Che-Bianca Evason

Che-Bianca Evason

She has visited 133 countries on all seven continents and has yet to turn 30.

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May 15, 2017 Spa Professionals
Alejandro Ortiz

Alejandro Ortiz

Alejandro is a globetrotter, having traveled to six different continents, Antarctica being the odd one out.

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Apr 05, 2017 Spa Professionals
Jorinda Nardone

Jorinda Nardone

"Sometimes life gives you a chance to shake up your snow globe and see what comes of it."

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Apr 04, 2017 Spa Professionals
John Korpi

John Korpi

John was a pioneering figure for the International SPA Association’s development, and has helped lead the Association to where it stands today, especially when it comes to education.

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Mar 13, 2017 Spa Professionals
Gayle Brady

Gayle Brady

"Soon, I learned of a group of people wanting to form an association of spas. I jumped in!"

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Mar 13, 2017 Spa Professionals
Dawn Tardif

Dawn Tardif

“If it were not for some life events that transpired... I never would have humbly experienced the blessings of being in this field."

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Mar 01, 2017 Spa Professionals
Laura Gerchik

Laura Gerchik

“In the lovely words of Gertrude Stein, ‘America is my country, and Paris is my hometown.’"

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Feb 23, 2017 Spa Professionals
Deirdre Strunk

Deirdre Strunk

She is known as cupid for her track record of successfully matching seven married couples. "I just love love."

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Feb 22, 2017 Spa Professionals
Scott Duncan

Scott Duncan

“I have yet to have anything picked up by a big publisher or big artist, but this has become the goal."

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Feb 22, 2017 Spa Professionals
Sally Brower

Sally Brower

“The ability to have consistent quiet time is a practice and if it's not cultivated, life shows up and takes it away."

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Feb 21, 2017 Spa Professionals
Daniel Poulin

Daniel Poulin

“Often when on the road, I add a day or two of vacation so I get to experience the destination as a ‘real guest.’"

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Feb 21, 2017 Spa Professionals
Rhonda Mordecai

Rhonda Mordecai

“Children are our future and we need to invest into them."

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Feb 17, 2017 Spa Professionals
Melissa Rackliff

Melissa Rackliff

“I have always been an inquisitive and artistic soul."

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Feb 14, 2017 Spa Professionals
The Peaks Resort and Spa

The Peaks Resort and Spa

The Spa at the Peaks is the largest spa in Colorado and sits at the base of the Telluride ski resort.

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Dec 06, 2016 Spa Professionals
Taylor Toreno

Taylor Toreno

When I lost my mother I found that inside of spas I could take time for myself both physically and mentally.

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Jan 12, 2017 Spa Professionals
Mikki Anderson

Mikki Anderson

I have watched the spa industry being formed, and grow from just "pampering" to offering natural and effective alternatives.

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Dec 06, 2016 Spa Professionals
Irisha Steele

Irisha Steele

During college, I got a part-time job at a day spa. It was there that I found instant love.

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Dec 06, 2016 Spa Professionals
Renate Hermes

Renate Hermes

During the retreat, the horses became our healers. They can remove energy blocks, make you laugh and cry and aware we are all connected.

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Dec 06, 2016 Spa Professionals
Lynn Espino

Lynn Espino

When I was younger, I wanted to be like Dolly Parton when I grew up. She always had this glowing skin, big hair, makeup, and high heels.

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Dec 06, 2016 Spa Professionals
Nancy Thielman

Nancy Thielman

I love being able to make a difference in people's lives through fitness, so I continued to learn and teach more. 

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Nov 22, 2016 Spa Professionals
Marti Combs

Marti Combs

I want my fellow estheticians to be confident in investing in themselves - they are worth it.

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Nov 21, 2016 Spa Professionals
Michael Conte

Michael Conte

You can't be bored if you are doing something that sets your soul on fire.

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Nov 21, 2016 Spa Professionals
Lorraine Park

Lorraine Park

I have found my calling and I'm staying in the spa. 

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Nov 17, 2016 Spa Professionals
Shannon Chappelle

Shannon Chappelle

If I can offer anything in this life it would be to invite people to slow down and give back to themselves.

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Nov 14, 2016 Spa Professionals
Dr. Brent Bauer

Dr. Brent Bauer

I have found ISPA to be a leader in helping reclaim the voice of spa as an integral part of wellness. 

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Nov 11, 2016 Spa Professionals
Deborah Waldvogel

Deborah Waldvogel

I was overwhelmed with pure exhilaration when I reached the top of the South Rim!

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Nov 07, 2016 Spa Professionals
Garrett Mersberger

Garrett Mersberger

Wisconsin has always been home...like all Wisconsinites, we love family, the outdoors, and of course the Green Bay Packers.

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Nov 07, 2016 Spa Professionals
Jeremy McCarthy

Jeremy McCarthy

I love working in an industry that is all about taking care of people.

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Nov 02, 2016 Spa Professionals
Thor Holm

Thor Holm

My experience in healthy living has also encouraged me to give back to others.

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Nov 01, 2016 Spa Professionals
Andrew Gibson

Andrew Gibson

I travel nearly 15-20 days out of the month globally...everywhere I have been has something interesting about it.

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Nov 01, 2016 Spa Professionals
Shannon Taylor

Shannon Taylor

A successful hire to me boils down to genuine passion - passion for the craft and passion for the company and its vision.

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Oct 25, 2016 Spa Professionals
Jaana Roth

Jaana Roth

I was asked to help out in the spa because the Spa Director went on leave. That was 15 years ago. I love the spa business.

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Oct 24, 2016 Spa Professionals
 Sheila Cluff

Sheila Cluff

I play Mrs. Claus on ice every year, and we’ve raised thousands of dollars for Christmas gifts for foster kids. I’m fully booked next season.

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Sep 26, 2016 Spa Professionals
Todd Hewitt

Todd Hewitt

So far it has been an incredible experience – Hong Kong is still an intoxicating mixture of passion and chaos.

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Sep 26, 2016 Spa Professionals
Franziska Haala

Franziska Haala

I was interested in both the reconstructive and the aesthetic side. I got into medical school in Germany.

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Sep 22, 2016 Spa Professionals
Ginger McLean

Ginger McLean

I have been very fortunate in my career and have worked for big companies, and I now work with a small independent company. All have been a blessing.

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Sep 20, 2016 Spa Professionals
Lynne McNees

Lynne McNees

I get to be a part of the spa industry, but I also get to do that as a part of my profession, which is running associations.

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Sep 07, 2016 Spa Professionals
Cindi Flanagan

Cindi Flanagan

I remodeled it, created a journey and experience for clients, updated technologically, and built a solid team with a dynamic spa director who shared my vision.

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Sep 01, 2016 Spa Professionals
Todd Shaw

Todd Shaw

I gained invaluable experience in dealing with multi-cultural customers, which would have been impossible without leaving home. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

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May 19, 2016 Spa Professionals
Todd Walter

Todd Walter

People come into our world from all kinds of backgrounds, but it’s probably fair to guess that most People of ISPA stories won’t start off in banking.

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Jul 29, 2016 Spa Professionals
Shane Bird

Shane Bird

Just from seeing all the new spas that were popping up I knew it was a business to get into. I helped place lots of newly-qualified massage therapist's with resorts.

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May 19, 2016 Spa Professionals
Ella Stimpson

Ella Stimpson

I learned a lot about leading people in the Army, a lot about mentoring people as a teacher, then a lot about motivating people as a personal trainer.

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May 19, 2016 Spa Professionals
Carly Donahue

Carly Donahue

I always knew that I wanted to work here. I was spending time at the spa as a guest and it was there that my journey of self-awareness really began.

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May 19, 2016 Spa Professionals