Steve & Anna
Life Motto: Be kind – it costs nothing.
Hometown: Ossineke, Michigan
Lived in San Diego:May 2017
Hobbies: Trying new restaurants, travel, spoiling my nieces and nephews
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: I played the piano since age 5
Special Skills: Team building, creating beautiful spaces
What you LOVE about what you do: Meeting new people
Life Motto: Obstacles are things you see when you take your eyes off the goal
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Lived in San Diego: May 2017
Hobbies: Golf, boating, history buff
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: I played Division 1 college football and I’m only 5’4″
Special Skills: High touch customer service and managing people
What you LOVE about what you do: Helping people on their wellness journey
Life Motto: Play as hard as you can until you pass out
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Lived in San Diego:June 2017
Hobbies: Playing fetch, making people smile, snuggling
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: My momma feeds me food from the butcher
Special Skills: I can run very fast and jump really high
What you LOVE about what you do: I love what I do because I get to help people and make them happy
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?
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: “C’est la vie”
Lived in San Diego:Since 2016
Hobbies: Hiking, going to the beach, spending time with family and friends
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: Some people are surprised to find out I’m a vegan and I absolutely love my lifestyle.
Special Skills: I’m currently studying public relations and sustainability at San Diego State and am super passionate about informing and encouraging others on environmentalism and planet earth.
What you LOVE about what you do: I am so grateful to be able to share my values on the environment with a team of people who appreciate it while helping others along their own personal wellness journeys.
Life Motto: Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life! – Confucius
Hometown: Arcadia, California
Lived in San Diego: I have lived in Encinitas for 29 years and recently moved Downtown to Little Italy with my husband.
Hobbies: I love cooking, binging on Netflix shows, taking my big white golden retriever to the dog park and antique shopping for photography props!
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: I have had my own portrait photography business for 16 years. I photograph families and children and specialize in photographing newborns under 2 weeks old!
Special Skills: I am really good at photoshop!
What you LOVE about what you do: I love that I work at a spa that is so passionate about making the clients have a positive, relaxing, feel good experience. I’m excited to be a part of this process.
Life Motto: “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” -Buddha
Hometown:Rhinelander, WI. -Yes, I’m a Midwest girl at heart!
Lived in San Diego: I moved to San Diego at the end of August (2017) for graduate school at the University of San Diego. I’m a newbie!
Hobbies: I am really motivated by self-care and being good to myself. I love being submersed in nature, so hiking, walks with my dog, yoga, and beach days are always a must. While I’m active, I also love a good chick flick and a night in with friends. I thrive on connection and just love to be around people who bring out the best in me and make me feel so good. ?
Something that people will be surprised to know about me: I spent a month in Africa this summer and fell in love with the simplicity of the Tanzanian community and the beautiful views.
Special Skills: I’m a counseling major. I have a huge heart, ears that always listen, and eyes that never judge. I truly feel that just being there for people to talk to and lean on can change the world.
What I LOVE about what I do: I love learning and growing in who I am along with our clients! Taking care of myself is a HUGE part of my life and being able to be a part of other people’s self-exploration and journey makes me so happy to be with Eco Chateau.
Name: Sarah Leadbetter
Life Motto: “Be afraid and do it anyway”
Hometown: Bangor, Maine
Lived in San Diego: I moved
to San Diego in July 2017 for the warm weather and beaches, I don’t see myself
leaving this magical land anytime soon!
Hobbies: I enjoy practicing yoga, painting and being by the ocean as much as possible
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: I LOVE school. I am
currently studying Psychology and love every second of it.
Special Skills: I’m a certified Reiki practitioner and yoga instructor
What you LOVE about what you do: I love EVERYTHING! I am passionate about holistic
health and wellness and am a firm believer that mental and physical health go hand in
hand. I love seeing the energy shift in clients as they leave the spa feeling relaxed
and rejuvenated mentally and physically.
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: “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming!” Dorie from ‘Finding Nemo’
“Follow your heart and trust your instincts.” I am learning more and more every day to be true to myself while listening to that guiding, inner voice.
Hometown: San Diego, California
Lived in San Diego: Born and raised, homegrown San Diegan!
Hobbies: I love spending time with friends, family and my sweet husband. I enjoy dancing, making jewelry, traveling, sharing great food, cooking, laughing and having exciting adventures. I am an artist at heart and have spent many years in the entertainment industry. I love the theatre and have been recently considering taking a stab at stand up comedy… did I say I love to laugh? This year I have also discovered I have an unexpected talent for oil painting, thanks to my Mom and it will forever be a great passion of mine. Mostly I strive to live life to the fullest and have gratitude for each moment I am given.
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: In my former career I specialized in animal training and behavior modification at Sea World San Diego. I’ve worked with numerous species of exotic animals including birds of prey, waterfowl and large parrots. I have also been fortunate enough to work with sea lions, otters, walruses, dolphins, pilot whales and the majestic killer whales during my 11 years in the park. I feel blessed in having that experience because it was truly an amazing adventure!
Special Skills: I am a person of many talents and I used to believe my greatest skill was my ability to entertain theatrically. However, I have come to realize that my most special gift is my healing touch. Throughout my life, I have always been told I have a comforting sense of touch that makes people feel relaxed and at ease. I am so thrilled to reconnect with the holistic side of skincare and to be surrounded with like-minded healers who wish to share their artistry.
What you LOVE about what you do: I love helping and connecting with people. What I enjoy most is the exchange of energy that happens in a healing environment. When I can bring peace and relaxation to another human being, something very special happens and I receive a piece of that healing in return. It’s a beautiful cycle of giving and receiving that makes this practice so rewarding.
Life Motto: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
Hometown: Born in Mexico and moved to Los Angeles when I was 13.
Lived in San Diego: Moved to Sunny SD in 2004.
Hobbies: I love going hiking, going to the beach. I love to spend time with my hubby and my dog (she’s a 9 year old pekingese) traveling and eating sushi.
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: I’m scared of heights but I love going to six flags. If I can’t beat fear, I just do it scared.
Special Skills: It is my goal to help others love their skin by providing them with the information, tools and treatments they need to feel healthier and beautiful AND I put people to sleep during a facial ?
What you LOVE about what you do: I love skin! I am here to support, motivate and inspire women on a unique skin care journey which is part of your self care daily routine. I am here to guide you on this journey to the real you <3
Life Motto: “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Lived in San Diego: Born and raised
Hobbies: Dance, makeup, fitness, watching movies and traveling
Something that people will be surprised to know about me: I can understand (but not speak) a Philippine dialect called Kapampangan without it being taught to me. I actually understand it much better than the more common Philippine language: Tagalog.
Special Skills: I’ve been a hip hop dancer since 2007 but on/off since 2013.
What I LOVE about what I do: I love being in an environment surrounded by others that share the same passion for beauty and wellness!
Life Motto: Do more of what makes you happy.
Hometown: San Diego
Lived in San Diego:Born and raised
Hobbies: I enjoy taking photos of random pretty things.
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: Dogs scare me, even the little ones.
Special Skills: I love doing makeup on myself and others.
What you LOVE about what you do: Being able to make someone’s day.
Life Motto: “What you seek is seeking you.”
Hometown: Rowland Heights, CA
Lived in San Diego: One year
Hobbies: Musician – Drummer for over 20 years. Film major – I have studied film and have worked on various film and television productions.
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: I once acted in a scene with Woody Harrelson on the film “Rampart.”
Special Skills: Over 12 years of massage experience. I am also trained in reiki energy therapy, prenatal massage and hot stone therapy.
What you LOVE about what you do: I love knowing that I have made a positive impact on someone at least once a day by doing what I love. I hope the positive effect of the therapy session affects my clients on a physical, mental and spiritual level and it causes a positive ripple of well-being in all aspects of their lives.
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
Life Motto: Collect Moments, not Things!
Hometown: Carlsbad, CA
Lived in San Diego: Born & Raised
Hobbies: Hiking, sports, going to concerts, going to the beach and reading
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.
Special Skills: Cranial Sacral Therapy, Aromatherapy
What you LOVE about what you do: I love helping people and making them feel better! It’s also wonderful watching them progress as their pain becomes lessened and their lives improve.
Life Motto: Life is easier when you’re laughing.
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Lived in San Diego: Born and raised
Hobbies: I enjoy playing soccer and board game nights.
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: I minored in vocal performance during college.
Special Skills: I can play the trumpet.
What you LOVE about what you do: Being able to improve a person’s well-being, and quality of life brings me great joy.