Pulse May / June 2022 | Page 4


THE 2022 ISPA CONFERENCE IS FINALLY HERE , and so many members of the ISPA family are — at long last — back together in person . We have waited for more than two years for this time to arrive , and it feels especially appropriate that we are coming together in spring . It ’ s a time of rebirth and shedding of the lethargy and darkness of a long winter ’ s night . The days are brighter , the air fresher .
This is an exciting time of reawakening and reimagination for our industry too . We are like pioneers charting a new way forward together , exploring the possibilities of what our world will be as we emerge from the uncertainty of the last two years and into a future that we will play a big role in shaping .
At ISPA , we are turning towards tomorrow as well . We are welcoming a new slate of board members at this Conference , each of whom are already making their impact felt across the industry . As an association , we are preparing to address the work shortages that continue to complicate our daily operations , and we are looking closely at the role we can play in developing the leaders of tomorrow in the spa industry .
My hope for ISPA and for our industry is that we continue to support one another in meaningful ways and that the spirit of togetherness and unity that we have built over the past two years becomes a lasting reservoir of love , respect and great compassion . So , as you move between Knowledge Builder sessions , the Expo floor and other exciting events over the next few days , let the spirit of spring infuse your interactions with new friends and those you ’ ve known for years . Hug one another with gusto and laugh with abandon until tears of joy streak your smiling face . Celebrate and savor the feeling of coming together once again with this incredible community — I know I will .
Patrick Huey The ‘ Quin House
Kelleye Martin The Edgewater Spa
Todd Shaw Fountain Life
Michelle Adams Somerville Woodstock Inn & Resort
Brennan Evans Trilogy Spa Holdings
Lynelle Lynch Bellus Academy
Dawn MacLellan St . Andrews Country Club
Jay Muller Eight Sleep
Frank Pitsikalis Foundation Chair Agilysys ResortSuite
Eric Savage Freedom Spa , LLC
Jessica Timberlake Éminence Organic Skin Care
ADVISOR TO THE BOARD Garrett Mersberger
Lynne McNees President International SPA Association
MEDICAL ADVISOR Brent A . Bauer , MD Mayo Clinic
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