- On August 15, 2018
Jenna Laramee, Corporate Operations Director – Spa Division, WTS International
Jenna, an FSA Advisory Board Member, has just joined WTS International as Corporate Operations Director for the Spa Division after serving in Spa and Fitness Director roles with Hyatt, Ritz Carlton and Canyon Ranch Miami . As Spa Director, she has provided leadership for spa operations ranging from $4 to $9million with 40-120 employees. Jenna holds a BS degree in Nursing, spending 10 years in the nursing field in community health and wellness and oncology prior to transitioning to spa management. Jenna has been a group fitness instructor for over 20 years, with specialties in indoor cycling, Zumba, weight and interval training. Her commitment to wellness and improving quality of life both personally and through her professional endeavors is deeply embedded and has been a long term journey.
Jenna enjoys spending time with her wife of 11 years, Lorna and their 5 year old German Shepherd, Syrus. Some of her personal achievements include her role in helping launch THE SOURCE, FSA’s web-based education platform for Florida industry professionals. Her accomplishments also include co-authoring a journal publication on the benefits of biometric health screenings in cardiovascular health risk reduction. In addition, her commitment and passion has been cycling in the Pan Mass Challenge for 15 years with her best friend and sister Laura, a cancer survivor, and raising over $50K for clinical research at Dana Farber Cancer institute.
Jenna is excited about her new opportunity and joining the renowned WTS International organization as well as continuing in her role as FSA Board member.
The FSA congratulates Jenna on her new venture and whole-heartedly wishes her loads of luck in her new position!
We are proud and honored to have Jenna continue her role as an FSA Advisory Board Member .
Tricia Bannister, Director of Spa & Wellness, The Standard
Congratulations to Tricia who recently accepted her new role as Director of Spa & wellness for The Standard in Miami. A true veteran in the Spa Industry, Tricia’s spa experience dates back to 2004 when she managed The Setai in Miami. Since then she has directed and led many high profile spas in the United States as well as expanding her identity as a leader in Spa & Wellness throughout the world in countries, such as India, Thailand and throughout the Caribbean. Coming full circle, we welcome Tricia come back to Miami as she brings world-wide knowledge and stellar leadership to her new team at The Standard. We are very excited that Tricia has returned to Florida. With open arms, welcome home Tricia!!
Jennifer Mayo, Director of Spa, The Henderson Beach Resort
Previously the Director of Spa & Wellness for Crescent Hotels & Resort in Austin Texas, Jennifer has taken on the new role as Director of Spa at the Henderson Beach Resort, a Salamander Hotel & Resorts Property in Destin, Florida. Originally starting her spa career in Florida and over 15 years in the luxury resort, spa and wellness industry, Jennifer has proven to be a paramount front-runner, with success in spa operations and team leadership. Jennifer also held the role of Committee Council for the Florida Spa Association, of which we were very proud to have her on board. We are excited to welcome Jennifer back to Florida and assured that she will excel in her new role. Cheers to Jennifer and welcome back home!
Danielle White, Director of Spa, Longboat Key Club
Congratulations to Danielle for her recent appointment as Director of Spa at Longboat Key Club, an OPL Property (Ocean Property Ltd. Hotels & Resorts). Prior to this new role, Danielle Was the Spa Director at The Grove Resort and Spa in Orlando and previously the Spa Director for Rock Barn Properties, Inc in North Carolina for over 11 years. With Danielle’s supreme background as a results driven leader we are confident that she will excel in her new journey at Longboat Key Club. We are overjoyed to have Danielle join our Spa Community and wish her lots of luck!
Bethany Vargas, East Coast Territory Sales Manager, DermaFlash
Bravo to Bethany for recently accepting her new role as the East Coast Territory Sales Manager for DermaFlash, a cutting edge sonic exfoliator hand-held device with exceptional results. Having started her spa career in 2012 as Florida Spa Sales Territory Manager, then South Florida Pro Division Manager and South East Retail Sales Manager at Clarisonic for 5 years, Bethany shifted into the Pharmaceutical Industry in 2016. Recently Bethany has returned to our Spa Community and we couldn’t be happier for her and for us! We are thrilled to have Bethany back in our spa space and know that she will excel in her new undertaking with DermaFlash.
Hats off to Bethany!
Alyssa Durivou, Assistant Spa Director, Trump Doral Club Resort & Spa, Miami
Alyssa recently accepted the role of Assistant Spa Director at Trump Doral Club Resort and Spa. Currently Alyssa has taken on the responsibility of interim Spa Director until that position is filled. Having been employed by WTS since 2013, Alyssa has been an asset to her management team as Front of House Manager for Eau Spa for 5 years and prior to that Interim Spa Director for Chateau Branson in Missouri as well as at My Spa, Intercontinental Miami in 2016. Alyssa also served as Operations Director at the Carillon Wellness from 2017-2018. Her proficiency and dedication to WTS has earned her this well-earned new position. We wish her success and happiness as she continues to excel in the spa industry. Well done, Alyssa!
Joanna Cardona, Spa Manager, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Miami
Joanna is now the new Spa Manager at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Miami. Previously she was the Spa Coordinator at the Mandarin Oriental in Miami prior to being promoted to Spa Operations and Retail Supervisor. Joanna has also worked with WTS as a Spa Manager in 2018 for several months. Joanna’s hard work and loyalty to the Mandarin has resulted in the exciting new opportunity and well-merited promotion. We know she will do extremely well in her new position and wish her well. Congratulations Joanna!