- On April 4, 2018
Sue Harmsworth, A warmhearted farewell from ESPA!
Sue Harmsworth founder of the UK-based spa and skincare brand ESPA International 25 years ago in 1993 will be departing from ESPA. A pioneer and leader in the spa and wellness industry, Sue developed the highly successful brand which is now in over 70 countries across the globe. ESPA International will now be managed by The Hut Group, who acquired the brand in 2017. Sue now plans to focus on her passion for spa, integrative medicine, health and well-being and develop new partnerships and projects. With Sue’s history of success we are anxious to see where her new journey leads. We wish Sue much success! https://www.americanspa.com/people/sue-harmsworth-announces-departure-espa
George Powell-Lopez – Executive Spa Director, Silver Legacy, El Dorado Resort, Reno NV
Beloved friend and family member of the FSA, George, most recently the Spa Director at Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale for the past 3 years has recently accepted a new position which takes him away from our Florida home to Reno, Nevada. Prepared for his new journey as Executive Spa Director for the El Dorado Resorts, George will oversee the development of Spa at Silver Legacy, which is part of El Dorado Resorts… El Dorado, Circus Circus and Silver Legacy. This is an exceptional opportunity for George and although we will truly miss him, we wish him well and trust he will continue to visit as often as possible!
April Smith – Account Executive North Florida, NuFace
An exciting new direction for April.…. After many years as a spa leader, initially as an Assistant Spa Director at Peter Island Resort & Spa in the British Virgin Islands, then Spa Director at the Ocean Reef Club for 12 years and most recently Spa Director at Henderson Beach Resort, a Salamander Spa in Destin, FL, April has stepped over to the vendor side of the industry when accepting the position as Account Executive for NuFace. This is a new journey that we know April will outshine in her new endeavor. We wish April a ton of success and cheers to her new venture!!
Todd Shaw, National Manager- Private Clubs / Country Clubs, Technogym
A leading light in our industry, Todd has made his mark in the spa market as a gifted leader and one heck of a spokesman for spa and wellness. Most recently Spa Director for The Peaks Resort & Spa in Telluride, Colorado and Chairman of the Board at ISPA , Todd has changed direction, now serving as a National Manager for TechnoGym, a well-known and first-rate fitness equipment supplier in our market. We are very excited for Todd in his new role as well as our good friends at TechnoGym. This is a match made in heaven!! We know that Todd will be a significant team member for the company and we look forward to working together. Way to go Todd!!
Michelle Stewart –Spa Director, Trump Doral, Doral FL
A true veteran in the spa space, Michelle has a extensive history as being an outstanding Spa Director having just joined the Trump Doral, as their new Spa Director. Previously Michelle was Spa Director for Nobu Eden Roc Hotel in Miami Beach for 3 1/2 years. Prior to that the Spa Director at Miramonte Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, CA, La Quinta Resort &Club in La Quinta, CA and Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa at Rancho Mirage, CA dating back to 2002. A prominent leader with great skills, Michelle knows how to guide a team to succeed at what they do. A true winner, thru and thru, Michelle will be an asset to her team in her new role. Cheers to Michelle!
Nancy Falero, Spa Director, SISpa Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island, FL
We are excited to announce that Nancy has newly accepted the position of Spa Director at SiSpa Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island. Nancy was previously the Spa Director at Dr. Sears Wellness Institute and prior that position, the Spa Manager at the Tideline Ocean Resort and Spa in Palm Beach. We are thrilled for Nancy and know she will be an excellent leader. Congratulations Nancy!
Samika Traboulay – Spa Director, Playa Largo Resort & Spa, Key Largo, FL
Recently named Spa Director at Playa Largo Resort & Spa, Samika just come on board to lead her team at this luxury resort in Key Largo. Passionate about the spa industry, Samika has a strong background in spa management and is a excellent team leader. Her former position was Spa Manager at COMO Shambhala in South Beach Miami and earlier, Spa Supervisor at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota as for nearly 2 years. With proficiency in guest services and retail, she is sure to excel in her new position. Best wishes to Samika in her new role!
Ava Hennessey – Spa Treatment Manager, Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, Miami Beach
Recently Ava has accepted the position of Spa Treatment Manager at the Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, a world-class wellness center that integrates spa, fitness, health, and beauty. Previously Ava was an Operating Partner of the Village Spa & Beauty Bar in Miami and prior to that, Director of Spa at Ricci Exclusive Spa & Wellness where she directed the opening team of the upscale Boutique and Hair Salon. An expert in the spa industry, Ava is sure to excel in her new responsibility as Spa Treatment Manager . We wish Ava lots of luck!
Theresia Kelly – Director of Spa, Sheraton Bay Point Resort, Panama City, FL
Previously the Director of Spa for the Westin Hotels & Resorts in Jackson, Mississippi, Theresia came to Florida in November when accepting the position of Director of Spa at the Sheraton Bay Point in Panama City. We are very excited that Theresia has joined us in Florida as we greet her with open arms. Congratulations on your new position and welcome to Florida!