Kate joined Ojai Valley Inn’s spa management team in 2010. Her passion for excellence in luxury spa experiences paired with her innovative spirit have helped strengthen the renowned reputation Spa Ojai holds in the industry. In recent years, Kate has expanded wellness programming at Spa Ojai to include creative, spiritual, and nutritional elements and has introduced signature experiences that are exclusive to Ojai. Additionally, her role includes identifying, developing, driving passion for green initiatives; focusing on opportunities to make the Ojai Valley Inn a more sustainably-minded organization. Under Kate‘s leadership, Spa Ojai has been awarded the Preferred Hotels Pineapple Award recognizing Leadership in Sustainability for the 2017 Single-Use Plastic Free initiative and won an ISPA Innovation Award in 2018 for a Holistic Approach to Workplace Wellness Initiative. She has a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of California, Santa Barbara and eight years of previous spa and wellness leadership experience with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.