Grand Spa Personnel
Luane McWhorter is the proud owner of Grand Spa, and loves talking about the business and her talented staff. Ms McWhorter has owned the Grand Spa since early 2007 and is one of two Spas she owns. Ms Whorter is married with 3 children and has been involved in the beauty industry her entire career. She started as an Account Executive for a prestigious skincare line and worked her way into owning and managing her own businesses since 1999. She has a passion for the Spa industry and making people feel welcomed, relaxed and better when they walk out of the Grand Spa. Ms. McWhorter gives back to the community with many fundraising events throughout the year and her constant donations to non-profits. “I love what I do!” says McWhorter “and I look forward to continuing to grow and serve the community.”
Amanda McWhorter-Markwald has been the General Manager at Grand Spa for almost 3 years and has worked in the Spa industry for over 11 years. Amanda has a Business and Communications Degree from TCU. Before she became the General Manager she worked in various roles within the industry beginning as a Laundry Attendant, a Front Desk Coordinator and then as an Account Executive for different products lines sold within the spa industry. She has a had a passion for the Spa and Wellness industry since she was a young girl, growing up with a mom that has always been in the industry. “The Spa industry is all I know!”, says Amanda and she continues to stay up to date with the industries trends and changes by attending regular Spa and Salon conferences and educational expos. Amanda has been married to Mike Markwald for a little over two years and they have a 6 month old baby girl, Sienna!
Master Massage Therapist and Spa Training Manager
Kerry Sullivan is an original member of the Grand Spa having worked here since the opening in 1998. A Master Massage Therapist and Spa Training Manager specializing in Total Body Wellness. A few of Kerry’s many strengths involve Deep Therapy Massage, Detoxing, Contouring, and Remineralizing the body as well as Nutrition and Fitness. Kerry has always had a passion for Well Being and she enjoy motivating others to achieve their personal challenges and goals. Kerry is involved with volunteering for the Dallas SPCA , Stray Dog Rescue of Texas, and Meals on Wheels.
Massage Department Manager
Anna Poché, born in Dallas raised in Plano, Texas. She has been with the luxurious Grand Spa since its inception. She quickly began her career as a Licensed Therapist after graduating from the prestigious Sterling Health Center. Anna is married to her husband Johnny who is a Chef. Anna and Johnny both love being outdoors and staying active whether its yoga or weight training. They both enjoy preparing healthy meals together for their two amazing daughters Layla and Morgan. Layla and Morgan are both very active in gymnastics and cheerleading. Anna is continuously learning new modalities of massage. Anna considers the Grand Spa her home away from home! She is thankful to be able to take care of her clients in such a great place.
Nail Department Manager
Patricia Sancho has worked in the Spa and Salon industry for almost 13 years, three and a half of those years here at Grand Spa. Originally from Costa Rica Patricia worked at the Four Seasons Resort and Spa and B’Salon and Spa before moving to the United States with her husband Alex. Patricia is licensed as a Nail Technician and Hair Stylist who loves to take care of her clients by always giving the best service possible. Patricia believes that life is a group of occurrences that motivate us to be the best possible person we can be. She loves that she is able to get to know people from around the world and share their stories and points of view, she says “My clients remind me how fortunate I am to be in the spa business.” A business where she learns of the different life events in which her clients experience that she uses to motivate herself and grow. “Thank you to all of my clients for allowing me to be apart of your stories and continually reminding me how beautiful life truly is.”
Lauren Eyer is the Aesthetics Manager of Grand Spa and has been overseeing her department since February of 2013. She originally began her career in the beauty industry for “vanity-based” reasons (to stop aging!) but has developed a true passion for skincare and the chemistry/ingredients involved in both maintaining general skin health and in treating all conditions. Lauren originally hails from Philadelphia, PA, but has now lived in Dallas for 6 years. Before entering the field of aesthetics, Lauren attended a handful of fine arts institutes, graduating with a degree in fine arts/painting and a minor in Art History. She has a penchant for 1960s fashion, music and spy films, is an avid reader of comics!
Meet our Hair Team
Front Desk Staff
Meet our Front Desk Team!
Caroline, Kylie, Victoria, Jessica and Jasmine!