Spa Director, The Spa at Renaissance Sonoma, Sonoma, California
Patty is a longtime, trusted leader at the The Spa at Renaissance Sonoma, (formerly Raindance Spa) a Marriott Resort and Spa, centered in her hometown of Sonoma, California. With a degree in Physical Education from UC Davis, she began her career as a tennis pro traveling extensively with Club Med. Upon returning to the US, her career in health and fitness developed as she served roles such as Personal Trainer, Athletic Director and on to General Manager for a Tennis & Fitness Club in Colorado.
Homesick for California, she landed at the Lodge in 2004 where she has focused on creating a spa and wellness offering to serve visitors and Bay Area natives. Her leadership has led the resort to achieve consistent rankings in the top 100 Spas by Conde Nast. Serving as both a Day Spa and a Resort Spa, Patty beautifully balances her offerings to focus on wholistic wellness and luxury. Her Spa was the first in North America to use professional grade chemical free procedures improving the well-being of her staff and guests. She is most proud of the passionate, talented and nurturing team that delivers an authentic spa experience.
Patty serves on the Green Spa Network Membership Committee as well as the Marriott International Spa Advisory Council for the Americas.
She takes a prized Bikram Yoga class whenever time allows and fits tennis, running and hiking into her Superhero agenda as often as she can.
Superpower: Strength and Empathy
My mission as a Beauty Superhero: To nurture and empower others to adopt a balanced and healthy lifestyle.