Marissa Krems


"From the people and products to the mission behind the work we did, I felt a deep love for what we were doing."
"I had a rough childhood growing up and have worked hard to give my children what I did not have."

Born and raised in Southern California, Marissa Krems has put her dedicated nature to use with seven years in the industry to become Director of Spa at the Elms Resort and Spa in Kansas City, Missouri. Her vibrant personality and loving support have led her to supermom status and a rewarding career in spa.

“It was my first year at Pebble Beach Resorts that I found my passion for hospitality,” remembers Marissa. “While working full-time at the resort, I decided to take on a part time receptionist position at Cinq Mondes Spa in Carmel, CA. I quickly fell in love with everything in the industry. From the people and products to the mission behind the work we did, I felt a deep love for what we were doing. The owner, Chantal Tourtin, quickly took me under her wing and showed me the ins and outs of the industry. Within a year, I had earned a promotion as the Assistant Spa Director. I knew I had found my people, my tribe and the community I had been longing for.

“My proudest accomplishment thus far would have to be my kids and family. I had a rough childhood growing up and have worked hard to give my children what I did not have. We are a close bunch and I'm raising two beautiful humans.”

Marissa is a great cook and loves adventures, road trips and Thai food. Her favorite stress relief is a hike or massage, and she loves Jack Johnson, saying “his music brings a smile to my face and makes me dance around the house.” She enjoys nine round kickboxing, paddle boarding, gardening with her kids and traveling.

“I’m always up for a trip, big or small. As a family we try to take two to three trips a year. Most of my work travel starts in the Spring, I always enjoy finding new conferences and networking events. I'm most excited to visit Paris with Sothys in June 2019!”


"From the people and products to the mission behind the work we did, I felt a deep love for what we were doing."