Key Staff

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The Spa at Newport Marriott Staff.

Guests are in good hands at The Spa at Newport Marriott. The experienced team at The Spa provides a wide range of services, many of which incorporate marine and aromatherapy themes, in harmony with our seaside location.

Courtney DePerro – Spa and Fitness Manager

Courtney has been the Spa Manager for The Spa at Newport Marriott since the spa opened in May 2009. She has been a licensed massage therapist for the past 13 years and brings a world of international expertise to The Spa at Newport Marriott. She has worked around the world performing massage treatments and upon returning to her native Rhode Island she concentrated her practice in medical spas. For the past 8 years Courtney has brought a long, varied repertoire of relaxing, healthy body treatments to her managerial position at The Spa at Newport Marriott. In the past year Courtney has been overseeing the New Studio Fit at The Marriott. The new health club has over 300 members and offers many options for studio classes such as Spin, Yoga and Cardio.

Laura – Spa Supervisor

Laura joined The Spa team back in 2012, starting as the concierge and working her way up to supervisor. She loves Newport and the people that call it home, and takes great pride in welcoming new visitors to her city by the sea. Having lived in Newport since she was a child, Laura knows all the best places to shop, dine, and explore. Her personal favorite Aquidneck Island location is the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, where she enjoys walking the ocean-view trails and sketching the local wildlife and flora.

Jennifer – Lead Hair and Nail Technician

Jennifer has had a passion for the beauty industry for as long as she can remember. She has worked at The Spa at Newport Marriott for over seven years and is dedicated to giving her guests the best customer service and makes sure everyone leaves looking and feeling their best. She has been a cosmetologist for over 15 years and has been through extensive training on cutting and styling. She is a professional makeup artist who specializes in Bridal Artistry. Jennifer is highly educated on Goldwell color and GloMinerals makeup. She is constantly keeping up with current hair and makeup trends in the industry.

Alaina – Hair Stylist and Nail Technician

Alaina has been a stylist for over 15 years. She chose the hair industry because she likes to make people look and feel good. Her primary goal is to continue her education with the latest trends in the beauty industry. When she is not helping others, Alaina enjoys photography. Alaina specializes in beautiful formal hair and bridal styles.

Kim- Hair Stylist and Nail Technician

Kim has been a stylist for over four years and specializes in hair color services, braiding, and men’s cuts. She’s always up to date with the latest hair trends and loves trying new, elaborate styles. Kim sometimes uses her family members as models for her latest styling creations, much to their delight. On her days off, Kim loves going to the park with her children, running around in the sun and having fun.

David – Massage Therapist

David has been a massage therapist since 2005. He holds a black belt in Shaolin Kempo Karate and has been a heavy metal drummer for the past 30 years. He also enjoys cooking and Sci-fi movies. David has helped to create many of the body treatments here at The Spa and specializes in our Cliff Walk Foot Ritual and Therapeutic Cascading massage. He understands the importance for a person to be relaxed and able to move freely with less pain and discomfort.

Candace – Massage Therapist

Candace has been a massage therapist for 21 years. She got started in massage business because she was always interested in muscle movement. Candace is very active and in her spare time she enjoys hiking and Tai Chi. She strives to continue to help others improve their overall health and well-being through massage therapy. Candace specializes in our Warm River Stone massage for deep relaxation.

Carol – Massage Therapist

Carol has been a massage therapist for 17 years. Carol had her own practice for 12 years and has since come to The Spa. She decided to get into massage and body work because she benefitted so much from it herself, that she felt the need to pass on the same feeling to others. When she is not busy healing guests, she loves to read, sew, and entertain at her home. Carol works hard at her craft and continued her education to include Reiki and energy work, Thai Table and Lomi Lomi. She specializes in our Heaven to Earth treatment, and our Deep Muscle Massage.

Barbara-Massage Therapist

Barbara has been practicing massage therapy for 14 years. Her curriculum also includes the benefits of hydrotherapy. She believes it is essential for all beings to receive the many nurturing qualities that therapeutic massage has to offer. In her free time she enjoys the company of her loved ones as well as being outdoors, gardening and cooking.  She also has a great love for animals.

Catherine – Massage Therapist and Esthetician

Catherine has been in the spa industry for 11 years now. She started in this industry in esthetics and decided to go back and get her massage therapy license as well because she knows how important it is to feel good from the inside out. With massage and skin care you can achieve both. On her days off Catherine enjoys spending quality time with her family. Her mission is to leave her guests feeling rejuvenated allowing their inner glow to shine through. She specializes in our Illiumlayer Facial and our Therapeutic Cascading Massage.

Shaley – Esthetician

Shaley is our full time Esthetician, she has been practicing Esthetics for 3 years now. She has always had a passion for makeup and skin even before she was licensed. She worked as a freelance makeup artist for several years, traveling around New England for wedding parties, proms and other special events. Aside from Shaley’s love of the health and beauty industry she is the lead singer in her band called Dr. Slick with her brothers. She enjoys traveling between Boston, Newport and many other locations to entertain. Shaley has many talents in different fields of work and stays busy! It’s great to have her as part of the team.

Kerin – Esthetician

Kerin has been working in the skin care industry for over 14 years, during this time she has gained knowledge and experience in all aspects of the skin care industry. Since graduating with a Masters Esthetics License in 2002, she has continued her education to stay up with current makeup and skin care trends. Kerin specializes in customized facials, Anti-aging treatments, Chemical Peels, waxing and Bridal/Special event makeup. As a skin care therapist she understands how pigmentation, acne and premature aging not only put your skin in jeopardy, but also your self-esteem and confidence. She believes that it is important to provide her guests with the knowledge and tools to reach their skin care goals. She is passionate about her profession and is committed to giving her clients a treatment that is so much more than just a facial.

Kate – Esthetician

Originally from Massachusetts, Kate has been in the beauty industry for over 13 years and has worked at prestigious spas around the country such as The Marriott-St. Thomas USVI, The Ritz-Carlton-St. Thomas USVI. Kate has continued her education with certifications as well as training in numerous product lines and treatments. She specializes in all esthetic treatments including those for rosacea, acne, anti-aging as well as make-up artistry, waxing, and body treatments. Additionally, she is devoted to holistic health and is Reiki I certified. She has a real passion as well as dedication for her work. The client’s spa experience is of upmost importance and Kate gives each her all. In her downtime, Kate enjoys spending time with friends and family and is an avid Boston Bruins fan.