Director of Spa and Fitness, JW Marriott Marco Island
SPA Advisory Council Marriott International,
After over 25 years of dedication to the field of Spa and Wellness, Paul has learned one important concept, that people want to feel better. It does not matter if it is physical, mental or spiritual, they just want to feel better.
Through his experience in massage therapy, education and spa management he has come to understand that spa professionals can make a difference in people’s lives. He enjoys mentoring people and helping to grow their careers and develop new talent.
Paul started his career as a massage therapist in Charlotte, NC and then transitioned into a Global Educator for Aveda from 1999-2005. He then moved to St. Petersburg, Fl. to run the massage clinic and spa program at the Aveda Institute.
Florida kept him occupied for several years by managing a few properties in the Miami area but soon he got the call to be the Director of Spa for the Four Seasons Costa Rica which was an excellent challenge.
One of the most interesting roles came next as he moved back to the US to open an Ayurvedic Wellness Retreat Center for the Art of Living Foundation in Boone, NC. This experience allowed him to deepen his knowledge in meditation, yoga, and holistic treatments. He also helped to develop intricate wellness retreats for groups of people while working in tandem with Ayruvedic doctors.
Currently, Paul works with Marriott International as the Spa Director for the JW Marco Island as well as contributing to the Spa Advisory Council by working with multiple properties around North and South America.
Paul is an authentic professional with a great deal of passion for his role as spa director, spiritual and wellness expert as well as a successful and respected team leader.
Paul is a family man, a devoted and loving father to his adorable daughter. He enjoys spending personal time with his daughter cuddling, climbing trees, playing soccer, riding skateboards and just about anything outdoors! An avid reader he enjoys fiction and biography’s and is also a huge soccer fan. Paul has dedicated himself to living a stress free and healthy life style.