We value supporting Arizona’s spa and wellness professionals, providers, and community by sharing important information, tools, and resources that nurture healthy lifestyles and ignite personal and professional growth. Facilitating great relationships and building new bridges is our way of giving back to support the industry we love.
Our Association is organized through Arizona regional leadership with a group of industry leaders who are working passionately in their field. If you are interested in volunteering or becoming involved with the Association, we would love to hear from you!
Starting her career in 1994, Mia transitioned from operations into consulting in 2001. She specializes in strategic foresight, market and feasibility studies, facility planning, conversions, and new development. Mia has successfully predicted some of the leading market shifts in the industry since 2004. After resolving a personal health crisis in 2010, Mia founded the Arizona Spa & Wellness Association in 2012. The Association was created to serve as a regional platform to foster information sharing between wellness providers, healers, key stakeholders, spas, and educators to support industry innovation and growth.
Mia is the Managing Director of Spa and Wellness Consulting for HVS. She is the Founder and CEO of Mackman|ES , a comprehensive, future-ready, spa and wellness consultancy. She works with owners, investors, hotel and mixed-use property developers, hospitality organizations and global groups. Mia was appointed an official visiting Judge for the World Spa and Wellness Awards in 2016. She is a member of the Hotel Business Review- Editorial Board for Hotel Executives, and Champs the Wellness, Lifestyle and Spa- World Panel for Hospitality Net.
Kirk began his career in 1990 and his career with DMB Sports assisting with the opening of the Gainey Village Health Club and Spa. He managed the Spa at Rancho Manana on behalf of the Ambage for two years. In 2007 he joined the pre-opening team at the Joya Spa at the Montelucia Resort and Spa where he worked with Sabrina Cormack to develop that project for two years. In 2010 Kirk returned to the Gainey Village where he is currently Spa Director. He has been on the advisory board for the Arizona State University Spa Certification Program and has taught various aspects of Spa Management at Pima Medical Institute, Phoenix Therapeutic Massage College, Cortiva Institute and Southwest Institute of Healing Arts.
Angee is a distinguished leader in the spa and wellness industry with more than 20 years of spa management and development. She has gained recognition by establishing corporate financial strategies as a controller, driving guest service initiatives and conceptual development for unique spas by enhancing existing properties by refining current operations. Angee currently serves as the Senior Director of Spas for Hyatt Hotels and the Area Director of Spas for Hyatt Resorts in Scottsdale, Arizona. She served two years on the advisory board for The Spa and Resort Expo and Conference, a panel expert for ISPA and guest speaker for Ragatz Resort Real Estate Conference. She is often a featured spa authority on television, radio, print and with social influencers.
In 1995 Marissa was working at a privately owned cosmetic company when a recruiter convinced her to accept an interview with a local day spa that was looking for a Director. It was a rainy and gloomy day when she walked into this gorgeous space with gentle music playing and softly lit candles scenting the air; she instantly felt at home. She fell in love that day and began her spa journey, learning spa from the ground up. Marissa is a native of Tucson and has spent 12 years in her current location at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa. Her focus is on creating an environment that is a sanctuary to her community, team and guests.