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: “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Lived in San Diego: May 2013 – April 2017 (now back in sunny Phoenix!)
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?
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: “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.
Life Motto: “Over planning kills magic.”
Hometown: Del Mar, CA
Lived in San Diego:Born in Del Mar, moved to Prague at age 15 and recently moved back in 2016.
Hobbies: Yoga, Pilates, pottery, watercolor, travel, food and wine
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: I lived in Central Europe for 10 years and it is my plan to move back permanently.
Special Skills: I can speak four languages as a beginner and I am fluent in two!
What you LOVE about what you do: Making connections with people and helping to facilitate their wellness goals.
Life Motto: Nothing is impossible. The word itself says “I’m possible!”
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Lived in San Diego: Born & raised!
Hobbies: I love make-up! You’ll usually see me binge watching YouTube, Korean dramas, anime, or Netflix especially documentaries about crimes. I also enjoy reading and spending time with my loved ones.
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: My birthmark is in my eye that many people mistake for make-up! Feel free to ask me about it and I’ll happily show you 😊
Special Skills: I am digitally creative! I love creating videos & content for social media.
What you LOVE about what you do: I’ve always wanted to make a difference in people’s lives whether that be big or small with something that I am passionate about. I love that Eco Chateau not only focuses on making people feel beautiful on the outside but on the inside as well! I am happy to be a part of team.
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: “If your face is swollen from the severe beatings of life, smile and pretend to be a fat man” —Nigerian proverb
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Lived in San Diego: I’ve lived in San Diego for 6 years now.
Hobbies: Dancing, Surfing, Yoga, Traveling and spending time with friends and family.
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: I am a yoga teacher. Come take one of my classes
Special Skills: Compliance and Quality Assurance. I used to work in the organic food industry and as a contractor for the Department of State so I have a strong regulatory and compliance background. On a lighter note, I can give an amazing Thai massage after studying this style of massage in Thailand.
What you LOVE about what you do: I enjoy working in wellness because I think it’s important to make time for yourself. Letting go of stress and self-care is incredibly important to revitalize and replenish yourself and to nourish your spirit. I love seeing people leave the spa in a better and more relaxed state than when they came in.
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.
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.
Name: Kiya Foreman
Life Motto: “My mission in life is not merely to survive but to thrive, and do it with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Lived in San Diego: I just moved to San Diego in November of 2018!
Hobbies: I love to travel! I started taking international trips in 2016 and since then I’ve visited 10 countries. I love to cook. I finished Culinary School in 2016 and now I love to create big gourmet meals for my friends and family whenever I can. I signed up for a sailing membership as well so I look forward to taking boats out once I get certified to charter boats! Lastly, I love to go to karaoke any night of the week!
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: I am one of those people who unfortunately does not like chocolate.
Special Skills: Cooking. After finishing school I became really passionate about Italian food and wine. I can make a mean bolognese and pair it with a delicious montepulciano!
What you LOVE about what you do: I love working with such a passionate team and being able to help people reach their wellness goals.
Name: Monica Dietrich
Life Motto: “What You Think, You Become. What You Feel, You Attract. What You Imagine, You Create.” -Buddha
Hometown: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Lived in San Diego: I moved to Sunny San Diego in October of 2018!
Hobbies: I love hiking, going to the beach, reading, writing, playing with my two-year-old pup, cooking new meals with my husband, and hanging out with family & friends!
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: When I moved to California, my husband and I drove cross-country with only our dog, what could fit in my small sedan from my apartment & nothing else!
Special Skills: Thinking outside of the box!
What you LOVE about what you do: I love being able to play a part, not matter how big or small in witnessing and helping with people on their journey to wellness! I also love feeling part of a team that all has the same goal of striving to live a healthy, fulfilling lifestyle, and investing in our health!
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 sons, Yogi Bear <3 & Osso 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: 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: 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: Live in the now!
Hometown: Oceanside, CA
Lived in San Diego: All my life
Hobbies: I enjoy anything that burns calories, but not a typical workout. I also enjoy hiking, bike rides, Zumba, UT Jam, traveling, cooking, wine tasting and spending time with family and friends.
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: I am a Dental Hygienist so I clean the front end of the ailmentary canal and the back end from the router to the tooter!
Special Skills: Making my clients feel comfortable and relaxed.
What you LOVE about what you do: I love helping clients feel the relief that they need and building relationships.
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!
Name: Lauren Gionet
Life Motto: “Only in darkness can you see the stars.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
Hometown: Glastonbury, CT
Lived in San Diego: Moved to sunny
San Diego in November 2017!
Hobbies: On a weeknight you might find me at a hot yoga class, cooking a healthy meal, doing a face mask, or watching a movie. On the weekends I love to do pottery, go to the beach, hike, go
dancing, hang out with family and friends, host game nights, go to the farmers market, and go to coffee shops!
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: I am very artsy! I have a Visual Arts minor from college, I love to do anything hands-on from drawing to crafts. This definitely
got passed down from my family who has a slew of painters, graphic designers, and music lovers in the mix.
Special Skills: I think one of my special skills is being an empath and really making personal connections with others. I feel strongly that one of our greatest goals in life is to connect, share, support, and encourage others, and live life with truth and honestly.
What you LOVE about what you do: My goal as an esthetician is to make others feel confident and comfortable in their skin by using healing touch, intention, and natural products, so they are able to live their lives feeling like their best self. I love to help others who’ve struggled with skin issues transform their skin into something they love, and to feel relaxed and at ease throughout the whole treatment. If I hear snoring, I know I am doing my job right!
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.
Life motto: If you give, you begin to live.
Hometown: Sandwich, New Hampshire
Lived in San Diego: 15 years
Hobbies: I love to do anything outdoors with my dog; hiking, the beach, traveling, 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 any way 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
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.
Life Motto: If something scares you you should probably do it
Hometown: Cathedral City, CA
Lived in San Diego: Moved to San Diego in November 2016
Hobbies: I like to play video games, watch anime and spend time with my husky.
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: I know how to play the saxophone.
Special Skills: I like to incorporate stretching in my massages.
What you LOVE about what you do: I love the expression on people’s faces when you’ve helped them get passed a physical pain or tension they didn’t know could go away. How thankful clients are is what keeps me motivated to continue to work towards helping people get through their days or make their day that much better.