in congratulating our newest Movers and Shakers from March!

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paola pardoPaola Pardo
NOW: Assistant Spa Director at Eden Roc Resort Miami Beach
WAS: Spa Manager at Conrad Miami


jessica olson_movers and shakersJessica Olson
NOW: Owner at The Cottage Spa and Salon
WAS: Spa Manager at Portofino Island Resort & Spa


sasha burneySasha Burney
NOW: Director of Brand Development at LALICIOUS
WAS: Buyer at MGM Resorts International


sarah hiseySarah Hisey
NOW: Director of Spa at Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi
WAS: Spa Director at Westin KOR Villas


shawn hallumShawn Hallum
Regional Spa Champion at Westin KOR Villas
WAS: Spa Director at Westin Kaanapali


sheila bracewellSheila Bracewell
NOW: Spa Director at Heavenly Spa- Westin Maui
WAS: Spa Director at Hilton Orlando


jonathan naylorJonathan Naylor
NOW: Spa Director at Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa, Utah
WAS: Assistant Spa Director at Stein Eriksen


carrie sotebeerCarrie Sotebeer
NOW: Spa Services Manager at Centre for Well-Being at The Phoenician Resort
WAS: Spa Director at Camelback Village Spa


alexandra mauroAlexandra Mauro
NOW: Service Desk Coordinator at Paul Mitchell the School Danbury
WAS: Promotions Manager at Viso Bello Day Spa


victoria boscarinoVictoria Boscarino
NOW: Director of Spa & Wellness at The Mayflower Grace Inn & Spa
WAS: Director of Spa at The Spa at Bacara Resort


sharon kroutSharon Krout
NOW: Project Manager of Spa Development/Sales at BodyWorkMall
WAS: Senior Manager of Business Development at Oakworks


nancy faleroNancy Falero
NOW: Spa Manager at Tideline Ocean Resort
WAS: Lead Supervisor at Tideline Ocean Resort


heather rachelsHeather Rachels
NOW: Assistant Spa Director at The Spa at Old Edwards Inn
WAS: Assistant Spa Director at Ritz Carlton Orlando


richard trinidadRichard Trinidad
NOW: Spa Director at Remede Spa at St. Regis Bahia Beach
WAS: Spa Director at Ritz Carlton Reserve Dorado Beach


laura danielLaura Daniel
NOW: Assistant Spa Director at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach
WAS: Spa Operations Director at Stonewater Spa and Boutique


jamie bowdenJamie Bowden
NOW: Assistant Spa Director at The Ritz Carlton Spa Orlando, Grande Lakes
WAS: Assistant Director of Spa and Wellness at Viceroy Miami


darcie debarteloDarcie Debartelo
NOW: Spa Director at So Spa at Sofitel Beverly Hills
WAS: Spa Director at Spa Gaucin St. Regis Monarch Beach


robert vanceRobert Vance
NOW: Spa Director at Well & Being Spa at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
WAS: Spa Director at Enchantment Resort and Mii amo Spa


reka mcguireReka McGuire
NOW: Director of Corporate Business Development at Pure Inventions
WAS: Spa Director at Relache Spa at The Gaylord Opryland Hotel


antonio llanosAntonio Llanos
NOW: Vice President of Technology at Spafinder Wellness Inc.
WAS: Manager, Open Systems at KLX Aerospace Solutions


donna shafferDonna Shaffer
NOW: Director of Spa at Gaylord Opryland Resort
WAS: Executive Director of Spa at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa


sandra grignonSandra Grignon
NOW: Consultant at Sandra Grignon Consulting
WAS: Spa Director at Bardessono


Elaine D’Farley
elaine farley
NOW: Editor-In-Chief at Spafinder Wellness Inc.
WAS: Beauty Director at Self Magazine


leslie johnson_100Leslie Johnson
NOW: Spa Director at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
WAS: Spa Director at Arizona Biltmore


michael tompkinsMichael Tompkins
NOW: Executive Recruiter at Hutchinson Consulting
WAS: Co-Chief Executive Officer at PALM Health


donald Donald Graham
NOW: Spa Operations Manager at Mandarin Oriental – New York
WAS: Spa Supervisor at Mandarin Oriental – Las Vegas


Patty Oliva
NOW: Spa Retail Buyer at MGM Resorts International
WAS: Retail Buyer at MGM Resorts International


Shahida Keen
NOW: Spa Manager at The Spa at The Portland Regency Hotel
WAS: Spa Manager at The Inn By The Sea (Maine)


Miranda Hill
NOW: Spa Manager at Relache Spa at the Gaylord Opryland
WAS: Spa Supervisor at Marriott Renaissance Sea World


Jason Paluch
NOW: Spa Director at Mandarin Oriental Atlanta
WAS: Assistant Director at Mandarin Oriental New York


Spa Grand Openings

Keep an eye out for these recent and upcoming spa grand openings.

Miraval at The St. Regis Monarch Beachmiraval spa – 1st coastal and premiere sister location – Now open!


equinox la costaEquinox La Costa – New location in sunny Carlsbad, California – Now open!


viva day spaViva Day Spa – New 3rd location coming to the new Rock Rose development at The Domain – May 2016


loma de vida spa_100Loma De Vida Spa at La Cantera Resort – Coming to San Antonio, Texas – Opening early 2016


milk and honeyMilk + Honey – 4th location coming to Houston, Texas – Spring 2016


charlene florian

charlene florian_140In honor of our dear friend, Charlene Florian…

We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the Kerstin Florian family. Charlene’s life was a blessing to all and her beautiful soul will be missed beyond words. Her light will forever shine bright through her family and the inspirational legacy she created.

In lieu of flowers, a charitable donation can be made to the Cancer Research Institute:

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