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MEMBER NEWS B Y TA R A S A L A H E L D I N A N D S A R A H H A R M O N THE SPA SHIFT Announcements marking spa industry players on the move. l Michael Choiniere Georgiann Reigle Steven A. Rudnitsky l l l l Julie Oliff Noel Daniel Brennan Evans l l Allyson Archambault Michelle Horner Ginger McLean l Michael Choiniere is the new Director of Sales and Marketing of Florida’s Carillon Miami Beach. Georgiann Reigle joins Aromatherapy Associates in Frisco, Texas, as Vice President for Asia. Steven A. Rudnitsky is now the President and Chief Executive Officer of Miraval Resort & Spa’s Miraval Group based in Tucson, Arizona. Julie Oliff is now the Director of Operations, Residences at the St. Regis Aspen Resort in Aspen, Colorado. The Spa at Rancho Valencia in Santa Fe, California welcomes Noel Daniel as General Manager. Brennan Evans is the new Vice President of Operations of Trilogy Spa Holdings, located in Temper, Arizona. Skin Authority, based in Carlsbad, California, welcomes Allyson Archambault as East Coast Director of Strategic Accounts and Michelle Horner as Director of Customer Care and Education. Walt Disney Company Spa Director Ginger McLean joins the Florida Spa Association as Board Member. GIVING BACK 1. StressBusters Wellness Day Spa, located in Laguna Hills, California, held a food and clothing drive for those affected by the Valley Fire in northern California. The fire burned down more than 600 homes and displaced 37,000 residents in the town of Cobb. Stressbusters Wellness Day Spa owners Mikki and Michael Anderson dropped off the donations at the donation center at Napa Fairgrounds in Calistoga. Mikki also volunteered her time to provide free aromatherapy and massage treatments to evacuees. 1 2 2. Based in Evergreen, Colorado, Tallgrass Aveda Spa & Salon celebrates its 20th anniversary with a salute to military men and women. Expanding its Soldier Box Project, now on its seventh year, the spa shipped at least 100 care packages to troops in Afghanistan for the holidays. The spa also gave away 50 complimentary spa services to military women during Veterans Week in November. 3. Apothederm Skin Care, of Bothell, Washington, donated all of the furniture and décor used in its booth at this year’s 2015 ISPA Conference & Expo. The company has initiated a new program to lower its carbon footprint and promote sustainability by repurposing items. These items were purchased locally in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the Conference and were donated post-event to Heaven Can Wait Animal Society. The organization will use Apothederm Skin Care’s donation onsite and in its fundraising efforts. 18 PULSE n December 2015 3