Life Motto:“Success is not the key to happiness, happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” -Buddha
Hometown: Embarrassing to admit but a good place to be “FROM”…Lancaster, CA (an hour north of Los Angeles).
Have lived in San Diego: Since 2002 and will never leave!
Hobbies: In my spare time (yes, I have spare time) I enjoy reading, training for my next full marathon, traveling, and starting businesses ;-).
Something people would be surprised to know about Christine: I have had my motorcycle license since 2001 and love riding my Yamaha R6 through the beautiful canyons of San Diego county or at the racetrack (Chuckwalla). I also used to street race a 1967 Mustang back when I was younger and I am a HUGE car fanatic, mostly the classics.
What first inspired Christine to do what she does: My own journey guides my passion. I have developed a strong desire for living a balanced life. Surrounding myself with equal parts fun and challenge while pursuing my own definition of wellness and healthy living. I know that living well means something different for everyone. I wanted to create a supportive space dedicated to the pursuit of health and wellness in a luxurious spa setting that recognizes and values the importance of our environment. Eco Chateau is the culmination of my dream to fully and consciously live a purposeful life – mentally, physically and spiritually.
What Christine LOVES about what she does: As many know, Eco Chateau is not my first company. I have been correctly described as a serial entrepreneur. Regardless of the business, my focus is always on making lives better. That is the connecting thread weaving together an elite, eco-friendly home cleaning service (Cleanology), an innovative social marketing agency (Social Starfish), the perfectly-timed delivery of a live Christmas tree by singing and dancing elves (Adopt-A-Christmas-Tree), and a luxurious wellness spa. I really possess a burning desire to create a positive impact on our world and create job positions that my team is passionate about. I also have a genuine love for assisting others on their journey. As well as a dedication and commitment to quality customer service that respects each and every individual. These are the values that guide me. This is why I love everything that I do.
Life Motto: “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Lived in San Diego: Since May 2013
Hobbies: When I’m not working, I can be found coaching competitive soccer, playing with my dogs outside, and working my way through the recipes in our family cookbooks (yes, there are more than one!).
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: I am equal parts tomboy and girly-girl. I spend 6-7 days a week on a soccer field, so I am constantly coming home sweaty from working with my players. On the other hand, I love makeup and have worked on over 25 photo shoots and weddings, including doing everyone’s makeup in my own wedding party!
Special Skills: I am passionate about helping our youth become happy, successful and effective leaders. I do leadership and life coaching for young adults, which allows me to utilize my MBA and Masters in Leadership to help shape our next generation of leaders. My background in organizational development and management analysis help me to look at all sides of something in order to make sure it’s as efficient as possible.
What you LOVE about what you do: I came to Eco Chateau as a client because I was trying to reset my body. I was in a bad car accident in August 2012 that resulted in spine and nerve damage and a lot of pain. I spent over a year in physical therapy and was looking into alternative therapies so that I could get off of all of my medications. I did the 21-day detox and was able to rid my body of the residual medications, as well as be the most relaxed and pain free I had been since my accident. I love that I get to pay that forward and help other clients on their wellness journey and look forward to hearing their stories of success.
Life Motto: “Keep it Moving and Stay in your Lane.”
Hometown: San Diego
Lived in San Diego: …almost all my life. Proud Navy Brat!
Hobbies: Love being outdoors and enjoying all the beautiful scenery San Diego has to offer.
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: This career choice is my 2nd wind. I was in the corporate world for a long time before shifting gears. I’m so blessed to have made the transition successfully.
I am also an undercover couch potato. I love my PJs. I’m secretly lazy. My body says “No”, but my mind holds me accountable and gets me going!
Special skills: I can find efficiency in ANY process. Is that a special skill? My husband WOULD NOT agree. LOL!
What you LOVE about what you do: I’ve been in the Health, Wellness and Spa industry for 11 years now. I enjoy sharing my journey with clients and helping them reach their goals. I cherish my clients and their stories inspire and humble me. This industry is ever changing and I get excited about new techniques, services and products. I am honored to be working alongside an amazing sisterhood of women who want to better the San Diego community one person at a time.
Life Motto: “Whenever I get sad, I stop being sad and be AWESOME instead.” Barney Stinson (from How I Met Your Mother)
Hometown: Cerritos, CA
Lived in San Diego: Since January 2014
Hobbies: dancing, pilates, listening to music, laughing and spending time with my loved ones, especially my adorable fur-babies, Sachi and Soba
Something that people would be surprised to know about Maya: I was a dance instructor for eight years, specializing in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and even hip hop!
Special skills: I have a knack for impressions, if you’re lucky maybe you’ll get to hear some of them around the spa 😉
What Maya LOVES about what she does: THE PEOPLE!! I have been working in the salon and spa industry for almost a decade and think the best part of what I do is simply getting to know all of the wonderful people that I have the privilege of working with everyday! I feel that I am one of the few who can truly say “I love my job”. I’m excited to get to know all of my new friends here at Eco Chateau!
Life Motto: Do more of what makes you happy!
Hometown: Alpine, CA
Lived in San Diego: Born & Raised
Hobbies: Scuba diving, snow boarding, music & fashion!
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: I’m a Special FX make-up artist (worked on films!)
Special skills: Make-up artistry, skin care, social media
What you LOVE about what you do: Helping people embrace their natural beauty, feel more balanced and less stressed!
Life Motto: “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see” – Thoreau
Hometown: Indiana ~ Go Hoosiers!
Lived in San Diego: fell in love in 2015.. never leaving 🙂
Hobbies: Anything outdoors! running, hiking, yoga, training, and walking with my furry son, Yogi Bear <3 Something that people will be surprised to know about me: I have a strong military background and am passionate about the military community. I’m also currently pursuing a DACM at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. <3 Special Skills: Adaptability. 😉
What I LOVE about what I do: I love getting to meet people from all walks of life!! I’m passionate about holistic health and learning everything I can about integrated mind/body healing. Working around like-minded individuals who are passionate about creating a positive impact on the community is one the most rewarding things to me.
Life Motto: Help yourself solely to help others.
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Lived in San Diego: Since July 2010 to finish high school and try something new!
Hobbies: Ocean swimming, mountain hiking, crystal meditation, yoga, being crafty and all sorts of adventures!
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: I really love tattoo art and want my whole leg done eventually. Also, I’m a bit of a daredevil.
Special skills: My love to truly understand how people feel and my desire to understand things on their most deep or molecular level.
What you LOVE about what you do: I love connecting with all sorts of people and seeing how similar we all can be as well as being able to share my knowledge with people who really care.
Life Motto: “Nothing happens to you, it happens for you..See the positive in everything!”
Hometown: San Diego
Lived in San Diego: Born & Raised!
Hobbies: Hiking, camping, being outdoors or at the mountains, spending time with my family & modeling.
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: I played soccer from 4-16 years old and then broke my femur, so I had to stop playing.
Special Skills: Connecting with guests and creating a good relationship. I’m also an Esthetician so I find it important to make sure that my guests feel comfortable and their skin needs are addressed.
What you LOVE about what you do: As a spa coordinator: I love being the first and last person that guests see and interact with at the spa and making a good impression for the spa as a whole.
Life Motto: Always carry a writing utensil, so that bucket list entries can be marked “DONE” at a moment’s notice.
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Lived in San Diego: Off & on since 1997, but most recently since 2014. My wanderlust is more manageable these days, so I think this time is for keeps. 🙂
Hobbies: Reading, writing, and (avoiding) arithmetic. Anything on, in, or near the water. Living up to my namesake Saraswati – the Hindu goddess of music, arts, and learning. Connoisseur of both champagne & key lime pie.
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: I helped provide the storyline arc for one season of a cult fav television show back in the early 00’s. I could tell you, but then I’d have to…well, you know! *hint*
Special Skills: Sabrage – the opening of a champagne bottle with a sabre or other special blade. I’m just as surprised as everyone else each time that I do it without chopping my arm off, because I tend to be fairly clumsy!
What you LOVE about what you do: Physical and psychic health are intrinsically-related. I’m honored to be a part of the team at Eco Chateau as it helps its clients on their journey to achieve the optimum balance of whole-body wellness.
Life Motto: “There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it.” – Martha Graham
Hometown: Born in Iran, grew up in Orange County.
Lived in San Diego: Although I’ve admired it from afar for quite some time, I just moved in Summer 2016
Hobbies: Dance/aerial silks, yoga (certified instructor), rock climbing, riding my bicycle, and being outdoors admiring flowers, the sun, and the moon.
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: I’m a doctor! I received my PhD in 2014 from UCR.
Special Skills: I’m pretty good at finding silver linings and things to be grateful for.
What you LOVE about what you do: I love working in an environment where everyone comes together in the name of wellness. We have such a lovely sanctuary here and it is a pleasure to take part in and witness peoples’ health journeys in all of their forms.
Life Motto: “The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn in unconditional love, which includes not only others, but OURSELVES as well.” -Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
Hometown: Marble Rock, IA
Lived in San Diego: November 2016
Hobbies: I enjoy reading, outdoors activities, and love to cook.
Something that people will be surprised to know about me: I am an ayurvedic practitioner.
Special Skills: I specialize in holistic healings and essential oils.
What I LOVE about what I do: I love what I do, because I always find myself learning and growing. Each day provides new people who are looking to improve their well being and I get to be a part of their journey to living a healthier lifestyle. There is nothing more rewarding and inspiring than being surrounded by others who are motivated to take care of their bodies.
Life Motto: “We reap what we sow, so plant good seeds” – The law of karma from The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra (actually anything from this book)
Hometown: San Diego
Lived in San Diego: Born and raised!
Hobbies: I enjoy anything makeup/cosmetics related, doing peoples makeup or just applying and trying new techniques on myself, writing, checking out new museums, listening to new music and hanging out with friends. Oh- and my current passion has been baking since I just got a Kitchen Aid for Christmas!
Something that people will be surprised to know about me: I played soccer from 4th grade to 8th grade, until I had to quit because I broke my collarbone trying to get the ball during a game and falling.
Special Skills: I have a lot of experience in designer items because I worked at a designer consignment retail shop for 4 years. Also, I’m blessed with connect 4 skills.
What I LOVE about what I do: Sometimes people are just having a bad day and I love being able to change their mood and give them, even for a couple seconds, a positive outlook and a smile.
“Today, I’m a courageous windshield
Taunting all of the rocks
My parent are both stained glass
Which is to say I come from a long line of windows
Which is to say I won’t break easily,
So do your worst
I speak many languages,
But shatter is not one of them”
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Lived in San Diego: All my life, and wouldn’t change it for the world
Hobbies: I love reading, listening to spoken word and Broadway musicals on repeat, having late night conversations with close friends, dying of happiness in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in L.A., and finding joy in every day of my life.
Something that people will be surprised to know about me: I’ve been taking kickboxing classes on and off for almost a year now 🙂 I can officially kick a little butt haha
Special Skills: Quoting the entire first Harry Potter movie by heart. Making a fool of myself and loving it. Bringing joy and happiness to those around me.
What I LOVE about what I do: I love being able to be a positive part of someone’s day. The part that flips a bad day on it’s back and lets it rock perpetually side to side without resuming it’s distressing duties. The part that allows someone to look back and smile wistfully because they were able to absorb a bit of peace and tranquility while in my presence. The part that restores someone’s strength, sanity, and belief in themselves. The part that uplifts someone’s spirits and injects happiness into their day. I am ADDICTED to being that part.
Life Motto: Never let clouds dim your sunshine.
Hometown: Chester, NH
Lived in San Diego: End of 2016
Hobbies: Gym, my dog, and the beach
Something that people will be surprised to know about me: I am graduating from Bellus Academy with my Esthetician license in May!
Special Skills: I can play three instruments! (Guitar, Piano and Alto Saxophone)
What I LOVE about what I do: I love making people feel good and smile!
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Life Motto: “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire”.
Hometown: Osgood, IN – Population 1600 (Including the cows)
Lived in San Diego: I packed everything I could fit into my VW Bug in 2013 and trekked across the U.S. I love living in San Diego. It definitely feels like I’ve found my way “home”.
Hobbies: I am a creative spirit. I love doing photography, writing novels & short stories, painting, and creating things with my hands. I think creative expression feeds the soul! It is an important part of my life.
Something that people will be surprised to know about me: I have nine tattoos.
Special Skills: I like seeing the world through different lenses. I enjoy writing, nature photography, Photoshop editing, and painting with acrylics!
What I LOVE about what I do: I love meeting new people and learning about their lives. I believe that every interaction is an opportunity to learn from one another, to share and to grow as an individual. I believe that we are here to make a difference in the world through our connections with others, through expression of our true nature, through positive vibes and love.
Life Motto: “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Lived in San Diego: 2017 – brand new to the area (and loving it!)
Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, going to the beach and visiting National Parks
Something that people will be surprised to know about me: I’m named after a dramatic ice storm that hit my hometown during my birth year.
Special Skills: Esthetics (makeup, skincare and waxing)
What I LOVE about what I do: Helping someone look “better” is nice, but helping someone FEEL better is extraordinary 🙂
Life Motto: Less is MORE!
Hometown: Danville, CA
Lived in San Diego: Since 2013
Hobbies: Yoga, weight lifting, beach walks, healthy cooking and meal prepping
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: I love to sew and do crafty projects around the house.
Special Skills: I’ve been in the health/wellness and spa industry for almost 25 years! I recently completed Yoga Teachers training at Core Power Yoga, which both deepened and heightened my love of yoga. These two industries have made for a perfect marriage in my day to day life.
What you LOVE about what you do: I am a firm believer of the MIND-BODY-SPIRIT connection… I am committed to my own personal journey of health/wellness and am excited to share this knowledge of diet, exercise and healthy living with YOU! I have come to realize my life’s work and passion is to offer a safe nurturing space for my clients. At the end of the day, I am so lucky to love what I do and make a difference in how you feel. Namaste.
Life Motto: Risk Nothing Gain Nothing
Hometown: San Diego
Lived in San Diego: Born & Raised!
Hobbies: I have always been a Disney lover so I found a creative outlet in making flower crowns and Minnie Ears and selling them on Etsy. It’s like my way of meditating!
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: I’ve always been extremely interested in speech and languages. I would love to learn as many as 10 languages. I am currently teaching myself German, Italian, and Russian. Zdravstvuy! 🙂
Special Skills: I love oil paining! I’ve always had a fascination with astronomy so I love painting planets and stars. I have always been artsy! I draw, paint, sculpt and I am a photoshop geek, I even received degrees in Graphic Design, Digital Art, and Art History!
What you LOVE about what you do: I just love having a job where I can help people become the best version of themselves physically and mentally. Helping people feel better and get healthier is very rewarding. And of course I love meeting all different types of people, it makes for a very interesting day!
Life Motto: Dream big, work hard, stay focused, and surround yourself with good people, and animals 😉 Keep it positive! You’ve only got one life, live it!
Hometown: Born in Long Island, New York. Raised in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.
Lived in San Diego: Since 1994
Hobbies: Biking, reading, the arts, pilates, spinning, relaxing at the beach
Something that people will be surprised to know about me: I was offered the opportunity to train for a spot on the US gymnastics team at the age of 14.
Special Skills: Being able to customize the experience for each and every guest through my natural and instant rapport with people that help put them at ease during treatment.
What I love about what I do: I am extremely passionate about my profession, and being able to express that through my work in the health and wellness industry to so many individuals.
Life Motto: I picked this quote for my high school yearbook and I think it still holds true after all these years: The grand essentials in life are: Something to do, Someone to love and Something to hope for.
Hometown: Black River, New York
Been in San Diego for 26 years
Hobbies:I’m a “nature girl” – I love to mountain bike, ski, go to the beach, hike and roller blade. I also love to go out dancing and entertain at home – we have lots of dinner parties as long as my husband cooks!
Something people would be surprised to know about Terri:I bought my own motorcycle at age 30 and rode with my husband and friends until we traded our sport bikes in for mountain bikes. It’s better exercise and a little safer being off the road.
Special skills: Long, luxurious facials with great results. You will look in the mirror the next day and say “Wow, I’m lookin’ GOOD!”
What first inspired Terri to become an esthetician? During my very first facial, I was immediately convinced that this was the career for me! It’s a wonderful feeling finding your passion and loving coming to work each day.
What does Terri LOVE about what she does? I love the touching and helping people relax and feel good about themselves. I want them to leave feeling better physically and emotionally than when they came in. I love helping clients feel more confident about their appearance and I want them to come back again and again.
Life Motto: “Just keep swimming”
Lived in San Diego: On and off since 2011
Hobbies: Traveling, Pilates, swimming, relaxing on my hammock and pretty much anything having to do with the ocean:)
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: I lived in Hawaii for 2 years and worked on a farm planting and harvesting fruits…it was AMAZING! I also used to ride horses when I was little and wanted to be a jockey when I grew up lol
Special Skills: I am somewhat of a hippy and love making my own products from time to time and I’m really good at grocery shopping! (I guess you can call it my hobby too) 😀
What you LOVE about what you do: I absolutely LOVE the people I get to meet and make connections with, they are my favorite part. Discovering what every person wants out of their treatment and reaching that goal. Healthy skin makes a happy person and I love being a part of that!
Life Motto: Honestly, As long as you’re happy, who the heck cares! It’s better to look back on life and say “I can’t believe I did that!”, than to look back and say “I wish I did that!” Be your own kind of Be(you)tiful! ; – )
Hometown: Gilroy, CA (garlic capital of the world!)
Lived in San Diego: Since 2004
Hobbies: When I have free time, I enjoy the outdoors, traveling and being adventurous. I love growing vegetables in my garden and hanging out with my family and friends.
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: I have been skydiving!
Special skills: I am passionate about helping and educating others on healthy skincare and healthy living. I am also skilled in nutrition, holistic healing, essential oils and energy healing.
What you LOVE about what you do: It is so rewarding helping others feel great about their appearance and guiding others on a path to good health. I have been told I have “healing angel hands”, that put you in a trance ; – )
Life Motto:‘Be curious, not judgmental’ -Walt Whitman
Hometown: Bakersfield, CA
Lived in San Diego: since 2008
Hobbies: I’m a bit of gym rat and I love cooking.
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: I have an irrational fear of cottage cheese, there’s just something about the consistency that freaks me out.
Special Skills: I actually give a really good massage, I’ve been asked many times during facials if I was also a massage therapist.
What you LOVE about what you do: I love helping people relax and unwind while also helping them look and feel they’re best
Life Motto: It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
Hometown: Laguna Hills, CA
Lived in San Diego: Just moved here in 2017
Hobbies: Hanging out with my nieces and my little old man yorkie – he’s almost 13! Keeping up to date on nutrition, reading books on spirituality, and exploring San Diego since I’m a newbie 😉
Something that people will be surprised to know about me: When I was a kid, I was raised in the Catholic School System and wanted to be a Nun!
Special Skills: : I have been doing skin care for 12 years and have been a specialist in all the fields: waxing, facials, make-up, and clinical aesthetics. Here are some things that set me apart from others in my field: I’ve been told my touch is so good, that I should work on celebrities, and I have many yelp reviews about how my clients love their eyebrows after a shaping with me. I have also been told I am very good with young ones that come in, unsure about receiving a service, and I feel this is because of my ability to make everyone feel comfortable and welcome. I am a Certified Nutritionist, and also went to college to study TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and completed studies as a Holistic Health Care Practitioner Specialized in Herbal Sciences. It also included training in other alternative healing methods such as Aromatherapy, Cupping, Moxibustion, and Gua Sha. I feel I bring my healing energy to every space I work in.
What I LOVE about what I do: I have an interest in everything about skin care! I love the make-up, the medical side, the fluff stuff and even waxing. I love skin care period, but to me the best part about what I do, is combining my touch with my knowledge, and being able to help people from the inside to the out!
Life motto: Life is an echo. What you send out, comes back. What you give, you get. And treat others as you wish to be treated.
Hometown: I was born in the North Shore of Massachusetts and grew up in New Hampshire.
Lived in San Diego: 11 years
Hobbies: I love to do anything outdoors with my dog; hiking, the beach, travelling, exploring new places of this beautiful part of the country. Also, I love yoga, music, dancing and being with my friends and family.
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: I am a die hard Dave Matthews Band fan. I had the honor of meeting him 2 years ago in Boston. I’ve seen them play 19 times and plan to double that 😉
Special Skills: Working with and listening to my client to provide them with exactly what they need.
What you LOVE about what you do: I love knowing that I am helping others. I also love to hear from my clients that I have helped with their pain or stress in anyway possible 🙂
Motto: These pretty much sum it up. 🙂
Be kind, be positive, be grateful and enjoy life
“It’s never too late for a new beginning in your life. ” – Joyce Meyers
“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer
Hometown: Seattle, WA (Just moved from Miami so my heart is in both places)
Lived in SD? I just moved to San Diego- 2016
Hobbies: Traveling and exploring new places and new cultures, going to the beach as often as I can, and spending time with my family. I also enjoy volunteering for non-profits, and attending farmers markets, street fairs and live music performances.
Something that people would be surprised to know about me: I love high adrenaline experiences- fast roller coasters, bungee jumping, and sky diving
Special Skills: Ability to connect well with others and help them feel comfortable. My mom always told me when I was young that I have the Gift of Gab, which ended up (probably to her surprise 🙂 ) helping me personally and professionally.
What I love about what I do: Meeting new people and being a part in their healing; providing relaxation so they can escape some of the stresses of their daily lives
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Life Motto: Be Grateful, be hopeful, be positive, be peaceful, be well, and BELIEVE IN LOVE! <3 Hometown: I was born in San Diego. I have lived in several different countries and states, but I always return to my beautiful hometown of San Diego!
Hobbies: I love nature and enjoy being outdoors. Some of my favorite things to do are hiking, sailing, kayaking, boogie boarding, studying Shamanism, reading and spending time with my family, friends and my 2 little rescue dogs.
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: I am 20% Native American and my mother named me after the Indigenous people of Nayarit, Mexico called “Cora” people.
Special Skills: Being intuitive in nature. It’s easy for me to be open, friendly and warm toward each guest, which I think sets them at ease for a more relaxed session. I like to customize each session according to the needs of my guests, using a blend of modalities and energy work.
What you LOVE about what you do: I love making people feel better in their body & spirit. I want my guests to leave feeling that I have facilitated some change in how they feel overall!
Life Motto: Give to yourself, so you have more to give to others with joy without being depleted.
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Lived in San Diego: Born and raised!
Hobbies: Being in the water, hiking, gardening and spending time with my puppy, Ginger.
Something that people will be surprised to know about me: That I am psychic, clairvoyant and very intuitive.
Special Skills: Ability to use intuition and empathy to tap into what clients need so they can relax and rejuvenate.
What I LOVE about what I do: Helping people to feel good in their bodies and seeing the transformation in their face…it’s EVERYTHING!!
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