- On October 9, 2019
Jill Barron, Spa Director, Ocean Reef Club, Kaye Largo
Jill is the Spa Director at Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida. She has 20 years of experience in the Spa industry, and is dedicated to developing spas and teams that provide a well-rounded scope of services for a more personalized experience. Jill began her career as an esthetician and is very passionate about the health of the skin and the body.
Jill worked in dermatology for more than 10 years, helping to expand a prominent medical practice into a thriving multi-location dermatology center and award winning medical spa in Atlanta. She then saw herself becoming more and more drawn to the holistic side of the Spa, and sought out ways to enhance her personal life through wellness and destination spa experiences. This led to a great management opportunity at the world renown destination Resort and Spa at Miraval in Tucson, Arizona which Jill describes as an eye opening and life changing career move.
Inspired by her time at Miraval, and ready for new challenges, Jill then joined Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, as Spa Director for the Spa Without Walls at the Fairmont Orchid located on the Kohala Coast in Hawaii. She was there for two years, and then relocated to Key Largo, Florida at the Ocean Reef Club.
Jill is from Atlanta, Georgia, and grew up spending summers in Florida, making Florida a place always near and dear to her heart. Jill has enjoyed developing new treatments and revamping the menu at Ocean Reef Club, including Ayurveda services, advanced medical esthetics, and most recently has partnered with Canyon Ranch’s new Medical Director of Resort & Spa, Dr. Jill Waibel. Dr. Waibel is a world-recognized leader and innovator in dermatologic laser surgery. Jill looks forward to partnering with her and offering effective services to Ocean Reef Club Members along with spa treatments and products to enhance their results and experience.
Jill has an amazing team of 50 associates, and says that the best part of her role is mentoring her team and by doing so, helping to take care of others and enhancing their lives.
In her free time, Jill enjoys playing poker, shooting pool, and visiting new spas for relaxation and down time. She also loves spending time with her boyfriend Alberto, her family, and her Yorkshire Terrier, Koa, as well as enjoying the Ocean or being anywhere near or in the water.