Like a true community, let's make meaningful connections. Aimed at
helping ISPA members discover each other, share one another's passions
and inspirations, and hopefully kick-start warm introductions among peers,
this section called Social Connections is all about building bridges. Share
your passion with Pulse and see yourself featured in this section.
1. BOOK CURRENTLY READING: Quiet: The Power of
Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain.
It’s so hard to find real quiet time in this day and age. Ah,
the beautiful world of spa helps with that!
PHYTOMER GROUP BRANDS
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
2. FAVORITE TRAVEL DESTINATION: Lake Powell—
what a magical place to me. I love the contrast between the
desert red rocks and the lake. Nothing beats having fun
playing water sports all day then camping out at night
seeing the billions of beautiful stars cascading across the
sky with the tall cliffs and alcoves amidst them. It’s one of
my favorite places to go on vacation.
3. MOST USED APP(S): Zappos. Not sure if it’s my most
used app, but I can’t resist a cute pair of shoes!
4. INSPIRATIONAL LEADER OR BUSINESS ICON:
My mother, Anneli Johnson, is truly an inspirational
leader and business icon in my life. Though very
feminine, sweet and kind, she has been courageous
all her life. She served on the army payroll at age 13,
played on an all boys hockey team as a teenager and
the list goes on. As an esthetician and massage
therapist in Finland, she immigrated to the United
States in 1963 as a single mother of three little girls
to start a new life. She was and is always such an
inspiration, has helped so many people, and loved
what she did (and still does at 91 years of age).
It was her influence that sparked a true love and
admiration within me for the spa industry.
5. CAN’T-LIVE-WITHOUT ACCESSORY: I can’t live
without a really good facial moisturiz er and my hair
6. FAVORITE SPA TREATMENT: Nothing beats a
good detoxifying seaweed wrap followed by a
relaxing massage. You feel so clean, relaxed, yet
FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE TO SUPPORT: I love
supporting causes that help children, battered
women and families.
ONE SUPERPOWER YOU’D LOVE TO HAVE: If I
had a super power, I would like to have super
intelligence. If you have that, you can figure out how
to accomplish almost everything else, right?
FAVORITE “ME” TIME ACTIVITY: Enjoying the
outdoors, whether it’s going for a hike or climb in the
mountains, a walk in the neighborhood or sitting
outside on the patio enjoying a good book while
listening to the birds chirping in the background. ■