Director of Spa, Fitness & Beauty for Resorts
Sam is responsible for driving alignment and innovation across Canyon Ranch resort and retreat locations. She is also hard at work with the development of destination spas within new Canyon Ranch properties and its urban wellness clubs.
BA, The Catholic University of America, English and Communications
Sam has worked with Canyon Ranch for nearly 13 years, starting as the Spa Director for the Lenox property. Her expertise and experience led her in 2019 to the role of Corporate Spa Director, before taking on her current position as Director of Spa, Fitness & Beauty for Resorts. In this role, she focuses on developing and implementing new spa concepts, treatments, programs, retail, and partnerships
Sam has in-depth knowledge and experience within spa management. Before finding her way to Canyon Ranch, she worked as Spa Director for multiple luxury resorts, including: Cranwell Spa and Golf Resort of Lenox, Mass., Topnotch Resort and Spa in Stowe, Vermont, and The Lodge and Spa of Cordillera, in Vail Valley, Colo. She started her career as part of the opening team for the New York-based Equinox Spa and Clarins Institute.
When not working, Sam loves to go on outdoor excursions; from hiking in the Berkshires, to walks in Central Park. She can also be found researching and trying (any and all) spa products. Her favorite place, however, is on Martha's Vineyard with her family. When asked for words to live by, she refers to advice from Canyon Ranch founder Mel Zuckerman who told her to ask, when worried about something, “Will it matter in 5 years?”
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