Tara has been an innovator and leader in the wellness field for over 25 years. Certified as Holistic Health Educator, Massage Therapist and Ayurvedic Practitioner, she was the first to introduce Ayurvedic treatments to the spa industry, and one of the first to bring Regional Specialty and Signature Treatments to spas along with pioneering a more integrated approach to healthy lifestyle in spas with her Living Wellness programs. TARA Spa Therapy is used professionally in world-class spas nationwide and some internationally. Tara has been an active participant of ISPA for 25 years and she was Chairwoman of ISPA’s first taskforce on Greening and Sustainability. Tara is a founding board member of the Green Spa Network, and she has co-chaired the Events Committee which includes the GSN Annual Congress and the GSN Buyer’s Conference. She also serves as Co-Chair and Board Liason for Personal Care Committee and its Advisory Council. In recognition of her longstanding commitment to GSN, Tara was recently honored by the GSN Dedicated Contributor Award being named after her as: The Tara Grodjesk Dedicated Contributor Award. Her company was a winner of the Plastic Reduction Challenge, a contest of the international organization Plastic Pollution Coalition in collaboration with GSN.