We are excited to welcome Kris Hiskey as our first featured Spa Director for 2018!
A professional leader at every level, Kris launched her career as a Licensed Massage Therapist in 1994, prior to becoming a Spa Director. She worked mostly for chiropractors as well as being self-employed with her own practice. In December of 2004, Kris started her spa career as an on-call Massage Therapist at Canyon Ranch Spa Club, located at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center. This is where her passion grew, not only for the spa industry, but also for understanding the business of spa and its operations. Kris was hard working, conscientious, and diligent to advance her career holding a variety of positions, such as a trainer, a lead therapist, and eventually an Associate Spa Director. When Canyon Ranch Spa parted from Gaylord Palms in 2009, Kris remained as Spa Manager at Gaylord Palms and introduced their new spa, “Relâche Spa.” In February 2014, Kris was appointed as Spa Director and earned her promotion due to her proficiency, dedication, and hard work. On January 3, 2018, Kris said goodbye to the Gaylord Palms after 13 years to start a new chapter in her life as Spa Director with the Ritz Carlton in Sarasota.
Along with a devoted career, Kris is wife and mom of three children, Samantha (17), Kaitlyn (15), and William (13). When Kris is not working, she is a loving mother and enjoys spending time with her kids outside and playing racquetball. Her favorite moments include time spent with her husband driving around on the back of his motorcycle. An interesting tidbit about Kris is that she loves classic cars and is a huge UCF (University of Central Florida) fan. Go Knights!