- On September 16, 2019
Tammy Pahel – General Manager & VP of Spa Operations, Carillon Miami Wellness Resort
Founder and Principle, Spa Management Solutions
Winner of Spa Director of the Year Award by American Spa’s Women in Wellness, Tammy Pahel has proven to be ahead of the curve as an unsurpassed leader with extraordinary skill and ingenuity for building thriving businesses. With instinctive talent for developing world-class spas and wellness facilities, Tammy began her career in 1989 as executive director at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington, PA. She also led spa operations at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, The Spa at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas and Montgomery, TX. In 1999, Tammy founded Spa Management Solutions (SMS), a spa consulting and management company. She also served on the International Spa Association (ISPA) Board for four years and participated for an additional eight years on various ISPA committees. More recently, she led the creation of a successful collaboration at Turnberry Isle Miami with spa-equipment brand Gharieni, an integrative-medicine company, and more. The unique partnership led to the rebranding of the spa to Âme Spa & Wellness Collective. Today, Tammy is the General Manager and VP of Spa Operations at Carillon Miami Wellness Resort and manages a team of 100 professionals. “Tammy is a visionary “ says Kim Marshall, founder and principle of The Marshall Plan. “Unlike other spa directors with years of experience who take the tried-and-true safe route, Tammy is bold enough to adapt to the changing times and use her years of accumulated know-how to create ‘the next evolution in wellness’ wherever she goes.”
Tammy had an innate capacity to balance her very full life. When not busy at work, she devotes her time to her family, which is her number one priority. She dedicates her time to her husband of 23 years, her close-knit relationship with her 2 grown daughters and considers her granddaughter Ava “the sunshine of her love”. Tammy is committed to staying on track with her personal viewpoint of health and wellness by maintaining a daily schedule of Pilates 3 days a week, personal training 3 days a week and/or spin classes 2 days a week. Her love of travel and different cultures keeps her in motion, making sure that she and her husband enjoy the wonders of the world together. Tammy hopes to someday live in Barcelona or anywhere in Spain. Tammy has a passion for the greatness that life has to offer and is sure to make every minute count. It’s her genuine devotion to living in wellness!