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29 Quincy Circle  /  Seaside, Florida  32459

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Staff

Linda Evans LaCook

Owner, Esthetician

Linda was born in California and raised in the mountains of Northern Utah. She completed her undergraduate and master’s degrees and began a business career which would move her and her family to various locations in the USA and Europe. Linda also traveled for her work, and on her free time visited some of the best spas in the world. She accepted a role in Panama City in 2005 which led her to the beautiful beaches on 30a and the opportunity to pursue her dream of working in health and wellness.  She developed a concept for a spa and in 2009, she decided on Seaside for the location. She attended Step Ahead Cosmetology School in Panama City and received her Esthetician license in 2009. Over the next six months, she remodeled the site, hired the personnel and developed the menu of services. The spa opened on April 15, 2010, completing Linda’s vision to provide upscale services in a relaxing, welcoming and personal environment

 

 

April Gallagher

MA54413, Spa Manager, Lead Massage Therapist

April has been in the spa industry for 20 years. Although she has lived most of her life in the Southern States, she started as a Spa Coordinator at the Lodge and Spa and Cordillera in Edwards, Colorado. There, she was mentored by several massage therapists and ultimately made the decision to become a therapist herself. A graduate of the Boulder College of Massage Therapy in Boulder, Colorado, April has been a practicing Massage Therapist for 15 years. April loves doing spa treatments such as body scrubs, wraps and hot stones. Her specialties also include Prenatal and Postpartum, Deep Tissue, Integrative, and Relaxation Massage. April has been a Massage Therapy instructor for 12 years and she is currently an instructor in Swedish and Hydrotherapy at Soothing Arts School of Healing Therapies in Miramar Beach, Florida.

 

 

Cindy Black

MA79988, Massage Therapist

Cindy is from Norfolk, Virginia but spent many years in Vail, Colorado. Cindy has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for 23 years. She enjoys helping people improve their quality of life through massage.

 

 

 

Dee Personett

MA84978, Massage Therapist

Dee is from Baltimore, Maryland, but has spent a lot of time in Alaska and Colorado. Dee attended Full Circle School of Massage and has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for 14 years. Dee says that massage gives her a sense of purpose knowing that she has made her clients feel better. Dee is an expert at Deep Tissue and Sports Massage and utilizes various techniques in her services. Although Dee has spent many summers in Alaska working a fly fishing lodges, she has also fallen in love with the Emerald Coast.

 

 

Cindy Buuck – Lead Nail Technician and Esthetician

Cindy is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, who relocated to the Emerald Coast after vacationing here and falling in love with the area in 2003. Cindy received her Manicurist License in 2008 and has been working as a Nail Technician in spas on 30a ever since. Cindy helped open Beach Ready Spa in 2010 and specializes in manicures, pedicures, shellac, French polish and paraffin treatments. Cindy was always interested in skin care and attended Soothing Arts School in Miramar Beach to expand her skills and further her career in Esthetics. Cindy is passionate about giving her clients the best in nail and skin care.

 

 

Diana Johnston – Nail Tech, Esthetician, Spa Coordinator

Diana is originally from Revloc, Pennsylvania. Diana been coming to the Emerald Coast since the mid-2000’s and as Active Duty Air Force in 2000, she was stationed at Eglin Air Force Base in Ft. Walton. She decided to stay in the area to be near her grandparents and raise her own children. She was looking for a change in career and attended Soothing Arts School of Healing Therapies in Miramar Beach to become a triple-licensed therapist. She has been an Esthetician since 2015 and a Nail Technician since 2016. Diana loves her new career because she gets to meet new people every day, helping them to feel better about themselves through facials, back facials, waxing, shellac/gel polishing and paraffin treatments. Diana also enjoys being one of the Spa Coordinators.

 

 

Brenna McAllister – MA84719, Licensed Massage Therapist

& Kiowa – Trained PTSD Service Dog

Brenna is an EMT and physical therapy technician. She is currently working on a Bachelor of Science degree in Alternative Medicine. She attended Soothing Arts in Miramar Beach for her Massage Therapy license. Brenna visited the Emerald Coast on a long weekend while serving in the Army and fell in love with the beaches. Brenna was a sergeant in the US Army, recipient of the Combat Medical Badge, has PTSD and service dog (Kiowa), and is a 3rd degree blackbelt in Taekwondo. After Brenna left the Army, a co-worker at the Physical Therapy clinic where she worked recommended that she try massage school. She likes that she can help people heal on many levels, whether it be physical or psychological. Her specialty is medical massage.

Kiowa is a 4yr old mixed breed trained to mitigate symptoms of Brenna’s PTSD. She is a sweet dog and has quickly become the spa’s new mascot. Please ask before interacting with Kiowa as she is working, too.

 

 

Bridget McCann

Spa Coordinator

Bridget is a Florida native and, after years of traveling, has chosen to settle on the beautiful Emerald Coast. She will happily help you get the right appointments booked so you can maximize your relaxation time!

 

 

 

 

Jesse McCormick

Nail Tech, Esthetician

Jesse hails from Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Land of 10,000 Lakes. After finishing her cosmetology training up north, she eagerly packed her bags and found her new home on the Emerald Coast. Jesse specializes in fun and creative nail art. From chrome powders to ombres, just give her an idea and she’ll make it happen! During her downtime, Jesse loves to be creative and  her bubbly personality is contagious!

 

 

Lynn Raymond

MA56778, Lead Esthetician and Massage Therapist

Lynn is a native of New Hampshire, but has made Florida her home for the past 10 years. Lynn trained at the North-Eastern Institute of Whole Health in New Hampshire to become a Licensed Massage Therapist. She has been practicing massage therapy for 18 years. Lynn always had a passion for skin care. She attended Florida Step Ahead School of Cosmetology in 2010 and became a licensed Esthetician. Lynn is also trained in Demagogical and Arcona Skin Care lines. Lynn enjoys working with clients to develop results-driven skin care routines that combine both professional services and home care, while helping them correct individual skin issues and maintain healthy skin. She loves her work and is dedicated to supporting and guiding people in their pursuit to discover their highest self. Each service Lynn provides is given with the goal of creating an ultra-nourishing experience that awakens the skin and soothes the soul.

 

 

Robbie Smith – MA47819, Massage Therapist

Robbie was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and moved to Florida in 1995. She attended Gulf Coast Community College and Haney Technical. She has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for 12 years. Robbie loves being a massage therapist, takes pride in her work, whether the massage is medical, therapeutic, hot stone or deep tissue. If you like football, ask Robbie about her favorite team!

 

 

Tetiana Svyrydiuk – MA84611, Licensed Massage Therapist

Tetiana was born in the western part of the Ukraine. She is a graduate of the University in Lutsk. Tetiana moved to the Sunshine State 4 years ago. She has always been interested in working with people. She believes massage therapy is one of the most beneficial forms of therapy. Her motto is “Revitalize your body, revitalize your soul.”

 

 

Stephanie Thomas – MA85271, Massage Therapist

Stephanie is a native of Biloxi, Mississippi. She received her degree in Psychology from the University of Montevallo. Because she enjoys helping people relieve stress in a healthy way, she decided to return to school and become a Licensed Massage Therapist.

 

 

 

 

 

29 Quincy Circle  /  Seaside, Florida  32459  - (850) 468-0925