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Kathy Gabriel
Spa Director
Kathy has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for 27 years and an Esthetician since 2007. She has owned/managed several spas in the Myrtle Beach area, including the former Royale Day Spa. With a passion for the spa industry, Kathy’s goal is to ensure that every guest has a relaxing and rejuvenating spa experience.

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Wende Turner
Receptionist
Wende was born and raised on the west coast. She grew up in the small town of Pacifica, just south of San Francisco, CA. After high school, she attended San Francisco State University where she graduated with a degree in meteorology. After a short career as a weather producer with ABC TV, she moved to the beautiful red rocks of Sedona, AZ and raised two wonderful sons. In late 2018, she and her husband, a South Carolina native, moved to Myrtle Beach to experience life on the east coast. Wende began her spa career with Hilton Eforea Spa in 2014 where she was honored as Employee of the Year. She joined Spa33 in January 2019.

Kelly Saylor Receptionist   Kelly moved from Pennsylvania to Myrtle Beach and holds a BA in Exercise and Sport Science from Coastal Carolina University. After graduation, she proceeded to work in a fast-paced environment, ensuring clients received the proper treatments at a physical therapy clinic. She is passionate about the water, which made the move to the beach a natural fit. With encouragement from friends and family, Kelly started her job as concierge at Spa33. In her free time, Kelly loves spending time with her step-daughter, Paisley. She also enjoys being outside, reading and cleaning. Grateful for an amazing group of co-workers, Kelly takes pride in ensuring that each guest leaves relaxed and carefree.

Kelly Saylor
Receptionist
Kelly moved from Pennsylvania to Myrtle Beach and holds a BA in Exercise and Sport Science from Coastal Carolina University. After graduation, she proceeded to work in a fast-paced environment, ensuring clients received the proper treatments at a physical therapy clinic. She is passionate about the water, which made the move to the beach a natural fit. With encouragement from friends and family, Kelly started her job as concierge at Spa33. In her free time, Kelly loves spending time with her step-daughter, Paisley. She also enjoys being outside, reading and cleaning. Grateful for an amazing group of co-workers, Kelly takes pride in ensuring that each guest leaves relaxed and carefree.

 
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Kara Craven
Master Hair Stylist
Kara Craven is a master hair stylist with over ten years of professional experience. She excels in creating customized looks for each client, using a vast array of cutting, styling, and coloring techniques. She is a color specialist who prides herself on continuing education to maintain proficiency in the latest trends. Kara has a passion for her craft and loves using creativity and artistry to make her clients look and feel their best.

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Suzanne Cross
Licensed Massage Therapist
Suzanne moved to Myrtle Beach in 2018 because of her love for the ocean and her fond childhood memories. She has been practicing as a Licensed Massage Therapist for over three years. She is passionate about helping others feel their very best. From relieving stress and anxiety, to alleviating muscle pain and tension, she is dedicated to exceeding the expectations of each and every client she encounters. During her spare time, Suzanne enjoys being among family, friends, and nature, as well as reading, swimming, and taking peaceful walks on the beach.

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Jon Kiser
Licensed Massage Therapist
Jon Kiser has resided in Myrtle Beach since 2009, after a six-year career with the US Navy. He holds Associate’s degrees in both Business and Massage Therapy. His specialty areas are deep tissue, trigger point, sports stretching, and craniosacral techniques. Jon is also skilled in the arts of Reiki, yoga, meditation, as well as most things spiritual.

 
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Frances Ledesma
Licensed Massage Therapist
Licensed Esthetician
Frances has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2011 and a Licensed Esthetician since 2015. She was born in North Carolina, but has resided in Myrtle Beach since 2010. She's a Carolinian-girl at heart with a great sense of southern hospitality. She strives to make each guest who comes to her spa have the best experience possible – leaving them with a positive, lasting impression.

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Rhonda Marvel
Licensed Massage Therapist
Licensed Esthetician
As an advocate of seeking wellness through manual body therapies and skin care modalities, Rhonda strives to demonstrate both compassion and confidence in her work, helping each client feel their personal best.

Born and raised in the “First State” of Delaware, Rhonda made the big move to Myrtle Beach in the summer of 2016. She loves late afternoons on the beach flying a kite, riding pillion on her boyfriend’s Harley, and traveling to visit family and friends around the country.

Rhonda is extremely grateful for the opportunity to work with so many amazing people from all walks of life and truly looks forward to each day at the Spa33!

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Ricardo E. Nelson
Licensed Massage Therapist
Ricardo E. Nelson is a Licensed Massage Therapist with over five years of experience. He is a dedicated therapist who enjoys making a difference in the lives of patients through massage therapy. His interest in therapeutic massage began years ago while searching for a career that would allow him to help people in a stress-free environment.

Ricardo graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Miller-Motte Technical College in North Charleston, SC. He is well trained in a variety of massage therapy modalities including Swedish, deep tissue, neuromuscular, myofascial, sports, and medical massage, as well as trigger point therapy.

 
Melanie Newsome Licensed Massage Therapist   Melanie Newsome has called the Grand Strand home for over 40 years. A licensed massage therapist for 11 years, she has enjoyed serving guests of Kingston Plantation for nearly 8 of those years. She has made many friends and creates a memorable guest experience every time. Melanie loves what she does and can't imagine doing anything else.

Melanie Newsome
Licensed Massage Therapist
Melanie Newsome has called the Grand Strand home for over 40 years. A licensed massage therapist for 11 years, she has enjoyed serving guests of Kingston Plantation for nearly 8 of those years. She has made many friends and creates a memorable guest experience every time. Melanie loves what she does and can't imagine doing anything else.

Adam Parks Licensed Massage Therapist   Adam graduated from Miller-Monte Technical College in 2015 with his Massage Certification. He specializes in myofascial release, which helps improve range of motion, circulation and flexibility. Adam makes his clients his priority and not only gives them a great massage, but also helps to educate them about how to relieve tension at home. Adam moved from Houston in 2012, and enjoys the outdoors with his dog when he's not cheering for the Texas Longhorns.

Adam Parks
Licensed Massage Therapist
Adam graduated from Miller-Monte Technical College in 2015 with his Massage Certification. He specializes in myofascial release, which helps improve range of motion, circulation and flexibility. Adam makes his clients his priority and not only gives them a great massage, but also helps to educate them about how to relieve tension at home. Adam moved from Houston in 2012, and enjoys the outdoors with his dog when he's not cheering for the Texas Longhorns.

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Chasia Taylor
Licensed Cosmetologist
A native South Carolinian, Chasia has been a licensed cosmetologist since 2014 although her passion for the beauty industry started at age twelve. She loves meeting new people and making them feel relaxed. Chasia forms a personal connection with her clients and strives for each one to leave feeling pampered with the best service ever!

Alaina Toohey Lead Esthetician   Alaina is our Licensed Esthetician. She has a strong passion for skincare and is devoted to helping others. In 2015, Alaina advanced her career by taking medical esthetics courses. She is highly skilled in facial treatments, waxing, airbrush makeup, microdermabrasion and chemical peels. Her favorite part about being an Esthetician is seeing immediate results and rebuilding the self-confidence of her clients. Alaina moved in 2006 from Bayonne, New Jersey, and now resides in Myrtle Beach with her four rescue dogs and two cats.

Alaina Doria
Lead Esthetician
Alaina is our Licensed Esthetician. She has a strong passion for skincare and is devoted to helping others. In 2015, Alaina advanced her career by taking medical esthetics courses. She is highly skilled in facial treatments, waxing, airbrush makeup, microdermabrasion and chemical peels. Her favorite part about being an Esthetician is seeing immediate results and rebuilding the self-confidence of her clients. Alaina moved in 2006 from Bayonne, New Jersey, and now resides in Myrtle Beach with her four rescue dogs and two cats.

Michael Coles
Massage Therapist
Mike, originally from Pennsylvania, is a long-term resident of South Carolina. He was first introduced to the benefit of massage therapy through his own athletic career. As a certified massage therapist, Mike is passionate about sports and deep tissue massage, reflexology and Reiki. To further his love of the healing and the healthcare field, Mike entered HGTC's Registered Nursing Program with the anticipated graduation date of 2020.