Meet Our Wellness Architects
No stranger to high-stress roles and adverse conditions, Dr. Carmona has a career that spans military service, private and public health, globally recognized thought leadership in optimal health and wellness, and now: Chief of Health Innovation for Canyon Ranch.
Dr. Brewer knows that balancing a busy professional life along with personal wellness is all about finding a plan that works with your lifestyle. A specialist in family medicine, integrative medicine, preventative medicine and men’s health, he leads by example as Medical Director – Canyon Ranch Tucson.
Medical Director at Canyon Ranch Lenox Cynthia Geyer understands the importance of finding time to unplug and recharge – and inspires others to do the same in their own lives. Specializing in women’s health issues and dedicated to personal and prioritized service, Dr. Geyer helps to ensure that the Canyon Ranch experience embodies balance, health and restoration.
Inspired by the human longing and journey to become whole in body, mind, heart and spirit, Stephanie Ludwig, Director of Spiritual Wellness at Canyon Ranch Tucson, uses the world’s ancient wisdom traditions, grounded in sound contemporary research, to ensure guests receive exceptional spiritual care and guidance through innovative program offerings and experiences.
As Canyon Ranch Corporate Director of Exercise Physiology Mike Siemens has dedicated his life to exercise science, specializing in strength and aerobic conditioning, metabolic exercise testing data and custom exercise-program design. After almost 30 years with Canyon Ranch, Mike says he still goes home every evening feeling excited and fulfilled by the work he does.
Board-certified in internal medicine, Dr. Finley sets an inspiring example at Canyon Ranch Tucson, embracing the importance of taking care of the whole person – mind, body and spirit. In her work as an integrative medicine physician, she focuses on the details of each person and brings up topics that are often not discussed, such as spirituality and sexuality, in addition to traditional medicine.
As Life Management Director at Canyon Ranch Tucson, Amy Hawthorne encourages long-lasting, meaningful change through the cultivation of self-compassion and by gaining personal insight and awareness. With experience in addressing issues from trauma to many forms of addictions, she helps guests develop new strategies and practices to bring greater health, vitality and happiness into their lives.
Self-proclaimed lover of food, Lisa Powell has served as Director of Nutrition for Canyon Ranch Tucson, for more than two decades. A researcher and faculty member of the University of Arizona, she leads the Canyon Ranch team responsible for development and implementation of leading-edge, integrative nutrition services.
Combining a practical approach with nutritional priorities, Shawn Brisby is an all-start demo chef who makes healthy cooking easy for anyone. He learned to cook at Canyon Ranch, and now he’s eager to teach guests the techniques and tips that mean success in the kitchen – with minimum fuss and maximum results. His great joy is when return guests report on Ranch recipes they’ve tried at home.
Using all five senses and only the freshest, best ingredients, Executive Chef Russell Michel at Canyon Ranch Tucson creates culinary delights and surprises that nourish guests in body and spirit. Prior to coming to Canyon Ranch, Chef Russell was Iron Chef of Sacramento and he hosted a TV segment called “Ask a Chef,” promoting wellness as well as taste.
Business Director – Aesthetics Laura Hittleman knows the beauty industry and medical aesthetics can be very confusing and overwhelming at times. As a 30-year veteran of the integrative wellness brand, Laura strives to educate guests through her “less is more” philosophy and keen sense of product and service selection.