Go Biking My Newspaper Route was my First Career in Wellness
“I continue to be impressed by the dynamic, foresighted nature of our leaders.”
How did the company capture your interest?
I was part of the Solage hotel team when we first joined the Auberge Resorts Collection. I was thrilled to hear this news, as I knew how incredible the company was through fellow industry friends.
Has your view pre-employment and post-employment changed? If so, in what way?
I continue to be impressed by the dynamic, foresighted nature of our leaders. They establish a positive and supportive culture for everyone, which supports our growth and encourages us to define the personality of our properties and the unique experiences we offer to guests.
What was your first job?
I still remember the sound of the dawn chorus in our small village, when I woke up at 6 am to do my first-ever job at age 12. Delivering newspapers by bike was really my first career in wellness. I’ve been hooked ever since.
What is a typical day like for you?
From doing morning walkthroughs along the rosemary and mint-scented pathways of the spa herb garden and bathhouse pools to networking with potential vendors like Marie Veronique, no two days are the same. But my favorite parts of the day are when I have one-on-one mentoring time with my team and when I get to show off our talented, passionate team members while I’m touring our five-star resort to potential Club Solage members.
What are the most interesting aspects of your job?
I love developing effective ways to nurture my team at the hotel team while adding passionate and talented new members. I have such pride when someone gets a well-deserved promotion, and I relish opportunities to utilize my creative talents to develop new, unique experiences.
What advice would you give other people about succeeding in a luxury resort company?
From an astronaut at NASA developing jet engine propulsion technology to the CEO’s of the world’s greatest companies, I love having the opportunity to meet so many inspirational people. My best advice to prospective new team members is to listen more than you speak (I learned a lot from the astronaut), recognize each person you work with has the opportunity to teach you something valuable, and remember you can always be better at what you do. Always be curious. Always commit to excellence.
Fun Fact About Me: Because I love animals so much, I once rescued an injured coyote puppy that became an educational animal for a local rehabilitation center