Bren Evans, Spa Manager
Bren is originally from Wisconsin. He went to Soma Institute in Chicago IL, graduating in 2004 in medical massage and has continued his education in the beauty and wellness industry, specializing in medical massage, rehabilitative massage, and sports massage.
He has a passion and a diverse back round in the spa industry. He has previously managed, owned, and operated spas. Bren was the Spa Program Manager at Sunstate Academy, where he wrote, taught and managed massage, aesthetic, and nail programs. In addition he is a continuing education provider for massage therapy for many modalities. He truly believes that education is the key to wellness for all in our future.
Cheryl Patton, Esthetician
Born and raised on the shores of Lake Erie, Pa., Cheryl is a lover of Nature and brings it into her practice with essential oils and knowledge of natural remedies.
Cheryl has been an Optician for 28 years but her first love is holistic teachings, having been educated as a Percussionist and Esthetician. She has worked with Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons where she trained in medical facials.
She is well-known for her Epiwave facials but truly enjoys just giving members an amazing skin service.
Jing Wu, Massage Therapist & Esthetician
Jing was born and grew up in Dalian, in the North West part of China. After graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce at the Harbin University of China, Jing eventually went onto the position of Manager of the World Trade Center of China Mall in Tumen, China.
Realizing her passion for the American dream to experience the freedoms and opportunities available in the United States, Jing emigrated in 2009 and trained to obtain her national certification as a Massage Therapist and Esthetician.
Jings expertise is demonstrated in her spa services and she thoroughly enjoys helping people feel better after a relaxing or invigorating treatment.
Sally Forsman, Massage Therapist
Sally has always been fascinated by massage therapy and natural healing. At the age of 12 she took her first class in the basics of massage therapy and began receiving massages on a regular basis. When it came time to choose a career path, Sally chose what she loved. She graduated from the massage therapy program at the Minnesota School of Business in 2007 and was immediately hired by a local Chiropractic office.
She has continued her education by taking courses in Craniosacral Therapy, Bamboosage, MPS Ultimate Pain Therapy, Reflexology and Introduction to the Raindrop technique.
IRINA KOPPEL, BARBER
Irina is our Spa's Barber. She has been cutting hair for 22 years. Originally from Russia, she lived in Hoboken, New Jersey until 2017 when she relocated to Naples with her family.
Karina Imacolato, Esthetician & Beauty Professional
Karina is our "multi-tasker", working in the Beauty Salon cutting and styling Ladies hair as well as being one of our Estheticians and wax specialists.
Muriel Perez, Esthetician & Cosmetologist
Muriel has been working at Vineyards Country Club since 2005 in the Ladies locker room department. She went to school after hours to study cosmetology and skin care. She works in both the Clubhouse and the Wellness Center.
Angela Paximadi, Esthetician & Nail Professional
Angela is originally from Maldova. She has worked at many major resorts on Marco Island and in Naples and previous to that worked in Customer Service.
Dennis Peek, Massage Therapist
Dennis has lived in Naples 7 years. Originally from Reno Nevada, he attended Clarke School of Massage in Tampa. Now practicing for 8 years, he specializes in sports massage, deep tissue, medical massage and myofascial release.
Fran Plant, Nail Professional
Fran is originally from China where she worked as a Nail Technician and Massage Therapist. She moved to the U.S. in 2013 and attended Pro Nail School of Orlando for additional training.
Wilmer Espaillat, Massage Therapist
Wilmer began his Massage career in 2005. He specializes in pain management and limited range of motion disorders. With an array of skills from Deep Tissue to Myofascial release, and a strong knowledge of human anatomy, you can rest assured you’re in good hands.
Shanti Maveal, Massage Therapist