Board of Directors

The work of Green Spa Network is made possible by a team of enthusiastic and highly recognized spa professionals who are working to promote natural connections and transform the spa industry.

Bonnie Baker




Co-Founder, Satteva Consulting

With over 18 years of experience in the Spa and Wellness industry, Bonnie is a seasoned professional with a background in hospitality, ecotourism, Spa development, and natural therapies. She brings a wealth of hands-on experience and achievement, having worked with some of the leading Spa companies and award-winning properties around the world. Bonnie has opened Read more...

 


Amber Marie Beard




VP Sustainability, Six Senses

Amber Marie Beard has over 11 years of global experience in sustainable leadership positions across a variety of industries including construction, development, real estate finance and hospitality. She is a member of the firm’s Sustainability Committee. She started her career as Senior Sustainability Manager for Lend Lease in the United States where she lead 13 Read more...

 


Rose Fernandez




Senior Vice President, Global Sales |ALGENIST

Rose Fernandez oversees Global Sales for Algenist, a luxury skincare brand deeply rooted in biotechnology expertise that offers powerful and scientifically tested patented ingredients from renewable and sustainable microalgae. With over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing in the skincare world, Rose has developed strong businesses by focusing on brand, relationships and profitability. Read more...

 


Tessa Kienow




Regional Sales Manager, Mid-Atlantic, ReadyCare Industries

Tessa Kienow has long found her professional home working in the spa and wellness industry. With over 20 years of experience in hospitality and 10 + years of experience in resort spa operations and executive hotel leadership with regional oversight of multiple spas. The past couple of years she has been working in a consulting Read more...

 


Bryan Kindred




Director of Lodging, Sundance Mountain Resort

Bryan Kindred rejoined Sundance Resort in Utah as Director of Lodging in 2012 where he currently sits on the Executive Committee and oversees many aspects of the report operations, including Spa and Wellness. Bryan originally joined Sundance in 1995 and held multiple management positions before leaving in 2004 to open the ultra-luxury Resort at Paws Read more...

 


Shelley Lotz




Vios Spa Group

Shelley Lotz has over 25 years of experience in the spa/wellness/beauty industry as an esthetician, educator, and business owner. Her newest book is Green Spas and Salons: How to Make Your Business Truly Sustainable. She is a major contributing author of Milady’s Standard Esthetics Fundamentals, a textbook for esthetician students. She started an institute of Read more...

 


Peter Pliska, Natural Body Spa & Shop

Peter Plishka




Director of Communications for Natural Body Spa and Shop

Peter is the Director of Communications for Natural Body Spa and Shop, a 12 unit day spa chain based in the Southeast, operating since 1989. Natural Body is a founding seed spa of the Green Spa Network, and has kept an active involvement since the beginning. With 8 years in the spa industry, Peter works Read more...

 


Tracie Ridder-Wertz




VP Retail Sales for the a la mode division of Universal Companies

Tracie Ridder Wertz, VP Retail Sales for the a la mode division of Universal Companies, is a sales professional with over twenty years’ experience in the spa industry. As a retail, sales and marketing authority in her field, she founded à la mode to provide retail resources to the spa and hospitality industries. Along with Read more...

 


Karen Short




Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing, Universal Companies

Karen brings to Universal 20+ years of senior management experience in the areas of marketing and sales, business development, and operations. She has proven success in executing aggressive growth strategies ranging from sales-focused and market-driven organizations to growth through mergers and acquisitions.  Karen gained her experience from a range of positions including President of Quintess Read more...

 


Adar Venyige




Director of Sales, VB Cosmetics

Adar Venyige was born on March 30, 1976 in Los Angeles, California, where he was raised. His first passion of Hospitality and serving of others, led him to the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, where he graduated with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. This led Adar to his first venture in the Read more...