2023 ISPA LEADERSHIP
Get to Know Your 2023 ISPA Board Elect
IN JANUARY , ISPA MEMBERS had the opportunity to put their name forward for service on the ISPA Board of Directors . After a thorough Nominations process including two interviews , five directors were put forward and elected to the ISPA Board of Directors .
This “ Board Elect ” is a unique group of spa professionals , with experience spanning every area of spa . Incoming and returning Board members elected for terms starting in May during the 2023 ISPA Conference are Taylor Fields , PCH Hotels & Resorts ; Jennifer Holzworth , Montage International ; Terry Prager , Seed to Skin ; Michelle Adams Somerville , The Woodstock Inn & Resort ; Jessica Timberlake , Jessica L . Timberlake Consulting .
In 2023 , the ISPA Board of Directors will once again be led by Chair Patrick Huey of We Care Spa with Kelleye Martin of Trellis , The Spa at The Houstonian , serving as Vice Chair . Michelle Adams Somerville with the Woodstock Inn & Resort will serve as Secretary / Treasurer .
In addition to the Board Elect and returning officers , eight board members will continue to serve their terms : CG Funk , Massage Heights Corporate LLC ; Dawn MacLellan , The Landings Golf & Athletic Club ; Barry McCaffrey , BABOR ; Charlotte Prescott , Fisher Island Club Spa Internazionale ; Kenneth Ryan , Marriott International ; Eric Savage , Freedom Spa LLC ; Jessica Shea , Hilton . Todd Shaw with Fountain Life will continue to serve on the ISPA Board serving as ISPA Foundation Chair .
What made you think a career in spa and wellness might be right for you and did you consider a different career path ? Taylor : I began a career in spa and wellness unknowingly that it would turn into a career passion . When choosing my post-high school job , I was naturally attracted to the spa positions . The mystery and luxurious environment were very appealing to me . I wanted to immerse myself into this environment I was not familiar with and had never experienced . Fifteen years later and still enjoying every moment !
What is the best part of your workday ? Taylor : The most vital part of my workday is what happens before I begin working , my morning exercise routine . To ensure I am off to a productive day , I engage in weight and cardio activity . I always enjoy the “ crowd favorite ” Friday afternoon !
Just for fun , what ’ s one unique item on your desk ? Taylor : A unique leather agenda , gifted to me for a special occasion , with handwritten important dates !
What made you think a career in spa and wellness might be right for you and did you consider a different career path ? Jennifer : My original major in college was Kinesiology / Physical Therapy which I quickly changed to Massage Therapy . I knew very early that the health and wellness industry was my calling and I can ’ t imagine doing anything else .
What is the best part of your workday ? Jennifer : My team !
Just for fun , what ’ s one unique item on your desk ? Jennifer : An obsidian egg that balances on a piece of quartz — given to me by an associate many years ago to keep the bad juju away — and it has !
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